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Europe/Africa Zone Group II 2nd Round: Latvia at Finland (July 20-22, 2007)

JMG
07-11-2007, 10:05 PM
Finland
Jarkko Nieminen (23)
Timo Nieminen (386)
Juho Paukku (709)
Tuomas Ketola (1511)

Latvia
Ernests Gulbis (79)
Andis Juska (272)
Deniss Pavlovs (507)
Karlis Lejnieks (1034)

Pyynikki Tennis Stadion, Tampere, Finland
Stadium Capacity: 1300
20 July - 22 July 2007
Day 1: 1300 hrs ( 1000 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Fort All Court

H2Hs
T.Nieminen - Juska 3-0
T.Nieminen - Pavlovs 0-1

soccerfan
07-12-2007, 05:49 AM
Go Latvia!!

jitterbug
07-12-2007, 10:54 AM
Good luck! :bounce:


Go Latvia!!

Haven't seen you around for a while :D

North_tennis
07-12-2007, 11:37 AM
I think doubles games will be very important.

Doubles rankings:
FINLAND
54 Nieminen, Jarkko(FIN)
541 Paukku, Juho(FIN)
827 Nieminen, Timo(FIN)
1610 Ketola, Lassi(FIN)

LATVIA
171 Gulbis, Ernests(LAT)
230 Pavlovs, Deniss(LAT)
673 Juska, Andis(LAT)
1408 Lejnieks, Karlis(LAT)

jitterbug
07-12-2007, 01:05 PM
Hey Latvians, what's Lejnieks like? :scratch:

JMG
07-12-2007, 03:01 PM
Paukku bagelled Schukin last Sunday and showed some good form. He might be the better choice against Gulbis. Then Timo should get his match against Juska on Sunday.

CooCooCachoo
07-13-2007, 08:50 AM
Could be a very interesting tie :eek: Good luck to Finland. Tuomas :rocker:

Labamba
07-16-2007, 12:44 PM
Paukku bagelled Schukin last Sunday and showed some good form. He might be the better choice against Gulbis. Then Timo should get his match against Juska on Sunday.

I hope we use that plan again.

seljanin
07-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Hey Latvians, what's Lejnieks like? :scratch:

Don't worry about that, he will not play anyway :)

This topic is a bit frustrating for me, because I was planning to go to Finland, but my stupid weekend in Bucharest, where I spent a lot of money and got robbed eventually, made me not to go there due to lack of money :sad:

So, let's hope Latvia wins this one, and then there will be another match-up in September ;)

Speaking of chances to win, I think that Finns are 55-57% favorites in this duel.

Labamba
07-19-2007, 11:21 AM
Friday

J. Paukku FIN vs E. Gulbis LAT
J. Nieminen FIN vs A. Juska LAT

Saturday

T. Ketola/J. Nieminen FIN vs E. Gulbis/D. Pavlovs LAT

jitterbug
07-19-2007, 12:12 PM
This topic is a bit frustrating for me, because I was planning to go to Finland, but my stupid weekend in Bucharest, where I spent a lot of money and got robbed eventually, made me not to go there due to lack of money :sad:

Ouch, that's horrible :sad:

Andre♥
07-19-2007, 12:14 PM
Great idea of picking Paukku over Timo. He is in nice shape and I think he has a good chance of beating Juska on Sunday, if it's still a live rubber.

Finland 4-1 for me

Alyz
07-19-2007, 12:22 PM
This topic is a bit frustrating for me, because I was planning to go to Finland, but my stupid weekend in Bucharest, where I spent a lot of money and got robbed eventually, made me not to go there due to lack of money :sad:

I'm sorry to hear you got robbed :(

Ketola & Nieminen teaming up for doubles again, great. :D I think both Finland and Latvia have good chances to win but I believe in the Finnish team. Hopefully it's not going to rain, though... The weather hasn't been very good here in Tampere.

Nadie
07-19-2007, 09:08 PM
Good luck Latvia :bounce: :rocker: :rocker2:

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 08:52 AM
Any way of livescoring this?

Labamba
07-20-2007, 09:12 AM
C'mon Finland :rocker2:

good luck guys, especially to Juho for today, go for the miracle! :D

I wish I could be there, but I'm stuck at work :(

Labamba
07-20-2007, 09:20 AM
Any way of livescoring this?

The same old crappy game-by-game livescoring of Finland's DC matches can be found here:

http://www.yle.fi/cgi-bin/tekstitv/ttv.cgi/html?PAGE=208

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 09:21 AM
The same old crappy game-by-game livescoring of the Finnish DC matches can be found here:

http://www.yle.fi/cgi-bin/tekstitv/ttv.cgi/html?PAGE=208

Thank you, it's good enough :D

But err.. I don't understand what it's saying :o

Labamba
07-20-2007, 10:18 AM
Difficult conditions today, windy and fairly chilly (currently 15.5 °C), but hopefully no rain. :unsure:

The forecast is much better for Saturday and Sunday.

Labamba
07-20-2007, 10:35 AM
ok, here we go, first match started

Paukku 1-0

Labamba
07-20-2007, 10:39 AM
Paukku 2-1

Raicha
07-20-2007, 10:49 AM
The same old crappy game-by-game livescoring of Finland's DC matches can be found here:

http://www.yle.fi/cgi-bin/tekstitv/ttv.cgi/html?PAGE=208

Thanks man!

Seems that there is no auto-refresh.

Are there any video coverage in Finland?


3:2 Gulbis - break? Or Gulbis made rebreak?

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 10:52 AM
I think somebody mentioned earlier in this thread that it's not shown on the TV in Finland, but I don't know if the broadcasters changed their minds..

Thanks for the updates Labamba :)

Labamba
07-20-2007, 10:52 AM
Thanks man!

Seems that there is no auto-refresh.

Are there any video coverage in Finland?


3:2 Gulbis - break? Or Gulbis made rebreak?

No video coverage for these matches, probably some short highlights from the matches on tonights daily sports program.

Paukku 3-4 (don't know who's serving next)

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:01 AM
Paukku 4-5

Raicha
07-20-2007, 11:02 AM
5:4 Gulbis! Serving for the set. From my info - Gulbis broke Paukku when score was 2:2.

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:03 AM
No video coverage for these matches, probably some short highlights from the matches on tonights daily sports program.

Paukku 3-4 (don't know who's serving next)

Assuming the highlights are shown on the news, would they be available online?

baghdatis
07-20-2007, 11:03 AM
you guys are lucky! at least you know what's going on!

but for Greece's and Cyprus's matches I haven't found any live scores :mad:

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:07 AM
Assuming the highlights are shown on the news, would they be available online?

http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/index.html

but I can't be sure how much they will show from the matches, usually it's just a few key points and some short interviews of Finnish players

Raicha
07-20-2007, 11:08 AM
you guys are lucky! at least you know what's going on!

but for Greece's and Cyprus's matches I haven't found any live scores :mad:

try to find some users from cyprus. I thought there were some Baghdatis fans.

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:08 AM
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/index.html

but I can't be sure how much they will show from the matches, usually it's just a few key points and some short interviews of Finnish players

Thank you :yeah:


you guys are lucky! at least you know what's going on!

but for Greece's and Cyprus's matches I haven't found any live scores :mad:

We had that during the Latvia-Bulgaria tie in April. There were supposed to be live streams but they didn't work, and nobody knew what was going on at the stadium :sad:

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:10 AM
Paukku 5-6

hopefully on serve :lol:

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:11 AM
I think they're on serve :lol: this is rather confusing.

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Paukku 5-7 :sad:

Raicha
07-20-2007, 11:15 AM
Some more info -

Gublis was 5-4 up, then gave up serve. 5-5
Then won 2 games in a row and 1st 7:5!

Paukku starts second set.

baghdatis
07-20-2007, 11:16 AM
Thank you :yeah:




We had that during the Latvia-Bulgaria tie in April. There were supposed to be live streams but they didn't work, and nobody knew what was going on at the stadium :sad:

Mabie there's won for now :D

Fingers Crossed!!

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:16 AM
Some more info -

Gublis was 5-4 up, then gave up serve. 5-5
Then won 2 games in a row and 1st 7:5!

Paukku starts second set.

That explains it :lol: thank you!

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:17 AM
Some more info -

Gublis was 5-4 up, then gave up serve. 5-5
Then won 2 games in a row and 1st 7:5!

Paukku starts second set.

So typical for Juho in key moments :rolleyes: He should use that big lefty serve more to his advantage on these points...

baghdatis
07-20-2007, 11:19 AM
try to find some users from cyprus. I thought there were some Baghdatis fans.

there are many but they are not online:mad:

the Cypriot one's are probably at the match. same with Kostas Kastoria he is at the Greece match and he could've told me if there was a Greek TV channel showing it or if the was live scores!

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:25 AM
there are many but they are not online:mad:

the Cypriot one's are probably at the match. same with Kostas Kastoria he is at the Greece match and he could've told me if there was a Greek TV channel showing it or if the was live scores!

I'm sorry to hear that :sad: it's very annoying having to wait until the end of the day for the results.. The suspense kills me.

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:25 AM
If Paukku indeed started the second set, then Ernests just broke him..

Raicha
07-20-2007, 11:31 AM
Seems so.

Now it is 1-2 Gulbis

I placed bet on total > 31,5, so I need that Paukku plays a little bit better. Gulbis can win in 3 sets, just put some fight on and train before match against Nieminen. ;)

Smasher
07-20-2007, 11:31 AM
Come on Juho! :mad:

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:33 AM
Paukku 5-7 1-2

Raicha
07-20-2007, 11:34 AM
yup...confirmed - Gulbis startet with break.

now it is 3:1 EG. :)

There are about 130 Latvians there, cheering up for Ernest.

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:36 AM
yup...confirmed - Gulbis startet with break.

now it is 3:1 EG. :)

There are about 130 Latvians there, cheering up for Ernest.

Good boy :)

4*-1 to Gulbis.

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:39 AM
Paukku 1-4

the wheels are starting to come off :(

Labamba
07-20-2007, 11:46 AM
Paukku 5-7 1-6

Ernest too good...

Raicha
07-20-2007, 11:48 AM
little rain coming down.

Need to put some real fight in 3rd set (tie break). Did not thought that 1 set will end like that.

Anyway - camoon EG!

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:49 AM
Mehh. Don't rain :sad:

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 11:57 AM
They're continuing. 1-0 to Ernests.

Labamba
07-20-2007, 12:25 PM
GSM Gulbis 7-5 6-1 6-2 :awww:

Latvia 1-0

let's go Jarkko :bounce:

seljanin
07-20-2007, 12:33 PM
Ok... good! Congratulations to Ernests, my countrymates and other Ernests' fans! :)

So it shall be 1:1 after today!

Unfortunately, no chance for Andis :sad: Īs there? :rolleyes:

Raicha
07-20-2007, 01:04 PM
And second game starts.....NOW

1:0 Andis Juska!!!! Well done.

Raicha
07-20-2007, 01:17 PM
Not so well right now.

Juska 1:4 down. :@

jitterbug
07-20-2007, 01:22 PM
Juska lost the first 6-1 :sad:

Raicha
07-20-2007, 01:24 PM
1:6... :(

Juska gives up 6 games in a row. how much more? :(

baghdatis
07-20-2007, 01:58 PM
Nieminen is up 6-5 in the second set!

Labamba
07-20-2007, 02:11 PM
Jarkko 6-1 6-6...

Labamba
07-20-2007, 02:17 PM
Jarkko 6-1 7-6 :)

Labamba
07-20-2007, 02:39 PM
Jarkko 6-1 7-6 4-1...

Juska fought well for a set, just like Paukku did in the first match.

JMG
07-20-2007, 02:47 PM
:rocker2:

Labamba
07-20-2007, 02:47 PM
GSM J. Nieminen 6-1 7-6 6-2 :yeah:

1-1 after Day 1, doubles will be important, but not yet decisive ;)

Smasher
07-20-2007, 02:49 PM
Jarkko :yeah:

Raicha
07-20-2007, 02:55 PM
Nieminen vs Gulbis should be great fight. Nieminen will be favourite, but not more than 65/35.

Labamba - give please link, if any highlights are aviable on inet. Thanks. :)

Rpp
07-20-2007, 06:14 PM
Nieminen vs Gulbis should be great fight. Nieminen will be favourite, but not more than 65/35.

Labamba - give please link, if any highlights are aviable on inet. Thanks. :)

Judging from today Gulbis has to play match of his life to win Jarkko...both rubbers were very unexciting and uneven...this tie will begin on Saturday and for Sunday there should be two interesting matches. The one who takes the double will have a mental edge and likely win.

JMG
07-20-2007, 07:10 PM
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/urheiluruutu/id80793.html

Very short. I didn't even get a sound for that.

Labamba
07-20-2007, 07:39 PM
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id80791.html

5-minute interview with Jarkko Nieminen after today's match in Finnish :p

JMG
07-20-2007, 09:46 PM
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/video/id80798.html

sunsfuns
07-21-2007, 03:25 AM
Expected outcome after day 1. We really need to win today's doubles to have a chance...

Alyz
07-21-2007, 07:47 AM
Rather easy wins for Gulbis & Nieminen. I agree with Rpp that the matches weren't exciting. The end of the second set in Nieminen vs. Juska was pretty nice, though.

The players were not satisfied with the courts. Apparently every time professional tennis is played on these courts, people complain about them. If there really is a problem, something should be done. :rolleyes:

I took a couple of pictures but the quality is bad, sorry :tears: Well, you can still recognize the players heheh.

Good luck for Nieminen & Ketola today!

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 08:54 AM
Rather easy wins for Gulbis & Nieminen. I agree with Rpp that the matches weren't exciting. The end of the second set in Nieminen vs. Juska was pretty nice, though.

The players were not satisfied with the courts. Apparently every time professional tennis is played on these courts, people complain about them. If there really is a problem, something should be done. :rolleyes:

I took a couple of pictures but the quality is bad, sorry :tears: Well, you can still recognize the players heheh.

Good luck for Nieminen & Ketola today!

Thank you :)

If the players consistently complain about the courts, then there probably is something weird with it.. Should be looked into :awww:

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 11:02 AM
Sorry if this sounds dumb, but yesterday's live scores page is showing something else today :o I don't understand Finnish, I can't find the correct page for today's scores.. :help:

Smasher
07-21-2007, 11:06 AM
:wavey:

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P209_01.html

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 11:06 AM
Nemmind, found it here (http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P209_01.html) :)

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 11:06 AM
:wavey:

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P209_01.html

Ooops, didn't notice your reply. Thank you :hug: :D

baghdatis
07-21-2007, 11:09 AM
Hehe I found it and you beat me to post it!

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 11:13 AM
Hehe I found it and you beat me to post it!

I spent 10 minutes scrolling through the teletext pages starting from page 100. Should've just moved around the original page really, silly me :lol:

Livescoring in between reading Harry Potter now :yeah:

Labamba
07-21-2007, 11:32 AM
Latvia 1-0

let's go Jarkko & Tuomas :rocker2:

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 11:52 AM
First set to Latvia, 6-2

Labamba
07-21-2007, 11:55 AM
First set to Latvia, 6-2

It was 3-2 and then suddenly 6-2 :help:

Our boys need to wake up :shout:

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 11:56 AM
Don't worry, anything could happen in a five-set match :) is it a big stadium?

Labamba
07-21-2007, 12:10 PM
I think the capacity is 1300, so it's not very big :)

The location is pretty nice though...

Labamba
07-21-2007, 12:13 PM
Finland 2-6 2-1

baghdatis
07-21-2007, 12:14 PM
yeah anything can happen Our boys (Cyprus) won the first set in the doubles against Finland and lost the next 3 sets :o

JMG
07-21-2007, 12:18 PM
From 01 to 32. :yeah:

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 12:42 PM
Second set to Latvia 6-4

sunsfuns
07-21-2007, 12:44 PM
It's going really well right now :)


I am guessing this Ketola guy is not really up to the task...

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 12:45 PM
It's going really well right now :)


I am guessing this Ketola guy is not really up to the task...

Don't jinx it! :tape: :tape:

Labamba
07-21-2007, 12:50 PM
Latvia 6-2 6-4 1-0

:o

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 12:52 PM
Which team served first in the third set - the one who won or lost the second set? :awww:

Labamba
07-21-2007, 01:03 PM
Which team served first in the third set - the one who won or lost the second set? :awww:

no idea

Finland up 3-2 now

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 01:13 PM
I think they're back on serve :scratch:

Latvia lead 4-3

Labamba
07-21-2007, 01:18 PM
GSM Latvia 6-2 6-4 6-3 :tape:

Latvia leads 2-1, but...

tomorrow Jarkko will beat Gulbis and Timo will beat Juska :p

North_tennis
07-21-2007, 01:18 PM
6-2,6-4, 6-3 :worship:

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 01:20 PM
Ernests and Deniss :hearts: :bounce:

sunsfuns
07-21-2007, 01:29 PM
Great result from our boys :worship:

It's still only 60-40, though...

Perhaps Ernests can surprise me and beat Jarko. It's been a while from his last great perfomance - may be he is due :)

JMG
07-21-2007, 02:35 PM
Ketola, please stay away in the future. :help:

Nadie
07-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Latvia :worship: :worship:

best of luck tomorrow :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Andre♥
07-21-2007, 03:56 PM
Jarkko will easily beat Gulbis and then it will be between Paukku and Juska.

Finland still has the edge imo.

Raicha
07-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Great job Ernests and Deniss. :worship:

someone (probably our friends from Finland) who saw the match - please describe the game. ;)

Goodluck to our boys tommorow. :worship: Gulbis could make an upset

jitterbug
07-21-2007, 04:00 PM
Ernests and Andis.. Go get them tomorrow! :bounce:

Rpp
07-21-2007, 05:00 PM
Nemmind, found it here (http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P209_01.html) :)

Yet another rather boring match...doubles were basically Ketola vs Pavlovs match. Nieminen and Gulbis were pretty even today but Ketola lost his side of the match really badly. It starting to look like Ketola's last DC match and he would have deserved better way for the farewell. He has been a great fighter for the team for years.

There is probably no need for further decsriptions...is was totally unentertaining doubles match. Most of the points were decided on mistakes, and some were really easy ones. Latvians started very nervous but Ketola gifted the set which made Pavlovs far more relaxed, his serving got better and after Finnish team didn't have a proper chance. This match didn't give any indication for tomorrow's singles rubbers...Jarkko knows he did everything he could and Gulbis didn't show anything new. Jarkko will not leave easy balls to the center of the court because from there Gulbis can create some power. When Gulbis is kept moving he is vulnerable. So I think the final fifth rubber between Timo Nieminen and Andis Juska will decide who likely will face Monaco in September.

The courts have been discussed a lot here in Finland, well today they were a lot better than on Friday and as there shouldn't be more rain before Sunday the courts should not be a factor for deciding rubbers.

As for the spectators, Tampere has had worst of bunch for years. Some people doesn't understand the difference of hockey match and tennis. The cheering is very negative and annoying. Without few exceptions latvians were winning this battle as well on clear margin.

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 06:35 AM
If anybody has photos from this tie I'd love to see them :D

Raicha
07-22-2007, 07:10 AM
Thanks Rpp for desrcibing match. :worship:

As for todays matches, all Fins are confident in Nieminen victory and underestimating Gulbis. That is good. I have seen him quite mutch lately and still believe, that he can win not in good form Nieminen.

good luck to our guys and bring us victory! :worship:

kada starpiba
07-22-2007, 09:47 AM
I have information that Jarko Niemenen is not playing today!!

Labamba
07-22-2007, 09:57 AM
Jarkko has a small groin injury (got treatment on it during the doubles match), but he is expected to be fit for today. :unsure: He has his 26th birthday tomorrow, so I'm sure he'll give his all today. If he doesn't make it, Timo Nieminen will play against Gulbis in the first match...

edit: oh shit, just read that Jarkko won't play :speakles: :sobbing: :banghead:

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 09:58 AM
I have information that Jarko Niemenen is not playing today!!

Timo Nieminen is playing Gulbis!!

Check here (http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100009007).

Labamba
07-22-2007, 10:01 AM
congrats Latvia :)

good luck against Monaco, you guys should win that tie also :yeah:

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 10:05 AM
congrats Latvia :)

good luck against Monaco, you guys should win that tie also :yeah:

I get spooked out whenever somebody says that, it's like tempting fate :scared:

Alyz
07-22-2007, 10:06 AM
As for the spectators, Tampere has had worst of bunch for years. Some people doesn't understand the difference of hockey match and tennis. The cheering is very negative and annoying. Without few exceptions latvians were winning this battle as well on clear margin.

Yeah... When I was there on Friday, I just couldn't believe that people kept walking around in the stands, talking loudly when a player was about to serve etc. :( Of course it was a minority that behaved like this but still...

I actually feel sorry for Ketola. There was a comment about him on the paper. People in the audience had been saying stuff like "why does that fat guy play" etc. :sad: Some respect, please, he has been one of the most succesful Finnish players, and played so many Davis Cups. I'm sure he's doing his best and it's not his fault that, at this moment, there barely is anyone else who could partner Jarkko in doubles.

Oh damn, Jarkko :eek: Timo & Juho have a difficult task ahead. The best of luck for them anyway!

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 10:09 AM
I actually feel sorry for Ketola. There was a comment about him on the paper. People in the audience had been saying stuff like "why does that fat guy play" etc. :sad: Some respect, please, he has been one of the most succesful Finnish players, and played so many Davis Cups. I'm sure he's doing his best and it's not his fault that, at this moment, there barely is anyone else who could partner Jarkko in doubles.

Sounds like the kind of flak Henman has been getting, with the media demanding him to retire, etc. These players deserve more respect :mad:

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 10:28 AM
3-0 to Ernests :D

Smasher
07-22-2007, 10:40 AM
First set Gulbis 6-1

JMG
07-22-2007, 10:41 AM
Well, Ketola is fat. That's a fact.

JMG
07-22-2007, 10:42 AM
Come on Timo, you can turn this one around. ;)

JMG
07-22-2007, 10:49 AM
Timo 16 10 :worship:

gte456z
07-22-2007, 11:10 AM
Timo 16 10 :worship:

JMG do you have a link to where a score is posted somewhere?

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 11:13 AM
The scores are here (http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P209_01.html). They appear to be on serve at 4-3* with Nieminen serving first in the second set.

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 11:23 AM
Second set to Gulbis, 6-4 ;)

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:05 PM
Timo 1-6 4-6 6-4 :p

Labamba
07-22-2007, 12:06 PM
Timo :worship:

Alyz
07-22-2007, 12:08 PM
Come on Timo! :worship:

Labamba
07-22-2007, 12:08 PM
Timo 1-6 4-6 6-4 :p

Gulbis was up a break in the third :p

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 12:14 PM
Finally, something goes beyond straight sets.. :p

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:22 PM
3-2 Gulbis (who's serving?)

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 12:25 PM
3-2 Gulbis (who's serving?)

I think Gulbis served first, so now it's Timo's turn.

Labamba
07-22-2007, 12:26 PM
3-2 Gulbis (who's serving?)

Gulbis 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2

all breaks or all holds :lol:

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:26 PM
I think Gulbis served first, so now it's Timo's turn.

thanks :)

2-4 :unsure:

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:26 PM
Gulbis 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2

all breaks or all holds :lol:

i didn't follow the whole set :p
just from 2-2 :p

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:29 PM
2-5...

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 12:29 PM
all breaks or all holds :lol:

I could just see the racquets being smashed around :lol:

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:36 PM
Over.

Deathless Mortal
07-22-2007, 12:36 PM
Too bad for Finland Jarkko was injured :(
But good job for Latvia :)
Gulbis rules :rocker2:

Alyz
07-22-2007, 12:47 PM
Really bad luck that Jarkko was injured, it could have been a different story. But yeah, things happen so congratulations to Latvia.

jitterbug
07-22-2007, 12:48 PM
Congratulations Latvia :D

I'm sorry that Jarkko is injured, though, it's the worst time for an injury to happen..

sunsfuns
07-22-2007, 01:02 PM
We got lucky just at the right time :angel:

As long as Gulbis is able to play Monaco shouldn't be a problem...

seljanin
07-22-2007, 03:02 PM
We got lucky just at the right time :angel:

As long as Gulbis is able to play Monaco shouldn't be a problem...

Especially if the matches will be played in Jurmala, Latvia on our special carpet ;) And they will be played there for sure ;)

But really, we got lucky today. If Jarkko was 100% fit, it might have been a different scoreline today...

Anyhow, congratulations to our players and our countrymates, and other LV fans! :)