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Who will win this year

Mane
01-27-2004, 08:52 AM
Croatia or Australia.

CooCooCachoo
01-28-2004, 03:50 PM
Croatia has no chance of winning.

It will be France, Australia or Spain I think. I went with Spain.

Mane
01-28-2004, 04:16 PM
Croatia has no chance of winning.

It will be France, Australia or Spain I think. I went with Spain.

Croatia has a good team and a good draw.

Aphex
01-29-2004, 10:20 PM
dreameing aphex says: Sweden will overcome bad treatment from the ITF and very difficult draw to win DC.

Aphex
01-29-2004, 10:21 PM
realist aphex says: Sweden will go out in the first round vs. Australia. Argentina will win.

Kristen
01-29-2004, 10:29 PM
Hopefully not Australia. I couldnt stand it. Spain vs Aus again in final (I wish), with Moya playing Hewitt FIRST to give them the upper hand ;)

Kom igen Sverige!!!

Jazzy
01-30-2004, 08:28 AM
not Australia, they have won enough, i no Spain will be hungrey for sucsess so i voted Spain!

*Ljubica*
01-30-2004, 11:38 AM
I want Argentina to win - but they have a really bad draw :sad: - but I'll still vote for them and keep my fingers crossed!

Laury
01-30-2004, 08:12 PM
Argentina :D

William Hunt
02-04-2004, 01:07 AM
France, they have lots of talented players and with Lloda and Santoro the best doubles duo.

azza
02-04-2004, 03:31 AM
Australia.

Bolivero
02-05-2004, 06:14 AM
where's paraguay? :confused:

JeLuliA88
02-05-2004, 06:41 AM
I want Spain to play Austalia in the final and then Spain to win... that way i can go to DC.

TheBoiledEgg
02-05-2004, 11:43 AM
where's paraguay? :confused:

where they've always been
South America :p

TheBoiledEgg
02-05-2004, 11:44 AM
Argentina wont make it past QF :p ;)

Mane
02-05-2004, 12:24 PM
Good luck Croatia

JuliC
02-05-2004, 07:46 PM
Australia or Spain

Mane
02-05-2004, 07:48 PM
Australia or Spain

Spain will lose against Czech republic

Bolivero
02-06-2004, 08:39 PM
where they've always been
South America

i know that duh! i meant where are they in this poll :lol:

LubiG
02-08-2004, 03:27 AM
Argentina, hopefully :D
Good luck to Guille, Nalbi Arnold and Agustin :)

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 05:47 AM
Argentina wont make it past QF :p ;)
Ha. I don't think that it will be quite as easy as you'd like it to be, assuming Team Argentina is actually in full health.

Let's say Marat wins both his singles - entirely possible if he's also at full health.

I'd favour Argentina against Marat-Whoever in doubles. Hell, even if Kafelnikov manages to rop 20 kilos and pairs up with Marat or Misha, I'd still favour Argentina in the doubles. When is the last time they lost the doubles point?

Then, even on ice, I would think that both Nalbandian and Coria have a good shot at Misha or Davydenko.

But hey... maybe you know something I don't :p

Dirk
02-08-2004, 06:08 AM
Saffy will be like Kaffy before him and Roger now. Winning both of his matches but going home sad because of the doubles (maybe) and the other singles. I do think that maybe a healthy Mikhail would have a good shot with David on clay. I do think Argentina is the likely winner of this year's DC.

WyveN
02-08-2004, 06:11 AM
I am still picking USA although they will probably need Russia to beat Argentina

Jazzy
02-08-2004, 08:16 AM
i waz going for Spain, but without Ferrero & Moya, it looks not so good for the spanish team!!! with Australia out the DC is wide open for any country!! i'll say Argentina even tho they haven't won the DC b4 & made it to the finals in 1981, i still think with Nalbandian & Coria on their side, they still have a chance to win!! GO ARGENTINA!!

TheBoiledEgg
02-08-2004, 11:14 AM
Becca, i wouldnt be suprised if we put down a clay court vs Argentina :tape:

Marat will still win his singles matches
plus Misha will have a good shot in the other tie.

plus clay nulifies Nalby not that he's got a hope vs Marat on any surface.

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 04:33 PM
Becca, i wouldnt be suprised if we put down a clay court vs Argentina :tape:

Marat will still win his singles matches
plus Misha will have a good shot in the other tie.

plus clay nulifies Nalby not that he's got a hope vs Marat on any surface.
Guess you'll have to wait till next time...


Belarus vs Argentina... home or away?

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 04:35 PM
btw... even if the tie had occured, and Russia had laid clay - I'm not sure that would have been much help to them. Coria would likely beat whoever and stand a very good chance of beating Marat, imo. And I'd still give the doubles to Argentina. Then all you need is Nalbandian to win one singles match. If he can beat Ferrero and Moya on clay, one would think he would stand a chance against Misha

WyveN
02-08-2004, 04:37 PM
Blearus are at home to the Argies

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 04:41 PM
Blearus are at home to the Argies
As in, they are at home versus the Argies? Or they are playing the Argies, who are at home?

I'm finding this rather ambiguous for some reason. I think it's just lack of sleep. Or maybe I'm just slow.

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 04:46 PM
Forget it, I'm just slow.

I answered my own question

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 04:47 PM
Blearus are at home to the Argies
Somehow this post didn't show up for me. But yes I figured it out all by myself eventually ;)

TheBoiledEgg
02-08-2004, 04:50 PM
so Mad Max will make it 13 wins in a row in DC

they better get Alexander Skrypko involved in that tie, much better than Shvec or that 15 yr old.

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2004, 04:51 PM
He will make it 13 in a row, or this tie made it 13 in a row?

I've found your ability to read the future to be rather sketchy, TBE... so which is it? :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
02-08-2004, 04:57 PM
this tie when he wins his two singles :)

should be quite some fun in Minsk :)

no doubt we'll get USA vs SWE

MisterQ
02-08-2004, 05:07 PM
I think the USA could win this year (and I'm not saying that because of my nationality ;) )

They have a stable, top doubles team for the first time in years, plus a top 3 player in Roddick and several other solid guys.

Spain and Argentina are also real contenders, and Switzerland must be considered simply because of Federer.

Action Jackson
02-08-2004, 05:16 PM
The US can only win if they avoid playing any claycourt ties.

TheBoiledEgg
02-08-2004, 05:45 PM
QF

USA vs SWE
BLR vs ARG
SUI vs FRA
ESP vs NED

Winston's Human
02-09-2004, 04:37 AM
Davis Cup Predictions:

F: Argentina over Spain (with home court providing the difference).

SF: Argentina over USA (on the red clay).
SF: Spain over Switzerland (because Federer alone can only go so far).

Deboogle!.
02-09-2004, 06:08 AM
Some of the QF will be very interesting. I think it will largely depend on who's healthy and who plays. I would think USA, Argentina, Switzerland, and Spain would be the faves to move onto SF, I think there's plenty of upset potential in there. So I think it'll be really exciting! :)

WyveN
02-09-2004, 08:18 AM
SF: Spain over Switzerland (because Federer alone can only go so far).

If these are indeed the semis then Switzerland should beat Spain as it will be on grass.
But of course the French will be very difficult for the Swiss.

WyveN
02-09-2004, 08:22 AM
The US can only win if they avoid playing any claycourt ties.

At the beginning of the year you said they will not win. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-09-2004, 09:38 AM
If these are indeed the semis then Switzerland should beat Spain as it will be on grass.
But of course the French will be very difficult for the Swiss.
Assuming of course, that Spain doesn't win the doubles and both of the other singles. Or that Moya or Ferrero doesn't all of a sudden become grasscourt extrodinaire and beat Federer.

At least you're not looking too far ahead though, and see the possible French threat. I'd been hearing for weeks now that Argentina might as well not even bother showing up to Russia for that tie... :)

WyveN
02-09-2004, 12:16 PM
Assuming of course, that Spain doesn't win the doubles and both of the other singles. Or that Moya or Ferrero doesn't all of a sudden become grasscourt extrodinaire and beat Federer.


Well Federer owns Moya and Ferrero would be unlikely to beat him on grass.
From what I saw of the Spanish doubles in Australia, they were pretty awful. When is the last time Spain won the doubles away from home? None of the combination seem very threatening

Winston's Human
02-09-2004, 02:07 PM
My mistake. I misread the location of their last tie and thought Switzerland and Spain would be playing in Spain.

If they put in a grass court in Switzerland for the tie, then I think Switzerland is 50-50 to make the finals.

If the final is Argentina vs. Switzerland, I would say Argentina -- again due to the homefield/surface advantage.

Chloe le Bopper
02-09-2004, 07:03 PM
Well Federer owns Moya and Ferrero would be unlikely to beat him on grass.
From what I saw of the Spanish doubles in Australia, they were pretty awful. When is the last time Spain won the doubles away from home? None of the combination seem very threatening
Spain won't be using Lopez-Corretja again, so that you saw in Australia is irrelevant.

And I'm sorry, but a head to head of 4-3 over Ferrero is not fucking ownage. Jesus. If he did own him that would be fine, but he doesn't. I have no doubt that he would beat Ferrero on grass, but let's not pretend Ferrero has never been able to beat him before. Thank you.

Dirk
02-09-2004, 07:25 PM
Swiss won't play it on grass. It would be too cold to play it on grass over there right? Indoor grass? I think it would be an indoor carpet court. Argentina will win. Kill the thread well until the USA Argentina semi :devil: and George I think they have a very good shot at the US on hard too.

Lizan
02-09-2004, 10:11 PM
No u guys!! France should winnnn! Or else Holland! Nobody likes Holland overhere! Or France..

WyveN
02-09-2004, 11:26 PM
If the final is Argentina vs. Switzerland, I would say Argentina -- again due to the homefield/surface advantage.

Switzerland may well get home advantage against Argentina

WyveN
02-09-2004, 11:27 PM
And I'm sorry, but a head to head of 4-3 over Ferrero is not fucking ownage. Jesus. If he did own him that would be fine, but he doesn't. I have no doubt that he would beat Ferrero on grass, but let's not pretend Ferrero has never been able to beat him before. Thank you.

I never said Federer owns Ferrero. Thank you.

undomiele
02-10-2004, 12:07 AM
I respect Federer but theres no way Switzerland is going to go very far in this DC IMO. Dirk's right.

Chloe le Bopper
02-10-2004, 12:22 AM
I never said Federer owns Ferrero. Thank you.
I read your post wrong. My bad.

esther
02-10-2004, 12:52 AM
Nobody likes Holland overhere! Or France..
dont say nobody!!! ;)

nethign can happen in DC ...People say that all the time but its true, who would have predicted australia to have lost to sweden or spain to come back from 1-2 ?!

GO FRANCE...you can upset switzerland!

Chrisie
02-10-2004, 05:58 AM
Hang on, hang on, who is playing at home and who is away? I know US play at home against Sweden, but what about others?

oxy
02-10-2004, 06:57 AM
US at home to Sweden
Belarus at home to Argentina
France at home to Switzerland
Spain at home to Netherland

Jazzy
02-10-2004, 07:52 AM
GO SPAIN & ARGENTINA!!!

Winston's Human
02-10-2004, 08:49 PM
"Switzerland may well get home advantage against Argentina"

Wouldn't the tie be in Argentina since Switzerland hosted their only two prior ties (albeit in 1952 and 1923 per the Davis Cup website).

Action Jackson
02-11-2004, 01:57 AM
Originally Posted by WyveN
At the beginning of the year you said they will not win.

I still stand by that comment, and the only way they could win if clay was extinct as a surface or they avoid any ties on that surface.

WyveN
02-11-2004, 04:30 AM
"Switzerland may well get home advantage against Argentina"

Wouldn't the tie be in Argentina since Switzerland hosted their only two prior ties (albeit in 1952 and 1923 per the Davis Cup website).

Since they haven't played after the new format was set up in 1972 (I think). The home advantage would be decided by a flip of a coin or some other random process.

WyveN
02-11-2004, 04:31 AM
I still stand by that comment, and the only way they could win if clay was extinct as a surface or they avoid any ties on that surface.

Thats a different tune to the one at the start of the year

Action Jackson
02-11-2004, 04:55 AM
Joking punches wyver in the arm. I am still very confident that they won't win the Davis Cup.

The only possibility is if clay was all of a sudden extinct.

Yes, the home tie is decided when two teams haven't played each other. They draw lots which is like two balls in a bowl and the one picked out will have the home tie, then the alternate process begins.

Marine
02-11-2004, 10:00 PM
In Davis cup, individual talent is not enough to win, otherwise some countries could win every year, and France never. And that's what I love in this competion...

Jazzy
02-14-2004, 03:25 AM
wow, in the voting poll, it's pretty tight btween Spain & Argentina!!

JeLuliA88
02-28-2004, 06:49 AM
Argentina has a really good chance of winning, especially if they get to choose the surface... but spain and US is definitely right in there with them.

carole
03-10-2004, 03:30 PM
spain will at least reach the final again.
last year, in the final, their best player (jc ferrero) played extremely bad,
but this year, together with ferrero, moya, costa, nadal, ... i believe they can win.

i hope the usa DOESN'T win!!! although they make a (good) chance IF they can play on hard court :( (i wish them all clay of the world, gnahahahaha :devil: )

Carito_90
04-05-2004, 04:54 AM
QF:
Switzerland over France
Spain over Holand
Argentina over Belarus
USA over Sweaden

SF:
Argentina over USA (leathal weapon: clay lol)
Spain over Switzerland

F:
Argentina over Spain (we're local, we've got the doubles, and, although i love ferrero, he's a very irregular guy)

That's all i gotta say :)

FryslanBoppe
04-05-2004, 09:13 AM
It will be very difficult for Argentina now with the injury problems in their squad, that plus the very fast surface will make the tie against Belarus very difficult.

So I will say Spain, even though I want Argentina to win.

Carito_90
04-05-2004, 09:01 PM
It will be very difficult for Argentina now with the injury problems in their squad, that plus the very fast surface will make the tie against Belarus very difficult.


I know, i know... but if we win the cuater finals, i think we have the possibility of winning.

sanvel
04-05-2004, 09:41 PM
Come on Argentina!!!!!!!!!!!!

sanvel
04-05-2004, 09:45 PM
I think the same that Carito_90... there are the results of Davis Cup 2004.

Carito_90
04-05-2004, 09:49 PM
Come on Argentina!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY! lol

I think the same that Carito_90... there are the results of Davis Cup 2004.


But u're from spain.. don't u want your country to win the davis cup?

carole
04-09-2004, 09:41 PM
C'MON SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
04-10-2004, 04:20 AM
well, it won't be Australia!!

Aleksa's Laydee
04-11-2004, 01:49 PM
come on sweden you can do it!!! :yippee:
yeh hopefuly it wont be Switzerland either :nerner:

FryslanBoppe
04-11-2004, 01:58 PM
Spain

Dirk
04-11-2004, 05:21 PM
I wouldn't mind Sweden winning it but another Spain will seems likely. I do want Moya to get a DC trophy since he missed out in 2000.

oxy
04-11-2004, 05:50 PM
spain will have home advantage for the remaining ties if they get thru to the final....doubles won't be the deciding factor for thier ties cos they have strong singles clay players...i see them losing the doubles rubber and 1 of the singles player will have to win 2 singles live rubber...they certainly are the favourite...but like some said...in DC it can be very interesting...;)

PinkFeatherBoa
04-12-2004, 02:15 PM
I think Spain have a good chance of winning so I voted for them.

Xavidbz
05-21-2004, 09:31 PM
Spain, of course!

dais
05-26-2004, 03:08 AM
Federer will carry Switzerland to victory.

Pink Panther
05-26-2004, 05:45 PM
Federer will carry Switzerland to victory.

:confused: Switzerland already got beaten by France in the QF.

dais
05-30-2004, 08:38 PM
:shrug: Well I guess I will have to cheer for the Yanks than. :devil:

dubis016
06-02-2004, 05:08 AM
Go Belarus~ (=.=;;)

Emma46
06-03-2004, 03:17 AM
Allez la France!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike84
06-06-2004, 11:43 AM
Spain, of course

MissFairy
06-08-2004, 06:18 PM
cmon usaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, andy will help them win surely! hes world number TWO! yay

Bee
06-19-2004, 09:51 AM
SPAIN !!
[I want to see Carlos Moya share the victory this time, as he missed out last time due to injury]

saskia_kane
06-19-2004, 08:17 PM
spainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

gina_
06-22-2004, 08:34 AM
I think Spain...but I hope Argentina is there too. Although, Australia is a pretty strong contender.

*CRITIK*
07-02-2004, 10:25 AM
I think Spain...but I hope Argentina is there too. Although, Australia is a pretty strong contender.

I think that Mirniy and Volchkov will win Davice Cup. Mirniy win Roddik and company. If they win USA then they are win Spain or France :angel:

JJTennisMan
07-04-2004, 04:27 AM
I think Argentina will win. There are just too many good Argentine players in men's tennis. Just look back at the French Open (Roland Rarros). It's like Russia in Women's tennis.

Now if you think I have a bias: Not liking Federer, and wanting Roddick to win, since I'm from U.S.A. Think again. Yeah, the U.S. team may be good, but I think Argentina has better players to win especially if it is on clay. (Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, Juan Ignacio Chela...)

Lalitha
07-21-2004, 12:18 PM
Spain, I think so.

skaya
07-25-2004, 10:41 PM
i'd go either for yankees or argentina

MissPovaFan
07-25-2004, 10:51 PM
Argentina I think

sonia
07-28-2004, 10:50 PM
Spain will win!!!! (espero) :p

Tatyana
07-30-2004, 11:16 AM
Argentina I think

Argentina has already lost to Belarus.

GO BELARUS!!!

***********
08-18-2004, 10:08 PM
Who d'you think the US will put in to play singles (other than roddick)?

Golfnduck
08-20-2004, 01:21 AM
USA ALL THE WAY!!!! I think Mardy Fish willl be with Andy for singles. Mardy's gonna kick a@@ and win gold!!!!!!!!!

Black Adam
08-20-2004, 11:51 AM
both fish and roddick have already beaten max mirnyi in tough matches.......... the bryans might not need to win if roddick and mardy both win their two matches.........hands down it will be a USA/FRANCE FINAL with the advantage to USA but if its USA/SPAIN ..... SPAIN have a chance then coz of the surface.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-20-2004, 11:53 AM
Spain.

Fergie
08-21-2004, 01:41 AM
Vamos España :D :worship:

blueriver
08-24-2004, 08:35 AM
Hi, Fergie, that's a nice avatar..You already had 70 posts? Well done..lolz....

Maybe USA or Spain

Fergie
08-25-2004, 05:56 AM
Hi, Fergie, that's a nice avatar

I change it ... Only my golden boy now :kiss:

Vamos España :yeah:

blueriver
08-25-2004, 09:01 AM
Lolz, Good one! You are a fan of Spain? So you like JCF?

Fergie
08-25-2004, 01:51 PM
You are a fan of Spain? So you like JCF?
Yeah, I like Spain, but Ferrero isn't my fav ... I like Moya :inlove:

sebastiagol
08-27-2004, 06:08 AM
Yeah i hope Spain to win!!

and..

Visca el Barca... Visca Catalunya..

But when Chile reach the world group no one will stop nico and feña

crimson
08-27-2004, 02:34 PM
Spain I think, if they play USA in the final and they have choice of surface.

*Ljubica*
08-27-2004, 04:01 PM
I really hope Spain win it now.

Fergie
08-29-2004, 06:35 AM
But when Chile reach the world group no one will stop nico and feña

Yeah, I hope the same ;)

carole
09-04-2004, 08:41 PM
Spain!
I hope Ferrero wont have any injuries 24-26 sept (and in the final in december)
His abductor is annoying him again :(
I'd like to see the Ferrero-Grosjean match! (they probably have to play each other)
I'm going for Juan Carlos there, though I like Seb too! definitly JC :P
But even without Ferrero Spain has great chances!
Spain has a great team and both semifinal & final will be played in Spain, on clay!
Nothing could go wrong seems to me...
Vamos!