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ARGENTINA IS IN THE FINAL!!! - Gauchos vs. Kangaroos

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:05 AM
ARGENTINA IS IN THE DAVIS CUP FINAL FOR THE SECOND TIME EVER.

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Davis Cup Semifinal
Argentina vs. Australia

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World Group 2006
Semifinal
Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stadium Capacity: 14000
22 September - 24 September 2006
Day 1: 1100 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1130 hrs (1430 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Pro Penn Extra Duty (Black Seal)

Head to Head 2 - 2

2005 ARG d. AUS 4-1 in AUS World Group - Quarterfinal - Sydney International Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia Grass (O) 15 Jul - 17 Jul 2005

2002 ARG d. AUS 5-0 in ARG World Group - 1st Round - Buenos Aires L.T.C., Buenos Aires, ARG Clay (O) 08 Feb - 10 Feb 2002

1990 AUS d. ARG 5-0 in AUS World Group - Semifinal - White City Stadium,Sydney,NSW,Australia Grass (O) 21 Sep - 23 Sep 1990

1977 AUS d. ARG 3-2 in ARG Inter-Zonal - 1st Round
Buenos Aires LTC,Buenos Aires,Argentina Clay (O) 14 Sep - 16 Sep 1977

http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100007696

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:06 AM
Official Nominations:
Argentine Team - Australian Team

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David Nalbandian - Lleyton Hewitt

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José Acasuso - Mark Philippoussis

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Agustín Calleri - Wayne Arthurs

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Juan Ignacio Chela - Paul Hanley

Captain: Alberto "Luli" Mancini - Captain: John Fitzgerald

Head to heads:

Nalbandian, David 1-3 Hewitt, Lleyton

2005 AUS v. ARG WG Qtrs Sydney, Australia Grass RR Nalbandian 6-2 6-4 6-4

2005 Australian Open Australia Hard Q Hewitt 6-3 6-2 1-6 3-6 10-8

2002 Wimbledon England Grass F Hewitt 6-1 6-3 6-2

2002 Barcelona Spain Clay R16 Hewitt 6-2 6-4

Nalbandian, David 1-1 Philippoussis, Mark

2003 US Open NY, U.S.A. Hard R32 Nalbandian 7-5 6-7(10) 6-3 6-2

2003 Scottsdale AZ, U.S.A. Hard Q Philippoussis 0-6 6-3 6-4

Acasuso, Jose 0-1 Hewitt, Lleyton

2005 US Open NY, U.S.A. Hard R64 Hewitt 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 6-2

Calleri, Agustin 0-1 Hewitt, Lleyton

2005 Adelaide Adelaide, Australia Hard R16 Hewitt 6-1 6-4

Calleri, Agustin 0-1 Philippoussis, Mark

2005 Metz France Hard R16 Philippoussis 7-6(10) 6-4

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:06 AM
The Stadium is ready. Capacity: 14.510

http://www.ole.clarin.com/diario/2006/09/12/fotos/f032ah05.jpg

With Hewitt coming it will be a great DC clash. I wish I had tickets.

My guess:

Nalbandian vs. Philippoussis

Acasuso vs. Hewitt

Nalbandian/Calleri vs. Arthurs/Hanley

Nalbandian vs. Hewitt

Acasuso vs. Philippoussis

Although Argentina is favorite Australia will be very tough to beat. Hewitt is a great DC player, and Philippoussis has victories on clay over Pioline and Grosjean in Davis Cup. Arthurs and Hanley are also capable of giving the Argentine team a hard time.

I can't wait to see what happens.

Doctor Dance
09-13-2006, 03:10 AM
Because of this I re-open the "Argentina vs. Australia thread". I hope we can talk about this great clash in the semis of the Davis Cup between two strong teams.




What is going to be so "great" about this clash, a 5-0 ass kick?

Better tie is Russia v USA

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:15 AM
What is going to be so "great" about this clash, a 5-0 ass kick?

Better tie is Russia v USA

Well, I think Argentina is the big favorite. But Hewitt had a great performance to beat Kuerten in Brazil, and Philippoussis has victories against Grosjean and Pioline in Davis Cup on clay. Plus Hanley and Arthurs are a very good doubles team.

I know Hewitt and the Scud are not playing as well as they used to, but I think they are a dangerous team.

Doctor Dance
09-13-2006, 03:20 AM
Well, I think Argentina is the big favorite. But Hewitt had a great performance to beat Kuerten in Brazil, and Philippoussis has victories against Grosjean and Pioline in Davis Cup on clay. Plus Hanley and Arthurs are a very good doubles team.

I know Hewitt and the Scud are not playing as well as they used to, but I think they are a dangerous team.


Ya, but as you say they are not playing well. Hewitt is not up to a top 20 standard on any surface these days let alone on clay :tape:

If this was 5 years ago, I think Aus would have been favourites, but now anything but 5-0 win and I would be shocked

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:30 AM
Ya, but as you say they are not playing well. Hewitt is not up to a top 20 standard on any surface these days let alone on clay :tape:

If this was 5 years ago, I think Aus would have been favourites, but now anything but 5-0 win and I would be shocked

Argentina doesn't have Coria, Gaudio, Puerta and Cañas, for different reasons. We still have a good team and are big favorites, but I am not sure how Acasuso will react when playing against Hewitt, and it wouldn't be crazy if Hanley and Arthurs pulled a victory. That means 2-1 for Australia... and anything can happen in a Davis Cup sunday. Stranger things have happened.

I don't think it will be an extremelly lopsided tie, as almost everyone does.

Doctor Dance
09-13-2006, 03:33 AM
Ok maybe Australia win the doubles to make it 4-1 ;)

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:35 AM
Ok maybe Australia win the doubles to make it 4-1 ;)

Where do I have to sign? :p

shotgun
09-13-2006, 03:36 AM
Argentina doesn't have Coria, Gaudio, Puerta and Cañas, for different reasons. We still have a good team and are big favorites, but I am not sure how Acasuso will react when playing against Hewitt, and it wouldn't be crazy if Hanley and Arthurs pulled a victory. That means 2-1 for Australia... and anything can happen in a Davis Cup sunday. Stranger things have happened.

I don't think it will be an extremelly lopsided tie, as almost everyone does.

If Chucho plays like did in his DC debut against Sweden, I don't think he will have many problems dealing with Hewitt.

Hendu
09-13-2006, 03:41 AM
If Chucho plays like did in his DC debut against Sweden, I don't think he will have many problems dealing with Hewitt.

I agree.

But first, Acasuso hasn't been playing like he did at the beginning of the year, second, Argentina plays to be in the Final of the Davis Cup for the second time ever, third, Hewitt is much more dangerous than Thomas Johansson and Bjorkman, especially in DC.

CmonAussie
09-13-2006, 04:04 AM
Ya, but as you say they are not playing well. Hewitt is not up to a top 20 standard on any surface these days let alone on clay :tape:

If this was 5 years ago, I think Aus would have been favourites, but now anything but 5-0 win and I would be shocked
:wavey:
You dumb shit :o
Hewitt has been plagued with injuries this year but he still managed to: Win Queens, Final Las Vages, Final San Jose, QF Wimbledon, QF US Open :p !

Even at Hewitt`s lowpoint he`s still atleast Top-20,~did you watch him beat Gasquet at the US Open :confused: or Blake at Queens :confused: or give Nadal a run for his money at the FO :confused: .....

Hendu
09-13-2006, 04:07 AM
:wavey:
You dumb shit :o
Hewitt has been plagued with injuries this year but he still managed to: Win Queens, Final Las Vages, Final San Jose, QF Wimbledon, QF US Open :p !

Even at Hewitt`s lowpoint he`s still atleast Top-20,~did you watch him beat Gasquet at the US Open :confused: or Blake at Queens :confused: or give Nadal a run for his money at the FO :confused: .....

What do you think about the Davis Cup tie?

CmonAussie
09-13-2006, 04:14 AM
What do you think about the Davis Cup tie?
:wavey:
Hey mate :cool: ...#Well it`s obvious that Argentina are the favorites but without Coria & Gaudio->> plus a recently underperforming Nalbandian then the tie is more open than some people would believe ;) ..

If Hewitt can win his 1st of the reverse singles then I`d say the Aussies are 50:50 to win it. However if Rocky Llegs loses that one then the prospects won`t be good :sad:

Hendu
09-13-2006, 04:21 AM
:wavey:
Hey mate :cool: ...#Well it`s obvious that Argentina are the favorites but without Coria & Gaudio->> plus a recently underperforming Nalbandian then the tie is more open than some people would believe ;) ..

If Hewitt can win his 1st of the reverse singles then I`d say the Aussies are 50:50 to win it. However if Rocky Llegs loses that one then the prospects won`t be good :sad:

It seems we have pretty much the same opinion.

flip_fan
09-13-2006, 04:26 AM
I have no idea what to expect.. at the moment it doesnt seem too good for the aussies.. hewitt is getting "intense" treatment just to be fit enough to play. And i honestly can't remember the last time mark played on clay...for the past 2 years he's missed the entire clay season. And wayne is practically coming out of retirement to play.

BUT if any team were to pull off a major upset it would be the aussies. Mark for some reason seems very excitied to play and supposedly in heavy training with pete sampras old fitness guru brett stephens. I'd love to see mark pull off the unthinkable and win a singles rubber.. but i do believe it will be up to hewitt to and the doubles team to seal victory.

Hendu
09-13-2006, 04:40 AM
I have no idea what to expect.. at the moment it doesnt seem too good for the aussies.. hewitt is getting "intense" treatment just to be fit enough to play. And i honestly can't remember the last time mark played on clay...for the past 2 years he's missed the entire clay season. And wayne is practically coming out of retirement to play.

BUT if any team were to pull off a major upset it would be the aussies. Mark for some reason seems very excitied to play and supposedly in heavy training with pete sampras old fitness guru brett stephens. I'd love to see mark pull off the unthinkable and win a singles rubber.. but i do believe it will be up to hewitt to and the doubles team to seal victory.

Philippoussis played on clay in Bermuda, in April. He beated Marin and lost to Fish.

I don't think he will win any of the rubbers, but who knows?

What is Hewitt's physical problem?

flip_fan
09-13-2006, 10:23 AM
Philippoussis played on clay in Bermuda, in April. He beated Marin and lost to Fish.

I don't think he will win any of the rubbers, but who knows?

What is Hewitt's physical problem?

his knee.

ah yes... bermuda challenger - but besides that, hardly any clay matches since 2004.

Action Jackson
09-13-2006, 10:38 AM
Australia might win the doubles.

Ferrero Forever
09-13-2006, 11:00 AM
I really can't wait for this tie. Argentina is gonna kick Australia's ass, but to be patriotic I will say 4-1 (Australia to win the doubles) even though I really think the score will be 5-0. I'm really disappointed that Coria isn't going to be playing in this tie, and man that pic of Chela in the first post is horrible. He's a very attractive guy and he just looks plain ugly in that pic

Hendu
09-13-2006, 12:01 PM
Australia might win the doubles.

Well, I think Hewitt has more chances of winning a singles rubber than Arthurs/Hanley winning the doubles.

Argentine doubles perfrmance since coming back to the world group:

W 2002 clay - L.ARNOLD-KER / G.CANAS (ARG) def. W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 10-8

L 2002 clay - G.IVANISEVIC / I.LJUBICIC (CRO) def. L.ARNOLD-KER / G.CANAS (ARG) 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-0 8-6

W 2002 carpet (taraflex) - L.ARNOLD-KER / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. Y.KAFELNIKOV / M.SAFIN (RUS) 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17

W 2003 clay - L.ARNOLD-KER / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. M.KOHLMANN / R.SCHUETTLER (GER) 6-1 0-6 4-6 6-1 6-2

W 2003 clay - L.ARNOLD-KER / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. Y.KAFELNIKOV / M.YOUZHNY (RUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-3

W 2003 clay - L.ARNOLD-KER / A.CALLERI (ARG) def. A.CORRETJA / A.COSTA (ESP) 6-3 1-6 6-4 6-2

W 2004 hard - L.ARNOLD-KER / A.CALLERI (ARG) def. M.EL AAREJ / M.TAHIRI (MAR) 6-1 6-4 6-2

L 2004 superfast carpet - M.MIRNYI / V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) def. L.ARNOLD-KER / A.CALLERI (ARG) 6-3 6-4 6-1

W 2005 clay - G.CANAS / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. J.HERNYCH / T.ZIB (CZE) 6-3 4-6 6-1 6-2

W 2005 grass - D.NALBANDIAN / M.PUERTA (ARG) def. W.ARTHURS / L.HEWITT (AUS) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-3

L 2005 hard - K.BECK / M.MERTINAK (SVK) def. D.NALBANDIAN / M.PUERTA (ARG) 7-6(5) 7-5 7-6(5)

W 2006 clay - A.CALLERI / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. S.ASPELIN / J.BJORKMAN (SWE) 6-2 7-6(4) 2-6 6-4

W 2006 carpet - J.ACASUSO / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. M.CILIC / I.LJUBICIC (CRO) 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-4


Bold: Lost
Blue: against Australia

Hendu
09-13-2006, 12:41 PM
Australian doubles performance since 2002:

L 2002 clay - L.ARNOLD-KER / G.CANAS (ARG) def. W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 10-8

W 2002 hard - L.HEWITT / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. L.PAES / V.UPPAL (IND) 6-3 7-6(5) 6-1

W 2003 clay - L.HEWITT / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. M.MACLAGAN / A.PARMAR (GBR) 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-2

W 2003 hard - W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. J.BJORKMAN / T.ENQVIST (SWE) 6-4 6-2 6-2

W 2003 hard - W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. R.FEDERER / M.ROSSET (SUI) 4-6 7-6(5) 5-7 6-4 6-4

W 2003 grass - W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. A.CORRETJA / F.LOPEZ (ESP) 6-3 6-1 6-3

L 2004 hard - J.BJORKMAN / J.JOHANSSON (SWE) def. W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-4 2-6 6-7(4) 7-5

W 2004 grass - W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. M.EL AAREJ / M.TAHIRI (MAR) 7-6(7) 7-6(2) 6-3

W 2005 grass - W.ARTHURS / T.WOODBRIDGE (AUS) def. J.KNOWLE / J.MELZER (AUT) 4-6 6-3 2-6 6-4 7-5

L 2005 grass - D.NALBANDIAN / M.PUERTA (ARG) def. W.ARTHURS / L.HEWITT (AUS) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-3

W 2006 clay - W.ARTHURS / P.HANLEY (AUS) def. Y.ALLEGRO / S.WAWRINKA (SUI) 7-6(6) 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)

W 2006 hard - W.ARTHURS / P.HANLEY (AUS) def. M.MIRNYI / V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) 3-6 6-4 5-7 6-3 7-5

Bold: Lost
Red: Wins on clay

Leigh
09-13-2006, 02:14 PM
haha Argentina is going to win... with Agustin and David nothing will stop them... I hope;p

Action Jackson
09-13-2006, 02:25 PM
The Argentines could play with Roitman and Del Potro and still win this tie, it's just a question of what the score will be?

chabela
09-13-2006, 05:07 PM
I think we will win, but it will be not as easier as everybody think.

Hewitt is a hard player, he will work hard to win, he will not give in.

3-2 for us.

:wavey:

Hendu
09-13-2006, 05:31 PM
The Argentines could play with Roitman and Del Potro and still win this tie, it's just a question of what the score will be?

I agree, but nor Roitman neither Del Potro would play if they were part of the team anyway. The other two players, possibly Nalbandian and Acasuso would play the 5 matches. Maybe JMDP playing the doubles to rest Acasuso.

But I do think there is room for a surprise. Hewitt beating Chucho is not crazy, I know you like Chucho and I do too, but Hewitt is extremelly dangerous in DC. Especially when playing in an atmosphere like the one we will have in Parque Roca (I was going to say Lawn Tennis :p ).
And although Argentina is favorite for the doubles, this is Davis Cup, the Australians could pull a win.

GlennMirnyi
09-13-2006, 05:37 PM
Hewitt is not the same that beat Kuerten in Brazil. Argentina will win easily.

Action Jackson
09-13-2006, 05:41 PM
But I do think there is room for a surprise. Hewitt beating Chucho is not crazy, I know you like Chucho and I do too, but Hewitt is extremelly dangerous in DC. Especially when playing in an atmosphere like the one we will have in Parque Roca (I was going to say Lawn Tennis :p ).
And although Argentina is favorite for the doubles, this is Davis Cup, the Australians could pull a win.

I don't see Hewitt doing it, he isn't as good as he was. I mean it's not even a sure thing that Chucho will play singles, it wouldn't surprise to see Calleri play on Day 1, though it's time for Chucho to play singles, he needs the big match experience and hope he doesn't shit himself, though Mancini I think can get the best out of him.

Hendu
09-13-2006, 05:52 PM
I don't see Hewitt doing it, he isn't as good as he was. I mean it's not even a sure thing that Chucho will play singles, it wouldn't surprise to see Calleri play on Day 1, though it's time for Chucho to play singles, he needs the big match experience and hope he doesn't shit himself, though Mancini I think can get the best out of him.

Yes, Agustín could play the singles... if I were in Mancini's position (thank god I am not, the team would be ruined :) ), I would play Chucho in day one. And Calleri for the doubles. If Chucho's performance is not good, then we can do the same we did in Malaga and play the explosive and irregular Calleri in a decisive match. I always think of Calleri in Davs Cup as a desperate measure.

Action Jackson
09-13-2006, 05:56 PM
Yes, Agustín could play the singles... if I were in Mancini's position (thank god I am not, for the sake of the team :) ), I would play Chucho in day one. And Calleri for the doubles. If Chucho's performance is not good, then we can do the same we did in Malaga and play the explosive and irregular Calleri in a decisive match. I always think of Calleri in Davs Cup as a desperate measure.

We have had this discussion before. If Calleri is fit he'd always be picked for any Davis Cup squad and it's far from a desperate measure and he has been in very good form of late, better than what Acasuso has had. They will decide from who is training stronger, in this case I don't see it's going to be a problem.

Hendu
09-13-2006, 06:14 PM
We have had this discussion before. If Calleri is fit he'd always be picked for any Davis Cup squad and it's far from a desperate measure and he has been in very good form of late, better than what Acasuso has had. They will decide from who is training stronger, in this case I don't see it's going to be a problem.

Calleri's strength is that is a solid Doubles player and in singles can beat anyone anywhere outside the grass.

The thing is I don't trust Calleri's head.

The only time he won a real singles match in Davis Cup since we are in the world group was against Ferrero... and you have to agree with me that it was a desperate measure, and that he played awesome but without pressure.

He also beated El Aarej and Zib in the 5th match of ties that Argentina won 5-0.

He lost the other two matches: against Voltchkov and Ljubicic.
About the match against Voltchkov I have nothing to say, the surface was impossible. But against Ljubicic he did a great match, but fell short as he does many times in important matches.

In doubles, the pressure is shared, in singles he tends to choke.
But anyway, I think he is a valuable part of the team.

lorenz
09-13-2006, 06:40 PM
:wavey:
Hey mate :cool: ...#Well it`s obvious that Argentina are the favorites but without Coria & Gaudio->> plus a recently underperforming Nalbandian then the tie is more open than some people would believe ;) ..

If Hewitt can win his 1st of the reverse singles then I`d say the Aussies are 50:50 to win it. However if Rocky Llegs loses that one then the prospects won`t be good :sad:


I think the same. Lamentably

Hendu
09-13-2006, 07:48 PM
A pic of the team

http://www.misionesonline.net/2006/fotos/foto2/12065_2.jpg

This is the third consecutive DC tie with the same players.

~*BGT*~
09-13-2006, 08:49 PM
A pic of the team

http://www.misionesonline.net/2006/fotos/foto2/12065_2.jpg

This is the third consecutive DC tie with the same players.
That's one hott team, with one particual exception. You'r still a good player Chela.

Anyway, I don't know who's gonna win, but I do wanna see any of the matches with hewitt.

Action Jackson
09-16-2006, 08:18 AM
A pic of the team

http://www.misionesonline.net/2006/fotos/foto2/12065_2.jpg

This is the third consecutive DC tie with the same players.

It's called stability and these are the best 4 players for the job, then again it's about the team and not the individuals.

The Gauchos will having kangaroo on the asado with some nice chimichurri marinade.

Hendu
09-16-2006, 11:01 AM
It's called stability and these are the best 4 players for the job, then again it's about the team and not the individuals.

The Gauchos will having kangaroo on the asado with some nice chimichurri marinade.

Yes they are the best right now. I would have put Gaudio instead of Chela, but its ok.

The strange thing (not that strange actually) is that we are closer to get to the final with this team than with others which were better in my opinion (with Coria, Gaudio, Cañas or Puerta).

But as you said, it's about the team and not the individuals.

Kangaroo asado?

:drool:

We will see... Kangaroos can be dangerous.

Action Jackson
09-16-2006, 03:25 PM
Yes they are the best right now. I would have put Gaudio instead of Chela, but its ok.

The strange thing (not that strange actually) is that we are closer to get to the final with this team than with others which were better in my opinion (with Coria, Gaudio, Cañas or Puerta).

But as you said, it's about the team and not the individuals.

Kangaroo asado?

:drool:

We will see... Kangaroos can be dangerous.

Gaudio is too busy skiing at the moment and they need to be 100% focused. What you are saying is very commonplace with the team thing. I mean there have been numerous examples in football where for example the Danes were a brilliant team in the mid 80s and never won anything, then they won the Euros in 92 and they weren't half as good.

Reputation doesn't win matches and btw kangaroo is fantastic, it's very lean and tasty and fillets on the asado very good.

Hendu
09-18-2006, 03:40 PM
The second singles player for Argentina is still unknown.

Mancini has said Nalbandian will play the 1st singles match, but still hasn't made public if Calleri, Chucho or Chela will play the other rubber.

Cosidering their style of play, Acasuso will probably be the choice. Calleri's all or nothing style fits Hewitt better.
Chucho's long rallies would be tougher for Hewitt.

Chela is the onlyone who has beaten Hewitt.
Acasuso has the required style of game.
Calleri is playing better than the other two.

Tough choice for Mancini.

Merton
09-18-2006, 03:58 PM
Mancini will pick the best choice but I would be shocked if it were Chela.

Hendu
09-18-2006, 07:09 PM
Some pics of the Stadium being prepared and the players training:

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/visual/fotos/davis.jpg

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/569742.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/569740.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/569737.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/569760.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/569759.JPG

PoderShileno
09-18-2006, 07:28 PM
great stadium¡¡

DhammaTiger
09-18-2006, 07:30 PM
Vamos Argentina:bounce: :bounce:

cmurray
09-18-2006, 07:49 PM
Wow. I guess I never realized how many good players Argentina had. Lleyton and company doesn't have a chance.

Hendu
09-18-2006, 08:00 PM
great stadium¡¡

Yes, finally we have a stadium big enough to play the Davis Cup.

The Stadium of the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club has the history, is the cathedral of South American tennis, but is too small.

There is a good thing and a bad thing about this stadium:

The good thing is that it will have a moving roof.

The bad thing is that it will be built while the Davis Cup final is being played. So if Argentina and USA get to the final, the stadium wont be available.

shotgun
09-18-2006, 08:32 PM
The bad thing is that it will be built while the Davis Cup final is being played. So if Argentina and USA get to the final, the stadium wont be available.

Not really a concern given the low probability of this final happening.

Anyway, very nice stadium. :yeah:

marti_228
09-18-2006, 08:44 PM
Yes, finally we have a stadium big enough to play the Davis Cup.

The Stadium of the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club has the history, is the cathedral of South American tennis, but is too small.

There is a good thing and a bad thing about this stadium:

The good thing is that it will have a moving roof.

The bad thing is that it will be built while the Davis Cup final is being played. So if Argentina and USA get to the final, the stadium wont be available.


I think that if we play the finl here, then the roof will be built later.

Hendu
09-18-2006, 09:18 PM
I think that if we play the finl here, then the roof will be built later.

Thats not what it was said. But if thats the case, then great. I would love a final against USA in that stadium.

Jogy
09-19-2006, 12:13 AM
Of course I would rooting for Australia in this tie, but possibility just too low when Hewitt not good enough in form and Philippoussy not even a top 100 level player. Arthurs sucking on clay and worst. Australia's weekest is clay, Argentina's strongest is clay. Upset with Australia win is welcome, but does not happen for me.

azza
09-19-2006, 03:58 AM
Arg 4-1 :sad:

Action Jackson
09-19-2006, 07:53 AM
I think that if we play the finl here, then the roof will be built later.

I don't think there will be a roof needed for the final this year.

Hendu
09-19-2006, 12:02 PM
I don't think there will be a roof needed for the final this year.

Yes, a final Argentina - USA is probably not going to happen.

But for the ones who are interested, the roof is not for tennis. The stadium is not only for tennis, but for basketball, volleyball and different shows.

The Idea is to have big events there, like an volleyball World League, Basketball games (nat. team and NBA), Davis Cup, concerts.....

Parque Roca sports complex will also work as the basketball training center for the national team. There will be a school of tennis too.

It wasn't built by the AAT (Asociación Argentina de Tenis) but by the City of Buenos Aires.

The building of the moving roof is scheduled for that time, and from what I have read in the press, the possible final wouldn't be played there.

I guess the tie would be held in the Buenos Aires Lawn tennis, that is available always but when the ATP Buenos Aires is played.

Action Jackson
09-19-2006, 12:05 PM
The AAT aren't exactly the most reliable organisation and it's good that they have the faciility and even better when they get it up and functioning properly for all of the events.

Hendu
09-19-2006, 12:08 PM
The AAT aren't exactly the most reliable organisation and it's good that they have the faciility and even better when they get it up and functioning properly for all of the events.

The AAT has nothing to say about the stadium.

The stadium is public property of the city of Buenos Aires. And the Davis Cup is organized by a company called L'egalite.

lorenz
09-19-2006, 03:29 PM
The AAT has nothing to say about the stadium.

The stadium is public property of the city of Buenos Aires. And the Davis Cup is organized by a company called L'egalite.


Thank God !!! :devil:

Nadie
09-19-2006, 04:02 PM
Great stadium indeed :yeah:

Vamos Argentina!

GustavoM_Fan
09-20-2006, 12:45 AM
Davis Cup Argentina vs Australia, Parque Roca, Buenos Aires

Images from Yesterday

Lleyton entering in the court...(he doesn`t have relations with Argentinian Team)
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/569970.JPG

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/3633/lhmp20bjc9.jpg
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/3741/lhmp22bwx4.jpg

Wayne Arthurs and Lleyton Hewitt practicing...
http://i9.tinypic.com/2rzrvbm.jpg

John Fitzgerald (Australia Davis Cup Team Captain), Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Rasheed (Lleyton`s coach)
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/570029.JPG

Today

Hewitt in the press conference.. (HE is being accompanied by two personal minders during his week-long stay in Buenos Aires)

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/4994/lhmp25bfa0.jpg

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/570117.JPG

Nalbandian in the Press Conference: "Hewitt doesn`t have friends"; "It's going to be easy; 4-1"; "There is noise everywhere, insults and you have to put up with it. People here are much more respectful than abroad."

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/570047.JPG

Acasuso in the Press Conference: "Hewitt seems to be thinking that he's come to Iraq"; "But we're not bothered because this is the circus that he wanted to set up. Nothing's going to happen and we shouldn't pay any attention to it. Whether he has one bodyguard or 500 bodyguards, that's up to him."

http://i10.tinypic.com/3yybk8j.jpg



Any argentinian knows if anyone person (cualquier persona) can go without pay to the trainings in Parque Roca????????? :confused: or How many do you have to pay if you want to go?

I think that we can put this thread in Davis Cup section, it will be more easy to found it.............. ;)

More Photos on Hewitt Players Lounge...

RickDaStick
09-20-2006, 02:17 AM
ive just realized David Nalbandian is gay

Hendu
09-20-2006, 02:58 AM
ive just realized David Nalbandian is gay

Good. You keep improving. With this post you showed you are definitely more intelligent than in previous weeks.

Keep it up.

Hendu
09-20-2006, 03:07 AM
Today, the Stadium was inaugurated. :)

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/570167.JPG

Halba
09-20-2006, 03:44 AM
the argentinians haven't been playign that well either

only calleri on clay..chucho and nalby form is poor...as has chela's

Consigliere
09-20-2006, 05:06 AM
argies will pants us me thinks

Hendu
09-20-2006, 02:49 PM
Tuesday September 19, 03:18 PM
Fitzy confident of Davis Cup boilover

Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald says his squad is capable of causing an upset in this weekend's semi-final tie against Argentina in Buenos Aires.


Australia have lost to Argentina in their past two ties, their most recent meeting being a fiery quarter-final clash in Sydney last year.


The visitors will be led in the singles by world number 19 Lleyton Hewitt and they welcome back two-time grand slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, who is making his first Davis Cup appearance since 2004.


Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley have also been included in Australia's squad and are likely to play the doubles rubber.


Fitzgerald said he was confident of defeating Argentina, despite the fact the tie would be played on clay.


"We are going to pull together and we think we can cause an upset," he said.


"It is a tough ask and we understand the magnitude of the match and what it means but heck it means a lot, it is semi-final.


"We've got a chance to go into a Davis Cup final if we pull off a win here and we are going to throw everything at it."


Argentina have named a strong line-up, headlined by world number four David Nalbandian.


Arthurs said although he rated Australia's chances of victory, he and his team-mates were clear underdogs.


"They've got four guys in the top 30 and we've only got one guy in the top 100 so in that respect it is very tough," he said.


"They are playing on their home surface, they are playing with a home crowd that is going to be so parochial... I would put it up there with one of, if not the toughest tie, that I am going to be playing in."


Australia has previously defeated Argentina on clay, winning an inter-zonal tie in Buenos Aires in 1977.


http://au.news.yahoo.com/060919/21/10ld2.html

ChinoRios4Ever
09-20-2006, 04:40 PM
what a tie

i hope TYC Sports will show the matches for Chile....

Argentina will win 3-2

Hendu
09-20-2006, 04:57 PM
what a tie

i hope TYC Sports will show the matches for Chile....

Argentina will win 3-2

TyC Sports will show it in Argentina. You should be able to watch it if you have the channel.

lau
09-20-2006, 05:47 PM
TyC Sports will show it in Argentina. You should be able to watch it if you have the channel.
As far as I know, Chile gets the TyC Sports international channel and that channel doesn´t have most of the time the same broadcasting schedule the argentine TyC channel has got.

EDIT: Esta es la grilla de TyC Internacional para el Viernes y Sabadohttp://www.tycsports.com/grilla.php?grilla=3&fecha=2006-09-22 Aparentemente tendrían que transmitirlo en Chile.....

Hendu
09-20-2006, 06:11 PM
As far as I know, Chile gets the TyC Sports international channel and that channel doesn´t have most of the time the same broadcasting schedule the argentine TyC channel has got.

TyC Sports Internacional will show it. :)

http://www.tycsports.com/programacion.php?grilla=3&fecha=2006-09-22&pagina=2+

Edit: tarde :(

lau
09-20-2006, 06:53 PM
Edit: tarde :(
:lol:

Hendu
09-21-2006, 03:18 AM
Journalists are saying that Chucho will be chosen by Mancini to be the second singles player.

As I said in another thread, I think thats the best choice. Acasuso's style of play, with a lot of top spin, long rallies and very heavy shots should trouble Hewitt a lot in a slow (probably wet) clay court.
Calleri's flatter shots and more of an attacking game fit Hewitt better.

Plus Acasuso is a better clay court player.

Vamos Misionero!!!

NyGeL
09-21-2006, 03:31 AM
Chucho said: "the crowd must insult hewitt, but moderately".

Hendu
09-21-2006, 03:33 AM
Chucho said: "the crowd must insult hewitt, but moderately".

"but moderately" :lol:

Grande Chucho.

*Viva Chile*
09-21-2006, 03:40 AM
As far as I know, Chile gets the TyC Sports international channel and that channel doesn´t have most of the time the same broadcasting schedule the argentine TyC channel has got.

EDIT: Esta es la grilla de TyC Internacional para el Viernes y Sabadohttp://www.tycsports.com/grilla.php?grilla=3&fecha=2006-09-22 Aparentemente tendrían que transmitirlo en Chile.....
Siempre se han podido ver los partidos de Argentina en Copa Davis por TyC en Chile. Así que creo que esta no será la excepción ;)

I love that stadium :eek:

ufokart
09-21-2006, 03:44 AM
The stadium is great :yeah:

I think Argentina is heavy favorite (and i hope for a win), but Hewitt might be a though nut to crack.

Argentina 4-1 methinks

ANT0N!0
09-21-2006, 05:20 AM
I believe it's going to be a totally one-sided tie in favour of Argentina, of course. I think the final score will be 4-1, maybe Hewitt will grab a point for Australia or they might win the doubles match.

-Vamos Argentina! :bigclap:

Hendu
09-21-2006, 10:52 AM
"I'm the specialist on clay, he is the one who has to be worried" says Chucho.

Acasuso "if they boo him, he is going to play better".

http://www.ole.clarin.com/diario/2006/09/21/fotos/f032ch02.jpg

Vamos Chucho! :yeah:

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/570786.JPG

Considering Acasuso will play the singles, the Argentine doubles couple will probably be Calleri/Nalbandian. Although, there were rumors that said, if Argentina wins the 2 singles, then Nalbandian wouldn't play the doubles. But I don't think thats true.

its.like.that
09-21-2006, 02:23 PM
ive just realized David Nalbandian is gay

:confused:

why is everything always gay with you?

andygabriela
09-21-2006, 07:40 PM
I think Argentina is the big favourite, is more strong in clay.... but I would have put Gaston Gaudio instead of Chela.
Mancini @#~%*& # :fiery:

AGUANTE LA LEGION ARGENTINA!!! :clap2:


PD: The stadium is very beatifull !!! :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
09-21-2006, 09:01 PM
Siempre se han podido ver los partidos de Argentina en Copa Davis por TyC en Chile. Así que creo que esta no será la excepción ;)

I love that stadium :eek:

I hope so, what a stadium...

prima donna
09-21-2006, 09:13 PM
hahahahahahaha

flip_fan
09-21-2006, 10:34 PM
omg... check out the shoes!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/jillian83/mpshoes.jpg

hahahaha, go mark!!

Hendu
09-23-2006, 02:02 PM
Some pics of the first day.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/571942.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/571940.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/571938.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6365_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6370_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6366_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6364_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6363_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6360_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6349_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6346_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6343_gallery.JPG

jazz_girl
09-23-2006, 02:04 PM
great stadium :)

Action Jackson
09-23-2006, 02:04 PM
Great pics.

Hendu
09-23-2006, 02:09 PM
great stadium :)

Hi jazz_girl, good to see you here.

A journalist on TV said a minute ago that Enric Molina has said that he had never seen a stadium like this in Davis Cup. :)

jazz_girl
09-23-2006, 02:14 PM
I know, I heard it too. But I cannot believe Stefan Fransson. :rolleyes:
Anyway, I have to go to work now, and I'll miss the matches, again... :sad:

Hendu
09-23-2006, 02:23 PM
I know, I heard it too. But I cannot believe Stefan Fransson. :rolleyes:
Anyway, I have to go to work now, and I'll miss the matches, again... :sad:

Yes, that happened to me yesterday. But I taped them.

For the ones who don't know the thing with Stefan Fransson (the tie referee)...

He complained because the disabled people were too close to the Davis Cup sponsors advertisements. :retard: :o

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 04:37 PM
The world is full of jerks :rolleyes:

Jime.....where have you been????...seems the sms still doesn't work....what is with the phone technology between our two countries???????? :rolleyes:

lau
09-23-2006, 05:31 PM
So hilarious I had to post it. :haha:
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/843028
(Maradona wishes Lleyton was Argentine so he could play in the Argentine team :haha: )

Hendu
09-23-2006, 06:14 PM
DAVIS CUP FINAL AFTER 25 YEARS!!!!!!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

justClaudia
09-23-2006, 06:23 PM
:banana: :woohoo:

gooner88
09-23-2006, 06:24 PM
Well done Argentina.

lau
09-23-2006, 06:32 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y155/lalaurita/smiles/bigbanana.gif

guille&tati4life
09-23-2006, 06:32 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Vamos Argentina!!!!!

jayjay
09-23-2006, 06:35 PM
It's not enough, it has to be 5-0 otherwise it's a disgrace and Mancini should be sacked. :)

Apparently Lleyton is flying home tonight with his tail firmly between his legs. Even his bodyguards turned on him and were on the court dancing and cheering waving Argentina flags. Rocky? Are you sure? I don't remember Rocky getting sparked out like this before.

shotgun
09-23-2006, 06:36 PM
Congrats Argentina, they totally deserve to be in the final.

shotgun
09-23-2006, 06:36 PM
It's not enough, it has to be 5-0 otherwise it's a disgrace and Mancini should be sacked. :)

Apparently Lleyton is flying home tonight with his tail firmly between his legs. Even his bodyguards turned on him and were on the court dancing and cheering waving Argentina flags. Rocky? Are you sure? I don't remember Rocky getting sparked out like this before.

lol

Talk about being a sore winner.

jayjay
09-23-2006, 06:37 PM
lol

Talk about being a sore winner.

:) :wavey:

Hendu
09-23-2006, 06:38 PM
It's not enough, it has to be 5-0 otherwise it's a disgrace and Mancini should be sacked. :)

Apparently Lleyton is flying home tonight with his tail firmly between his legs. Even his bodyguards turned on him and were on the court dancing and cheering waving Argentina flags. Rocky? Are you sure? I don't remember Rocky getting sparked out like this before.

Don't be mean. Hewitt did as good as he could, he is a great champion.

Argenbrit
09-23-2006, 06:39 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

marti_228
09-23-2006, 06:42 PM
c'mon Argentina!
Have you read the thread Hewitt history with Argentina in Hewitt's forum? Those jerks haha, the only thing they do is complaining about the crowd and what Nalbandian said.

jayjay
09-23-2006, 06:43 PM
[QUOTE=WillyCañas]Don't be mean.

It's not mean. Just banter. Aussies got whipped again, Nalbandian was proven right. To the victors the spoils and the talking. You have got to be kidding to think this shouldn't happen after all the insults/jibes thrown the way of our players ever since Sydney.

Hewitt did as good as he could

And it wasn't good enough. Neither on grass or clay.

he is a great champion

Those days are long gone.

merce
09-23-2006, 06:59 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y155/lalaurita/smiles/bigbanana.gif

This banana sums it all.
Congratulations Argentina :woohoo: :cool:

Argenbrit
09-23-2006, 07:00 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060923/i/r703175725.jpg?x=380&y=316&sig=NmvVFOjONz43yRQX4H5L6g--

:woohoo: :woohoo:

Eugenia
09-23-2006, 07:03 PM
:woohoo: :yippee: :rocker2: :music: :rocker: :banana: Can't stop celebrating!!! Vamos Argentina!!! :banana: :bounce: :dance: :bigclap: :kiss: :woohoo:

Argenbrit
09-23-2006, 07:07 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/0d/full.getty-tennis-davis-arg-aus_2_41_22_pm.jpg

:haha: Poor Nalby.

Clara Bow
09-23-2006, 07:08 PM
Congrats to Argentina!

Davis Cup seems to be where Nalbandian shows fight and passion - it is nice to see (outside some of the trash talking). If he showed the same spirit in non-DC tournaments, I am pretty sure his number of titles would be higher.

I was glad to see no real ugliness on the court between any of the players. There was no tension at all between Hewitt and Acasuso.

Sakura 0101
09-23-2006, 07:10 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/0d/full.getty-tennis-davis-arg-aus_2_41_22_pm.jpg

:haha: Poor Nalby.

:lol:

Hendu
09-23-2006, 07:14 PM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572047.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572046.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572045.JPG

:bowdown:

doris_hdz
09-23-2006, 07:47 PM
felicidades....argentina....:clap2::bounce:

Hendu
09-23-2006, 08:10 PM
I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!! :D

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572085.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572086.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572087.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572088.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572082.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572083.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572084.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572079.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572080.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572081.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572077.JPG

jayjay
09-23-2006, 08:18 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/2d.jpg

DON'T FORGET YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/2f.jpg

yoguis
09-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Vamooos Argentina!! :) :bigclap: :bounce:

Hendu
09-23-2006, 09:34 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6473_gallery.JPG
El gordo and King David

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6486_gallery.JPG
The team

Caralimon
09-23-2006, 09:49 PM
Expected win.

Now finally this soup opera and trash talk are over and we can think on tennis again. Not the wisest moves by David all over the tie, and an intelligent behaviour from Lleyton.

Good luck in the final.

bad gambler
09-23-2006, 10:04 PM
It's not enough, it has to be 5-0 otherwise it's a disgrace and Mancini should be sacked. :)

Apparently Lleyton is flying home tonight with his tail firmly between his legs. Even his bodyguards turned on him and were on the court dancing and cheering waving Argentina flags. Rocky? Are you sure? I don't remember Rocky getting sparked out like this before.


wow you just refuse to let up don't you?

congrats Argentina, deserved spot in the final and all the best against Russia.

NyGeL
09-23-2006, 10:15 PM
so we will have Chela vs Arthurs and Acasuso vs Scud tomorrow?

I still have a little hope about Roddick and Blake tomorrow, and I will sleep 2 days at stadium gates to get a ticket for DC finals :)

if not then I'll have to wake up 6am during all the weekend like in 2002 semifinals.

we can do it at carpet anyway!

hablovah19
09-23-2006, 10:16 PM
unadulterated emotions : just love those pics.
congrats argentina.

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 10:24 PM
Ridiculous, just ridiculous. Hewitt should be sent to Devil's Island after losing to the second biggest choker ever.
Arthurs and Hanley should be sent to a place worse. Losing doubles to two claycourters that can barely volley (Nalbandian is regular, but Calleri... :haha: ).
Preposterous!

EasternWind
09-23-2006, 10:33 PM
Congrats Argentina!!! :bounce: Really happy that you guys reached the finals.
And those pictures are simply amazing!

Hendu
09-23-2006, 10:57 PM
Ridiculous, just ridiculous. Hewitt should be sent to Devil's Island after losing to the second biggest choker ever.
Arthurs and Hanley should be sent to a place worse. Losing doubles to two claycourters that can barely volley (Nalbandian is regular, but Calleri... :haha: ).
Preposterous!

:lol:

you hate all Argentine players or you have never seen a tennis match.

Only two options.

oh wait, there is a third one...

you are an arse clown. The first one coming from Brazil, I think.

:wavey:

shotgun
09-23-2006, 11:01 PM
you are an arse clown. The first one coming from Brazil, I think.

:wavey:

:lol:

It's not even because of the rivalry, because he's cheering for Sweden this weekend. :lol:

Hendu
09-23-2006, 11:02 PM
so we will have Chela vs Arthurs and Acasuso vs Scud tomorrow?

I still have a little hope about Roddick and Blake tomorrow, and I will sleep 2 days at stadium gates to get a ticket for DC finals :)

if not then I'll have to wake up 6am during all the weekend like in 2002 semifinals.

we can do it at carpet anyway!

Chela will surely play. Nalbandian will surely not play. So there is Calleri and Chucho for one singles. Since Chucho played a 5 sets singles match, I think Calleri who only played a 3 sets doubles match, will play tomorrow.

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:03 PM
:lol:

It's not even because of the rivalry, because he's cheering for Sweden this weekend. :lol:

Só porque o Meligeni é um paneleiro que prefere colocar o Mello pra jogar que o Daniel ou o Alves.

shotgun
09-23-2006, 11:04 PM
Só porque o Meligeni é um paneleiro que prefere colocar o Mello pra jogar que o Daniel ou o Alves.

Eu concordo, mas nem assim eu consigo torcer contra. E convenhamos que colocar o Daniel teria sido suicídio. Ele teria dado um jeito de perder o jogo hoje no quinto set, como sempre faz.

jayjay
09-23-2006, 11:05 PM
wow you just refuse to let up don't you?

congrats Argentina, deserved spot in the final and all the best against Russia.

It's just a bit of banter, calm down.

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:06 PM
Ridiculous, just ridiculous. Hewitt should be sent to Devil's Island after losing to the second biggest choker ever.
Arthurs and Hanley should be sent to a place worse. Losing doubles to two claycourters that can barely volley (Nalbandian is regular, but Calleri... :haha: ).
Preposterous!

Please accept it...it happened..its real..Argentina are in the final!!!!...what can you do.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Carito_90
09-23-2006, 11:06 PM
:D It was sooo amazing. I never had such a great time at a DC event!

WOOHOOOO

bad gambler
09-23-2006, 11:07 PM
It's just a bit of banter, calm down.


But it is abuse or disrespect if fired from the other side

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:07 PM
:lol:

you hate all Argentine players or you have never seen a tennis match.

Only two options.

oh wait, there is a third one...

you are an arse clown. The first one coming from Brazil, I think.

:wavey:

1) I don't hate all argies. I don't hate Coria and Calleri.
2) Yeah, I have seen maaaany tennis matches.
3) Yeah I am, but not the first one from Brazil. :lol:

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:07 PM
Eu concordo, mas nem assim eu consigo torcer contra. E convenhamos que colocar o Daniel teria sido suicídio. Ele teria dado um jeito de perder o jogo hoje no quinto set, como sempre faz.


Shotgun Blues....do i know who you are???..or do we have a familiar friend???..yep..I think so..... ;)

Hendu
09-23-2006, 11:08 PM
Só porque o Meligeni é um paneleiro que prefere colocar o Mello pra jogar que o Daniel ou o Alves.

Well, Meligeni was born in Argentina... what did you expect?

he sucks, doesn't he? ;)

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:09 PM
Eu concordo, mas nem assim eu consigo torcer contra. E convenhamos que colocar o Daniel teria sido suicídio. Ele teria dado um jeito de perder o jogo hoje no quinto set, como sempre faz.

Acho que o Daniel venceria em 3, no máximo 4 sets. O Vinciguerra é MUITO fraquinho. Mas não questiono o Sarjetta, questiono o Mello e principalmente o Guga em duplas, o cara não joga desde o Brasil Open.

jayjay
09-23-2006, 11:09 PM
But it is abuse or disrespect if fired from the other side

Is it?

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:10 PM
Please accept it...it happened..its real..Argentina are in the final!!!!...what can you do.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I can watch Russia whitewash in the final. ;)

lau
09-23-2006, 11:11 PM
3) Yeah I am, but not the first one from Brazil. :lol:
:sad:

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:11 PM
Well, Meligeni was born in Argentina... what did you expect?

he sucks, doesn't he? ;)

Argentinos... :lol:

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:12 PM
I can watch Russia whitewash in the final. ;)

You could...but they are not quite there yet!!!...wait and see...

bad gambler
09-23-2006, 11:12 PM
Is it?


Ask Nalbandian, he is the expert in the subject matter

Anyway enough of the circular discussion, Argentina are through and it should be a good final.

gooner88
09-23-2006, 11:13 PM
What's the deal with Nalbo and Hewitt anyway?
I know they've had trouble before but he's not the only player to have experienced this when it comes to Hewitt so why all this trash-talking?

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:13 PM
You could...but they are not quite there yet!!!...wait and see...

I will, ma'am. ;)

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:14 PM
I will, ma'am. ;)

Goodd...glad to see you take orders well ;)

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:15 PM
Goodd...glad to see you take orders well ;)

Ladies deserve it. :rolleyes:

jayjay
09-23-2006, 11:16 PM
[QUOTE=bad gambler]Ask Nalbandian, he is the expert in the subject matter

Words have been said back and forth between the two over many years - so what? It's a good laugh for us to hear and poke fun at during the sometimes empty build up during the barren Tennis weeks.

Anyway enough of the circular discussion, Argentina are through and it should be a good final.

Hope so, it was a good battle last time we were in Russia, hopefully it will be again but with a slightly different result. :)

G_Hughes
09-23-2006, 11:16 PM
VAMOS ARGENTINA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:18 PM
Ladies deserve it. :rolleyes:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What can I say :rolleyes:

euroka1
09-23-2006, 11:18 PM
Not delighted, but that's the way it goes.

Hendu
09-23-2006, 11:19 PM
What's the deal with Nalbo and Hewitt anyway?
I know they've had trouble before but he's not the only player to have experienced this when it comes to Hewitt so why all this trash-talking?


Read the 41 pages of this thread, and you will know everything.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=74621

jayjay
09-23-2006, 11:19 PM
What's the deal with Nalbo and Hewitt anyway?
I know they've had trouble before but he's not the only player to have experienced this when it comes to Hewitt so why all this trash-talking?

Long story dating back to junior DC, and then the fiery battles at the AO when Hewitt at the end of the match told David to "have a nice flight home you twat", or something to that effect. Since then David beat him in Sydney - where Argentina were greeted with the Canas shirts and other insults before, during and after. This time Hewitt is the "twat" who will be enjoying his flight home. Adios, Lleyton. Thanks for coming. :wavey:

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2006, 11:21 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What can I say :rolleyes:

Don't need to. ;)

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:23 PM
Long story dating back to junior DC, and then the fiery battles at the AO when Hewitt at the end of the match told David to "have a nice flight home you twat", or something to that effect. Since then David beat him in Sydney - where Argentina were greeted with the Canas shirts and other insults before, during and after. This time Hewitt is the "twat" who will be enjoying his flight home. Adios, Lleyton. Thanks for coming. :wavey:

yep..it all dates back to juniors...and its more than that...Hewitt would give it the big one about all kinds of things...equipment, sponsors, you name it...he is the twat...always has been always will be....

Hendu
09-23-2006, 11:27 PM
More pics

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572221.JPG

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/572220.JPG

jayjay
09-23-2006, 11:27 PM
Hewitt would give it the big one about all kinds of things...equipment, sponsors, you name it...

The irony being they now have the same sponsor and they pay Nalbandian alot more. True, payment comes in McDonalds and Dunkin' Donut vouchers - but David gets more all the same.

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:29 PM
Muy perfecto Willy...gracias....

sophia_c
09-23-2006, 11:31 PM
The irony being they now have the same sponsor and they pay Nalbandian alot more. True, payment comes in McDonalds and Dunkin' Donut vouchers - but David gets more all the same.


:lol: As much as I love the big guy...maybe he shouldn't think about Dunkin donuts :p now he should leave the meat and wine alone..hit the gym and win the cup...because I want to be there...its a mission.....

gooner88
09-23-2006, 11:37 PM
Long story dating back to junior DC, and then the fiery battles at the AO when Hewitt at the end of the match told David to "have a nice flight home you twat", or something to that effect. Since then David beat him in Sydney - where Argentina were greeted with the Canas shirts and other insults before, during and after. This time Hewitt is the "twat" who will be enjoying his flight home. Adios, Lleyton. Thanks for coming. :wavey:

Thanks. :)

andygabriela
09-24-2006, 02:48 AM
GRACIAS CHICOS POR ESTA ALEGRIA !!!!




ORGULLOSADE LA LEGION ARGENTINA

jazz_girl
09-24-2006, 02:51 AM
The world is full of jerks :rolleyes:

Jime.....where have you been????...seems the sms still doesn't work....what is with the phone technology between our two countries???????? :rolleyes:
I've been working! :mad: I'll check my pm's again, but I didn't find anything so far... (had 140 pm's waiting for me, so be patient ;) )

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 07:52 AM
It's always good and congrats to Argentina.


Barbecued kangaroo fillet

Serving size: Serves 4
Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes



INGREDIENTS


4 x 250g trimmed kangaroo fillets
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper




METHOD


Trim the kangaroo fillets (if you have not bought them trimmed).

Smear the fillets quickly with olive oil and grind on pepper, then cover with plastic film and allow to sit for 20 minutes before cooking. (You need to coat the kangaroo thoroughly as the meat oxidises very quickly once cut or removed from its vacuum packaging.)

Preheat the barbecue to high, or stand a frying pan over a high heat. Cook the fillets for three minutes on the first side (don't turn before then or the flesh will stick and tear), then turn and cook for another two to three minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat.

Allow to rest in a warm spot for a good 6–8 minutes.

16681
09-24-2006, 08:13 AM
Congrats to Argentina on their Davis Cup win :D

shotgun
09-24-2006, 05:17 PM
Word on the street is that Philippoussis went partying yesterday and couldn't be bothered to wake up early and play one of the dead rubbers. :lol:

And Arthurs was tired and didn't feel like playing either. Poor Chela didn't get to play a single match.

shotgun
09-24-2006, 07:08 PM
lol

Chela and Luczak played an exhibition match and Luczak won 7-6 6-3.