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Europe/Africa Zone Group I 1R: Slovak Republic at Portugal (March 4-6, 2011)

Luso
02-22-2011, 03:27 PM
Line-up´s:
Portugal: Frederico Gil, Rui Machado, Leonardo Tavares and João Sousa.
Eslovaquia: Lucas Lacko, Martin Klizan, Filip Polasek e Michal Martinak.
Very tight afair. SLK betting in a strong doubles team. Slow court and looooong exchanges are in order to wear out the slovaks.
Força Portugal!

Andre♥
02-24-2011, 06:57 PM
There is no reason why Portugal shouldn't win this at home.

Both Gil and Machado are surely better on clay than Lacko and Klizan. Just hope there are no chokes and no injuries.

If we beat Slovak Republic, we will face Switzerland and I wouldn't be surprised if both Federer and Wawrinka skip the tie, which would give us a quite easy win once again at home against Chiudinelli, Bohli and Lammer.

duong
03-03-2011, 11:28 AM
If we beat Slovak Republic, we will face Switzerland and I wouldn't be surprised if both Federer and Wawrinka skip the tie, which would give us a quite easy win once again at home against Chiudinelli, Bohli and Lammer.

Federer has to play Davis Cup at least once by next year to be able to play the Olympics which is one of his main goals.

It would be better to play to have a chance to reach the world group than to avoid relegation to group II :shrug:

Also the match against Portugal would be in Switzerland (right after Wimbledon) and not too tough on a fast court.

Actually I think the Swiss would prefer to play against the Portuguese because the Slovaks might play at home (would be decided by lot) and they might even play on clay ;)

Labamba
03-03-2011, 01:20 PM
R1 - F. GIL vs L. LACKO
R2 - R. MACHADO vs M. KLIZAN
R3 - F. GIL/L. TAVARES vs M. MERTINAK/F. POLASEK
R4 - R. MACHADO vs L. LACKO
R5 - F. GIL vs M. KLIZAN

Sauletekis
03-03-2011, 11:22 PM
Portugal must be the favourite ones. Playing at home, and on clay, is a big advantadge. But it's not totally guaranteed, because we will lose on doubles, and Gil always lose against Klizan. VAMOS PORTUGAL, VENÇAM POR NÓS!:worship:

polas87
03-04-2011, 10:12 AM
Do you have livescore Gil - Lacko ??

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 10:19 AM
Do you have livescore Gil - Lacko ??

I wish I had. But a portuguse tennis site, www.bolamarela.pt said that they will put some updated during the matches (but so far they put nothing).

polas87
03-04-2011, 10:23 AM
I dont see score this site . What score now ?

espana
03-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Gil won first set 6-2

polas87
03-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Gil won first set 6-2


Where you see score ? Please links .

espana
03-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Gil - Lacko 6-2 2-0*

nole_no1
03-04-2011, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the update but could you tell us the source pls? :)

espana
03-04-2011, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the update but could you tell us the source pls? :)

it's that bolamarela site, like previous user said, that not .pt -> .com

espana
03-04-2011, 11:31 AM
Gil - Lacko 6-2 3*-2
http://www.bolamarela.com/pt/noticias.php?t=1&ref=4784

nole_no1
03-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Gil - Lacko 6-2 6-2

polas87
03-04-2011, 11:41 AM
What score now ?

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Leonardo tavares, said on his facebook, at 20 min ago, that it was 6-2 6-2 3-0. Probably should be over, by now, I hope..

nole_no1
03-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Portugal 1-0 Eslováquia: Gil - Lacko 6-2, 6-2 e 6-1

:yeah:

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 12:05 PM
YEAAAH! IT'S OVER! 6-2 6-2 6-1! Routine win by Fred. It was much more easier than I thought!

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 12:17 PM
"During the 1h45 of the match, Gil served nearly perfectly and fired winners from all sides of the court, imposing his incredible game against an opponent who could do nothing to reverse the trend."

They also said that it was the best match of the YTD, of Fred.

Pit Advocate
03-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Gil http://s.rimg.info/1de7e6d06c9cdff49e02afcd53c36ef1.gif (http://smajliki.ru/smilie-76903527.html)

Lackohttp://s19.rimg.info/ec6712065bc6c64baecadc187471269f.gif (http://smajliki.ru/smilie-1192001511.html)

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 01:09 PM
Klizan leads Machado 2-1* One break for each player, so far...

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Klinzan 4-3*

No more breaks, so far.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 01:32 PM
Machado 6-4! Break at 9th game, and then, serve to love. Perfect! VAMOS RUI!

Juanes
03-04-2011, 01:33 PM
Lacko :help:

Gil was surely on fire.... i expected that Lacko will take at least set... and he won 5 games in together... :o ... but what could we expect when Lacko played on clay one year ago... :rolleyes: ... hope Kližan can win 2nd rubber... it would be great!

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 02:03 PM
3-2* Klizan 2nd set.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 02:08 PM
6-4; 6-4 Machado!!!

VAMOS RUI!

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 02:23 PM
6-4 6-4 *0-3 Machado

adibraniewo
03-04-2011, 02:26 PM
6-4 6-4 *0-3 Machado
When you see score [QUOTE=Machado & Gil;10820739] you have livescore or saw match ?

adibraniewo
03-04-2011, 02:52 PM
What score 3rd set Machado ?

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 02:55 PM
When you see score you have livescore or saw match ?

Again, www.bolamarela.com Not a live score but they are updating the socre from time to time.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 02:58 PM
BTW, too many visits on the web site, so they are posting the scores in their facebook page. 6-1 Klizan, in 3rd set. 1-1 in the 4th.

adibraniewo
03-04-2011, 03:00 PM
if its not problem please write here score;)

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:05 PM
if its not problem please write here score;)

No Problem! Bad news for Portugal. 4-2 Klizan in 4th set :(

DragonForce8
03-04-2011, 03:09 PM
No Problem! Bad news for Portugal. 4-2 Klizan in 4th set :(

pls link :) thx

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:10 PM
pls link :) thx

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000986005232

It's in portuguese.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:15 PM
6-4 6-4 1-6 2-6

5th and final set will start now.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:19 PM
Rui holds the serve. 1-0 Machado

adibraniewo
03-04-2011, 03:21 PM
Rui holds the serve. 1-0 Machado

Ok if you have time write :)game after game:)

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:31 PM
2-1* Machado. Stil no breaks.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:33 PM
2-2. Now they are putting in English for the slovakian fans.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:36 PM
3-2 Machado! The crowd is getting pumped up!

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:41 PM
3-3

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 03:46 PM
4-3* Machado

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 04:01 PM
5-4* UUUFFF! Rui saved 3 BP's. Klizan serving to stay in the match.

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 04:03 PM
MP Machado!

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 04:06 PM
YEEEEEEEESSSS! 6-4 6-4 1-6 2-6 6-4 Rui Machado! 2-0 to Portugal! Now we're gonna lose tomorrow, but we are huge favourites to won this tie.

espana
03-04-2011, 04:18 PM
YEEEEEEEESSSS! 6-4 6-4 1-6 2-6 6-4 Rui Machado! 2-0 to Portugal! Now we're gonna lose tomorrow, but we are huge favourites to won this tie.

Lacko can't beat anyone in top 300 on clay, it will be an easy third point for portugal tomorrow when Machado will face Lacko

Sauletekis
03-04-2011, 04:21 PM
Lacko can't beat anyone in top 300 on clay, it will be an easy third point for portugal tomorrow when Machado will face Lacko

Hey, tomorrow will be Doubles tie, and Slovakia got 2 of the best players of doubles. 2 top50. Machado Vs. Lacko will be on Sunday.

espana
03-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Hey, tomorrow will be Doubles tie, and Slovakia got 2 of the best players of doubles. 2 top50. Machado Vs. Lacko will be on Sunday.

you're right, ok well then portugal will get the third point on sunday in singles match Machado - Lacko

Andre♥
03-04-2011, 08:36 PM
Seriously, I love Machado, but his mental lapses on Davis Cup are just epic. He is potentially better than Gil, but mentally, he keeps struggling to stay focused while playing Davis Cup. After getting humiliated by Sektic last season, almost losing once again at home to Klizan after being up 2-0 in sets shows that he gets too nervous to be a confident choice to play Davis Cup. Fortunately, Klizan is an inconsistent and inexperienced kid. An experienced player would have beaten Machado in the 5th set, with 3 bps at 4-4. We have Tavares, who is a solid player and deserves to have a shot to play a live rubber. I would make a bold statement and put Tavares in the 4th rubber. If he beats Lacko, that would give him a huge confident boost. If he loses, Gil will 95% sure beat Klizan in the 5th rubber and give us the win anyway.

mcarvalho
03-04-2011, 10:52 PM
I think that Gil/Tavares can beat the slovakian team tomorrow. Why not? They are decent doubles players, playing at home, in their best surface and with no pressure at all.

TenistaSVK
03-04-2011, 11:55 PM
So, Portugal were lucky on friday. As Mecir said, Gil played over his possibilities and Machado was lucky at all. Of course, nothing is clear in the doubles - I thing everything is possible on this slow clay. I am afraid, Sunday could be also not only about qualities of the players. At first, Lacko have to beat bad thinkings in his head - than he could of course beat Machado. Advantages for Gil against Klizan are crowds, experiences and shorter match on friday. So, Slovak players have to show more than better quality game against Portugese... But, of course, the chance is there...

fran70
03-05-2011, 10:30 AM
Too easy for Portugal. Quite surprised with the final score between Gil-Lacko :eek:

Hellraiser
03-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Mertinak/Polasek 52

elena_k
03-05-2011, 01:23 PM
Is Mecir still Slovak captain?

TenistaSVK
03-05-2011, 01:29 PM
Is Mecir still Slovak captain?

Yes, he is. Mertinak, Polasek lead 6:3, 3:1

TenistaSVK
03-05-2011, 03:06 PM
Slovaks won doubles 6:3, 6:4, 1:6, 6:1.
So, first step to turnover is done. Second point is on Lukáš Lacko.

Filo V.
03-05-2011, 07:51 PM
Portugal should win this tie tomorrow. Go Fred and Rui!

Sauletekis
03-05-2011, 08:03 PM
Like I said, we lost today NID. I'm surprised that we won one set. But NID too, that we are going to win at least one match tomorrow.

José Morgado
03-05-2011, 11:52 PM
Live updates tomorrow at www.bolamarela.com

Sauletekis
03-06-2011, 10:59 AM
*2-1 Machado. Already a break for the Portuguese!

Sauletekis
03-06-2011, 11:28 AM
6-4 Machado

TenistaSVK
03-06-2011, 12:13 PM
2. set for Lacko 6:3... I hope, Lukáš is already playing at least his standard...

Fro_Lech
03-06-2011, 12:29 PM
I don't think so ;)

Machado 5-0 in 3rd set

Fro_Lech
03-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Machado 64 36 64 50

Luinir
03-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Machado def. Lacko 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-0

Portugal vs. Switzerland

Sauletekis
03-06-2011, 01:20 PM
OVER! 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-0 MACHADO!

Switzerland, here we come!!! :worship:

Sauletekis
03-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Machado def. Lacko 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-0

Portugal vs. Switzerland

Actually, it's Switzerland vs. Portugal, because we will play away now.;)

Pit Advocate
03-06-2011, 01:29 PM
Lacko http://s.rimg.info/dfb7e322be1c1af7ad7cb7dc421a41aa.gif (http://smajliki.ru/smilie-2044743.html)

TenistaSVK
03-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Congratulation, Portugal.
May be, in 2 years, Slovakia will be ready for revenge. I hope, there will be more players in our team, able to play on clay and hard courts too.