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RUSSIAN Davis Cup team

Russian elephant
04-02-2006, 08:35 PM
Following the "supporting" thread :)
I think we should have such topic to discuss our team on a whole :)
This week we play France in Pau :)

Here are few words in Sport-Express newspaper...
To not-Russian speakers - it's just info about team members :)

В 1/4 ФИНАЛА КУБКА ДЭВИСА ФОРЖЕ ДЕЛАЕТ СТАВКУ НА ГАСКЕ И ГРОЖАНА

Капитан сборной Франции в Кубке Дэвиса Ги Форже объявил состав своей команды на матч 1/4 финала против сборной России, который пройдет 7 - 9 апреля на крытом синтетическом корте в городе По. В команду вошли 12-я ракетка мира Ришар Гаске, Себастьян Грожан (20), которые, скорее всего, будут играть в одиночном разряде, а также сильные мастера парной игры Арно Клеман (53) и Микаэль Ллодра (145), сообщает пресс-служба Международной федерации тенниса. Капитан сборной России Шамиль Тарпищев предварительно внес в свою заявку фамилии Николая Давыденко, Дмитрия Турсунова, Михаила Южного и Марата Сафина, однако кроме них в По отправится и формально запасной Игорь Андреев. Решение о том, кто из российских теннисистов выйдет на корт против французов, будет принято уже на месте.

ЭКСПРЕСС-КОММЕНТАРИЙ. То, что Форже сделает ставку на Грожана и Гаске, можно было предположить, еще когда французы объявили о своем решении провести этот матч на быстрой синтетике, полагает корреспондент "СЭ" Евгений ФЕДЯКОВ. Правда, в этом году оба лидера французской сборной пока не слишком блещут. Особенно это касается Гаске, который на днях в своем стартовом матче на супертурнире в Майами уступил своему соотечественнику Флорену Серра. Впрочем, в крайнем случае Гаске или Грожана на быстром покрытии могут с успехом заменить опытнейший Клеман, который весьма неплохо выступает в этом году, или левша Ллодра, обладающий хорошей подачей и умеющий выходить к сетке.

Dream
04-02-2006, 08:45 PM
As I've mentioned somewhere, Kolya, Marat and Dima are likely to play singles (Kolya vs Seb - quite possibly) and Misha probably with Marat - doubles. That's what Shamil said ;)

And btw, the comment sounds quite promising :)

Five
04-03-2006, 06:58 AM
Kolya is consistent in DC, at least in 2005. On his good day, Marat can handle Gasquet and Grosjean easily. If this tie is for doubles to decide, Igor shouldn't be left out. I can't see a better team then Kolya/Igor. Dima is also a good choice. I'll go with Dima/Marat in singles, Kolya/Igor in doubles. Misha is now in off-form mode :help:

{Annie}
04-03-2006, 07:03 AM
I seriously think Misha should play doubles with either Igor or Mitya because we need a very strong server for this. Marat and Misha play really well together but only when Marat is 100 % recovered. If Tarpi decides to put Kolya for both singles, then the above should do the trick but if Kolya just plays one single game - then he should play doubles with Igor..hell these 2 beat Damm and Paes in Indian Wells and almost beat Hanley and Uliett...they have been playing together for ages!!!!

Anyway, whatever the decision, I am sure Tarpi knows what he is doing

Mara_M
04-03-2006, 01:14 PM
still:hysteric: for Igor!

georgekuo1017
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
igor won't play DC,right?

georgekuo1017
04-03-2006, 02:32 PM
I seriously think Misha should play doubles with either Igor or Mitya because we need a very strong server for this. Marat and Misha play really well together but only when Marat is 100 % recovered. If Tarpi decides to put Kolya for both singles, then the above should do the trick but if Kolya just plays one single game - then he should play doubles with Igor..hell these 2 beat Damm and Paes in Indian Wells and almost beat Hanley and Uliett...they have been playing together for ages!!!!

Anyway, whatever the decision, I am sure Tarpi knows what he is doing
agree,misha should only play doubles
marat,dima or kolya should play singles

Mara_M
04-03-2006, 02:47 PM
misha-doubles with whom?i 'm not sure amrat is teh best option!but,anyway i will cheer them loud!!

georgekuo1017
04-03-2006, 03:22 PM
dont know with whom。。

Dream
04-03-2006, 07:33 PM
Shamil said - Misha/Marat are likely to play doubles... But not for sure ;)

Mara_M
04-03-2006, 08:14 PM
btw,on davis cup thread on igor's board there are some news;)!go check it out;)!

Pigpen Stinks
04-03-2006, 10:28 PM
I started a "Predict the Line-up" thread on the Davis Cup board. Please go there and contribute if you wish. There are some really cool prizes.

Mara_M
04-04-2006, 07:07 PM
ok

{Annie}
04-05-2006, 07:03 AM
:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE STARTER OF THIS THREAD Russian_Elephant!!!!!!!!!!!!

Incredible stuff!!!!!! I had to come to MTF to find a person born on the same date as me :lol:

С днем рождения!!!!!!!!!!! Всего всего!!!!!!

Russian elephant
04-05-2006, 10:51 AM
Спасибо за поздравление, АНЯ!
Тебя тоже поздравляю и желаю здоровья и всяческих успехов! :bdaycake: :aparty: :music:
Надеюсь сб. России преподнесет нам небольшой подарок в эти выходные :)
Было бы забавно, если выясницца, что мы и в один год родились :D

{Annie}
04-05-2006, 11:07 AM
1977 ;)

Dream
04-05-2006, 11:18 AM
I've said Happy birthday to you both ;) but... too much is never enough, right? lol Happy birthday in this thread, too! :)

Lol and I was born the same day as Madonna ;) Thanks God not the same year...

Russian elephant
04-05-2006, 11:22 AM
И год близко :)
Но все-таки немного не тот :)

{Annie}
04-05-2006, 11:28 AM
:) Миша!!! Party hard!!!!!! :aparty:

Lenochka thanks!!!! :hug: :hug:

Meeek
04-05-2006, 11:57 AM
Happy birthday to you Russian Elephant!!! :)

Five
04-05-2006, 02:17 PM
С днем рожденья, RE :aparty::singer::hug:
Our boys won't let you down i'm sure :kiss:

Mashik
04-05-2006, 02:39 PM
С Днем Рождения, ребята!
http://www.mysmiles.ru/Happy-Birthday3.gif

Надеюсь, наши мальчики тоже вас поздравят от души! ;)

georgekuo1017
04-05-2006, 02:51 PM
Happy birthday!

{Annie}
04-05-2006, 05:48 PM
Спасибо, Машик!!!! Мы тоже надеемся... да, Миш? ;)

Mara_M
04-05-2006, 06:50 PM
MISHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!HAPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYYY BDAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY:aparty::aparty::apart y:!

ermm...s djnom razden ja...was it ok:o?

Five
04-06-2006, 12:52 PM
so Marat and Kolya will play singles matches, Misha/Dima for doubles
Here is the draw:
Richard Gasquet v Marat Safin
Arnaud Clement v Nikolay Davydenko
Clement/Michael Llodra v Dmitry Tursunov/Mikhail Youzhny
Gasquet v Davydenko Clement v Safin
:unsure: :unsure:

Dream
04-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Really surprised not to see Seb... Is he OK?

In general the draw's quite acceptable for us :) Belated birthday present for Anya and Misha is likely to happen ;)

Saumon
04-06-2006, 04:43 PM
Really surprised not to see Seb... Is he OK?
back injury
(now he's always "injured" when he has to play against Safin or Federer in DC :rolleyes: :devil: )

{Annie}
04-06-2006, 07:25 PM
:tape: :tape: yeah last year he came down with the same injury but Marat never showed up coz of the knee... but it was too late for Seb to come to Moscow when they found out :haha: :haha:

Dream
04-06-2006, 08:33 PM
Then Shamil was teasing everybody till the last moment ;)

Mara_M
04-07-2006, 09:42 PM
back injury
(now he's always "injured" when he has to play against Safin or Federer in DC :rolleyes: :devil: )
lmao gab,he is your country man u should cheer him:haha:!


true:o

Russian elephant
04-10-2006, 08:42 PM
I think I know which surface we'll choose in September ;)

Mashik
04-10-2006, 08:48 PM
Yeah! Shamil said it already! ;)

{Annie}
04-11-2006, 07:24 AM
Like we have a choice!!!! :scared:

2 people that scare me most are the Bryan brothers :rolleyes:

But I know we'll manage ;)

Broomie
04-11-2006, 09:35 PM
Hey guys,
just wanted to share with you my thoughts regarding Russia DC tie against France. I may not be Russian, but hopefully I’m posting in the right thread… And congratulation for your great team! (sorry for those who will be bored by the long text)

How I fell in love with Team Russia

I’ve almost always liked Russian players. For different reasons, but it is the first time, that in my little life as a tennis fan, I get to say I am fan of a team. It’s not the same as when it is your country. You’re not a fan of the players but you want them to win because they are from you’re country, even if in regular situation you wouldn’t care much about their results. Or when you are a fan of a player, and consequently support all his team, because you want him to win or just be happy.
That is the big difference I am feeling right now.
I want them to win, because I think they truly represent what tennis is: an athletic and smart GAME. I think tennis lost its popularity because it lost touch with the people. It is harder for this sport today to gain new fans, not just because of bad coverage, but also because people have a hard time relating to the players. That’s what I think anyway. And that’s where Team Russia comes in the picture. :cool:
They may not be the most entertaining guys when you take them individually, but as a Team, they combine everything that is attractive in sports: performance, character, game, fitness, speed, and FUN (you can call it entertainment if you prefer). I may get carried away, but it felt like watching Brasil in soccer. All the good vibes were pouring out of my TV, the French did put up a great fight, no match was an easy win, and yet, the Russians players seemed so happy to be there. And almost all of them expressed gratitude, at one point or another to have been selected and given the opportunity to play and show what they were capable of! :worship:
I have never seen any tennis team have as much fun(not silly fun, they knew when to be serious ;) ) as I saw the Russians have last weekend. When you combine it with the quality of the tennis, it makes up for a great and FUN weekend. I do not think it is due to the fact that they don’t take the French seriously, I highly doubt that. :o
Safin was asked what he liked in the Davis cup and how he felt about it. He said it was great because you get to be with your friends, train and rest , have fun, and play soccer! :eek:
During Davydenko’s singles on Friday, Safin and Tursunov were fighting on the courtside with bottles. The rest of the time, all the team just had a big smile on their faces, cracking jokes. Do not misunderstand, they were following the match, just no nail-biting.
Nicolas Escudé mentioned speaking through signs with Marat, during that match.
On Saturday, during the doubles, I think the jokes were flying very high, they almost did not stop. It was very discreet, but french commentators were kind of surprised to see the Russian team so relaxed. They thought maybe it was to take some pressure off, or because they didn’t care for the doubles. But Tursunov and Youzhny were sweating their asses off on the court, even though they lost. It looked like the guys in the stands were making fun of Tursunov, especially when they won the 3rd set, it felt like: You did it!How do you feel? In a mocking way. :rolleyes: At some point, Tursunov, who describes himself as “the least serious” of Safin’s squad (he must be crazy then, lol) (according to L'Equipe) even threw a ball at them! And all this in a great atmosphere. Even at the draw ceremony, I think it was on Thursday, Davydenko and Safin were laughing.
I am amazed and pleased at the same time, to see high level tennis players get along that well, without feeling jealousy or rivalries as in some teams :) (cough..Germany…cough).
Russia is not the only team like this I agree. Others like France, USA, also have a lot of friendship and support among them. :cool:
But I like the combination with the depth of players and the amazing tennis. I think it sets them apart.
Seeing them have so much fun on and beside the court was a blast all weekend. I didn’t know Davydenko’s sense of humor, but considering how much he made Marat laugh this weekend, I guess it is more than ok. It was a pleasure to see him relaxed and with emotions on his face.
Last but not least, their captain, who is maybe the coach who speaks and expresses the least, said himself that the reason of his team success is the sense of humor. That every single member of the team was very funny, including doctors and trainers, and that it was very important to keep good relationships among the players, that they have fun together.
My little cousin who was home with me this weekend, who usually doesn’t like watching tennis because he thinks it is boring told me: “it actually looks fun”.
That is what it is, a game. And when it is played brilliantly, that’s where the magic starts. :worship:
Whether Russia is going to win, is not really my point here, I just think, once again, they found a positive way to make themselves different from any other team. I just wait for Safin and Tursunov to get better results on grass, and they will be the most complete team. :eek:
Let’s the fun continue throughout the year! :cool:

Saumon
04-11-2006, 09:46 PM
It was not boring or too long at all ;) :hug: I completly share you mind :p they have all such a great sense of humour (yes, even Davydenko who is deadpan :p) and they get along very well... I wish I could be part of this team :hearts: I would be :haha: all day long! :p

{Annie}
04-12-2006, 05:14 AM
Kolya is not a DeadPan!!!! :ras: :ras: You have no idea how sweet and funny this guy can be!!!! I adore him!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: And I think while Marat was away, he did a damn good job at being the team leader.... you could see it last year against the French...he has great respect from the team

Oh WE HAVE THE BEST BOYS IN THE WORLD on our team :woohoo: :woohoo:

Thanks Broomie, it was a great read :worship:

Saumon
04-12-2006, 05:20 AM
Kolya is not a DeadPan!!!! :ras: :ras:
it's probably not the right translation :shrug: :o

{Annie}
04-12-2006, 05:25 AM
:lol: Gab, I am not mad... but I do adore Kolya :p

Mashik
04-12-2006, 06:41 AM
Like we have a choice!!!! :scared:

2 people that scare me most are the Bryan brothers :rolleyes:

But I know we'll manage ;)

Oh, c'mon! They are very nice and sweet boys ;) :hug:
They will win their match :rolleyes: , but we win the semies :p :bigclap:

Anywhere, I'm very hapy, that one of my fav teams come and I'll see them :cool: :D

Mara_M
04-12-2006, 10:35 PM
mashaaaa...u're antikolya we know!agree with annie,kolya si sucha great guy in his own way!and agree with broomie,the Russian guys are A D O R A B L E!i'm not russian too,adn i :inlove: them!
clay come to mama:cool:!i want a 5-0 for russia,i really want to:devil:!

Russian elephant
04-13-2006, 12:51 AM
Broomie :hatoff:
Not every Russian can say such good words ;)

Mara_M
04-13-2006, 05:01 AM
:ras:and what did i say before misha?

Five
04-18-2006, 03:19 PM
All Russian Davis Cup players got eliminated in the very first round of Monte Carlo :o :o :o Sounds so promising :help: :o :o

Saumon
04-18-2006, 04:17 PM
All Russian Davis Cup players got eliminated in the very first round of Monte Carlo :o :o :o Sounds so promising :help: :o :o
they will play on clay, right? :unsure:
the "good" news is that the american players didnt even play :o

Dream
04-18-2006, 04:19 PM
Aha... But it's too early yet ;)

MariaV
04-18-2006, 05:31 PM
Wonderful post Broomie! :worship: :hug: Sorry I cannot rep you.

Gab, they will get it going on clay too, don't worry! ;)

Saumon
04-18-2006, 05:33 PM
in one point there wont be any Russian left :p

MariaV
04-18-2006, 05:35 PM
No-one left already Gab. ;)

Saumon
04-18-2006, 05:36 PM
the "Grand Slam" for Russia in this 1st round :o :rolleyes:

mer
04-18-2006, 06:43 PM
in one point there wont be any Russian left :p

No need to worry! History shows russians are very good at big comebacks! :p

MariaV
04-18-2006, 07:01 PM
No need to worry! History shows russians are very good at big comebacks! :p
:yeah:

Russian elephant
04-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Monte-Carlo is not DC ;)

MariaV
04-24-2006, 05:00 PM
But it would be really funny if the guys would lose to the USA on clay at home. :o :o :o :o I mean that would never happen right? :o :o :o

Mashik
04-24-2006, 07:11 PM
But it would be really funny if the guys would lose to the USA on clay at home. :o :o :o :o I mean that would never happen right? :o :o :o
Right! ;)
Or both ours and USA teams won't leave Moscow healthy :o :lol:

Alien
04-24-2006, 11:26 PM
But it would be really funny if the guys would lose to the USA on clay at home. :o :o :o :o I mean that would never happen right? :o :o :o

They still have some time to train till then.... :o

Mashik
04-27-2006, 12:43 PM
Thay will play in Olympic!!!!!!!! :bounce:
I'm very happy about that! And I wonder, when the tickets will be available?

Скорее бы сентябрь!!!!!! :bigclap:

{Annie}
04-27-2006, 12:56 PM
Thay will play in Olympic!!!!!!!! :bounce:
I'm very happy about that! And I wonder, when the tickets will be available?

Скорее бы сентябрь!!!!!! :bigclap:

I phoned.. tickets will be available mid-May :banana: :banana: :banana:

I am too excited as well :lol: Is it September yet??? :rolls:

And what will make it even more fun is if we all get together and go as a group to scream our lungs out :p

Mashik
04-27-2006, 01:02 PM
I phoned.. tickets will be available mid-May :banana: :banana: :banana:

I am too excited as well :lol: Is it September yet??? :rolls:

And what will make it even more fun is if we all get together and go as a group to scream our lungs out :p
Cool! It's soon! :)
I think we definitely should get all together! It'd be great and our boys will like it ;) :p
Tickets! I wanna tickets!!!! :bigclap: :lol:
I'm soooo haaaaapy!!!!!! :D

Saumon
04-27-2006, 02:48 PM
I wish I could go :awww:

Mashik
04-27-2006, 03:28 PM
I wish I could go :awww:
Oh.. Don't be sad! :hug:

Mara_M
04-28-2006, 02:35 PM
i want to go too..or better now,i would not respond on my behaviour:lol:...with usa team i mean:haha:!

Mashik
05-14-2006, 08:08 PM
The tickets seem to be available tomorrow :D
Who's going? ;)

Mara_M
05-14-2006, 10:03 PM
me me me...:haha: i wish :sad:

Mashik
05-14-2006, 10:14 PM
:hug: Come in ;)

Mara_M
05-14-2006, 10:31 PM
:hug:
comin' :dog:..i'll just take my bycicle :lol:!

Dream
05-15-2006, 06:17 AM
I'm coming :) Will we cooperate to have seats ogether? ;) And btw, are they avaliable in box offices or we can only preorder them now?

Mashik
05-15-2006, 07:43 AM
Miruna, if you take it right now, you'll be here just in time :lol: :p

About the seats... I think, we should:D People from other Russian forums are going to cooperate too ;) So it may be a big loud company :lol: And about the tickets.. I'm not sure really, but I think it's the same programm of the order like with KC tickets :D Waiting for an e-mail from the official site about the tickets ;)

{Annie}
05-15-2006, 08:38 AM
I phoned them today :lol: I am not too good with being patient and waiting :lol:

They said they tickets will come out this week, they will send out notifications

I think we should all sit together!!!! So maybe our boys will finally hear our support :lol:

Mashik
05-15-2006, 09:46 AM
:yeah: I think they MUST hear our support! :lol: ;)
BTW In what sector are you going to be?

{Annie}
05-15-2006, 11:22 AM
Mashik have no idea but what Lena (Dream) and I were thinking is that at least for 1 day we should go and get Lux or VIP tickets so that we are like really close and supporting!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: and then for the rest of the days depending on what tickets people can afford :p

Re: sector, it's better to talk to these salesgirls when you're there, they'll know where our team will be, so that we sit behind them ;)

Saumon
05-15-2006, 11:40 AM
I want to go!!! :bigcry:

Mashik
05-15-2006, 11:54 AM
Аня, we thought the same! I think it will be LUX for us for Saturday (VIP is still too expensive for real :awww: ) and for the other days I'm not sure... C15 as always I guess :lol:

{Annie}
05-15-2006, 12:05 PM
LUX is good enough ;) However I am doubtful about Saturday....shoudln't we do it like Friday or Sunday better? First and last days are always the toughest..unless we win 2:0 on the first day :lol:

Mashik
05-15-2006, 12:14 PM
:scratch: May be.. But Someone should support them loud during the most hopeless match :lol: :angel:
OK, we need to see the prizes and then to decide. May be Friday really would be better ;) I think it will be the toughest day :scared:

Mara_M
05-15-2006, 06:09 PM
tell me abt it gab :awww:?
girls,i think it's best to go to buy tickets for all of u in the same time => u will stay close to each other ;)!taht's the way we do at the tournament and at davis cup!

{Annie}
05-15-2006, 06:10 PM
yeah, I think the first day is always the toughest because of the uncertainty and nerves and getting used to everything...

we'll see the prices....

Mara_M
05-15-2006, 06:16 PM
will u have any coreography :bounce: :lol:?

MariaV
05-15-2006, 06:17 PM
I want to go!!! :bigcry:
Gab, I want to go too. :bigcry: :crying2: :tears:

Mara_M
05-15-2006, 06:27 PM
Gab, I want to go too. :bigcry: :crying2: :tears:
so we are 3 and counting...

Dream
05-15-2006, 08:24 PM
Re: sector, it's better to talk to these salesgirls when you're there, they'll know where our team will be, so that we sit behind them ;)

I guess the sectors right behind the teams benches are always unavaliable :confused: So... C19 for one day and C14-C15 for other two? :rolleyes:

Mashik
05-15-2006, 09:14 PM
I guess the sectors right behind the teams benches are always unavaliable :confused: So... C19 for one day and C14-C15 for other two? :rolleyes:
Yeah, unfortunatly they are :(
We think about C26 for one day and C15 for others... :D

Dream
05-16-2006, 06:31 AM
Aha, C26 is quite nice too ;)

What concearns C14 or C15 - I got used to C14 :) Besides there will be some my friends sitting - they're always ready to shout loudly ;) We can cooperate with them too.

And "one day" - what day exactly will it be? Saturday is too short... though the tickets are usually cheaper ;) Maybe Sunday? To celebrate with the team when it's over? (who doubts we will have the reason to celebrate? lol)

Mashik
05-16-2006, 07:21 AM
Well, we thought about Friday... :) To be with them from the beginning :D
BTW about C14.. Is it usually for the guests supporters? I guess, the French fans were sitting on C14 last year.. Or not? :scratch:

Dream
05-16-2006, 12:45 PM
Erm... Maybe Friday :p

BTW about C14.. Is it usually for the guests supporters? I guess, the French fans were sitting on C14 last year.. Or not? :scratch:
Nope, they were in C13 ;)

Mashik
05-16-2006, 02:59 PM
:D I just wonder, where the american fans will be sitting... :p :angel:

Dream
05-16-2006, 04:51 PM
:D I just wonder, where the american fans will be sitting... :p :angel:

:p :p :p Those who came for the Fed Cup match were in C13 and D behind the bench :rolleyes: Nice guys btw ;) Exchanged flags with them lol

P.S. BTW, just to remind you... You're a RUSSIAN fan ;) lol

Mara_M
05-16-2006, 06:02 PM
:D I just wonder, where the american fans will be sitting... :p :angel:
u know what will happen to u ,no? :smash: bad igor fan,bad igor fan :smash:

Mashik
05-16-2006, 07:28 PM
:p :p :p Those who came for the Fed Cup match were in C13 and D behind the bench :rolleyes: Nice guys btw ;) Exchanged flags with them lol

P.S. BTW, just to remind you... You're a RUSSIAN fan ;) lol
Americans are very nice in general :p ;)
And yeah, thank's for the reminding :lol: I'll try not to forget about it till DC :haha:
I'm just kidding :angel:

'Cos I really remember what Miruna promised to do with me and it's really scary! :scared:
:haha:
And Miruna, I'm NOT a bad IGOR fan, I'm just... You know :angel: :lol:

Mara_M
05-16-2006, 09:06 PM
mwuhahhahaha i'll be evil!
and i don't agree witha thing: americans are not nice in general!especially not the ones on mtf :rolleyes:! of course NOT ALL;)!
yes i know i know..u're andybrandyaddiceted :rolleyes:!

Mashik
05-16-2006, 09:11 PM
:haha: Why is he "andybrandy" now??? He was andypandy before! :p :lol:
But I will be a GOOD IGOR fan, I promise! :angel: But ONLY Igor... :p

{Annie}
05-16-2006, 09:19 PM
Oh don'to all AntiKolya on me now Masha :p :lol: He WILL play for Russia you know...and please don't tell me that during KOlya-Pandy match you'll be cheering for Andy :rolleyes: Dream and I might just do something really bad to you :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Mara_M
05-16-2006, 09:31 PM
it is andypandy,brandy was for bryans :p :p :p
Annichka,masha doesn't realise that if she will swap teams every match she might get tomatoes in her face from both crowds:p!

Mashik
05-17-2006, 12:32 PM
:awww: It looks like I'll have to sit somewhere in the coner and shut up :lol:

Аня... Ещё 2.. Чувствую, не переживу я этот матч... :eek: Ещё двое человек к той толпе, которая обещала меня убить, если я буду болеть за Энди :rolleyes:

Mara_M
05-17-2006, 06:22 PM
hehe

Dream
05-17-2006, 06:30 PM
LOL Btw, Andy's funny... CAn't take him serious and can't cheer him seriously - if I watch him play I just enjoy the show ;)

Back to the subject. As far as I remeber our (I mean Russian ;) ) bench's in front of C13... So we'll have to choose our Premium sector now.

Mashik
05-17-2006, 07:07 PM
So we're on the right side from the umpire? :) What is the LUX sector in front of it in ?

Andy.. Andy.. Andy... I think I have to do smth with this my Andymania! :rolleyes: Or I don't know what'll happened to me when I see him :lol:
BTW I don't cheer him seriously too! I mean, when I watch his match I watch everything, but only not his tennis (may be just sometimes ;) ) :p :angel:

{Annie}
05-18-2006, 08:47 AM
:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

OK, during the match against France our bench was on the left hand side from the umpire :rolleyes: I am totally lost :lol:, better talk to sales girls :smash:

Five
05-18-2006, 08:55 AM
Show some patriotism girls :rolleyes:
I have feeling we will lose this tie. Tursunov is hopeless on clay, Igor is injured, Misha is in slump, Marat is an oaf, a headcase. Only one Kolya against Roddick, Blake and Bryans twins :tape: :shrug:

{Annie}
05-18-2006, 09:04 AM
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Rusik I love the last paragraph after the phrase "Show some patriotism girls" :rolls: :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

1. Marat is an OAF in the ATP Tour, he NEVER let us down during DC ;)

2. Igor has more than enough time to recover till September if the surgery was anything similar to the one he had in October

3. Misha and Mitya - yeah I agree :lol: But Mitya and Marat can make quite a good doubles team ;)

4. Re: Kolya... маленький, да удаленький :lol: I think he totally :rocker: I adore the guy :p

Mashik
05-18-2006, 09:06 AM
Oh, come on! We'll win it! You know, Marat always does everything he can and even more for the team (and even sometimes becomes "normal' for this matches ;) :lol: ). And, forget about the doubles :rolleyes:, we have Marat and Davydenko against Andy and James. I think, our chances are not bad at all! Plus home advantage ;)
So everything will be OK :hug:

BTW Some say, Robby Ginepri may play instead of James :scratch: I dont know may be it's a funny joke, but.. We'll see :angel:

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 11:24 AM
awwww,they will deny igor's chance to get his revenge on james :p?tsk tsk tsk!

{Annie}
05-18-2006, 11:27 AM
Ginepri??? :eek: :eek: on clay??? :eek: :eek:

Hell, YES PLEASE!!!!!!!! :rolls: :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Blake found some clay streak in Hamburg :lol: He is actually not doing that bad...right now already has a break against Ancic in third round :p

Saumon
05-18-2006, 11:50 AM
3. Misha and Mitya - yeah I agree :lol: But Mitya and Marat can make quite a good doubles team ;)
DiMarat was in the SF of Esztoril :aplot: :yeah: :rolls:

btw talking about Davis Cup, yesterday I saw the end of a movie with Angelina Jolie on TV and guess who was in the movie!! Pat Mcenroe!! :eek: :spit: :haha:

{Annie}
05-18-2006, 11:51 AM
:spit: Gab

Saumon
05-18-2006, 11:53 AM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0568502/ :tape:

{Annie}
05-18-2006, 11:57 AM
Edward Burns... :aplot:

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 11:58 AM
it's wonderfull actually cuz blake is the only one fit right now :rolls:!
gab :haha:!i was surfing the channels last week and i got over a serena williams soap :spit:

Mashik
05-18-2006, 12:13 PM
:haha:

Back to James: if he plays like that, Mac will take him for sure :rolleyes: But really it would be very funny if Robby comes :lol:
And about DiMarat. I think if it's 1:1 after the 1st day they will play the doubles. Though it doesn't matter who'll lose this match :angel: :lol:
I really hope Igor will play... Everything becomes very complicated without him :(

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 12:32 PM
igor is the key to clay coup..lol sounds philosopihic

Mashik
05-18-2006, 03:47 PM
You know, our team is full of philosophers :aplot: :lol:

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 04:15 PM
:haha: especially dimaskpeare :lol:

Mashik
05-18-2006, 04:23 PM
:haha: Oh, yeah, he's in the vanguard :haha:

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 08:01 PM
did u read his poem?i just did :spit:!

Mashik
05-18-2006, 08:07 PM
Nooooo.. I was watching highlights from Mario's matches :)
And how it is? ;)

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 10:03 PM
it's old stuff but :spit:!!!

Mara_M
05-18-2006, 10:06 PM
http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=76652&page=9&pp=15

MariaV
05-19-2006, 07:25 AM
:wavey: It's good to know James can choke too. :D Bless Mario!!!!!:angel:

OOOH OOOOH I feel it's gonna be a highly nervous tie again. :scared: :unsure:
And without Igor. :bigcry: :tears: :sobbing: *maybe if I don't believe he can make it by September he just will surprise us with fast healing :D*

Mashik
05-19-2006, 07:53 AM
Mitya :haha:

And, Машуля, let me tell you one thing: James can not choke too, he just does it very often (remember his match against Gonzalez in DC)! :lol: And Mario... :worship: He's our hero :D
But you're right, it'll be a lot of heart attacks during this tie :scared:
Igor-Igor... I really don't think he'll play :awww: But.. I hope, I'm WRONG! :angel:

MariaV
05-19-2006, 08:05 AM
Mitya :haha:

And, Машуля, let me tell you one thing: James can not choke too, he just does it very often (remember his match against Gonzalez in DC)! :lol:

Sure I do, it was an awesome match, I watched it till 3 am or smth and could't go to sleep because I had to see how it ends. :lol:
We can only hope it will happen again in Moscow. :angel: :wavey:

{Annie}
05-19-2006, 08:10 AM
remember how noone could believe we were gonna win last year against France in Moscow? We were 1:2 down after Saturday and everyone was saying Kolya will lose to Gasquet and Igor to PHM?
:lol: I remember I actually fought with some pessimists at the stadium during that tie :rolls:

But hey, we made it ;)

MariaV
05-19-2006, 08:11 AM
Annie, with you guys there Russia's sure gonna win. :D :lol:

{Annie}
05-19-2006, 08:13 AM
from www.maratsafin.com

How do you see Russia’s chances in the Davis Cup this year?

This is one of my biggest goals of the year and I have been thinking about it a lot. We have a good chance for the semi final against the US on clay at home. Russia has a good team and lots of depth of players to choose from. Should we win the semi final we will play the final at home in Moscow and we have a good chance to win the cup for a second time.

That's the spirit :yeah:

{Annie}
05-19-2006, 08:15 AM
Annie, with you guys there Russia's sure gonna win. :D :lol:

:spit: yeah I am sure wearing mini-skirts and batting eyelashes will do wonders for the US team just as screaming and singing for the Russians

:rolls: :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

MariaV
05-19-2006, 08:17 AM
from www.maratsafin.com

How do you see Russia’s chances in the Davis Cup this year?

This is one of my biggest goals of the year and I have been thinking about it a lot. We have a good chance for the semi final against the US on clay at home. Russia has a good team and lots of depth of players to choose from. Should we win the semi final we will play the final at home in Moscow and we have a good chance to win the cup for a second time.

That's the spirit :yeah:
Annie, I wish there was a game to follow it soon. :angel: ;)

{Annie}
05-19-2006, 08:31 AM
He never plays badly during DC anyway :p

Mara_M
05-19-2006, 08:32 AM
james can choke..and he will cuz IGOR MUST & WILL WIN in DC:p!!!

Mashik
05-19-2006, 08:39 AM
Sure I do, it was an awesome match, I watched it till 3 am or smth and could't go to sleep because I had to see how it ends. :lol:
We can only hope it will happen again in Moscow. :angel: :wavey:
Me too :lol: In the end of the 3d set I thought it was over, but James didn't let me to go to sleep early :rolleyes: And then there was Andy.. So I didn't sleep that night at all :o

MariaV
05-19-2006, 08:43 AM
He never plays badly during DC anyway :p
I wish this wasn't smth for the DENIAL . ;) :tape:

{Annie}
05-19-2006, 08:47 AM
Maria has an incredible obsession with a DENIAL word recently :lol:

Dream
05-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Oops, our bench usually in front of C15, not C13... Sorry ;) So C15 should be our choice for Saturday and Sunday. And... sth from C18-C28 for Friday?

As for our chances... lol Why do you think we're taking PREMIUM tickets for the FIRST day :devil: ? To HELP our guys there behind the scenes... :angel:

I remember Richik standing right in front of me before going on court... He turned his head and had a priceless face when I shouted "Richard!!!" lol :devil:

And concearning who could believe we'd win against France... I did believe :) And Enric too ;) He asked me "Who's gonna win tonight?" I answered "Russia!!!" and he agreed :p

Mara_M
05-19-2006, 05:37 PM
I remember Richik standing right in front of me before going on court... He turned his head and had a priceless face when I shouted "Richard!!!" lol :devil:
i remember this one :devil:!!!!

And concearning who could believe we'd win against France... I did believe :) And Enric too ;) He asked me "Who's gonna win tonight?" I answered "Russia!!!" and he agreed :p
u corrupted the referee :devil: !

Dream
05-19-2006, 05:43 PM
u corrupted the referee :devil: !

I'd call it "charmed" :angel: Why do you think I like him that much? We always win when he's a chair umpire :p Our talisman :angel:

Mara_M
05-19-2006, 06:17 PM
corrupted :p ...i think he likes a certain russian girl who was flirting with him:devil:!

Mashik
05-19-2006, 06:48 PM
About the referees... How do you think is it a chance that Pascal Maria will umpire? As we're not playing aginst France... :angel: I like his soo much :o

Mara_M
05-19-2006, 06:50 PM
so pascal maria check,enric molina check..who else on the list?

Mashik
05-19-2006, 07:01 PM
2 umpires are not enough? ;)
I think, it's the most important tie so we need the best referees :angel:

Mara_M
05-19-2006, 07:11 PM
i though mabye there are more requests :angel:!

Mashik
05-19-2006, 07:40 PM
OK, how about Lars Graff then? :D :p

Mara_M
05-19-2006, 07:48 PM
check..let's see what i can do :angel:!

Dream
05-20-2006, 07:37 AM
Don't remember Pascal Maria...

Molina and Graf would be ideal :

Saumon
05-20-2006, 10:11 AM
Pascal is the guy who usually umpires Roland Garros men's final. ;)

What about Mo and Carlos Ramos?

Mara_M
05-20-2006, 02:57 PM
:lol: u know,today i went to a challenger in bucharest and one of the referees recognised me..he's cute too;)!

Mashik
05-20-2006, 09:08 PM
Pascal is the guy who usually umpires Roland Garros men's final. ;)
So I'll see him soon live :angel: Not only during the Roddick-Gonzalelz match on DC :o :lol:

Mara_M
05-20-2006, 10:33 PM
:aplot:

Mashik
05-20-2006, 10:36 PM
What? :o :p

Mara_M
05-20-2006, 10:43 PM
i can see another corrupte referee:aplot:

Mashik
05-20-2006, 10:45 PM
:haha: A-ha... :angel: And a GOOD question - for whos side? :p

Mara_M
05-20-2006, 11:18 PM
for RUSSIA :p..he can't know u love USA..or he can but he WON't:nerner:!

Mashik
05-20-2006, 11:22 PM
:p But he helped Andy with that point against Gonzalez :angel:
OK I just won't corrupte him! Fair play, remember? ;)

Dream
05-21-2006, 06:40 AM
LOL

Molina/Ramos - that's the pair we had for the match with France in Moscow... Graf's better ;)

Mashik
05-21-2006, 08:02 AM
I wanna see Pascal! :p
May he be a referee for the Americans match for the 2d time in a row? :scratch: :D

Mara_M
05-21-2006, 05:36 PM
doubt abt it :nerner:

Mashik
05-21-2006, 06:20 PM
:awww: :sad: :bigcry:

Mara_M
05-21-2006, 06:56 PM
:devil: it's true that we had the same referee for Rom open final for 2 years in a row but..

Mashik
05-21-2006, 07:02 PM
NO "but"! So I have a hope :angel:
Ура! :D

{Annie}
05-22-2006, 09:14 AM
В матче 1/2 финала "Кубка Дэвиса" 2006 года сборная России 22-24 сентября будет принимать команду США, которая в четвертьфинале со счетом 3-2 победила сборную Чили.
Матч пройдет в Москве в с/к "Олимпийский".

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Информация о стоимости билетов и схема трибун будет размещена в ближайшее время. В настоящий момент Вам предоставляется возможность отправить заявку, и Вы будете проинформированы о начале продаже билетов.

This is the announcement I just found. I left my e-mail ONCE AGAIN and they're supposed to inform. So will keep everyone posted :p

Saumon
05-22-2006, 10:57 AM
LOL

Molina/Ramos - that's the pair we had for the match with France in Moscow... Graf's better ;)
Carlos is :hearts: !! :drool: And he umpired the AO final when Marat won and one week later the Paris final when Dinara won!! :p

Lars is the referee in Bercy. I was seating behind him at a match, he was talking about Ancic and Ljubicic. :lol:

Mara_M
05-22-2006, 12:40 PM
NO "but"! So I have a hope :angel:
???! :D
:yeah: good luck ( :secret: igor lost those 2 finals in a row)

{Annie}
06-01-2006, 01:08 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

TICKETS ARE OUT FOR SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guys we have to cooperate and see how we are going to do this. I am definitely buying LUX for all three days but we have to figure out where to sit and what date we're going altogether ;)

Here is the link with the prices

http://www.tennis-russia.ru/daviscup/ticket.html

Mara_M
06-01-2006, 01:12 PM
close to the guys :aplot:?can't u buy tickets in their loundge :lol:?

Mashik
06-01-2006, 01:39 PM
I've got some doubts about the stand. A little bit expensive I would say :(
But we'll see :D To the end of the June many things may happened! ;)

Mara_M
06-01-2006, 01:41 PM
happen:p!i guess it's the first time i see masha doing a spelling error,meanwhile i'm misstyping all the time :lol:!
doesn't beeing close to igor worth?

Mashik
06-01-2006, 01:49 PM
Thank's dear! :kiss: I still say and write smth strange after all this... :rolleyes: I'm too old for all this parties :lol:

BTW About Igor... I've heard Korolev will be in the team instead of Igor :(

Dream
06-01-2006, 04:45 PM
Annie, those crazy prices ($200 for a day) are for VIP seats - LUX ones (usually called premium) are a lil cheaper.

BTW, WhyTF C18-22 have no access to vip zone??? They always had! Will they build a wall there? huh Cuz you can get on those seats only from the ground floor=vip zone...

Back to the subject. Since we wanna get backstage I suggest buying premium (=lux) tickets (C25 or 26) for Saturday (cuz it's cheaper - not sure everyone would pay that weird prices) and C15 for Friday and Sunday.

So it'll be 3000+2000+2000=7000 our beloved roubles. What do you think?

{Annie}
06-01-2006, 05:55 PM
Guys I am totally in with you for whichever day you're going to buy premium (lux) tickets, so count me in there, but since I can afford to I will buy premium for the other two days too

Mara_M
06-01-2006, 06:32 PM
the problem is : near russian team or usa team masha?

Mashik
06-01-2006, 06:38 PM
:rolleyes: OK, the teams are not far away from each other, so... :lol: I will say: near ours :p

Mara_M
06-01-2006, 07:52 PM
:devil:

Mashik
06-03-2006, 12:32 AM
:angel:

{Annie}
06-03-2006, 07:04 AM
OK guys, seriously now. I am going away on holidays on June 30. I am willing to go and get the tickets and arrange everything before I go BUT

1. we have to decide how many people we are
2. where are we going to sit

If we are still going together this needs to be decided in the next week-10 days. if it is not decided - Lena and I are going to buy the tickets for ourselves and as always all the Russian supporters will be scattered all over the stadium :p

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 10:31 AM
ohh com'on how hard can it be to gather u all? annichka u're in charge to ask them all :lol:!

Dream
06-03-2006, 03:44 PM
aha, them all=two :)

Annie, you know what I've decided ;) Dad - my one and only sponsor - willl kill me if I ask for $500 for tennis :) So looks like we're sitting together on premium seats on Saturday, right? ;)

On the other hand... Who know how it's gonna be... I may manage to get some kinda pass to vip area... ;) lol

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 07:41 PM
vip pass :eek:? lucky :ras:!!!

{Annie}
06-03-2006, 08:05 PM
Lena....as a future bride I am sure yu won't need any tickets :spit: :aplot:

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 08:19 PM
:spit: :spit: yeah,yr father-in-law may be glad to help :haha:!

{Annie}
06-03-2006, 08:27 PM
Mirunochka, Igor is on TV... he is looking soooo :aplot:

Mashik
06-03-2006, 09:08 PM
Seems like everybody are watching this programm now :lol:

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 09:20 PM
he is??if the pic for his piccies thread is from today i'm :tape:!!!!that hair is :eek:!!!!!
tell me more girls :bounce:!is he in wheelchair :haha:?

Dream
06-04-2006, 09:40 AM
Lena....as a future bride I am sure yu won't need any tickets :spit: :aplot:

Dear Annie and Miru! Will you ever stop kidding me? :angel: Thanks to you I've become obsessed! :)

As for Igor - I loved him :angel: Such a citue! And no, he was walking himself :p You know it was Dima's joke about a wheelchair :rolleyes:

Mara_M
06-04-2006, 12:08 PM
i know it was just a joke,who takes dima seriousely! will i have a transcription lena :angel:? and no..i think we'll not stop! told ya my info project is abt organising weddings :devil:!

Mashik
06-05-2006, 05:55 PM
Who has watched "Game, set, match" on NTV+ yestarday?
WHAT THE HELL IT WAS from Davydenko?!!?!? :fiery: :smash:
I always don't like him, but after THAT I just... :mad:
And now who will blame me for that??? :(

Mara_M
06-05-2006, 06:09 PM
meee!!! kolya deserves everything:p! what did he say that u're so upset?

Mashik
06-05-2006, 06:44 PM
He said.. Well, he just said that he won't play in DC anymore.
But I didn't understand, this year too?

So who did watch it and what exactly did he say?

Mara_M
06-05-2006, 07:00 PM
but ...u should be happy!anyway u don't like to see him!maybe he wants to lets the younger guys come up!

Mashik
06-05-2006, 07:06 PM
No, he's just ***
Хилятик он, короче.
I don't like to see him, but without Igor and may be without him, our chances against USA become very poor :(
I know, you'll say now that I like US team, but for real I want this DC for our team, and now... :mad:
As one of my friends said: "Our team always can spoil the draw when it's so good" :fiery:

Mara_M
06-05-2006, 07:39 PM
usa is a convenient opponent :aplot:? well,igor will not be here,kolya isn't that good on clay anyway,dima runs when he sees clay so...:sad:!

Mashik
06-05-2006, 07:49 PM
At home, on clay.. Of course they are! But our dear team is going crazy as always! :cuckoo: :tape: :help:
And I thought clay is the best surface for Davydenko :scratch:

Mara_M
06-05-2006, 09:29 PM
nooooo kolya's crap on clay:)! but he was good this year..on all surfaces :lol:!

Mashik
06-05-2006, 09:37 PM
:eek: Everybody says it's his best surface! OK, you know better than me,that's for sure :p :lol:

{Annie}
06-06-2006, 06:58 AM
KOlya is not good on clay???? :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

I guess he got into RG semifinals last year and quarterfinals this year coz he was just lucky :spit:

Mara_M
06-06-2006, 11:21 AM
Annichkaaaaa!!!i didn't say he is not good on clay at all!!! he gets into SF everywhere :lol:! just it doesn't seem his surface to me :shrug:!i think he's better on hard ones as rebound ace :angel:!

Dream
06-06-2006, 11:31 AM
God! What is all that panic about? He said DC this year took lots of effort and kinda spoiled the beginning of the clay season and he'll now think first before he agrees to play DC. That doesn't mean he refuses. Besides, Shamil says there's nothing to worry about - they'll persuade him to play.

MariaV
06-06-2006, 11:39 AM
Yeah, calm down Mashik, Shamil T. said they'll persuade Kolya and NOT TO WORRY! Kolya was just a tad upset at the pressconf after defeating Gaudio. Or it was Kolya's weird sense of humour. :lol: Although Shmurnov said it looked like he had perepared this statement for some time. Kolya is too weird sometimes. But this DC semis will drive me nuts anyways so what else is new. :rolleyes:

Mashik
06-06-2006, 12:31 PM
OK, Shamil knows everything :lol: :p
I won't worry only when our team wins, but now.. Everything is...
Well, I'm in panic! :o Not 'cos of DC, but this affects on everything around for me :rolleyes:

Mara_M
06-06-2006, 07:49 PM
:lol: anyway RUSSIA HAS TO WIN! or i come to moscow by bicile and :smash: them all!!!

Russian elephant
07-26-2006, 10:48 PM
This week Russia has 7 players in top-100:
Davydenko - 6
Andreev - 29
Tursunov - 33
Youzhny - 50
Kunitsyn - 91
Safin - 97
Gabashvili - 99

... and Korolev - 115 ;)

Of course this is not same thing as about girls - 6 in top-15 and 17 in top-100, but now we have several variants for squad for every surface (except grass).
Not bad :D

Mara_M
07-26-2006, 10:53 PM
igor had frozen his rankings :sad:?

Russian elephant
07-26-2006, 11:18 PM
No, Igor just didn't have good results in February-August-2005 (except Valencia of course), so it's his natural rating I think. But in autumn he has lot of points to protect...

Mara_M
07-27-2006, 12:05 AM
but he won't play misha,he said he won't play anymore this year :shrug:

MariaV
07-28-2006, 07:56 AM
This week Russia has 7 players in top-100:
Davydenko - 6
Andreev - 29
Tursunov - 33
Youzhny - 50
Kunitsyn - 91
Safin - 97
Gabashvili - 99

... and Korolev - 115 ;)

Of course this is not same thing as about girls - 6 in top-15 and 17 in top-100, but now we have several variants for squad for every surface (except grass).
Not bad :D
This won't do Russia any good if the guys won't get 3 wins vs USA in September. :( :mad: I can sooo feel it will extremely stressful for me again.
Kolya - doesn't look too good right now but hopefully good enough to win 2 Americans, Igor - out, Mitya - not for clay, Marat - only God knows, Misha - CAN he be the savour and win the DC once again?

{Annie}
07-28-2006, 09:26 AM
Misha finally won two matches in a row in clay in Kitzbuehel, so who knows :shrug: I sincerely hope Kolya snaps out of it :rolleyes: and Marat despite horrifying results in individual tournaments has NEVER let us down in a DC tie :yeah: :worship:

Libelle
07-28-2006, 09:34 AM
This won't do Russia any good if the guys won't get 3 wins vs USA in September. :( :mad: I can sooo feel it will extremely stressful for me again.
Kolya - doesn't look too good right now but hopefully good enough to win 2 Americans, Igor - out, Mitya - not for clay, Marat - only God knows, Misha - CAN he be the savour and win the DC once again?
Let's pray hard :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Mara_M
07-28-2006, 04:44 PM
:scared:
true lena,:bowdown:

Pigpen Stinks
08-19-2006, 06:46 PM
What do you guys think for next month? Right now I'd guess Davydenko and Safin for the singles, Dmitry and Youzhny for the doubles. Who knows? It'd be disappointing to lose in Russia, on red clay to the US.

Mara_M
08-19-2006, 06:48 PM
i think dima will be for singles as well and marat/misha for doubles :o

Pigpen Stinks
08-19-2006, 06:59 PM
So you think no Safin for singles? I was thinking Safin and Davydenko for starters on Friday. Marat mainly because of his history and past success in Davis Cup, and Davydenko for his clay court prowess. Then if either one gets hurt or doesn't perform well, you could always throw Dmitry or Youzhny as a substitute on Sunday.

There are so many options. Korolev could even be in the mix.

Mara_M
08-19-2006, 07:04 PM
if u say so..but i still don't think marat should play singles with his :tape: form...

Libelle
08-19-2006, 07:18 PM
Miru, Marat usuall does great for DC..'cuz it's not for him only, it's for team..well, the country if you like! His the leader of RF tennis no matter his rankins!

Mara_M
08-19-2006, 08:35 PM
i know,he's like andrei :lol: no wonder they're born in the same day :p

Libelle
08-20-2006, 03:30 AM
:lol:

Mara_M
08-20-2006, 09:50 AM
:angel:

Libelle
08-20-2006, 10:47 AM
Miru, I'm not even argueing about, no :p

Mara_M
08-20-2006, 11:17 AM
:haha: u gave up:p?

Libelle
08-20-2006, 05:15 PM
Ages ago.... though something doesn't let me believe in it..maybe it's your posts I don't know :p

Mara_M
08-20-2006, 10:24 PM
:woohoo:

{Annie}
08-21-2006, 09:56 AM
Got my tickets, for all the three days!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Dream
08-21-2006, 12:00 PM
And mine for Saturday! lol

{Annie}
08-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Absolutely :banana: :banana:

Libelle
08-21-2006, 05:31 PM
Oh, happy happy happy lucky Yuoooooo!!!!!!!!! *sigh* well maybe sport will show it..*please. God, please, PLEEEAAASSSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

Nadie
08-21-2006, 07:45 PM
Oh, happy happy happy lucky Yuoooooo!!!!!!!!! *sigh* well maybe sport will show it..*please. God, please, PLEEEAAASSSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

I'm sure Sport will show it. But maybe not live :)

Libelle
08-21-2006, 07:52 PM
I'm sure Sport will show it. But maybe not live :)
oh...doesn't matter :) I just wanna see it!!!!!!!!!

Mara_M
08-22-2006, 12:38 AM
:crying2:

Nadie
08-22-2006, 09:24 AM
Miru :hug: i think DC will be shown by many broadcasters, not only here in Russia

Mara_M
08-22-2006, 03:13 PM
they barely showed romania's tie :rolleyes:

goldenlox
03-05-2007, 02:27 AM
This is a good group. With Kolya, Marat, Misha, Igor, Dmitry, etc.
Tarpischev has 2 good teams for DC and FC.

snapper
03-13-2007, 03:30 PM
River Oaks field gets boost:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...r/4620957.html

goldenlox
03-14-2007, 11:16 AM
Davydenko, Youzhny Rejoin Russia For Davis Cup Quarterfinal With France


Photo By Getty Images By Tennis Week
03/13/2007

Russia has re-armed with a loaded lineup for next month's Davis Cup quarterfinal against France. Fourth-ranked Nikolay Davydenko and 17th-ranked Mikhail Youzhny return to the Russian roster, joining Marat Safin and Igor Andreev when the defending Davis Cup champion hosts France on a red clay court inside Moscow's Sports Palace Luzhniki, April 6-8.


It marks the third straight quarterfinal clash between the two nations.

"Now, we have all our top players available, which is good news," Russian Davis Cup captain Shamil Tarpischev told the Davis Cup web site. Dmitry Tursunov, who clinched Russia's 2006 semifinal victory over the United States with a grueling win over Andy Roddick, and teenager Evgeny Korolev, are both options as well.

Richard Gasquet will likely lead France, which has alternated Sebastien Grosjean and Arnaud Clement as its second singles starter in its recent World Group ties. Given the fact red clay has never been Clement's best surface and is now a challenging surface for former French Open semifinalist Grosjean as he nears his 29th birthday, French captain Guy Forget may opt for another singles selection. There are 13 Frenchman currently ranked in the top 100 of the ATP rankings.

Davydenko and Gasquet have split their two career clay-court matches with the Russian registering a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, victory in the 2005 Davis Cup quarters. Safin is 3-1 against Gasquet, while Youzhny and Gasquet have split their two meetings.

Russia holds a 4-2 head-to-head leave over France in Davis Cup play, including a 3-2 victory in the 2002 final in Paris when Youzhny became the first man in the 102-year history of Davis Cup to fight back from a two sets to love deficit in the final match of a Davis Cup final as he scored a 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Paul-Henri Mathieu to clinch the Cup.

Andreev scored two singles victories to lift Russia to a 3-2 upset of host Chile in the opening-round tie staged on red clay last month in La Serena. Andreev upset Australian Open finalist Fernando Gonzalez on the opening day of play and then clinched Russia's quarterfinal spot with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-7(1), 6-4, victory over 2004 Olympic gold medallist Nicolas Massu.

Andreev played a pivotal role the last time Russia hosted France in Davis Cup play in pounding Mathieu, 6-0, 6-2, 6-1, in the decisive match to clinch Russia's 3-2 triumph over France in the 2005 quarterfinals.

A year ago, Russia rolled to a 4-1 quarterfinal victory over France on a carpet court in Pau. The Russians would go on to beat the United States on red clay in the Davis Cup semifinals before defeating Argentina in the final.

Mara_M
03-14-2007, 08:24 PM
tarpi has a good field to select ;)
so kolya and misha are in ? that's good news.

goldenlox
04-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Russia is up 2-1 over France after doubles win by Kolya and Igor.

goldenlox
04-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko beat Sebastien Grosjean and Michael Llodra 3-6 7-5 6-3 3-6 6-3 in doubles on Saturday to give Russia a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup world group quarterfinal.

Before Saturday, no Russian or Soviet pair had won against France in Davis Cup doubles, since their first meeting in 1973.

France's Paul-Henri Mathieu had upset world number four Davydenko in the opening singles on Friday before Russia's Mikhail Youzhny levelled the score in a marathon match against Richard Gasquet.

Davydenko replaced Marat Safin in Saturday's line-up, playing Davis Cup doubles for the first time.

"It was a difficult match," Andreev said. "We put up a fight and the French maybe started getting nervous. We had a few chances and we used them."

The French pair launched into the match with zeal, taking five games within 29 minutes.

The Russians stepped up their game and won the second set despite playing from the baseline as Safin watched from the sidelines alongside Friday's hero Youzhny.

At two sets all, the Russians produced a fighting spirit to win the decider and finish the match in three hours 23 minutes.

Five
04-07-2007, 06:26 PM
Great job well done Kolya and Igor :yippee:

goldenlox
04-09-2007, 07:14 PM
That was a tight tie. This year will be difficult to repeat, but they can do it.

Svetlana.
02-04-2008, 03:38 AM
WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND
RUSSIA v SERBIA
Venue: Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow (hard - indoors)

Russia
Nikolay Davydenko
Mikhail Youzhny
Dmitry Tursunov
Marat Safin
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

Serbia
Novak Djokovic
Janko Tipsarevic
Viktor Troicki
Nenad Zimonjic
Captain: Bogdan ObradovicSmall Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow
Stadium Capacity: 6,480

08 February - 10 February 2008
Day 1: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)

Surface: Hard (RuKortHard) - Indoors

Ball Type: Head ATP

derlis
02-07-2008, 07:39 PM
RUSSI - SERBIA single games predictions

Mikhail YOUZHNY 20.5% - Novak DJOKOVIC 79.5%
Nikolay DAVYDENKO 77.6% - Viktor TROICKI 16.2%
Mikhail YOUZHNY 72.4% - Viktor TROICKI 27.6%
Nikolay DAVYDENKO 33.8% - Novak DJOKOVIC 66.2%

More DAVIS Cup predictions here => www.bettingmonster.net

Svetlana.
04-07-2008, 07:09 PM
Russian team during a routine practice today:

http://i26.tinypic.com/2u5sugy.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/125kxee.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/vorlhy.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/qz55kj.jpg

Svetlana.
09-21-2008, 05:13 PM
I'm watching the Davis Cup semifinal with Argentina and can say that Kolya has gain a great deal of respect from me... even if he's going to loose the match. Kolya is leading Nalby 2:1 right now.

Svetlana.
09-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Nikolai won his match :worship:

Ovidiu Matiu
03-03-2009, 09:16 PM
Here are some pictures with the Russian Team in Sibiu, Romania, before the Davis Cup game. http://www.matiu.ro/main.php?g2_itemId=27122

Ovidiu Matiu
03-06-2009, 06:17 PM
pictures from the first day http://www.matiu.ro/main.php?g2_itemId=27398

Bashak
03-08-2009, 12:15 PM
Tursonov is currently playing singles vs Hanescu. he's 2 sets down.
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-wabuk-5.html

Svetlana.
03-08-2009, 05:50 PM
Great come back Dima!!!

Ovidiu Matiu
03-08-2009, 06:26 PM
pictures from the last day, Romania - Rusia 1-4 http://www.matiu.ro/main.php?g2_itemId=27696

Svetlana.
03-08-2009, 07:22 PM
will Russians play with Jews in Israel or Russia?

Svetlana.
03-08-2009, 08:42 PM
Looks like they will play in Israel :scared: I hope they will welcome Russians better this time than they did during the Fed Cup last year.

Crazy Girl
03-09-2009, 08:49 AM
:dog::sport::banana::music::rocker::crazy::crazy: :rocker::music::banana: :sport::dog:
Davai!! Davai!!
Rossjia!! Rossjia!!
:wavey::wavey::wavey:

iSzavay.
03-13-2009, 05:08 AM
And it is now Russia-Romania :D I can resize :lol:

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