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Czech Republic v Spain

Czech Republic v Spain

Venue: Brno Exhibition Center, Hall B, Brno, CZE
Surface: Carpet - indoors


Czech Republic

Jiri Novak
Radek Stepanek
Tomas Berdych
Martin Damm

Captain: Cyril Suk

Spain

Tommy Robredo
Feliciano López
Rafael Nadal
Alberto Martín

Captain: Jordi Arese

HEAD TO HEAD

Jiri Novak vs Tommy Robredo (3-0)

2002 Stuttgart Outdoor QF Clay (O) J.NOVAK 6-4 6-2
2002 Madrid 32 Hard (I) J.NOVAK 6-1 6-1
2003 Dubai SF Hard (O) J.NOVAK 6-4 6-1

Jiri Novak vs Feliciano López (1-2)

1998 Barcelona 64 Clay (O) J.NOVAK 6-0 6-2
2003 Vienna 32 Hard (I) F.LOPEZ 4-6 6-7(3)
2003 Basle 16 Carpet (I) F.LOPEZ 6-3 5-7 4-6

Jiri Novak vs Rafael Nadal (0-1)

2004 Auckland SF Hard (O) R.NADAL 1-6 3-6

Jiri Novak vs Alberto Martín (4-2)

1999 Barcelona 64 Clay (O) A.MARTIN 0-6 1-6
2000 Miami 128 Hard (O) J.NOVAK 6-2 6-4
2000 U.S. Open 128 Hard (O) J.NOVAK 6-4 6-4 6-4
2001 Monte Carlo 64 Clay (O) A.MARTIN 5-7 6-7(9)
2001 Paris Open 64 Carpet (I) J.NOVAK 6-3 6-4
2002 Vienna 32 Hard (I) J.NOVAK 6-2 6-4

Radek Stepanek vs Tommy Robredo (0-1)

2003 Hamburg 64 Clay (O) T.ROBREDO 4-6 3-6

Radek Stepanek vs Feliciano López (3-0)

2002 Paris Open 16 Carpet (I) R.STEPANEK 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4
2003 Doha 32 Hard (O) R.STEPANEK 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2
2003 U.S. Open 128 Hard (O) R.STEPANEK 6-4 6-4 6-4

Radek Stepanek vs Rafael Nadal (0-0)

No Head to Head history found

Radek Stepanek vs Alberto Martín (1-0)

2003 Rome 32 Clay (O) R.STEPANEK 6-4 6-3

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Re: Czech Republic v Spain

Vamos Spain

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Tommy's record against Novak is surprising!


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Why is Spain taking this lightly? Where's Juanqui, Carlos, Alex, and Albert?!?!

They might be out the first round!

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The head-to-head records for Spain are just SO promising. Hope they get past first round.
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Re: Czech Republic v Spain

How about this record:

Spain in world group on surface other than clay: 0-14!!
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Re: Re: Czech Republic v Spain

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How about this record:

Spain in world group on surface other than clay: 0-14!!
oh god dont tell us that lol
i reckon theres goign to be a lot of talk about the first round byes for finalists after this if they lose

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Why is Spain taking this lightly? Where's Juanqui, Carlos, Alex, and Albert?!?!

They might be out the first round!
Um? It's not as if they specifically didn't take the best team

Juan Carlos - injured
Carlos Moya - injured
Alex Corretja - Puhlease. Washed up, and trying to get his ranking back into double digits, if he hasn't managed to do so already. He told them he wouldn't be available to play this year, for that reason.
Albert Costa - Refused to play unless he was promised a singles spot. If this was on clay? He'd have been a no brainer. It's not.

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I find it hard to see how Spain is going to pull this one out, unless they get a wicked weekend out of Robredo or Nadal.

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Re: Re: Czech Republic v Spain

Well if it's Robredo and Lopez that makes things interesting, because they've got winning records over their first opponents, Stepanek and Novak respectively; however, the Czechs can easily outclass the Spanish in the doubles and then going by the head to heads the reverse singles would play right into their hands.

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Re: Czech Republic v Spain

Nadal/Robredo seem to be a competent team.

0-14? You mean in the first round or what? It would seem to mean they've played more than 14 times on a surface other than clay.


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Well if it's Robredo and Lopez that makes things interesting, because they've got winning records over their first opponents, Stepanek and Novak respectively; however, the Czechs can easily outclass the Spanish in the doubles and then going by the head to heads the reverse singles would play right into their hands.
You'd think that the Czech's would take the doubles, but you never know what the Spaniards will come up with that day. Davis Cup is known to produce some weird results, afterall That, and Nadal/Robredo have beaten three very good doubles teams in the past month.

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No doubting the Spanish team can play, and there won't be the embarrassing miscommunication we saw with Corretja and Lopez in last year's final, but the Czechs are probably third behind the Aussies and the French in the doubles game, they've got a great history and it's being played on indoor carpet. But as you say, there can be some weird results... doubles is quite often the best rubber of the tie, it seems to me.

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No doubting the Spanish team can play, and there won't be the embarrassing miscommunication we saw with Corretja and Lopez in last year's final, but the Czechs are probably third behind the Aussies and the French in the doubles game, they've got a great history and it's being played on indoor carpet. But as you say, there can be some weird results... doubles is quite often the best rubber of the tie, it seems to me.
Who is even playing doubles for the Czech's? Is Suk a playing captain?

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Why isn't Juanqui playing? Lazy bastard.

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Who is even playing doubles for the Czech's? Is Suk a playing captain?
I assume Novak and Stepanek will be playing. They play with each other a lot in normal tournaments and are a good doubles team, especially Novak is a great doubles player. But it could also be Novak and Damm, i dont think they'd put a doubles specialist like Damm in the team without using him for doubles.
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