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Baker def. Calleri 7-6(4) 6-4 - ARG 4-1 GBR

Allegretto
02-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Huge match this one. Great effort from Jamie to avoid complete annihilation though.

Jaap
02-10-2008, 04:23 PM
A little grinder, this Baker.

Hopefully he will push on from here.

Sjengster
02-10-2008, 04:24 PM
I believe I'm right in saying that this is only the second tie in Argentina's last 11 at home that hasn't ended with a 5-0 whitewash, so credit to Baker, particularly as he nearly blew it at the end.

JustJames
02-10-2008, 04:24 PM
Great display from Baker.. played as if it were the decisive rubber. A true fighter :yeah:

GustavoM_Fan
02-10-2008, 04:27 PM
great job Baker... :worship:
he was trying to put all the balls in the court and wait the eriet Calleri to do stupid errors...

scoobs
02-10-2008, 04:35 PM
Very proud of Jamie Baker for that win.

It was meaningless in many contexts, but even so, getting a point from the Argentines on clay in Buenos Aires is a little bit sweet.

And for him personally, a huge moment that he can be very proud of.

ufokart
02-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Baker :yeah:

This was probably the most interesting match of the tie so far :lol:

scoobs
02-10-2008, 04:53 PM
I love some of the stats around this.

So far this century Argentina have played 44 home rubbers and their record is 42-2. The 2 are Ivan Ljubicic in 2002 and Jamie Baker in 2008.

Calleri was 11-0 on clay in Davis Cup prior to this match, 6-0 in singles and 5-0 in doubles. (thanks to Steven on andymurray.com for the stats)

Argentina are very used to winning a home tie 5-0 so this is a nice consolation prize for us.

RickDaStick
02-10-2008, 05:00 PM
I love some of the stats around this.

So far this century Argentina have played 44 home rubbers and their record is 42-2. The 2 are Ivan Ljubicic in 2002 and Jamie Baker in 2008.

Calleri was 11-0 on clay in Davis Cup prior to this match, 6-0 in singles and 5-0 in doubles. (thanks to Steven on andymurray.com for the stats)

Argentina are very used to winning a home tie 5-0 so this is a nice consolation prize for us.

So what you are really trying to say is this century Ljubo is the only player to win a live singles rubber in Argentina :worship:

scoobs
02-10-2008, 05:02 PM
So what you are really trying to say is this century Ljubo is the only player to win a live singles rubber in Argentina :worship:
Feel free to start your own masturbation thread about that if you like.

ufokart
02-10-2008, 05:05 PM
I love some of the stats around this.

So far this century Argentina have played 44 home rubbers and their record is 42-2. The 2 are Ivan Ljubicic in 2002 and Jamie Baker in 2008.

Calleri was 11-0 on clay in Davis Cup prior to this match, 6-0 in singles and 5-0 in doubles. (thanks to Steven on andymurray.com for the stats)

Argentina are very used to winning a home tie 5-0 so this is a nice consolation prize for us.

Yep, Great britain can say that they did better than most of the other countries who faced us at home :lol:

Baker should be happy with his performance :)

Clara Bow
02-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Good job for Baker. Although it is a meaningless victory in terms of the outcome of the tie- it is a meaningful victory in terms of fighting spirit, pride, etc.

LeChuck
02-10-2008, 05:17 PM
Congratulations to Baker for beating a player ranked 194 places above him. The Glaswegian's fighting spirit was nice to see.

rocketassist
02-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Good effort Jamie.

MrExcel
02-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Nice one Jamie :)

jonny84
02-10-2008, 05:43 PM
Well done Jamie! At least it wasn't a whitewash, and you can take a good win from an excellent claycourt player!

Corey Feldman
02-10-2008, 05:52 PM
The Argie team wanted to make some money outta this one i see

ChinoRios4Ever
02-10-2008, 07:00 PM
No 5-0? :crazy:

adee-gee
02-10-2008, 07:05 PM
What an effort Jamie son :hatoff:

You've done Glasgae proud :yeah:

jazar
02-10-2008, 07:37 PM
good of the argentinians to let us save a little bit of pride

Dimonator133
02-10-2008, 08:46 PM
Calleri?:scratch:


did anyone watch? was he trying?

Andi-M
02-10-2008, 08:52 PM
With the likes of Jamie Baker who needs A.Murray hey?....;)

Horatio Caine
02-10-2008, 09:02 PM
Nice work Jamie! He fought hard on Friday and threw all he had at Bandy, and it is good to see him get a reward for his efforts today. Regardless of the result, he was the man of the tie, for me. :yeah:

Hopefully he can use this as a spring-board over the coming months. He needs to develop his serve a little more.

Cat123
02-10-2008, 09:22 PM
SO proud of Jamie :hug: I love his attitude, he's like a scrappy little pup. He always performs well at the big occasions. I hope he can propel himself up the Challenger tournaments, boost his ranking then he'll get the chance more often.

Raquel
02-10-2008, 10:52 PM
Well done Jamie :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-11-2008, 08:05 AM
Jamie you Scottish legend, good stuff man.

NyGeL
02-11-2008, 06:27 PM
I love some of the stats around this.

So far this century Argentina have played 44 home rubbers and their record is 42-2. The 2 are Ivan Ljubicic in 2002 and Jamie Baker in 2008.

Calleri was 11-0 on clay in Davis Cup prior to this match, 6-0 in singles and 5-0 in doubles. (thanks to Steven on andymurray.com for the stats)

Argentina are very used to winning a home tie 5-0 so this is a nice consolation prize for us.

we also lost doubles against Ljubo/Goran if I'm not wrong.

Maybe Vassallo A. arranged with Calleri to lose so he can earn some money on BWin?

ReturnWinner
02-11-2008, 07:49 PM
one of the worst defeasts ever for Calleri.

ExcaliburII
02-12-2008, 01:19 AM
we also lost doubles against Ljubo/Goran if I'm not wrong.

Maybe Vassallo A. arranged with Calleri to lose so he can earn some money on BWin?

Thats what he is saying. Ljubicic X2 (Doubles and the fourth rubber[he lost the second rubber against Gaudio]) After Gaudio destroyed Karlovic in the fifth rubber.

So the only nation to win a live point in Argentina is Croatia at the moment. If i remember correctly Ljubicic/Ivanisevic saved at least 2 match points in the fifth set of the doubles.