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World Group Play-offs: Australia at Serbia (September 21-23, 2008)

Beogradska Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
Stadium Capacity: 19,962
21 September - 23 September 2007
Day 1: 1300 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1500 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Indoors
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Couldn't see a thread for this. Looks like Australia will be battling in the zonal groups next year, as I can't see them winning this. What a sad indictment on the state of Aussie tennis..
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

Why? Novak can win both of his matches but Hewitt should defeat the other Serbian and doubles is for the Aussies to take. The Gooch is pretty dangerous on clay, be sure.
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

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Why? Novak can win both of his matches but Hewitt should defeat the other Serbian and doubles is for the Aussies to take. The Gooch is pretty dangerous on clay, be sure.
well Janko beated Hewitt once but I also think doubles will decide

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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

Hopefully this time around TA will not repeat their Belgium mistake and play Guccione as no 2. They should know by now that on clay, Luczak is a much better and dangerous player. They left him out in Argentina, they lost. But putting him on the dead rubber against Chela and he won. But as he was only hitting partner, Australia still went down officially 5-0.
As far as Janko and Luczak comes they are ties 1-1 challengers on clay 2004. Losing to one another in the finals.
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

Guccione > Luczak.
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I agree. Guccione is better.

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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

My prediction is that
Hewitt will beat Tipsarevic
Djokovic will beat Guccione
Aus wins doubles
Djokovic beats Hewitt (just)
Luczak beats Tipsarevic.

Aus win 3-2

After Gooch loses they SHOULD let Peter play!!!
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Guccione > Luczak.
Not with the way Chris is playing at the moment.

We are absolutely screwed, i just can't see us having a chance, novak will win both of his matches and i can't see peter beating janko either.
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

They should pick Luczak, but I can see them picking Gooch.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

If we win the doubles theres a chance. Theres also some kind of improbable chance that Hewitt will beat Djokovic. I have no faith in Guccione right now but hes still better than Luczak, a lot better. It is a sad day that we can say with confidence that we have little chance against a nation half our size. We are supposed to be the small nation beating larger nations damn it.
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

All tickets have been sold for this tie.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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If we win the doubles theres a chance. Theres also some kind of improbable chance that Hewitt will beat Djokovic. I have no faith in Guccione right now but hes still better than Luczak, a lot better. It is a sad day that we can say with confidence that we have little chance against a nation half our size. We are supposed to be the small nation beating larger nations damn it.
Funny how you think that Guccione would be a better choice. He has won 4 matches this year on clay compared to Luczaks 34. Guccione has only won 21 matches this year, and they have been playing pretty much the same level events, apart from Gucciones USA stretch at the beginning of the year where he played alot of high profile events. They have such a different style and on clay, especially if it is slow, as it was in Belgium where they picked Gooch, I think we all know the outcome.

I agree with Andreas. They should pick Luczak but they probably will pick Guccione.
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

vamos Guccione
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

Chris the Gooch is a monster and he'll win the last match.
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Re: WG Playoff: Serbia v Australia

Gooo Peter Luczak

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