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Asia/Oceania Zone Group I : Thailand vs Pakistan

jirobkk
03-02-2005, 02:31 PM
Thailand set off on a mission



Published on March 02, 2005

[TENNIS] The national Davis Cup squad flew out last night on a mission to defeat hosts Pakistan in their zone qualifying tie in Lahore this weekend. Under the charge of non-playing captain Chanachai Srichaphan, the team which has successfully won regional qualification for the past three years is studded with stars:

Paradorn Srichaphan, Danai Udomchoke and twin brothers Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana, who won the Challenger title in Cherbourg on Sunday.

Although Thailand, with their higher-ranked players, are expected to win the encounter with the unfancied hosts, a 5-0 winning margin may be out of the team’s reach, according to Chanachai.

“We are the favourites to win the tie, but it won’t be a one-sided victory. Pakistan have chosen to play on grass, which they are more familiar with. Our players don’t play on grass that much,” said Chanachai, who took on the captain’s post despite health problems.

“So we cannot underestimate Pakistan. Besides, they beat us 2-3 in our last meeting on grass, when we were still in Group II. However, our current team is a lot stronger than then. Our chances should be around 60-40 per cent,” added Chanachai, whose heart problem has prevented him from accompanying his son Paradorn on tour since January.

Thailand and Pakistan have met six times and are on three wins apiece. Last year, Thailand played host in their first-round encounter and showed no mercy by claiming all five matches. But the only other time they met on grass – also in Lahore, in 1998 – Pakistan utilised their familiarity with the fast surface to edge home 3-2.

With help from the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, the Thai team have had the chance to get more accustomed to grass. They also have several days to prepare at the Lahore Gymkhana venue before Friday’s first singles clashes. “There is nothing to worry about concerning the preparation. Sonchat and Sanchai [who returned from France yesterday] still have enough time to get used to grass,” Chanachai said. The draw for the tie will be tomorrow at 10am, Lahore time. Friday’s and Sunday’s programme starts at 10am, while the Saturday schedule begins at noon.

Vut
03-02-2005, 03:27 PM
Go! Thailand

Doctor Dance
03-03-2005, 02:19 AM
thailand better wins :fiery:

pakistan :mad:

Chai
03-03-2005, 09:36 AM
C'mon Thailand
Beat Pakistan surely ;)

jirobkk
03-03-2005, 02:08 PM
Rubber 1
Danai UDOMCHOKE (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10021600) (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10023495) (PAK)

Rubber 2
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10013869) (THA) vs Aqeel KHAN (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=10022326) (PAK)

Rubber 3
Sonchat RATIWATANAN (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10024449) / Sanchai RATIWATANA (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10024443) (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10023495) / Aqeel KHAN (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=10022326) (PAK)

Rubber 4
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10013869) (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10023495) (PAK)

Rubber 5
Danai UDOMCHOKE (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=10021600) (THA) vs Aqeel KHAN (http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=10022326) (PAK)

TheBoiledEgg
03-03-2005, 04:06 PM
lets go Aisam :D :)
better make it 1-0, and he should :)

jirobkk
03-03-2005, 04:46 PM
lets go Aisam :D :)
better make it 1-0, and he should :)

Aisam defeated Danai on GRASS before. Aisam will take an advantage playing in his home town. It will be tough for Danai.

H2H

1997 Thailand Open junior : Hard O Udomchoke 6-3 7-6
1998 Davis Cup 1998 : Grass O Qureshi 6-3 6-3 6-3
1999 Indonesia F5 : Hard O Qureshi 5-7,7-5,6-3
1999 Thailand F2 : Hard O Udomchoke 6-4 4-6 6-2
1999 Vietnam F1 : Hard O Qureshi 6-1 6-1
2000 Kyoto CH : Carpet I Udomchoke 6-7(3) 6-4 6-3
2004 Nashville CH : Hard I Udomchoke 2-6 6-4 7-6(4)

Cmon PIK, win the first rubber for THAILAND

Vut
03-04-2005, 05:12 AM
Go! Danai

Chai
03-04-2005, 05:37 AM
Any score from Danai's match????
Anyone is watching UBC, post score plsssss....... :worship:

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 07:06 AM
PAK 6-2 7-5 6-6

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 07:11 AM
PAK 6-2 7-5 6-7(5)

Chai
03-04-2005, 07:12 AM
OMG! Danai .....fight pls... :rolleyes:

jirobkk
03-04-2005, 07:17 AM
I heard that Danai won third set and now playing the 4th.

C'mon Thailand.

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 07:24 AM
PAK 3-0 with a break in 4th set

Chai
03-04-2005, 07:28 AM
a tough work for Danai... :mad:
C'mom suu suu....

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 07:39 AM
Danai breaks back 3-4 on serve

jirobkk
03-04-2005, 07:59 AM
Don't give up Pik.

By the way , thanks for the score

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 08:02 AM
tie break 4th set

Chai
03-04-2005, 08:09 AM
Tie break again, hold this set pls... :devil:
thanks for score, too :worship:

jirobkk
03-04-2005, 08:10 AM
Thanks for the score.

C'mon Pik, won 4th set please

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 08:11 AM
PAK 6-2 7-5 6-7 7-6

Chai
03-04-2005, 08:21 AM
Pik lost ? :bigcry:
next... Paradorn, dont make me sad again... :yippee:

jirobkk
03-04-2005, 08:22 AM
PAK 6-2 7-5 6-7 7-6

Pik :sad:

Now Paradorn must win the second rubber.

sevenheaven
03-04-2005, 08:59 AM
THA 4-1 with two breaks

Chai
03-04-2005, 09:06 AM
C'mon Paradorn, prove the people know you are also best on grass :angel:

Chai
03-04-2005, 09:46 AM
How is the match? :confused: And score plsss.. :tennis:

jirobkk
03-04-2005, 02:37 PM
Rubber 1
Aisam QURESHI (PAK) d. Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA) 6-2, 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-6(5)

Rubber 2
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA) d. Aqeel KHAN (PAK) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-1

i love paradorn
03-05-2005, 12:37 AM
How the hell did Paradorn lose the second set so horribly like that to a lowly player???? That's some bs..

jirobkk
03-05-2005, 01:58 AM
Published on Mar 04, 2005
Courtesy : The Nation Agencies

Tie even after inspired play by Qureshi

Favourites Thailand faced a stiff challenge from Pakistan with the two nations locked at 1-1 on the opening day of their Davis Cup Zone Asia/Oceania Qualifying Group I tie yesterday.

Competing on unfamiliar grass at the Lahore Gymkhana, which resembled a field, Thailand lost the first rubber when Danai Udomchoke was upset by Aisam Qureshi who brushed aside cramps to win 2-6 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7).

World No 33 Paradorn Srichaphan, despite some below par play, got the equaliser for the Kingdom when he defied a challenge from an inspired Aqeel Khan to win the second rubber 6-4 1-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-1.

Danai failed to grab the opportunity when Qureshi developed cramps late in the fourth set and had a difficult time moving.

“I should have taken the chance but I have to give credit to Aisam as he was serving very well, especially on that match point. My serve really let me down today,” Danai said.

In a match which should have gone his way in straight sets, Paradorn played a loose second set and faced a never-say-die attitude from Khan who delighted the crowd with the exuberance with which he chased the ball in the third.

Relying on his broad tour experience, the Asian No 1 proved more consistent to wrap up the third set tie-break and then never looked back.

“I have no worries because I believe our team will win this tie in the end,” team captain Chanachai Srichaphan said.

“Paradorn was a bit rusty today because he has some problem with the weather conditions as it's very dusty and cool. It's difficult for him to breathe.”

With the first day's play being drawn, today's doubles will be crucial. Thailand will adjust its doubles combination by fielding Paradorn and Danai instead of the initial choice of Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana. The brothers both have a sore throat and are not in a condition to compete.

Danai was not able to handle Qureshi's serve and volley game and the Pakistani No 1 cruised through the first two sets 6-2 7-5.

The Thai fought back in the third set and won the tie-break 7-5 to extend the match to a fourth set. Qureshi managed an early break to jump to a 4-1 lead but Danai hit three fine returns to break back at 4-4.

Suffering cramps so bad that he could barely move, the Pakistani gritted his teeth to stay in the game and took his time between points to set up a triple match point at 6-3. Danai saved two but made an easy return to the net to surrender the match.

“I was in a lot of pain in the fourth set, but thankfully I recovered after taking painkilling injections,” Qureshi, who will partner Khan in today's doubles, said.

“I'm confident I'll recover for tomorrow's doubles because it will be crucial for us,” he said.

jirobkk
03-05-2005, 08:30 AM
Rubber 3
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN / Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI / Aqeel KHAN (PAK) 4-6, 7-5

TheBoiledEgg
03-05-2005, 12:56 PM
Aqeel Khan/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) d. Paradorn Srichaphan/Danai Udomchoke (THA) 64 57 62 76(4) :yeah: :D

bad gambler
03-05-2005, 01:01 PM
you're kidding me...so pakis are up 2-1 against the thais?

Vut
03-06-2005, 01:33 AM
:sad: Thailand ....

jirobkk
03-06-2005, 06:35 AM
First time watching Qureshi playing. He is better player on GRASS with great serve-volley game. Physically I don't know, Qureshi is playing great in the first set.

Rubber 4
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI (PAK) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0

bad gambler
03-06-2005, 06:40 AM
c'mon srich!

Chai
03-06-2005, 06:58 AM
Come on Paradorn :yippee:

jirobkk
03-06-2005, 07:11 AM
Rubber 4
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI (PAK) 5-7, 6-2, 4-6

jirobkk
03-06-2005, 07:28 AM
Rubber 4
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA) vs Aisam QURESHI (PAK) 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 3-2

jirobkk
03-06-2005, 07:51 AM
Rubber 4
Aisam QURESHI (PAK) d. Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Qureshi is better player on GRASS. Congrats Pakistan team and good luck next round.

TheBoiledEgg
03-06-2005, 08:17 AM
whoa Aisam :banana: :D :) :yeah:
awesome win :woohoo:

looks like a home tie vs Japan next.

TauRuZ
03-06-2005, 11:47 AM
What happening :eek: :eek:

it's amazing thing unimaginable

another strength event with Thailand

just like the weather here turns from TROPICAL HOT HOT HOT to cold like winter immediately on Saturday (The day Thai Davis Cup team signalling SOS)

thaitennisfan
03-06-2005, 12:32 PM
first of all, why did chanachai go with srichaphan/udomchoke instead of the brothers? instead of going with the team with all the chemistry that has played together for a long time and came of a TOURNEY WIN.

i think this really signals the end of paradorn's days up on top of asian tennis. NO HEART. :mad: :mad: :mad: