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Davis Cup WG playoffs drawn

scoobs
04-11-2007, 10:48 AM
Australia (s) v Serbia (c)*

Austria (s) (c) v Brazil

Belarus (s) v Peru (c)*

Chile (s) v Israel (c)*

Croatia (s) v Great Britain (c)*

Czech Republic (s) (c) v Switzerland

Romania (s) v Japan (c)*

Slovak Republic (s) (c)* v Korea, Rep.

Key
(s) = seeded nation
(c) = choice of ground
* = choice of ground decided by lot

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 10:49 AM
Croatia at home :rocker2:

Let's hope Ljubicic comes out of DC retirement for it :D

scoobs
04-11-2007, 10:52 AM
Serbia will probably be promoted.
Austria should be okay
Belarus will probably survive
Chile should win that one
Very tough tie between Croatia and GB
Also tough between Czechs and Swiss but if Federer plays, tie over
Romania look safe
Slovaks should win that one.

2 or perhaps 3 of those ties look truly competitive.

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 10:54 AM
Drat. I can't watch the tie since it'd be in Serbia :sad:

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 10:54 AM
Croatia at home :rocker2:

Let's hope Ljubicic comes out of DC retirement for it :D

He will play.

t0x
04-11-2007, 10:56 AM
Out of all of the countries we could of drawn... I wanted to avoid Chile and Croatia. Ah well, it's going to be a very tough tie!

JMG
04-11-2007, 11:03 AM
Horna should win both matches and Miranda 1.

Action Jackson
04-11-2007, 11:08 AM
Peru should try and recruit an Argie to play for them. Horna should be able to win both his matches and it could be bye bye Belarus.

Federer will be playing in the Czech Republic this time to keep them in the WG

Duleml
04-11-2007, 11:10 AM
Peru should try and recruit an Argie to play for them. Horna should be able to win both his matches and it could be bye bye Belarus.

Federer will be playing in the Czech Republic this time to keep them in the WG

Federer is a pussy...instead of helping his team advance more and more he only plays to keep them in...thats a huge unrespect

Duleml
04-11-2007, 11:11 AM
Drat. I can't watch the tie since it'd be in Serbia :sad:

well i can :devil: I hope it gets to be in Arena in front of 20.000 people...and they put clay :devil: :devil:

Clay :devil: :devil: :devil: :wavey:

JustJames
04-11-2007, 11:12 AM
Croatia? Who?

:scared:


Andy Murray will take out Ljubichoke in 3 easy sets and James Ward, making his first Davis Cup appearance, will take Ancic in a thrilling 5 set encounter, in which Ancic blows 17 match points... :tape:

Horatio Caine
04-11-2007, 11:16 AM
Croatia!!!!!!!! :devil: :fiery: :drool: :lick:

Plea to John Lloyd...find a grass court and plant Ljubo on it :devil: No need to worry about Winter cold setting in...hire some patio heaters and dot them around the court :banana:

Very difficult tie...Croatia was one of about 3 for us to avoid (given that we probably won't win) but a nice tie to attend...I can probably only attend doubles (might consider Sunday), but that is still good :D

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 11:19 AM
well i can :devil: I hope it gets to be in Arena in front of 20.000 people...and they put clay :devil: :devil:

Clay :devil: :devil: :devil: :wavey:

Hahaha.. enjoy it :wavey:

Action Jackson
04-11-2007, 11:19 AM
Federer is a pussy...instead of helping his team advance more and more he only plays to keep them in...thats a huge unrespect

I am not saying it's right, but he will do that.

As for Serbia, time to roll out the heavy clay.

JustJames
04-11-2007, 11:21 AM
Croatia!!!!!!!! :devil: :fiery: :drool: :lick:

Plea to John Lloyd...find a grass court and plant Ljubo on it :devil: No need to worry about Winter cold setting in...hire some patio heaters and dot them around the court :banana:

Very difficult tie...Croatia was one of about 3 for us to avoid (given that we probably won't win) but a nice tie to attend...I can probably only attend doubles (might consider Sunday), but that is still good :D

Plea No. 2 To John Lloyd: Keep the tie in the North (i.e no souther than Birmingham)...the atmosphere is a world apart from that at the likes of Eastbourne (e.g the crowd was v.quite during the Israel match). North = Noisier, more passionate and rowdy :D

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 11:24 AM
Plea No. 2 To John Lloyd: Keep the tie in the North (i.e no souther than Birmingham)...the atmosphere is a world apart from that at the likes of Eastbourne (e.g the crowd was v.quite during the Israel match). North = Noisier, more passionate and rowdy :D
:yeah:

Byrd
04-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Ljubicic is retired and ancic might still be out by then, so could be an easy GB tie.

Horatio Caine
04-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Plea No. 2 To John Lloyd: Keep the tie in the North (i.e no souther than Birmingham)...the atmosphere is a world apart from that at the likes of Eastbourne (e.g the crowd was v.quite during the Israel match). North = Noisier, more passionate and rowdy :D

:haha:

Really not sure what we can do to beat Ljubicic (and Ancic) to be honest. :scared:

We played India in Nottingham (on grass) in 1998, but that was a fairly low-key tie (even for a WG qualifying round). For this tie, we should be trying to pull a huge crowd (10,000+). Birmingham NEC is the obvious choice (great atmosphere, and Murray conceded that it was the best crowd he'd played in front of) but we'd have to play it indoors, and Ljubo is incredibly tough to beat under a roof :scared: We're probably best going for a slow indoor hardcourt as it will suit Murray more out of the Brits...he has a more realistic chance of beating both Croats whilst Henman will look like a :retard: against Ljubo :tape: Doubles will be VERY interesting...we shouldn't use Murray for all 3 rubbers but if we're going to have a hope of winning that rubber, we need him to partner his brother imo. Really, we need Greg for Saturday :awww: :sobbing:

Murray v Ancic - 1-0 GBR
Henman v Ljubicic :tape: - 1-1
Murray / Murray v Ljubicic / Ancic - 2-1 CRO most likely
Murray v Ljubicic - 2-2 possible :awww:
Henman v Ancic - 3-2 GBR :devil:

Doubles is key imo :sad:

Horatio Caine
04-11-2007, 11:31 AM
Ljubicic is retired and ancic might still be out by then, so could be an easy GB tie.

Ljubicic is more than likely to be playing, and Ancic is likely to be playing by then (but not necessarily in-form). If Karlovic manages to settle his differences with the Croatian tennis federation, he will be a nasty opponent indoors. :help:

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 11:32 AM
I never thought I'd say this but I'd almost be tempted to stick the tie on clay, depending how Muzza does in the upcoming clay court season :tape:

Do we have any clay courts? :lol:

JustJames
04-11-2007, 11:36 AM
:haha:

Really not sure what we can do to beat Ljubicic (and Ancic) to be honest. :scared:

We played India in Nottingham (on grass) in 1998, but that was a fairly low-key tie (even for a WG qualifying round). For this tie, we should be trying to pull a huge crowd (10,000+). Birmingham NEC is the obvious choice (great atmosphere, and Murray conceded that it was the best crowd he'd played in front of) but we'd have to play it indoors, and Ljubo is incredibly tough to beat under a roof :scared: We're probably best going for a slow indoor hardcourt as it will suit Murray more out of the Brits...he has a more realistic chance of beating both Croats whilst Henman will look like a :retard: against Ljubo :tape: Doubles will be VERY interesting...we shouldn't use Murray for all 3 rubbers but if we're going to have a hope of winning that rubber, we need him to partner his brother imo. Really, we need Greg for Saturday :awww: :sobbing:

Murray v Ancic - 1-0 GBR
Henman v Ljubicic :tape: - 1-1
Murray / Murray v Ljubicic / Ancic - 2-1 CRO most likely
Murray v Ljubicic - 2-2 possible :awww:
Henman v Ancic - 3-2 GBR :devil:

Doubles is key imo :sad:

Definitely, the team who wins that is likely to take the tie.

However I think that with J Muzza, as long as we can form a reasonable partnership (likely to be Henman or A Murray, I've not seen any of Auckland...so can't really comment on his suitability) we will stand a chance.

JustJames
04-11-2007, 11:37 AM
I never thought I'd say this but I'd almost be tempted to stick the tie on clay, depending how Muzza does in the upcoming clay court season :tape:

Do we have any clay courts? :lol:

We have 3 shale courts at my club... :lol:

And Southport is close by, so I'll go get a few tonnes of sand.... :cool:

Nadie
04-11-2007, 11:44 AM
Belarus playing in Peru :scared: :devil:

stupid lot :rolleyes: :o :lol:

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 11:48 AM
We have 3 shale courts at my club... :lol:

And Southport is close by, so I'll go get a few tonnes of sand.... :cool:
Good lad ;)

Leave a big hole in the court somewhere so Ljubicic can fall down it and we never have to put up with his whinging bald head again :yippee:

Action Jackson
04-11-2007, 11:51 AM
Peru have to be smart about location. Play Belarus at sea level and not altitude, as that will help the Beast's serve.

JustJames
04-11-2007, 11:51 AM
Good lad ;)

Leave a big hole in the court somewhere so Ljubicic can fall down it and we never have to put up with his whinging bald head again :yippee:

That can be arranged... ;) [I'm good friends with Bob..our 70 year old groundsman :D ...He will serve his country..Lol. ]

scoobs
04-11-2007, 11:52 AM
GB playing a home DC tie on clay? I don't think I'll live to see the day :)

Yappa
04-11-2007, 11:55 AM
Why is everybody so sure that Ljubicic will play? You think that since he didn't expect to lose against Germany, he'll come back? Or did he already declare that he would play?

JustJames
04-11-2007, 11:56 AM
Why is everybody so sure that Ljubicic will play? You think that since he didn't expect to lose against Germany, he'll come back? Or did he already declare that he would play?

Has he hinted that he won't be playing D-C again?

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 11:59 AM
That can be arranged... ;) [I'm good friends with Bob..our 70 year old groundsman :D ...He will serve his country..Lol. ]
:cool:

He'd also be serving every tennis fan by getting rid of Ljubicic ;)
GB playing a home DC tie on clay? I don't think I'll live to see the day :)
:lol:

Seems the best option to me :shrug: not sure we could do a grass court in September, and even if we could I'm not convinced we'd have much chance on it, unless Henman all of a sudden came into some great form.

MarcM
04-11-2007, 12:10 PM
Read this lol.
http://www.skysports.com/skysports/article/0,,1-1260133,00.html

Skysports have the draw completely round the wrong way, they think we're off to Croatia.
Same with the rest of the draw.

Yappa
04-11-2007, 12:13 PM
No wonder. If you don't pay close attention, then you don't realize that it's

Seeded country vs Unseeded country instead of Home country vs Away country

Has he hinted that he won't be playing D-C again?

Well, he said that he would retire from the DC, but maybe he meant after this season, so he might play this tie.

Ferrero Forever
04-11-2007, 12:19 PM
Drat. I can't watch the tie since it'd be in Serbia :sad:

I know, DAMN IT!!! I loved going to the Davis Cup tie last year, and it's probably the last time in ages Australia will play a half decent team. Welcome to the world group Serbia!

Ferrero Forever
04-11-2007, 12:24 PM
Would somebody mind telling me what the hell is going on, has the sky sports site got it wrong and have i gotten my hopes up for nothing, or is the daviscup.com site wrong? Is this tie going to be in Australia or Serbia?

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 12:26 PM
I'm pretty sure DavisCup.com is right. BBC got their info the wrong way round but corrected it later.

fanancic
04-11-2007, 12:29 PM
Very difficult draw for croatia... it will be played in GB isnt it?Ljubicic said that he will play in september fr the play off but it will be his last match... Mario has now mononucleosis but i think that in september it xill be ended and that he will be ready... it will be very difficult, i hope that croatia will win:eek: :sad:

Jimnik
04-11-2007, 12:34 PM
Croatia (s) v Great Britain (c)*

Czech Republic (s) (c) v Switzerland

Romania (s) v Japan (c)*

I mean this is just typical of Davis Cup draws. You get two strong teams like Croatia and Britain drawing eachother, each with two top 50 players. Then you get Romania and Japan, who have a combined total of zero top 100 players. Japan doesn't even have a top 200 player. Come September, Pavel might also be outside the top 200, so it looks like we'll almost certainly have one team in the world group without any top 200 players. :scratch:

Yappa
04-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Very difficult draw for croatia... it will be played in GB isnt it?Ljubicic said that he will play in september fr the play off but it will be his last match... Mario has now mononucleosis but i think that in september it xill be ended and that he will be ready... it will be very difficult, i hope that croatia will win:eek: :sad:

Thx for the clarification. My bad then for first assuming that he wouldn't play anymore.

shotgun
04-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Some very interesting ties.

Serbia should put up clay against Australia and Djokovic should win his two singles rubbers, but Serbia lacks another quality player on clay so Hewitt and Gooch could level up the tie. Doubles would be key.

Slovakia and Austria should advance without problems.

Romania and Chile should advance even though they will be playing away.

Switzerland should win if Federer shows up, and lose otherwise.

Croatia will be the favourites if they get Ljubicic and Ancic in full fitness.

Looking forward to seeing a decisive fifth rubber between Ivan "El Chino" Miranda and Vladimir "The Vladiator" Voltchkov. :lol:

*Viva Chile*
04-11-2007, 01:05 PM
can anyone explain to me what the hell means "choice of ground decided by lot"?

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 01:07 PM
can anyone explain to me what the hell means "choice of ground decided by lot"?

It means the two teams have never played each other before, hence the host country would be decided by drawing lots. After this, if they meet each other again it would just be on a rotational basis like usual. Eg: GB have never played Croatia, so they drew lots and GB won. If GB and Croatia play each other again, the tie would be held in Croatia, and so on.

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Croatia!!!!!!!! :devil: :fiery: :drool: :lick:

Plea to John Lloyd...find a grass court and plant Ljubo on it :devil: No need to worry about Winter cold setting in...hire some patio heaters and dot them around the court :banana:

Very difficult tie...Croatia was one of about 3 for us to avoid (given that we probably won't win) but a nice tie to attend...I can probably only attend doubles (might consider Sunday), but that is still good :D

If you put grass,then you are the favourites.
Ljubo on grass = :help:
+ Ancic may not be fully fit.

*Viva Chile*
04-11-2007, 01:11 PM
It means the two teams have never played each other before, hence the host country would be decided by drawing lots. After this, if they meet each other again it would just be on a rotational basis like usual. Eg: GB have never played Croatia, so they drew lots and GB won. If GB and Croatia play each other again, the tie would be held in Croatia, and so on.

thanks, I missunderstood "ground" with "surface" :lol:

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 01:12 PM
thanks, I missunderstood "ground" with "surface" :lol:

Yeah I thought that too the first time I saw the draw :lol:

scoobs
04-11-2007, 01:14 PM
drawing lots - making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn

Just a way of settling something by chance - like flipping a coin, etc.

Jimnik
04-11-2007, 01:16 PM
Australia (s) v Serbia (c)*
It will be on clay. Hewitt might win a match, Australia might win the doubles but Serbia will win the tie.
1-3

Austria (s) (c) v Brazil
Probably outdoor hard or indoor carpet. Brazil will do well to win a rubber.
3-0

Belarus (s) v Peru (c)*
Clay obviously. Mirnyi might beat the Peruvian #2 and win the doubles but everything else should go Peru's way.
2-3

Chile (s) v Israel (c)*
Outdoor hard, as with all of Israel's home ties. The doubles is the only chance they have of winning a rubber.
3-0

Croatia (s) v Great Britain (c)*
If they're smart, they'll pick grass. Henman would actually stand a good chance against Ljubicic and Murray should be a tough match-up for Ancic. They should be able to clinch the tie in the reverse singles.
2-3

Czech Republic (s) (c) v Switzerland
Indoor carpet most likely. If they can convince Stepanek to play, it should come down to the doubles. Although Hernych would also have a good chance against Wawrinka.
1-3

Romania (s) v Japan (c)*
It should be the fastest indoor carpet court. Soeda and Suzuki would fancy their chances against Pavel and Hanescu. Could be very interesting.
3-2

Slovak Republic (s) (c)* v Korea, Rep.
Probably indoor clay but it doesn't matter. Lee's strengths/weaknesses are about the same as Hrbaty's and the Korean #2 is completely useless.
3-1

Turbosupermario
04-11-2007, 01:16 PM
If you put grass,then you are the favourites.
Ljubo on grass = :help:
+ Ancic may not be fully fit.

But Karlovic on grass = top ten player.

nicole_s
04-11-2007, 01:22 PM
I'm sure that ljubo and mario will be fit in september,but if britain puts grass we could have problems because of ljubo so good solution would be karlovic and ancic in doubles (but we cant never be sure in karlovics participation in davis cup :mad: ).it will be hard,but we can do it. :music:

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 01:24 PM
I'm sure that ljubo and mario will be fit in september,but if britain puts grass we could have problems because of ljubo so good solution would be karlovic and ancic in doubles (but we cant never be sure in karlovics participation in davis cup :mad: ).it will be hard,but we can do it. :music:

Are you serious? :scratch:

(that's an honest question)

nicole_s
04-11-2007, 01:38 PM
Are you serious? :scratch:

(that's an honest question)

yeah,I think that karlovic and ancic could be a better combination on grass than ljubo and ancic.

El-Mosquito
04-11-2007, 01:41 PM
When will the venues be announced? For the GB-Croatia tie especially?

croat123
04-11-2007, 01:45 PM
ljubo is playing, he announced that last week. don't know why some people are saying that he might not.
and mario should be fine by september and he sounds eager to fight his way back up to the top, so i'm not too worried :)

tcorinna
04-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Romania (s) v Japan (c)*
It should be the fastest indoor carpet court. Soeda and Suzuki would fancy their chances against Pavel and Hanescu. Could be very interesting.
3-2



:wavey: I think that Pavel and Hanescu have the first chance but also that the doubles team can make the diference in Romania's favour :)

I'm sorry that they are not playing in Romania ... because I cannot go to Japan :(

Bloodletting
04-11-2007, 02:46 PM
Peru have to be smart about location. Play Belarus at sea level and not altitude, as that will help the Beast's serve.

they will be. They always play at the beach resort of Asia, near Lima

Sandra
04-11-2007, 02:53 PM
Romania (s) v Japan (c)*
It should be the fastest indoor carpet court. Soeda and Suzuki would fancy their chances against Pavel and Hanescu. Could be very interesting.
3-2

It will be 3-0 for Romania after the first two days :wavey:

WG here we come again :smoke:

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2007, 03:14 PM
Max will get Belarus through this one again. Saturday should end with 2-1 Belarus and Max will clinch the tie.

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 03:22 PM
Australia (s) v Serbia (c)*

Austria (s) (c) v Brazil

Belarus (s) v Peru (c)*

Chile (s) v Israel (c)*

Croatia (s) v Great Britain (c)*

Czech Republic (s) (c) v Switzerland

Romania (s) v Japan (c)*

Slovak Republic (s) (c)* v Korea, Rep.

My tie winner predictions:

Serbia over Australia. (HEWITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! YEAHHHHHH! WOO!)
Austria over Brazil (Why are Brazil here again...? Saretta? Mello? Alves? WTF?! Kuerten is useless too ATM... 5-0 for Austria.)
Belarus over Peru. (Mirnyi v Horna!)
Chile over Israel. (Gonzalez...! LOL)
Croatia over Great Britain. (Ljubicic v Murray = SIMPLY ORGASMIC as Stewie would say :yeah:)
Switzerland over Czech Republic. (Federer will win both of his singles rubbers, but there are a lot of great Czech doubles players. I am basing Switzerland's victory solely on the assumption that Wawrinka plays. He will beat Stepanek or whatever joke Czech singles player they use, whereas Berdych will probably beat Wawrinka. All in all I think it'll be a very close tie.)
Romania over Japan. (Sorry Suzuki and co. Pavel's crew will be too much.)
Slovak Republic over Korea. (The only (just barely) entertaining match in this tie will be Hrbaty v Lee... Slovak Republic will win, but sheesh... boring tie!)

Drat. I can't watch the tie since it'd be in Serbia

:confused: What are you talking about? They'll broadcast it on Seven. They broadcast Australia v Switzerland (which was away), and also Australia v Argentina (which was also away). Don't worry, they'll televise it. :yeah:

Federer is a pussy...instead of helping his team advance more and more he only plays to keep them in...thats a huge unrespect

It's amazing how uncommon common sense is nowadays. Ever thought that maybe Federer would want to give the other guys (like Chiudinelli and Bohli) a chance? They need the match practice against the higher-ranked players. Sheesh... Being thoughtful now deems you a pussy? What the hell is this world coming to?

Plea to John Lloyd...find a grass court and plant Ljubo on it

Croatia definitely have the stronger squad in terms of players (Ljubicic, Ancic, Karlovic and Karanusic are their top players), but if they're playing away at Great Britain on a grass court I think the Brits have a very good chance. Jamie Murray is a moderate doubles player and he'll probably be paired up with his brother (adding up to a so-so doubles partnership if not below average), but then again luckily for the Brits Croatia have virtually no good doubles players anyway (at least as far as rankings tell). I'm certain GB will take the doubles if it's on grass. Murray > Ljubicic, Henman > Ljubicic. Easily. Adds to all three necessary rubbers for GB. Ancic is pretty good on grass but he won't be enough. So my prediction if tie is played on grass: Great Britain def Croatia 3-2 (I reckon Ancic will win a rubber for Croatia, and Lloyd will probably let Jamie play the dead rubber. I can't see Jamie beating Karlovic, and I see his chances to beat Karanusic as very slim).

:haha:

Really not sure what we can do to beat Ljubicic (and Ancic) to be honest. :scared:

We played India in Nottingham (on grass) in 1998, but that was a fairly low-key tie (even for a WG qualifying round). For this tie, we should be trying to pull a huge crowd (10,000+). Birmingham NEC is the obvious choice (great atmosphere, and Murray conceded that it was the best crowd he'd played in front of) but we'd have to play it indoors, and Ljubo is incredibly tough to beat under a roof :scared: We're probably best going for a slow indoor hardcourt as it will suit Murray more out of the Brits...he has a more realistic chance of beating both Croats whilst Henman will look like a :retard: against Ljubo :tape: Doubles will be VERY interesting...we shouldn't use Murray for all 3 rubbers but if we're going to have a hope of winning that rubber, we need him to partner his brother imo. Really, we need Greg for Saturday :awww: :sobbing:

Murray v Ancic - 1-0 GBR
Henman v Ljubicic :tape: - 1-1
Murray / Murray v Ljubicic / Ancic - 2-1 CRO most likely
Murray v Ljubicic - 2-2 possible :awww:
Henman v Ancic - 3-2 GBR :devil:

Doubles is key imo :sad:

Nah. You're being too modest towards your DC team. GB has lots of potential when everything falls into place (lol...). Just find a grass court. Easy win for GB. If your matchups went in the same order as they did on a grass court: Murray would beat Ancic, Henman would beat Ljubicic and the Murray Bros. would beat Ancic and Ljubicic. 3-0 for GB. :wave:

Action Jackson
04-11-2007, 03:26 PM
they will be. They always play at the beach resort of Asia, near Lima

Well they have to and make the clay as slow as possible. Chino Miranda can handle Voltchkov, the question is whether it will get to 2-2.

Lucho hasn't lost a singles tie on clay for quite some time, though he shouldn't have with some of the players he has beaten. Max is unlikely to win both singles.

jitterbug
04-11-2007, 03:27 PM
:confused: What are you talking about? They'll broadcast it on Seven. They broadcast Australia v Switzerland (which was away), and also Australia v Argentina (which was also away). Don't worry, they'll televise it. :yeah:

Sorry, I meant watch as in: being part of the stadium crowd :lol: yeah, love Seven :yeah:

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 03:28 PM
Ahh. My mistake. xD

fanancic
04-11-2007, 03:37 PM
Do you think that Great britain will choose grass?

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 03:40 PM
LOL! Why wouldn't they? Ivan is pathetic on grass. He'll lose to Andy AND Tim. Andy and Jamie will take the doubles, and if not I think Andy has a very good chance against Mario. GO THE POMS! :woohoo:

scoobs
04-11-2007, 03:45 PM
Grass or hard I should imagine.

Personally I think they'll go for Hard. We'll have to see what Lloydy does.

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2007, 03:47 PM
But Karlovic on grass = top ten player.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 04:12 PM
... wtf?

Did somebody actually post that horrific 'Karlovic = top ten on grass' comment?

I'm :scared:... and also :lol:.

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2007, 04:15 PM
Of course, because most grass top 10s never get past the 4th round in Wimbledon, it's for sure. :lol:

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 04:16 PM
XD ahh... thanks for making my day Turbosupermario...

Horatio Caine
04-11-2007, 04:23 PM
Do you think that Great britain will choose grass?

Two problems we have with that though:

1. Climate - end of September = very dodgy (potentially cold...and wet).

2. Nottingham would be the best venue (or Queen's)...but the stadium capacity wouldn't be more than about 3,000 - 5,000. If we held the tie indoors in Birmingham NEC, we could attract 10,000+ which is what this tie deserves.

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2007, 04:25 PM
A tie indoors would just give some advantage to Ljubicic.

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 04:27 PM
Exactly. And what's the point of attracting a ginormous crowd if they're just going to watch their home team lose? :confused:

JMG
04-11-2007, 04:36 PM
Slovak Republic (s) (c)* v Korea, Rep.
Probably indoor clay but it doesn't matter. Lee's strengths/weaknesses are about the same as Hrbaty's and the Korean #2 is completely useless.
3-1

Im is having a great season so far and also destroyed Dustov in Daviscup, who was in hot form lately! So imo the clay is needed to make it a safe win for SVK.

thiaela
04-11-2007, 04:42 PM
I think Peru has a good chance to win....

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Im is having a great season so far and also destroyed Dustov in Daviscup, who was in hot form lately!

An in-form Farrukh Dustov might make a world of difference to players at the same level as him, but to a top 50 player? lol...

JMG
04-11-2007, 05:01 PM
An in-form Farrukh Dustov might make a world of difference to players at the same level as him, but to a top 50 player? lol...

:confused: :confused: :confused:

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 05:06 PM
Sorry. :tape: When you said 'Im' I thought you meant 'Kim'... even though he plays for USA. It's 3 in the morning... I'm not very perceptive at this time of night/morning(?). All a misunderstanding. :P Sorry about that!

jazar
04-11-2007, 05:27 PM
tie of the round is by far belarus/peru. i hope sky sports show it.

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 05:56 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

I'll remind you about this one after this years Wimbledon.
(if Ivo remains healthy).

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 05:59 PM
I'll remind you about this one after this years Wimbledon.
(if Ivo remains healthy).

Yes... please, remind us after he loses in the second round. :spit:

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2007, 05:59 PM
I'll remind you about this one after this years Wimbledon.
(if Ivo remains healthy).

I like him and I hope he does a great run in Wimbledon. It's just that this is a very... faulty argument to say the least.

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 06:03 PM
I like him and I hope he does a great run in Wimbledon. It's just that this is a very... faulty argument to say the least.

if Ivo is 100 % fit and if he plays his best,he can beat anyone besides Federer on grass.

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 06:03 PM
That serve is just too much to handl on grass.

Alvarillo
04-11-2007, 06:04 PM
very tough play-offs this year
i see Australia out of WG :angel:
My predictions
Serbia def Australia :D
Brazil def Austria :devil:
Peru def Belarus vamosssssss :)
Chile def Israel :confused:
Great Britain def Croatia :eek:
Czech Republic def Switzerland :rolleyes:
Romania def Japan :worship:
Slovak Republic def Korea :p

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2007, 06:16 PM
if Ivo is 100 % fit and if he plays his best,he can beat anyone besides Federer on grass.

That serve is just too much to handl on grass.

Grass isn't like that anymore, mate. Nadal got to Wimbledon's final, and that says A LOT.

Bad Religion
04-11-2007, 06:35 PM
Chilean triumph will be dedicated to Palestine people in Chile.

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 06:37 PM
Grass isn't like that anymore, mate. Nadal got to Wimbledon's final, and that says A LOT.

Well it isnt that fast anymore,but it's still heaven for Dr.Ivo.
Nadal got to the final because of a cakewalk draw.
Only Baghdatis was a good player he beat (Yes,he played with Andre,but not the real Andre,too much pain in that back :sad:).
Bogdanovic,Kendrick,Labadze,Nieminen(actually jarrko was playing solid,but not vs. nadal :rolleyes:) :rolls:

RickDaStick
04-11-2007, 06:54 PM
Cant see Croatia losing this one. I think Ljubo has a good chance of beating Murray but even if he loses and Murray goes 2-0 I cant see Old Man Tim beating anyone in singles and the croats make up a strong doubles team.

bigbhoy
04-11-2007, 07:07 PM
I'd take this one to grass if it were me making the decision, Murray & Henman have shown they can play on it fairly well over the years. So that would be the obvious choice to take that would give them the advantage. Although the time of year it's being played may put that out of the question. Outdoor tie to freeze their nuts off!

If it were played in Zagreb, then I'd say Murray would probably have choked his opening match against Ljubo. So the fact it's at home, then I can see him taking it without too much problems.

Depending on Murray's form, he will take at least 1, but probably 2 points. It may come down to the doubles to settle the tie. However with a bit of luck Henman will have gotten into a little bit of form come match time, I think he'll probably struggle against Ancic if he plays, would probably take Karlovic without too much trouble. That leaves Ljubicic. I think the only real chance he'll have of getting past him would be if he loses his opening match, plus probably the doubles if he plays in that, so is struggling for confidence. If he's playing well, then I can't see Tim taking him.

Have a sneaky feeling though GB will edge it 3-2!

Although have to say, could they have gotten a harder tie to try & get back into the WG!

LocoPorElTenis
04-11-2007, 07:33 PM
Max will get Belarus through this one again. Saturday should end with 2-1 Belarus and Max will clinch the tie.

No way Max defeats Lucho in Perú on clay.

zicofirol
04-11-2007, 07:48 PM
Romania (s)
v
Japan (c)*

Slovak Republic (s) (c)*
v
Korea, Rep.

:o :o :o , pathetic matches...

I dont see the chile-israel match as a lock. With Massu's form he can surely lose on fast hardcourt both matches and I think the doubles match is for sure going israel's way...

Via
04-11-2007, 11:36 PM
no chance of aust v serbia held in aust? :fiery: why is that, i don't think the two countries ever played each other.

scoobs
04-11-2007, 11:52 PM
no chance of aust v serbia held in aust? :fiery: why is that, i don't think the two countries ever played each other.
I guess they drew lots and Serbia won the right to host the first tie.

Via
04-12-2007, 12:34 AM
I guess they drew lots and Serbia won the right to host the first tie.

thanks! had problem with my comprehension.

:spit: (need to put out the fire) no luck for australia even in drawing lots. it's time to go.

GlennMirnyi
04-12-2007, 01:09 AM
No way Max defeats Lucho in Perú on clay.

Max 3 - 0 Horna. 2 on clay.

;)

ChinoRios4Ever
04-12-2007, 05:02 AM
not easy for Chile, but i think we will win :yeah:

Leopold Stotch
04-12-2007, 05:35 PM
With a good marketing campaign and early ticket sales, Belgrade Arena is a possible venue.

http://xs414.xs.to/xs414/07154/venue_arena.jpg (http://xs.to)

A great opportunity for the Serb Tennis Federation to generate some income. Result by no means a foregone conclusion despite Serbia going in as favorites.

Who would have thought it as recently as three years ago !

Great draw.

LocoPorElTenis
04-12-2007, 05:43 PM
Max 3 - 0 Horna. 2 on clay.

;)

Good victory in Hamburg last year. But in Perú Lucho will win.

GlennMirnyi
04-12-2007, 06:51 PM
Good victory in Hamburg last year. But in Perú Lucho will win.

We'll see about that. ;)

Action Jackson
04-13-2007, 07:27 AM
We'll see about that. ;)

Anything can happen in DC. I mean PMK actually defeated Chela in a DC tie, but Peru would fancy their chances of making it through to the World Group.

Lleytonisthebest
04-13-2007, 09:21 AM
davis cup without australia ??:eek: