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World Group 2010 play-offs: Switzerland at Kazakhstan (September 17-19, 2010)

smucav
08-09-2010, 10:56 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100014752
World Group Play-offs
The National Tennis Centre, Astana
Stadium Capacity: 2,900
17 September-19 September 2010
Day 1: 1400 hrs (0800 hrs GMT) TBC
Day 2: 1400 hrs (0800 hrs GMT) TBC
Day 3: 1200 hrs (0600 hrs GMT) TBC
Surface: Hard (RuKortHard)-Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson Championship

Ticket information:
Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for all categories (1st, 2nd, 3rd) are 1000 KZT including tax (5.50€approx.)
Tickets On Sale: 01 August 2010
Tel: +7 7172 390287
Fax: +7 7172 390387

First meeting

smucav
09-07-2010, 04:04 PM
The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2010 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinals, World Group Play-offs and eight zonal ties to be played on 17-19 September.

KAZAKHSTAN v SWITZERLAND
Venue: The National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan (hard–indoors)

Kazakhstan
Andrey Golubev
Evgeny Korolev
Mikhail Kukushkin
Yuriy Schukin
Captain: Yegor Shaldunov

Switzerland
Stanislas Wawrinka
Marco Chiudinelli
Michael Lammer
Yves Allegro
Captain: Severin Luthi

Labamba
09-16-2010, 12:18 PM
Friday
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

Saturday
Evgeny Korolev / Yuriy Schukin (KAZ) v Michael Lammer / Yves Allegro (SUI)

Sunday
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)

Filo V.
09-16-2010, 06:49 PM
This is the tie people really need to look out for. The Kazakhs have a pretty decent chance at winning here. If they can end day one 1-1, I think it's very 50-50. Golubev has been bad of late and is more of a clay court player, so Marco should beat him, and the tie result may hinge on it. Switzerland is the favorite but an upset is possible.

SVK
09-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Have someone score from this match? The scoreboard is frozen:unsure:

dinkulpus
09-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Golubev - Chiudinelli 6:4 6:4 6:4

2h and 1 minute :wavey:

Labamba
09-17-2010, 10:28 AM
good win for Golu :yeah:

Stan better watch out

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 10:45 AM
Stan probably is going to have to win three matches to get the Swiss back in the world group. I do think the Swiss can win the doubles. Stan should beat Kuku, but it's beating Golubev that will be a problem. Marco just isn't reliable or good enough on this big stage.

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 10:46 AM
I thought Marco would win due to how Golubev has been playing lately and how he's been playing on quicker courts but I was really wrong.

gulzhan
09-17-2010, 11:50 AM
:bounce:

Davai, Kukushkin! :rocker2:

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 11:54 AM
Stan isn't really 100% fit and is playing this mostly out of necessity. Hopefully he wins but it looks like it could be a long match, which is not what he nor the Swiss needed.

DanaKz
09-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Alberto Contador watching tennis in Astana

gulzhan
09-17-2010, 02:21 PM
2-0 :woohoo:

Hellraiser
09-17-2010, 02:23 PM
Wawrinka how many lost five-setter :mad:

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 02:24 PM
Stan had quite a few openings in that fifth set to get it back on serve and didn't capitalize. I don't want Kazakhstan to beat the Swiss, because I want the Swiss in the WG, but at the same time this is sort of karma in Roger's sense that he doesn't help his team out when they need him, and Stan's injured, and they are on the road against a good team. I can only imagine what Roger thinks or even if he cares.

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 02:27 PM
Kukushkin def. Wawrinka 3-6 6-1 6-4 1-6 6-3

Kazakhstan 2-Switzerland 0

Switzerland I think are the favorites on paper to win the doubles, but I won't be surprised to see a 5-0 now. If Switzerland wins the doubles it likely will not matter, as I'm guessing Stan will play the doubles and he'll be tired and still injured, and Golubev will probably beat him. Then Kukushkin should beat Marco in the 5th rubber anyway.

Oh well, first Kazakhstan, next will be Ukraine, bank on that.

RogerExpress
09-17-2010, 02:34 PM
Surprising :eek:, anyway I think Switzerland still has chances

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Surprising :eek:, anyway I think Switzerland still has chances

They do, but they aren't high. Marco isn't likely at all to win his match. I mean, they are relying on an injured played to win on a surface he doesn't like. They were always going to be in trouble. They are probably the slight favorites for the doubles, but even that is more 50-50 than anything else.

Labamba
09-17-2010, 09:37 PM
the Swiss need a miracle now :o

Horatio Caine
09-18-2010, 07:46 AM
They do, but they aren't high. Marco isn't likely at all to win his match. I mean, they are relying on an injured played to win on a surface he doesn't like. They were always going to be in trouble. They are probably the slight favorites for the doubles, but even that is more 50-50 than anything else.

Yes, it will be very tough now for Switzerland. But I disgree a little with what you are saying...I think Wawrinka could actually be the weakest link. If Switzerland can keep the tie alive going into Sunday, Stan will need to beat Golubev...that will be very difficult if the leg is still bothering him a lot.

Chiudinelli is probably short of confidence but actually I think he is very capable of beating Kukushkin. :shrug:

As for the doubles today, I think Wawrinka has to be rested...no point using an injured player when it is very possible that one of the others could play at a stronger level. Besides, Stan isn't a strong doubles player (regardless of Olympic gold). I have never seen Lammer play, but Chiudinelli could be useful. Whatever the decision, Allegro often has to be carried, so it will be tough to create a strong, unified doubles team. Kazakstan definitely in with a chance to finish this today...

Labamba
09-18-2010, 08:18 AM
Stan is playing...

Golubev/Schukin vs Allegro/Wawrinka

livescore (http://ls.daviscup.com/live_dc_version.asp?tid=100014747&desc=World%20Group%20-%20Play-offs&Ft=Play-offs)

Frisk
09-18-2010, 08:54 AM
What channel in Switzerland broadcast this game? :wavey:

Labamba
09-18-2010, 09:16 AM
Golubev/Schukin vs Allegro/Wawrinka 6-4 4-2*

nole_no1
09-18-2010, 09:18 AM
Kazakhstan made 4 breaks.All were on Allegro's serve :o
Allegro didn't hold a game in this match

6-4 6-3 Golubev/Schukin i think this is done

Labamba
09-18-2010, 09:28 AM
Golubev/Schukin vs Allegro/Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 *0-0

Kazakhstan a set away from World Group

Labamba
09-18-2010, 09:51 AM
Golubev/Schukin vs Allegro/Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 5-2*

Labamba
09-18-2010, 10:16 AM
Golubev/Schukin def. Allegro/Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 6-3

Kazakhstan 3-0 and into the World Group! :eek:

Switzerland again drops down to the Europe/Africa Zone Group I

Hellraiser
09-18-2010, 11:44 AM
Golubev/Schukin def. Allegro/Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 6-3

Kazakhstan 3-0 and into the World Group! :eek:

Switzerland again drops down to the Europe/Africa Zone Group I

Now I'm almost sure Fedex won't play n this division for Swiss in next year.

It's a shame for so good country in tennis to be so low in DC.

RogerExpress
09-18-2010, 01:14 PM
I don't understand what happened here :confused:, at this point Swiss should be 2-1 or 3-0 up, I expected Chiudinelli defeat Golubev but is not a surprise Andrey's win, but in Wawrinka's rubber and doubles Switzerland, in my opinion, was clearly favourite

Dupuis2006
09-18-2010, 02:07 PM
Swiss! :eek: :o

gulzhan
09-19-2010, 04:52 AM
Amazing result! :worship:

Labamba
09-19-2010, 10:37 AM
Kazakhstan completes the whitewash :tape:

Golubev def. Lammer 6-3 6-2
Kukushkin def. Chiudinelli 6-2 6-4

Kazakhstan 5-0

andres111
09-19-2010, 05:30 PM
:haha: