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World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

World Group Play-Off 2008

Great Britain 2:3 Austria
Austria remains at World Group in 2009.
Great Britain is relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2009

Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Stadium Capacity: 11000
Dates: 19 September - 21 September 2008
Day 1: 1100 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1300 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Grass - Outdoors
Ball Type: Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis Hydroguard

Great Britain
Andy Murray
Alex Bogdanovic
Jamie Murray
Ross Hutchins
Captain: John Lloyd

Austria
Jurgen Melzer
Alexander Peya
Martin Fischer
Julian Knowle
Captain: Gilbert Schaller

R1 - J.MELZER (AUT) def. A.BOGDANOVIC (GBR)
3-6 7-6(3) 6-2 6-1
R2 - A.MURRAY (GBR) def. A.PEYA (AUT)
6-4 6-1 6-3
R3 - J.KNOWLE / J.MELZER (AUT) def. R.HUTCHINS / J.MURRAY (GBR)
6-4 6-3 6-1
R4 - A.MURRAY (GBR) def. J.MELZER (AUT)
6-4 5-7 6-4 6-1
R5 - A.PEYA (AUT) def. A.BOGDANOVIC (GBR)
2-6 6-4 6-4 6-2


Tie details: http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010747


Great Britain leads head to head 7-3
Last meeting: 2004: Austria d. Great Britain 3-2, in Austria, World Group Play-Off
new head to head: Great Britain 7:4 Austria


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Re: World Group Play-Off: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsart...rticleid=14627

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Great Britain team announced
John Lloyd, Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain, has announced the team for Great Britain’s World Group Play-off tie against Austria, taking place from 19th-21st September at the All England Club, Wimbledon.

The team will be:

Andy Murray
Alex Bogdanovic
Jamie Murray
Ross Hutchins

John Lloyd said: “I firmly believe that I have picked the team that stands the best possible chance of getting us back into the World Group in 2009.”

Lloyd went on, “Andy has been playing some fabulous tennis this summer and is a match for anyone. I have options with my doubles combination, which is so often the crucial rubber in Davis Cup ties and Alex is returning to form just at the right time. Austria are a tough side, but with the support of a home crowd, we are capable of beating them- it is sure to be an exciting three days of tennis.”

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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Austria
Jürgen Melzer
Julian Knowle
Alexander Peya
Martin Fischer
Captain: Gilbert Schaller


http://www.tennisaustria.at/1132,3127,,2.html

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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2008 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinals, World Group Play-offs and 8 Zonal ties to be played on 19-21 September. The zonal ties consist of the four Group I Second Round relegation play-offs, the losers of which will be relegated to Group II in 2009 and the four Group II Third Round ties, the winners of which will promoted to Group I in 2009.

Live scoring for all World Group Semifinal and Playoff ties will be available on the Davis Cup website throughout the weekend.

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS
Winners advance to World Group in 2009

GREAT BRITAIN v AUSTRIA
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon (grass-outdoors)


Great Britain
Andy Murray
Alex Bogdanovic
Jamie Murray
Ross Hutchins
Captain: John Lloyd

Austria
Jurgen Melzer
Alexander Peya
Martin Fischer
Julian Knowle
Captain: Gilbert Schaller
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Bogdanovic and Peya playing a decisive 5th rubber is a funny thought.
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Schaller said he saw Bogdanovic in Wimbledon and New York and wasn't impressed. He expects 2 points from the matches against Bogdanovic.
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Schaller said he saw Bogdanovic in Wimbledon and New York and wasn't impressed. He expects 2 points from the matches against Bogdanovic.
He can expect all he likes, but as much as I hate myself for saying it, Boggo has a realistic shot against Peya (if he doesn't shit himself, as per usual).
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Boggers in half decent form... which means electrifying for him... so his rubbers are definitely not dead... Fischer just winning 5 straight in Nottingham on hard... Melzer of course running Murray to the edge in New York... Jamie Murray and Ross Hutchins the best looking team on the weekend...

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Boggers in half decent form... which means electrifying for him... so his rubbers are definitely not dead... Fischer just winning 5 straight in Nottingham on hard... Melzer of course running Murray to the edge in New York... Jamie Murray and Ross Hutchins the best looking team on the weekend...
Don't know whether Lloydy is trying to play games or anything (most likely not), but he has already stated who he'd prefer to play on Saturday...Murray/Murray. In the grand scheme of things, I don't think it really matters...we rely heavily on Andy, while Austria rely heavily on Melzer. Both will play 3 rubbers barring injury/serious fatigue.

The problem with Boggo is that he doesn't have the balls...he has the talent, and is capable of getting some half-decent results, but when it actually matters, he is unable to produce the goods. But in a potential live 5th rubber with Peya, I don't know how much all this really matters...not like Peya has been a world-beater, himself.
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

in a weird way i think boggo has a better chance vs melzer 1st day rubber than peya in a deciding 5th. he wont be under extreme pressure vs melzer and was a set up to him on grass a few years back at newport. although if melzer plays like he did at the uso then boggo has no chance.
if boggo feels good he can play well on grass (as seen by the match vs roddick last year) and maybe if murray plays 1st and wins melzer will be under a bit of pressure.

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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Friday
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) v Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Andy Murray (GBR) v Alexander Peya (AUT)

Saturday
Ross Hutchins/Jamie Murray (GBR) v Julian Knowle/Jurgen Melzer (AUT)

Sunday
Andy Murray (GBR) v Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) v Alexander Peya (AUT)
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

I can imagine a live 5th rubber here
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

This could be a great tie. Day 1 should finish 1-1.

Depending on how quickly Andy dispatches Peya, I can still see Andy playing in the doubles. The doubles is a must win rubber for GB because if Andy gets up against Melzer then you don't want the tie resting on Boggo.
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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Melzer beat Bogdanovic, 3-6 7-6 (3) 6-2 6-1

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Re: World Group Play-Offs: Austria at Great Britain (September 19-21, 2008)

Boggo was leading 6-3 4-1*

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