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Davis Cup: Australia VS Belarus

Ferrero Forever
02-26-2006, 09:51 AM
I intend on going to this tie, it's going to be held at Kooyong which is very convienient for me. Tickets go on sale on March 14th (incase anyone didn't know,) but this will be my first Davis Cup match, so I was wondering if anyone knows how much tickets will cost (approximately) for the saturday and sunday (I can't go on the friday, because my stupid maths teacher has already told us we're going to have an assignment that has to be done that day, so I'm very angry) and what the likely squad is going to be for Australia. I can't wait to see Mirnyi again, such a sweet guy :worship:

Langers
03-05-2006, 03:41 PM
I intend on going to this tie, it's going to be held at Kooyong which is very convienient for me. Tickets go on sale on March 14th (incase anyone didn't know,) but this will be my first Davis Cup match, so I was wondering if anyone knows how much tickets will cost (approximately) for the saturday and sunday (I can't go on the friday, because my stupid maths teacher has already told us we're going to have an assignment that has to be done that day, so I'm very angry) and what the likely squad is going to be for Australia. I can't wait to see Mirnyi again, such a sweet guy :worship:
Mirnyi, who the heck cares about him? You're Australian; I assume you will be supporting the Aussies? Well now that Lleyton is back playing Davis Cup again, he'll be playing two singles rubbers, and that leaves either Guccione or Luczak to play the others. At this stage I donít know who to go with, both did extremely well against Switzerland. I guess their form leading into the tie will decide who plays. I'll be confident with either, but I would probably go with Luczak. And of course the doubles team is set in stone, Arthurs and Hanley are a very good team. Iím pretty confident weíll win this tie. :)

bad gambler
03-05-2006, 11:50 PM
Mirnyi, who the heck cares about him? You're Australian; I assume you will be supporting the Aussies? Well now that Lleyton is back playing Davis Cup again, he'll be playing two singles rubbers, and that leaves either Guccione or Luczak to play the others. At this stage I donít know who to go with, both did extremely well against Switzerland. I guess their form leading into the tie will decide who plays. I'll be confident with either, but I would probably go with Luczak. And of course the doubles team is set in stone, Arthurs and Hanley are a very good team. Iím pretty confident weíll win this tie. :)


on this board being an australian generally means support anyone BUT australia :)

if it was on grass i would have no hesitation in giving gooch the 2nd singles spot, but now it is played at Kooyong, they have to go for Luczak, firslty because he deserves the right and secondly he is the better player.

btw, arthurs won't be playing this tie given the impending birth of his first child - i have a feeling hewitt will play the dubs as well

16681
03-06-2006, 12:39 AM
on this board being an australian generally means support anyone BUT australia :)

if it was on grass i would have no hesitation in giving gooch the 2nd singles spot, but now it is played at Kooyong, they have to go for Luczak, firslty because he deserves the right and secondly he is the better player.

btw, arthurs won't be playing this tie given the impending birth of his first child - i have a feeling hewitt will play the dubs as well
I had noticed that about Australians, I don't understand it; but I had noticed it :confused: I wish the best for Arthurs, his wife, and soon to be new baby :) But I hope the change doesn't throw off the Davis Cup Team. They had done well in their Tie ;)

shotgun
03-06-2006, 02:25 AM
btw, arthurs won't be playing this tie given the impending birth of his first child - i have a feeling hewitt will play the dubs as well

Unlike the singles, Australia has a great depth in doubles. They could use the other guys like Huss and Perry, although I doubt it.

bad gambler
03-06-2006, 03:41 AM
Unlike the singles, Australia has a great depth in doubles. They could use the other guys like Huss and Perry, although I doubt it.


only problem with picking those type of players (those being doubles specialists) is that it makes the team inflexible with respect to a potentially rotating the singles should the need arise on Sunday

Ferrero Forever
03-06-2006, 07:46 AM
Mirnyi, who the heck cares about him? You're Australian; I assume you will be supporting the Aussies? Well now that Lleyton is back playing Davis Cup again, he'll be playing two singles rubbers, and that leaves either Guccione or Luczak to play the others. At this stage I donít know who to go with, both did extremely well against Switzerland. I guess their form leading into the tie will decide who plays. I'll be confident with either, but I would probably go with Luczak. And of course the doubles team is set in stone, Arthurs and Hanley are a very good team. Iím pretty confident weíll win this tie. :)
Mirnyi is lovely, I saw him at Kooyong when he played Coria and my camera stopped working, and while he was walking out of the arena he heard me shout out 'my camera's not working' so he just stopped, stood there and smiled and I got a lovely photo of him. I'll be supporting Mirnyi, not really Australia (I'm not a big fan of any of our players) and I won't be supporting Belarus either (The only player I know from there is Mirnyi so I'm not really supporting the country) Hewitt is my 2nd least favourite player, but I must admit I'm really excited about seeing him, I want to see those C'mons live and I want to see Australia's tennis hero. I'm confused about when the tickets go on sale. The official davis cup site is saying the 14th, but ticketmaster's site is saying the 7th, so I'm pissed off because I don't want to miss out

Kristen
03-06-2006, 08:46 AM
I intend on going to this tie, it's going to be held at Kooyong which is very convienient for me. Tickets go on sale on March 14th (incase anyone didn't know,) but this will be my first Davis Cup match, so I was wondering if anyone knows how much tickets will cost (approximately) for the saturday and sunday (I can't go on the friday, because my stupid maths teacher has already told us we're going to have an assignment that has to be done that day, so I'm very angry) and what the likely squad is going to be for Australia. I can't wait to see Mirnyi again, such a sweet guy :worship:Psst... miss some days of school before the tie, and watch them practice :lol: (PS I didn't tell you that!)

I echo your comments about Max. He's a class act, kind of serious/quietish for a player, but once he's psyched, he can be dangerous. A lovely guy, with great taste in doubles partners! :hug: Who cares about him? People who know tennis outside of Australia and know that he's a decent bloke.

I have classes at this time, I think, and would probably go if I thought Belarus stood much of a chance here. I think Max can do well if they can keep him motivated. Vlad will do ok in the doubles, but is capable of performing in singles (depending on the opponent!). I haven't seen much of Vladimir Voltchkov for a couple of years, but remember watching him and Max play doubs together in Sydney a while back. They were fantastic. So much fun. I hope you have an awesome time, JL :yeah:

All the best to Max, Vlad, and Peter Luczak. :worship:

Ferrero Forever
03-06-2006, 10:10 AM
Thanks Kristen. I would take the friday off school, but I have a huge assignment thats already been scheduled for that day (why did it have to be THAT day), the saturday worked out good because my music lessons are held just up the road at 9am, so i'll have half an hour to get to Kooyong and find my seat which means I won't have to take public transport there (i'll catch it back though) so i'm bludy excited

Langers
03-06-2006, 12:37 PM
on this board being an australian generally means support anyone BUT australia :)
Oh well that's just ridiculous. And I suppose half of that is because of Hewiit? Lleyton is a champion, I'm sick of all the negative things I hear about him, especially when you consider what he has done for Australian Tennis. Can you imagine what Australia's Davis Cup team would have been like over the last 5 or so years without him; it would have been a joke. I just really admire the way he plays, he just never gives up, on the court heís one of the most committed players. Great to have him back for the next tie!

Kristen
03-06-2006, 01:18 PM
Davai!!
Thank goodness Master Hewitt has returned. Once again, Australia can depend on him. It will be tough, against Belarus. *Finds map and googles "Belarus""Tennis""ATP" for further information*

I am not a patriot in Davis Cup for a number of reasons.
* The fact that I am Australian, does not change the fact that my favourite players are my favourite players for a reason. Granted, I will cheer on Luczak and possibly Kimmich if he ever gets a shot, but I won't stop supporting my guys for a few days, if it's just a few matches of tennis.
* The stupidity and ignorance of commentators is sickening. John Newcombe is my favourite of commentators...although I do wonder what Fred Stolle would do if precious Xavier played against Australia?
* The fans irritate me. [B]Fan(sp)a(s)tics.
* Previously: Todd Woodbridge. Always: Lleyton Hewitt. He oozes something which can be interpreted as ass-holish-ness, or spirit. Probably both.
* I thrive when it comes to supporting the opposition. It's fun, if only to provoke the man next to me, who only follows tennis when its on TV, live from Melbourne Park.

My points are invalid however, as I am not interested in glorifying Master Hewitts heroics and his service to Australian tennis (although neither of these can be denied).

JL - seeing Hewitt play is exciting. The crowd gets going and it does make the match more thrilling. Just need to make sure he is winning, or the crowd may suffer from shock (Nalbandian match, July 2005 ;)) and fall silent.

16681
03-06-2006, 06:12 PM
Oh well that's just ridiculous. And I suppose half of that is because of Hewiit? Lleyton is a champion, I'm sick of all the negative things I hear about him, especially when you consider what he has done for Australian Tennis. Can you imagine what Australia's Davis Cup team would have been like over the last 5 or so years without him; it would have been a joke. I just really admire the way he plays, he just never gives up, on the court heís one of the most committed players. Great to have him back for the next tie!
Everyone supports the players they want to support and I have no problem with that. But I do think for Davis Cup people can at least get behind their country for that. And as for Lleyton I have heard many negatives about him, but the fact remains he is and has been a winner on the tennis court. I was in fact totally in shock that Blake beat him in LV. I realize Lleyton was injuried a lot last year, plus waiting for the baby to come etc. So maybe he didn't start out this year in the greatest of shape. But I look for him to get back on track :)

robrulz5
03-07-2006, 12:31 AM
They are slashing the prices for this tie in an attempt to get alot of families to go. The only think I don't agree with about the tickets is that you have to buy a series ticket for all three days. What if you can't make it one of the days???

Langers
03-07-2006, 06:48 AM
* The fans irritate me. Fan(sp)a(s)tics.

Our fans are brilliant, how about you watch some other Davis Cup matches and then you may realise that we aren't all that bad. Did you watch our tie against Switzerland, and did you notice the behavior of The Fanatics? They were terrific, as well as those of the home country. Every supporter cheered their country, there was no malice.

And so what if our commentators are biased, they are being broadcasted around Australia, so why shouldnít they support our country?

Ferrero Forever
03-07-2006, 06:59 AM
They are slashing the prices for this tie in an attempt to get alot of families to go. The only think I don't agree with about the tickets is that you have to buy a series ticket for all three days. What if you can't make it one of the days???
If you can't make it then you buy the tickets to all 3 days anyway. I probably won't be able to go on the friday, but I've already bought my tickets (it sounds like they're already selling out fast, I wanted section 8 but they were all sold out so i got stuck with section 7 which is still good) This morning I made my mum ring up as soon as the ticket agency opened, we went for a 20 minute drive to get them (I was still asleep, I just put some clothes on and then went to get the tickets) and the stupid person didn't tell me on the phone you needed to be a member to get the tickets, so I was so angry at them, but they refused to give them to me, so I went to find one of those internet booths in the shopping centres, joined up and i went back and i was full on yelling at the woman 'I'M A MEMBER NOW, GIVE ME MY DAMN TICKETS' then she told me i had the wrong password and i was ready to smack her, but she saw me getting really angry so she did it for me anyway. Nice woman.

Kristen
03-07-2006, 09:02 AM
Our fans are brilliant, how about you watch some other Davis Cup matches and then you may realise that we aren't all that bad. Did you watch our tie against Switzerland, and did you notice the behavior of The Fanatics? They were terrific, as well as those of the home country. Every supporter cheered their country, there was no malice.

And so what if our commentators are biased, they are being broadcasted around Australia, so why shouldnít they support our country?
I've seen Asshole fans in action, don't you worry. Yes, I've seen some of the tie against Switzerland, I'm glad they bothered to go to it because these other guys really deserved some attention for a change. I'm not saying Lleyton asks for the spotlight, but it was nice for the media to show such an interest in the other blokes.
* The stupidity and ignorance of commentators is sickening. John Newcombe is my favourite of commentators...although I do wonder what Fred Stolle would do if precious Xavier [Belgium] played against Australia? I don't care about the bias. I go to tournaments instead of watching them, at every opportunity (so I don't have to hear it). My point is that I get irritated at the excess praise of one player (which I understand), and the ignorance of another. Or, maybe I just think this due to the consistent level of John Newcombe's commentary :confused:

bad gambler
03-08-2006, 12:02 AM
I'm tempted to head down for this one

robrulz5
03-08-2006, 12:08 AM
Davai!!

* The fans irritate me. Fan(sp)a(s)tics.



The one thing that irritates me about the fanatics is when they are at the Australian Open. They seem to think that if you are Australian you MUST support the Australian players at all times. They don't understand that some people have favourite players from other countries.

Langers
03-08-2006, 07:29 AM
The one thing that irritates me about the fanatics is when they are at the Australian Open. They seem to think that if you are Australian you MUST support the Australian players at all times. They don't understand that some people have favourite players from other countries.
Well to be fair, we live in Australia, so I don't know why you wouldn't want the Aussie to win. Lleyton is my favourite player on the ATP Tour, but on the WTA Tour my favourite player isn't Australian. However if this player was to come up against an Aussie, I would be happy for either player to win, and itís not like I would be cheering madly for my favourite. When you're at the Australian Open, you would expect the vast majority to cheer for the Aussies, don't be angry with them for doing so...

robrulz5
03-08-2006, 07:32 AM
Never said I was angry for them doing so.

I get angry when they have a go at me for not supporting an Aussie. It is a free country and I can support who I want!

I just want people to be able to support who they want and not get shit for it while trying to enjoy the tennis. I think that is fair enough.

Kat!
03-08-2006, 01:03 PM
Interesting thread ;) I'm still waiting for a DC tie in Brisbane lol.

I won't add anything to the "Australians must/should support the Aussie team at Davis Cup/Aus Open/Aussie tournaments(?) issue", but I wanted to say I can't really take John Newcombe that seriously after I heard him say "Gael Monfils" :haha:

Anyway - I was hoping for a Aus v Spain tie :P but Max is a nice guy :hug: but now that I don't mind Peter Luzcak either.... :scratch: and don't really have an opinion about Guccione....... hmmmm.

robrulz5
03-09-2006, 05:29 AM
Interesting thread ;) I'm still waiting for a DC tie in Brisbane lol.


I don't think there has been a tie up in Brisbane since we played Russia and Kafelnikov said he'd beat Hewitt easily and Hewitt ended up belting him.

bad gambler
03-09-2006, 07:10 AM
I don't think there has been a tie up in Brisbane since we played Russia and Kafelnikov said he'd beat Hewitt easily and Hewitt ended up belting him.


that would be correct, 1999

Langers
03-09-2006, 08:11 AM
I've seen Asshole fans in action, don't you worry. Yes, I've seen some of the tie against Switzerland, I'm glad they bothered to go to it because these other guys really deserved some attention for a change. I'm not saying Lleyton asks for the spotlight, but it was nice for the media to show such an interest in the other blokes.
Yes of course the other guys deserved attention, and the Davis Cup was a great chance for them to grab the spotlight. I like Luczak, he seems like a nice bloke and heís got a big heart; a real fighter. I havenít ever been much of a Guccione fan because he has tremendous talent, especially with his huge serve and powerful ground strokes, but in my opinion up until the Davis Cup heís wasted it. But his two games really made me change my tune. But you canít really blame the media for not giving them much attention; theyíre both ranked over 100. Iím not saying they donít deserve attention, but there havenít been many opportunities for them to get any. And of course Lleyton will get the focus, heís an extremely successful player.

shotgun
03-09-2006, 09:52 PM
that would be correct, 1999

There was a tie in Brisbane in 14 Jul - 16 Jul 2000 against Brazil.

bad gambler
03-10-2006, 06:25 AM
There was a tie in Brisbane in 14 Jul - 16 Jul 2000 against Brazil.


completely forgot about that one!

NyGeL
03-11-2006, 04:08 AM
go belarus!!!

I love Mirnyi, hate Hewitt and those "fanatics". Argentina "non-invited-by-a-player" fans owned them last year :)

Ferrero Forever
03-11-2006, 04:30 AM
Well to be fair, we live in Australia, so I don't know why you wouldn't want the Aussie to win. Lleyton is my favourite player on the ATP Tour, but on the WTA Tour my favourite player isn't Australian. However if this player was to come up against an Aussie, I would be happy for either player to win, and itís not like I would be cheering madly for my favourite. When you're at the Australian Open, you would expect the vast majority to cheer for the Aussies, don't be angry with them for doing so...
I consider tennis to be an individual sport, so I go by the players, not the countries they come from. If Ferrero played someone like Arthurs, I would cheer for Ferrero and I would be kinda pissed off if he lost. Not as pissed off as I'd be if he lost to Hewitt though. But if say Arthurs played Kiefer, i'd be more than happy for Arthurs to win, because Kiefer is my least fave player. But if they want to support the Aussies, than good for them, but I don't think they should criticise others for not supporting the Aussies. I love Australia and I consider myself so lucky to live here, but when it comes to tennis I go for the individuals. And yes Kat, I would have loved a Spain/Australia tie, but that would have taken place in Spain which would have been a shame.

Kristen
03-12-2006, 10:43 AM
I would have loved a Spain/Australia tie, but that would have taken place in Spain which would have been a shame.
I love it when I find the answer to my question, before I have to ask it :D

I was ignorant of everything that wasn't
Sweden vs Argentina
Austria vs Croatia
(buffoons!) It would be less heartbreaking for me to be patriotic :lol:

I didn't remember who else played recently. Then, I looked at a picture I'd saved of the Spanish DC team as I thought Lopez looked like a (beautiful!!) woman with his pretty scarf. I looked in the background and noticed Vlad and Max, and freaked out that they'd possibly lost a chance for Spain to come here. But thanks JL! Crisis averted. :tape:

Also... I always feel bad cheering against Wayne. I don't do it unless I really have to, or if he's absolutely whipping my boy Jurgen. Ouch.

Speaking of 'Langers'... the Bronco's lost today. How pissed off am I! (I come from WA, live in Sydney. From the topics in this thread, it wont surprise you guys that I cheer for an interstate team ;))

Kat!
03-12-2006, 11:18 AM
And yes Kat, I would have loved a Spain/Australia tie, but that would have taken place in Spain which would have been a shame.


But the thing is.... we will have to wait another 2 years (at least) for any hope that there will be a tie versus Spain in Australia..... ;) So I would like the next tie at Spain ASAP looooool.

Peta Pan
03-13-2006, 12:12 PM
Speaking of 'Langers'... the Bronco's lost today. How pissed off am I! (I come from WA, live in Sydney. From the topics in this thread, it wont surprise you guys that I cheer for an interstate team ;))
Actually I thought of Justin Langer when I saw the Langers name, so I have no idea... but there's another good example for me - the Aussie girl who cheers for England in the cricket :yeah: Lived in Australia all my life but have a lot of family from England and a dual citizenship so I won't be barked at about that again!

I won't have Hewitt pushed on my just because I am Australian. I don't like the guy at all so I don't see why I should have to cheer for him in Davis Cup - especially if he happened to be playing one of my favourite players *feels sick at the thought of cheering one of Hewitt's C'MONS against Andrei or Ljubo*

I DID however cheer for Australia against Switzerland when Hewitt wasn't playing because we were being represented by a couple of young, pleasant Australians in singles and a doubles team that I have never had any problem with :)

Ferrero Forever
03-15-2006, 08:04 AM
But the thing is.... we will have to wait another 2 years (at least) for any hope that there will be a tie versus Spain in Australia..... ;) So I would like the next tie at Spain ASAP looooool.
how true, the convenient solution would be to totally bypass the tie played in spain though, mabye they could do that

Langers
03-15-2006, 02:15 PM
What's new, a whole lot of Australians saying they don't support Lleyton, even when he plays Davis Cup. Honestly it makes me sick, especially when you consider how much effort Lleyton puts in all the time, and the commitment he has shown to the Davis Cup, and then there is Mark Philippoussis who rarely tries his best, always makes excuses as to why heís skipping the Davis Cup, but somehow he seems to escape criticism. Donít ask me how it works because itís blatantly unfair.

Peta Pan
03-16-2006, 05:03 AM
What's new, a whole lot of Australians saying they don't support Lleyton, even when he plays Davis Cup. Honestly it makes me sick, especially when you consider how much effort Lleyton puts in all the time, and the commitment he has shown to the Davis Cup, and then there is Mark Philippoussis who rarely tries his best, always makes excuses as to why heís skipping the Davis Cup, but somehow he seems to escape criticism. Donít ask me how it works because itís blatantly unfair.
Actually I don't like Poo either :shrug:

As for Hewitt, yeah he was a great Australian when having issues with Tennis Australia :rolleyes: Oh well guess he'll get HIS way at the AO next year and get all the courts doctored to HIS conditions, stuff everyone else that matters. NOTHING against his fans at all, but he has an attitude problem and it's HIM that makes ME sick :)

BjŲrki
03-16-2006, 10:00 AM
:D


Arthurs on course for cup
Leo Schlink
16mar06

WAYNE Arthurs yesterday confirmed he was on course to help Australia's Davis Cup quarter-final charge after the birth of his first child.

Arthurs, 35 on Saturday, and partner Caroline Gideskog welcomed Amber Leah Arthurs on Tuesday.

Arthurs will resume practice next week for the April 7-9 tie against Belarus at Kooyong.

Arthurs is ranked 147th in the world after being unable to defend points from a tournament win in Scottsdale, Arizona, last year.

Arthurs joined Paul Hanley to victory in Davis Cup doubles against Switzerland in Geneva last month.

He will join Lleyton Hewitt, Peter Luczak, Hanley and Chris Guccione for the quarter-final on Rebound Ace. If Australia downs Belarus, it faces defending champion Croatia or Argentina in September.

robrulz5
03-16-2006, 11:57 PM
Good news to see that Arthurs will be there!!!

Ferrero Forever
03-18-2006, 07:22 AM
Actually I don't like Poo either :shrug:

As for Hewitt, yeah he was a great Australian when having issues with Tennis Australia :rolleyes: Oh well guess he'll get HIS way at the AO next year and get all the courts doctored to HIS conditions, stuff everyone else that matters. NOTHING against his fans at all, but he has an attitude problem and it's HIM that makes ME sick :)
I totally agree, and I'm glad that Arthurs is playing too

DeccyB123
03-26-2006, 08:51 PM
Luczak isn't in the 4. :sad:

DeccyB123
03-26-2006, 08:52 PM
Hewitt, Guccione, Arthurs & Hanley is the team.

And the emergency is Healey.

bad gambler
03-26-2006, 08:57 PM
It was always going to be a coin flip between Gooch and Luczak


The way Hewitt is playing, this is going to an uphill battle for Australia

bad gambler
03-26-2006, 08:58 PM
Mind you, Beast is going like a busted at the moment as well :yeah:

shotgun
03-27-2006, 02:15 AM
I don't understand. Luczak is having better results than Guccione on hard recently.

:shrug:

And I thought Arthurs wouldn't play the tie either.

Kristen
03-27-2006, 04:36 AM
Fitzy was on Sunrise (morning TV show) this morning announcing the team. He said Peter would be preparing for the clay tournaments. At first I was quite pissed off about it, but this is probably better for Peter. He can work on the ranking a bit and make the most of the clay :yeah:

Now I can definitely cheer for Belarus ;) Davai Max!

Ferrero Forever
03-27-2006, 07:00 AM
Who will play the doubles? Hanley and who else. I'm happy that I'll get to see Hewitt, Mirnyi and Arthurs, I'm just really hoping that they'll all play on the weekend rather than the friday

BjŲrki
03-27-2006, 07:05 AM
Arthurs/Hanley?! I hope so :D

bad gambler
03-27-2006, 07:19 AM
Arthurs/Hanley?! I hope so :D


of course ;)

BjŲrki
03-27-2006, 07:45 AM
are you going Prabu?

keqtqiadv
04-02-2006, 12:45 AM
Hewitt is not on his best moment, but he will probably win his 2 matches.
I think the easiest way to Belarus is winning other singles and doubles. Good luck to them.

Kristen
04-03-2006, 02:06 PM
Max arrives in the morning, apparently :)
Funny to see them talking up Vlad. I enjoy a bit of Voltchkov, but to have them bringing up his Wimbledon semi is a little 'living in the past' I dare say. The tie against Spain was nice, but I think Australia might have a bit of an edge with Hewitt playing. Unfortunately.

Huge reductions in ticket prices for school kids :eek: They were saying $20 for Friday and Sunday, $10 for the Saturday!? Of course, the seats would be ordinary, but it's good that they're trying to bring out the crowds. I onder if there will be as many empty seats as the first round of 2005 :lol:

bad gambler
04-06-2006, 03:56 AM
Hewitt to play vlads, Beast to play Gooch in Day 1

c'mon aussiesssssssssssssssssssssss :bounce:

BjŲrki
04-06-2006, 07:03 AM
doubles?

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-06-2006, 08:50 AM
Max you can beat them! :rocker2:

bad gambler
04-06-2006, 10:09 AM
doubles?


wayno y hanley

DeccyB123
04-06-2006, 10:12 AM
I hope Australia win 3-2, with Hewitt losing both of his... :)

BjŲrki
04-06-2006, 11:17 AM
I hope Australia win 3-2, with Hewitt losing both of his... :)
:haha:

lets go Aussies :bounce:

Peta Pan
04-06-2006, 02:05 PM
I hope Australia win 3-2, with Hewitt losing both of his... :)
:lol: Well I hope Australia win 4-1... I'll let Hewitt beat Voltchkov if he likes :)

bavaria100
04-06-2006, 02:33 PM
Good luck to Belarus!

Langers
04-06-2006, 04:42 PM
I hope Australia win 3-2, with Hewitt losing both of his... :)
Well letís hope Lleyton listens to this trash and wins both singles rubbers. :)

The gloves are off ahead of Davis Cup

Lleyton Hewitt has challenged Belarussian part-timer Vladimir Voltchkov to walk the walk after talking the talk in a lively prelude to Australia's Davis Cup quarter-final at Kooyong.

Hewitt will take on Voltchkov in Friday's second singles rubber, after Chris Guccione opens against Belarussian No.1 Max Mirnyi, and the Australian spearhead said the pressure was on the world No.457 after his taunting of the two-time grand slam champion before Thursday's draw.

Whether it was deliberate, ill-advised or just plain dumb, Voltchkov raised Hewitt's ire when he claimed the former world No.1 didn't really possess any weapons to hurt him.

"Well, his ranking's not going to hurt me either," Hewitt said after learning of Voltchkov's somewhat harsh assessment of his game.

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 03:54 AM
Australia 3-6 6-4 5-7 2-1

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 03:57 AM
Aus 3-2* 4th set

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 04:00 AM
Aus *4-2

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 04:31 AM
Aus won 4th set 6-3

5th set 2-2

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 05:00 AM
Australia serving for the match :)

Yappa
04-08-2006, 05:01 AM
Oh, another 5 setter.

star
04-08-2006, 05:01 AM
The boys are giving me a little heart problem. :)

Aussies!!

star
04-08-2006, 05:02 AM
2 points away.

star
04-08-2006, 05:03 AM
Tie points!

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 05:03 AM
Australia wins

star
04-08-2006, 05:04 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :

BjŲrki
04-08-2006, 09:09 AM
:woohoo: well done Wayne & Paul :bigclap:

keqtqiadv
04-08-2006, 03:04 PM
Belarus :sad:

Anyway, congratulations to Australia.

shotgun
04-09-2006, 02:13 AM
Wayno getting troubled by a guy who's n. 1256 in the rankings. :lol:

bad gambler
04-09-2006, 02:25 AM
:haha:

I can't even spell this guy's name correctly

bad gambler
04-09-2006, 02:25 AM
But he does have a decent backhand :p

bad gambler
04-09-2006, 02:28 AM
wayno just served 4 aces in a row

Wayno 7-6 5-2

shotgun
04-09-2006, 02:33 AM
It's over now. :p

Let's see how the Gooch will fare.

Kristen
04-09-2006, 10:34 AM
Sergei impressed me, and kind of reminded me of Grosjean :shrug: (visually).
I wanted to watch Vlad vs Lleyton but thankfully I had to work that day. I only saw a few points. But that's what I like about Lleyton. He'll go a few points or games without a word. Then he'll CMOOONNNNN on an error by Vlad, and he reminds me why I'm such a fan of his :tape:. Bad luck Vlad. Get a haircut.

Can Argentina (most likely) repeat their success from last year? :aplot:.
Let's hope so. :ras: ^_^

robrulz5
04-09-2006, 01:30 PM
Then he'll CMOOONNNNN on an error by Vlad, and he reminds me why I'm such a fan of his



That's why I don't like Hewitt. If he hits a good shot then he should say C'MON but if someone makes an error there is no need for it.

sammy2
04-10-2006, 12:53 PM
If you had bothered to watch the whole match you would have realised that there was only one or two c'mons by Hewitt in the whole 90 minutes. And - if you bothered to understand the difference between forced and unforced errors you may understand that sometimes the c'mons are the result in Hewitt forcing the oponent into a 'forced' error by his own better play. Get real - and if you wish to make those kind of comments watch the entire match, not just the 2 second news cast reports

Kristen
04-10-2006, 02:47 PM
Thanks Sammy :D Because, you know... I have never seen the guy play before, and I'm basing my opinion on a highlight I saw on the 6pm news bulletin. Keep up the quality posting on MTF. You will do well here. :wavey:

Ferrero Forever
04-13-2006, 11:29 AM
Wow, this was a great 3 days of tennis. I convinced my mum to let me come home from school after I finished my year 12 assignment which I couldn't get out of on the friday, and my mum drove me to Kooyong and I only missed the first set. The first 2 days matches were great, and I got to see Hewitt, but I still don't like him and I still think he's an asshole. I love Max Mirnyi, and I am now obsessed with Siarhei Tarasevitch. Seriously, the guy is so damn gorgeous and he seems nice too, I love him. He'll be good one day, but theres almost no hope for Zotov, he sucks. I was disappointed that I only got to see 2 sets of Tarasevitch, he has such a babyish face, so damn cute. I was sad that Belarus lost the tie though, I was cheering for them. (those belarus fans with that horn were so damn annoying, the fanatics brought a brass band with them and they sounded damn good, those guys are hillarious, and then some guy with a horn went over the top of them and ruined good music.) Such a great tie though.

Kristen
04-13-2006, 01:57 PM
Glad to hear you had an awesome time JL! ((It's been awesome, seeing you turn into an umm... eclectic tennis fan! Tarasevitch eh? Good choice (I thought he was a looker as well. Didn't get to see much of his match though).

Have a nice weekend everyone. Enjoy the public holidays and the chocolate ;) :wavey:

Socket
04-14-2006, 07:06 PM
If you had bothered to watch the whole match you would have realised that there was only one or two c'mons by Hewitt in the whole 90 minutes. And - if you bothered to understand the difference between forced and unforced errors you may understand that sometimes the c'mons are the result in Hewitt forcing the oponent into a 'forced' error by his own better play. Get real - and if you wish to make those kind of comments watch the entire match, not just the 2 second news cast reports
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Kristen
04-16-2006, 06:01 AM
I could list the number of Hewitt matches I've seen over the years, including as recent as Davis Cup and vs Melzer in Sydney, but you idiots still would not be satisfied as I don't share your (correct and accurate) point of view. If only all players would be as crap as those I support, and crumble under the pressure as Melzer did, Lleyton could play a near silent match. Besides, the reason I don't support the guy is more a result of the twits who support him, not so much the 'man' himself.

And yeah, it bothers me that international and patriotic deadbeats get a rise out of me :smooch: But it is nice to know you. MTF would not be the same without.

Doctor Dance
04-16-2006, 08:50 AM
Kristen, I dont like Hewitt anymore than you, i think he is a total ass - but i find it funny you hate him for that yet i see you have melzer in your signature (assuming you support him). Have you watched any of melzers matches? he is just as bigger ass on court imo that hewitt so i find it very hypocritical you want to slam hewitt but turn a blind eye to one of your favs. And if things dont go his way he acts petchulant by slamming his racket, i watched his match in vienna last year against lisnard and you wont find anyone acting more of a bratty than he did that day.

but then again, like you said this is MTF and without hypocisy it just wont be the same :rolleyes:

Kristen
04-16-2006, 09:32 AM
I know what an ass Jurgen can be. He disgusts me at times. The same can be said for Marach, and Koubek. What I wrote was more based on (aside from the whole 'heat of the moment' thing) the ignorance of my previous post, where I said I based my opinion on the one time I saw him on the news. I was being sarcastic of course.

I think the reason I can tolerate Jurgen more, is because I hardly ever see/hear about him. When I've seen Jurgen play he's screaming to himself, throwing his racquet, or got his head under a towel / mumbling something under his breath. It probably helps that I don't see him in the media as frequently (ever), or hear of him going to court every now and then, or read about his wife in a womens magazine. Hewitt, being the same nationality as me, has a better ability to wind me up. Especially because he is so good. Not recently, but in general.

Ferrero Forever
04-16-2006, 12:46 PM
Is Jurgen really an ass? I've only seen him play a few times and he always looked like a good bloke. Oh well, I guess looks can be decieving. Anyway HEWITT SUCKS (thats just my 2 cents worth anyway)

shotgun
04-16-2006, 07:10 PM
Kristen, Marach looks pretty much like Lleyton in your avatar. :p

Kristen
04-16-2006, 11:22 PM
shhh..... I'm trying not to notice;)

He can't help it. I see Marach and I don't want to "avert my eyes!". He's built and doesn't have the 'runt' appearance. I can recognise his charisma as opposed to Lleytons charm, which goes right over my head :shrug: (I know, I'm missing out!)

Peta Pan
04-17-2006, 12:01 PM
Kristen, Marach looks pretty much like Lleyton in your avatar. :p
Oh Nooooo... That comment is almost enough to earn someone a badrep :lol: :p

Marach looks lovely in that av and Lleyton could only ever wish to have the awesome arms that Oliver possesses!