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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Russian Federation Cheering Thread

Hey Russia...win this again will you?
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good luck boys !!!!!!!!!!!

just go and defend your title in style
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Davai Marat and the rest.

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The official website of Davis Cup says the following:

"Czech Republic vs Russia

Russia have elected to name Marat Safin in their team even though he may not be fit in time for the tie due to a wrist injury sustained at the Australian Open. The hero of the 2002 Final, Mikhail Youzhny, has also been chosen, along with the yet-to-retire Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Nikolay Davydenko, the winner in Adelaide at the start of the year."

Sorry to break the news to you, but it seems that now we have to worry about staying in the World Group rather than defending the title.

According to another board, the Russian commentator (Metreveli) confirmed that Marat will not be playing against the Czechs (S. Tarpischev said so) . I haven't seen any official confirmation in the Russian press so far but as soon as something pops up, I'll post it here.

We need at least an in-form Zhenia and Misha badly.
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Thanks for the article.
Something inside me tells me that Marat will play, cause he wants the cup to stay in Russia

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i read somewhere that

Marat will not play but his mere presence will boost Russia's confidence. Pressure is then loaded to Misha.
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When you speak to me, I drink your words. When you come to see me playing, I am with the angels.
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I'm scared! I sure hope they'll be able to beat the Czechs.

Good luck boys!

Davai Roosia!

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Here's another article:

Safin named in Russia's Davis Cup squad

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MOSCOW: The 2000 US Open champion Marat Safin has been
named in Russia's Davis Cup squad for their first round tie against
the Czech Republic in Ostrava from February 7 to 9, Russia's
skipper Shamil Tarpishchev said on Monday. Tarpishchev said that
though Safin's appearance was in serious doubt due to the wrist
injury, which forced him out of the Australian Open earlier this
month, Safin's mere presence would boost morale.

Russia's skipper also included Mikhail Youzhny, who won the
deciding rubber in last year's final with France, Sydney Olympic
champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov and this year's Adelaide ATP event
winner Nikolai Davydenko.

The match will be Russia's (or Soviet Union's) 100th Davis Cup tie.

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pfffffff Jessi, you are quicker than me (as always)

I deleted my message to avoid double posting.

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Official nominations of teams are already on the DC site.

Russia:
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Mikhail Youzhny
Nikolay Davydenko
Igor Andreev
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

The captain said in his interview that Marat will not play. His injury is more serious than expected. He will need at least another 2.5 weeks to recover, then he'll need to regain his form - all in all, he is sidelined for a month . Regarding Zhenia: he is not in the best form and he'll need 2-3 months to recover his physical condition.

Misha is already training on clay. #3 will be Davydenko. Regarding #4 - a young player will be taken as an alternate, although he will not play.

Not the best news, unless Tarpischev is playing an old fox
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no Marat

Zhenya has to perform good
Misha too

at least we got a chairwarmer who isn't Stoliarov
we could do with Alex Bogomolov (US )
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This time Russia really needs Yevgeny to play well!


GO Russia!
you still can win against the Czech without Marat!

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from CNNSI:

Matisse stunned by French qualifier

Posted: Thursday January 30, 2003 11:15 AM

MILAN, Italy (AP) -- Fifth-seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov qualified for the quarterfinals of the $380,000 Milan Indoor ATP tournament by defeating young Dane Kristian Pless 6-4, 6-3 in a second-round match Thursday.

Kefelnikov, a semifinalist in last year's edition of the competition and a Milan champion in 1995, held command of play and collected the points he needed in the key moments on the match on carpet at IOL arena.

The 28-year-old Russian, one of the eight players in Open era to win 25 singles and 25 doubles title, broke the unseeded Dane in the 10th game, to take the first set, and again in the second game of the second set to move 2-0.

On 5-4, Pless missed three break points. Then Kafelnikov rallied to 40-40, served one ace and won the match on an unforced error of the opponent.

Kafelnikov, who underwent vein surgery in his calf following Russia's triumph against France in the 2002 Davis Cup final, said he felt strong again after the operation.

"The operation went very well .... Before that I felt weaker. Now I'm trying to put myself in top shape. I have no goals for the season at the moment. I play because I like to play," he said, refusing to comment on his long rumored decision to retire.

Kafelnikov was included in the Russian team for the 2003 Davis Cup but the player said he was unlikely to play, not even the doubles.

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eh??????????!
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GOOOOOOO RUSSIA!!!

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