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

Good choice. Seb isn't in good form and clay isn't his favourite surface...

The 5th player will be interesting. I don't think Seb will want to go all the way to Russia and not play. It'll be Benneteau or Monfils, IMO...
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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

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Paulo! /

La Clé's better prove he deserved it...

As for the potential 5th player : Benneteau? Monfils?

No Fabrice... As always.
Forget let his feelings get in the way again. :retard:

Santoro is in better form than Clement in singles and doubles.
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Paulo! /
Same feelings for me...this could finally exorcise some of the past memories or it may break him even more. Wouldn't it be great if he won a deciding rubber this time?

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

Sondage de l'equipe (poll)

Guy Forget peut-il se passer de Sébastien Grosjean en coupe Davis?

OUI 70%
NON 30%


All is said.

Well, Paulo against Russia... why not
I hope arnaud and micka will do better this time !

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

Great timing, Paulo. Just great.


Russia is laughing their @$$ off right now! They might have Youzhny plays with one hand or blind folded.

Oh God...

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I'm looking forward to another Mathieu choke-job.

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there must be quite a few in the french camp who are disappointed with this outcome, when people are expecting and vying for changes. paulo is not a 'change'...
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Well he is a change compared to the line-up for the last 3 ties anyway...What change would you have liked to have seen if I may ask?

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there must be quite a few in the french camp who are disappointed with this outcome, when people are expecting and vying for changes. paulo is not a 'change'...
Change is good but picking a player who has had no DC experience for such a big tie is way too risky, IMO
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Re: DC: Who should Forget select for the tie against Russia (on clay)?

no i don't have a particular 'change' in mind. i am only gauging the general feeling from the l'equipe article

every tie is a big tie, which one is not? the first would've risked having to play relegation. the 2nd would've risked a semi chance, and so on and so forth.

but yeah gradual change is better than a big bang change (see mr disney's ) so i suppose having a team without sebastien is already a significant change. i hope captain guy does have a phase in/out plan in mind. that's a luxury, btw.
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no i don't have a particular 'change' in mind. i am only gauging the general feeling from the l'equipe article

every tie is a big tie, which one is not? the first would've risked having to play relegation. the 2nd would've risked a semi chance, and so on and so forth.

but yeah gradual change is better than a big bang change (see mr disney's ) so i suppose having a team without sebastien is already a significant change. i hope captain guy does have a phase in/out plan in mind. that's a luxury, btw.
I mean, it might be worth the risk if there's a player who hasn't been chosen yet but is in great form but the truth is that none of them are.
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I mean, it might be worth the risk if there's a player who hasn't been chosen yet but is in great form but the truth is that none of them are.
But the Russians are not either.

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

Geezzz, I forgot. What did Paulo do yesterday??

OK. If Guy's going to change his selection, it's fine. I guess all the FFT members and most of the French population (and of course, our MTF members ) are forcing him to get rid of Paulo right now

But still, yesterday loss didn't increase a chance to choke in Paulo because he has always had that potential anyway! And Guy knows that! No offense to other guys, but even with a choking potential, Paulo is still a risk worth taken.

It's a risk with Paulo because you don't really know how it's going to turn out. He might win like those ties against Sweden or Moya or he might lose badly.
From my bias point of view, Paulo deserves a chance to play this tie.

As much as I hate him for losing such match, it kills me to know that there were so many people who expected or even rooting for him to fail. He deserves better than that...

It's just that we ask why he has no confidence in himself. But to be fair to Paulo, no one really has confidence in him neither. And I have no idea how sucks that must feel when no one believes in you and eventually he has to doubt himself. This is not an excuse but it's simple as that.

Maybe Guy should take Paulo off the team. If that's what everyone wants, why not? I guess Paulo is fine by that (I certainly do). It's better than getting trash by the fans, the medias and some team members What's good in bringing him and expecting him to lose/choke?

Alleeezzz Paulo

He did this on purpose. Just to give Russia a wrong impression. It's a strategy

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

The 5th player is... Seb:
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Sébastien Grosjean a finalement bien été retenu par Guy Forget pour le voyage à Moscou. Le capitaine de l'équipe de France compte bien l'emmener dans ses valises en tant que cinquième homme, pour suppléer Richard Gasquet, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Arnaud Clément et Michaël Llodra . «Je fais venir Grosjean comme cinquième homme, a expliqué Guy Forget, parce que je crois qu'on ne peut pas se passer d'un cinquième joueur à Moscou. Même si à Miami, Sébastien est allé moins loin que les autres, il est en train de revenir à un très bon niveau et je trouve que ce serait dommage de se passer de lui, de ne pas l'avoir sous la main au cas où.»
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