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World Group Semifinal: Germany at Russia (September 21-23, 2007)

Labamba
09-20-2007, 12:52 PM
Friday
Igor Andreev (RUS) v Tommy Haas (GER)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Saturday
Dmitry Tursunov/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Philipp Petzschner/Alexander Waske (GER)

Sunday
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v Tommy Haas (GER)
Igor Andreev (RUS) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Nadie
09-20-2007, 06:45 PM
http://i.smiles2k.net/nations_smiles/russi_2faws.gif http://i.smiles2k.net/nations_smiles/russi_2faws.gif Good luck Russia! :banana:

Truc
09-21-2007, 09:12 AM
The scoreboard isn't working?
Haas serving, 0-30.

Nadie
09-21-2007, 09:14 AM
it is stuck on *15-40 :(

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:14 AM
Already the 2nd cross return winner for the russian.

15:40.

Return out. 30:40

fh forces error. Break Andreev.

1*:0

The attendance is horrible. Only 500-600 ppl!

Truc
09-21-2007, 09:16 AM
The court looks so slow...

0-40 on Andreev's serve.

Nadie
09-21-2007, 09:17 AM
:devil: well, it's 1;15 pm in Moscow, and lot of people are stil at work :fiery: like me :lol:

why do they start so early? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:18 AM
0:40

Fantastic defense from Haas! Andreev with powerful fhs. But Haas stays in the rally and takes the rebreak thanks to a bh DTL.

1:1.

Truc
09-21-2007, 09:18 AM
Nice BH winner from Haas to get the break.
(The rest of the game was just horrible from Andreev, TBH.)

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:19 AM
Yeah, but 500-600 ppl in a DC SF? Come on.

MariaV
09-21-2007, 09:21 AM
Yeah, but 500-600 ppl in a DC SF? Come on.

It's typical for Moscow, people are at work and Moscow's traffic is a total nightmare. Peope will get there for the 2nd match later. :)

Even at the start of the FINAL vs ARG last year on Friday it wasn't full.

Nadie
09-21-2007, 09:24 AM
:scratch: I think this happens every time :lol: the attendance of Friday's matches is :help: even @ final there were more Argies than Russians :haha:


and Marat isn't there :spit:

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:24 AM
Well if you say so. :)
At least those who are there are making some noise. What are they shouting?

fh winner Andreev. BP

fh netted. Break Russia.

2*:1 Russia.

Bloodletting
09-21-2007, 09:25 AM
anyone has any stream for this? thanks.

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:29 AM
bh drop shot volley from Haas. 30 all
bh return wide. 40:30
fh wide.

3:1 Russia

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:32 AM
3*:2 Russia

MariaV
09-21-2007, 09:35 AM
:scratch: I think this happens every time :lol: the attendance of Friday's matches is :help: even @ final there were more Argies than Russians :haha:


and Marat isn't there :spit:

Hehe, I didn't expect Marat to be there, he needs to acclimatize after getting back down from the mountains, wherever he is right now.

Nadie
09-21-2007, 09:37 AM
Hehe, I didn't expect Marat to be there, he needs to acclimatize after getting back down from the mountains, wherever he is right now.

I meant some people aren't going to attend this DC because Marat won't play :spit: ;)

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:40 AM
Another booming fh winner from Andreev. BP

bh on Haas' feet. Break.
5*:2 Andreev

MariaV
09-21-2007, 09:44 AM
I meant some people aren't going to attend this DC because Marat won't play :spit: ;)

:o :o :( So they are not patriots or true tennis fans, just Marat 'fangirls' or 'fanboys' as Glenn calls them? :tape:

Yappa
09-21-2007, 09:44 AM
6:2 Andreev. Easy work for Russia.

scarecrows
09-21-2007, 09:45 AM
will Davydenko play the 2nd match?

MariaV
09-21-2007, 09:49 AM
will Davydenko play the 2nd match?

Hi Genci! :wavey:
Yes he SHOULD play, in his itw last night he said the wrist was OK and he was in a very good mood. :) He had trained yesterday without any problems (at least that's what ppl said). :shrug:

Nadie
09-21-2007, 09:50 AM
:o :o :( So they are not patriots or true tennis fans, just Marat 'fangirls' or 'fanboys' as Glenn calls them? :tape:

I guess they are :lol: :devil:

poor Tommy, stands are clapping at his faults :o :rolleyes:

scarecrows
09-21-2007, 09:54 AM
Hi Genci! :wavey:
Yes he SHOULD play, in his itw last night he said the wrist was OK and he was in a very good mood. :) He had trained yesterday without any problems (at least that's what ppl said). :shrug:

:wavey:

hopefully he is really OK

Kohli is a tough opponent

Bad Religion
09-21-2007, 09:54 AM
Vamos clay court clown !!

Yappa
09-21-2007, 10:38 AM
There goes the 2nd set with the same score as the 1st one. Not too long until the Davydenko-Kohlschreiber match.

Yappa
09-21-2007, 11:13 AM
6:2 x 3. GSM Andreev.

TommyB.
09-21-2007, 11:16 AM
Tommy :help:

But well played Igor. :hatoff:

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:43 PM
first set TB between Davy & Kohli

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:46 PM
Kohli 3-1*

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:47 PM
Kohli *4-2

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:48 PM
5-2**

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:49 PM
Kohli **5-4

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:51 PM
5 all

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:51 PM
set point Davy

tennisgal_001
09-21-2007, 12:55 PM
What the hell happened to Kohl, from 5-2 up in the TB, I thought he had it.

Davydenko 7-6(5)!!!

Labamba
09-21-2007, 12:55 PM
set Davydenko 7-6(5)

Kohli crumbles under pressure

KalleOnAir
09-21-2007, 12:57 PM
auf gehts Kohli :D

gooooo Germany !!!!!!!

TommyB.
09-21-2007, 12:59 PM
needless

Go Kohli, Davy doesn't look unbeatable today.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 01:34 PM
easy set for Kohli 6-2

Davy doesn't play his best stuff in DC atmosphere

MariaV
09-21-2007, 01:37 PM
Is Davy's wrist still bothering him? Or is it really the atmosphere? :o :scared:
And how did Kohli lose the first set TB, he could have it 2-0 by now. :lol: :help:

scarecrows
09-21-2007, 01:42 PM
Davy looks done

MariaV
09-21-2007, 01:44 PM
Davy looks done

:wavey: Watching the stream?

scarecrows
09-21-2007, 01:45 PM
:wavey: Watching the stream?

no, DSF - german channel

but i'll go to tennis now :wavey:

MariaV
09-21-2007, 01:46 PM
no, DSF - german channel

but i'll go to tennis now :wavey:

OK, have fun! ;) I need to go home soon. :wavey:

Truc
09-21-2007, 02:19 PM
Is Davy's wrist still bothering him? Or is it really the atmosphere?He's moving poorly, he plays half-hearted. Woeful.
It's a poor match, Kohli isn't doing anything special either. He gets the job done, but nothing amazing.

Davydenko already was the weak link of the Russian team against France (poor against Paulo, useless in doubles), I don't know why he is playing...

Labamba
09-21-2007, 02:21 PM
Kohli 6-7(5) 6-2 6-2

poor play from Kolya

SwiSha
09-21-2007, 02:27 PM
kohli plays good

Truc
09-21-2007, 03:11 PM
He's playing OK, sure, but it's not like he was playing out of his mind and cracking BH winners all over the place in the sets 2 and 3. Davydenko's many errors really looked "unforced" everytime I was watching.

The 4th set is better, not so dull anymore from Davydenko.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:18 PM
5th set

Kohli 1-0*

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:24 PM
Kolya saves a bp and holds, 1-1

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:32 PM
this time Kohli saves 2 bp's, 2-1*

TMJordan
09-21-2007, 03:34 PM
Come on Kohli, make Tarpi sweat.

ciprianned
09-21-2007, 03:34 PM
DAVYDENKO N. (RUS) KOHLSCHREIB P. (GER) 7-6 2-6 2-6 6-4 1-2
GO Philip :D

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:36 PM
2-2

Truc
09-21-2007, 03:36 PM
Easy hold for Davydenko.
It's been much, much better since I complained a few posts ago, it's actually a good match now.
Always better when both guys look like they are trying. ^^

Ays25
09-21-2007, 03:38 PM
typical kohls
misses lots of chances and leads
only to lose with some dumb errors
he never wins a close - vital match.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:39 PM
Kolya *3-2

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:42 PM
4-2*

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:48 PM
Kolya *4-3

4 hours played

Truc
09-21-2007, 03:53 PM
The unforced errors stats are impressive, lol.

Great fight from Kohli. He came back from 0-40 on his own serve and then breaks Davydenko to love (with the help of Davydenko too - UE, DF...)

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:53 PM
Kohli breaks back, Davy will ruin the wasted chances in the previous game

4-4

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:57 PM
Kohli 5-4*

Truc
09-21-2007, 03:57 PM
Davydenko back to his level from sets 2 and 3, he's been plain horrible in the last 3 games.

5-4 Kohli, allez!

TMJordan
09-21-2007, 03:58 PM
Kohli :rocker2:

Truc
09-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Davy unlucky on the first point, 0-15.

0-30, now don't choke, please. :rocker2:

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:59 PM
*0-30

Ays25
09-21-2007, 03:59 PM
cmon K do it

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:00 PM
*15-30

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:00 PM
30 all

Truc
09-21-2007, 04:00 PM
Merde, 2 UE, 30-30.

UE #94 for Kohli according to the stats we see on TV. :lol:

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:01 PM
*40-30

Ays25
09-21-2007, 04:02 PM
bye bye k

Truc
09-21-2007, 04:02 PM
And 95th UE from Kohli, 5-5.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:03 PM
Davy gets off the hook, 5 all

Ays25
09-21-2007, 04:05 PM
i didnt see that game but im pretty sure k made 4 dumb errors to lose the gamre

Truc
09-21-2007, 04:06 PM
Nice BH winner, 6-5.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:06 PM
Kohli 6-5*

somehow I don't see Davy winning this

Ays25
09-21-2007, 04:06 PM
no TB here
germany will lose the tie anyway but at least we will have some action on sunday if K wins

KalleOnAir
09-21-2007, 04:06 PM
:scared:

fight Kohli!!!

Truc
09-21-2007, 04:08 PM
Nice point from Kohli, 15-30.

Ays25
09-21-2007, 04:08 PM
15-30
get 2 mps

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:09 PM
*15-30

the end is here

Truc
09-21-2007, 04:09 PM
Kohli wastes a HUGE chance (he would have had 2 MP) and destroys his racquet.

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:10 PM
mp Kohl

Truc
09-21-2007, 04:10 PM
:woohoo:
It's well deserved. :yeah: Great comeback in the 5th set.

Another UE from Davy on MP, btw.

Ays25
09-21-2007, 04:10 PM
at last he won a close important match.
well done K

Labamba
09-21-2007, 04:10 PM
GSM Kohli :yeah:

KalleOnAir
09-21-2007, 04:12 PM
:banana:

TheBoiledEgg
09-21-2007, 04:13 PM
Kolya you moron
should have been two breaks up in 5th.

GustavoM_Fan
09-21-2007, 04:16 PM
this Kohlschreiber is the man playing DC :worship:

Royston63
09-22-2007, 06:40 AM
nice to read it... Kohli beat Davy in Moscow in DC... :)

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:12 AM
Es geht los.
Tursunov to serve.

Kohlmann (co-commentator) just said Waske had to take pain killers for his elbow before the match...

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Waske serving first for Germany.

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:20 AM
Petzschner is doing OK so far, he already won a few points at net and just made a really great return, doesn't seem too nervous for his first DC match.

avocadoe
09-22-2007, 11:32 AM
link to another live scoring sb, point by point, please???? my DC scoreboards aren't working...

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:34 AM
Petzschner is doing more than OK. ^^ So glad he is on the team, he's definitely easier to cheer on than Kohlmann for me.

4-2 Germany, Youzhny to serve now.
The Russian boys are playing really poorly so far.

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:42 AM
A couple of nice volleys from Waske on Petzschner's service game. :yeah:
Still waiting for the Russians to wake up, they aren't doing anything atm.

Russia *3-5 30-30

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:43 AM
Good defense from Waske, SP Germany.

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:44 AM
Lucky return from Petzschner on setpoint (but it's deserved :p), 6-3 Germany!

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:46 AM
Waske to serve first in the 2nd set.

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:49 AM
Great volleys again from both Germans in the first service game.
Germany 6-3 1-0*, Tursunov serving for Russia.

Yappa
09-22-2007, 11:50 AM
Till now, nothing to worry for the german team. Hopefully they win it in straight sets.

Truc
09-22-2007, 11:57 AM
I prefer they win in 5 dramatic sets so Youzhny gets a bit tired for tomorrow (+ it's too one-sided so far and also, I wouldn't mind watching Petzschner a little bit longer).

Petzschner holds to love, 6-3, 2-1*

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:04 PM
0-40 out of the blue on Waske's serve (a few poor volleys and a DF).

Break Russia.

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:08 PM
The Germans can't hit the ball properly to save their life all of a sudden.

Easy hold for Tursunov to 15, 6-3 *2-4

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:10 PM
Petzschner holds to love, 6-3 3-4*

Yappa
09-22-2007, 12:12 PM
I hope you're satisfied, Truc. ;)

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:13 PM
No, it's a bit too dull, Youzhny holds to love too without having to do anything special.
Waske serving, 6-3 *3-5

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:15 PM
Waske broken again, Youzhny is finally awake, made a great return and a good volley on the last point.

6-3 3-6

Yappa
09-22-2007, 12:15 PM
What a turn of events. Waske loses his serve for a 2nd time.
3:6

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:20 PM
Yep, it's crazy how Waske's level dropped in the 2nd set. I hope his elbow isn't bothering him.

Tursunov holds, 6-3 3-6 *0-1, Waske serving ( :scared: )

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:24 PM
What a relief, Waske holds.

Truc
09-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Youzhny holds after a bit of a struggle again (0-30).
Waske keeps wasting chances.

JMG
09-22-2007, 12:30 PM
Waske's return is totally off at the moment.

Yappa
09-22-2007, 12:37 PM
Tursunovs smash is out and BP Germany, but Youzhny with two good serves in a row.

A good volley from Youzhny. Russia holds.

4:3

Truc
09-22-2007, 01:04 PM
Set Germany after a great tiebreak.
I think I'll take a win in 4 sets too now, I just wanted some drama and the end of the 3rd set was pretty exciting.

Petzschner is my new hero.

TommyB.
09-22-2007, 01:06 PM
Petzschner looks great so far.

Auf geht's Germany!! :)

TMJordan
09-22-2007, 01:12 PM
Petzschner :rocker2:

scarecrows
09-22-2007, 01:21 PM
I'm watching Petz for the first time ever

pkubik
09-22-2007, 01:24 PM
is there any injury in german team? because there was some break after deuce...

Yappa
09-22-2007, 01:25 PM
Waske in trouble when serving due to pain in his arm. Took a medical timeout at Deuce. After that, he managed to hold.

2:1 Germany in the 4th set.

Yappa
09-22-2007, 01:57 PM
Waske holds again, although he can't serve with full power. The Russian can't take advantage of that.

6:5 Germany.

zxcv
09-22-2007, 04:30 PM
Russia :(:(:(:(:(

TommyB.
09-23-2007, 08:46 AM
today's matches:

Youzhny vs. Petzschner
Andreev vs. Kohlschreiber

Truc
09-23-2007, 09:08 AM
:help:
Poor Tommy.

DSF :mad: I just saw Bandermann making an announcement from Moscow, but I had the sound off, what did he say? When will our live coverage start?
And is there a livestream somewhere?

Five
09-23-2007, 09:13 AM
:help:
Poor Tommy.

DSF :mad: I just saw Bandermann making an announcement from Moscow, but I had the sound off, what did he say? When will our live coverage start?
And is there a livestream somewhere?

12.30 after that stupid Stuggart manager :mad::mad:

Labamba
09-23-2007, 09:13 AM
would be like a fairytale if Petzschner won it here

TommyB.
09-23-2007, 09:13 AM
I guess coverage starts at 1:30 pm. :(

DSF shows the important football talk "Doppelpass" at first. ;)

Serg0moL-
09-23-2007, 09:14 AM
what do you think about Andreev - Kohlschreiber. who will win? who is better on clay?

Five
09-23-2007, 09:15 AM
Come on Misha. You can do it :mad::mad:

Five
09-23-2007, 09:15 AM
what do you think about Andreev - Kohlschreiber. who will win? who is better on clay?

For that to matter Youzhny has to win his match first :o

scarecrows
09-23-2007, 09:16 AM
what do you think about Andreev - Kohlschreiber. who will win? who is better on clay?

Andreev has a better record but Kohli can step up in key matches

Serg0moL-
09-23-2007, 09:17 AM
yea we all know that youzhny will win this match. but if youzhny win this match who do you think andreev or kohl?

Five
09-23-2007, 09:21 AM
yea we all know that youzhny will win this match. but if youzhny win this match who do you think andreev or kohl?

:tape: iam not so sure about that :rolleyes:

scarecrows
09-23-2007, 09:24 AM
Youzhny might not win this match

GustavoM_Fan
09-23-2007, 09:28 AM
Petzschner actually is better than Benji Becker...

vs Youzhny will be a hard match..

Labamba
09-23-2007, 09:44 AM
Youzhny 6-4

Petzschner with too many errors (4 winners/18 ue's)

zicofirol
09-23-2007, 09:48 AM
why is haas not playing?

kiwi10is
09-23-2007, 09:52 AM
why is haas not playing?

he is sick.... stomach

GustavoM_Fan
09-23-2007, 09:55 AM
why is haas not playing?

Petzschner is reeplacing Haas in todays singles.
According to German media Tommy had diarrhoea last night and a gastroenteritis. :rolleyes:

JMG
09-23-2007, 10:04 AM
According to German media Tommy had diarrhoea last night and a gastroenteritis. :rolleyes:

Pussy

kiwi10is
09-23-2007, 10:06 AM
Pussy

Correct!! Kiefer would have been better than Haas even though he didn't play on clay for 16 months...

Andre♥
09-23-2007, 10:27 AM
This is the price you pay for putting a challenger player on a live rubber of DC SF.

Petzschner is playing a good match, but obviously he shits on his pants on any moment of pressure, just like in this last game.

Veronique
09-23-2007, 10:31 AM
Youzhny has way too much big matches experience for Petzschner. Winning Doubles with a partner is one thing, the singles are bringing him back to earth.

Labamba
09-23-2007, 11:15 AM
Petzschner takes the 3rd set :)

6-4 6-4 3-6

Horatio Caine
09-23-2007, 11:17 AM
This is the price you pay for putting a challenger player on a live rubber of DC SF.

Petzschner is playing a good match, but obviously he shits on his pants on any moment of pressure, just like in this last game.

It's not like they had other options mate. :shrug:

Russia was always going to have the 4th rubber sealed...the 5th is the more interesting one.

JMG
09-23-2007, 11:35 AM
Haas would have been at least 50/50 vs Youzhny.

Bad Religion
09-23-2007, 11:40 AM
Correct!! Kiefer would have been better than Haas even though he didn't play on clay for 16 months...

Gimme a break !!

Kiwi playing on clay is a bigger clown than Hass playing on clay

Tommy has done better on clay in the past than Kiefer

SwiSha
09-23-2007, 11:45 AM
Correct!! Kiefer would have been better than Haas even though he didn't play on clay for 16 months...

just like last time when he blew a 7-5 4-0 lead in a St petersburg final agianst Andreev?

Kiefer on clay is fuckin useless, add to that that he is always bad handling pressure

Horatio Caine
09-23-2007, 11:51 AM
just like last time when he blew a 7-5 4-0 lead in a St petersburg final agianst Andreev?


How did I forget that one? :lol: :eek:

SwiSha
09-23-2007, 11:56 AM
How did I forget that one? :lol: :eek:

you me and BG were in pain after that one and tried to to not ever talk about it again

:lol:

JMG
09-23-2007, 12:04 PM
Kiefer would have had a good chance against Youzhny, but maybe they would have lost the doubles then with Kiefer/Waske.

Serg0moL-
09-23-2007, 12:06 PM
What do you think about this match. Andreev - Kohlschreiber. who will win? who is a choker?

SwiSha
09-23-2007, 12:17 PM
Kiefer would have had a good chance against Youzhny, but maybe they would have lost the doubles then with Kiefer/Waske.

dont trust Kiefer when he is playing davis Cup matches

tennisgal_001
09-23-2007, 03:10 PM
GSM Andreev 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-3

Russia into the final! :bigclap2:

saab95
09-29-2007, 06:52 AM
some photos

http://t-bm.ru/gallery.php?galleryid=5

to be contin.... soon