Slovak Republic - Argentina
23 Sep - 25 Sep 2005
- "Of course Argentina will be favourites, but I think that we have more togetherness. That is the main thing about our team. Also we will be playing at home so we can choose the surface. But Argentina has many players from the top 10 but I have played them before and managed to win so I think we can win if we play our usual Davis Cup match
Hrbaty's record against Nalbandian (0-1)
- 2004 Monte Carlo AMS, Clay
, R64 Monaco - 3 6 0 6
Hrbaty's record against Coria (2-2)
- 2003 Barcelona, Clay
, R32 Spain - 4 3
- 2002 Costa Do Sauipe, Hard
, Q Brasil - 2 6 4 6
- 2002 Prostejov, CH, Clay
, Q Czech Republic - 5 7 2 6
- 2002 Mallorca, Clay
, R32 Spain - 6 0 1 0
(Slovak captain) - "For sure it is a big surprise that Argentina beat Australia because they were playing at home on a good surface that gave them a big advantage. "We wouldn’t like to play Argentina on clay so probably we will choose a faster surface like this one."
Slovak Republic won the only meeting between them in 1998 (in Buenos Aires) with an amazing performance of Dominik Hrbaty against Hernan Gumy, giving them the 5th and decisive point.
Link to info of that tie
This tie is probably going to be played in Bratislava, on the same surface they used against the Spanish an the Dutch.
Is not going to be easy for the Argentines since Hrbaty is a great Davis Cup player...