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Asia/Oceania Zone Group I 2nd round: Thailand at Australia (April 11-13, 2008)

Zirconek
03-05-2008, 02:07 PM
Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre, Townsville
Stadium Capacity: 4657
11 April - 13 April 2008
Day 1: 1100 hrs (0100 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (0400 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (0100 hrs GMT)
Surface: Hard (Decoturf) - Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson US Open All Court


http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010181

Australia
Lleyton Hewitt
Peter Luczak
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley
Captain: John Fitzgerald

Thailand
Danai Udomchoke
Weerapat Doakmaiklee
Kirati Siributwong
Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana
Captain: Tanakorn Srichaphan


First meeting

Zirconek
03-13-2008, 05:28 PM
Tomic to be a hitting partner
Teenage sensation Bernard Tomic has been named as the Australian Davis Cup team hitting partner for the upcoming tie against Thailand in Townsville next month.

The fifteen-year-old became the youngest ever boy to win a junior grand slam title when he defeated Chinese Tapei’s Tsung-Hua Yang to take the Australian Open boys’ title back in January.

"It will be a great thing to hit with all the senior guys up there. I am really looking forward to it, it is going to be a terrific experience," Tomic said.


http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14542

aussie_fan
03-14-2008, 04:45 AM
They better show this on tv here.

aussie_fan
03-17-2008, 08:52 AM
They better show this on tv here.

Channel Seven :( :mad:


Davis Cup TV snub

LENDL RYAN

23Feb08

TOWNSVILLE'S Davis Cup tie has faulted before a ball has even been served after event broadcaster
Channel Seven revealed it won't telecasting the fixture.

The decision had left Tennis Australia and organisers scrambling to find a replacement network, or risk losing out on millions of dollars worth of exposure for the sport and Townsville.

"Under Channel Seven's contract they don't have to telecast a tie which is not in the world group, which this isn't, it's back in the zone group, so they are quite within their rights to not telecast it," a Tennis Australia spokesperson said yesterday.

"There may be another network which can pick the tie up which we are now in the process of negotiating.

"Our broadcast team should come to a decision in the next few weeks."

The event, scheduled for April 11 to 13 at the Townsville Entertainment Centre, would feature the cream of Australian men's tennis, led by Lleyton Hewitt, taking on Thailand.

It was expected to inject more than $5 million into the city.

Independent council candidate Doug Kingston, who was instrumental in securing Townsville's last taste of Davis Cup action in 1998, said a lack of television coverage would be a `massive setback' to the region.

"What it does is rob Townsville of million of dollars of free publicity," he said.

"When we made the bid for the event, in the back of our minds was not only that we would get the best tennis players here for people to see, but that we would get some exposure as well."

Mr Kingston recalled the enormous boost the event gave the region 10 years ago.

"Channel Seven did a fantastic job showcasing the city," he said.

"Before the start of play and between matches on the Friday and Sunday when there were two singles, they had travel-like features on Townsville and Magnetic Island.

"Those free travel pieces showed Townsville in a very good light and you couldn't put a value on that exposure, but I would expect it would cost millions.

"Personally, I had phone calls from friends and relatives all over Australia saying they had seen it."

Townsville aced strong competition from Wollongong and Newcastle to secure next April's tie, becoming one of just a few Australian cities to host the international event twice.

Tickets were snapped up fast, including all 32 corporate boxes.

Townsville Tennis president Vic Bayer said residents unable to secure a seat and young players hoping to watch their idols in action would be the big losers.

"It would be nice to have the television exposure because we are expecting tickets to be sold out and a lot of people won't be able to get a seat and without TV they won't see it at all," he said.

"It's also disappointing because we were hoping to use the event as a way of getting tennis a bit more exposure and lifting the profile in the region.

"When an event like this comes along people get interested and they take the sport up along with their children and without TV to generate that interest it's disappointing."


Source: Townsville Bulltin

Absoultely disgraceful from seven, got to support australian tennis throught he good times and the bad. Hope someone can pick this up, can't believe they wouldn't show a home bloody tie, they've gone to a new low.

baghdatis
03-17-2008, 09:29 AM
Channel 7= :retard:s

OMG :o :banghead: I just hope any other station can show this.

Matchu
03-19-2008, 11:51 AM
Australia chooses Hewitt, Luczak, Guccione and Hanley. Big suprise.

NyGeL
03-22-2008, 06:20 PM
where's the surprise?

Zirconek
03-23-2008, 12:17 AM
they didn't name Colin Ebelthite :shrug: :lol:

I guess Matchu was kidding ;)

Zirconek
03-25-2008, 08:14 PM
Srichaphan eyes Davis Cup return

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2008/200803/20080301/article_350557.htm

http://www.topix.com/tennis/paradorn-srichaphan/2008/02/paradorn-aims-for-comeback-in-time-for-april-davis-cup-tie

Zirconek
04-01-2008, 10:24 PM
AUSTRALIA
Lleyton Hewitt
Peter Luczak
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley
Captain: John Fitzgerald

THAILAND
Danai Udomchoke
Weerapat Doakmaiklee
Kirati Siributwong
Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana
Captain: Tanakorn Srichaphan

aussie_fan
04-02-2008, 01:01 PM
it's been confirmed, no tv station has picked this up here, can't believe a hone tie is going to get screwed like this, ABC or SBS should of got it, got to support the team in the good times and the bad.

Renaud
04-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Could anyone tell me why ratiwatana brothers are not going to play ?

CooCooCachoo
04-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Australia could also just send Challenger-level players. They'd still win.

aussie_fan
04-03-2008, 07:00 AM
Could anyone tell me why ratiwatana brothers are not going to play ?

geez, i just noticed that, that doesn't make any sort of sense, better for us

NyGeL
04-03-2008, 06:10 PM
No Ratiwana's?

this will be more easy than I thought

MusicMyst
04-07-2008, 02:24 PM
it's been confirmed, no tv station has picked this up here, can't believe a hone tie is going to get screwed like this, ABC or SBS should of got it, got to support the team in the good times and the bad.

I blame US college basketball for this. ;)

Labamba
04-10-2008, 08:09 AM
R1 - C.GUCCIONE (AUS) v D.UDOMCHOKE (THA)
R2 - L.HEWITT (AUS) v K.SIRIBUTWONG (THA)

R3 - P.HANLEY / L.HEWITT (AUS) v W.DOAKMAIKLEE / P.SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA)

R4 - L.HEWITT (AUS) v D.UDOMCHOKE (THA)
R5 - C.GUCCIONE (AUS) v K.SIRIBUTWONG (THA)

Thais would have needed Paradorn and the Ratiwatana's to make this interesting...

krystlel
04-10-2008, 08:18 AM
it's been confirmed, no tv station has picked this up here, can't believe a hone tie is going to get screwed like this, ABC or SBS should of got it, got to support the team in the good times and the bad.
I never read that article that dated back in March so thanks for posting that one.

Interesting how much effort that went into trying to get the tie being broadcasted on a television network. I agree that it should be shown on ABC or SBS if Seven doesn't want it.

aussie_fan
04-10-2008, 10:37 AM
I don't understand how something like ABC2 (they did WGII for Fed Cup last year) or SBS didn't pick it up, just send a couple of cameras at a couple of commentators for a few days and it'll be fine. It's not right. Doesn't feel like a davis cup weekend because i know i won't be watching it tomorrow.

Hopefully Chris beats Danai tomorrow so Lleyton doesn't have to play doubles on saturday.

Matchu
04-11-2008, 01:18 AM
please somebody tell me they have a live video link for this????

MusicMyst
04-11-2008, 01:39 AM
please somebody tell me they have a live video link for this????

Not that I know of, but Tennis Australia is providing some live commentary:

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/default.aspx?id=4&pageId=12022

aussie_fan
04-11-2008, 01:54 AM
today's going to be torture without tv coverage :o

Guccione leads 6-5, on serve int he first

krystlel
04-11-2008, 02:03 AM
At least there is live commentary and more updates this time.

First set to Udomchoke 7-6(3).

GustavoM_Fan
04-11-2008, 03:02 AM
Udomchoke leading Guccione 7-6(3) 3-0 :haha:

TankingTheSet
04-11-2008, 03:03 AM
Udomchoke had some kind of religious ritual performed a few months ago and he become a monk, his head was shaved.

It seems to be working!

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:04 AM
6-7(3) 7-6(6) 2-1 Great comeback by the Gucch

GustavoM_Fan
04-11-2008, 03:04 AM
:haha:

do u have this on tv?

Albop
04-11-2008, 03:05 AM
Udomchoke had some kind of religious ritual performed a few months ago and he become a monk, his head was shaved.

It seems to be working!

really?? :rolls:

aussie_fan
04-11-2008, 03:07 AM
well done chris on saving those 3 set points in the second, that was big.

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:07 AM
Tight match

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:08 AM
is www.oztennis.aceboard.com tennis forum dead

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:09 AM
it is not televised i think the tv stations found it not significant enough to televise. Stations would be willing to televise world group playoffs and beyond but not zonal groups

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:13 AM
Cmon Gucch break Udomchoke's serve

stonkvflash
04-11-2008, 03:15 AM
great work blood nut.

had 500 on them over 41 games. keep going you good thing.

stonkvflash
04-11-2008, 03:19 AM
i think $@M is there today. no doubt barracking for his countryman, u-dumb-choker ;)

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:22 AM
Cmon Gucch

Matchu
04-11-2008, 03:30 AM
Score update please the scoreboard seems to have frozen on me.

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 03:36 AM
7/6 6/7 6/4 1/2 Udomchoke.

stonkvflash
04-11-2008, 03:37 AM
on serve 4-4 last i heard..

GustavoM_Fan
04-11-2008, 03:40 AM
great work blood nut.

had 500 on them over 41 games. keep going you good thing.

what were the odds for +41 games?

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:42 AM
Cmon

krystlel
04-11-2008, 03:44 AM
Stupid scoreboard for not working now.

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:44 AM
Whats the score?

stonkvflash
04-11-2008, 03:45 AM
2.2

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 03:46 AM
That gotta be the worst livescore EVER.

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:46 AM
refresh scoreboard cmon

aussie_fan
04-11-2008, 03:47 AM
my scoeboard is having the same problem :o

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:49 AM
cmon gucch

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:50 AM
is www.oztennis.aceboard.com tennis forum dead

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:52 AM
cmon gucchie

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 03:54 AM
cmon

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 04:03 AM
The livescore is soooo good we'll probably see the result in daviscup.com before.

TankingTheSet
04-11-2008, 04:11 AM
Quote from the Tennis Australia scoreboard:

The pint-sized Thai hammers a forehand...

What a compliment :haha:

Matchu
04-11-2008, 04:12 AM
Guccione leads 5-4 in the 4th set.

Matchu
04-11-2008, 04:14 AM
Guccione wins 4th set 7-6 (6). Its a five setter.

krystlel
04-11-2008, 04:15 AM
Guccione won that set coming back from a 6-3 deficit in the tie-breaker again.

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 04:17 AM
UdomCHOKER. Two TBs leading 6-3 and lost.

rolandgarros
04-11-2008, 04:22 AM
UdomCHOKER...

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 04:29 AM
Quote from the Tennis Australia scoreboard:



What a compliment :haha:

:lol: the livescore guy isn't very... professional. :p

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 04:41 AM
Udomchoke saves a break point and it's 5/4 in the last set, on serve.

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:44 AM
cmon gucch

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:48 AM
does the 5th set in davis cup go to a tiebreak

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 04:48 AM
does the 5th set in davis cup go to a tiebreak

Never, mate. :)

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:49 AM
anyone?

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:49 AM
at this rate the match is gonna go forever. Who is most likely to make the breakthrough?

aussie_fan
04-11-2008, 04:51 AM
i still can't get live scores :mad:

TankingTheSet
04-11-2008, 04:52 AM
*6-5 Guccione

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:55 AM
If Guccione pulls this off, it would boost his confidence heaps. He has never really turned a match around.

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:56 AM
Chris Guccione (AUS) 6 (3) 7 (8) 4 7 (8) 7
Danai Udomchoke (THA) 7 (7) 6 (6) 6 6 (6) 5

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:56 AM
Gsm

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:57 AM
Chris Guccione 6-7(3) 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(6) 7-5

GlennMirnyi
04-11-2008, 04:57 AM
6/7 7/6 4/6 7/6 7/5 The Gooch. :worship:

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 04:58 AM
Great win> His confidence must be at an all time high after that. Udomchoke choked as he had match points and

aussie_fan
04-11-2008, 05:04 AM
I will say this one more time, i would loved to of seen this.

Well Done Chris, to save mps as well, great fightback, good for his confidence after all the times he has choked or been in a close match, i know it's to a player outside the top 200 though but still a ncie win.

This tie is wrapped up now, you would have to think

bad gambler
04-11-2008, 05:11 AM
Good fightback Gooch

aussie_fan
04-11-2008, 06:30 AM
damn, lleyton almost had the triple bagel, 6-0, 6-0, 5-1 now.

chris.hello92
04-11-2008, 06:48 AM
GSM Hewitt 6-0 6-0 6-1

Eva Kas-Jacobson
04-11-2008, 08:40 AM
Gucci :)

Matchu
04-12-2008, 02:47 AM
Any Doubles score update?

Slicevolley26
04-12-2008, 04:02 AM
If only the Guccione match was televised. It must've been epic to have seen that live. Hopefully we'll finish it off in the doubles.

Zirconek
04-12-2008, 11:34 AM
R3 - PAUL HANLEY / LEYTON HEWITT (AUS) def. WEERAPAT DOAKMAIKLEE / KIRATI SIRIBUTWONG (THA) 6-3 6-1 6-0

Australia defeats Thailand 3-0 and plays World Group Play-Offs (September 19-21, 2008)

~EMiLiTA~
04-13-2008, 02:33 AM
when do we find out who we're playing in Sept? after this weekend? it will be one of the countries that lost first round in the world group this year won't it?

MusicMyst
04-13-2008, 03:10 AM
when do we find out who we're playing in Sept? after this weekend? it will be one of the countries that lost first round in the world group this year won't it?

That information will be provided after this weekend.

http://www.daviscup.com/ties/wgpo.asp

Zirconek
04-13-2008, 09:42 AM
Sunday, April 13

dead rubbers

R4- Peter LUCZAK (AUS) d. Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA) 6-4 5-7 6-4
R5- Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) d. Weerapat DOAKMAIKLEE (THA) 6-2 7-6(1)


Australia d. Thailand 5-0 in ownsville, Australia

Australia to play World Group play-offs (September 19-21, 2008). Thailand stays at Asia/Oceania Group I in 2009

JeffCandoi
04-13-2008, 01:25 PM
aussies :rocker2: lets go to the world group again