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Davis cup Relegation in September

Chris-swede
03-09-2009, 07:51 PM
I have listed the potential opponents for sweden:

Netherlands, at home,beatable at home

Chile, at home, also beatable on a carpet at home

Brazil,at home,easy win

Ecuador, away, difficult and very tricky, clay court in south america

Japan, at home, easy win OR Uzbekistan, by lot, but also easy win

Italy, at home,difficult, cause italy has more talent, but with Söderling, sweden should win

Belarus, at home,easy win OR South Africa, away, difficult, but not impossible

Ukraine, by lot, but beatable

So, only at Ecuador, maybe at South Africa and vs Italy it will be difficult. But all depends on,if we have a fit team, with Söderling,Lindstedt,Aspelin and Johansson.

Etern
03-09-2009, 09:43 PM
Thanks for that. I hope we get an easy draw and that Söderling is fit.

Chris-swede
03-10-2009, 02:05 PM
Thanks for that. I hope we get an easy draw and that Söderling is fit.

I feared a much more tougher draw...but this looks good i think. Nothing is won, and we need Robin for sure, but with him...it should be all done.

Etern
03-10-2009, 10:54 PM
I agree with you, if Söderling is fit we should be able to make it (I hope :p)

Chris-swede
03-11-2009, 11:50 AM
I am really wondering that Söderling is in the Main Draw of Indian Wells this week....

Björki
03-11-2009, 11:55 AM
any idea who will be the 8 seeded teams?

Chris-swede
03-16-2009, 03:07 PM
any idea who will be the 8 seeded teams?

Seeded teams:
France
Switzerland
Romania
Austria
Serbia
Australia,i think they will their 2nd round game in Asia
Belgium
Sweden

Chile will be seeded if Australia not qualifies.

Nidhogg
09-17-2009, 09:30 PM
There is a bit of a feud between PimPim and the DC captains right now. Not exactly what the team needs, but here goes...

Program for the tie Sweden - Romania:

Friday: Vinciguerra - Hanescu, Söderling - Crivoi

Saturday: Lindstedt/Aspelin - Copil/Tecau

Sunday: Söderling - Hanescu, Vinciguerra - Crivoi

Nidhogg
09-18-2009, 02:14 PM
I'm curious on how the thoughts went regarding this slow HC in use. Sure, it suits Vinc, but it should suit Hanescu and Crivoi as well.

Oh well. Söderling should be able to hit through the court anyway.

Nidhogg
09-18-2009, 06:29 PM
1-1 after the first day.

Hanescu b. Vinci 7/6(5) 7/6(10) Ret.

Söderling b. Crivoi 6/2 6/1 7/5

Robin looked mighty confident as he blew Crivoi off the court for almost the entire match, but he got a little carried away in the third as relaxed too much, and Crivoi broke him twice, the second time when Robin was serving for the match at 5/4. Still, impressive that Robin didn't let that get to his head and broke again and served it out.

Andreas played really well and was pumped up, but lacked the edge in the breakers, despite having lots of chances in the second one. Then he twisted his right ankle during the first game of the third set and was in a lot of pain. I hope he's good to go for Sunday, cause we don't have any great alternates.

swedes_rule
09-19-2009, 12:59 AM
sigh. poor vinci.
i hope they do ok in doubles otherwise sweden is in biiiiiig trouble :(

swedes_rule
09-19-2009, 12:56 PM
what the? why is robin playing doubles instead of simon?

Nidhogg
09-19-2009, 01:42 PM
Wilander said it was decided this morning to let Robin start, as he has been looking so impressive and confident as of late. It's paying off well so far with the first set in the bag 6/1. Also, Romania is playing with Hanescu instead of Copil.

The key here is that Robin can't get too relaxed as he often does when things are going so easy. I'd be surprised if the Romanians won't raise their level, and I'm sure Wilander has pressed on that.

swedes_rule
09-19-2009, 02:18 PM
second set wasnt going so well, were down a break but they seem to be coming back now. do you have coverage of it? im just watching live scores.

Björki
09-19-2009, 02:28 PM
If SWE wins the doubles Robin will do the job tomorrow. :rocker2: Hopefully Robin and Robert win.

Kom Igen :bounce:

Nidhogg
09-19-2009, 02:37 PM
I have coverage on the TV, yes, but I haven't been able to find any streams.

Nidhogg
09-19-2009, 03:46 PM
Lindstedt with the ace out wide to seal it 6/1 7/6 (9/7) 7/6 (7/5) :D

:rocker2:

Björki
09-19-2009, 04:01 PM
:woohoo: :)

Björki
09-19-2009, 07:02 PM
http://www.expressen.se/polopoly_fs/1.1712977!slot100slotWide75ArticleFull/3447786819.jpg

Sommarsverige
09-19-2009, 09:16 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Etern
09-19-2009, 11:09 PM
In the end of second and third set I was sooooo nervous. We are a better country than Romania so it's a good thing if we make it

swedes_rule
09-20-2009, 12:04 AM
excellent :) kom igen!!

swedes_rule
09-20-2009, 01:54 PM
Faaaaaaaaaantastic :D 7-5 6-1 6-0. I was a little concerned at 5 all in the first set but I realllly enjoyed watching the live scores after that :) hehe
KOM IGEN SVERIGE :D

Nidhogg
09-20-2009, 01:55 PM
Robin beat up poor Victor good as soon as he got a hold on the Romanian's second serve. 7/5 6/1 6/0. A complete beatdown.

Björki
09-20-2009, 03:47 PM
back in world group :woohoo:

but I am afraid it will be a horrible draw. Sweden should be No 9 so they wont be seeded. :sad:

They only will have a home tie if the play Germany or Russia. Croatia by lot? All the other seeded teams like ESP, USA, ARG and so on would be away. :awww:

Germany would be awesome. <dreaming off>

The Draw will be made on Wednesday.

Nidhogg
09-20-2009, 04:01 PM
If Vinc and PimPim are both able to come back we have a strong, versatile squad. Söderling/Vinciguerra for matches played on slow surfaces/clay and Söderling/J. Johansson for fast surfaces.

Sommarsverige
09-20-2009, 07:44 PM
I am sooooooooooo happy they won :bounce: :bounce:

I join Peggy in hoping for a tie against Germany in Germany :worship:

gam_jonte
09-20-2009, 08:07 PM
back in world group :woohoo:

but I am afraid it will be a horrible draw. Sweden should be No 9 so they wont be seeded. :sad:

They only will have a home tie if the play Germany or Russia. Croatia by lot? All the other seeded teams like ESP, USA, ARG and so on would be away. :awww:

Germany would be awesome. <dreaming off>

The Draw will be made on Wednesday.

A home tie against Russia would be great. Since i can see us having a great chance in that match regardless of who's playing for Russia :) Söderling alonside Pim Pim indoors and with perhaps Lindstedt/Söderling, and Vinci as a backup in the team would be great :cool: ;)

Björki
09-20-2009, 08:12 PM
I am sooooooooooo happy they won :bounce: :bounce:

I join Peggy in hoping for a tie against Germany in Germany :worship:

it would be in Sweden :) :p

Sommarsverige
09-20-2009, 09:49 PM
it would be in Sweden :) :p

I read your post wrong, Peggy, stupid me :p But if it would be in Sweden that´s fine too :)

Chris-swede
09-21-2009, 11:13 AM
they would play Argentina at home, Russia away.

I prefer Argentina, only DelPotro is a big weapon, but Robin can beat him, or Germany also it will be tough, or again Israel...even on their soil...we played both times without Robin...

gam_jonte
09-21-2009, 01:02 PM
Nope, if we meet Russia it'll be at home, alteast that's what was said to be the case this year before the Isreal match. And i don't see why it would change now since we never met them this year. :)

Björki
09-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Seeds announced for 2010 Draw
2009 finalists Spain and Czech Republic head the seeds for the Draw for the World Group of the 2010 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday 23 September at 11:30 local time (09:30 GMT).

WORLD GROUP

1. SPAIN
2. CZECH REPUBLIC
3. USA
4. RUSSIA
5. ARGENTINA
6. CROATIA
7. ISRAEL
8. GERMANY

According to the Davis Cup Regulations, the two finalist nations are seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in the World Group for the following year, and will be drawn in opposite halves. Seeds 3-8 are in accordance with the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Belgium, Chile, Ecuador, France, India, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland.

Björki
09-21-2009, 06:40 PM
2002 Sweden played in Russland, so they would be meet them at home next time.

And yes ARG would be at home too :) I forgot they met last year in Argentina.

so 3 possible ties in Sweden, one per lot against Croatia, or did these teams already played each other?

Chris-swede
09-22-2009, 07:42 AM
Cannot remember any game vs Croatia...and before this country was called Yugoslavia...with serbia and so. So i expect a lot here.

Björki
09-23-2009, 07:48 AM
choice of ground 2010

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/DC_12261_original.PDF