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Will PHM complete his hat-trick of 5th-rubber losses against the Russians?

silverwhite
04-08-2007, 03:37 PM
2002 - Youzhny
2005 - Andreev
2007 - Safin?

Vote!

jazar
04-08-2007, 03:38 PM
i would vote but there is no poll. but yes he will.

jazar
04-08-2007, 03:39 PM
now its there. it mysteriously appears.

Bilbo
04-08-2007, 03:39 PM
choking time for PHM

silverwhite
04-08-2007, 03:41 PM
now its there. it mysteriously appears.

When you create a poll, you have to submit the thread first before entering the poll options.

BaselineSmash
04-08-2007, 03:42 PM
No. He's due some Davis Cup glory, and no better way for him to put some demons to bed than by taking out the Russians in the fifth. That said, Safin is a bigger hurdle than Youzhny, assuming he produces some good stuff, which he usually does in Davis Cup.

GlennMirnyi
04-08-2007, 03:47 PM
Choke-time!

danton
04-08-2007, 03:51 PM
He's playing Safin! I would love to see this match. Damn you SKY Sports! Safin has been shakey this year and PHM has shown some signs of dealing with his demons - could be awesome.

gusman890
04-08-2007, 03:53 PM
Safin is playing instead of youzney?

Rosa Luxembourg
04-08-2007, 03:53 PM
so Safin playing in this match means Tarp was really desperate to find a player or he was playing mind games all along?

GlennMirnyi
04-08-2007, 03:55 PM
Safin is playing instead of youzney?

Yeah.

danton
04-08-2007, 03:57 PM
Go to the DAvis cup site and get the live score to follow currently with 1 game all and PHM just about to hold his serve for 2-1

mashamaniac
04-08-2007, 04:04 PM
for sure he'll win it...allez Paul!!

Rogiman
04-08-2007, 04:05 PM
C'mon PHM, bore the braindead overrated russian to death!

Mateya
04-08-2007, 05:48 PM
I am afraid so :scared: :confused:

If there will be "real" Safin :cool: on court, then poor PHM...
However, ALEEEEEEEEZZZ Paulo! :)

JBdV
04-08-2007, 06:10 PM
It wasn't meant to be this year, still good he won a rubber though

Truc
04-08-2007, 06:13 PM
Yes, it has nothing to do with him crumbling under the pressure this time, he is just not good enough today to beat Safin playing (and serving) like that, not a shame and no reason to feel crushed by this match.

kobulingam
04-08-2007, 06:14 PM
This is not about PHM, this is about Safin. Safin is the stud of the Davis Cup world.

JBdV
04-08-2007, 06:16 PM
Right, this defeat doesn't even compare to the previous 2. PHM simply lost to a better player who was on fire today. Congrats to Safin and to Russia.

fadou
04-08-2007, 06:29 PM
I am afraid so :scared: :confused:

If there will be "real" Safin :cool: on court, then poor PHM...
However, ALEEEEEEEEZZZ Paulo! :)

unfortunately for paulo, it was the "real safin": he was solid and didn't let a little chance to paulo

it was a great match

Burrow
04-08-2007, 06:53 PM
Right, this defeat doesn't even compare to the previous 2. PHM simply lost to a better player who was on fire today. Congrats to Safin and to Russia.

If Safin was on fire today what was he like in the us open final 2000?????? :confused:

MariaV
04-08-2007, 07:14 PM
If Safin was on fire today what was he like in the us open final 2000?????? :confused:

Marat said he was surprised himself that he could play so well.
And Sasha Volkov DID compare this match to the USO final 2000. :o :o
That was great no doubt but PHM wasn't exactly Sampras to be honest. :o
Anyway, sorry for PHM, he deserves a :hug:.