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View Poll Results: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia?
Richard Gasquet (#16 in singles, #100 in doubles) 32 91.43%
Sébastien Grosjean (#51 in singles, #132 in doubles) [Forget should get him to w/d from Houston] 9 25.71%
Arnaud Clément (#53 in singles, #25 in doubles) 18 51.43%
Michael Llodra (#79 in singles, #29 in doubles) 17 48.57%
Fabrice Santoro (#57 in singles, #10 in doubles) [Forget should forgive and forget ] 13 37.14%
Paul-Henri Mathieu (#63 in singles, #234 in doubles) 20 57.14%
Gael Monfils (#49 in singles, #399 in doubles) 6 17.14%
Julien Benneteau (#46 in singles, #52 in doubles) 13 37.14%
Gilles Simon (#40 in singles, #213 in doubles) 6 17.14%
Others: Marc Gicquel (#42, #238), Nicolas Mahut (#94, #58), Florent Serra (#66, #163), etc. 3 8.57%
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Team selection this time round will be very interesting, consdering Grosjean is apparently skipping DC for Houston...
That's what I thought too, but he says now he'd like to play.

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Battu d'entrée à Indian Wells en Californie, la semaine dernière, le 57e joueur mondial, qui affronte Richard Gasquet au 2e tour à Miami, après un 1er tour convaincant face au Néerlandais Martin Verkerk, espère convaincre Guy Forget de le prendre pour la Coupe Davis au nom de «l'expérience».
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Peut-on imaginer que l'objectif à Miami est aussi de gagner votre place en Coupe Davis ?
Ce serait nul de ma part de penser à la Coupe Davis pendant ce tournoi. J'ai de l'expérience pour la jouer. Je suis le seul du groupe à avoir joué 2 finales et à compter une victoire. Et dans un choix de sélection, je pense qu'il n'y a pas que le classement. Henri Leconte a bien joué une finale juste après une opération. L'expérience est importante dans tout. Regardez Zidane, il était hors de forme avant et il a joué toute la Coupe du monde. Je serais ravi d'être sélectionné. Mais je comprendrais aussi de ne pas l'être. Je serai déçu, car on a vécu de grands moments. Je suis sûr que Guy (Forget) aimerait avoir Richard (Gasquet) et Gaël (Monfils) réunis [] mais actuellement il y en a un (Gasquet) qui est plus régulier que l'autre.
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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

"....mais actuellement il y en a un qui est plus régulier que l'autre."

Ouch!
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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

Now he wants to play I still think Seb is not good enough at the moment to stand a chance on clay against the russians.
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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

Monfils is a big match player, and is better on clay than all the other Frenchman, besides Richard Gasquet maybe.

Tim Henman--Gael Monfils--James Blake--Donald Young--Rafael Nadal--Jo-Wilfried Tsonga--John Isner--Janko Tipsarevic--Richard Gasquet.

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When will Forget announce his selection?
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When will Forget announce his selection?
Probably soon, considering most other countries have announced their lineups. Maybe he is waiting to see the results for the Frenchmen in Miami, which aren't to spiffy right now.

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Probably soon, considering most other countries have announced their lineups. Maybe he is waiting to see the results for the Frenchmen in Miami, which aren't to spiffy right now.
5, maybe 6 Frenchmen in the 3rd round, I don't think that's too bad considering some of their rankings The biggest disappointment unfortunately was Gael.

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and is better on clay than all the other Frenchman, besides Richard Gasquet maybe.
And Paulo, and Benneteau...
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And Paulo, and Benneteau...
Mathieu would choke again, and Benneteau got slaughtered by Ljubicic of all people in last years' french open, so throw them out of the equation.

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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

Just thought how much would be changed if Santoro was back to the team… His unique experiences of playing against Safin, his game in doubles… A great pity.
So now, bring France the glory, Paulo

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Mathieu would choke again
This has nothing to do with his game on clay.
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Just thought how much would be changed if Santoro was back to the team… His unique experiences of playing against Safin, his game in doubles… A great pity.
So now, bring France the glory, Paulo
I agree about Fab, but we know that's not going to happen because of Forget
But anyway I'm not sure Safin will play singles this time with the form Youzhny has been in, and of course Davydenko being a good clay player, so there's even less of a chance he'd be lined up if Fab was playing. Though his experience in doubles would have been a huge boost.

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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

Gasquet : can win his two rubbers and I wouldn't be surprised if he does so.

Mathieu : Presently the best choice because he is healthy. Problem is that his game doesn't match up with most of the russians, especially Davydenko. But he has his chances against the current Safin.

Grosjean : The puzzler. Rarely been a good DC player, and isn't as sharp as before. Plus one more loss and he is Safin's pidgeon. That said, at his best, he's better than any other french number 2...

Benneteau : I'd really like him to be in the team. Not that he's an upper talent, but he deserves to play the doubles at least and can compete in singles in case others are injured.

Clément : In another slump. Hope Forget will dare to not pick him.

Llodra : some issues about him since his last DC match. Though a Benneteau-Llodra combo could be very interesting (right-handed/lefty, one with good serves/one with good ROS). Pity they haven't give it a try previously.

Simon : Too much up and down currently. But the funny thing is that I believe he could cope with Davydenko and Safin better than others given their relatively flat games.

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Monfils is a big match player, and is better on clay than all the other Frenchman, besides Richard Gasquet maybe.
Maybe.
Plus don't forget Gael has a flawless record against both Davydenko and Safin. I think it's a no-brainer.
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