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2010 Davis Cup Cheering Thread: SERBIA IS 2010 CHAMPION! defeats France 3-2!

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Lee
03-08-2009, 11:40 AM
The stream is playing up for me.

Don't bother! The fight has gone from Nole.

ellen_
03-08-2009, 11:40 AM
Are you ATDHE or CS - both of mine just show 1% and loading with a frozen picture?

Watching at CS. It froze and showed 1% also, but then it went fast forward and now it's fine again.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 11:41 AM
Bye Herdwick!

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:41 AM
Nole knows I need my sleep so he's not keeping me to the computer for too long. Thanks :kiss:

Running:Free
03-08-2009, 11:41 AM
:wavey:

Nole, have some fun :devil: You're going to loose anyways ;) :p

Masha91
03-08-2009, 11:41 AM
How generous of him Lee. :)

Masha91
03-08-2009, 11:42 AM
:wavey:

Nole, have some fun :devil: You're going to loose anyways ;) :p

Yeah, have fun and go for broke!

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:43 AM
Too bad Nadal is not cooperating :mad:

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 11:43 AM
And I missed him dropping his shorts! :mad: Take it it was very quick and only the compression shorts were to be seen?

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 11:44 AM
who will they play in world group play off?

Running:Free
03-08-2009, 11:44 AM
And I missed him dropping his shorts! :mad: Take it it was very quick and only the compression shorts were to be seen?

It's going to be on YouTube sooner or later. I'm sure there is going to be a video by this evening ;)

ellewoods
03-08-2009, 11:44 AM
i think nole should just use this opportunity to try some new things against nadal on clay.

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:45 AM
Should Nole hold his serve or not? :scratch:

neznana
03-08-2009, 11:45 AM
he's totally out of any force..5:1 awful

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 11:45 AM
come on get another hole plzzz

ellewoods
03-08-2009, 11:46 AM
And I missed him dropping his shorts! :mad: Take it it was very quick and only the compression shorts were to be seen?

:lol: yes only the compression shorts unfortunately. though i would rather he drop the shorts for just me as opposed to a global audience :angel:

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:46 AM
i think nole should just use this opportunity to try some new things against nadal on clay.

like dropping his pants? :p

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 11:46 AM
It's going to be on YouTube sooner or later. I'm sure there is going to be a video by this evening ;)

Well please put it up if you find it anyone...:devil: thanks in advance.

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 11:46 AM
ya agree he should try things on Nadal ........ more beneficial than holding serve

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:47 AM
4-5 dropshots (I hope I get this right as it's almost 5am here :yawn:)

ellen_
03-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Droppants in stead of dropshots :banana: Let's just say you could see how well his shorts was filled :angel:

Running:Free
03-08-2009, 11:47 AM
For that one moment in the last game when it was 30-30, I let my mind wander, and thought, what if Nole breaks here, and then breaks again, and takes the set and then wins another set, and then another set? Far-fetched, yes? But the imagination is a happy place :hearts: :lol:

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Compulsory forfeit of our choosing every time he loses perhaps? :devil:

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:48 AM
4-6 dropshots

2 mps for Nadal

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 11:48 AM
2 mps

ellewoods
03-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Droppants in stead of dropshots :banana: Let's just say you could see how well his shorts was filled :angel:

:haha: :haha:

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
It's been enjoyable afterall...
Thank you Nole and Rafa!
Good luck in Indian Wells Nole (altho I won't be watching...)
bye guys and gals

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
4-6 dropshots
1-2 smashes

No retirement

won 9 games on clay vs Nadal.

On a whole, not bad. *sigh*

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
And I hope Spain will win the DC title again

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Droppants in stead of dropshots :banana: Let's just say you could see how well his shorts was filled :angel:

Sounds like the YT clip will be worth waiting for :bounce:

Running:Free
03-08-2009, 11:52 AM
won 9 games on clay vs Nadal.

Anyone remember how many he won at RG. I think one set was 6-3, one 7-5 :scratch:

ellewoods
03-08-2009, 11:52 AM
lol dropshorts ;)

Masha91
03-08-2009, 11:52 AM
At least it won't be a bagel.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 11:53 AM
lol dropshorts ;)

Haha, oh dear. Nice.

ellewoods
03-08-2009, 11:53 AM
good effort by nole on a whole. i'm happy that he played much better today than against ferrer. looking to IW now and I hope he can defend or at least get to SF stage (as we are all aware of his record with defending titles).

ellen_
03-08-2009, 11:54 AM
Dropshorts sounds better indeed.

Spanish party looks nice btw. I've been celebrating amongst Spaniards too not so long ago :dance:

neznana
03-08-2009, 11:56 AM
yes they all looks so happy and singing all the time :)
congrats to spain anyway!

ellen_
03-08-2009, 11:56 AM
20 ue's less than yesterday! :lol:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 11:58 AM
Well, it's an improvement! Good on you Nole :)

Lee
03-08-2009, 11:58 AM
That's nice of Costa to acknowledge the Serbian fans IN ENGLISH. :lol:

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 11:59 AM
so what's the final score? i want to see nole dropping his shorts too. hahaha.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:00 PM
Haha, I suppose it's the mutual language between Serbia and Spain, etc.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:01 PM
so what's the final score? i want to see nole dropping his shorts too. hahaha.

6-4 6-4 6-1

pookykiki
03-08-2009, 12:01 PM
Hello everybody :wavey:
It's always a pleasure to read you during Nole's matchs. Nole lost but I'm still in a good mood. :lol: It was a pleasant match to watch. Maybe, if Nole was focus and at 100% and Nadal was still playing this way, maybe he could have win one set. :lol:

ellewoods
03-08-2009, 12:02 PM
okay well i'm rather exhausted from watching that. am going to do some more law readings before hitting the hay. :wavey: see you all!! :hug:

Lee
03-08-2009, 12:03 PM
Haha, I suppose it's the mutual language between Serbia and Spain, etc.

Yes, but it takes great effort for Costas to speak English.

Wow, my Spanish is not that rusty.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:03 PM
thanks masha. did nole just slept off the third set? just kidding. i hope he makes up for it in IW. he's the defending champion there right?

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:05 PM
okay well i'm rather exhausted from watching that. am going to do some more law readings before hitting the hay. :wavey: see you all!! :hug:

Bye Elle! :wavey:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Yes, but it takes great effort for Costas to speak English.

Wow, my Spanish is not that rusty.

More credit to him :)

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:06 PM
thanks masha. did nole just slept off the third set? just kidding. i hope he makes up for it in IW. he's the defending champion there right?

A little but Rafa is the world number one. Yes, he is the defending champ there.

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 12:06 PM
Hello everybody :wavey:
It's always a pleasure to read you during Nole's matchs. Nole lost but I'm still in a good mood. :lol: It was a pleasant match to watch. Maybe, if Nole was focus and at 100% and Nadal was still playing this way, maybe he could have win one set. :lol:

:wavey: Hiya - yep - we've really enjoyed ourselves today. Nole was so much better than yesterday. Thought Rafa was a little rusty but the knees looked Ok thank goodness.

Lee
03-08-2009, 12:07 PM
More credit to him :)

He's a good guy ;)

:wavey: time for me to go to bed at 5am :o

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:08 PM
Sleep well Lee! :wavey:

Lee
03-08-2009, 12:11 PM
And Herdwick, I was a bit late in reaction so I could only screen cap when Nole puts his shorts back on.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:12 PM
It's still good, thanks.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:13 PM
thanks lee for the pictures. can't it be a little lower please. hahaha.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:15 PM
Haha, maybe some kind person will post a vid later.

*Raine
03-08-2009, 12:18 PM
I just saw the score, so it's 3-1 for Spain. Hmmm.. surprisingly I'm not that upset at all (maybe it's because I can't wait for Indian Wells to start:angel:). Just feel bad because Nenad and Viktor worked so hard last night for Serbia to stay alive. :sad:

thanks masha. did nole just slept off the third set? just kidding. i hope he makes up for it in IW. he's the defending champion there right?

Uyyyyy... a Filipino like me huh? Musta :wavey:

I've been posting here quite regularly since last year. :D

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:20 PM
so the serbs lost to spain? sorry, i was away for days.

yeah, still waiting for the video of that one.

oh nole, you're so adorable. hahaha.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:22 PM
hello raine. yeah, proud to be filipino.

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 12:23 PM
Lee - your efforts are greatly appreciated even though you missed his full glories. ;)

Now have a nice rest :hug:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:30 PM
hello raine. yeah, proud to be filipino.

I'm half!

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:33 PM
really masha?!! wow, nice to meet new friends here.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:37 PM
Yes, my mother is but my dad is Australian.

My real name is Maria, nice to meet you too. :)

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:41 PM
oh really. that's good. have you been here in the philippines? visit us sometime.

i have maria in my name too. hahaha. so much a filipina no. hahaha.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Yeah, I've been a few times.

Lots of people have "Maria" in their name for the Virgin Mary.

l_mac
03-08-2009, 12:48 PM
Haha, maybe some kind person will post a vid later.

:D

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090308/djokovic-baja-los-pantalones/441609.shtml

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 12:50 PM
that's good.

yeah, and half of my office mates have maria in their names, too. hahaha.

by the way, i'm a gilles simon fan too. i love that frenchie.

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 12:56 PM
:D

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090308/djokovic-baja-los-pantalones/441609.shtml

:haha:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:58 PM
:D

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090308/djokovic-baja-los-pantalones/441609.shtml

Thank you very much!

Masha91
03-08-2009, 12:58 PM
that's good.

yeah, and half of my office mates have maria in their names, too. hahaha.

by the way, i'm a gilles simon fan too. i love that frenchie.

Yes, I love Gillou too!

Herdwick
03-08-2009, 12:59 PM
::D

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090308/djokovic-baja-los-pantalones/441609.shtml

:haha: We are truly in your debt. Thank you.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:01 PM
:D

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090308/djokovic-baja-los-pantalones/441609.shtml

thanks a lot.

that's so funny. nole is such a naughty boy. hahaha.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Yes, but he's our naughty boy LOL!

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Yes, I love Gillou too!


really?!! well, i guess we have a lot in common. hahaha.

l_mac
03-08-2009, 01:03 PM
:haha:

Thank you very much!

:haha: We are truly in your debt. Thank you.

thanks a lot.

that's so funny. nole is such a naughty boy. hahaha.

:hatoff:

I saw the link at a Rafa fansite and there everyone was :hearts: :drool: over Rafa's 1 second smile. I thought people here might get something more from it :lol:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:06 PM
really?!! well, i guess we have a lot in common. hahaha.

Looks like it!

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:09 PM
:hatoff:

I saw the link at a Rafa fansite and there everyone was :hearts: :drool: over Rafa's 1 second smile. I thought people here might get something more from it :lol:


yeah, rafa smiled naughtily at nole. hahaha.

but, nole. you're the man!!! :worship:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:10 PM
Damn straight he is :)

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:10 PM
Looks like it!


yeah!! really nice to meet you here. :D

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Yeah, you too.

What have you been up to lately?

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:26 PM
i just got back from coron, palawan. me and my friends had a 3 day vacation there. it's really a beautiful place. it's such a paradise. better than boracay by mile. you should go there.

i was there when i learned that nole got beaten back by ferrer. hahaha.

oh sorry for the ot. hehehe.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:31 PM
No problem, I've been to Boracay heaps of times it's beautiful.

Didn't turn out to be a very good DC for him, unfortunately.

*Raine
03-08-2009, 01:34 PM
:hatoff:

I saw the link at a Rafa fansite and there everyone was :hearts: :drool: over Rafa's 1 second smile. I thought people here might get something more from it :lol:

Thanks for posting it. :D :lol:

i just got back from coron, palawan. me and my friends had a 3 day vacation there. it's really a beautiful place. it's such a paradise. better than boracay by mile. you should go there.

i was there when i learned that nole got beaten back by ferrer. hahaha.

oh sorry for the ot. hehehe.

Whoa.. Palawan? I've always wanted to go there. Yeah I heard there are a lot of places in Palawan that are better than Boracay (I haven't been there either, too expensive:o). Did you go to the subterranean river? :)

I'm half!

:D

that's good.

yeah, and half of my office mates have maria in their names, too. hahaha.

by the way, i'm a gilles simon fan too. i love that frenchie.

I like Gillou too.

hello raine. yeah, proud to be filipino.

Me too. I'm from Quezon City btw.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:38 PM
yeah, i know nole did his best. it's just they were in spain's territory, i guess. and spain is the defending champion, right. better luck next time for the serbs.

i've been to bora lots of times too but when i saw coron and it's beaches, my gosh, it's really a paradise. i really recommend it to everybody. go there and you'll not regret it.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:38 PM
I've never been to Palawan either, might do one day.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:40 PM
yeah, i know nole did his best. it's just they were in spain's territory, i guess. and spain is the defending champion, right. better luck next time for the serbs.

i've been to bora lots of times too but when i saw coron and it's beaches, my gosh, it's really a paradise. i really recommend it to everybody. go there and you'll not regret it.

Yes, they are the defending champs. I hope they won't win again though.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:44 PM
hi again raine!! no, subterranean river is in puerto princesa. that is 12 hour's boat ride from coron, palawan. next time, we will go there. and i'm from qc too.

tiggerlily
03-08-2009, 01:47 PM
Yes, they are the defending champs. I hope they won't win again though.


who would you want to be win though? and to be honest, i just can't understand the mechanics of the davis cup. :confused:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 01:47 PM
Oh, actually I think I've been to puerto princesa but that was ages ago.

Masha91
03-08-2009, 02:34 PM
who would you want to be win though? and to be honest, i just can't understand the mechanics of the davis cup. :confused:

France or Russia.

iSzavay.
03-08-2009, 03:08 PM
Spain versus Serbia Davis Cup Collection:

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/8548bfee.jpg?t=1236524562 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/13d402a5.jpg?t=1236524550 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/62c825ae.jpg?t=1236524512 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/e42d960c.jpg?t=1236524475 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/84d93a10.jpg?t=1236524468
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/1a8c2e56.jpg?t=1236524543 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/72526bc2.jpg?t=1236524485 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/c811795c.jpg?t=1236524312

I can resize :)

ellen_
03-08-2009, 03:10 PM
France or Russia.

We can forget about France :sobbing:

aeronatasha
03-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Omg, l_mac thanks for that video. :rolls:
What I saw of the match was really played in good spirit, which is great to see.:)

Rafito Hijito is the man on clay.:worship: We all knew that, but it never seizes to amaze me.

savesthedizzle
03-08-2009, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the video Linda :D

*Ljubica*
03-08-2009, 07:45 PM
Wow Kalisita :) You changed this thread title so quickly :worship: Great move - time to move forward :)

Masha91
03-09-2009, 02:11 AM
We can forget about France :sobbing:

I know :sad:

Masha91
03-09-2009, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the fantastic pictures.

Lee
03-09-2009, 04:27 PM
that's good.

yeah, and half of my office mates have maria in their names, too. hahaha.

by the way, i'm a gilles simon fan too. i love that frenchie.

Yes, I love Gillou too!

Thanks for posting it. :D :lol:



Whoa.. Palawan? I've always wanted to go there. Yeah I heard there are a lot of places in Palawan that are better than Boracay (I haven't been there either, too expensive:o). Did you go to the subterranean river? :)



:D



I like Gillou too.



Me too. I'm from Quezon City btw.

So many Gillou fans here. :dance:

Poor Gillou had the same rotten weekend as Nole :awww: But they will bounce back for IW!!!!! :bounce:

Lee
03-09-2009, 04:33 PM
:D

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090308/djokovic-baja-los-pantalones/441609.shtml

Thanks Linda

:haha: :haha:

kalisita
03-09-2009, 05:19 PM
So many Gillou fans here. :dance:

Poor Gillou had the same rotten weekend as Nole :awww: But they will bounce back for IW!!!!! :bounce:

I felt even worse for Simon when I read it was his first DC tie. Talk about trial by fire! #1 player in front of an away crowd charged with keeping your countries hopes alive. :awww:

ellewoods
03-10-2009, 09:42 AM
I felt even worse for Simon when I read it was his first DC tie. Talk about trial by fire! #1 player in front of an away crowd charged with keeping your countries hopes alive. :awww:

I feel worse for Gilles too. He was leading a team who was expected to win the tie. At least with Nole, no one thought that they would come away from the tie with a victory. I hope Gilles can bounce back from this!!

Masha91
03-10-2009, 09:51 AM
Yeah me too, there were so many expectations put on the French team with all that talent they had. Gillou will be back :)

pica_pica
03-10-2009, 03:43 PM
haha.....I'm another one who feel sorry for Gillou

savesthedizzle
03-10-2009, 10:29 PM
So many Gillou fans here. :dance:

Poor Gillou had the same rotten weekend as Nole :awww: But they will bounce back for IW!!!!! :bounce:

I am one too :awww:

Masha91
03-11-2009, 11:39 AM
I am one too :awww:

Same here.

Jelena_78
05-12-2009, 11:46 AM
:bowdown:

SERBIA (S)(C)(*)
v
UZBEKISTAN

:woohoo:

Captain Obradovic said it would probably be Arena on hard.

Idemo!!! :banana:

shuhrat
05-12-2009, 11:53 AM
Phew, they'll become the heavy favorite. ;)

Noleta
05-12-2009, 01:31 PM
Good should qualify with no real problems maybe they can allow Marko to play one of the singles:D i hope next year they will get a rather good side they had such a bad luck two years on the row:mad:

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Would certainly be nice if they could avoid drawing the holders in the first round for a third year in a row.:rolleyes:

Noleta
05-12-2009, 01:37 PM
Would certainly be nice if they could avoid drawing the holders in the first round for a third year in a row.:rolleyes:

If they do then it certainly won't be a coincidence anymore:rolleyes:

kalisita
05-12-2009, 01:44 PM
:bigclap: Good draw for Serbia!

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 03:31 PM
I sneaked a quick look at the draw in my lunchbreak, and I was :bounce: :woohoo: :banana:


Captain Obradovic said it would probably be Arena on hard.

Idemo!!! :banana:

Bogdan :hearts: :inlove:

:secret: Wonder how many people will get lost forever trying to find their way out from the Arena? Or is it only me that does that? :o

Noleta
05-12-2009, 03:44 PM
I sneaked a quick look at the draw in my lunchbreak, and I was :bounce: :woohoo: :banana:



Bogdan :hearts: :inlove:

:secret: Wonder how many people will get lost forever trying to find their way out from the Arena? Or is it only me that does that? :o

Is it that big:eek:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Is it that big:eek:

No, not really :) It's just that it's location is sort of on an "island" in the middle of all these major roads/dual carriageways and flyovers...........a bit hard to explain, but somewhat like "Spaghetti Junction" in Birmngham, UK if you've ever been there :shrug: So to reach it on foot, you have to go up and down all these endless confusing flights of steps to get to it without having to cross all the roads. When I went to pick up my tickets for the Open, it took me ages to work out which flight of steps to take, as they all seemed to end up in the wrong part of this gigantic mish-mach of roads and never quite where I wanted to be :o

Noleta
05-12-2009, 04:03 PM
No, not really :) It's just that it's location is sort of on an "island" in the middle of all these major roads/dual carriageways and flyovers...........a bit hard to explain, but somewhat like "Spaghetti Junction" in Birmngham, UK if you've ever been there :shrug: So to reach it on foot, you have to go up and down all these endless confusing flights of steps to get to it without having to cross all the roads. When I went to pick up my tickets for the Open, it took me ages to work out which flight of steps to take, as they all seemed to end up in the wrong part of this gigantic mish-mach of roads and never quite where I wanted to be :o

I get it:)maybe they will have better road signs next time

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 04:29 PM
I get it:)maybe they will have better road signs next time

Hope so. I am still consumed with embarrassment as I remember how I had to go into the Fitex shop, and ask a nice man there to explain to me how I negotiated all the steps and underpasses to actually get to the damned Arena :o He said I was not the first person to come in there and ask the same question :tape:

Nadie
05-12-2009, 04:29 PM
OMG :woohoo: :banana: great draw and I'll probably come again to Serbia :D


No, not really :) It's just that it's location is sort of on an "island" in the middle of all these major roads/dual carriageways and flyovers...........a bit hard to explain, but somewhat like "Spaghetti Junction" in Birmngham, UK if you've ever been there :shrug: So to reach it on foot, you have to go up and down all these endless confusing flights of steps to get to it without having to cross all the roads. When I went to pick up my tickets for the Open, it took me ages to work out which flight of steps to take, as they all seemed to end up in the wrong part of this gigantic mish-mach of roads and never quite where I wanted to be :o

tell me about that :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:18 PM
OMG :woohoo: :banana: great draw and I'll probably come again to Serbia :D




tell me about that :lol:

:rolls: Tell me you had the same problem :tape: It's crazy there isn't it?

And - yes - I maybe will come too - have to think more and orgaise leave from work first, and it's a bit too soon to ask them for more leave yet - I only went back yesterday :o

Noleta
05-12-2009, 05:21 PM
:rolls: Tell me you had the same problem :tape: It's crazy there isn't it?

And - yes - I maybe will come too - have to think more and orgaise leave from work first, and it's a bit too soon to ask them for more leave yet - I only went back yesterday :o

I'm sure they will undertstand:p you can always have a big Novak poster at the wall of your office:p

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:36 PM
I'm sure they will undertstand:p you can always have a big Novak poster at the wall of your office:p

:lol: Sadly I work with the public - too many people come in an out of my office all the time - so that would not be allowed :sad:

Noleta
05-12-2009, 05:42 PM
:lol: Sadly I work with the public - too many people come in an out of my office all the time - so that would not be allowed :sad:

That's s shame:sad:

Jelena_78
05-12-2009, 07:24 PM
OMG :woohoo: :banana: great draw and I'll probably come again to Serbia :D


I sneaked a quick look at the draw in my lunchbreak, and I was :bounce: :woohoo: :banana:

Bogdan :hearts: :inlove:

:banana: :D

:secret: Wonder how many people will get lost forever trying to find their way out from the Arena? Or is it only me that does that? :o

Hope so. I am still consumed with embarrassment as I remember how I had to go into the Fitex shop, and ask a nice man there to explain to me how I negotiated all the steps and underpasses to actually get to the damned Arena :o He said I was not the first person to come in there and ask the same question :tape:

tell me about that :lol:

It took me ages too :tape: :lol:

Usually I don't need to go to that other side, so I've never had such a problem til 2 weeks ago, when I also needed to go to Fitex :spit:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2009, 07:24 PM
Serbia 5-0:rocker:
Nole doesn't even need to play and it will be 5-0 Srbija:p

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 07:39 PM
:banana: :D







It took me ages too :tape: :lol:

Usually I don't need to go to that other side, so I've never had such a problem til 2 weeks ago, when I also needed to go to Fitex :spit:

:lol: Remember I was already on the Fitex side - that was the problem :o If you approach it from the City Centre it's probably not such an issue.

Serbia 5-0:rocker:
Nole doesn't even need to play and it will be 5-0 Srbija:p

I kind of agree. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if Nole didn't play and they gave the chances to some others like Krajinovic :shrug: I certainly don't envisage him playing more than one match to give them a 1-0 lead on the first day.

kalisita
05-13-2009, 03:32 AM
From Nole's official site: http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/news.php?akcija=vise&id=177&jezik=2

Davis Cup: Serbia vs Uzbekistan in Belgrade!

The draw for the Davis Cup 2009 World Group Play-off took place at the ITF offices in London. The team of Serbia will face Uzbekistan.

The encounter will be staged in Belgrade from September 18-20.

Serbia needs to win in order to retain it’s place in the Davis Cup World Group (in the first round tie in March this year Serbia lost to Spain 1-4).

The best Uzbekistan tennis player is Denis Istomin, world no.91., next is Murad Inoyatov #437, then Farrukh Dustov #637 and Vaja Uzakov #834.

Uzbekistan is 23rd in the current Davis Cup rankings, while Serbia is 13th.

The team of Uzbekistan has played two ties in 2009. In the second round they beat Rep.of Korea (4-1), and in the third they were better than Japan (3-2) in Group I Asia/Oceania .

Captain of Serbian DC team, Bogdan Obradovic, was very content with the draw.

"Right after the draw I’ve spoken to all our players, Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic, and also with our advisor Nikola Pilic. We’re all very happy with the draw. The team of Uzbekistan has one respectable player, Denis Istomin, while the others are, with all respect, far from the world class and our best players" - said Obradovic.

kalisita
09-11-2009, 12:28 PM
According to Tennis.com and Nole's official schedule, Nole's not playing in the tie against Uzbekistan.

*Raine
09-11-2009, 12:58 PM
Go Philippines!!! :bounce:


Oops wrong thread. :o

Go Serbia!

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 01:54 PM
According to Tennis.com and Nole's official schedule, Nole's not playing in the tie against Uzbekistan.

No - guess they feel they don't really need him to beat Uzbekistan :o So now he's gone so deep into US Open it will give him some rest time, and also give some of the other players a chance to play a live DC rubber. I'm sure he'll be there to support the team though :)

Noleta
09-11-2009, 06:47 PM
No - guess they feel they don't really need him to beat Uzbekistan :o So now he's gone so deep into US Open it will give him some rest time, and also give some of the other players a chance to play a live DC rubber. I'm sure he'll be there to support the team though :)

http://i27.tinypic.com/ezq250.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/2hyfgw2.jpg
:p

Ruxii
09-11-2009, 06:57 PM
http://i29.tinypic.com/2hyfgw2.jpg
:p
That's a great way to support your team and celebrate its victories :lol:
I still don't understand why men are doing that :shrug: - not that I wouldn't enjoy it :lick:

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 07:19 PM
That's a great way to support your team and celebrate its victories :lol:
I still don't understand why men are doing that :shrug: - not that I wouldn't enjoy it :lick:

Because they're men :shrug: And men are very strange and bizarre creatures :tape:

Noleta
09-11-2009, 07:27 PM
Because they're men :shrug: And men are very strange and bizarre creatures :tape:

They like to let us drool enjoy:D

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 08:00 PM
They like to let us drool enjoy:D

Or run away in fear :unsure: (Did anyone mention Radek? :help: )

Noleta
09-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Or run away in fear :unsure: (Did anyone mention Radek? :help: )

Ermm you:scratch::p

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Ermm you:scratch::p

I can't help being :inlove: with him :o :p

Noleta
09-11-2009, 08:16 PM
I can't help being :inlove: with him :o :p

One have to question your sanity:p

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 08:19 PM
One have to question your sanity:p

People have been doing that for years :D Maybe it's the eccentric English part of me!

Noleta
09-11-2009, 08:27 PM
People have been doing that for years :D Maybe it's the eccentric English part of me!

Like that:D

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 08:37 PM
Like that:D

Indeed :D No one does eccentric quite like us. And I love it! I'm proud to be a daffy blonde crazy cat lady :D who drools over Physios

Lee
09-11-2009, 08:41 PM
:scratch: Troicki is limping and Nole is not playing. So other than Janko, who's going to play singles? Nenad Zimonjic or Filip Krajinovic? :p

I don't know if Viktor is playing or not though.

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 08:43 PM
:scratch: Troicki is limping and Nole is not playing. So other than Janko, who's going to play singles? Nenad Zimonjic or Filip Krajinovic? :p

I don't know if Viktor is playing or not though.

Ilija Bozoljac? :shrug: I really can't name one Uzbek player, so I really don't think Serbia will have a problem - even a one-legged Troicki could probably beat any of them :o Btw - Janko still has some shoulder problems, so even he isn't fully fit :sad: Coming near to the end of the season I guess.

Lee
09-11-2009, 09:06 PM
So Ilija Bozoljac and Filip Krajinovic ;)

*Ljubica*
09-11-2009, 09:14 PM
So Ilija Bozoljac and Filip Krajinovic ;)

And don't forget Nenad :inlove:

Lee
09-11-2009, 09:23 PM
And don't forget Nenad :inlove:

He will be there and let the young ones have fun. ;)

kalisita
09-17-2009, 05:06 PM
Draw for tie:

Serbia vs. Uzbekistan
R1 - J.TIPSAREVIC (SRB) v. D.ISTOMIN (UZB)
R2 - V.TROICKI (SRB) v. F.DUSTOV (UZB)
R3 - J.TIPSAREVIC / N.ZIMONJIC (SRB) v. F.DUSTOV / D.ISTOMIN (UZB)
R4 - V.TROICKI (SRB) v. D.ISTOMIN (UZB)
R5 - J.TIPSAREVIC (SRB) v. F.DUSTOV (UZB)

tmv
09-18-2009, 02:27 PM
A short report: Janko easily won first match, Viktor is warming up, and to my supprise Nole is here too, but only cheering up for the team.

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 02:52 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16204
Serbia’s top-ranked player Novak Djokovic, the world No. 4, led that charge in front of a full house but will attend this weekend’s tie only as a spectator, after deciding to pull out of it during his run to the US Open semifinals last week. :)

Well done Janko :D Ajde Viktor! :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 03:02 PM
A short report: Janko easily won first match, Viktor is warming up, and to my supprise Nole is here too, but only cheering up for the team.

Hi Tanja :wavey: Are you there? Think I've already spotted Jelena(78) and friends :)

Viktor had a really rocky start but seems to have pulled himself together now :)

tmv
09-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Hi Tanja :wavey: Are you there? Think I've already spotted Jelena(78) and friends :)

Viktor had a really rocky start but seems to have pulled himself together now :)

Yes, I am at the match, but I dont know Jelena and co, so I am by myself.
There is not a lot of spectators, although the entrance is free, cause it is working day and Uzbekistan isn't an attractive oponent. It was pretty empty at the beginning of Janko's match, very sad, but it is getting better.

Viktor is making a lot of UEs, but he doesn't look as in pain, or having problems with movement.

Nole is sitting still at the moment, but he was going in and out several times during Janko's match, making some poor kids running all around in attempt to get autographs :D.

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 03:55 PM
Yes, I am at the match, but I dont know Jelena and co, so I am by myself.
There is not a lot of spectators, although the entrance is free, cause it is working day and Uzbekistan isn't an attractive oponent. It was pretty empty at the beginning of Janko's match, very sad, but it is getting better.

Viktor is making a lot of UEs, but he doesn't look as in pain, or having problems with movement.

Nole is sitting still at the moment, but he was going in and out several times during Janko's match, making some poor kids running all around in attempt to get autographs :D.

Yes I can see it is quite empty :sad: Hope there are more people tomorrow. Am watching it on the Balkaniyum site. Our TV is showing the GBR tie, and also Spain/Israel, but I wanted to see Serbia, so have to put up with a buffering livestream :rolleyes:

Saw Nole a few times on his phone during Janko's match. He didn't seem that interested in the match to be honest :o I thought Janko was OK apart from that shaky 2nd set, but Viktor is truly dreadful against this guy I have never even heard of :tape: Hope he can get himself together and win the match. Would be great to have Serbia back in the World Group.

Lee
09-18-2009, 03:56 PM
Thanks for the update Tanja! :hatoff:

Lee
09-18-2009, 03:58 PM
The Spain/Israel SF :yawn: I don't know why Tennis Channel here chooses this SF. The Croatia/Czech Republic one will be more interesting.

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 04:01 PM
The Spain/Israel SF :yawn: I don't know why Tennis Channel here chooses this SF. The Croatia/Czech Republic one will be more interesting.

I thought the same Lee. Sky also showed Spain/Israel, and it was boring and predictable as hell :rolleyes: Whilst the Croatia tie is still in the 1st match just going into a 5th set. I actually turned off Spain/Israel to watch GBR/Poland :tape: And if you knew how bad GBR are, you would understand how desparate I was :o

Lee
09-18-2009, 04:08 PM
:lol: Rosie. It's plain slaughter in that bull ring of Spain. :tape:

On clay, Spain doesn't even need Ferrer and JCF. Almagro, Martin, Hernandez, etc will do the job vs the Israelis. :o

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 04:11 PM
:lol: Rosie. It's plain slaughter in that bull ring of Spain. :tape:

Indeed it is :rolleyes: I started to watch the 1st match because I quite like Ferrer, and Murray was playing the first GBR match :tape: :o But I don't like the Spanish crowd, and it was just no competition at all, so I soon switched channels. Looks like Viktor has woken up and playing better now :D

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Nole is sitting still at the moment, but he was going in and out several times during Janko's match, making some poor kids running all around in attempt to get autographs :D.
:rolls::rolls: I wish I could see the match. :sad:

Anyway who are you cheering for? Czech. or Croatia?

Lee
09-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Since Janko lost a set, Viktor feels obligated to lose one :lol: But Viktor is not very reliable these days. :tape:

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 04:19 PM
:rolls::rolls: I wish I could see the match. :sad:

Anyway who are you cheering for? Czech. or Croatia?

Hi Hana :wavey: Guess I'm cheering for Croatia because of Marin Cilic, and I like Dr. Ivo too :o But I also like Thomas Berdych, so I wouldn't be heartbroken if Czech Republic won. All I care about is that whoever wins this Croatia tie wins the Final - I really do not like Spain or their crowd :tape:

Since Janko lost a set, Viktor feels obligated to lose one :lol: But Viktor is not very reliable these days. :tape:

Must admit I'm disappointed in Viktor :sad: Haven't really watched him for a while and he seems to have gone backwards - though I believe he's had lots of injuries lately :sad: so I'll excuse him - maybe he's just not fully fit yet?

pica_pica
09-18-2009, 04:31 PM
Rose, I hope you'll do some screenshots of Nole for us :angel:

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 04:38 PM
Hi Hana :wavey: Guess I'm cheering for Croatia because of Marin Cilic, and I like Dr. Ivo too :o But I also like Thomas Berdych, so I wouldn't be heartbroken if Czech Republic won...
Hi, Rosie :kiss: Hi, all! :D
Where's your Purple Sexy then? :devil:
... whoever wins this Croatia tie wins the Final.
Hope so ;)

I like both so still can't make up my mind. :p
Rose, I hope you'll do some screenshots of Nole for us :angel:
It would be great. :p

Lee
09-18-2009, 04:39 PM
I am not Rose and this is from DC site ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=204717&stc=1&d=1253291995

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 04:42 PM
Rose, I hope you'll do some screenshots of Nole for us :angel:

I'm sorry Pica - I'm a technophobe and I wouldn't have a clue how to make a screenshot :o

Hi, Rosie :kiss: Hi, all! :D
Where's your Purple Sexy then? :devil:

:bigcry: I can't watch him :sad: And I really want to see Sexy :hysteric:

Thanks for the lovely photo Lee :hug:

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 04:50 PM
I am not Rose and this is from DC site ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=204717&stc=1&d=1253291995
:hearts:
Love you, Lee! :kiss:
:bigcry: I can't watch him :sad: And I really want to see Sexy :hysteric:
Here's your Sexy. :angel:
http://atdhe.net/7921/watch-croatia-vs-czech-republic

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 04:54 PM
:hearts:
Love you, Lee! :kiss:

Here's your Sexy. :angel:
http://atdhe.net/7921/watch-croatia-vs-czech-republic

:D Thanks. I will watch him as soon as Viktor's match is over. My PC won't run two livestreams at the same time :( Bogdan Obradovic :inlove:

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 05:07 PM
Oh dear, Viktor :rolleyes: Was a break up in the 4th set, and now having to fight to stay in it :rolleyes: WTF :fiery: I am NOT impressed. Especially since the Uzbek guy has just had treatment for an injury.

Lee
09-18-2009, 05:10 PM
What's wrong with Viktor in the 4th set? He hardly wins a point with his first serve. :tape:

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 05:14 PM
What's wrong with Viktor in the 4th set? He hardly wins a point with his first serve. :tape:

:shrug: Sorry Lee, - I know you like him, but to me he's dreadful in this match - really weak, very careless, loads of unforced errors. Doesn't seem to be focused, to have any energy, or even to be particularly interested :o Maybe I'm doing him an injustice? Maybe his old injuries have flared up and he's trying not to show it? But I am truly unimpressed with him in every way :o Serbia just cannot lose to Uzbekistan at home :o :tape:

pica_pica
09-18-2009, 05:18 PM
That CRO-CZE stream doesn't work for me :explode:
This seem to be an insane match......Ivo breaking his ace record and more aces to come.......all TBs in the first 4 sets........and 5 hrs + :eek:

Lee
09-18-2009, 05:19 PM
:shrug: Sorry Lee, - I know you like him, but to me he's dreadful in this match - really weak, very careless, loads of unforced errors. Doesn't seem to be focused, to have any energy, or even to be particularly interested :o Maybe I'm doing him an injustice? Maybe his old injuries have flared up and he's trying not to show it? But I am truly unimpressed with him in every way :o Serbia just cannot lose to Uzbekistan at home :o :tape:

No worry, Rose! You know I am harsh on players I like. Viktor's records lately are just horrendous. Even before the match begins, I am not confident that he will win.

*Raine
09-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Go team Philippines!!! And I guess go Serbia as well. :angel:

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 05:23 PM
That CRO-CZE stream doesn't work for me :explode:
This seem to be an insane match......Ivo breaking his ace record and more aces to come.......all TBs in the first 4 sets........and 5 hrs + :eek:
You can watch it on Bet365 as well.

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 05:32 PM
No worry, Rose! You know I am harsh on players I like. Viktor's records lately are just horrendous. Even before the match begins, I am not confident that he will win.

:hug: Well he's leading 4-1 now, so I think he WILL do it. But he should think himself lucky that he's playing a very inexperienced guy, who's probably never even played a 5-setter before :o Dustov seems very tired now, and all Viktor has to do is just stand there and hit the ball back til he makes a mistake :o

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 05:44 PM
Sexy in blue :inlove: Be still my beating heart :hearts:

pica_pica
09-18-2009, 05:49 PM
You can watch it on Bet365 as well.
Thanks, but I'm regretting it now. There are essentially no rallies in the match :o

pica_pica
09-18-2009, 05:50 PM
Sexy in blue :inlove: Be still my beating heart :hearts:
:scared:

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 05:56 PM
Sexy in blue :inlove: Be still my beating heart :hearts:
He saved 4MPs with you, right? :p
Thanks, but I'm regretting it now. There are essentially no rallies in the match :o
What did you expect from two S&V players more than this? :lol:

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 05:57 PM
:scared:

:D :kiss:

He saved 4MPs with you, right? :p

Yes :D He obviously wants me to see him do The Worm :unsure: But then I love Dr. Ivo's victory dance too - so I am in a win-win situation.

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 06:03 PM
The Worm is coming here. :angel:

And this match took about 6hours already. :eek:

*Ljubica*
09-18-2009, 06:12 PM
The Worm is coming here. :angel:

And this match took about 6hours already. :eek:

Radek :inlove:

Ivo :awww: :hug:

Off to get some food before Marin's match! :)

shuhrat
09-18-2009, 06:22 PM
:worship: both of them.

I guess Berdych and Cilic will look quite exhausted even before the start. :tape: Still hope it will be a good match with numerous great rallies. :p

*Ljubica*
09-19-2009, 03:08 PM
Nice easy, simple, straight sets win from Nenad and Janko to take Serbia back into the World Group :) Just hope they get a good draw now, instead of the usual Spain or Argentina away :rolleyes:

kalisita
09-19-2009, 03:37 PM
:clap2: Staying in World Group! :clap2:

Hopefully they'll get a good draw next year! :dance:

Noleta
09-19-2009, 05:07 PM
:woohoo:now a good draw will be good:yeah:

Russia first year
Spain second year
Third year???

Lee
09-19-2009, 05:36 PM
Uncle Djoko has to rig the draw again :lol:

*Ljubica*
09-19-2009, 07:11 PM
Please God not Chile away from home :bolt: :unsure:

kalisita
09-20-2009, 08:04 AM
Serbia routs Uzbeks to stay in World Group

Nenad Zimonjic and Janko Tipsarevic strolled to a 62 63 62 win over Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov on Saturday to give Serbia an unassailable 3-0 lead over Uzbekistan in their Davis Cup World Group play-off.

Although they played without world No. 4 Novak Djokovic, who pulled out of the tie with fatigue, Serbia were too strong for a modest Uzbek team and gave them no chance of pulling off an upset. The Serbians have qualified for the competition’s top tier for the third time in a row, having beaten Australia 4-1 in 2007 to reach it for the first time as an independent nation and Slovakia by the same score last year.

World doubles number two Zimonjic and Tipsarevic teamed up for the first time in Davis Cup but linked up superbly from the start of a one-sided contest and held their serve throughout, although they did not face top-level opposition in Istomin and Dustov. Zimonjic was flawless as usual but it was Tipsarevic, not a doubles specialist, who was particularly impressive with excellent net plays and a devastating backhand the Uzbek duo could not parry.


Serbs too strong for Uzbeks

Zimonjic and Tipsarevic broke their rivals twice in the first set and once in the second, having saved three break points after they were 4-2 up and 0-40 down on Tipsarevic’s serve. The world No. 58 produced an outstanding backhand winner and then an ace to put Serbia 5-2 up, allowing the home crowd favourites to race through the rest of the match and delight 7,000 fans in the Belgrade Arena after one hour and 36 minutes of play.

Viktor Troicki is due to play Istomin and Tipsarevic is scheduled to meet Dustov in Sunday’s reverse singles, but both team captains are likely to give their reserves a chance in the two dead rubbers.

With participation in next year’s World Group ensured, 12th-ranked Serbia will hope to avoid a third successive away tie against one of the big guns at next Wednesday’s draw in Geneva. The Serbs were beaten by defending champions Spain 4-1 in the first round in Benidorm this year, while they suffered a 3-2 defeat by Russia at the same stage in 2008.


Zimonjic hoping for better draw

“We are hoping for a kinder draw this time round, as it would give us a better chance of reaching the latter stages of the competition,” Zimonjic said in a courtside interview after the match. “It is always a pleasure to play in the Belgrade Arena with such wonderful fans behind us, we’ve all had a long season and it took some effort to achieve this,” he added.

Serbian captain Bogdan Obradovic was impressed with his team’s performance and said he hoped Zimonjic and Tipsarevic would team up more often in ATP events.

“Janko was obviously very motivated because it was an honour for him to play with Zimonjic. Like any other player, he can learn a lot from Nenad about doubles and his effervescent performance today suggests they can become a force to be reckoned with in the doubles for Serbia’s Davis Cup matches,” Obradovic told a post-match news conference.

“The crowd had the opportunity to see a very entertaining match and we are now hoping for a home tie in next year’s first round, as playing on home soil would certainly boost our chances of progressing,” he added.

http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?articleid=16281

*Ljubica*
09-21-2009, 03:30 PM
Just seen this over in GM, in a very good thread started by the poster Duong. If we look at the odds, Serbia seem to have a good chance of having a home draw, as there are only 3 out of the 8 seeded teams that don't automatically give them this.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9136196&postcount=1

The draw of the 2010 Davis Cup will be made on Wednesday, 11.30 CET (9.30 GMT).

The 8 seeds are the teams which were quarterfinalists this year, Spain and Czech Republic being the two first seeds and being placed in opposite sides of the draw.

The following seeds are ranked according to their ranking in the ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

1. Spain
2. Czech Republic
3. USA
4. Russia
5. Argentina
6. Croatia
7. Israel
8. Germany

These 8 nations will meet one of the following nations in first round (which will take place between Dubai and Indian Wells on the 5th of march) :
Switzerland, Serbia, France, Sweden, Belgium, Chile, Ecuador, India.

......................

Serbia would receive all their opponents except Argentina, and maybe the USA or Croatia (it would be decided by lot).

So far Serbia have had really bad luck with draws, so let's hope they don't draw Argentina away :unsure:

pica_pica
09-21-2009, 03:48 PM
That reminds me...Serbia in the world group of both Davis Cup and Fed Cup now :worship:

Noleta
09-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Just seen this over in GM, in a very good thread started by the poster Duong. If we look at the odds, Serbia seem to have a good chance of having a home draw, as there are only 3 out of the 8 seeded teams that don't automatically give them this.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9136196&postcount=1

The draw of the 2010 Davis Cup will be made on Wednesday, 11.30 CET (9.30 GMT).

The 8 seeds are the teams which were quarterfinalists this year, Spain and Czech Republic being the two first seeds and being placed in opposite sides of the draw.

The following seeds are ranked according to their ranking in the ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

1. Spain
2. Czech Republic
3. USA
4. Russia
5. Argentina
6. Croatia
7. Israel
8. Germany

These 8 nations will meet one of the following nations in first round (which will take place between Dubai and Indian Wells on the 5th of march) :
Switzerland, Serbia, France, Sweden, Belgium, Chile, Ecuador, India.

......................

Serbia would receive all their opponents except Argentina, and maybe the USA or Croatia (it would be decided by lot).

So far Serbia have had really bad luck with draws, so let's hope they don't draw Argentina away :unsure:

If that is the case.....:spit:

kalisita
09-23-2009, 01:32 PM
2010 Draw Announced: http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16324

Serbia to play the United States in Serbia. Not the worst draw for Serbia but not the best either. At least being in Serbia is an advantage to them.

*Ljubica*
09-23-2009, 02:54 PM
2010 Draw Announced: http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16324

Serbia to play the United States in Serbia. Not the worst draw for Serbia but not the best either. At least being in Serbia is an advantage to them.

When I first saw the draw I was at work and checking very quickly, and thought it was away in USA - I was so :mad: I only realised my mistake when I got home and had more time to read through :o So tomorrow I guess I'll put in for the weeks' annual leave and go to support them :D

pica_pica
09-23-2009, 03:22 PM
USA...it contains Roddick :scared:
But it's home tie...so this tie seems very intriguing :cool:

*Ljubica*
09-23-2009, 03:24 PM
USA...it contains Roddick :scared:
But it's home tie...so this tie seems very intriguing :cool:

Roddick is only scary on fast, hard courts :shrug: So if they chose a clay surface, then his big serve would be negated - after all, even Tursunov beat him on clay once :tape: And I say that as a Dima fan - not being nasty to him.

pica_pica
09-23-2009, 03:28 PM
Roddick is only scary on fast, hard courts :shrug: So if they chose a clay surface, then his big serve would be negated - after all, even Tursunov beat him on clay once :tape: And I say that as a Dima fan - not being nasty to him.
Yeah Serbia should definitely choose clay....that's how the Croats beat USA every time :tape:
I'm thinking.......would Roddick be a little uncomfortable coming to Serbia? Nole is fine with the NYC crowd now but I wonder how Serbs view Andy-R in that incident...I rmb reading about Serbian press describing that as insult to Nole

*Ljubica*
09-23-2009, 03:34 PM
Yeah Serbia should definitely choose clay....that's how the Croats beat USA every time :tape:
I'm thinking.......would Roddick be a little uncomfortable coming to Serbia? Nole is fine with the NYC crowd now but I wonder how Serbs view Andy-R in that incident...I rmb reading about Serbian press describing that as insult to Nole

Hadn't really thought about it :shrug: But I'm sure he'll be fine with it. Andy R. is a great professional and always give 110% when it comes to DC - so I don't forsee any problems. Guess only problem with clay is that it's not really Viktor (Troicki) or Janko's favourite surface................. but then it isn't Blake's either, and the Bryans are pretty much the same on every surface :scratch: Will be a very close tie I think.

shuhrat
09-23-2009, 03:36 PM
Poor team Serbia :tape:
At least they got the right to choose the surface. (probably it will be clay, right?) Still it's never easy to play on clay in the middle of the hard court season like this year. :o

Anyway good luck guys and hope the home crowd makes it easier. :devil:

*Ljubica*
09-23-2009, 03:51 PM
Poor team Serbia :tape:
At least they got the right to choose the surface. (probably it will be clay, right?) Still it's never easy to play on clay in the middle of the hard court season like this year. :o

Anyway good luck guys and hope the home crowd makes it easier. :devil:

I will go - so I will do my best to distract the US Team :D

pica_pica
09-23-2009, 03:53 PM
I will go - so I will do my best to distract the US Team :D
:rolls: You better do so :lol:
I hope they can make the 2nd round, finally...

*Ljubica*
09-23-2009, 04:59 PM
:rolls: You better do so :lol:
I hope they can make the 2nd round, finally...

Anything in the line of duty :D

And I hope they do too!

Lee
09-23-2009, 08:28 PM
Difficult to pick a surface for the tie vs US. :scratch: Clay is OK for Nole but not the rest of the team. And the Bryans are good on clay as they haven't lost a doubles rubber on clay at all. :unsure:

Noleta
09-23-2009, 09:33 PM
How do they end up facing though teams each time:eek::scratch::sad:

Good Luck team Serbia:bounce:

pica_pica
09-24-2009, 05:49 AM
Oh...I just realize that Spain would be hosting Switzerland! :eek:
Amazing 1st round ties next year! :bounce: :woohoo:

*Raine
09-24-2009, 07:51 AM
Woooo eat that!! Philippines is now in the group 1 of the Asia/Oceanic zone. :rocker2: :worship:


:o Sorry for celebrating in this thread. :haha: Can't help it.

pica_pica
09-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Woooo eat that!! Philippines is now in the group 1 of the Asia/Oceanic zone. :rocker2: :worship:


:o Sorry for celebrating in this thread. :haha: Can't help it.
(Beating HK this year, if I remember correctly? :scratch:
Congratz anyway :) :yeah:

Lee
09-24-2009, 08:29 PM
Oh...I just realize that Spain would be hosting Switzerland! :eek:
Amazing 1st round ties next year! :bounce: :woohoo:

I doubt Federer will be there :p

Lee
09-24-2009, 08:29 PM
Woooo eat that!! Philippines is now in the group 1 of the Asia/Oceanic zone. :rocker2: :worship:


:o Sorry for celebrating in this thread. :haha: Can't help it.

I saw that in DC site and wondered when you'll show up here. :lol:

Noleta
09-24-2009, 09:35 PM
Serbian tennis team has a difficult task in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group , which will take place on 5-7 March 2010, in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade.

http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/news.php?akcija=vise&id=341&jezik=2

Nole about the Davis Cup draw: We live for those three days

Our players’ first opponent will be the team of USA, the country that has won the greatest number of trophies since the founding of the competition (32 titles).

For his official website, Novak gave his impressions of everything that happened in the last seven days.

"I would first like to congratulate our players on making successful results during the previous weekend. I want to thank my colleagues from the team and all the media in Serbia for understanding my absence from the team in the tie against Uzbekistan."

Novak has already officially confirmed his participation in the following tennis spectacle in Belgrade Arena.

"I will surely play for Serbia against our next opponent in the Davis Cup World Group, the team of USA, and I will try to give my contribution in our attempt to win the tie. Although we got a very difficult opponent who won the trophy in this prestigious competition many times, I am convinced that we have the quality to beat them. There are six more months until this duel, but I must already emphasise to all our tennis fans, that these are the matches of great importance and the support of our home crowd would help us achieve the goal. We live for those three days and expect a great spectacle in Belgrade Arena", concluded Nole.

Novak is currently in Monte Carlo, practicing for the upcoming China Open tournament. He’s heading to Beijing on Wednesday.

pica_pica
09-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Hmmmm....maybe Novak will have the chance to see our great celebration for 60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China in Beijing

Noleta
09-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Hmmmm....maybe Novak will have the chance to see our great celebration for 60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China in Beijing

When is it?

Lee
09-25-2009, 08:55 PM
Hmmmm....maybe Novak will have the chance to see our great celebration for 60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China in Beijing

He's leaving on September 30 so very likely to arrive on October 1 with the long trip and time difference!!!

pica_pica
09-26-2009, 05:03 PM
When is it?
Oct 1 :bounce: Public holiday for everyone in China

*Ljubica*
09-26-2009, 05:06 PM
Oct 1 :bounce: Public holiday for everyone in China

Can I pretend to be Chinese and have a day off too? :D Enjoy your day off anyway Pica :hug:

Noleta
09-26-2009, 05:35 PM
Oct 1 :bounce: Public holiday for everyone in China

Lucky you:p

*Ljubica*
09-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Looks like will definitely be on clay :D

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=5217

Serbia’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic missed the Davis Cup play-offs tie against Uzbekistan, but is set to lead the men’s national team in the first round of 2010 World Group as they take on team USA.

- “In the past two days Novak has had some private commitments and that’s why he hasn’t spoken out on the draw outcome. I’ve heard from him and he told me he was very excited that we were playing the USA and said he was looking forward to playing them in March next year. He missed the Uzbekistan tie in agreement with coach Obradovic after an exhausting North American tour; that’s all,” Goran Djokovic, Novak’s father, said for Blic.
Slobodan Zivojinovic, the president of Serbia Tennis Association, confirms Serbia will be boasting their finest individuals against the USA.
- “When I said we had chances of winning if we played at full strength, I meant if everyone was fit to play, nothing else,” said Zivojinovic.
The president says he has spoken with Serbian tennis players on the USA tie.
- “I’ve spoken with Novak and the rest of the players after the draw. All of the players have said they were eagerly anticipating the March’s clash with the Americans,” says Zivojinovic.
It should be expected that Serbia will opt to host the tie on clay surface, as was the case back in September 2007 when Serbia took on Australia in the play-offs.
- “Speaking with the players and the backroom staff, we’ve reached an agreement that clay would be the best possible playing surface for us to pick, as it least suits the visitors. Croatia picked to play on clay in Porec over the summer and got away with a win. That’s where I see our chance. We haven’t had a chance to host such a formidable team for a while. The women’s team take on Russia in the Fed Cup in February, after which there is the Davis Cup tie against the USA. We expect our fans will enjoy great tennis and will undoubtedly be spectacular,” said Slobodan Zivojinovic.

Noleta
09-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Not surprising:)

Lee
09-27-2009, 09:20 PM
- “In the past two days Novak has had some private commitments and that’s why he hasn’t spoken out on the draw outcome. I’ve heard from him and he told me he was very excited that we were playing the USA and said he was looking forward to playing them in March next year. He missed the Uzbekistan tie in agreement with coach Obradovic after an exhausting North American tour; that’s all,” Goran Djokovic, Novak’s father, said for Blic.


:eek: :tape: :rolls:

*Ljubica*
09-28-2009, 07:27 AM
:eek: :tape: :rolls:

Yes - I noticed that too :lol: And just assumed a typo - though maybe there is something Dijana is not telling us :tape:

cocrcici
09-28-2009, 09:07 AM
Yes - I noticed that too :lol: And just assumed a typo - though maybe there is something Dijana is not telling us :tape:

:D;)

cocrcici
09-28-2009, 09:09 AM
:):D:lol:

kalisita
12-21-2009, 04:51 PM
Tie locations announced today. Serbia will play the US at Belgrade Arena. Surface-Indoor clay.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g2bCxx4X9LkcZWTgWjxidozkQJ2wD9CNOVMG0

Noleta
12-21-2009, 04:57 PM
Kali:hatoff:

*Ljubica*
12-21-2009, 05:20 PM
Tie locations announced today. Serbia will play the US at Belgrade Arena. Surface-Indoor clay.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g2bCxx4X9LkcZWTgWjxidozkQJ2wD9CNOVMG0

Thanks for the news Kalisita.

Lee
12-21-2009, 05:41 PM
Nole should win the 2 singles rubber. US has the upper hand in the doubles with the Bryans. So Janko or Viktor needs to step up to the challenge vs Blake or Querry. Janko is 1-0 vs Blake on clay and Viktor is 1-0 vs Querrey on clay. That's all the matchups on clay for all 4.

Noleta
12-21-2009, 06:06 PM
Nole should win the 2 singles rubber. US has the upper hand in the doubles with the Bryans. So Janko or Viktor needs to step up to the challenge vs Blake or Querry. Janko is 1-0 vs Blake on clay and Viktor is 1-0 vs Querrey on clay. That's all the matchups on clay for all 4.

Don't know how both teams will perform,coming from HC season:shrug:

pica_pica
12-22-2009, 04:21 AM
Clay...that's best choice, though I'm not sure how indoor clay will be like.
How will Nole perform at home? :D I guess the crowd will be GREAT help :p

ellen_
01-05-2010, 02:28 PM
Novak talks about the first round in DC

Djokovic confident ahead of USA clash
Novak Djokovic, the world No. 3 and top-ranked player in Serbia, is optimistic about facing USA in this year’s Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

Djokovic made his Davis Cup debut in 2004 and has since inspired Serbia to reach the World Group for the first time – after defeating Australia 4-1 in the play-offs in 2007.

“Davis Cup is first of all a very special competition for all of us,” said Djokovic. “We take part in an individual sport and Davis Cup is the only competition where we can feel the team spirit.”

In Serbia’s two previous World Group appearances, it has been drawn away against the reigning champion - Russia in 2008 and Spain in 2009 - with both ties ending in defeat.

“The last two years we’ve had a very bad draw,” said Djokovic. “But this year we are playing at home and, even though we are playing the most successful nation in Davis Cup competition, we are confident we can make a good result.”

Serbia has won its last three home ties for the loss of just one rubber and Djokovic, who has compiled a win-loss record of 14-6 in Davis Cup play, knows the importance of not having to travel.

“Home advantage is a big thing in Davis Cup because then you can choose venue, you can choose surface, you can choose balls – everything that you like,” said the 22-year-old.

“The support of the crowd is very important as well. We’re going to have 20,000 people every match. The crowd loves tennis and certainly it’s going to be very interesting for them to see big stars.”

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie between Serbia and USA will take place on an indoor clay court at Belgrade’s Beogradska Arena from 5-7 March.

Audio interview at http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16685

Seems like he's looking forward to it :banana:

star
01-05-2010, 03:33 PM
I think it's a big deal for Djoko, and I like his spirit. I am just selfish in wanting him to have something in reserve for IW.

But, he doesn't have that much to defend there.

Noleta
01-05-2010, 08:25 PM
He sounds confident:yeah:I like his patriotism:inlove:Thank you for the article ellen:kiss:

shuhrat
01-06-2010, 12:42 PM
As much as I wish he'd be a bit more selfish for his own career, I can't help but love his patriotism. :)

Good luck! :yeah:

ellen_
01-07-2010, 08:26 PM
No Roddick, nor Blake in the DC team against Serbia.

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=3154&zoneid=4

tangerine_dream
01-07-2010, 08:37 PM
:bigcry: :hysteric: :sobbing:

*rocks self*

Noleta
01-07-2010, 09:04 PM
No Roddick, nor Blake in the DC team against Serbia.

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=3154&zoneid=4

If so,Nole sshouldn't take part:shrug:

kalisita
01-07-2010, 10:27 PM
That's great news for Serbia. I think they were the favorites anyway given the surface but a lot easier now one would think.

:crying2: for the US though.

star
01-08-2010, 12:09 AM
If so,Nole sshouldn't take part:shrug:

Not a chance. :lol:

Noleta
01-08-2010, 12:13 AM
Not a chance. :lol:

I think Serbia's team is more than capable of winning against a handicapped USA team:shrug:

Lee
01-08-2010, 03:54 PM
Not a chance. :lol:

+1

Certinfy
01-08-2010, 03:56 PM
I like Querrey's chances here, so I wouldn't count the USA out just yet, just hoping they pick a decent 2nd player for the singles...

shuhrat
02-18-2010, 06:45 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16724
Patrick McEnroe, USA's Davis Cup captain, has announced his team for the upcoming trip to Belgrade, with John Isner and Sam Querrey joining doubles specialists Bob and Mike Bryan in the line-up.Basically they don't have any other choices though.

Noleta
02-18-2010, 08:31 PM
Havn't seen Isner play on clay,so i have no idea how this tie will go:unsure:

Lee
02-18-2010, 08:38 PM
Havn't seen Isner play on clay,so i have no idea how this tie will go:unsure:

You haven't seen Isner played on clay because he doesn't play on clay :rolls:

He played some challengers on clay and ATP 250 in Houston. He won a challenger in Savannah but if you looked at his opponents, they are all much better on hard and grass than clay.

Noleta
02-18-2010, 08:47 PM
You haven't seen Isner played on clay because he doesn't play on clay :rolls:

He played some challengers on clay and ATP 250 in Houston. He won a challenger in Savannah but if you looked at his opponents, they are all much better on hard and grass than clay.

Thanks Lee,you saved me time trying to google his clay results:o

pica_pica
02-19-2010, 07:42 AM
Hopefully the Belgrade clay will greatly neutralize his fatal serve :lol:
But Sam Querry is decent on clay....he took a set from Rafa during a tie on Spanish clay, if I remember correctly :scratch:
Anyway, AJDE SRBIJA! :) :bounce:

shuhrat
02-20-2010, 01:07 PM
Sam and John on Acapulco entry list. This could be a good chance to figure out what we expects from them on clay. ;)

On a side note, they'll use the biggest arena for the tie, almost twice bigger than the second one. :lol:

Noleta
02-20-2010, 07:23 PM
Sam and John on Acapulco entry list. This could be a good chance to figure out what we expects from them on clay. ;)

On a side note, they'll use the biggest arena for the tie, almost twice bigger than the second one. :lol:

Think Nole should play Querry,with Janko facing Isner:shrug:

Great,hope the atmosphere will be nice:bounce:

ellen_
03-03-2010, 01:31 PM
From twitter :lol:

DavisCup Dinner is on Novak Djokovic tonight at the Serbia v USA tie! His restaurant "Novak" is hosting Wednesday night's official dinner in Belgrade

shuhrat
03-03-2010, 01:40 PM
From twitter :lol:

DavisCup Dinner is on Novak Djokovic tonight at the Serbia v USA tie! His restaurant "Novak" is hosting Wednesday night's official dinner in Belgrade
:spit:
Still a bit embarrassed at the name. :o

pica_pica
03-03-2010, 02:25 PM
From twitter :lol:

DavisCup Dinner is on Novak Djokovic tonight at the Serbia v USA tie! His restaurant "Novak" is hosting Wednesday night's official dinner in Belgrade
:spit: :haha: From the two reports I have posted in the News thread, Novak's restaurants serve good enough and big enough meals for athletes, right? ;) So that should be good choice

Noleta
03-03-2010, 04:47 PM
From twitter :lol:

DavisCup Dinner is on Novak Djokovic tonight at the Serbia v USA tie! His restaurant "Novak" is hosting Wednesday night's official dinner in Belgrade

Lol:spit:Hope the teams will enjoy it;)How generous of Nole have to say:lol:

tangerine_dream
03-03-2010, 09:25 PM
via twitter:

Bryanbros "We just had a private tour of Novak's trophey room in Novak's restaurant while we all drank Djokovic water. Intimidation tactics?"

:rolls: I wonder what Djoker water tastes like? :aplot: