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Asia/Oceania Group I 2nd round: Australia at Thailand (March 6-8, 2009)

Zirconek
01-27-2009, 03:51 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100012262
Asia/Oceania Group I 2nd round, 2009
National Tennis Development Centre (LTAT), Nonthaburi
Stadium Capacity: 1500 seats
06 March - 08 March 2009
Day 1: 1100 hrs (0400 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (0700 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (0400 hrs GMT)
surface: Hard (Acrylic) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Fort All Court

Thailand
Danai Udomchoke
Kittipong Wachiramanowong
Sonchat Ratiwatana
Sanchai Ratiwatana
Captain: Tanakorn Srichapan

Australia
Lleyton Hewitt
Chris Guccione
Carsten Ball
Brydan Klein
Captain: John Fitzgerald


Head to head: Australia leads Thailand 1-0

Last meeting:
Asia/Oceania Group I Semifinal, 2008
Australia d. Thailand 5-0 in Australia

Zirconek
02-18-2009, 12:43 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15576


Hewitt recalled to Australian team

Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt has been recalled to lead Australia's side in their Asia/Oceania first round tie taking place in Thailand next month.

Hewitt missed Australia’s tie against Chile last September and returns to lead a squad including Chris Guccione, Carsten Ball and teenager Brydan Klein.

"We've picked a good team that I think is capable of winning in Thailand," said Australia captain John Fitzgerald.

Tennis Australia also announced that Darren Cahill was standing down as coach, citing business and personal reasons, and would be replaced by Wally Masur.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the role," Cahill said.

"I wish Fitzy and all the boys the very best of luck in Thailand and hope that it will be a successful first step towards Australia getting back in the World Group by the end of the year."

FERNET
03-01-2009, 07:24 PM
Australia http://www.daviscup.com/shared/images/flags/AUS.gif
Lleyton HEWITT
Chris GUCCIONE
Carsten BALL
Brydan KLEIN
Team Captain: John FITZGERALD

Thailand http://www.daviscup.com/shared/images/flags/THA.gif
Danai UDOMCHOKE
Kittiphong WACHIRAMANOWONG
Sonchat RATIWATANA
Sanchai RATIWATANA
Team Captain: Tanakorn SRICHAPHAN

Labamba
03-05-2009, 10:23 AM
R1 - K.WACHIRAMANOWONG (THA) v. L.HEWITT (AUS)
R2 - D.UDOMCHOKE (THA) v. B.KLEIN (AUS)
R3 - S.RATIWATANA / S.RATIWATANA (THA) v. C.BALL / C.GUCCIONE (AUS)
R4 - D.UDOMCHOKE (THA) v. L.HEWITT (AUS)
R5 - K.WACHIRAMANOWONG (THA) v. B.KLEIN (AUS)

aussie_fan
03-05-2009, 01:28 PM
Meh, Still should of gone with the Gooch there, proven Davis Cup record. What has Brydan done, gone and won a whole lot australian challenger matches that aren't very strong at all. Just don't rate Klein that highly as a prospect but i guess that if he loses that first match, we can always turn to the Gooch in the reverse singles.

au_sports_opinion
03-05-2009, 01:40 PM
Brydan will play both matches, the tie will be over come 5th rubber no matter whatever happens tomoz and Wachirawhatever is a virtual bye so good to get a win for his future prospects.

jmf07
03-06-2009, 04:51 AM
I wonder if Gooch not playing on Friday has anything to do with his injury retirement from the Delray Beach qualies. Perhaps he doesn't want to risk playing 3 potential matches and only wants to risk playing a doubles match and a singles match if the unthinkable happens and Australia is down 2-1.

sTALL
03-06-2009, 05:34 AM
anyone with livescore of Hewitt-match? thx

Matchu
03-06-2009, 05:59 AM
anyone with livescore of Hewitt-match? thx

Hewitt def. Wachiramanowong 6-3 6-2 6-1 in 1 hour and 23 minutes. Pretty straight forward for Rocky, I think Brydan Klein is going to cause Udomchoke all sorts of trouble.

CooCooCachoo
03-06-2009, 08:43 AM
It will be interesting to see what Klein can do against Udomchoke. Really could go either way.

Yves.
03-06-2009, 08:58 AM
Aus 5-0

JMG
03-06-2009, 09:07 AM
Aus 5-0

Udomchoke d. Klein 62 62 75

Labamba
03-06-2009, 10:31 AM
Klein thumped by out-of-form Udomchoke :tape:

Chris-swede
03-06-2009, 11:04 AM
Udomchoke is better then Klein...still...

Yves.
03-06-2009, 12:53 PM
Udomchoke d. Klein 62 62 75

:o

OffsideSpin
03-06-2009, 12:56 PM
The doubles will decide, that's my opinion. I favour Ausies
Lleyton wins both singles matches.

Blarghman
03-07-2009, 07:12 AM
Players are on court, Tennis Australia will be doing live Twitter commentary for those interested.

http://twitter.com/TennisAustralia

Blarghman
03-07-2009, 09:19 AM
A win for the Aussies 7:6(3) 6:4 6:4. A commanding position for them in the tie now.

Ratiwatanas :sad:

CooCooCachoo
03-07-2009, 09:23 AM
Expected win. The Ratiwatana twins aren't that much of a threat.

aussie_fan
03-07-2009, 09:28 AM
Good, well done for sticking with Gooch/Ball. Hewitt should wrap things up tomorrow.

JMG
03-07-2009, 09:59 AM
The doubles will decide, that's my opinion. I favour Ausies
Lleyton wins both singles matches.

Why would the doubles decide when the Aussies are clear favourites in both singles? :cuckoo:

au_sports_opinion
03-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Gooch/Ball looks a solid doubles combo, lookng forward to Brydan picking up his first Davis Cup victory tomorrow.

NyGeL
03-07-2009, 02:23 PM
those Ratiwamana's are a lie. How can you be a "doubles challenger specialist team"? Losers

Caio_Brasil
03-07-2009, 06:39 PM
Will Danai make the upset tomorrow? :p

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 06:04 AM
Lleyton takes the first set 6:2, after racing out to a 5:0 lead

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 06:57 AM
Hewitt gets the second set as well, saving four break points in the final game. Udomchoke is giving him a fight, but is coming up just short :sad:

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 08:17 AM
Third set goes to a breaker, and Udomchoke pulls it out 7-2 to force a fourth set, maybe a little drama left in the tie? :cool:

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 08:41 AM
Hehe, I feel a little silly replying to myself so much, but what the heck, I'm enjoying this match even with only text updates :)

Udomchoke breaks, up 4*-3, possibly a 5th in a sweltering 35 degree heat?

Ome
03-08-2009, 08:48 AM
Quite an entertaining match...
Udomchoke seems to be winning most of the baseline battles at this point. The heat is getting to Hewitt a lot more than Udomchoke.

And it looks like John Fitzgerald sent Chris Guccione for a warm-up since Chris is no where in sight :scratch:

krystlel
03-08-2009, 08:50 AM
Wow, Udomchoke winning most of the baseline rallies? When I read that, I briefly thought Guccione was playing.

I wish I could see this. I like watching classic Hewitt five-setters.

Ome
03-08-2009, 08:53 AM
Hewitt is not moving well right now. (He called for a medical timeout right before the 3rd set tiebreak.) Probably because of the heat. It's extremely hot over here and they've been playing under the blazing sun for hours.

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 08:53 AM
Quite an entertaining match...
Udomchoke seems to be winning most of the baseline battles at this point. The heat is getting to Hewitt a lot more than Udomchoke.

And it looks like John Fitzgerald sent Chris Guccione for a warm-up since Chris is no where in sight :scratch:

Haha, I kind of wished for Klein in the final match if it was 2-2, just to add to the drama :devil:

To a 5th set, well done Danai :yeah:

krystlel
03-08-2009, 08:55 AM
I'm still surprised given some of the comments Hewitt has made about the heat rule in the past (that it definitely shouldn't be in place), which was obviously a biased comment.

Ome
03-08-2009, 08:55 AM
Haha, I kind of wished for Klein in the final match if it was 2-2, just to add to the drama :devil:

To a 5th set, well done Danai :yeah:

Me too! I wish John Fitzgerald could take that kind of drama :lol:

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 09:02 AM
Danai breaks to open the 5th :D

Do you think Hewitt has enough energy left to comeback, Ome?

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:08 AM
Hewitt is not doing that much of a running anymore. I think he has enough energy to finish the match. He's still serving well so who knows ;)

But it depends on Udomchoke really --- whether he's strong enough, mentally, to close it out :lol:

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:12 AM
Second break for Udomchoke. He leads *4-1.

I guess... Final rubber, it is :bolt:

Yves.
03-08-2009, 09:12 AM
Live scoring?

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 09:15 AM
Danai :yeah:

Live scoring?

As far as I know, only the Tennis Australia twitter (http://twitter.com/TennisAustralia), if somebody else has livescores, I'd like them too :)

Yves.
03-08-2009, 09:16 AM
As far as I know, only the Tennis Australia twitter (http://twitter.com/TennisAustralia), if somebody else has livescores, I'd like them too :)


Thanks

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Udomchoke leads 5-1* in the fifth.

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:18 AM
Hewitt's serving: *0-30

He's barely moving...

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:18 AM
3 MPs for Udomchoke.

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:19 AM
GSM Udomchoke.

Yves.
03-08-2009, 09:19 AM
Hewitt's serving: *0-30

He's barely moving...

DO you watch it?

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:20 AM
DO you watch it?

Yes.

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 09:22 AM
GSM Udomchoke.

Great job,
Wins 2:6 4:6 7:6(2) 6:4 6:1

Certainly seems like Hewitt's chances were really in big trouble when he lost the TB in the extreme heat.

Australia should likely still take the tie, but at least Thailand has managed to make the last match matter :cool: and you never know ;)

Yves.
03-08-2009, 09:30 AM
Yes.

Is there a way for us to watch it?

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Is there a way for us to watch it?

I'm watching the tie on TV. Haven't been able to find a livestream yet. Sorry.

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:45 AM
The players are on court: Chris Guccione vs Kittipong Wachiramanowong

Ome
03-08-2009, 09:57 AM
This will be a quick one for Australia :lol:

Blarghman
03-08-2009, 10:06 AM
Haha, 4-1 for Gooch already, should be very quick. :rolleyes:

JMG
03-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Guccione 6-3 7-5 0-0

I wish this would still go to five sets, but looks like the Gooch is too strong in the heat.

JMG
03-08-2009, 11:18 AM
Kittiphong 3-6 5-7 2-1*

Labamba
03-08-2009, 11:26 AM
c'mon Kittipong :lol:

JMG
03-08-2009, 11:59 AM
Wachi 36 57 66 :rocker2:

Zirconek
03-08-2009, 02:14 PM
The Gooch eventually won, 6-3 7-5 7-6(3) and Australia wins the 5th and decisive rubber.
Australia is going to play India, away, for a place in World Group play-offs.
Thailand plays at home against Kazakhstan to stay in Group I, the loser will still have a chance to stay at Group I by playing the loser of China vs. South Korea.