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Come on Great Britain

Aleksa's Laydee
04-06-2004, 09:03 AM
we may not be in the world group bit (thanks to morocco :mad: )
but we're still playin this weekend

COME ON GREG, TIM, JON and ARVIND!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2004, 11:13 AM
Yeah good luck guys. I'm sure it'll go fine.:D

lilianspring
04-06-2004, 12:26 PM
Good luck to Tim and GB

Kristen
04-06-2004, 12:59 PM
Luxembourg right? The asses that beat my Finland!!!
GO TIM! GO ARVIND! Avenge that Finnish loss :sad:

Raquel
04-06-2004, 05:15 PM
Good Luck Team GB!! especially Tim :) Will Alex Bogdanovic be in the team? I honestly don't know any of the Luxembourg players, but I think we will win comfortably. Anyone know what surface this is on?

lilianspring
04-07-2004, 02:09 AM
Hey,Raquel,the following are the details on the website of Davis Cup

National Tennis Centre (CNT), Esch/Alzette, LUX
Stadium Capacity: 900
09 April - 11 April 2004
Day 1: 1200hrs (GMT 1000hrs)
Day 2: 1520hrs (GMT 1320hrs)
Day 3: 1100hrs (GMT 0900hrs)
Surface: Hard - Indoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Fort

Aleksa's Laydee
04-07-2004, 05:19 PM
Luxembourg right? The asses that beat my Finland!!!
GO TIM! GO ARVIND! Avenge that Finnish loss :sad:

yeh i know that was so rude :mad: hehe


no alex isnt in the team :( its greg, tim, arvind and jonathan :D

Jim Jones
04-08-2004, 01:03 PM
Good Luck Team GB!! especially Tim :) Will Alex Bogdanovic be in the team? I honestly don't know any of the Luxembourg players, but I think we will win comfortably. Anyone know what surface this is on?

Gilles Muller was a junior champ at U.S Open & was a finalist at junior Aussie Open. At 6'5 he has a huge serve & is close to being in top 100.

Raquel
04-08-2004, 11:52 PM
Greg won't be playing singles, Arvind will

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/3610977.stm

LUXEMBOURG v GB SCHEDULE
Friday singles (1100 BST)
Muller v Parmar
Kremer v Henman
Saturday doubles (1420 BST)
Muller/Scheidweiler v Henman/Rusedski
Sunday singles (1000 BST)
Muller v Henman
Kremer v Parmar

Rusedski sits out singles

DAVIS CUP EURO-AFRICAN ZONE

Luxembourg v GB
Friday 9 April - Sunday 11 April

Greg Rusedski will play just the doubles rubber of Great Britain's Davis Cup tie in Luxembourg.
Arvind Parmar takes his place in the singles, kicking off the tie against Luxembourg number one Gilles Muller.

Tim Henman will play Gilles Kremer and then he and Rusedski will play Muller and Mike Scheidweiler in the doubles.

Rusedski will be playing in his first competitive event since being cleared of a drugs offence by an ATP anti-doping tribunal.

GB team captain Jeremy Bates defended his decision to keep Rusedski back for the doubles, saying: "Arvind has had one of his best ever starts to the year, winning one Challenger tournament and getting to the semi-final of another.

"He deserves his opportunity and we come here with a very strong team.

"Greg is half of a proven doubles partnership with Tim Henman and the fact he will come into play on Saturday feeling fresh is a tremendous boost for us."

Rusedski said he respected Bates' decision to rest him.

"I have no problems with the decision Jeremy has made but I'm feeling very fresh and looking forward to starting in the doubles," said the 30-year-old.

"It's a great feeling to put all the problems of the last few months behind me and get back to what you do best. It feels as though a great weight has been lifted from me."

Aleksa's Laydee
04-09-2004, 12:49 PM
yeh, come on arvind!!!
5th set of the 1st match
come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
04-09-2004, 04:20 PM
yay he won

tis 1-1 now

bluepastures
04-09-2004, 04:20 PM
Gilles Kremer is also the younger sister of Anne (I looked up her profile in the 2004 media guide), formerly in the top 50 on the WTA tour, and just returning from a serious injury. I think he did better than expected against Henman, despite losing in straight sets.
Compact, but it looked like an atmospheric venue. Reminds me of Filderstadt, where they hold a WTA event.

Jim Jones
04-09-2004, 05:59 PM
Actually Gilles Kremer is her brother not sister

plum_juice10
04-09-2004, 08:40 PM
Well done to Tim...unlucky unfortunately that Arvind lost...oh well...better luck next time.

Good luck Tom and Greg in the doubles tomorrow!

Aleksa's Laydee
04-10-2004, 06:12 PM
Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski won the doubles rubber to put Britain 2-1 up in their Davis Cup tie against Luxembourg.
The British pair enjoyed a comfortable 6-4 7-6 (9/7) 6-3 win over Gilles Muller and Mike Scheidweiler.

Rusedski showed few signs of rustiness in his first match since January after being cleared of a doping offence.

Luxembourg had set point in the second set but British pair averted the danger and broke straight away in the third set to win in just under two hours.

Luxembourg earned just one break point in the match, and that did not come until towards the end of the third set.

But Henman and Rusedski had trouble penetrating their opponents' serve and had Luxembourg been able to convert their set point in the second set, things could have proved a lot trickier for the British pair.

Rusedski was palpably relieved to have got his comeback under way.

I think I'm more relaxed out there now

Greg Rusedski

"You can practise all you want but it is different being in a match situation," said the 30-year-old Briton.

"It's been an extremely long time since I have enjoyed a tennis match so much," added Rusedski, who last competitive match was at the Australian Open.

"I felt emotional out there because it's taken such a long time but now everything has been put behind me.

"I knew I had to keep those emotions inside and get on with the match but it was pretty comfortable out there."

Henman also felt that he and Rusedski had gelled well.

"It seems that Greg and I click well together and we felt confident coming into the match," said the 29-year-old British number one.

"We knew we just had to be professional and that was the key. The second set was tight but we always felt we had enough to win."

Aleksa's Laydee
04-10-2004, 06:15 PM
:bounce: :dance: :woohoo: :yippee: :banana: :sport: :aparty:

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
greggie!!! :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
04-11-2004, 11:02 AM
WE WON!!!! wahoooo
gregs now playing the dead rubber

Tim Henman beat Gilles Muller to clinch victory for Great Britain in their Davis Cup tie against Luxembourg.
Henman won 7-6 6-2 6-1 to put Britain 3-1 up with just one rubber remaining.

The British number one was broken early in the match and Muller served for the first set and then had two set points on Henman's next serve.

But Henman came through the scare and won the subsequent tie-break before cruising to victory in his third-straight match of the weekend.

ae wowww
08-31-2004, 08:41 PM
Team GB playing Austria in September... should be a fun tie to follow... Murray and Bogdanovic in the team... as well as T&G - clay tie against likes of koubek and melzer... two good singles players: murray very good upcoming junior, may not play but bogdanovic not long ago got kicked out the LTA squads, but since winning the manchester challenger, has 'prooved' his committment to petchey and bates... or they just know they need him... i hope he plays, he showed us what he can do against australia in 2003 feb tie, thats for sure!
lets see Great Britain back in the world group, and tim win his first WG match yeah!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-01-2004, 02:26 PM
BOGGIE MADE THE TEAM :D:D:D :woohoo: :woohoo:

ae wowww
09-19-2004, 09:17 PM
I don't think they can risk playing Greg on Friday, the doubles will be crucial and Tim & Greg must play together at their best, to give GB the chance of taking the tie. Greg is not match fit and if he has a long 5 setter, on heavy clay on Friday, he won't be at his best for the doubles. There is also the risk of him picking up an injury on Friday (or maybe he's got a slight one anyway as why did he lose in straight sets in Delray?) So they need to maybe forgo one rubber on the first day. Thats always supposing Tim can win his rubber on Friday which is no forgone conclusion, this clay won't be like the French and he lost to Melzer earlier this year. We also don't know who will be playing first until the draw - Its going to be a very tricky tie and if it comes down to a live fifth rubber, goodness knows who Bates will put in, probably Greg if he hasn't played the two previous days. If he has played on Friday & Sat, he's said himself he can't play 5-setters 3 days in a row and his form of late backs that up. What has Mackin done recently?, probably not much or he would have been selected for the team. At least Murray is coming off a big win and his best surface is clay, he looks as if he has the stomach for the big matches so give him a chance, what have we to lose. If he's going to be beset by nerves it doesn't bode well for the future but hopefully he'll shine, You have to play 5 set matches sometime, Tim hadn't played a 5 set match until he beat Kafelnikov at Wimbledon in 96.

http://sport.independent.co.uk/tennis/story.jsp?story=563380
http://sport.guardian.co.uk/tennis/theobserver/story/0,10541,1308041,00.html

ae wowww
09-24-2004, 04:20 PM
There is a cracking DC tie going on between France and Spain in the semis on Xtra. For the neutral it might be a great watch.
Mathieu has put france one up by beating Moya, and Santaro is on serve with Ferrero in the first. Remember, france have their number one Grosjean missing. It just shows great strength in depth in French tennis at the moment, Something we don't have.

*Ljubica*
09-24-2004, 04:41 PM
There is a cracking DC tie going on between France and Spain in the semis on Xtra. For the neutral it might be a great watch.
Mathieu has put france one up by beating Moya, and Santaro is on serve with Ferrero in the first. Remember, france have their number one Grosjean missing. It just shows great strength in depth in French tennis at the moment, Something we don't have.

Have to admit I would choose to watch Spain v France everytime!!! I also promised to record Juan-Carlos Ferrero's matches for a German friend of mine who is a huge J-C fan, so makes sense to keep my eye on the match (and the tape) at the same time.

ae wowww
09-24-2004, 05:35 PM
Stefan starts vs. tim at 9:30 am early or what!! then jürgen
whats gonna happen with dubs??

*Ljubica*
09-24-2004, 08:46 PM
Stefan starts vs. tim at 9:30 am early or what!! then jürgen
whats gonna happen with dubs??

Does anyone know if BBC are covering it from that ridiculous hour or not?

Wulfram
09-24-2004, 08:53 PM
Does anyone know if BBC are covering it from that ridiculous hour or not?

Coverage will start at 9am, apparently.

*Ljubica*
09-24-2004, 08:56 PM
Coverage will start at 9am, apparently.

Thanks Wulfram :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2004, 05:49 PM
Shame the light stopped it....we had to watch the weakest link instead of tennis :rolleyes:

MissKoubek1981
09-25-2004, 05:58 PM
Shame the light stopped it....we had to watch the weakest link instead of tennis :rolleyes:

Yes, was that exciting! Great doubles game!