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Europe/Africa Zone Group II 3rd round: South Africa at Monaco (September 19-21, 2008)

Zirconek
09-01-2008, 07:20 PM
Europe/Africa Zone Group II 2008

South Africa defeated Monaco 3-2 in Monaco
South Africa is promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2009.
Monaco remains at Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2009.

Venue: Monte Carlo Country Cllub, Roquebrune Cap Martin
Stadium Capacity: 300
Dates: 19 September - 21 September 2008
Day 1: 1100 hrs (0900 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1030 hrs (0830 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Babolat Team

Monaco
Jean-Rene Lisnard
Benjamin Balleret
Clement Morel
Guillaume Couillard
Captain: Emmanuel Hessner

South Africa
Kevin Anderson
Rik De Voest
Izak Van Der Merwe
Jeff Coetzee
Captain: John Laffnie de Jager

R1 - K.ANDERSON (RSA) def. B.BALLERET (MON)
6-7(7) 6-2 2-6 6-3 6-0
R2 - R.DE VOEST (RSA) def. J.LISNARD (MON)
4-6 6-4 7-5 7-6(4)
R3 - G.COUILLARD / J.LISNARD (MON) def. J.COETZEE / I.VAN DER MERWE (RSA)
6-2 3-6 6-4 6-4
R4 - J.LISNARD (MON) def. K.ANDERSON (RSA)
6-3 6-4 7-6(2)
R5 - R.DE VOEST (RSA) def. B.BALLERET (MON)
7-5 6-2 6-1



Tie details: http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010200


Head to head: South Africa leads Monaco 1-0
Last meeting: 1967: South africa d. Monaco 5-0, in Monaco, Europe Zone B quarterfinal

Zirconek
09-09-2008, 03:48 PM
Monaco
Jean-Rene Lisnard
Benjamin Balleret
Clement Morel
Guillaume Couillard
Captain: Emmanuel Hessner

South Africa
Kevin Anderson
Rik De Voest
Izak Van Der Merwe
Jeff Coetzee
Captain: John Laffnie de Jager

Blarghman
09-18-2008, 07:02 AM
I assume this matchup favours the South Africans, but I'm not sure how well their guys play on clay :shrug:

Monaco have not lost in three years on clay, but that loss was to Norway :retard:

So South Africa should be pretty safe, especially since Balleret has seemed to struggle with his form, mostly playing futures events, unlike the South African guys. Lisnard might be good for a point, but I can't see him powering them to a win.

Labamba
09-18-2008, 11:24 AM
R1 - B.BALLERET (MON) v K.ANDERSON (RSA)
R2 - J.LISNARD (MON) v R.DE VOEST (RSA)
R3 - G.COUILLARD / J.LISNARD (MON) v J.COETZEE / I.VAN DER MERWE (RSA)
R4 - J.LISNARD (MON) v K.ANDERSON (RSA)
R5 - B.BALLERET (MON) v R.DE VOEST (RSA)

Labamba
09-18-2008, 11:36 AM
hopefully SA will get promoted, I don't want to see them in Group II next year

Luis83
09-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Livescore Balleret-Anderson???

CooCooCachoo
09-19-2008, 12:21 PM
So Oger and Morel did not want to play? :p

CooCooCachoo
09-19-2008, 12:23 PM
hopefully SA will get promoted, I don't want to see them in Group II next year

It's tough, as all the South Africans are absolute claycourt noobs. Anderson and De Voest are horrible on it. Haven't seen Izak play on clay, but his game is fitted to a tee to hardcourts, so I can't imagine him doing well.

Lisnard and Balleret, on the other hand, excel on the red dirt. Then again, Balleret is not in shape, and the Monegasque team has no doubles skills so South Africa has one win in the bag already.

ae wowww
09-19-2008, 06:37 PM
Go Sa!

bigpupik9
09-19-2008, 06:47 PM
any news?

bigpupik9
09-19-2008, 06:55 PM
R1 - K.ANDERSON (RSA) def. B.BALLERET (MON) 6-7(7) 6-2 2-6 6-3 6-0
R2 - J.LISNARD (MON) v R.DE VOEST (RSA)6-4 4-6 5-7

Garson007
09-19-2008, 08:31 PM
R2 - J.LISNARD (MON) v R.DE VOEST (RSA)6-4 4-6 5-7
To be finished tomorrow?

Fro_Lech
09-20-2008, 01:14 PM
R2 - R.DE VOEST (RSA) def. J.LISNARD (MON)
4-6 6-4 7-5 7-6(4)

scarecrows
09-20-2008, 03:53 PM
JRL :sad:

JeffCandoi
09-20-2008, 04:40 PM
SA :banana:

PereRibaFan
09-20-2008, 04:44 PM
Monaco still alive :D

R3 - G.COUILLARD / J.LISNARD (MON) def. J.COETZEE / I.VAN DER MERWE (RSA)
6-2 3-6 6-4 6-4

Garson007
09-21-2008, 03:47 PM
R4 - J.LISNARD (MON) def. K.ANDERSON (RSA)
6-3 6-4 7-6(2)

R5 - R.DE VOEST (RSA) def. B.BALLERET (MON)
7-5 6-2 6-1

:worship: :bigclap:

ae wowww
09-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Great win, Group I next up!

Jozie
09-21-2008, 06:10 PM
Well done S.A. :clap2:

shotgun
09-21-2008, 07:53 PM
Good stuff South Africans, back where they belong.

Labamba
09-21-2008, 09:37 PM
didn't think it would go to 5th rubber :eek:

well done SA

NyGeL
09-22-2008, 03:13 AM
It's tough, as all the South Africans are absolute claycourt noobs. Anderson and De Voest are horrible on it. Haven't seen Izak play on clay, but his game is fitted to a tee to hardcourts, so I can't imagine him doing well.

Lisnard and Balleret, on the other hand, excel on the red dirt. Then again, Balleret is not in shape, and the Monegasque team has no doubles skills so South Africa has one win in the bag already.

lol, next time Nadal faces a player ranked around 100, please assure that he will win :devil:

ae wowww
10-12-2008, 04:48 PM
lol, next time Nadal faces a player ranked around 100, please assure that he will win :devil:

:lol: Classic CooCoo knowledge & predictions.