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World Group Semifinal: U.S.A. at Sweden (September 21-23, 2007)

Aphex
05-10-2007, 10:26 AM
The venue will be Scandinavium, Göteborg, where the US lost the famous(at least in Sweden) 1984 final, the 1994 SF and the 1997 final. Actually that's all of Sweden's wins against the Americans.:D

The surface will be the same as against Belarus and Argentina, fast indoor carpet. :shrug:
http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=672&a=647528

Don't worry about coming to Sweden. We have beef jerky in our stores now, so you will feel at home.;)

:wavey:

Aphex
05-25-2007, 12:49 PM
Tickets are released today.
http://www.ticnet.se/html/browse.htmI?l=EN&cat=39&siteCat=2

Haile Selassie
05-26-2007, 01:02 AM
Fast indoor carpet i guess

The Freak
05-27-2007, 10:01 PM
USA will romp Sweden 4-1.

ClaudiuS
05-28-2007, 02:56 AM
who's going to play this Tie for Sweden??

I think: Robin Soderling with Thomas Johansson for singles... leaving Bjorkman/Aspelin for doubles
I wish that Joachim Johansson could play that match.. what a scary player to face with, specially on fast acrylic courts

ClaudiuS
05-28-2007, 02:58 AM
Go SWEDEN!!!! :worship:

Björki
05-28-2007, 09:41 AM
Sverige :rocker2:

Jim Jones
05-29-2007, 11:57 PM
Swden will regret not playing on clay. All americans lost in first round. Also sweden beat U.S. on clay in world cup team.

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2007, 01:45 AM
Thing is: take Soderling out and the Swedes have no decent second player on clay. The fast carpet is still probably the best surface for them.

16681
05-31-2007, 06:33 AM
Believe me I think anyone can defeat the U.S. on clay. If I had to pick a surface against the U.S., I would go with clay everytime. May be if they had to play on it more they could learn to win some Matches :lol: That being said go U.S.A. :yippee:

pochoster
06-02-2007, 02:45 PM
:rocker: SWEDEN:rocker:

Haile Selassie
06-03-2007, 12:39 AM
Believe me I think anyone can defeat the U.S. on clay. If I had to pick a surface against the U.S., I would go with clay everytime. May be if they had to play on it more they could learn to win some Matches :lol: That being said go U.S.A. :yippee:

:lol:
Clay would be the best choise

susan001
06-07-2007, 05:47 AM
USA will romp Sweden 4-1.

ASP0315
07-01-2007, 10:04 AM
Sweden to win 3-2

Kolya
07-05-2007, 07:35 AM
Sweden all the way!!! :yeah:

Sommarsverige
08-14-2007, 11:26 AM
Heja Sverige :yeah:

DATSJUK
08-15-2007, 11:01 AM
:worship: WHEN POLAND )))))))))))))

Lee
08-15-2007, 10:47 PM
From the rambling of JMac today, the USA team will likely be Roddick and Blake plus the Bryans. And Sam Querrey will be the 5th player.

Action Jackson
09-07-2007, 06:40 AM
Pim Pim is looking to make a comeback at this tie.

gusman890
09-09-2007, 04:41 PM
Querrey? Isner has acaully won bigger matches this summer. plus his serve on the surface in sweeden is better.

We'll see about pim pim though, he hasnt played since jan.

paschan
09-11-2007, 11:18 AM
http://www.tennis.se/t2.aspx?p=119577&x=1&a=1103464

Sweden nominated their team this morning and pim-pim is in there...

Pim-pim Johansson
Thomas Johansson
Jonas Björkman
Simon Aspelin

Apparently Söderlings injury makes his situation too risky. They are still considering him and have until the draw (next thursday) to make changes

GlennMirnyi
09-11-2007, 04:51 PM
http://www.tennis.se/t2.aspx?p=119577&x=1&a=1103464

Sweden nominated their team this morning and pim-pim is in there...

Pim-pim Johansson
Thomas Johansson
Jonas Björkman
Simon Aspelin

Apparently Söderlings injury makes his situation too risky. They are still considering him and have until the draw (next thursday) to make changes

JOACHIM!!!! Hell yeah!

shotgun
09-11-2007, 06:06 PM
If Söderling doesn't play, then it's game, set and match USA.

Björki
09-11-2007, 06:56 PM
JOACHIM!!!! Hell yeah!
:rocker2: :D

Chris-swede
09-11-2007, 07:51 PM
If Söderling doesn't play, then it's game, set and match USA.

That is right, but not to change at all. Björkman and ToJo have no chance to win any singles vs Blake or Roddick. And Aspelin/Björkman will lose easily to Bryan/Bryan. :sad:
And Pimpim will not play on 1st day for sure. He is not really ready for it.

Björki
09-11-2007, 08:14 PM
Lets see if one Swede can win on Friday. They beat the USA 1997 at the same place. I hope Aspelin has a lot of confidence after his GS win.

Heja Sverige :bounce:

gusman890
09-14-2007, 01:20 AM
Pim Pim isnt fit to play, We will roll them in singles for that very reason :)

Sommarsverige
09-20-2007, 11:46 AM
Here is the draw for the DC tie Sweden-USA:

Så här spelas matcherna i Davis Cup:
Fredag:
Singel 1: Andy Roddrick-"Pim-Pim" Johansson
Singel II: James Blake-Thomas Johansson

Lördag:
Dubbel: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan-Jonas Björkman/Simon Aspelin

Söndag:
Singel III: Andy Roddrick-Thomas Johansson
Singel IIII: James Blake-"Pim-Pim" Johansson

Heja Sverige :rocker:

Labamba
09-20-2007, 12:41 PM
hopefully Pim-Pim is ready

Deboogle!.
09-20-2007, 02:48 PM
Querrey? Isner has acaully won bigger matches this summer. plus his serve on the surface in sweeden is better.PMac brought them both :)

Action Jackson
09-20-2007, 02:52 PM
Ace fest here we come.

Impossible
09-20-2007, 08:59 PM
Go Sweden ;)

jcempire
09-20-2007, 09:34 PM
That was easy. USA WILL TAKE IT 5-0

Donny
09-21-2007, 12:28 PM
That was easy. USA WILL TAKE IT 5-0
Nah, 4-1. USA'll lose a dead rubber featuring a Bryan brother.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Roddick starts with 3 aces, 1-0*

7.2%
09-21-2007, 01:25 PM
Livestream of this serve fest? :cool:

Blue Heart24
09-21-2007, 01:29 PM
This surface is extremely fast.
JJ 7 aces,Arod 9 aces and only 7 games played so far! :eek:

7.2%
09-21-2007, 01:42 PM
Roddick is very strong now.

Come on Pim-Pim! :devil:

Black Adam
09-21-2007, 01:49 PM
Anyone have a live stream?
A tie break set in less than 35 mins! Anyone watching can you tell me if they serving and volleying? It would be dumb not to on such a fast surface.

Donny
09-21-2007, 01:50 PM
Roddick 26 winners vs 2 unforced errors! Over 12 games + tiebreak. Wowsers.

Pim Pim did well to force this TB, but you'd think 'no way' could the match-poor Swede keep it up for the 3 or more sets it would take him to cop this tie.

laure xxx
09-21-2007, 01:51 PM
Anyone have a live stream?
A tie break set in less than 35 mins! Anyone watching can you tell me if they serving and volleying? It would be dumb not to on such a fast surface.

According to the stats, only 1 point has been played at the net....and Roddick won it.

laure xxx
09-21-2007, 01:52 PM
Roddick 26 winners vs 2 unforced errors! Over 12 games + tiebreak. Wowsers.

Pim Pim did well to force this TB, but you'd think 'no way' could the match-poor Swede keep it up for the 3 or more sets it would take him to cop this tie.

I've always found Roddick to be quite a neat player - never a lot of UEs in general. Looking at the Russia v Germany match now :tape: - 87 UEs between Tankydenko and Kohlschrieber, with only 28 winners combined. :tape:

Blue Heart24
09-21-2007, 01:54 PM
16 aces for Roddick in the first set only,if this can go to 6-6 in the fifth...:devil:

Black Adam
09-21-2007, 01:55 PM
I've always found Roddick to be quite a neat player - never a lot of UEs in general. Looking at the Russia v Germany match now :tape: - 87 UEs between Tankydenko and Kohlschrieber, with only 28 winners combined. :tape:
But not enough winners and sometimes opponent hitting loads of winners past him (with load of UEs too):rolleyes:
Great serving though: 77% first serve, 100% of serves won and 16 aces.

Blue Heart24
09-21-2007, 01:55 PM
18 aces...We want more TB's :devil:

Blue Heart24
09-21-2007, 02:26 PM
Win the TB Pim Pim :p

Blue Heart24
09-21-2007, 02:31 PM
Roddick 7-6 7-6 :(
26 aces

Labamba
09-21-2007, 02:32 PM
Roddick 7-6(4) 7-6(3)

Andy still 100% on first serve, I doubt we'll see any breaks here all day :lol:

jcempire
09-21-2007, 02:33 PM
LIVE.......????> ON TV????

Anyone

Black Adam
09-21-2007, 02:40 PM
Andy is now starting to ease on the first serves won and aces. It looks like it's in the bag. I think he might get a break in this set. Both guys are serving outrageously good. :worship:

mangoes
09-21-2007, 02:43 PM
Woo Hoo.............Andy should close this out.

bad gambler
09-21-2007, 03:49 PM
Tojo 4-2*

bad gambler
09-21-2007, 03:49 PM
Tojo *4-3

bad gambler
09-21-2007, 03:53 PM
Tojo 5-3*

Blue Heart24
09-21-2007, 04:12 PM
Blake down 4-6 1-2* :mad:

TMJordan
09-21-2007, 04:17 PM
Tojo :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
09-21-2007, 04:29 PM
Blake getting a lesson in indoor tennis :rolls:

Edberg in crowd :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
09-21-2007, 04:30 PM
6-4 6-2 :banana:

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:30 PM
Tojo 6-4 6-2

:eek:

mangoes
09-21-2007, 05:10 PM
Somehow, I'm not shocked Blake is down............This is Davis Cup afterall....

scarecrows
09-21-2007, 05:15 PM
nothing unexpected here

Veronique
09-22-2007, 04:08 PM
Come on twins! They won a 1st set tiebreak nailbiter 13-11, then run away with the 2nd set 6-2. They just got a break in the 3rd to lead 4-1. Don't look back, guys!

Eva Kas-Jacobson
09-23-2007, 11:16 AM
go go A-Rod!

avocadoe
09-23-2007, 12:07 PM
Bjorkman vs Roddick?

keqtqiadv
09-23-2007, 12:24 PM
:rolleyes:

Björki
09-23-2007, 07:29 PM
:sad: