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Croatia vs Romania

fanancic
06-05-2005, 08:19 AM
I think that Croatia can win.. they played very well agains USA and they are at home..

croat123
06-05-2005, 09:15 PM
Croatia better win :p

Karlovic probably won't play, so it should be Ljubicic, Ancic, Tuksar, and Karanusic (although I think Cilic deserves a spot for this tie)

El Legenda
06-05-2005, 11:07 PM
Croatia better win :p

Karlovic probably won't play, so it should be Ljubicic, Ancic, Tuksar, and Karanusic (although I think Cilic deserves a spot for this tie)

Cilic does not deserve a spot...maybe in 4th or 5th no decsion match..but come on..wait till he wins atleast 1 ATP match...

Ivan and Mario will play all the matchs and win 3-1

croat123
06-06-2005, 12:05 PM
that's what i meant, just as a backup to get some experience, definately not a singles or doubles spot that can actually decide the match

Sugar Kane
06-14-2005, 06:24 PM
Hmmmm, I'm not saying anything except 'you never know' :devil:

Iza
06-19-2005, 06:31 PM
agree sugar_kane ;)

smarty06
06-27-2005, 11:39 AM
when are they playing???

linus
06-29-2005, 07:32 AM
i think it is on 15--17, july,

of course i like croatia to win, of course,

fanancic
06-30-2005, 07:25 AM
If Croatia win they will meet Russia or France... Do you know if they will play at home or not?

El Legenda
07-03-2005, 06:40 AM
If Croatia win they will meet Russia or France... Do you know if they will play at home or not?

Croatia at home again i think

whirlwind
07-03-2005, 08:05 PM
Karlovic will play too, just found the info on the Croatian Tennis Association website
http://www.hts.hr/news/news_item.asp?NewsID=444
It says that Karlovic talked to Pilic during Wimbledon and they agreed he could come back to play for the team.
They haven't decided yet who the fourth player will be either Sasa Tuksar or Roko Karanusic.

up!
07-06-2005, 10:17 AM
go mario

Fergie
07-06-2005, 02:59 PM
Go Croatia!!! :bounce:

Deea
07-07-2005, 11:45 AM
Tennis is a sport of surprises! So what Croatia is the favourite?!?!?!?!
Pavel, Hanescu, Tecau can do it! Hope dies last!!! Goooooo Romania!!!!

Sugar Kane
07-07-2005, 08:51 PM
I don't know Victor Hanescu and Andrei Pavel can be tough customers.
Ahhhh, music to my ears... :worship:

Habsudovafan
07-10-2005, 10:08 AM
Will Florin Mergea play?

Sugar Kane
07-10-2005, 09:24 PM
No, he won't. Could it be???? Do you like him? Is there a chance I'm not the only one...?

The Safinator
07-11-2005, 05:48 AM
Croatia!

CocoT_Do
07-11-2005, 10:06 AM
Good luck to Croatia !!! :yeah:

RickDaStick
07-11-2005, 01:49 PM
Croatia will dominate.

Habsudovafan
07-11-2005, 02:24 PM
No, he won't. Could it be???? Do you like him? Is there a chance I'm not the only one...? Yes i like him. Haven't seen much of him I've been following his results since his wimbledon victory. He was committed for a challenger in the US and since he isn't in the draw there i thought he would play davis cup.

Feyenoord
07-11-2005, 05:39 PM
I'm new here guys. Good luck to Ancic and Ljubicic in this match.

Dutchmen Raemon Sluiter is my all time favorite. :devil:

joyk
07-12-2005, 05:30 AM
Even if Croatia wins I`m sure the romanians will give them a hard time.

El Legenda
07-12-2005, 12:12 PM
Even if Croatia wins I`m sure the romanians will give them a hard time.

did you see the surface they are playing on?

_pyromatic
07-12-2005, 05:07 PM
Ajmo Croatia! :bigclap:

Éowyn
07-12-2005, 05:57 PM
go croatia!!! i've adopted the flag for the davis cup :) go baby :baby:

Sugar Kane
07-12-2005, 06:08 PM
Mario has got you all under his spell, it's not like you're Croatia Davis Cup fans :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras:
And one more :ras:

Jim Jones
07-12-2005, 06:09 PM
No, he won't. Could it be???? Do you like him? Is there a chance I'm not the only one...?
The only remarkable thing that Mergea has done (so far) is win the juniors Wimbledon championships like his compatriot, Subaru. Maybe down in the future he will improve his game or he will be bogged down in the rankings like another Junior Wimbledon champ, my compatriot Roman Valent.

Sugar Kane
07-12-2005, 06:26 PM
I forgive you for the evil remark only because you have a compatriot in the same situation!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-12-2005, 07:37 PM
Fabulous Ivan pls comes out again now. http://www.les-smileys.com/smiley/Smiley/Demon/0002.gif (http://www.les-smileys.com)
Good luck to him and Mario and Croatia. http://www.les-smileys.com/smiley/Smiley/Cligne_yeux/icon_wink.gif (http://www.les-smileys.com)

Sugar Kane
07-12-2005, 07:49 PM
Fab Ivan is in remarkably bad form, unlike Hanescu.

odessit
07-12-2005, 07:57 PM
croatia won 4:1

Sugar Kane
07-12-2005, 08:01 PM
Can you hear me laughing from where you stand? NOT funny ;-P

El Legenda
07-13-2005, 02:01 AM
Fab Ivan is in remarkably bad form, unlike Hanescu.

Also DC is not played on clay or grass....ITS ON SUPER FAST CARPET..which means IVAN IS LIGHTS OUT....

scythe19pro
07-13-2005, 07:04 PM
good luck to the Romanian players!!! They'll need it.

Sugar Kane
07-13-2005, 07:10 PM
Don't play the Croatian game, scythe, c'mon, stay on our side!

scythe19pro
07-13-2005, 07:51 PM
Don't play the Croatian game, scythe, c'mon, stay on our side!

:lol:

not to worry SugarK. i'll cheer for our guys!

+alonso
07-13-2005, 08:11 PM
I want romania to win :p
i don't like ancic/ljubicic.. i don't know why :confused:
But i think croatia will win :(

scythe19pro
07-13-2005, 08:26 PM
if u guys look in the prediction for the OF thread nooooobody's giving romania any chance:
the croatians will wipe the floor with us.
we should be thankfull if we get a point.
why should the romanian team even bother to show up for the tie? it's useless.

am i getting this right?

it's the same with SVK vs. NED

well, i have hope. GO ROMANIA :banana: prove these guys wrong !

Sandra
07-13-2005, 08:28 PM
Alonsos :hug::smooch:

Also DC is not played on clay or grass....ITS ON SUPER FAST CARPET..which means IVAN IS LIGHTS OUT....Did you even bother to read a single thing the Romanians said about the surface??????They said it is way slower than expected and they trained here on a faster one...so if you dunno what you are talking about...SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sugar Kane
07-13-2005, 09:28 PM
Yeah, you go, girl!!!!!

Sugar Kane
07-13-2005, 09:32 PM
nooooobody's giving romania any chance:
the croatians will wipe the floor with us.
we should be thankfull if we get a point.
why should the romanian team even bother to show up for the tie? it's useless.

That's what I was talking about: stop it plsss! Don't be a piaza rea :p

El Legenda
07-13-2005, 11:49 PM
Alonsos :hug::smooch:

Did you even bother to read a single thing the Romanians said about the surface??????They said it is way slower than expected and they trained here on a faster one...so if you dunno what you are talking about...SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

does it matter...still no chance at all...none..zero..0000000000000 i got a better chance of being a president of Iraq....



and since ur probly gonna say...everyone said Cro had no chance vs USA...well not true..most people even American thought it was gonna be close 3-2 US...but it was blow out :)

El Legenda
07-14-2005, 03:47 AM
I got TV Rom. on my dish :woohoo: I can watch the spanking. :yeah:

scythe19pro
07-14-2005, 04:58 AM
That's what I was talking about: stop it plsss! Don't be a piaza rea :p

ok, ok, i won't say another word!! (n-as vrea sa fiu piaza rea :) )

Sugar Kane
07-14-2005, 07:54 AM
RDucky, stick to the Playboy channel like your av hints, and leave the Romanians to do their thing! ;-)

Deea
07-14-2005, 09:35 AM
Well said sugar_kane! Maybe we will be the ones laughing in the end! Oh, what i wouldn't give for our team and russia to win! That would mean Marat Safin in Romania!!! Go Romania! Hope dies last!

joyk
07-14-2005, 09:39 AM
Go Romania!You can do it guys!

Sugar Kane
07-14-2005, 11:04 AM
ok, ok, i won't say another word!! (n-as vrea sa fiu piaza rea :) )

NOOOOO, just kidding, Dana, please say anything you like... as long as it doesn't please the Croatians and their fans! Ancic go back to your girlish beauty pageants and Ljubi to the S.E.A.L!
And, Alonso, thanks for the support!!!!

Sugar Kane
07-14-2005, 11:05 AM
Marat here? Sandy cannot handle this!!!

scythe19pro
07-14-2005, 11:37 AM
sugarK :kiss:

LuCaS@ro
07-14-2005, 12:57 PM
bafta Romania ;)

Sandra
07-14-2005, 09:01 PM
SugarK;)..how can i not handle this why do you think i want this win so baldy???;)

El Legenda
07-14-2005, 09:25 PM
so who will Croatia play in the Semi's :)

Sugar Kane
07-14-2005, 09:31 PM
Not so fast, Playboy channel :shout:

Sandra
07-14-2005, 09:32 PM
No one...
Rom v.Russia ;)

Sugar Kane
07-14-2005, 09:32 PM
No, Sandy, I meant you won't handle seeing Marat in person, you'll :hysteric:

El Legenda
07-15-2005, 01:58 AM
CROATIA v ROMANIA

Croatian captain Niki Pilic will be looking for his team to repeat its impressive victory over the United States in the first round as the giantkillers host Romania in Split. Ivan Ljubicic was the hero in Los Angeles, defeating Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick in the singles while teaming up with Mario Ancic to overcome Bob and Mike Bryan in the doubles. Ancic, who captured his first career ATP title in ‘s-Hertogenbosch before reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon, again lines up in the Croatian team, with 6’10” giant Ivo Karlovic – a finalist at Queen’s – and Sasa Tuksar.

Romanian captain Adrian Marcu will be hoping for a repeat of its 3-2 win over Croatia in the only previous Davis Cup meeting between the two in 1999. Andrei Pavel, Victor Hanescu and Gabriel Trifu also led Romania to its 3-2 victory over Belarus in the first round earlier this year.

El Legenda
07-15-2005, 01:59 AM
Hey...will TV ROM show both matchs 2moro?

El Legenda
07-15-2005, 02:01 AM
Ancic to open Croatia's challenge
The draw ceremony for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal tie between Croatia and Romania took place at the Villa Dalmatia, in a beautiful Split sea surrounding. The name of Romania No. 1, Andrei Pavel came out first from the bowl, so the story was set. Mario Ancic and Andrej Pavel will open the tie on Friday with Ivan Ljubicic and Victor Hanescu to follow.

For Saturday doubles, team captains Niki Pilic and Adrian Marcu nominated Ancic, Ljubicic, Pavel and Gabriel Trifu. The tie will conclude on Sunday with Ljubicic and Pavel first, followed by Ancic and Hanescu.

The full draw is as follows:

Mario Ancic (CRO) v Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) v Victor Hanescu (ROM)
Mario Ancic/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO v Andrei Pavel/Gabriel Trifu (ROM)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) v Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Mario Ancic (CRO) v Victor Hanescu (ROM)

Mario Ancic will play his first Davis Cup tie in home town of Split. Croatia played Australia in Split nine years ago, and 12 year-old Mario, a promising youngster, was a ball boy. Three years latter, as a 15 year-old he played his first Davis cup dead rubber tie in Zagreb against Portugal's Joao Cunha Silva.

Ancic, who has never played Pavel, is looking forward to the contest, "Team spirit is great, we are ready to go. Even before we beat USA in Carson I said we have a good chance to make a big Davis cup result. This is our chance, big chance to make it to the semis for the first time, but it will be a difficult task.

"Romania has a great team, when you make it to the last eight, you must be dangerous. Pavel, I feel is the best and most difficult opponent, but I'm confident playing in front of, I hope, full house. The court is fast, but not to fast, just as we wanted. I hope to give my team a winning start."

Romania's Pavel is also confident, "Mario has a very good serve, looks for the net most of the time, and is dangerous on faster surfaces. Before coming to Split we practiced on faster courts than this one. Actually, this one is similar the one in Bercy where I have played the final two years ago. We are looking for a close tie, and a
win, for us 1-1 after the first day would be a good result."

Ivan Ljubicic led Croatia in the last two victories against USA, winning both singles and contributing in both doubles. He played four times, winning all four against Victor Hanescu.

"Our focus is on Pavel, so if Mario wins the first match it will be much easier to come on court, and for the whole tie. I'm ready, last two days playing much better, and hope to go one step further."

Romanian No. 2 Hanescu was very calm at the draw, as he is on the court and says he sees Croatia as favourites, but, "Davis cup is full of surprises. Croatia is favourite, but USA was a big favourite against Croatia but still Lost. For me it will be much easier if Pavel wins the first match."

Croatia captain Niki Pilic could not remember how many quarterfinal ties he led Germany and Croatia, "But I know that this one is very important for. Playing in Croatia for the first time, and my home town. The story of the match? For me simple. If my boys play well, Croatia will win."

Adrian Marcu, Romania captain said, "My team is ready. We like the surface, looking forward to a close, very close tie with Croatia just a light favourite, but that does not mean much in these situations."

Teams are ready and optimistic. Croatia is looking for it's first semifinal appearance, Romania has not been there since 1973

El Legenda
07-15-2005, 02:02 AM
All joking and trash talking aside...Good Luck to Both teams...and hope no one gets hurt. and that the crowd wont be aholes(99%sure they will) you will hear loud drums beating.(by a guy who runs Ivan's website www.ivan-Ljubicic.com) :)

Sugar Kane
07-15-2005, 09:14 AM
Hey Playboy channel, you're getting awfully well-mannered right before the match, are u plotting something? lol
But, indeed, good luck to both teams!

Sugar Kane
07-15-2005, 09:15 AM
Yeah, the crowds are problematic, but I think players should always be ready for this...

Sugar Kane
07-15-2005, 09:16 AM
And yes, prepare yourself, Romanian TV shows all the matches.

Sugar Kane
07-15-2005, 09:29 AM
Thanks for all the nice articles RDucky! Btw, the trash talking was just for laughs, we're not fanatics ;-) We tease each other like crazy at our chat thread too, it's not personal.

Mara_M
08-29-2005, 08:10 PM
:bigcry: ..u know why i'm crying...because i didn't see ancic in buc,because we lost&i'll not be able 2 see marat in buc:bigcry:

RickDaStick
12-04-2005, 07:27 PM
we won WOHOO