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04-05-2004, 12:26 PM
Denmark run the risk of being banned from next year's Davis Cup after pulling their team out of next weekend's match against Algeria.

The Europe-Africa Zone tie was due to be staged in Algiers from April 9-11, however security concerns have prompted the Danes to take extreme action.

Fearing that the match could be targeted by terrorists, the Dansk Tennis Forbund (Danish Tennis Federation) may now have to face the consequences of their decision.

The ITF could impose severe sanctions if they decide that the Danes have acted improperly.

According to ITF rules, the Danes will be unable to play in next year's tournament unless the governing body of world tennis decides that their withdrawal has come in exceptional circumstances.

Rule 16 of the Davis Cup states that: "If, after the draw has been made, any nation withdraws from the competition, that nation shall not be eligible to take part in the competition in the following year.

"In the case of a natural disaster or force majeure, the board of directors may resolve by a two-thirds majority that no penalty be imposed."

It is feasible that terrorists could see Denmark as a target, after their involvement in the past year's Gulf conflict.

They still have troops in Iraq, and those nations who have supported the incursion into the country have since found themselves targeted.

Spain, whose outgoing Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar backed the US mission, suffered atrocious losses in last month's morning rush-hour attacks on the Madrid train network.

As a result of Denmark's withdrawal, Algeria automatically advance to the second round of the Europe-Africa Zone competition, and they will play the winner of the Slovenia versus Poland tie which is also scheduled for April 9-11.

A mainly Muslim country, Algeria has emerged in the past 12 years as a breeding ground for terrorist organisations.

The ITF have reluctantly accepted Denmark's decision, saying that they have done so "with regret".

The organisation's Davis Cup Committee are due to meet in London on April 13, when the matter will be on the agenda.

Denmark may have to pay compensation to the Algerian Tennis Association, for loss of revenue, and the ITF also have the right to impose a fine.
Any other fans here? e.g. of Kristian Pless? Speaking of which... I wish he'd hurry up and get some points!

04-20-2004, 10:09 AM
This week we have....

(4)Kenneth Carlsen (DEN) vs Alex Kim (USA) :wavey:

04-22-2004, 09:00 AM
I think Denmark's choice to not play in Algeria was a wise one to make and it is sad that the country was punished for it.

Good luck in Bermuda, Kenneth! :)

- BUMP -

06-28-2004, 02:25 PM
Ahh poor Kenneth! 3rd round (Wimbledon) against Popp (whom I adore) and he lost :confused: . Not a bad result though, really...

07-22-2004, 11:51 AM
Two recent photos of Kristian. His current entry ranking is 581 :eek: so I guess things can only improve if he can maintain some form! :wavey:

07-22-2004, 09:17 PM
yeah, his ranking really dropped like a stone :rolleyes:
I still remember when he was in the Top 100!

BTW, good pictures :D

08-20-2004, 12:25 PM
Kristian got to the second round of Washington, where he fell to Agassi 4-6, 2-6. Not a bad score I guess :)

09-02-2004, 01:24 PM
Kristian df Guga 64 36 61 76
He plays Karol Beck next.

Some pics...

09-14-2004, 12:23 PM
Some other photos of Kristian Pless from the Olympics :)

Danish Dynamite
05-23-2005, 06:35 PM
Come on Kenneth. That Coria Boy is a joke - keep up the spirit and do the miracle....

We all remember 1993.....

07-22-2005, 12:25 PM

How's Kristian doing nowadays?

08-14-2005, 07:12 AM
Kristian made it to the semi final of Gramado (Challenger) this week.
(1)Flavio Saretta (BRA) d. (5)Kristian Pless (DEN) 7-6(6) 6-3

09-25-2005, 05:53 PM
I just want to say that Frederik Nielsen rocks! He's the real Danish star. Should be a good player on fast surfaces I think. I saw a few minutes of one of his match this year and he's definitely a smart player and very relaxed on court + he helped Kiiski to reach a challenger doubles semifinal. :worship:

10-30-2005, 01:27 AM
Wasn't Kristian injured for a while?

Anyway, I think it is harder for someone who accomplished alot as a junior to make it on the tour because of the weight of expectations on their shoulders.

01-09-2006, 08:50 AM
First round quallies, vs Spadea,,,, before he retired with his leg injury :sad:

02-01-2006, 02:00 AM
Kristian pulled out of Andrezieux this week, with abdominal pain...

Lisnard :mad:

03-19-2006, 09:11 AM
Pless and Simmonds earlier this month. I forget where :Oo

05-14-2007, 03:35 PM
Kristian, at the Australian Open 2007.

10-20-2007, 12:02 PM
Time to take this thread back!!!

Its Kolding-challenger-time! And Fredrik Nielsen in the semis!!!

01-25-2008, 02:53 PM
Some photos of Frederik Nielsen, practicing with Vliegen and Nieminen. Had no idea who he was, but when I found out, I found the shirt amusing.

01-25-2008, 08:44 PM
For old times sake, some shots of Kenneth Carlsson in LA in 2006. He was funny. His girlfriend was sitting at his match engrossed in a book and he was yelling some stuff at her in Danish and she replied, never looking up from her book and seeming slightly annoyed that she'd been disturbed!

03-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Where are all the danish fans??? Denmarks tennis is not so bad at all!

Pless was in finals this week in cherbourg, lost but still.

And players like Norby, Nielsen, Melskens, Pedersen are not that bad at all! Denmarks fans! Where are you! Come up and cheer for it! Yeah!

08-17-2008, 01:38 PM
no one writing here???

09-12-2010, 10:09 PM
Not looking good for Danish men's tennis. In two weeks, Pless will lose his last point. Freddie Nielsen is the last Dane standing on the ATP ranking then.

09-12-2010, 10:11 PM
i thought the danish men had some junior male player that was coming up

hans stentoft i believe his name was

09-12-2010, 10:23 PM
That boy is 16 y.o. Does anybody know who good he actually is?

09-14-2010, 07:28 AM
Not looking good for Danish men's tennis. In two weeks, Pless will lose his last point. Freddie Nielsen is the last Dane standing on the ATP ranking then.

At least they're doing better than Norwegian tennis, not that it is saying much.. lol

10-08-2010, 07:15 AM
Fredde Nielsen is doing well at moment
Orno will get his 1st 2 ranking points!!!

Where are Norby/Pedersen??? they were still young..good in doubles..where they are???

This Stentoft is fine but he will never go anywhere.

10-08-2010, 08:46 AM
I was just going to say that! Frederik Nielsen is a guy with a lot of potential I think! Will be interesting to follow him :)

10-08-2010, 11:14 AM
It is very obvious that Nielsen could become an ATP level doubles player, but he's 27 now and he still doesn't think about focusing on doubles. So good luck to him.

10-08-2010, 12:13 PM
nielsen still atleast holding things for the danish men, getting some preety good results lately

07-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Bump, Wimbledon Qtr final in doubles for the handsome and under rated nielsen :)

07-07-2012, 12:51 PM
freddie has made the finals of wimbledon

good luck to him

07-07-2012, 08:27 PM
Congrats to the Wimbledon champ!

07-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Freddie, this is insane.


07-08-2012, 12:58 AM
got support from caroline and rory on twitter for his run here

01-10-2013, 02:51 PM
i miss kristian pless.. any news about him?