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2006 World Group Draw

Duncan
09-29-2005, 10:54 AM
Croatia (s)
v
Austria (c)

Argentina (s)(c)
v
Sweden

Spain (s)
v
Belarus (c)(*)

Australia (s)
v
Switzerland (c)

Germany (c)
v
France (s)

Netherlands (c)
v
Russia (s)

Romania
v
USA (s) (c)

Chile (c)
v
Slovak Republic (s)


Federer against Hewitt in Davis Cup???? bring it on!

renee_chin
09-29-2005, 10:57 AM
Federer against Hewitt! :woohoo:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
09-29-2005, 10:59 AM
In melbourne?

JMG
09-29-2005, 11:05 AM
Now we have to play against Gasquet/Grosjean :rolleyes: and a 2nd round would be IN Russia.

silverwhite
09-29-2005, 11:09 AM
Allez, la France! ;)

jtipson
09-29-2005, 11:09 AM
In melbourne?

Nope, in Switzerland.

MariaV
09-29-2005, 11:15 AM
Russia would again meet France in the 2nd rd. :haha: :yeah:

Duncan
09-29-2005, 11:17 AM
Six Years Ago.......

World Group 2000
1st Round
Saal Sports Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
04 February - 06 February 2000
Surface: Carpet (Greenset Trophy) - Indoors

Australia defeated Switzerland 3-2 in Switzerland
R1 - L.HEWITT (AUS) def. G.BASTL (SUI)
4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4
R2 - R.FEDERER (SUI) def. M.PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS)
6-4 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4
R3 - R.FEDERER / L.MANTA (SUI) def. W.ARTHURS / S.STOLLE (AUS)
3-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(4)
R4 - L.HEWITT (AUS) def. R.FEDERER (SUI)
6-2 3-6 7-6(2) 6-1
R5 - M.PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS) def. G.BASTL (SUI)
6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4


That was 5 years ago, when just about everyone was beating Federer!

Fergie
09-29-2005, 11:20 AM
Chile v Slovak Republic
Good draw for Chile!!! :bounce:

Duncan
09-29-2005, 11:21 AM
yeah i think switzerland will win 4-1

i think Hewitt will beat Wawrinka but that's it!

JMG
09-29-2005, 11:22 AM
Russia would again meet France in the 2nd rd. :haha: :yeah:

It's time for some change. Russia vs Germany. I always remember the last DC match against Russia, when Kiefer came into the arena with his own entrance music. :worship:

propi
09-29-2005, 11:24 AM
Easy for Swiss, they only have to play it on clay and they should make it 5-0 or 4-1 with a 80% probability of serving Hewitt a nice bagel :drool:
Spain vs Belarus in Minsk, I guess indoors... that might give Feliciano a big chance to get in the team :)

MariaV
09-29-2005, 11:28 AM
It's time for some change. Russia vs Germany. I always remember the last DC match against Russia, when Kiefer came into the arena with his own entrance music. :worship:
We'll see! :lol: Would be fun too. What year was the historic Stich-Chesnokov battle? 1995? 1996?

landoud
09-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Federer against Hewitt! :woohoo:
again and again and again

~EMiLiTA~
09-29-2005, 11:36 AM
aus v sui...interesting!!! look forward to watching that!

TheMightyFed
09-29-2005, 11:51 AM
There will be some revenge time in the Fed-Hewitt match, the last one in DC is still painful...
For France I hope Grosjean will play, they can go far in 06. Still this Russian obstacle though...

fco253
09-29-2005, 11:56 AM
...And then again I don't think Argentina will get it in 2006..Croatia is probably taking us out in QF..

croat123
09-29-2005, 12:02 PM
good draw for croatia. austria away isn't too tough, then argentina, but at home. and that's followed by another home match in the semis :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-29-2005, 12:06 PM
Sweden :sad:

JMG
09-29-2005, 12:06 PM
We'll see! :lol: Would be fun too. What year was the historic Stich-Chesnokov battle? 1995? 1996?

The legendary choke from Stich was 1995 in the Semifinal. :worship:

And 1999 Russia won in Germany against Kiefer/Haas.

Neely
09-29-2005, 12:10 PM
The legendary choke from Stich was 1995 in the Semifinal. :worship:
No problem about this "choke" here... Stich has helped the German Team to the Davis Cup a few years before under his guidance :cool: means without Becker playing ANY match :) and with Stich, Germany could even chose to play on clay at home back then :lol:

Björki
09-29-2005, 12:11 PM
Poor Swedes :sad: :sad:

Alvarillo
09-29-2005, 12:12 PM
España has an horrible draw! :mad:

azza
09-29-2005, 12:19 PM
Arthurs Vs Federer Finally always wanted to know how Wayneo would go

KarstenBraasch#1
09-29-2005, 12:27 PM
No problem about this "choke" here... Stich has helped the German Team to the Davis Cup a few years before under his guidance :cool: means without Becker playing ANY match :) and with Stich, Germany could even chose to play on clay at home back then :lol:
Becker > Stich

9 MP's :lol: :crying2: :lol:

MariaV
09-29-2005, 12:29 PM
No problem about this "choke" here... Stich has helped the German Team to the Davis Cup a few years before under his guidance :cool: means without Becker playing ANY match :) and with Stich, Germany could even chose to play on clay at home back then :lol:
Ahh those glory days of German tennis. :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-29-2005, 12:35 PM
if spain and swiss made the QF'S next year, who'd play at home?

christi
09-29-2005, 12:35 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaa painful draw for Romania! Still... maybe we'll kick USA out :)

TheMightyFed
09-29-2005, 12:38 PM
if spain and swiss made the QF'S next year, who'd play at home?
In Switzerland as last one was in Spain :

1998 ESP d. SUI 4-1 in ESP World Group - Quarterfinal
Coruna T.C., La Coruna, Spain Clay (O) 17 Jul - 19 Jul 1998

croat123
09-29-2005, 12:46 PM
spain got a tough draw because it is playing in belarus. possible upset

croat123
09-29-2005, 12:49 PM
switzerland could easily make the semis

Truc
09-29-2005, 01:09 PM
...And then again I don't think Argentina will get it in 2006..Croatia is probably taking us out in QF..
I think Austria has a real chance on clay against Croatia.

Mane
09-29-2005, 01:19 PM
It's time for some change. Russia vs Germany. I always remember the last DC match against Russia, when Kiefer came into the arena with his own entrance music. :worship:

do you remember the match in Moscow in 1995 when Chesnokov saved 9 match points against Stich!?

Mane
09-29-2005, 01:24 PM
No problem about this "choke" here... Stich has helped the German Team to the Davis Cup a few years before under his guidance :cool: means without Becker playing ANY match :) and with Stich, Germany could even chose to play on clay at home back then :lol:

Niki Pilic was the boss of the german tennis then!

Kristen
09-29-2005, 01:28 PM
No disrespect to Philippoussis here, but I wonder if he would be on the team :haha::haha: I'd prefer to throw in Luczak or Wayne (I like to think Arthurs is immortal).

Neely
09-29-2005, 02:00 PM
Niki Pilic was the boss of the german tennis then!
I know, I was more talking about the leading player this year. However you are right saying this, Pilic was a very good captain and he had a successful time with German Davis Cup team and he was an important factor.

croat123
09-29-2005, 02:02 PM
I think Austria has a real chance on clay against Croatia.
melzer doesn't like clay

gastonblack
09-29-2005, 02:32 PM
I think Austria has a real chance on clay against Croatia.

Agree. :wavey:

Neely
09-29-2005, 02:36 PM
melzer doesn't like clay
I expect Ljubicic to play very well in Davis Cup on whatever surface and he can put up good results on clay on the right day, but there's a huge possibility that Ancic will be vulnerable on clay and he can be beaten by both Melzer and Koubek. I don't see Croatia as (big) favourites in this tie, maybe a slight one because they also have a strong doubles team and LJubicic as leading player.

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 03:04 PM
Easy for Swiss, they only have to play it on clay and they should make it 5-0 or 4-1 with a 80% probability of serving Hewitt a nice bagel :drool:
Spain vs Belarus in Minsk, I guess indoors... that might give Feliciano a big chance to get in the team :)

Let's hope Feliciano doesn't make an absolute fool of himself again as he did it in Slovakia :devil: .

In Slovakia, in theory he was spanish best player on carpet and his perfomance was a joke :haha:

RogiFan88
09-29-2005, 03:08 PM
Spain in Minsk... buena suerte... it will be a v fast indoor court for sure.

OZ in SUI... they will play Luczak no doubt.

mangoes
09-29-2005, 03:14 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaa painful draw for Romania! Still... maybe we'll kick USA out :)


LOLOLOLOL................Dream on baby.

USA has a solid chance of making the finals.

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 03:23 PM
I'm gonna talk about two ties, and maybe later about others

Belarus-Spain

Belarus's surface will be indoor carpet ( Taraflex ) and will be the fastest court that spanish players have seen in their life . It's even faster than Slovak court.

In Slovakia spanish players and federation behaved as whining girls telling the court was illegal and they had never seen a court like that etc. Now i wonder how will be their behaviour since Belarus's court is even faster :scratch:.

Also the balls are very fast, are US Open balls ( Nadal has still nightmares with these balls ).

I see few chances for spaniards to beat Mirnyi, then they should concentrate on winning the matches against Voltchkov and the doubles.

I would bet for Belarus.

Switzerland-Australia

In theory swiss team will choose clay . Federer will win easily his two singles matches and it will be enough Wawrinka's victory against australian number two ( i guess he will be Luczak, who's one the few australians decently on clay )

Switzerland without no doubt will win this tie.

Corey Feldman
09-29-2005, 03:30 PM
hopefully Fed can do in 2006 what Ljubicic is doing in 05 :bounce:

Black Adam
09-29-2005, 03:36 PM
LOLOLOLOL................Dream on baby.

USA has a solid chance of making the finals.
I second that as long as they avoid Russia in semis :unsure: :scared:
Anyway I am not going to make lots of predictions kn owing what happened this year when they were favorites ;)

User id 7816
09-29-2005, 03:39 PM
Belarus (*) vs Spain

:sobbing:

revolution
09-29-2005, 03:41 PM
My thoughts on the ties:


Austria v Croatia

Muster will pick clay, and the Austrians have a great chance to beat the finalists. Melzer and Koubek are better on clay than Ljubicic/Ancic IMO but the Croats will win the doubles rubber. I wonder if Melzer will shit himself in DC again?


Argentina v Sweden

This ought to be a hammering on clay, and Coria, Gaudio or Nalbandian should have too much for the clay-hating Swedes. Bjorkman and Aspelin will win the doubles but it will be over after the fourth rubber.


Belarus v Spain

People are saying Belarus will be favourites but remember Spain had a threadbare squad for the Slovakia tie, and can now call on Moya, Ferrero, Nadal and the fast courter Lopez. I think Mirnyi will win one rubber at least, but Voltchkov won't beat any of the Spaniards and the doubles will also go Spain's way, so I tip Spain.


Chile v Slovakia

Beck on clay is the weak link here, Chile will of course choose it, and Gonzalez and Massu will swat him aside. Gonzo-Hrbaty will be key, and I can only see Fernando winning there, so the finalists go out first round.


Germany v France

Tough tie, but I'm going for the French as they have just a stronger crop of players they can call on. Gasquet, Clement, Mathieu, Grosjean, Llodra, Santoro, Monfils, Tsonga and even the recovering Escude, that's an incredible depth of talent to pick from, and I think they have a slightly better doubles side, and I anticipate a fast indoors in Germany's favour, but I go with France.


Switzerland v Australia

I think the Aussies are in for a thrashing now Wawrinka has emerged as a quality player, Fed will win his two rubbers and he and Allegro have a superior doubles team, AUS could do a lot worse than call up Stephen Huss, we seen what he did at Wimbledon, plus Stani could beat the clay-hating Hewitt, as I expect the Swiss will choose their opponents weak surface like they did with GB.


Holland v Russia

The Dutch are done for now Schalken and Verkerk have declined, and they will surely get rolled over by Safin, Youzhny, Davydenko et al, this could be 5-0 to the visitors.


USA v Romania

The USA will surely choose a fast surface here, and Roddick and Blake will win easy, and the Bryans wil lwin doubles, so a straightforward USA success.

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 03:45 PM
:sobbing:

Don't worry, SUPER Feliciano MAN will save Spain :tape:

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 04:15 PM
Austria-Croatia

I guess Muster will choose clay, although we can't consider austrian players as claycourters. In principle it seems Austria will be the winner but i expect a close tie.

Argentina-Sweden

Swedes playing on clay :lol:

Argentine easy victory

Belarus-Spain

Belarus's surface will be indoor carpet ( Taraflex ) and will be the fastest court that spanish players have seen in their life . It's even faster than Slovak court.

In Slovakia spanish players and federation behaved as whining girls telling the court was illegal and they had never seen a court like that etc. Now i wonder how will be their behaviour since Belarus's court is even faster .

Also the balls are very fast, are US Open balls ( Nadal has still nightmares with these balls ).

I see few chances for spaniards to beat Mirnyi, then they should concentrate on winning the matches against Voltchkov and the doubles.

I would bet for Belarus.

Switzerland-Australia

In theory swiss team will choose clay . Federer will win easily his two singles matches and it will be enough Wawrinka's victory against australian number two ( i guess he will be Luczak, who's one the few australians decently on clay )

Switzerland without no doubt will win this tie.



Germany-France

I wonder which surface Germany will choose because french players are surely the most versatile players on any surface among ATP players . I guess grass or indoor carpet will be the surface and i expect a close tie with an uncertain winner , but i see France with more chances.

Netherlands-Russia

I guess the surface would be indoor carpet . Dutch tennis is living hard times without Verkerk and Schalken and in principle Russia is favourite, but a dutch victory wouldn't surprise me.

USA-Romania

I think USA will choose outdoors hard because is his favourite surface and only when the rival has a good level on hard court USA decides to choose grass or carpet. Romanian potential on hard doesn't scare.
USA will win.

Chile-Slovakia

Hrbaty and Beck playing on clay :haha:

Chilean victory without no doubt

propi
09-29-2005, 04:18 PM
My thoughts on the ties:

Belarus v Spain

People are saying Belarus will be favourites but remember Spain had a threadbare squad for the Slovakia tie, and can now call on Moya, Ferrero, Nadal and the fast courter Lopez. I think Mirnyi will win one rubber at least, but Voltchkov won't beat any of the Spaniards and the doubles will also go Spain's way, so I tip Spain.


After Seville final, Moya renounced to play Davis cup again as he got what he wanted, a victory :p

User id 7816
09-29-2005, 04:20 PM
Don't worry, SUPER Feliciano MAN will save Spain :tape:
that would be ironic. beating Voltchkov 11-9 in the fifth rubber. :tears:

Merton
09-29-2005, 04:21 PM
Good draw for the U.S., bad draw for Spain. The Swiss will choose clay in general for their home ties, unless facing Spain or Argentina.

Merton
09-29-2005, 04:22 PM
Another interesting possibility is that we will again see both 2005 finalists losing in the 1st round.

TheBoiledEgg
09-29-2005, 04:31 PM
not a bad draw for us, France probably again in r2 :lol:

Belarus vs Spain on Ice in r1 :lol:
go Maxim :D :) he's got to win all 3 pts

SwissMister1
09-29-2005, 04:35 PM
Interesting, a lot of the seeds got unlucky by having to go away. Slovakia now was even more motivation to try to win it this year, this could be their best chance for a while.

maratski
09-29-2005, 04:44 PM
My dream tie in my country, in probably a dream location, with my dream player :woohoo:

I am soooo going there!!!!

delsa
09-29-2005, 04:46 PM
France have an horrible draw for a young rebuilding team. Sure they have depth but Escudé won't be ready in feb 2006 to be in their first team as it was said (just hoping he'll be able to return to competition around this date...), Tsonga who was mentioned is returning from an injury and nowhere to be seen at the best level right now, let's hope Grosjean will have the infinite kindness to agree to show up and play for them, that Llodra will have got out of the slump he's in right now, poor him, that Gasquet's little experience in DC plus the pressure of leading his team won't show again (he's no cold head like Davydenko and co, don't forget he comes from one of the best nation at providing what many call "chokers" on the tour...), that Mathieu...:tape: well you know..., that Monfils will start using his brain a bit, baring injuries etc...and so on...Plus they'd meet their nemesis Russia in quarterfinal (even if it's at home, if they'll decide to play the tie in paris again, it will be as if the Russians were at home looking at all the good results they all have there (thus very good memories...) and often at the expense of the French on top of that...) IF they managed to win against Germany in Germany on HC i think. That doesn't look well from here at all for them. Let's hope the situation'll evolve. :rolleyes: They're not among the favorites for sure.

Following Switzerland will provide good matchups. If they meet Australia, Spain etc...:drool:

Another great DC in perspective! :yeah: ;)

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 04:54 PM
After Seville final, Moya renounced to play Davis cup again as he got what he wanted, a victory :p


MOYA SAID THAT HE WOULDN'T PLAY DAVIS ONLY DURING THIS YEAR, BUT IT WASN'T A RETIREMENT FROM SPANISH TEAM. :o

mangoes
09-29-2005, 04:57 PM
Good draw for the U.S., bad draw for Spain. The Swiss will choose clay in general for their home ties, unless facing Spain or Argentina.


If Switzerland has to play Spain and the choice of court belongs to the Swiss, they will choose grass. It does pay to have a player on their team who is so versatile.

If the choice of court is Spain, it will be clay and that DC weekend will be solely about Roger and Rafael..............it should be good. On a great day, Roger can beat, minus Rafeal, the spanish squad on clay. On his worst day, Rafael can beat every member of the Swiss team on clay save maybe Roger.

That would be the most interesting match-up.

Now frankly, as an American, I don't mind seeing the Swiss in the final........I'm predicting we reach the finals as you can tell - lololol............. Should we reach the finals, we have a 50 percent chance of having the opportunity to choose the surfaces. Should that luck fall our way, we have a solid chance of beating Switzerland. Let's automatically give Roger his two matches. But I think the Brian brothers can beat Roger and Allegro. That leaves the two rubbers which I feel quite confident that either Ginepri or Blake can win and Roddick, for sure, can win.

However, with Spain, I don't have that same level of confidence againt them even on the hardcourts. They have a pretty good team, not just one player carrying the team like Switzerland or the USA. Of course, we could choose grass, but Nadal is a bit too determined to improve on grass for my own comfort level. And they can have a strong second with Lopez if his brain is screwed in right.

vincayou
09-29-2005, 05:37 PM
France have an horrible draw for a young rebuilding team. Sure they have depth but Escudé won't be ready in feb 2006 to be in their first team as it was said (just hoping he'll be able to return to competition around this date...), Tsonga who was mentioned is returning from an injury and nowhere to be seen at the best level right now, let's hope Grosjean will have the infinite kindness to agree to show up and play for them, that Llodra will have got out of the slump he's in right now, poor him, that Gasquet's little experience in DC plus the pressure of leading his team won't show again (he's no cold head like Davydenko and co, don't forget he comes from one of the best nation at providing what many call "chokers" on the tour...), that Mathieu...:tape: well you know..., that Monfils will start using his brain a bit, baring injuries etc...and so on...Plus they'd meet their nemesis Russia in quarterfinal (even if it's at home, if they'll decide to play the tie in paris again, it will be as if the Russians were at home looking at all the good results they all have there (thus very good memories...) and often at the expense of the French on top of that...) IF they managed to win against Germany in Germany on HC i think. That doesn't look well from here at all for them. Let's hope the situation'll evolve. :rolleyes: They're not among the favorites for sure.

Following Switzerland will provide good matchups. If they meet Australia, Spain etc...:drool:

Another great DC in perspective! :yeah: ;)

You do love being pessimistic for your favourites. Always whining in your posts...
Germany is an OK draw, it could be so much worse (Argentina or Spain abroad comes to my mind). Or Switzerland.
Russian are not THAT good, it's not like they are winning every year or something. Or destroying us each time we meet. Gasquet will be allright, the problems will come from the other, but at least we have some choice. As long as it's not PHM, there is hope. We are good in double. We go deep pretty much every year these days in davis cup, so why oh why are you whining again.

I dont say that we are gonna win easily against Germany (I think that the winner will win 3-2) or Russia, but we have as much as chance as most of the other. Apart from Spain and USA who are above.

MariaV
09-29-2005, 05:56 PM
My dream tie in my country, in probably a dream location, with my dream player :woohoo:

I am soooo going there!!!!
Ilhame, I hope you got my note at Marat's message board. :D I BET you'll go! :lol:

maratski
09-29-2005, 06:35 PM
Ilhame, I hope you got my note at Marat's message board. :D I BET you'll go! :lol:

I got it :kiss:

Mom just looked at me when I started talking about attending tennis again. I'll keep checking the net and see when and were one can buy tickets.

Sugar Kane
09-29-2005, 06:36 PM
Life sucks, we get to play USA of all teams :hysteric:

warmy
09-29-2005, 06:43 PM
Sorry, I’m kinda of new to this, but why are we guessing who gets the choice of ground?
I thought the chart they gave in the draw was for all of the rounds? :confused:

delsa
09-29-2005, 06:57 PM
You do love being pessimistic for your favourites. Always whining in your posts...
Germany is an OK draw, it could be so much worse (Argentina or Spain abroad comes to my mind). Or Switzerland.
Russian are not THAT good, it's not like they are winning every year or something. Or destroying us each time we meet. Gasquet will be allright, the problems will come from the other, but at least we have some choice. As long as it's not PHM, there is hope. We are good in double. We go deep pretty much every year these days in davis cup, so why oh why are you whining again.

I dont say that we are gonna win easily against Germany (I think that the winner will win 3-2) or Russia, but we have as much as chance as most of the other. Apart from Spain and USA who are above.

Vincayou, it's a very pessimistic post for sure but it's because i was only pointing out the bad aspects to conter-balance all the comments almost saying your team is the clear strong favorite against Germany etc...But i agree they'll have as much chance as the others and it's not the worst draw. But it's not a piece of cake for sure...
I went too far saying "things didn't look good at all". That was over the top but i thought a post to make everybody stop forgetting Germany could very well outs France was needed.
I'm an optimistic person normally. I'm not whining i'm scared for some of my favorites (the only one to be scared for...:cool: ). For me whining is when you complain to ppl after things are done to find escuses, are a sore looser, speak about external things that you should be able to deal with but aren't concerned about your "own" problems as i was... etc... Maybe that's my inability to get English right sometimes that shows again...If so, well, i'll stop whining. I'll keep that for myself and that will be for the better. ;)

Lee
09-29-2005, 07:01 PM
Sorry, I’m kinda of new to this, but why are we guessing who gets the choice of ground?
I thought the chart they gave in the draw was for all of the rounds? :confused:

No, it depends on the opponent. Whenever 2 teams meet, the team that last being a visitor will host. If 2 teams never played before, a lot will be drawn to determine who host first.

RogiFan88
09-29-2005, 07:03 PM
MOYA SAID THAT HE WOULDN'T PLAY DAVIS ONLY DURING THIS YEAR, BUT IT WASN'T A RETIREMENT FROM SPANISH TEAM. :o

exactamente!

Mane
09-29-2005, 07:05 PM
I know, I was more talking about the leading player this year. However you are right saying this, Pilic was a very good captain and he had a successful time with German Davis Cup team and he was an important factor.

Why did he leave?

jole
09-29-2005, 07:15 PM
Can't wait for Hrbaty to have a chance to go be the underdog on clay in a hostile South American environment. He thrives on such :)

warmy
09-29-2005, 07:41 PM
No, it depends on the opponent. Whenever 2 teams meet, the team that last being a visitor will host. If 2 teams never played before, a lot will be drawn to determine who host first.

Well isn't that exactly what the chart is? It say who will host between two teams that have met before and specifies when they haven't, there will be a lot.

At the bottom of the draw in the key it's linked "Choice of Ground."
Look for your self. (http://www.daviscup.com/results/index.asp)

Frederick16
09-29-2005, 08:12 PM
we will lose so hard!!! argentina away... worst draw :(

Julio1974
09-29-2005, 08:30 PM
Can't wait for Hrbaty to have a chance to go be the underdog on clay in a hostile South American environment. He thrives on such :)

Hrbaty and Beck will be crushed by Gonzalez and Massu. Have you ever seen the Chileans playing for Chile?

jole
09-29-2005, 08:36 PM
Hrbaty and Beck will be crushed by Gonzalez and Massu. Have you ever seen the Chileans playing for Chile?

Yes. They have unbelievable matches when playing for Chile, only a moron would say otherwise. But Slovakia will not be a push over as their record and heart suggests.

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 09:02 PM
Can't wait for Hrbaty to have a chance to go be the underdog on clay in a hostile South American environment. He thrives on such :)

The best thing for Hrbaty is that he doesn't understand spanish because he will receive more insults than he can imagine...

cecilija
09-29-2005, 09:06 PM
Hrbaty and Beck could defeat that massu on clay in chile
even altoguht beck is not good on clay
then they could win the doubles :)

Galaxystorm
09-29-2005, 09:08 PM
Hrbaty and Beck could defeat that massu on clay in chile
even altoguht beck is not good on clay
then they could win the doubles :)

Are you kidding , right ??

GonzoFan
09-29-2005, 09:08 PM
Hrbaty and Beck could defeat that massu on clay in chile
even altoguht beck is not good on clay
then they could win the doubles :)


I don't see that happening but if it does our doubles team is much better and Gonzo will win his two matches

ys
09-29-2005, 09:19 PM
Excellent draw.. One thing that I wanted Russia to avoid is having to travel to some remote hole.. Potential matchup with Chile looked like a nightmare.. Thankfully we are given an easy and relaxing tie with the Dutch, and bye semifinal's time Yanks will take out Chileans, and we then will take out Yanks in Moscow on slow clay.. With this draw we are favourites to win it. :banana:

jole
09-29-2005, 09:20 PM
The best thing for Hrbaty is that he doesn't understand spanish because he will receive more insults than he can imagine...

Hrbaty vs. Brazil in 2000

Hrbaty vs. Argentina in 1998

Both of them IN South America.

The results are fantabulous.

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-29-2005, 09:30 PM
wut will BLR Choose

vincayou
09-29-2005, 09:35 PM
Vincayou, it's a very pessimistic post for sure but it's because i was only pointing out the bad aspects to conter-balance all the comments almost saying your team is the clear strong favorite against Germany etc...But i agree they'll have as much chance as the others and it's not the worst draw. But it's not a piece of cake for sure...
I went too far saying "things didn't look good at all". That was over the top but i thought a post to make everybody stop forgetting Germany could very well outs France was needed.
I'm an optimistic person normally. I'm not whining i'm scared for some of my favorites (the only one to be scared for...:cool: ). For me whining is when you complain to ppl after things are done to find escuses, are a sore looser, speak about external things that you should be able to deal with but aren't concerned about your "own" problems as i was... etc... Maybe that's my inability to get English right sometimes that shows again...If so, well, i'll stop whining. I'll keep that for myself and that will be for the better. ;)

My english is not exactly perfect (euphemism) and "whining" is probably a bit too strong as a way to describe your pessimism, but sometimes, by reading you, I wonder if the players should even show up on the court. :)

oneandonlyhsn
09-29-2005, 09:36 PM
Hrbaty and Beck could defeat that massu on clay in chile
even altoguht beck is not good on clay
then they could win the doubles :)

:cuckoo: Plz tell me you are joking

Julio1974
09-29-2005, 09:58 PM
Hrbaty and Beck could defeat that massu on clay in chile
even altoguht beck is not good on clay
then they could win the doubles :)

In my view, it is impossible that Beck beat Massu on clay in Chile in a DC match. I know Massu is not playing too well, but...

Carolinita
09-29-2005, 10:01 PM
:cuckoo: Plz tell me you are joking
nope....she isn't joking ...she knows nothing about tennis. That's the difference ;)

GonzoFan
09-29-2005, 10:04 PM
nope....she isn't joking ...she knows nothing about tennis. That's the difference ;)

:lol:

cecilija
09-29-2005, 10:24 PM
imposibble? haha u argentines said the same with coria
and u see how beck destroyed coria

beck in davis cup plays at his best
Besides Massu is not a great player


In my view, it is impossible that Beck beat Massu on clay in Chile in a DC match. I know Massu is not playing too well, but...

cecilija
09-29-2005, 10:25 PM
I am sure I know about tennis much more than u

nope....she isn't joking ...she knows nothing about tennis. That's the difference ;)

cecilija
09-29-2005, 10:26 PM
show the massu´s great record playing in chile
he just defeated mediocre players

Carolinita
09-29-2005, 10:33 PM
I am sure I know about tennis much more than u
ohh yes, I can notice that :lol: ...btw...it seems you're a little bit :cuckoo: with Massu..
anyway...be happy :wavey:

Fergie
09-29-2005, 10:37 PM
beck in davis cup plays at his best
Besides Massu is not a great player
Massu in Davis Cup always play better ... And Beck in clay! :tape:

Jimnik
09-29-2005, 10:37 PM
WOW, that's a really great draw :yeah: Some exciting ties to look forward too :drool: Federer v hewitt is always fun to watch but the potential QF ties look especially appealing. Spain v Switzerland - can't wait.

Austria v Croatia
Could be very close. In Tomas Muster, Austria have a very enthusiastic and, in my opinion, one of the best Davis Cup captains. They also have home advantage = a very slow clay court.
But Ancic and Ljubicic should be good enough to provide 4 very close singles rubbers.
3-2 Austria.

Argentina v Sweden
No uncertainties, no risks. Argentina will choose clay and I'm sure will be praying that 2 of their 569785679 top players will be fully fit to play in this tie.
A top doubles player, in Bjorkman, will be Sweden's biggest weapon. T Johansson and Soderling will need full fitness, top form, drugs and a bit of luck to win their singles ties.
4-1 Argentina

Belarus v Spain
Belarus will obviously be hiring Slovakia's surface layers and hoping Mirnyi can do a Ljubicic hat-trick. Unfortunately, I think Voltchkov is getting worse every year. Ferrero beat him on grass this year and JC hasn't exactly been himself this year.
Hard to predict who will be turning up for Spain this tie. Nadal will be there but who of Lopez, Ferrero, Ferrer, Robredo or even Verdasco will be given the task of returning Mirnyi's bombs? Who'll be responsible for captaining this group?
3-2 Spain

Switzerland v Australia
As long as Fed keeps his word and Wawrinka keeps improving, the Swiss will have a formidable team for 2006. The emerging partnership of Fed/Allegro is an added bonus to the Swiss cause. Clay will be their surface and probably at the same location as against Great Britian.
I can't think of a single rubber where Australia are the favourites. All matches look very daunting except possibly Hewitt v Wawrinka. The retirement of Woodbridge is an obvious blow for the Aussies as is the lack of clay court pedigree. "Accidental" injury to either Roge or Stan could lead to a contest since Switzerland's strength in numbers is their weakness.
5-0 Switzerland

Germany v France
This is the toughest tie to predict. Deutschland will pick grass for this one, probably indoors at Halle, to give Kiefer the edge in these matches. Haas is the biggest unknown because he's had a terrible battle against fitness this year and one wonders if he'll ever be at his best again.
France will have an interesting decision to make here. Grosjean is their best grass court player but he's getting old. Gasquet has the obvious potential after winning Nottingham this year but will he be ready? Monfils is an unknown but he wasn't too bad on the lawns of Wimbledon this year. Llodra is experienced and likes his grass.
3-2 France

Holland v Russia
The Netherlands are the weakest team in the world group without a single player in the top 100. They'll choose grass, to try to drive Safin crazy, but with Wessels and Sluiter? Even Davydenko should be able to sleep easy. Maybe if Schalken suddenly resurged it would be a contest.
In Youzhny and Tursunov, Russia have plenty of back-up for the injury-prone duo of Safin-Davydenko. Of all the teams playing away from home in the 1st round, none can be as confident as this team.
4-1 Russia

USA v Romania
Andy Roddick et all will be extra determined, after last year's debacle, to put things right in 2006. Ginepri, Dent and Blake are stronger than ever and should help take a bit of pressure off Andy's shoulders. As always, America will choose to play on hard courts.
Good luck to Pavel, Hanescu and whoever gets picked to face the Bryans on the Saturday. I have a hunch one of them will win a singles rubber on the 1st day but against whom I don't know.
4-1 USA

Chile v Slovakia
The location of this tie has basically determined the winner. In the rankings, these 2 teams are very evenly matched but the Chileans would have to accidentally order a grass surface, instead of clay, to screw this up. Neither of these teams has any strength in numbers but if both have their top players, Slovakia will do well to make this a contest.
4-1 Chile

Julio1974
09-29-2005, 10:38 PM
show the massu´s great record playing in chile
he just defeated mediocre players

I'll show you Beck records on clay in the alst two years.

2005
Montecarlo
R64 Ascione, Thierry (FRA ) 173 3-6 5-7
Rome
R64 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG ) 7 4-6 3-6
Hamburg
R64 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS ) 87 3-6 2-6
Roland Garros
R128 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP ) 12 4-6 3-6 3-6

2004
Barceona
R64 van Lottum, John (NED ) 112 7-6(2)
R32 Robredo, Tommy (ESP ) 35 4-6 4-6

Zagreb (ch)
R32 Perez, Didac (ESP ) 174 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4
R16 Elsner, Daniel (GER ) 143 2-6 6

St. Polten
R32 Malisse, Xavier (BEL ) 87 5-7 6

Roland Garros
R128 Jeanpierre, Julien (FRA ) 0 2-6 4-6 5-7

Grinder
09-29-2005, 10:50 PM
I have a feeling that Sweden may go to their top secret clay court weapon Andreas Vinciguerra.

ys
09-29-2005, 11:08 PM
Germany v France
This is the toughest tie to predict. Deutschland will pick grass for this one, probably indoors at Halle..

Holland v Russia
The Netherlands are the weakest team in the world group without a single player in the top 100. They'll choose grass, to try to drive Safin crazy, but with Wessels and Sluiter?

Ever heard of anything ever being played on indoors grass? :rolls: Both ties will be played on indoors hardcourts. Geramny will make it slower. Holland will make it faster. If both Haas and Kiefer play, Germany wins.. Russia wins anyway..

NyGeL
09-29-2005, 11:09 PM
bad draw for Argentina :(

Sweden at home will be a hard match. Also, the match won't be played at BALTC 'couse BA Open will be played the week after DC. I think that the match should be played in Cordoba or Rosario.
And we might lose against Croatia :S

I think that Germany will choose a Hard surface against France, not grass. And Chile will easily defeat slovakia if they both have their best players.

Carolinita
09-29-2005, 11:10 PM
I'll show you Beck records on clay in the alst two years.

2005
Montecarlo
R64 Ascione, Thierry (FRA ) 173 3-6 5-7
Rome
R64 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG ) 7 4-6 3-6
Hamburg
R64 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS ) 87 3-6 2-6
Roland Garros
R128 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP ) 12 4-6 3-6 3-6

2004
Barceona
R64 van Lottum, John (NED ) 112 7-6(2)
R32 Robredo, Tommy (ESP ) 35 4-6 4-6

Zagreb (ch)
R32 Perez, Didac (ESP ) 174 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4
R16 Elsner, Daniel (GER ) 143 2-6 6

St. Polten
R32 Malisse, Xavier (BEL ) 87 5-7 6

Roland Garros
R128 Jeanpierre, Julien (FRA ) 0 2-6 4-6 5-7

:lol: :yeah:
I see i'm right after all

Jimnik
09-29-2005, 11:10 PM
Ever heard of anything ever being played on indoors grass? :rolls: Both ties will be played on indoors hardcourts. Geramny will make it slower. Holland will make it faster. If both Haas and Kiefer play, Germany wins.. Russia wins anyway..
Ever heard of Halle? It is grass with a retractable roof and, in February, it is very possible the roof will be closed.

edit: and btw, I never said Holland would play indoors. S'ertogenbosch is an outdoor grass court.

ys
09-29-2005, 11:11 PM
I'll show you Beck records on clay in the alst two years.

2005
Montecarlo
R64 Ascione, Thierry (FRA ) 173 3-6 5-7
Rome
R64 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG ) 7 4-6 3-6
Hamburg
R64 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS ) 87 3-6 2-6
Roland Garros
R128 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP ) 12 4-6 3-6 3-6

2004
Barceona
R64 van Lottum, John (NED ) 112 7-6(2)
R32 Robredo, Tommy (ESP ) 35 4-6 4-6

Zagreb (ch)
R32 Perez, Didac (ESP ) 174 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4
R16 Elsner, Daniel (GER ) 143 2-6 6

St. Polten
R32 Malisse, Xavier (BEL ) 87 5-7 6

Roland Garros
R128 Jeanpierre, Julien (FRA ) 0 2-6 4-6 5-7

2004 is too far away.. 2005 is inconclusive. 3 out of 4 players who beat Beck on clay in 2005 are likely to get a similar or better scoreline against Massu. We call it ... tough draws.. :)

Jimnik
09-29-2005, 11:14 PM
2004 is too far away.. 2005 is inconclusive. 3 out of 4 players who beat Beck on clay in 2005 are likely to get a similar or better scoreline against Massu. We call it ... tough draws.. :)
Youzhny and Ascione are not tough clay players.

ys
09-29-2005, 11:15 PM
Ever heard of Halle? It is grass with a retractable roof and, in February, it is very possible the roof will be closed.

First, it is not a winter stadium.. Yes, the roof can be closed, but in subzero temperatures of February you can't get it any warm inside..

Second, the grass does not grow indoors.. under the roof.. And even if brought from somewhere else, it needs at least several days under the sun to take on, otherwise it will have no roots and will become a potato field within minutes of play.. In February? :rolls:

It's out of question..

revolution
09-29-2005, 11:16 PM
Youzhny and Ascione are not tough clay players.

Youzhny?? Well clay is not his best surface but he plays well on it and has won a title before (Stuttgart), and his baseline game suits the surface.

Julio1974
09-29-2005, 11:17 PM
[QUOTE=ys]2004 is too far away.. 2005 is inconclusive. 3 out of 4 players who beat Beck on clay in 2005 are likely to get a similar or better scoreline against Massu. We call it ... tough draws.. :)[/QUOT

There is no worst blind than the one who does not want to see.

For me, even "Andy" Garcia or Capdeville could beat Beck on clay.

We'll see in february who was right. I predict Chile 4-1.

ys
09-29-2005, 11:18 PM
Youzhny and Ascione are not tough clay players.

Youzhnyi is very good clay court player.. Very natural claycourter. It's just a bad luck that he got injured just before last two clay seasons and was not prepared.. Only tough clay players win clay tournaments with best-of-five finals like Stuttgart.. Ascione .. I do not know the player.. That's why I said "3 out of 4"..

ys
09-29-2005, 11:19 PM
We'll see in february who was right. I predict Chile 4-1.

I predict the same..

ys
09-29-2005, 11:20 PM
Youzhny?? Well clay is not his best surface but he plays well on it and has won a title before (Stuttgart), and his baseline game suits the surface.

It is his best surface.

Jimnik
09-29-2005, 11:23 PM
First, it is not a winter stadium.. Yes, the roof can be closed, but in subzero temperatures of February you can't get it any warm inside..

Second, the grass does not grow indoors.. under the roof.. And even if brought from somewhere else, it needs at least several days under the sun to take on, otherwise it will have no roots and will become a potato field within minutes of play.. In February? :rolls:

It's out of question..
In my local park, I see grass all year round. I'm sure the technology exists to lay a grass court in a tennis stadium in February. The reason they, especially Holland, would prefer grass to ultra-fast hard courts is the strange bounces, which annoy people like Safin. On hard courts, there are no strange bounces.

Nathy
09-29-2005, 11:44 PM
Switzerland v Australia
As long as Fed keeps his word and Wawrinka keeps improving, the Swiss will have a formidable team for 2006. The emerging partnership of Fed/Allegro is an added bonus to the Swiss cause. Clay will be their surface and probably at the same location as against Great Britian.
I can't think of a single rubber where Australia are the favourites. All matches look very daunting except possibly Hewitt v Wawrinka. The retirement of Woodbridge is an obvious blow for the Aussies as is the lack of clay court pedigree. "Accidental" injury to either Roge or Stan could lead to a contest since Switzerland's strength in numbers is their weakness.
5-0 Switzerland

Probably not. The Swiss Tennis President said it could be in the German part of Switzerland as the last 4 DC Ties were played in the French part. Anyway, DC has never (or let's say rarely) visited a place twice in a row... But of course I would love it to be in Geneva again ;)

Jimnik
09-30-2005, 12:08 AM
Probably not. The Swiss Tennis President said it could be in the German part of Switzerland as the last 4 DC Ties were played in the French part. Anyway, DC has never (or let's say rarely) visited a place twice in a row... But of course I would love it to be in Geneva again ;)
Really?
I think that's a good idea. I wish all countries did that.
Here in Britain, they seem to always play in Birmingham. In Russia, they seem to always play in Moscow.
I think all countries should change their venue for each of their home ties. GB are thinking of playing their next tie in Scotland - I don't think that's ever happened before.

Nathy
09-30-2005, 12:14 AM
Really?
I think that's a good idea. I wish all countries did that.
Here in Britain, they seem to always play in Birmingham. In Russia, they seem to always play in Moscow.
I think all countries should change their venue for each of their home ties. GB are thinking of playing their next tie in Scotland - I don't think that's ever happened before.

Yeah go figure the last 4 ties: Geneva (last), Fribourg, Lausanne, Neuchatel and before it was something like Zurich I think :scratch: :unsure:

These last ties have been played in the French speaking part of the country coz 2/3 of the Swiss DC Supporters are from the French part. Example: organize the tie Switzerland-GB in the German part. You'll maybe get some people on the Friday and Saturday, of course. But on the Sunday (3-0) you wouldn't get a lot more than 1'000 people I think, whereas in Geneva last Sunday we were more than 6'000 in the stadium (7'600 seats) to cheer and celebrate our players (number 2 and 3, not even number 1...)

What I think is: Australia is a GREAT opponent so the tie will be in the German part and then the federation will claim "he he see, there are also people in the German part" :ras: Yes of course but organize a Switzerland-GB, play-OUT Tie in the German part and you'll see if people would come...

fco253
09-30-2005, 12:23 AM
Well, after analyzing it deep and seeing the pdf file, which shows the future rounds lot results...

As powerful as our team is in paper, our chances depend a lot on Koubek and Melzer...

If they loose, Croacia away in QF is probably too hard as we still don't have a solid second single on carpet...

But, on the other hand, if Austria pulls it, we have maybe one of our best chances to go all the way... sicne the m ost likely path would be:

QF: Austria at home
SF: At home in all cases, most likely Switzerland (doable, beating Stani and the doubles) or Spain (not easy at all but also doable)
F: Probably Russia (away) or USA (at home, so easier then the semis)

We'll see ... Let's go Austria

fanancic
09-30-2005, 11:03 AM
Croatia has great chances to win against Austria!!!

JMG
09-30-2005, 11:32 AM
My god, why should Germany play on grass? Grosjean and probably also Gasquet are better than Haas on grass, we shouldn't pick Haas' worst surface for this tie. It would be also a bit expensive to make that grass court in February.

Jimnik
09-30-2005, 12:05 PM
My god, why should Germany play on grass? Grosjean and probably also Gasquet are better than Haas on grass, we shouldn't pick Haas' worst surface for this tie. It would be also a bit expensive to make that grass court in February.
You think it will be played on hard courts? I don't think grass is Haas' worst surface and Kiefer would have an advantage on grass.
But they both like their hard courts so maybe you're right. Indoor hard will probably be chosen.

ys
09-30-2005, 12:09 PM
My god, why should Germany play on grass? Grosjean and probably also Gasquet are better than Haas on grass, we shouldn't pick Haas' worst surface for this tie. It would be also a bit expensive to make that grass court in February.

:rolls: Because those who think so are probably "on grass" too.. :lol: Next thing you'll know that Argentina should choose grass against Sweden.. :lol:

silverwhite
09-30-2005, 03:13 PM
Ever heard of anything ever being played on indoors grass? :rolls: Both ties will be played on indoors hardcourts. Geramny will make it slower. Holland will make it faster. If both Haas and Kiefer play, Germany wins.. Russia wins anyway..

ys is back with his "insightful" posts. :worship:

silverwhite
09-30-2005, 03:16 PM
:rolls: Because those who think so are probably "on grass" too.. :lol: Next thing you'll know that Argentina should choose grass against Sweden.. :lol:

Yes, of course. Grosjean fluked his way to the Wimbledon semis, and Gasquet the claycourter fluked his way to the Nottingham title.

ys
09-30-2005, 03:24 PM
Yes, of course. Grosjean fluked his way to the Wimbledon semis, and Gasquet the claycourter fluked his way to the Nottingham title.

Can you even read, dumbo? :rolls:

silverwhite
09-30-2005, 03:45 PM
Can you even read, dumbo? :rolls:

Well, I can't help it if some clown writes ambiguous posts. Tip for clown: Avoid starting a sentence with "because".

revolution
09-30-2005, 04:10 PM
Yes, of course. Grosjean fluked his way to the Wimbledon semis, and Gasquet the claycourter fluked his way to the Nottingham title.


Another stupid statement to laugh at.

Why did Gasquet reach 3R at Queen's, win Notts and then 4R at Wimby, not bad for a supposed clay courter.

Grosjean, oh dear, if he hadn't kept running into Roddick he might have won a few grass titles and maybe even the big W.

silverwhite
09-30-2005, 04:24 PM
Does no one know how to detect sacrasm anymore? :help:

*julie*
09-30-2005, 05:38 PM
Does no one know how to detect sacrasm anymore? :help:
I do :wavey: I know you were sarcastic silverwhite. :hug:
Btw, it's more than likely that Germany will choose hard court...

Lee
09-30-2005, 06:17 PM
Does no one know how to detect sacrasm anymore? :help:

I don't need to know you to see the sacrasm there.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-30-2005, 06:24 PM
"Good luck" to Spain! :haha:
Go Max :smooch: and Belarus! :rocker2:

Adman
09-30-2005, 07:43 PM
Federer against Hewitt! :woohoo:

I hope we get a better match than US Open 2004 what a crap match for Hewitt, Federer was just super!

delsa
09-30-2005, 10:34 PM
Monfils is an unknown but he wasn't too bad on the lawns of Wimbledon this year. Llodra is experienced and likes his grass.

Gaël "hates" grass. He keeps repeating it and even had a discussion with the other well-known "grass hater" Safin about it in Wimbly (don't ask me why he won Wimbly Jr and has his best record in a Slam this year in Wimbly... :rolleyes: ). Maybe that's self persuasion...
Llodra would only be used in doubles. Even if it was played on grass.

delsa
09-30-2005, 10:40 PM
My english is not exactly perfect (euphemism) and "whining" is probably a bit too strong as a way to describe your pessimism, but sometimes, by reading you, I wonder if the players should even show up on the court. :)
Not pessimism. For the last time: not getting my hopes up and volontarily focusing on the weak points so then everything is bonus coming from there, that's the way i'd describe my attitude (except the going over the top i mentioned...sorry again). ;)
C'mon. I'm sure that like me you're the kind not to give up no matter how "desperate" the situation may be so even if that's how my posts look sometimes to you, that wouldn't be your conclusion... :p

Winston's Human
10-01-2005, 12:25 AM
Yes, of course. Grosjean fluked his way to the Wimbledon semis, and Gasquet the claycourter fluked his way to the Nottingham title.

Shouldn't that be "Grosjean fluked his way to the Wimbledon semis twice".

In the past two years, he has lost on grass only to Federer and Roddick. That seems to me pretty good grass court credentials.

Jimnik
10-01-2005, 01:06 AM
Gaël "hates" grass. He keeps repeating it and even had a discussion with the other well-known "grass hater" Safin about it in Wimbly (don't ask me why he won Wimbly Jr and has his best record in a Slam this year in Wimbly... :rolleyes: ). Maybe that's self persuasion...

I don't understand why.
Monfils has, in my opinion, the potential to play a very similar grass court game to Lleyton Hewitt. He just needs to improve his serve, which was clearly his weakness at this year's championships.
It's a shame because I thought I had the impression that he was the kind of guy that didn't moan about certain surfaces. I hope he keeps trying.

silverwhite
10-01-2005, 03:42 AM
Shouldn't that be "Grosjean fluked his way to the Wimbledon semis twice".

In the past two years, he has lost on grass only to Federer and Roddick. That seems to me pretty good grass court credentials.

Well, "semis" can be in the plural form too, but yeah, maybe I should have specified.

silverwhite
10-01-2005, 03:43 AM
I do :wavey: I know you were sarcastic silverwhite. :hug:
Btw, it's more than likely that Germany will choose hard court...

Thanks, Julie. :hug:

Black Adam
10-01-2005, 08:13 AM
Well, after analyzing it deep and seeing the pdf file, which shows the future rounds lot results...

As powerful as our team is in paper, our chances depend a lot on Koubek and Melzer...

If they loose, Croacia away in QF is probably too hard as we still don't have a solid second single on carpet...

But, on the other hand, if Austria pulls it, we have maybe one of our best chances to go all the way... sicne the m ost likely path would be:

QF: Austria at home
SF: At home in all cases, most likely Switzerland (doable, beating Stani and the doubles) or Spain (not easy at all but also doable)
F: Probably Russia (away) or USA (at home, so easier then the semis)

We'll see ... Let's go Austria
You Talking about Argentina?:confused:

fco253
10-01-2005, 11:17 AM
Yes, sorry.