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Europe/Africa Zone Group II 3rd Round: Slovenia at Latvia (September 18-20, 2009)

Zirconek
08-21-2009, 07:32 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100012311

Latvia vs Slovenia
Europe/Africa Group I Promotion match.
Winner plays Group I 2010, loser stays at Group II 2010.

Venue: Tennis Centre "Lielupe", Jurmala
Stadium Capacity: 750
Dates:18 September - 20 September 2009
Day 1: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1430 hrs (1130 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Surface: Carpet (Velour) - Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson Tour Davis Cup

Countries are leveled 1-1 in head to head.
Last meeting: Slovenia d. Latvia 5-0 in Slovenia, Europe/Africa Group II Quarterfinal, 2005

Nadie
08-28-2009, 07:57 PM
Team Latvia should be:

Ernests Gulbis
Andis Juška
Deniss Pavlovs
Artūrs Kazijevs

Blarghman
09-08-2009, 09:20 PM
LATVIA
Ernests GULBIS
Andis JUSKA
Deniss PAVLOVS
Arturs KAZIJEVS
Captain: Girts DZELDE

SLOVENIA
Grega ZEMLJA
Blaz KAVCIC
Luka GREGORC
Andrej KRACMAN
Captain: Blaz TRUPEJ

Link (http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16156)

Interesting one; Gulbis is the best in the tie (if he shows up), but Slovenia has three very solid players, much better depth.

Boreas
09-15-2009, 08:53 AM
Kracman refused to play in Latvia, Aljaz Bedene will replace him in the team.

We have such a strong doubles team:rolls:

Zirconek
09-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Kracman refused to play in Latvia, Aljaz Bedene will replace him in the team.

We have such a strong doubles team:rolls:

I was surprised Aljaz wasn't selected first. :confused:

Boreas
09-16-2009, 07:01 AM
Aljaz was supposed to get a WC for Banja Luka Challenger and Kracman, even though he's retired, is still our best doubles player. Since he refused an invitation they simply asked Aljaz to come, then, of course he had to withdraw from Banja Luka;)

Boreas
09-18-2009, 08:41 AM
Day 01

Juska vs. Zemlja

Gulbis vs. Gregorc

CooCooCachoo
09-18-2009, 10:35 AM
Should be an interesting tie. Too bad the Slovenians, after a good year, are now mostly out of form.

ellen_
09-18-2009, 12:51 PM
Is there livescoring anywhere? :awww:

Nadie
09-18-2009, 12:53 PM
Zemlja 6:1

ellen_
09-18-2009, 12:57 PM
Thanks, Nadia :hug: Cheer LOUDER!!

Nadie
09-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Zemlja 61 61

Labrit Andi :smash:

Nadie
09-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Zemlja 61 61 64
Slovenija 1-0

Piomil
09-18-2009, 02:45 PM
Gulbis score please.

banhhe
09-18-2009, 02:56 PM
you can follow the match at
http://sportacentrs.com/teniss/latvijas_sportisti/18092009-live_ernests_gulbis_luka_gregorcs

Nadie
09-18-2009, 03:09 PM
Gregorc 64

CooCooCachoo
09-18-2009, 03:52 PM
Juska :spit:

Boreas
09-18-2009, 03:55 PM
TB. Gregorc saved two set points. Apparently:haha: Google translator is not quite accurate

Boreas
09-18-2009, 03:57 PM
Gregorc leads 4-2

Boreas
09-18-2009, 04:00 PM
Gregorc 6-4 7-6

Nadie
09-18-2009, 04:01 PM
Gregorc 64 76

Boreas
09-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Gulbis 46 67 64

NyGeL
09-18-2009, 05:19 PM
This must be Gulbis comeback

Zirconek
09-19-2009, 04:44 PM
R3 - L.GREGORC / G.ZEMLJA (SLO) def. E.GULBIS / D.PAVLOVS (LAT) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 2-6 6-4

Slovenia leads 2-1.

Zirconek
09-20-2009, 03:13 PM
4th Rubber: Gulbis (LAT) d. Zemlja (SLO) 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5

Tie will be decided by 5th rubber (Juska vs Kavcic)

Boreas
09-20-2009, 04:44 PM
Great stuff by Kavcic. We/They're destined to stuck in this sucky, by world forgotten 2nd Euro-African division

sunsfuns
09-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Decision to play Kavcic (who?) was worthy of a genius... :)

JMG
09-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Decision to play Kavcic (who?) was worthy of a genius... :)

You don't know him? :confused: Nobody could know he would lose to Juska.

duong
09-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Then Kavcic lost ?

This young player has got good results this year, better than Gregorc and Zemlja.

sunsfuns
09-20-2009, 06:31 PM
You don't know him? :confused: Nobody could know he would lose to Juska.

No, but I haven't followed challenger circuit for a while. What has he done? Today he was helpless against Juska...

Nando_L
09-20-2009, 06:57 PM
A.JUSKA (LAT) def. B.KAVCIC (SLO) 6-3 6-4 6-2

Latvia 3-2 Slovenia :yeah:

JMG
09-20-2009, 07:10 PM
No, but I haven't followed challenger circuit for a while. What has he done? Today he was helpless against Juska...

He has won 2 challengers, he must be ranked around 150 or something.

NyGeL
09-20-2009, 07:35 PM
wow... Slovenia lost the chance!

Blarghman
09-20-2009, 11:27 PM
Kavcic :o What a poor showing.

seljanin
09-21-2009, 03:19 AM
Well done, boys! :yeah: Back to group 1 !!! :woohoo:

That's such a pity I had to miss our home Davis Cup tie for the 1st time in some last 10 years. Was visiting friends in Russia this weekend and checking livescores on mobile phone each 10min :D

I never thought Andis will make it :eek: Good job!

but-it's-ok
09-21-2009, 09:28 AM
So happy for Latvia,such courage and fitness shown by Ernests especially on Friday,coming back from 2 sets down with all the pressure on him,and Andis clinching the tie for them is just brilliant:worship:

Aspveicu Latvija:bigclap:

Hope for success and progress in Group 1 this time;)