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Re: 2007 Davis Cup: Draw Released!

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If Paulo keeps up with his current form, I don't think he even needs to worry about being picked against Russia if they win their first round tie.
Strangly enough, I'll be glad if he isn't picked for the tie even if that means he sucks!

I just don't want him to come any close to that country

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Re: 2007 Davis Cup: Draw Released!

If they beat Romania, it would be ideal for Paulo to be in top form because Russia or Chile will choose clay and when he's playing well, he's one of the best French claycourt players.
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he's one of the best French claycourt players.
Only when he played Nadal and almost won the RG title as he recalled


Anyway, I would love to see him win some DC matches like the ones against Sweden again...

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No, seriously.
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No, seriously.
That's what said so

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Re: 2007 Davis Cup: Draw Released!

This is old news from last week, but it hasn't been posted yet, I think:
France picked Taraflex for the first round against Romania and they will play in Clermont-Ferrand.

France-Roumanie à Clermont-Ferrand
La candidature de la ville de Clermont-Ferrand (Ligue d’Auvergne) a été retenue par le bureau fédéral de la Fédération Française de Tennis, réuni ce jour à Roland-Garros, pour accueillir la rencontre France – Roumanie, comptant pour le premier tour de la Coupe Davis 2007.
Cette rencontre se déroulera du 9 au 11 février prochains au "Zénith d’Auvergne" (Cournon), une salle inaugurée en 2003 et d’une capacité de 6 000 places dans sa configuration tennis. La surface choisie pour ce premier tour est le Taraflex.
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Re: 2007 Davis Cup: Draw Released!

Hmmm... Pavel is pretty decent indoors as well so they must not be complacent.
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Hmmm... Pavel is pretty decent indoors as well so they must not be complacent.
Of course, it is professional never to underestimate an opponent, but I am not too worried about this tie.

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France picked Taraflex for the first round against Romania
They changed their mind, apparently, the Davis Cup website says they are going to play on clay now:
"France v Romania: Grande Halle d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, FRA; clay - indoors"

(Sorry for the wrong information one more time, it was from the FFT website.)
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Of course, it is professional never to underestimate an opponent, but I am not too worried about this tie.

Pavel-HIGHLIGHTS 2006
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ATP & Grand Slam F: Poertschach QF: Gstaad
Challenger QF: Prague

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andrei made some amaizing matches at the DC against Coreea this year so...i hope he will repeat it and the other players as well because this is a big opportunity 4 us 2 play the russians in Romania so...i hope we'll get ova' France
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They changed their mind, apparently, the Davis Cup website says they are going to play on clay now:
"France v Romania: Grande Halle d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, FRA; clay - indoors"

(Sorry for the wrong information one more time, it was from the FFT website.)
The DC site can also be wrong, can't it? Clay is the weirdest decision at this time of the year in my humble opinion.

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Re: 2007 Davis Cup: Draw Released!

Yes, that was my first reaction too, but it was announced one week ago on the DC website, I guess they would have corrected it by now if the information was wrong? And I've seen the same list in French newspapers last week.
It really seems like a stupid decision to me too.

I just checked the website of the "Ligue d'Auvergne", they announce a press conference for the 22.12, I guess we'll have more informations then.
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It really seems like a stupid decision to me too.
who decides this? Forget?

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Re: 2007 Davis Cup: Draw Released!

The players. In the interview I posted here, Forget said he would personally choose a fast surface, but it's up to the players to decide anyway, as usual:
"- Avez-vous déjà une petite idée de la surface sur laquelle cette rencontre pourrait se jouer ?
- Non, c’est une chose qui est vraiment propre aux joueurs. Comme d’habitude, on va se réunir avec eux pour faire un tour de table et déterminer la surface. A priori, je dirais qu’il faudrait plutôt choisir une surface un peu rapide. Mais je ne veux pas trop m’engager. On va voir ça avec tous les garçons du groupe."

And I don't see why anybody in the French team - except PHM - would like to play on clay, especially at this time of the year.
It looks like a mistake to me, I'm just surprised the FFT hasn't corrected it yet.
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I just checked the website of the "Ligue d'Auvergne", they announce a press conference for the 22.12, I guess we'll have more informations then.
anything new?

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