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This is a thread to discuss Lleyton's efforts for Australia in the Davis Cup this year Hopefully it will last a few ties

First up we're hosting Austria in Sydney from 4-6 March (I think)! Will they pull Scott Draper off the golf course or will Lleyton be forced to play all 4 singles matches himself?
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Re: Davis Cup 2005

Great minds, Jane.

I shall delete my thread. It's title is a bit much anyway.

I wonder if Mark has another miracle comeback in him.
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I'm not ready to give up on Mark yet! Hopefully, he'll be ready.
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Good luck to Lleyton and Australia

Also good look to New Zealand in their epic Asia/Oceania Zone II clash against the tennis giant that is Kazakhstan
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I hope so.

I'm not kidding. I am scared of Juergen Melzer.

Todd Reid seem to be taking a long time to blossom. I certainly haven't given up on him. Look at Alicia Molik - some players just take time, but he doesn't seem to be at all ready.

I worry about the doubles too. The team, aside from Lleyton, is getting very ancient in tennis terms.

Help! I can't figure out how to delete my thread.
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Re: Davis Cup 2005

sorry about the duplication Dagmar I like your thread title but maybe this one will look better next week
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Re: Davis Cup 2005

I haven't given up on Mark but I think he's injured and he's unlikely to come back just for Davis Cup.
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Re: Davis Cup 2005

What's the official story with Mark? Is he injured or just not playing?
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I think that Mark's status is "day to day." He was injured right before the Aussie Open, but I haven't seen anything definitive recently.

If Scott Draper is being considered for the second singles position, that should tell you that John Fitzgerald is close to the end of his rope with Mark. Even if Mark is healthy, his self-confidence has taken such a hit over the last year that Fitzgerald must consider it very risky to play him.



C'mon, Lleyton!

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Maybe Andrew Ilie will come back

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I liked Ilie
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http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200502/s1297911.htm

Sounds like Mark is not sure himself whether he'll be OK.
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Everyone liked Ilie. He's like the male Aussie version of Mo Drake

Maybe Nathan Healey or Peter Luczak will play Or maybe Ll and Roger will play the dubs

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Re: Davis Cup 2005

Here's a question for discussion: if and when Woodbridge retires, should Lleyton stop playing DC like Agassi (until this year), Federer, Henman and Moya have? Is there something to be said for his not wasting his energy on a losing cause when he needs to be battling the top guys?



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He should, but he won't.

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