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World Group 1st Round: Belgium at Czech Republic (February 8-10, 2008)

smucav
01-29-2008, 07:31 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010157
World Group 2008 1st Round
CEZ Arena, Ostrava
Stadium Capacity: 6784
08 February-10 February 2008
Day 1: 1500 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Surface: Carpet-Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson Australian Open

Czech Republic leads Belgium 6-3
Last meeting:
World Group 1999 1st Round
Belgium defeated Czech Republic 3-2 in Belgium

smucav
01-29-2008, 07:33 PM
The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2008 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round and 16 Zonal ties to be played on 8-10 February.

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND
CZECH REPUBLIC v BELGIUM
Venue: CEZ Arena, Ostrava (carpet - indoors)

Czech Republic
Tomas Berdych
Radek Stepanek
Lukas Dlouhy
Pavel Vizner
Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

Belgium
Olivier Rochus
Steve Darcis
Kristof Vliegen
Ruben Bemelmans
Captain: Julien Hoferlin

Zirconek
01-30-2008, 12:40 PM
I expect the Czechs to win at home.
If they advance, they play against Russia away or against Serbia (then I don't know if it goes to draw or if it will be played in Serbia, since the last meeting was in 1991, Czechoslovakia lost to Yugoslavia playing at home).

Zirconek
02-07-2008, 01:50 PM
Day 1: 1500 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
R1 - T.BERDYCH (CZE) v K.VLIEGEN (BEL)
R2 - R.STEPANEK (CZE) v S.DARCIS (BEL)


Day 2: 1400 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
R3 - L.DLOUHY / P.VIZNER (CZE) v R.BEMELMANS / O.ROCHUS (BEL)


Day 3: 1300 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
R4 - T.BERDYCH (CZE) v S.DARCIS (BEL)
R5 - R.STEPANEK (CZE) v K.VLIEGEN (BEL)

Zirconek
02-08-2008, 06:39 PM
Day 1
Czech Republic leads Belgium 2-0

Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Kristof Vliegen (BEL) 6-3 6-1 6-4
Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-4 7-6(4) 7-6(5)

TankingTheSet
02-09-2008, 01:24 PM
I don't understand why the Czech coach always choses his singles players for the doubles. It happened last time too. Stepanek probably needs a rest. Or is Dlouhy injured or something?

Zirconek
02-09-2008, 02:18 PM
I don't understand why the Czech coach always choses his singles players for the doubles. It happened last time too. Stepanek probably needs a rest. Or is Dlouhy injured or something?

I don't understand either. Stepanek, however, is a very good doubles player.

Zirconek
02-09-2008, 04:43 PM
Berdych/Stepanek d. Vliegen/O. Rochus 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 7-5 5-7 6-4

Czech Republic plays the winner of Russia vs Serbia in April 11-13