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Playoffs: Austria vs Great Britain

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SuperRevelation
09-18-2004, 03:46 AM
Austria: Stefan Koubek Jurgen Melzer Julian Knowle Alexander Peya

Great Britain: Tim Henman Greg Rusedksi Alex Bogdanovic Andrew Murray

Surface: Red Clay (Outdoors)

Played at Portschach, Austria


Tim Henman has proved that he can serve and volley, and play on clay at the same time with a semifinal appearance in the semifinals of the French Open. Rusedksi winning on clay? No chance lol. Bogdanovic and Murray? Maybe but they are pretty inexperienced on the Davis Cup team. Austria has a HUGE advantage. Some decent clay courters, playing at home, and picking the court surface. I say Austria winning all matches.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-19-2004, 05:22 PM
LETS GO GB!!!!!!!!!!!

BOGGIE!!!!! :D :kiss: :hearts: :worship:

Neely
09-20-2004, 10:06 AM
Immer wieder, immer wieder, immer wieder ÖSTERREICH!!!!!!! :D :clap2: :clap2:


COME ON, MELZER & AUSTRIA!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Supersonik
09-20-2004, 10:13 AM
Austria will be in the World Group next year, and give Muster his first win as a captain.

Björki
09-20-2004, 11:35 AM
Austria!!!! :D

Socket
09-20-2004, 09:26 PM
This is looking to be a good tie, along with the SFs.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-21-2004, 12:04 PM
Lets go GREAT BRITAIN!!!!!

Kristen
09-21-2004, 12:21 PM
Come on Austria! Get the Brits on clay, just like the Aussies did last year :D
Go Jurgen!! :hug:

Fergie
09-21-2004, 01:57 PM
Go Austria :bigclap:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-21-2004, 06:33 PM
Cmon...Greggie, Boggie, Timmy and Andy :banana:

TheBoiledEgg
09-21-2004, 08:33 PM
yeah come on GB
i'm dying to see GB play Spain on clay

Aleksa's Laydee
09-22-2004, 02:58 PM
yeah come on GB
i'm dying to see GB play Spain on clay

A tie like that would be EVIL :fiery:

Gerri
09-22-2004, 09:26 PM
Go GB, you can do it boys! :D

MissPovaFan
09-22-2004, 10:03 PM
Personally I can see the following happening...

Henman to beat Melzer
Rusedski to beat Koubek
Knowle/Peya to beat Henman/Rusedski
Henman to beat Koubek
Melzer to beat Rusedski

Austria 2 GB 3

Assuming those are the matches.

Bilbo
09-23-2004, 01:15 PM
R1 - S.KOUBEK (AUT) vs T.HENMAN (GBR)
R2 - J.MELZER (AUT) vs G.RUSEDSKI (GBR)
R3 - J.KNOWLE / J.MELZER (AUT) vs T.HENMAN / G.RUSEDSKI (GBR)
R4 - J.MELZER (AUT) vs T.HENMAN (GBR)
R5 - S.KOUBEK (AUT) vs G.RUSEDSKI (GBR)

TheBoiledEgg
09-23-2004, 01:48 PM
pfffffff i wanted Melzer to be match 1


anyway the balls are gonna be the BIGGEST that are allowable
the clay is gonna be the SLOWEST they can make it
and they gonna WATER it as much as possible in between sets or when they get a chance.

Bilbo
09-23-2004, 01:52 PM
lol eggy ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-23-2004, 04:29 PM
Lets win 4-0 so alex can play and win the last match to make it 5-0 ;)

Good Luck greg...you SHOULD be able to do good against jurgen *fingers crossed*

Björki
09-23-2004, 04:40 PM
good luck to Austria :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-23-2004, 05:48 PM
Lets win 4-0 so alex can play and win the last match to make it 5-0 ;)

Good Luck greg...you SHOULD be able to do good against jurgen *fingers crossed*

I'm sure Melzer and Koubek thinking the same ;)
lets win 4-0 and let Alex Peya play :p :devil:

tennis4eva
09-24-2004, 03:59 AM
:banana: GO AUSTRIA :banana:

FryslanBoppe
09-24-2004, 04:19 AM
Go Austria.

Kristen
09-24-2004, 06:29 AM
Gregs comments are pissing me off. Sure, he could sound confident... but instead hes just sounding cocky :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 09:41 AM
talking about having to water the court
no need to :o

Its PISSING down in Portasch
and its gonna be a delayed start

Court is gonna be like walking thru a swamp ;)

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-24-2004, 09:53 AM
talking about having to water the court
no need to :o

Its PISSING down in Portasch
and its gonna be a delayed start

Court is gonna be like walking thru a swamp ;)

I am in Sweden at the moment, and typical it would piss down in Portschach, which is located in one of the driest provinces in Austria.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport
Muster - We do not fear GB

Austria will show no fear when they take on Great Britain in the Davis Cup, insists captain Thomas Muster.

The tie begins on Friday, with a place in the elite World Group at stake.

"We are definitely not afraid," said Muster. "We know we have a good team and I think it's going to be a very interesting tie.

"I don't know what Jeremy (Bates - Great Britain's captain) is going to do, but whoever is put in the British team to play, we will challenge."

The World Group play-off begins in Portschach on Friday.

Bates can call upon in-form world number four Tim Henman, fresh from a semi-final place at the US Open, as well as Greg Rusedski, US Open junior champion Andrew Murray and Alex Bogdanovic.

Muster's squad may be less high-profile, but Jurgen Melzer, Stefan Koubek and Alexander Peya reached the third round at the US Open while Julian Knowle made the Wimbledon doubles final this year.

"We have a Wimbledon finalist in doubles, we have solid singles players and we are playing at home," said Muster.

"It's going to be sold out, and I think it's going to be a really good Davis Cup tie. I hope we can use the form of our players to have an advantage and succeed.

"We know that the British team will be strong, that Tim (Henman) is playing really well, and we will see what Jeremy comes up with."

Muster, who retired from playing in 1999, takes on the role of captain for the first time.

"I wasn't really sure if I wanted to do it because Gunther Bresnik had been the captain before me and had done a really good job for the team," said Muster.

"But, his contract finished and I was asked. I had a few months to think about it and I said 'yes', but only if it was connected with the junior programme in Austria.

"I didn't want to just be captain, I want to be involved with junior programs in the country because tennis has not been so popular in Austria for a while."

There are plenty of people who think that, at the age of 36, Muster could still do a job as a player.

The 1995 French Open champion is training as hard as ever as he competes on the Delta Tour of Champions, but insists he is not tempted by a comeback.

"No, I wouldn't think about that," said Muster.

"I wouldn't consider playing myself on the Davis Cup team because I've got to consider how well the players are playing today.

"You have got to move on. I'm nearly 37, and times have changed. I don't think it would be a good idea, a smart idea, to even try that.

"I want my players to be the ones in the spotlight, and to be successful."

And for such a livewire - a man with energy seemingly to spare - it will be interesting to see how Muster deals with trying to influence matches from the courtside.

"It will be a different feeling, sitting outside watching the players - you can't really act," he said.

"You have to sit there - you can't jump and run to get your stress out. You are just sitting there watching the players, giving them some strategy for the game.

"The bottom line is that there's a lot you can try to do, but in the end, really nothing!"

Aleksa's Laydee
09-24-2004, 12:25 PM
Gregs comments are pissing me off. Sure, he could sound confident... but instead hes just sounding cocky :rolleyes:
Now now :p Goooooooo GREGGIE!!! ;)


pfff rain :rolleyes:

Björki
09-24-2004, 12:45 PM
anyone know the scores?
the live scores don't work for me :(

Fergie
09-24-2004, 01:33 PM
anyone know the scores?
the live scores don't work for me :(
Start delayed due the rain ;)

Björki
09-24-2004, 02:07 PM
Rain delays start in Portschach
The good news is that the rain was coming from the north west. Had the thunder, lightning and endless wetness been coming from the south, that could have been "dangerous", or so thought Martin Reiter, the tournament director at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie in Portschach. As he tried to work out a way to get the brave boys of Austria and Great Britain on court - any court - he was taking considerable comfort from the origins of the cloud cover.

Tim Henman had been due to take on Stefan Koubek at 11.00am but as the sleepy little resort town in the mountains awoke to the cold and damp, there was little chance of that happening.

"The bad weather from the north west usually goes away fast," Reiter promised. "If it's from the south, it can be dangerous. That can stay for a long time."

The problem was that the players did not want to stay for a long time. As the rain lashed down, the chances of play on Friday became increasingly slim while the possibility of a Monday finish grew ever more likely. There was always the option of an early start on Saturday to get both the singles and the doubles completed by close of play. But with the nights drawing in and this the best of five sets on very slow clay, the chances of getting all three matches completed before nightfall were not good.

As a last resort, the tie could be moved indoors to nearby Klagenfurt but the arena there is so small that there is little room for the spectators and even less for the television cameras.

In the meantime there is much hanging around under umbrellas and lots of research into re-booking flights and extending hotel reservations. But at least the rain was not coming from the south. That really was good news.

alex.2812
09-24-2004, 04:32 PM
it's raining

Neely
09-24-2004, 04:54 PM
today was only :rain: :rain: :rain: :banghead: :banghead:


better luck tomorrow! ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-24-2004, 04:59 PM
hmmm maybe my alex can play tomo :D :woohoo: give greg/tim a rest in the doubles....now thats a good idea :yeah:

ae wowww
09-24-2004, 06:38 PM
if the dubs are played will be decided afterwards. if a player plays more than 45 games in his first match he is not allowed to do a doubles match. what a stupid rule huh - looks like boggo might get to play?

MissKoubek1981
09-24-2004, 07:50 PM
So they start to play at 9:30 tomorrow, hope it stays dry ... :worship: to the god of weather ...

Good luck Austria!!!

Auf gehts Stefan auf gehts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss: :clap2: :hearts:

Auf gehts Jürgen auf gehts!!!!!!!! :D :wavey:

Auf gehts Alex auf gehts!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :)

Auf gehts Julian auf gehts!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :woohoo:

:kiss:,
your excited Austrian,
MissKoubek1981 (Danielle :) )

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-24-2004, 08:02 PM
Go Brits!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-24-2004, 08:05 PM
45 games eh.... so thats a 5 setter...i guess the rules there to stop the guys killing themselves....boggie yay :D

Wulfram
09-24-2004, 08:43 PM
if the dubs are played will be decided afterwards. if a player plays more than 45 games in his first match he is not allowed to do a doubles match. what a stupid rule huh - looks like boggo might get to play?

I think the rule is actually that if one of the players has already played more than 45 games then the match will be postponed, not that the player will not be allowed to play the match.

Would seem make more sense to me, anyway, though the rule is not well phrased.

Kristen
09-25-2004, 02:14 AM
Where are you Arvind Parmar!? You should replace Greg "ready to play three five-setters" Rusedski :woohoo: :rolleyes:

And when it comes to facing Melzer, Rusedski offered a quiet word of warning. "I was only about 50 per cent when he beat me in St Poelten," he said. "He was playing well but my shape and my tennis are at a much higher standard now. I'm expecting a good match but I know I'll be a lot better than I was in St Poelten."

ae wowww
09-25-2004, 08:24 AM
hehe yeah he was a little cocky: but Arvind "Never won a DC match in many" Parmar probably wouldn't be the best replacement for Greg "ready to play three five-setters" Rusedski. Tim "Best year of my life" Henman should beat Austria's No.2 Stefan "Piercing" Koubek, but does doubles still go to 5 in Davis Cup? I thought it was only Wimbledon... or have I made a huge schoolboy error? :S Fill me in!

Björki
09-25-2004, 09:01 AM
Go Austria :D
Koubek vs Henman 4-1

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:13 AM
CMON HENMAN :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:14 AM
bp TAKE IT!!!

Björki
09-25-2004, 09:20 AM
come on Koubek take this set :D

Björki
09-25-2004, 09:24 AM
Koubek wins first set 6-3 :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:26 AM
OMG henman your SH$T!!!!!!! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:29 AM
omg its all up to you greg now...leave tim for sunday to bulls it up like he has today

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:33 AM
aaaahh greg and alex :inlove:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:35 AM
:rolleyes: :mad: you big fat LOSER tim :fiery: :smash: :smash: you should be dropped....this is V morocco all over again :mad:

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 09:38 AM
he hates clay :smash:

ae wowww
09-25-2004, 09:41 AM
Henman is playing so badly because his parents are there. When he is swearing, unshaven and scruffy he plays great because he can express himself.
3-6, 0-3. Great rally at 40-A at 0-2 Koubek.. Then Koubek pulled out great passing shot.
Comeon Tim!!?!!

ae wowww
09-25-2004, 09:42 AM
:rolleyes: :mad: you big fat LOSER tim :fiery: :smash: :smash: you should be dropped....this is V morocco all over again :mad:

Bjorkfish, you are so fair weather it's unreal. At the beginning of the thread you loved Tim. Now because he dropped the first set against Koubek who is playing frankly off his face, you hate Tim... get a life mate

Björki
09-25-2004, 09:43 AM
Koubek 6-3, 4-0
Come on!!!! :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:45 AM
Bjorkfish, you are so fair weather it's unreal. At the beginning of the thread you loved Tim. Now because he dropped the first set against Koubek who is playing frankly off his face, you hate Tim... get a life mate

To be honest i dont like him at all let alone love him...i am only cheering for him because he's british and the DC is the only place where i do cheer him on. If you are a pro tennis player you have to ADAPT to different surfaces and frankly hes not doing a good job at all so i think you should just get out of henmans ass and stop talking like that to me.... :rolleyes:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:47 AM
CMON hennie....dont blow it

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:48 AM
CMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 bps LETS GO!!!! Hennie!!!

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 09:48 AM
never count out henman

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:49 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS LETS GET ON A ROLL NOW!!!!

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 09:51 AM
points won on 2nd serve 3/17 :smash: :confused:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:51 AM
break him down :devil:

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 09:53 AM
his 2nd serve is awful. he can't win like that.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:54 AM
yes!! gp...

ARGGGGGGGGGGGG deuce :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:55 AM
bloody hell henman...where is your brain?????????????? :shrug:

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 09:57 AM
are you watching bjorkfish?

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:59 AM
:fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 09:59 AM
are you watching bjorkfish?

Yes...its not good :(

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 10:00 AM
if henman lose great britain is toast. greg on clay is even worse.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:02 AM
i agree and hes now 2sps down :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:02 AM
this is really appauling to watch

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 10:03 AM
awful tim awful

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 10:05 AM
we need one of his famous comebacks

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:05 AM
0-30 CMON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:06 AM
argggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:07 AM
this is SO CRAP!!! :fiery: I am so p*ssed off now :mad:

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 10:09 AM
he can't win a single point on his 2nd serve :smash:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:10 AM
he can't win a single point on his 2nd serve :smash:

He can barley win a point of his 1st serve :o :rolleyes:

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 10:20 AM
6th break point

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 10:22 AM
finally...now hold :mad: HOLD

FryslanBoppe
09-25-2004, 10:28 AM
Let's go Koubek.

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 10:44 AM
Well done Stefan that was a great performance, and with all the rain the court doesn't need any extra watering and now it's Melzer time to take out Rusedski.

heya
09-25-2004, 10:47 AM
A great returner - Henman! :haha: :help:

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 10:49 AM
Koubek 6-3, 6-3 6-1

Come on Jurgen lets see if you can lose less games than Stefan did.

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 11:02 AM
Stefan Koubek :yeah:

nice, slow clay
dont you just LOVE it :)
clay court tennis as its supposed to be :devil:

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 11:08 AM
Stefan Koubek :yeah:

nice, slow clay
dont you just LOVE it :)
clay court tennis as its supposed to be :devil:

I just wish GWH was around, he would be loving this. Muster as DC captain, slow and heavy clay conditions. Koubek trashing Henman, this would be a perfect day.

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:10 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 0-0 (Melzer Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

heya
09-25-2004, 11:12 AM
sjengster absolutely loves this.

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:18 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 1-0 (Rusedski Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:20 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 1-1 (Melzer Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:22 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 2-1 (Rusedski Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 11:24 AM
Greg rusedski in an ALICE band :rolls:
now I've seen it all :lol: :haha:

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 11:26 AM
TBE, I didn't see the match how good was Koubek or how bad was Henman?

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:27 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 2-2 (Melzer Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:31 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 3-2 (Rusedski Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 11:33 AM
TBE, I didn't see the match how good was Koubek or how bad was Henman?

I didnt see it either
just got back home, but heard some reports on Radio :lol:

I'm sure BBC website will have game by game details

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:36 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 4-2 (Melzer Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 11:37 AM
I didnt see it either
just got back home, but heard some reports on Radio :lol:

I'm sure BBC website will have game by game details

I will go to the BBC website later. I have just started doing military service and getting used to travelling back and forth.

Here is from Reuters.
VIENNA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Austria's Stefan Koubek hammered Britain's Tim Henman 6-3 6-3 6-1 in the first singles match of their Davis Cup World Group playoff at Portschach on Saturday.

Koubek, ranked 81 in the world, outgunned the fourth-ranked Briton with pounding groundstrokes. Henman, a U.S. Open semi-finalist earlier this month, was lacklustre throughout, failing to find rhythm on his usually effective serve and producing errors on both sides of the court.

Henman began poorly in each set, left-hander Koubek breaking him in all his opening service games.

The 27-year-old Austrian took a 3-0 lead in the first set and a 4-0 advantage in the second before breaking Henman again to claim the set 6-3.

The British number one showed his growing confidence on clay by reaching the French Open semi-finals in June but was always second best to the claycourt specialist at the picturesque lakeside venue.

Henman appeared almost to lose interest in final set and Koubek cantered to victory.

"Stefan played a really great match tactically," Austrian team captain Thomas Muster said. "Tim just came from the U.S. Open and it was probably a bit of adjustment for him."

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 11:38 AM
Lets go Jurgen.

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:38 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 5-2 (Rusedski Serving to stay in the Set)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:45 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 5-3 (Melzer Serving for the Set)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 11:49 AM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 6-3 0-0 (Rusedski Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 12:05 PM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 6-3 2-2 (Rusedski Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 12:09 PM
Davis Cup World Group Playoff - Second Rubber

Austria 1-0 Great Britain

Jurgen Melzer v Greg Rusedski 6-3 2-3 (Melzer Serving)

LETS GO GREG LETS GO!!!

WyveN
09-25-2004, 12:13 PM
Is the doubles being played today?

MissPovaFan
09-25-2004, 12:25 PM
Is the doubles being played today?

Yep it sure is!

Afteer this match - probably with suitable rest.

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 12:28 PM
Melzer :rolleyes:

he just got broke again
0-1* in 3rd

losing to Greg on SLOW clay is just pathetic
i'm sure not even Babsi Schett would lose to him on clay

WyveN
09-25-2004, 12:33 PM
I wonder if Tim will be dropped for his reverse singles if its a live rubber

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 12:34 PM
Tim dropped for who :rolls:
its not like they got anyone else :tape:

WyveN
09-25-2004, 12:42 PM
Tim dropped for who :rolls:
its not like they got anyone else :tape:


werent they considering playing Murray instead of Rusedski?
I saw Henman play and he wont beat anyone on this surface

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:38 PM
come on, Jürgen!

he got a break now!
*4-2 in the 4th set against Rusedski... but Rusedski leading 2-1 sets

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 01:39 PM
go Jurgen
u lose this u might as well as retire

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:40 PM
damn it!! :banghead: :fiery:

Jürgen made two pathetic backhand errors and then another bad play at the net to give Rusedski 0-40 :mad:

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 01:41 PM
werent they considering playing Murray instead of Rusedski?
I saw Henman play and he wont beat anyone on this surface

Yes they were, but then Jeremy Bates decided Marray would be too inexperienced for this occasion and went with Rusedski, who actually isn't doing too badly so far - a whole lot better than Henman did anyway! Most enjoyable thing about this tie for me is seeing Thomas Muster who was my Number 1 hero in the 90's, and is now coaching the Austrian Team. I am watching him more than the match :p

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:41 PM
Muster jumps up!

DEUCE

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:43 PM
5-2 Melzer
consolidated the break

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:49 PM
wow, that was a very good point of Rusedski! :eek:
30-30 --> 30-40

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 01:50 PM
Melzer has a peabrain :o

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:51 PM
break point Rusedski
set point Melzer
break point Rusedski
and error of Melzer!

5-4* Melzer in the 4th set

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:53 PM
Melzer has a peabrain :o
well I just tuned in this match a few minutes ago because I was watching the German doubles match before, but it really must be said, that from what I have seen so far of Rusedski, that Greg isn't playing a bad match. He is playing MUCH better than his clay record this season would indicate.

Neely
09-25-2004, 01:57 PM
Melzer holds

Austria 6-5*, 4th set

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:03 PM
6-6 tiebreak

Melzer started the tiebreak with a double fault :o

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 02:04 PM
Melzer 1-4 in TB :help:
totally useless

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 02:05 PM
I'm sure a 36 yr old Thomas Muster would have beaten Greg 62 62 60 on this stuff

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:06 PM
Jürgen totally fucked up this tiebreak, playing balls into the halffield and waiting at the baseline that Rusedski clears these balls :banghead: :help:

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:06 PM
5-2* Great Britain
5-3*
*5-4

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 02:08 PM
*5-4 now

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:09 PM
what a joke, Melzer had the chance and sends this easy ball long :o :tears:

*6-4

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 02:09 PM
Melzer should be hung and flogged in public

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:10 PM
Rusedski wins with a service winner
7-6(4) in the fourth set

Austria 1 - 1 Great Britan


Jürgen :tears: :sad: :banghead:

he had 5-2* and set point already in this set :banghead:
and Greg wins a match on clay, lol :yeah:

I really wanted Jürgen Melzer to win this match, but congrats to Greg, he played really better than I expected him

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:11 PM
Melzer should be hung and flogged in public
you should be glad that your country levelled this tie at 1-1 ;)

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 02:15 PM
Melzer should be hung and flogged in public

Awww - poor lad - he was just really nervous! Rusedski did play quite well though, although his arrogance in that post-match interview made me want to strangle him :devil: :devil:

jorgon
09-25-2004, 02:16 PM
Well done Greg, brilliant match!

Maybe you're after an acting career with your new hairstyle - Gérard Depardieu?

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 02:18 PM
you should be glad that your country levelled this tie at 1-1 ;)

Its not my country although me live here
I cant stand Tim or Greg :devil:

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:19 PM
Awww - poor lad - he was just really nervous! Rusedski did play quite well though, although his arrogance in that post-match interview made me want to strangle him :devil: :devil:
lol, I don't know what interview you saw? the same like I did? was it with an Austrian reporter or was it with a British one?

well in the interview that I saw in Austrian TV, Gred just said one short sentence saying something like "well, I told you before I can win on clay and I showed that I can play well in this match"

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 02:20 PM
Its not my country although me live here
I cant stand Tim or Greg :devil:

I like Tim because he is a fine player and a true gentleman - but Greg :devil: He's not even English anyway :p

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:20 PM
Its not my country although me live here
ah cool, I didn't know ;)

I cant stand Tim or Greg :devil:
that I did know ;) :p

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 02:21 PM
lol, I don't know what interview you saw? the same like I did? was it with an Austrian reporter or was it with a British one?

well in the interview that I saw in Austrian TV, Gred just said one short sentence saying something like "well, I toly you before I can win on clay and I showed that I can play well in this match"

No - I saw a really long BBC one, where Greg said he knew he could win it because he was the much better player etc.

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:22 PM
under 45 games have been played only in this match, so we will see the doubles match today

the supervisor will decide how many break there will be between the singles and doubles match

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-25-2004, 02:26 PM
I can't believe Melzer lost to Rusedski, that is a very bad loss indeed, but Rusedski backed up his claims that he would beat Melzer.

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 02:26 PM
under 45 games have been played only in this match, so we will see the doubles match today

the supervisor will decide how many break there will be between the singles and doubles match

One hour and 15 minutes break acording to the BBC - that will be around 3.30pm here in England, so I guess 4.30pm for you Neely.

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:26 PM
BTW, where is Björkfish :scratch: :scratch:

Greg did win such a match and she isn't here? :eek: ;)

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 02:28 PM
they should have played Peya
he couldnt have done any worse.

Austria got to win doubles
Melzer has no hope vs Farmer Timmy tomorrow
even if its cold, wet and miserable

WyveN
09-25-2004, 02:29 PM
During the 4th set tiebreak, Muster sure looked like he wanted to be out there on court instead of Melzer lol

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 02:29 PM
During the 4th set tiebreak, Muster sure looked like he wanted to be out there on court instead of Melzer lol

And woud probably have played a hell of a lot better :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-25-2004, 02:33 PM
During the 4th set tiebreak, Muster sure looked like he wanted to be out there on court instead of Melzer lol

He would have done better for sure, and Melzer should have a serious look at himself losing to Rusedski on clay as is as bad as losing to Berasategui on grass.

MissKoubek1981
09-25-2004, 02:44 PM
What a day. *whew* Exciting like hell and it's not over until now. :rolleyes:

Sad that Jürgen lost. :sad: He started that good with winning first set. But then Rusedski played that good that he didn't really know what to do. I think the racket misuse explains enough about his feeling in the match ... :banghead: Rusedski just was the better player, and the fact that Jürgen started the tiebreak with a double fault also speaks its own language. :p

So now:

GO ALEX, GO JULIAN!!!!! *wavesflag* :) :bigclap:

:hearts:Stef played fantastic today :yeah:. Was one of the best matches I have ever seen of him. I'm totally impressed. :woohoo: He always plays good in DC, but that was totally awesome! He :smash: Henman. *ggg*

*sigh* So let's see what tomorrow brings :scratch:, and the doubles today. :cool: Henman was that :fiery: *lol*, but that's understandable, I think. *ggg* That was amusing to watch :lol: normally he is known as a calm and nice person.

Tom did a fantastic job, but the support from the courtstand was a bit missing from the Austrian team side during Jürgen's match. That was the only negative thing I saw apart from the loss. :( It was Crazy Idiot :crazy: who did most of the support *lol*.

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 03:03 PM
Melzer dropped for doubles :yeah:
can u blame Muster after that pathetic display

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 03:05 PM
Hi Danielle - yes - your Stefan was awesome today. I haven't seen him play much since his match against David at Roland Garros this year and I was really impressed with his performance :)

rassklovn
09-25-2004, 03:10 PM
Melzer should have a serious look at himself losing to Rusedski on clay as is as bad as losing to Berasategui on grass.

:haha: :haha:

He has been dropped for the doubles, come on Austria.

Björki
09-25-2004, 03:47 PM
when will the doubles start?
come on Austria :D

Neely
09-25-2004, 03:55 PM
Melzer dropped for doubles :yeah:+
Melzer was never scheduled to play doubles anyways...

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 03:57 PM
when will the doubles start?
come on Austria :D

Doubles just starting now - Rusedski serving first - 30-15.

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:00 PM
what a joke, the Austrian team is bad at the net from the beginning right now... they don't kill the volleys and Henman/Rusedski can pass them too often

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:02 PM
from 0-30 to game Austria

1-1

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:05 PM
ooh rusedski took one right in the plums OUCH

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:05 PM
I think Rusedski will soon go for a vengeance if Knowle is continuing to hit those volleys in his body :lol:

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:05 PM
2-1 GBR

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:08 PM
Peya is bad so far :o
he's the weakness early in this match

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:09 PM
Is he the one with the becker hairstyle?

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:10 PM
ooh breakpoint GBR

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:10 PM
3-1 GBR

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:11 PM
break GB
Peya got broken, who else :o :banghead:

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 04:13 PM
Is he the one with the becker hairstyle?

Yes. He's actually quite a good-looking guy (in my humble opinion :) ), but he is sure as hell playing rubbish today.

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:13 PM
and they break back ....3-2...typical rusedski

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:14 PM
rebreak Austria
and except one return, all other good return came from Knowle's side

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:17 PM
can u hear church bells in background? Esmerarelda Esmerelda she loves me lol

30-15 on knowles serve

Björki
09-25-2004, 04:18 PM
come on Austria :banana:

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:19 PM
3-3

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:22 PM
Henman without problems

4-3* GB

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:28 PM
4-4

and 15-40

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:30 PM
Knowle wins the point with a volley
break Austria

*5-4 Austria


Rusedski :smash:
lost his service game again

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 04:31 PM
not looking good for GBR now in 1st set

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:36 PM
1st set Austria 6-4

Neely
09-25-2004, 04:56 PM
*5-1 GB in the second set

this should be 1-1 in sets now

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 04:56 PM
2nd set goes to Great Britain

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 05:05 PM
6-1

darkness is not far away

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:06 PM
i reckon they will get one more set in

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:12 PM
oh no.....austria break for 2-0

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:12 PM
good return, Austria leads *2-0 in the third set

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:15 PM
breakpoint GB

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:15 PM
not taken !!! deuece

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:16 PM
oooooh GB break back :bigclap:

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:16 PM
immediate rebreak for GB
2-1* Austria

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:19 PM
2-2

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:25 PM
Rusedski's service games suck

0-30

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 05:26 PM
Henman is shit :mad: Looks like Greg has to do all himself.

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:27 PM
and also Henman makes an easy volley error...
that was a bad game for GB

*4-2 Austria

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:28 PM
Looks like Greg has to do all himself.
Bilbo, IMO Greg is already worn out a bit, he doesn't have the pressure in his serve like at the beginning of the match, his serving speed decreased

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 05:28 PM
How did Henman reach the semis in Paris? He's shit today

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:30 PM
How did Henman reach the semis in Paris?
beating Llodra, Saulnier, Burgsmüller, Blanco ;) ... and finally Chela

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:31 PM
OMG, Austria came back from 0-40 thanks to some crappy errors of Henman/Rusedski.... now advantage for Austria!

Austria holds!

5-2* Austria, third set

Sparkz
09-25-2004, 05:32 PM
5-2 ack :bigcry:

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 05:32 PM
GB lost the tie at these points

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:34 PM
now Henman's service games are also getting worse and worse
Henman did not get broken in this match, but now at 15-30 he's in danger

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:35 PM
Muster jumps up...

30-40
set point


Austria wins the third set 6-2

Neely
09-25-2004, 05:36 PM
it's getting dark in Austria, the match is suspended due to darkness now

Bilbo
09-25-2004, 05:36 PM
You can say Austria advanced.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 05:41 PM
it's getting dark in Austria, the match is suspended due to darkness now

For craps sake...bloody play it indoors and this mess up wouldnt have happened :mad: :mad: :mad:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 05:41 PM
Well Done Greg :woohoo: :banana: :yeah: :woohoo:

MissKoubek1981
09-25-2004, 05:53 PM
:woohoo: Well done until now, Juli and Alex!! :bigclap:

Good luck to all the four for tomorrow!!!

croat123
09-25-2004, 05:54 PM
the webcast was awesome!!

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 06:36 PM
Seems like Greg was having major problems with blisters on his hands which may have been affecting his service games. Julian Knowle was awesome though - he played really well and held his side together, although Peya did get better as the match progressed. Guess maybe he was nervous - has he played Davis Cup before? No one seemed to know on our TV. At least I get more chance to see the lovely Thomas Muster on TV tomorrow :)

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2004, 06:45 PM
finish them off Austria :D :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 06:46 PM
I hope greg doesnt have blisters tomo and is okay...he's holding it all together

MissKoubek1981
09-25-2004, 07:18 PM
Guess maybe he was nervous - has he played Davis Cup before? No one seemed to know on our TV. At least I get more chance to see the lovely Thomas Muster on TV tomorrow :)

He is in the team since 1999! Also Jürgen is in the team since then, Stefan since 1998. Alex has played just in doubles, what I researched until now.

Tom was gorgeous! I laughed so hard, I like him so much. He was really feeling it. He was cheering more than the Austrian players at the courtstand *lol*.

*Ljubica*
09-25-2004, 09:05 PM
He is in the team since 1999! Also Jürgen is in the team since then, Stefan since 1998. Alex has played just in doubles, what I researched until now.

Tom was gorgeous! I laughed so hard, I like him so much. He was really feeling it. He was cheering more than the Austrian players at the courtstand *lol*.

Thanks for the info Danielle. And yes - Tom IS gorgeous :inlove: I've loved him since the early 1990's and he looks better as he gets older :) Still wish I had taken my camera with me that day he was practicing with David this year!

Kristen
09-26-2004, 01:11 AM
:eek: Very nice work Stefan! I do like Tim, but when its DC, he's like dirt to me :lol: compared to the Austrians (sorry tim! I'll still cheer you at grandslams!!:kiss: ) Wouldn't have expected this scoreline from Tim/Stefan. Now I have to get ready for work :rolleyes: It seems that whenever theres an important tie on, I'm working both days of the weekend. Best wishes to the boys!

So whats the go now? it's 5-2 in the third set of doubles? I read the last couple of pages, but just wanted to make sure... Not that I'll be around to read any replies. I'll be on my way to work (hell) already :rolleyes: Off to dc.org i go!

tennis4eva
09-26-2004, 01:37 AM
:eek: I'm still in shock that Jurgen lost. He has some mental problems when he feels pressure. Sad, cuz he's got alot of talent and athletic ability. :( I still love him though! :kiss:
:worship: Stefan was great ! :angel: Julian and Alex also saved the day! :cool:
:bounce: Good Luck Jurgen, Stefan, Alex and Julian tomorrow! :bounce:

tennis4eva
09-26-2004, 01:51 AM
:angel: At least Jurgen still looked handsome! Here are some pics from today. ;) Also some of Stefan and one of the great Tom :worship:

tennis4eva
09-26-2004, 02:17 AM
;) :) And..... a few more.....Enjoy! :wavey:

MissKoubek1981
09-26-2004, 08:04 AM
Looking at nice pics of handsome Austrian tennis players is a very good start into the day ... :drool: :rolleyes: *gets haunted by some slashy fanfic ideas* ;)

TheBoiledEgg
09-26-2004, 09:49 AM
3-0 Austria in 4th :)

TheBoiledEgg
09-26-2004, 09:50 AM
make that *4-0 :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-26-2004, 10:11 AM
Austria take a 2-1 lead in to reverse singles

now its Farmer Timmy vs ??? (probably will be Melzer)

anyway cant see Koubek losing his match

Björki
09-26-2004, 10:16 AM
well done Austria :D
one more match.

Neely
09-26-2004, 10:25 AM
well done Pirat and Peya :clap2:


anyway cant see Koubek losing his match
I hope he has at least some consistency when playing Davis Cup... on ATP Tour level you never know what you get from Koubek... sometimes playing well, and sometimes so pathetically that it's a disgrace to watch

ae wowww
09-26-2004, 10:34 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=17657

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 10:41 AM
right LETS GO TIMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 10:44 AM
poor greggie with his blisters :sobbing:...debut for alex or andy :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 10:48 AM
take it henman TAKE IT

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 10:49 AM
tim :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 10:51 AM
omg we are going DOWN!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-26-2004, 10:54 AM
Melzer 2-0 :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 10:57 AM
henman needs to be shot :armed:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:01 AM
bloody hell.....what is his problem...i am ashamed to be known as british and supporting him...he is losing the tie for us :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
:yawn: same old henman :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
09-26-2004, 11:02 AM
Melzer 4-0 :D

arent BBC showing this ??? cos Henman losing :rolleyes:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:04 AM
Melzer 4-0 :D

arent BBC showing this ??? cos Henman losing :rolleyes:

Its on interactive....

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:12 AM
this is really appauling tim...your shit :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:15 AM
*faints* did henman win a game :eek:

Björki
09-26-2004, 11:16 AM
Melzer 6-0, 1-1
come on Jürgen :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:24 AM
bp CMON TIMMMMMMMMMY

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:25 AM
*4-1 CMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Björki
09-26-2004, 11:29 AM
come on Jürgen!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:30 AM
pfffffffff henman :rolleyes:

Neely
09-26-2004, 11:34 AM
Melzer's going down now :fiery: :mad:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:37 AM
TIMMMMMMMMMMMMY CMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Björki
09-26-2004, 11:38 AM
Henman 0-6 5-2

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:41 AM
2 BPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:41 AM
YES!!!!! LETS GO!!!!! *1-0

TheBoiledEgg
09-26-2004, 11:43 AM
Melzer :rolleyes:
only good for 1 set, then he goes useless :o

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:46 AM
well held TIMMY!!!!

Raquel
09-26-2004, 11:48 AM
Well done Tim for turning this around :) Keep going!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:53 AM
YES 3-1

break him again :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 11:58 AM
get it together timmmmy

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 12:12 PM
SHIT HENMAN :fiery: argggggggggggggggg

Kristen
09-26-2004, 12:12 PM
I hope Henman loses his singles match (if they don't replace him), to prove you guys right :rolleyes: :aplot:

Kristen
09-26-2004, 12:14 PM
Where are you guys getting results from? ;)
And also
Congrats to the Israeli guy who beat Todd Reid!!! Todd Woodbridge even won his singles match!!! :woohoo:

Raquel
09-26-2004, 12:17 PM
Tim breaks for 5-4 :)

He is so frustrating to watch sometimes though!

Raquel
09-26-2004, 12:22 PM
5-5

Tim :rolleyes: :fiery:

Come on Tim, fight back!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 12:22 PM
Where are you guys getting results from? ;)
And also
Congrats to the Israeli guy who beat Todd Reid!!! Todd Woodbridge even won his singles match!!! :woohoo:

I have it on TV....painful to watch

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 12:29 PM
TB aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh :unsure: :scared:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-26-2004, 12:34 PM
4 SPS!!!!!!!!!!!! CMON!!!!!!!!!!!