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World Group Play-offs: Korea, Rep. at Slovak Republic (September 21-23, 2008)

Zirconek
09-19-2007, 11:46 PM
Team Nominations:

Slovakia: Lukas Lacko, Michal Mertinak, Ivo Klec, Martin Klizan (captain: Miloslav Mecir)
South Korea: Hyung Taik-Lee, Kyu-Tae Im, Woong-Sun Jun, Jae-Sung An (captain: Young-Dai Jeon)


Location: Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Stadium Capacity: 4,100
Date: 21 September - 23 September 2007
Day 1: 1500 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1300 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Indoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Fort All Court

http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100008933

Labamba
09-20-2007, 01:17 PM
Friday
Martin Klizan (SVK) v Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Woong-Sun Jun (KOR)

Saturday
Ivo Klec/Michal Mertinak (SVK) v Woong-Sun Jun/Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)

Sunday
Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
Martin Klizan (SVK) v Woong-Sun Jun (KOR)

Lee should win both his singles rubbers, but this might be decided in the 5th rubber. All the pressure on Klizan, still Slovakia 3-2

Jimnik
09-20-2007, 01:58 PM
Lacko is having a great year and he seems to always be under-estimated. Interesting that Klizan is playing, not Mertinak. They're obviously going for youth and don't fancy Mertinak on clay.

Lee has to win his two singles rubbers and probably the doubles too. Korea has a real shot at this. :yeah:

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:04 PM
Lee 6-3

Labamba
09-21-2007, 03:58 PM
Lee 6-3 6-0 6-1

HT solid as ever, didn't face a bp on clay

Labamba
09-21-2007, 05:55 PM
Lacko 6-3 6-2 :smoke:

finish it in 3

Flanders
09-21-2007, 06:15 PM
Lacko 6-3 6-2 :smoke:

finish it in 3

WTF is going on with him doesn't he know that the match is not 2/3 but 3/5 sets? :mad: Hope he retires and not lose like a stupid....

Zirconek
09-21-2007, 06:52 PM
Lukas Lacko d. Woong-Sun Jun 6-3 6-2 7-6(2)

Flanders
09-21-2007, 06:52 PM
Lacko def. W.S Jun 63/62/76(2) . Gave me some impressions that Lacko is having some kind an injury because at the begining of the third set he didn't managed to win many points even on his own serve....I guess he was just playing with my heart and he knew what he was doing. ;) Lacko :worship:

Labamba
09-22-2007, 12:06 PM
Saturday
Ivo Klec/Michal Mertinak (SVK) v Woong-Sun Jun/Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)


two changes

Lacko/Mertinak v Im/Lee

Labamba
09-22-2007, 12:37 PM
Korea 6-0

:haha:

Zirconek
09-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Korea 6-0

:haha:

Mertinak is injured (knee) :awww: that's why he didn't play singles
And Hrbaty is not playing because he is recovering from an operation (don't ask me what kind of operation).
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=14278

Labamba
09-22-2007, 01:15 PM
Korea 6-0 6-3

I think they have never won a doubles rubber on clay before

Labamba
09-22-2007, 01:16 PM
Mertinak is injured (knee) :awww: that's why he didn't play singles
And Hrbaty is not playing because he is recovering from an operation (don't ask me what kind of operation).
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=14278

Why is Mertinak playing if he's injured? :confused:

Zirconek
09-22-2007, 01:19 PM
Why is Mertinak playing if he's injured? :confused:

I think he is not exactly injured.
Although the more experienced Michal Mertinak, ranked 185, had been
favoured to take the Slovak No.2 slot, he has been struggling with a knee
injury and will be saved for the doubles on Saturday
He won Bucharest doubles title with Marach last weekend :p

Labamba
09-22-2007, 01:25 PM
He won Bucharest doubles title with Marach last weekend :p

yeah, he should be fine

this a shock result for sure

Zirconek
09-22-2007, 01:33 PM
yeah, he should be fine

this a shock result for sure

yes, that's shocking. I wonder why they didn't pick Cervenak or Capkovic (maybe they refused) or even Klec, who is in the squad, for singles. Klizan is still too young.

Labamba
09-22-2007, 02:03 PM
GSM Im/Lee 6-0 6-3 6-2

Korea 2-1

keqtqiadv
09-22-2007, 02:42 PM
Korea :worship:

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 03:08 AM
Oh YEAH!!!! :banana:

Finish them off Lee.

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 02:14 PM
Lacko-Lee 3-6 3-6 6-4 0-0*

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 02:42 PM
Lacko-Lee 3-6 3-6 6-4 1-5*

40-30 MP!

Saved.

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 02:44 PM
Saved 2 BPs

Ad Lee MP #2

Saved again

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 02:45 PM
Ad Lee MP #3

Saved again

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 02:46 PM
Ad Lee MP #4

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 02:48 PM
GSM Lee 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-1 :woohoo:

Slovakia 1-3 Korea

Korea through to the World Group FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Zirconek
09-23-2007, 02:50 PM
Congrats to Korea :yeah:

Slovakia :awww: :hug:
they won't have troubles playing Group I and then play-offs again next year.

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 05:08 PM
Mertinak def And 6-3 6-2