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Europe/Africa Zone Group I 1st Round: Latvia at Macedonia (February 8-10, 2008)

Zirconek
01-30-2008, 12:44 PM
Macedonia 4-0 Latvia

Place: Hall - Jane Sandanski - Skopje, Skopje
Stadium Capacity: 1100
Date: 08 February - 10 February 2008
Surface: Clay (Art. Clay) - Indoors
Ball Type: Babolat Team

Day 1: 1600 hrs (1500 GMT)
R1 - L.MAGDINCEV (MKD) def. E.GULBIS (LAT) 2-6 6-4 6-2 1-6 6-2
R2 - P.RUSEVSKI (MKD) def. A.JUSKA (LAT) 7-6(3) 6-3 7-5


Day 2: 1500 hrs (1400 GMT)
R3 - L.MAGDINCEV / P.RUSEVSKI (MKD) def. E.GULBIS / A.JUSKA (LAT) 6-1 6-3 6-0

Day 3: 1500 hrs (1400 GMT)
R4 - I.MARTINOSKI (MKD) def. K.LEJNIEKS (LAT) 6-3 6-4
R5 - T.JOTOVSKI (MKD) v D.PAVLOVS (LAT)


tie details: http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010135
Europe/Africa Group I draw: http://www.daviscup.com/results/ea1.asp

April 11-13
Macedonia plays against Netherlands (in Macedonia) for a spot in World Group play-offs (2nd round)
July 18-20
Latvia plays against the loser of Italy vs Croatia(to be played on April 11-13) (1st round play-off)

Macedonia, F.Y.R.
Predrag Rusevski
Lazar Magdincev
Ilija Martinoski
Tomislav Jotovski
Captain: Dejan Marinkovic

Latvia
Ernests Gulbis
Andis Juska
Deniss Pavlovs
Karlis Lejnieks
Captain: Girts Dzelde

http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14453

KitinovRules
02-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Surface: indoor clay
Arena: MZT Skopje
08 February - 10 February 2008

Teams:

MACEDONIA
Predrag Rusevski
Lazar Magdinchev
Ilija Martinoski
Tomislav Jotovski

LATVIA

Ernest Gulbis
Andis Juska
Deniss Pavlovs
KArlis Lejnieks

KitinovRules
02-06-2008, 01:28 PM
Gulbis still hasn't arrived in Skopje. It is said that he will arrive today (wednesday 06th ) or tommorow (thursday 07th). To me it is unlikely for him to play in Skopje, considering the problems he has with knee.

yumo
02-07-2008, 05:10 AM
Gulbis still hasn't arrived in Skopje. It is said that he will arrive today (wednesday 06th ) or tommorow (thursday 07th). To me it is unlikely for him to play in Skopje, considering the problems he has with knee.
What? :eek: Gulbis was injured :confused: :sad:

Snowwy
02-07-2008, 05:16 AM
I doubt even a healthy Gulbis would be Rusevski

KitinovRules
02-07-2008, 09:35 AM
Gulbis is in Skopje now. He will definitely play tommorow in the singles match against Magdinchev.
He is not injured ,but he said to Magdinchev (who has met him in Austria some weeks ago ) that his knee is not 100% OK.

Raymz
02-07-2008, 12:58 PM
Hey KitinovRules,

Maybe You can describe Macedonia players a little bit more. I checked this season stats and didn't find anything except one futures first round exit one of your players.

Also I wanted to ask about court - how fast is it? also how many spectators are expected?

About situation in Latvia team - It isn't good at all. Gulbis has injury problems and He didn't practice regular lately. Also our #2 Juska has problems with stomach, that forced him to withdraw from AO qualies, when He won first set. Also Pavlovs has some injury problems.
Still I think we will win. Gulbis should be too much for Macedonia players. Also I expect win from doubles :)

Snowwy
02-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Predrag Rusevski

Great year last year, currently ranked 247. He's a pretty solid clay courter. He won something like 6 or 7 futures last year but he's struggled in the past few months a bit and got injured in mid-December only playing once since.

Zirconek
02-07-2008, 02:56 PM
Day 1: 1600 hrs (1500 GMT)
R1 - L.MAGDINCEV (MKD) v E.GULBIS (LAT)
R2 - P.RUSEVSKI (MKD) v A.JUSKA (LAT)


Day 2: 1500 hrs (1400 GMT)
R3 - L.MAGDINCEV / P.RUSEVSKI (MKD) v E.GULBIS / A.JUSKA (LAT)


Day 3: 1500 hrs (1400 GMT)
R4 - P.RUSEVSKI (MKD) v E.GULBIS (LAT)
R5 - L.MAGDINCEV (MKD) v A.JUSKA (LAT)

Labamba
02-07-2008, 04:22 PM
good luck to Latvia :yeah:

It won't be easy, Macedonians will use every trick in the book to upset the favourites.

KitinovRules
02-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Well Snowwy said something, it is OK.
Predrag had very good 2007 (for his standard). He won 4 futures in a row (everything on clay) in April-May and in the summer played few challengers.
He is good baseliner , has solid shots of both sides , forehand is very good.
The worst thing of his game is service.

Our second player is Lazar Magdinchev, he is not that much of a clay court player , he has good first service, second one is not that good. He is spinning the 2nd service too much.

They both play doubles together, they could be very dangerous. Though their ranking doesn't show that, they are solid doubles players. They know each other very well, and in the past 2 years they have won 2 challengers together,though haven't played too much.

All in all Latvia are favourites, but also Jarkko and Finland were and we have beaten them.

The court is quite slow (just seen it) - I think that Latvians are the ones who would have more problems with it!

KitinovRules
02-07-2008, 07:45 PM
good luck to Latvia :yeah:

It won't be easy, Macedonians will use every trick in the book to upset the favourites.
You have briefed Nieminens? :)

Nadie
02-07-2008, 08:23 PM
good luck Latvia :rocker2:

kada starpiba
02-08-2008, 10:52 AM
any live score here?

KitinovRules
02-08-2008, 12:03 PM
The matches are starting at 16:00 local time (15:00 GMT).
I am not sure that there will be any live scoring.

jitterbug
02-08-2008, 02:40 PM
Gulbis has a bit of a knee problem :unsure:

Jonasss
02-08-2008, 03:22 PM
Any news about Ernest ??

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 03:36 PM
If he has any knee injury it ain't shows. His movement and rythm are uninterupted at all.
Btw he is 5:2 in first set.

Jonasss
02-08-2008, 03:40 PM
HeretiC any livescore is there ??

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 03:46 PM
HeretiC any livescore is there ??

Not that I found any, I am watching it live on tv. Gulbis won first set 6-2 .

Jonasss
02-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Not that I found any, I am watching it live on tv. Gulbis won first set 6-2 .

Ok thanks for info ;)
If you can update score for a few gems , thanks !

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 03:55 PM
No problem, Gulbis 2-1* 2nd set.

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Magdincev holds 2-2, saved 1 BP

seljanin
02-08-2008, 04:06 PM
http://www.goalzz.com/main.aspx?c=3590

Here's a pretty good livescore for many Davis Cup matches, this one included!

And, thanks, HeretiC, for updates!

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:11 PM
Gulbis holds 3-2* after 4-5 deuces

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:17 PM
Very even both of them in 2nd set, 3-3

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:19 PM
2 BPs for Lazar

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:20 PM
Deuce

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:22 PM
Ernests holds after saving 2 Bps 4-3*

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:26 PM
Magdincev holds with service winner 4-4

Jonasss
02-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Fight Ernest fight !!

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:29 PM
DF Gulbis for BP

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:30 PM
AND Lazo majstore breaks *5:4

ae wowww
02-08-2008, 04:34 PM
Hope Tomi J gets to play a dead rubber :D I practiced with him in Macedonia ITFs in August, a nice guy.

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:38 PM
ADV Makedonija SP, AJDEEE Lazooo

North_tennis
02-08-2008, 04:44 PM
What TV channel show this game in Macedonia?

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:45 PM
WOW 2-6 6-4, great tennis in 2nd set.

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:45 PM
What TV channel show this game in Macedonia?


MTV 1

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 04:49 PM
Gulbis looks a little bit tired ?! His shots are still prety amazing, strong and acurate (most of the times he is painting the lines), but like he is in a lack of stamina.

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 05:02 PM
The best point in the match ADV Magdincev, Gulbis dropshoted the ball 2 times and lobed once but he was passed at net.

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 05:03 PM
1-1

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 05:05 PM
2 BPs Magdincev, 1 st saved

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 05:05 PM
2nd saved too

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 05:06 PM
Another BP with forehand UE

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Saved with service winner from ERn. And GP with FH DTL winner. And 2:1* with an ace

seljanin
02-08-2008, 05:44 PM
We have an info in one of Latvian sports portals that Gulbis has lost 3rd set 2:6 :confused:

Can anyone confirm if it's true?

Macedonia
02-08-2008, 05:47 PM
Magdincev - Gulbis 2-6 6-4 6-2 0-3

www.sportlife.com.mk/live

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 06:15 PM
Here are some updates: Score: 2-6 6-4 6-2 1-6 *4-0

XARDAS
02-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Magdincev L. - Gulbis E. 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 1-6, 4-2

HeretiC
02-08-2008, 06:30 PM
5th set 5:2* for Magdincev. Can he really win it ?

XARDAS
02-08-2008, 06:34 PM
Magdincev L. - Gulbis E. 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Nadie
02-08-2008, 06:39 PM
:sad: Ernests :sad:

Jonasss
02-08-2008, 07:56 PM
Ernest ... tragedy .... :(

scarecrows
02-08-2008, 08:07 PM
Rusevski won the first set in TB

Labamba
02-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Ernests needs to get fit, bad loss :(

Jo_Jo_Nyeb
02-08-2008, 10:29 PM
Go, Predrag, go, Macedonia!!! I'm your great fan from Russia ) You're win, I know!

Zirconek
02-09-2008, 12:02 AM
Predrag Rusevski(MAC) d. Andis Juska(LAT) 7-6(3) 6-3 7-5

KitinovRules
02-09-2008, 11:06 AM
Photos from Gulbis-Magdincev

yumo
02-09-2008, 01:46 PM
Photos from Gulbis-MagdincevThanks for the pictures:D

zicofirol
02-09-2008, 02:31 PM
scores today?

Macedonia
02-09-2008, 02:39 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 2-1

Macedonia
02-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 0-0

HeretiC
02-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 *1-0 HOAAAAAA

HeretiC
02-09-2008, 03:13 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 2-0*, interesting play, Latvians are very frustrated, Juska tried to hit opponents deliberately few times so far.

HeretiC
02-09-2008, 03:15 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 *3-0

HeretiC
02-09-2008, 03:20 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 4-0*

HeretiC
02-09-2008, 03:22 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 *5-0, bagel lurking around corner

HeretiC
02-09-2008, 03:27 PM
Macedonia - Latvia 6-1 6-3 6-0 GSM Macedonia

Jo_Jo_Nyeb
02-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Fathers :-)

Zirconek
02-09-2008, 03:37 PM
April 11-13, 2008
Macedonia vs Netherlands
the winner gets a place in World Group play-off

KitinovRules
02-09-2008, 05:30 PM
Wow ,3:0 is a fantastic resultfor the Macedonian time.
Gulbis haven't played the doubles, he wasn't even near the court.
The result shows everything, 3:0 with a bagel in the last set.
Juska is a good player, he has sort of hard court game. Strong 1 serve , good baseline shots from the both wings, but he was far away from clay court win against Predrag yesterday.

Pavlovs is a joke. His rankings are showing it- the guy has futures range first serve!!!!

Now in April we play against Holland. The match is scheduled for April- that means Open court at clay at the TK Jug courts in Skopje.

Labamba
02-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Latvia :tape:

poor effort after such a good run in 2007

Labamba
02-09-2008, 06:47 PM
April 11-13, 2008
Macedonia vs Netherlands
the winner gets a place in World Group play-off

Haase, Huta-Galung et co. needs to take this tie seriously

Snowwy
02-09-2008, 10:12 PM
Wow Gulbis is an absolute joke.

He should retire ;)

scarecrows
02-09-2008, 10:17 PM
i hope Macedonia beats Holland and they get to play at home the playoffs. I'd surely go there to see it
I could have go also for tie vs Holland but it's not worth it to see Haase and co.

Zirconek
02-10-2008, 05:03 PM
R4 - I.MARTINOSKI (MKD) def. K.LEJNIEKS (LAT) 6-3 6-4

Macedonia 4-0 Latvia

KitinovRules
02-10-2008, 09:39 PM
It is 4:1.
Dennis Pavlovs def. Tomislav Jotovski 6:2/6:2. Quite easy, Pavlovs is a experinced player and has easily beaten Macedonian youngster and talented junior (17yrs)

Alonsofz
02-11-2008, 02:34 AM
Wow, never expected this :eek:

KitinovRules
02-11-2008, 09:00 AM
There were rummors here that Gulbis run away from Skopje, immediately after the defeat in friday by Magdincev.
Not that he was injured (though he looked like that in some parts of the match putting bag full of ice on the knee).
The rummors are that he got into argue with the Latvian Tennis federation and therefore he left the hotel .
I have also heard that he did that thing upun his father approval.

This has been told by some of the Macedonian staff of the Davis Cup match