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Davis Cup, World Group, Play-offs 2008

Getta
09-12-2008, 10:33 AM
DAVIS CUP

World Group, Play-offs 2008
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Stadium Capacity: 11000
19 September - 21 September 2008
Surface: Grass - Outdoors

Official Team Nominations

GREAT BRITAIN

Andy Murray
Alex Bogdanovic
Jamie Murray
Ross Hutchins

AUSTRIA

Jurgen Melzer
Alexander Peya
Martin Fischer
Julian Knowle

Oksan4ik
09-12-2008, 04:39 PM
i bet Andy will play against Melzer :p

jazar
09-12-2008, 07:46 PM
come on austria

Getta
09-12-2008, 09:17 PM
This is not the first time you post your crappy comments on Andy' forum.

i could have gone to see the match against almagro. i would have been cheering very loudly for nico

That was from Roland Garros Andy Murray's cheering thread.

Jazar, take your rubbish back and put them at their proper place. Which place? Well, this is your tonight homework.

decrepitude
09-12-2008, 10:40 PM
Ignore him, Getta, he is a WUM of the first order.

And bitter as hell over Andy's success because he proclaimed loudly a couple of years ago that Andy was lazy, useless and would get nowhere.

Getta
09-12-2008, 10:42 PM
i bet Andy will play against Melzer :p

According to Davis Cup Rules & Regulations:
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/DC_8631_original.PDF
(Page 18, Paragraph 37.b)

"The Number One ranked player of each team shall play against the Number Two of the opposing team on the first day, and the order of play shall be decided by lot".

Therefore, Friday' schedule should be: [Andy Murray vs. Alexander Peya] and [Alex Bogdanovic vs. Jurgen Melzer].
Don't know which match will be played first.

Getta
09-12-2008, 10:44 PM
I will follow your advice, decrep. Thanks. :)

l_mac
09-13-2008, 09:12 AM
I hope the weather doesn't become an issue.

decrepitude
09-13-2008, 01:59 PM
What happens if DC is rained off? Do they move indoors, like I know some Challengers have had to do?

Shame that Centre Court roof is not ready yet.

wales1994
09-13-2008, 05:15 PM
Omg Boggo will scuff this uo for britain shudve put Goodall in

Oksan4ik
09-13-2008, 05:30 PM
According to Davis Cup Rules & Regulations:
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/DC_8631_original.PDF
(Page 18, Paragraph 37.b)

"The Number One ranked player of each team shall play against the Number Two of the opposing team on the first day, and the order of play shall be decided by lot".

Therefore, Friday' schedule should be: [Andy Murray vs. Alexander Peya] and [Alex Bogdanovic vs. Jurgen Melzer].
Don't know which match will be played first.

damn,i wanted to watch them playing against each other again :p :lol:

Getta
09-13-2008, 07:40 PM
damn,i wanted to watch them playing against each other again :p :lol:

They will most likely face each other on Sunday.

Getta
09-13-2008, 07:56 PM
What happens if DC is rained off? Do they move indoors, like I know some Challengers have had to do?

Shame that Centre Court roof is not ready yet.

Yes, Surbiton moved indoors this year. Oh, by the way not only challengers. For example, last year Nottingham moved indoors too.

They will probably do the same with the DC tie if the rainy weather disturbs their composure.

Oksan4ik
09-14-2008, 08:02 AM
They will most likely face each other on Sunday.
hope so :rolleyes: :devil:

Oksan4ik
09-14-2008, 08:20 AM
Yes, Surbiton moved indoors this year. Oh, by the way not only challengers. For example, last year Nottingham moved indoors too.

They will probably do the same with the DC tie if the rainy weather disturbs their composure.

i checked the weather forecast,it will be no rain starting Thursday,18 September :worship:

Getta
09-17-2008, 07:15 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/News/All-news-items/2008-09-15/GB-confident-at-pre-draw-press-conference/


http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Images%20-%20News%20(square%20corners)/Events/Davis%20Cup/2008-09-DC_PreDraw_PressConference-JJ-large.jpg


17/09/2008

GB confident at pre-draw press conference

With just two days to go before the start of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off between Great Britain and Austria, both teams attended a pre-draw press conference on Wednesday.

The Highland Spring GB team of Andy Murray, Alex Bogdanovic, Jamie Murray and Ross Hutchins were in high spirits ahead of the tie which begins on Friday on the All England Club's No 1 Court.

Speaking about another potential match-up with Austrian No 1 Jurgen Melzer, Andy Murray said: "I'm confident to handle the pressure. He's a good player and he played great at the US Open but the conditions here are completely different. Obviously it's on grass and there will be a big crowd cheering for us."

Murray and Melzer met in the third round at Flushing Meadows a few weeks ago where the British No 1 fought back from two sets down to win an epic five setter before going on to reach the final.

Malzer said: "He has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. People are expecting him to win the Davis Cup for Britain. It can be tough to get up (after a Grand Slam) and focus on the next match."

The Davis Cup World Group Play-off between Great Britain and Austria is taking place at the All England Club between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st September. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling:


0844 847 2490

l_mac
09-17-2008, 07:36 PM
Malzer said: "He has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. People are expecting him to win the Davis Cup for Britain. It can be tough to get up (after a Grand Slam) and focus on the next match."


I don't think so, Jurgen.

Getta
09-18-2008, 02:09 PM
In today's Daily Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00980/davis_980487c.jpg

Armed and ready: Andy and Jamie Murray prepare for Davis Cup contest against Austria (Photo: Stuart Higgins)

amdany
09-18-2008, 07:30 PM
Jamie looks great with a beard:D
thanks again Getta

l_mac
09-18-2008, 07:32 PM
Facial hair improves few men.

Jamie is not in the minority, IMO.

Getta
09-18-2008, 08:00 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/PhotoGallery/The%20Davis%20Cup/1%20-%20Thursday%2018th%20September/e%20-%20The%20Highland%20Spring%20Great%20Britain%20Dav is%20Cup%20Team.jpg

The Highland Spring Great Britain Davis Cup team (18 September, 2008)




http://www.lta.org.uk/PhotoGallery/The%20Davis%20Cup/1%20-%20Thursday%2018th%20September/b%20-%20The%20brothers%20Murray%20take%20in%20the%20dra w.jpg

Andy and Jamie waiting for the draw (18 September, 2008)

*Raine
09-19-2008, 10:26 AM
Go Team GB :rocker2:

Oksan4ik
09-19-2008, 06:05 PM
Team GB level with Austria

Andy Murray drew Britain level with Austria in their Davis Cup tie after easing past Alex Peya, 6-4 6-1 6-3.

The Scot looked comfortable with the change of surface from hardcourt to grass as he broke the Austrian in the first game of the match.

Murray delivered a thrashing in the second set only allowing the 164th ranked Austrian to take one game.

Peya did manage to break Murray in the third but the British No.1 prevailed with two of his own breaks as he closed out the match.

Alex Bogdanovic was first out on Friday and lost his rubber against Jurgen Melzer, 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 6-1.

murraysworld.com

decrepitude
09-19-2008, 07:15 PM
Nice video interview with Andy after the match, "Murray takes swipe at critics" http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7626010.stm

neenah
09-19-2008, 07:56 PM
Nice win Andy :rocker2:

l_mac
09-20-2008, 12:07 AM
Andy :dance:

Boggo :rolleyes:

Getta
09-20-2008, 01:35 AM
Friday's photos I like most:

http://www.lta.org.uk/PhotoGallery/The%20Davis%20Cup/2%20-%20Friday%2019th%20September/o%20-%20Murray%20levels%20tie%20for%20GB.jpg


http://www.lta.org.uk/PhotoGallery/The%20Davis%20Cup/2%20-%20Friday%2019th%20September/m%20-%20Team%20Muray%20cheering%20on%20their%20man.jpg

Getta
09-20-2008, 01:38 AM
I don't worry about Andy's match against Melzer. It's the third much-needed win that worries me quite a lot. Either the doubles team or Boggo (against Peya) must pull it off.

l_mac
09-20-2008, 01:37 PM
No Andy in the dubs. Slight muscle injury :scared:

l_mac
09-20-2008, 01:38 PM
2 sets down :bigcry:

l_mac
09-20-2008, 02:12 PM
:mad: :retard:

Yeah, I'd scrap those plans to play more with Hutchins next year, Jamie.

Oksan4ik
09-20-2008, 02:28 PM
damn :o :o :o

Getta
09-20-2008, 02:43 PM
Just wondering, how will Boggo respond to pressure of having to beat Peya tomorrow...

Oh well, it's just a DC tie.

No Andy in the dubs. Slight muscle injury :scared:

Hope nothing serious there.

It's Andy's personal career that most interests me.

decrepitude
09-20-2008, 02:47 PM
Just wondering, how will Boggo respond to pressure of having to beat Peya tomorrow...

Oh well, it's just a DC tie.



Hope nothing serious there.

It's Andy's personal career that most interests me.

Me too. I make myself a bit unpopular on britishtennis.net by saying I don't care if we lose. For goodness' sake, if we stay in the World Group with only one class player (and I also cause trouble by saying I am not all that impressed with Jamie M), then we will just be hammered anyway.

We don't belong there. Drop down to a league where we might actually have a chance of building a team from the younger ones and winning a match or two.

Anyway, Go Andy! tomorrow, beat Melzer thoroughly please.

l_mac
09-20-2008, 03:03 PM
^^ Agreed. We're a one man team, sadly.

Allez-Ollie
09-20-2008, 03:35 PM
Lloyd is going to get so much stick if GB lose the tie. Here is a bit of his press after.

Captain John Lloyd stuck with his original choice of pairing the older Murray with Hutchins rather than play the Murray brothers together, a decision that he may come to regret given the trouncing that the British pairing received from their more experienced opponents. Lloyd revealed that he had chosen not to play Andy because of a strained abductor that the British No.1 is carrying as a result of changing surfaces.

"He was available to play", Lloyd confessed. "I had to weigh things up in view of the niggly injury and I made the decision to rest him."

Lloyd's decision to rest Andy may backfire, but the British captain was bullish in defense all the same.

"To be honest, looking at their team and the way they played today, I don't care who might have come against them, I thought they were boody good", Lloyd continued. "Obviously playing Andy today would have brought something different to the table, but he would have had to have played bloody well today at his absolute best with Ross or Jamie, and it would have been a rough match to be honest, so I'm fine with it."

Source: http://www.inside-tennis.net/tennis-news_3241_Austria-strolls-to-2-1-lead-over-GB.html

16681
10-12-2008, 02:29 PM
Sorry I'm late to this thread :o But I saw a headline in Google News where it said Andy wasn't very happy with the effort of the team members. I didn't really follow Davis Cup this year. The U.S. Team should have missed their flight to Spain. There was no way they were going to win against Spain on clay.