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DAVIS CUP 2007

fanancic
09-29-2006, 08:18 AM
The draw for davis cup 2007 has been done yesterday.
In the first round Cratia will travel in Germany...It will be very dificult!But Mario and Ivan are very good players so they can do it....
If they win they could meet Australia...:eek:
Very hard draw...:( :eek:

The draw:

Russia (s)
Chile (c)

France (s) (c)
Romania

Croatia (s)
Germany (c)

Australia (s)
Belgium (c)

Czech Republic (c)
USA (s)

Switzerland (c)
Spain (s)

Sweden
Belarus (s) (c) *

Austria (c) *
Argentina (s)

Jadranka
09-29-2006, 02:27 PM
GOOD LUCK CROATIA :)

lovemario
10-01-2006, 12:16 AM
I don't agree that it's that hard, it's not easy, of course, but in DC, with 16 best nations, there can't be an easy draw.

Mario thinks Germans will choose Rebound Ace or hard, and even if they choose clay, like Haas&Kiefer are better than our boys :devil:

As for Australia, they will only be scary if Hewitt goes through a renaissance and becomes Fed by the time (read: will never happen) :lol: and what are they gonna do? Put grass? hehe :devil:

It's bad that we'll be guests in both 1st round and (possible) quarters, but there are so many Croats in both Germany and Australia that the atmosphere should be great :bigclap:

I'm kinda confident :aplot: :p

vero
10-01-2006, 05:53 PM
Hopefully you're right Goga :p And I really hope neither Mario nor Ivan will be injured at that time, that could become very tricky in that case :rolleyes: But I don't believe that will happen - that just can't, not two years in a row! :ras: plus there's no tie in July, so we can be confident I guess :aplot: :rolls:

lovemario
10-03-2006, 03:29 PM
:haha: You little :devil:

vero
10-05-2006, 01:57 PM
Who? Me? Nooo http://yelims1.free.fr/Anges/Ange27.gif

vero
10-05-2006, 02:04 PM
... unless it's contagious!! :aplot: :rolls:

linus
10-07-2006, 05:16 PM
for this draw:

*silly expectation to Switzerland vs Spain* :devil:

*Russia must beat Chile*

*Russia + France year by year... tireless luck* :tape:

*Croa-Germany again* *to suspend whom(s) more shaking* *i knew my answer*

*best luck to my cute Marin first if he has chances again though ... * :smooch:

lovemario
10-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Don't make start the 'who's the :devil: around here discussion again :aplot: :lol:

vero
10-18-2006, 03:14 PM
*nodding* ;)
But who's begun, sweetie? :aplot: So you definitely can't blame me!! :aplot: :lol:

lovemario
10-18-2006, 08:50 PM
All right, all right :p I shall say no more unless it's sth concerning the DC :aplot: I would say sth now, but I haven't heard anything new :lol:

Tracy-Ancic
10-24-2006, 02:06 PM
:devil: Mario, you are the best!!!!!

vero
02-07-2007, 03:04 PM
So here we are...they're abt to begin another (successful? :p ) DC campaign... AJMO HRVATSKA http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3316/voxel63giffk2.gif

Btw, in a way I'm happy they play ag Germany... therefore I'll be able to see them on DSF :cool:

lovemario
02-07-2007, 09:42 PM
yeah, great you'll be able to watch them this time :D

Hrvatska ! ! http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/4654/croatiavt8.gif

hope to see Marin play, on Sunday :p

new outfits :)

fanancic
02-08-2007, 01:22 PM
Tommy Haas (GER) v Mario Ancic (CRO)
Benjamin Becker (GER) v Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

Michael Kohlmann/Alexander Waske (GER) v Mario Ancic/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

Tommy Haas (GER) v Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Benjamin Becker (GER) v Mario Ancic (CRO)


Not an easy match for Mario...but he can do it...:) :worship:

fanancic
02-08-2007, 01:38 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6979_gallery.JPG

jitterbug
02-08-2007, 01:39 PM
The very first rubber and he's up against Haas... :eek:

Here's a photo from the Davis Cup site. Is that Cilic on the far left? (I'm so sorry, I could only identify Mario and Ivan.) They're all so tall! :yeah:

jitterbug
02-08-2007, 01:40 PM
Oh I'm sorry, fanancic already posted it seconds before I did :wavey:

Mashik
02-08-2007, 05:45 PM
Wait a second...
Marin is already as tall as Mario??? :eek:

As for the match, I hope Mario will give a lead to Croats, 'cos it's hard and I think he's better than Haas on it :p Though Tommy is playing at home etc... :scratch:

Anyway we always may hope for the perfect result (as 2:0 after the first day) :angel:

chabela
02-08-2007, 06:20 PM
Haas-Ancic : 1-1

2005 Masters Series Miami ... Hard R32 Ancic 6-4 6-4
2004 Athens Olympics ......... Hard R64 Haas 6-1 7-5

Becker-Ancic never played.

I hope Mario can def Tommy too.


Something that Bodos wrote in his blog

Croatia at Germany (teams even, 1-1) - At stake for Croatia: Fountains of glory. The entire country hangs on the DC team's every move. Croatia is the Little DC Nation That Could; staying alive in the competition will ensure that the frenzy continues. At stake for Germany: The opportunity to stay alive for another round before being roundly trashed as a pathetic group of bitchy little divas.

My take: Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic have been to Croatia what Tommy Haas and Nicolas Kiefer were once supposed to be for Germany: a one-two punch of very good if not great players who, inspired by pride and home support, take advantage of the level playing field provided by the DC format to earn glory for themselves and their nation. Morale-wise, it may work in Germany's favor that the malcontent Kiefer isn't playing; but that advantage ends the moment the Benjamin Becker (Kiefer's replacement) steps on the court. He is, after all, a journeyman
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:wavey:

lovemario
02-08-2007, 08:21 PM
The entire country hangs on the DC team's every move.

I respect Bodo and his analysis and it's always nice to be rekognized like this, but this is simply not true. Tennis is still quite undervaluated in our country :rolleyes:

I'm afraid Mario is sick, he has a cold or sth, they say some kind of virus :sad: He hopes it won't affect his performance :unsure:

lovemario
02-08-2007, 08:37 PM
http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2121/b4a01d880b6127b9404fef2kk5.jpg

a video >>> (http://media.vecernji-list.hr/multimedia/index2.php?appID=0000229)

Mashik
02-08-2007, 08:58 PM
Oh, what a picture :inlove:
He's like an angel here :angel:

I'm afraid Mario is sick, he has a cold or sth, they say some kind of virus
That's a bad news! :sad: I hope it's not seriouce and he'll be ready for the match at 100% :)

Thank you for the link Goga! :kiss: Is it possible to save this video? ;)

lovemario
02-08-2007, 09:06 PM
I don't know, you'll have to check it with Tosee, she's already saved some from the same source.

Maybe she could upload it for us, to save it for later :p

chabela
02-08-2007, 09:11 PM
I respect Bodo and his analysis and it's always nice to be rekognized like this, but this is simply not true. Tennis is still quite undervaluated in our country :rolleyes:

tennis is undervaluated in a lot of countries, I suppose Bodo talked about the intensity of Croat fans. :rolleyes:


I'm afraid Mario is sick, he has a cold or sth, they say some kind of virus :sad: He hopes it won't affect his performance :unsure:

Oh, it's the first news about Mario today and it's not the best :sad: . I know Mario will do all that he can. :yeah:

Thank you Goga for the video, I like it. :hug:

:wavey:

Mashik
02-08-2007, 09:14 PM
I don't know, you'll have to check it with Tosee, she's already saved some from the same source.

Maybe she could upload it for us, to save it for later :p

I'm sure she can help, she's brilliant with all this stuff :D

Any more pics? :) Mario's pics are always not enough :angel:

lovemario
02-08-2007, 09:24 PM
I'm sure she can help, she's brilliant with all this stuff :D

yep :angel: I don't even try...:lol:

Any more pics? :) Mario's pics are always not enough :angel:

nope, I posted what I found while reading news abt DC and prep for tomorrow

here's this, from different angle :p

http://www.salatara.com/baza/data/nws/0802zdrijeb.jpg

Mashik
02-08-2007, 09:50 PM
here's this, from different angle
I like this angle more, it's better view on Mario's smile :D
Thanks dear :kiss:

jitterbug
02-09-2007, 12:04 AM
http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2121/b4a01d880b6127b9404fef2kk5.jpg

a video >>> (http://media.vecernji-list.hr/multimedia/index2.php?appID=0000229)

He looks like a brooding poet :hearts:

fanancic
02-09-2007, 09:38 AM
Is Mario better today? Does anyone have news? Will he play?

Ginevra83
02-09-2007, 11:53 AM
AJMO MARIO!!!!!!!!!!!
:hug: to everyone!!
bye bye

Jadranka
02-09-2007, 12:05 PM
Is Mario better today? Does anyone have news? Will he play?

Yes, he will :)

jitterbug
02-09-2007, 01:16 PM
Mario broke Haas in the second game.. Let's hope his luck and fine form continue :angel:

chabela
02-09-2007, 01:38 PM
MARIO WON 1RD SET 6-2 DALE MARIO!!!!! :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

fanancic
02-09-2007, 02:04 PM
it is very difficult for mario in the 2nd set.. he lost 4-2...:help: :bigcry:

chabela
02-09-2007, 02:31 PM
Oh yes, he lost 2nd set and Haas broke him in the 3rd. What's wrong? :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

:wavey:

silly kitty
02-09-2007, 02:35 PM
He looks like a brooding poet :hearts:
:yeah:J love it,too...:hearts:

silly kitty
02-09-2007, 02:46 PM
Oh yes, he lost 2nd set and Haas broke him in the 3rd. What's wrong? :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

:wavey:

http://www.sportsgamer.com/forums/images/smilies/dsmiles/ohmy.gifhttp://www.sportsgamer.com/forums/images/smilies/dsmiles/sad.gifAJMO,Mario...!!!!!http://www.sportsgamer.com/forums/images/smilies/mn/frustrate.gif
J hope this is not because of the cold...http://www.sportsgamer.com/forums/images/smilies/mn/icon_cry.gifDamn virus...!!http://www.sportsgamer.com/forums/images/smilies/dms/shakefist.gif

jitterbug
02-09-2007, 02:57 PM
*covers eyes* I'm too terrified to look at the scoreboard now.

linus
02-09-2007, 03:01 PM
to be frank, if Mario didnt catch any cold or something similar, I will believe he has a big chance to fight to win. but everything didnt go to this spot :o

tho he won the 1st set, while all knew, his game wasnt easy to get held. to turn to Haas, his serve is his advantage. so win or lose, Haas is taking the mouth :p

this is not a match which should belong to Mario at all :aplot:

linus
02-09-2007, 03:05 PM
to fanancic:

please dont call Mario like "idiot" tho I knew you should have been very very very frustrated and very very very want Mario to win this match. but on threads, it was you who posted that Mario has got a sickness, wasnt?? :aplot: there have been enough crazy fans who are fond of doing "choker" things to Mario as long as he didnt win, anything crazy didnt mean real love in such a bad situation already, please !! :wavey:

fanancic
02-09-2007, 03:07 PM
poor mario... he is unlucky...

linus
02-09-2007, 03:08 PM
poor mario... he is unlucky...
exactly agreed !!

fanancic
02-09-2007, 03:10 PM
to be frank, if Mario didnt catch any cold or something similar, I will believe he has a big chance to fight to win. but everything didnt go to this spot :o

tho he won the 1st set, while all knew, his game wasnt easy to get held. to turn to Haas, his serve is his advantage. so win or lose, Haas is taking the mouth :p

this is not a match which should belong to Mario at all :aplot:

I am soory... you are right I was very frustrated... because I think that mario could win if he wasn't sick ans had a stronger mental... But I don't think that he is an idiot or choker, i will always support him even if sometimes I become crazy whan he lost...
I am sorry..
Good luck mario for the match and I hope he will be better tomorrow...

linus
02-09-2007, 03:13 PM
I thought I could understand you and sometimes Mario played really badly but today it wasnt :p

and since you also posted on tournaments threads, you of course could see there are many crazy/silly posters. I dont think you are like them at all. so next time if you are frustrated again, come here to say anything freely, at least we all can understand you :hug: everyone knows from your username and avator you are Mario' supporter, I do indeed wish you to be proud of him and yourself :yeah:

jitterbug
02-09-2007, 03:24 PM
He had his chances in the third set, couldn't convert any of them. It's ok, there's still hope.. as well as the rest of the weekend :)

chabela
02-09-2007, 03:38 PM
Mario had 8 break and he couldn't convert any of them. I hope he doesn't feel frustrated and can win this 4th set. I'm optimistic. :yeah:

:wavey:

Jadranka
02-09-2007, 06:31 PM
:sad:

AJMO IVANE!

fanancic
02-09-2007, 07:28 PM
ivan won in 4 sets

Jadranka
02-09-2007, 07:34 PM
:woohoo:

beti
02-09-2007, 08:38 PM
Toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! I'm finally satisfied with the way Ljubo played :)
Good luck tomorrow!!!!

jitterbug
02-10-2007, 12:36 AM
This is from Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-davisgermany&prov=reuters&type=lgns):

Ancic is due to play on all three days of the tie and his fitness could now be a concern for captain Goran Prpic.

"By the end my legs were dead," said Ancic, who added that he still planned to play the doubles as well as Sunday's reverse singles. "I was having a tough time breathing."

Would Mario be healthy enough for the remaining rubbers? Now I'm worried...

kanok02
02-10-2007, 04:19 AM
Thanks for all off your support and update posts, :worship: :worship:
I so sorry that I could see him on live TV because of they play attention to many football matchs this week..( bad luck) :mad:
Hope he be fine and take care himself..."Mario" :wavey:

fanancic
02-10-2007, 12:54 PM
It seems that Mario will play...
I hope that he is ready...

jitterbug
02-10-2007, 01:09 PM
He's playing :)

fanancic
02-10-2007, 02:06 PM
It is a nightmare...:sad: Germany leads 64 62...:sad:

jitterbug
02-10-2007, 03:07 PM
They lost. :sad:

fanancic
02-10-2007, 03:15 PM
It i finished... They will be eliminated in the first round... ivan will lose against haas

jitterbug
02-10-2007, 03:26 PM
It i finished... They will be eliminated in the first round... ivan will lose against haas

Have faith :hug: :crying2:

beti
02-10-2007, 03:54 PM
It's pretty hard to have faith in this circumstances.... Seems we'll have to be grateful that at least once we had the opportunity to feel how it is to be the "Davis Cup winners".... :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

kanok02
02-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Match Report from DC....sound not good situation..:sad: :sad:

Ancic still suffering from a cold

In fairness, Ancic was still suffering from the cold that has dogged him all week, but Kohlmann too was fighting off a throat bug which left him almost out of voice by the end of the match. The three breaks of serve in the first two sets were all on Ancic’s serve, but the German pair said it would be harsh to blame Ancic for that.

“He lost his serve all the time,” said Kohlmann, “but I think we made the points and broke his serve because Ivan wasn’t helping him a lot. We were hitting the second shot always to Ivan, and I think that was the key.

"Maybe Ivan is the better server but we went over Ivan at the net, so it wasn’t really Mario’s fault that he lost his three service games.”

Prpic: Players played doubles like singles players

Croatia’s captain Goran Prpic said he didn’t regret selecting Ancic, but felt his players “had played doubles like singles players”.

The first set was fairly even, but at 4-4 the Germans worked up the first break points of the match, and while Ancic saved the first two with aces down the middle, the Germans broke on the third, and moments later Waske served out the set.

Ancic had practised on Saturday morning to see how he felt after battling his cold for four days. He declared himself fit despite saying “it was a big struggle and I’m far from feeling good,” but once the first set had gone, his level dropped in the second. Both his service games were claimed by the rampant German pair, who raced to a two-sets lead.


Ancic's serve the weakness

Croatia then regrouped in the third, and the set moved into the tiebreak with neither side having a break point. When Croatia opened up a 5-2 lead with two minibreaks, the match looked destined for a fourth set, if not a fifth. But the Germans reeled off five points on the run, concluding the match in two hours and six minutes by breaking the Ancic serve once again.

“The German team played really well today,” said a magnanimous Ljubicic, who holds his country’s immediate fate in his own hands.


Ljubicic has to keep Croatian hopes alive

All is not lost for Croatia – Ljubicic will start as a slight favourite against Tommy Haas in the first of the reverse singles, but it would then depend how fit Ancic is for the fifth.

“It’s getting better,” he said of his cold, “but if I could have two or three extra days to recover it would be great – it’s nothing unbelievably serious but it’s taking a lot of energy from me.”

....I so worry , if he don't rest enough..he will not be recover until next week..:sad: :sad:

fanancic
02-10-2007, 08:51 PM
Is Mario out for Marseille?:sad:

Good luck for tomorrow mario and ivan... this davis cup is a nigntmare...:sad:

beti
02-10-2007, 09:39 PM
I don't know for Marseilles, but I think it's not that important now.... You are right, this is truly a nightmare :sad: I don't know how but I hope Mario will find somewhere and somehow some extra strenght and they will pull it out tomorrow.... :sad:

jitterbug
02-11-2007, 12:30 AM
It makes me rather sad that practically the whole match report (and news reports elsewhere) sound like they blame Mario for the loss.

lovemario
02-11-2007, 12:32 AM
Sickness or not, very bad play from both today :o

ataptc
02-11-2007, 05:49 PM
:sad: What a horrible tie for them

beti
02-11-2007, 09:31 PM
:sad:
I guess this is the end of a beautiful dream....
:sad:

jitterbug
02-11-2007, 11:49 PM
:sad:
I guess this is the end of a beautiful dream....
:sad:

It's probably to give other people's dreams a chance too :hug:

vero
02-12-2007, 02:17 PM
:sobbing: In my mind, it was supposed to be a nice weekend with great tennis and a happy end... but, oh well... such a pity Mario wasn't in good shape :awww: *sigh*

But pls, back pb for last year's QF, and a bad cold now... why the hell does Mario have that kind of bad luck with DC ties?? :(

vero
02-12-2007, 02:18 PM
a video >>> (http://media.vecernji-list.hr/multimedia/index2.php?appID=0000229)
Thanks a lot dear, nice video :smooch:

beti
02-12-2007, 06:52 PM
It's probably to give other people's dreams a chance too
Yes, probably it is because of that.... Thanks for reminding me, it's much easier to think like that :)

But pls, back pb for last year's QF, and a bad cold now... why the hell does Mario have that kind of bad luck with DC ties??
That's exactly what I was thinking, too.... Maybe it will finally stop now when he will be the leader :) Now we will need him more than ever and I hope he's ready for that! :)

linus
02-13-2007, 12:11 PM
Mario was really unlucky for DC after 2005 :sobbing:

but every country has its up-and-down for team battles. Ljubo has talked about his decision opinions about his DC career, maybe it means that Croa needs to do some change, so some losses dont be counted so seriously. especially our Mario was so... unlucky :hug:

when I saw Mario watching Marin' last rubber at ease and cheered for him, I got it that Mario knew what has happened and what he would do next year :angel:

chabela
02-14-2007, 12:04 AM
:sad:
I guess this is the end of a beautiful dream....
:sad:

I'm not sure about this. I hope Mario and Ivan will play double again in other tournament as they used to do. Perhaps Ivan would change his idea of this is his last Davis year, who knows?. I think Mario and Ivan have given all of them. It was not the best result, but sometimes you have to lose to improve.

Prpic: "Players played doubles like singles players"--> I think it's a captain's mistake. A captain mustn't criticize their players before others. Team's problems has to keep into the team.

The Mario's ill remember when I felt sick before my final exams :rolleyes:

:wavey:

vero
02-14-2007, 09:06 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking, too.... Maybe it will finally stop now when he will be the leader :) Now we will need him more than ever and I hope he's ready for that! :)
when I saw Mario watching Marin' last rubber at ease and cheered for him, I got it that Mario knew what has happened and what he would do next year :angel:
Comforting thoughts, girls :smooch: I do hope and I want to believe you're right... next year, luck will smile on Mario and Croatia :angel:
Btw linus, you saw Marin's match?? :cool: :) And your words are so positive for the next :)

linus
02-15-2007, 02:08 PM
Btw linus, you saw Marin's match?? :cool: :) And your words are so positive for the next :)
no no I am afraid there was something misread. i didnt mean Mario is sure to lead Croa to win next year. I just wanted to express that after such bad lucks of two years, he would have to take care of himself and get enough ready not only for time but also for body. since Mario isnt lack of fighting spirit, and if Ljubo is really tired of DC jobs, Mario has to take up more responsibility. Marin has such nice shots :hatoff: but he is so young especially his body is still developing :p

btw... yyeess... this year our TV chose to show the live tie of Germany vs Croatia so I can watch all the matches... while I didnt watch Ljubo vs Haas coz I was not interested. when watching Mario' matches, I could see my Marin from time to time, he took my heart away too easily :lol: when watching Marin' last rubber, I could see Mario from time to time :hug: he looked better than on court himself ;)

lovemario
02-15-2007, 06:21 PM
:sobbing: In my mind, it was supposed to be a nice weekend with great tennis and a happy end... but, oh well... such a pity Mario wasn't in good shape :awww: *sigh*

But pls, back pb for last year's QF, and a bad cold now... why the hell does Mario have that kind of bad luck with DC ties?? :(

Same here…what a disappointment http://www.ateaseweb.com/mb/style_emoticons/default/wtf.gif :banghead:

vero
02-21-2007, 03:51 PM
btw... yyeess... this year our TV chose to show the live tie of Germany vs Croatia so I can watch all the matches...
Good choice!! :yeah: I watched via the German channel DSF, but they didn't show Marin's match...

when watching Mario' matches, I could see my Marin from time to time, he took my heart away too easily :lol: when watching Marin' last rubber, I could see Mario from time to time :hug: he looked better than on court himself ;)
:lol: And were you more interested by Marin or by the match?! :aplot: :devil:

linus
02-24-2007, 09:32 AM
Good choice!! :yeah: I watched via the German channel DSF, but they didn't show Marin's match...
should it matter to you?! :aplot:

:lol: And were you more interested by Marin or by the match?! :aplot: :devil:
I thought Haas would control the court before the match coz I didnt think to a sports player, flu was just a joke :shrug: so the 1st rubber was kinda pain to watch...

when I heard the audios from Croa team' , to be frank, got shocked at once, each said what he wanted to say :eek: :devil: Captain insisted to play Mario, I guessed that Ljubo did make the team some change tho I was not very sure what it was. Ljubo played doubles this year but the partner wasnt Mario anymore :p how could I expect them to win over a new doubles champ pair? :aplot:

ok, Germany to win :p

as for my Marin... either no necessary to get a clear answer from me or this is not a suitable thread for me to go on :p

chabela
09-11-2007, 06:40 PM
Hi, this article (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6989490.stm) said that MARIO is not in the Croatian team, but yesterday, in other croat-article said that MARIO is begining to practice, who knows??, I hope Mario will be prudent :)



Ancic and Karlovic miss Cup clash

Mario Ancic and Ivo Karlovic have not been included in Croatia's squad to face Great Britain in the Davis Cup World Group qualifier at Wimbledon.
Ancic has a shoulder injury while big-serving Karlovic has not played for his country since 2005 because of a dispute with his federation.

Ivan Ljubicic leads the squad, which also includes Marin Cilic, Roko Karanusic and Lovro Zovko.

Teams can change two players before the tie, which begins on 21 September.

The absence of Ancic and Karlovic will boost Britain's hopes of qualifying for the World Group, which features the top 16 countries.

Ljubicic, currently ranked 12th, is a former world number three, but he has never got past the third round at Wimbledon and has gone out in the first round on four occasions.

Cilic, 19, is a rising star, ranked 119th in the world. He beat British number two Tim Henman in the first round at Queen's this year on his way to the quarter-finals.

The tie, to be played on Wimbledon's Court One, will be Henman's last competitive appearance before he retires.

Andy Murray, Jamie Murray and Jamie Baker make up the rest of captain John Lloyd's squad.

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other article. (http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/tenis/clanak/art-2007,9,11,dc_hts,89632.jl)

what doas Prpić: Ne bih si mogao oprostiti da se Ančiću stanje pogorša zbog igranja u Londonu mean?



Prpić nije prijavio, ali nije prekrižio Karlovića

Izbornik je spreman do posljednjeg trenutka čekati eventulanu promjenu stava Ive Karlovića


ZAGREB - Veliki obrat se nije dogodio. Komunikacija je ostala na sms i e-mail porukama. Goran Prpić je u utorak prijavio sastav bez Ive Karlovića u njemu. Ako se nešto ne promijeni u sljedećih tjedan dana, pobjedu u dvoboju s Velikom Britanijom i ostanak u Svjetskoj skupini Davis Cupa probat će izboriti Ivan Ljubičić, Marin Čilić, Roko Karanušić i Lovro Zovko.

- U ovoj situaciji nisam imao drugog izbora - objasnio je Prpić svoj izbor.

No, iako na popisu nema Marija Ančića i Ive Karlovića, nije nemoguće da se netko od njih ipak pojavi u Londonu. Kod Marija postoji velika želja da pomogne momčadi u paru, ako će to ikako biti u stanju.

- Takav odnos prema reprezentaciji za svaku je pohvalu. Znam da je Mario još uvijek vruć nakon što je čuo za Karlovićevu odluku. I on se, kao i svi mi, nadao da će se "Karlo" predomisliti i da će biti s nama u Wimbledonu. Ipak, zdravlje mu mora biti na prvom mjestu i treba dobro razmisliti o svom angažmanu u ovom meču. Ne bi trebao riskirati težu ozljedu - kaže Prpić.

Što se Karlovića tiče, Prpić ga nije prijavio, ali ga nije ni prekrižio

Ne znam što mogu više napraviti. Volio bih s njim razgovarati, ali ne odgovara na moje pozive. Mogu mu samo slati poruke preko medija. Želio bih da shvati važnost ovog meča za Davis Cup momčad i za hrvatski tenis. Želio bih da još jednom preispita svoje stavove i ako mu je imalo stalo do Davis Cupa da nam se priključi.

Teško je očekivati da će od Karlovića stići dobre vijesti i da će promijeniti mišljenje. Ohrabrujući za izbornika Prpića mogu biti pobjednički start Ljubičića i Čilića na ATP turniru u Pekingu, kao i činjenica da je Roko Karanušić prošlog tjedna u Donjecku osvojio prvi Challenger u karijeri. Možda će i u ovom sastavu hrvatski tenisači uspjeti pokvariti oproštaj Tima Henmana od tenisa.

Braća Murray Henmanu za oproštaj žele darovati pobjedu nad Hrvatskom pred ispunjenim tribinama terena 1 u Wimbledonu. Sva tri dana, svih 11.200 sjedalica je rasprodano. "Henmania" će još jednom, posljednji put tresti Wimbledon. Marin Čilić, Roko Karanušić i Lovro Zovko također će biti u posebnoj misiji. Pokušat će pomoći Ivanu Ljubičiću da se od reprezentacije oprosti na pobjednički način. A i Ivan bi mogao imati koristi. Možda će mu se kroz nastup u Davis Cupu vratiti osjećaj iz pobjedničke 2005. i katapultirati ga prema vrhu u završnici sezone, baš kao što je to bio slučaj i prije dvije godine.


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jitterbug
09-12-2007, 12:32 PM
Davis Cup or no Davis Cup, I don't want him to rush back into training unless his medical team is very sure that the injury can't be re-aggravated.