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World Group 2010 semifinals: Czech Republic at Serbia (September 17-19, 2010)

08-09-2010, 11:25 PM
World Group Semifinals
Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
Stadium Capacity: 18,200
17 September-19 September 2010
Day 1: 15.00 hours local time (13.00 hours GMT)
Day 2: 15.00 hours local time (13.00 hours GMT)
Day 3: 14.00 hours local time (12.00 hours GMT)
Surface: Hard (RuKortHard)-Indoors
Ball Type: Head ATP

Ticket information:

Czech Republic leads Serbia 5-4

Last meeting:
1991 World Group Quarterfinals
Yugoslavia defeated Czechoslovakia 4-1 in Czechoslovakia

09-07-2010, 04:14 PM
The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2010 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinals, World Group Play-offs and eight zonal ties to be played on 17-19 September.

Venue: Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia (hard-indoors)

Novak Djokovic
Viktor Troicki
Janko Tipsarevic
Nenad Zimonjic
Captain: Bogdan Obradovic

Czech Republic
Tomas Berdych
Radek Stepanek
Jan Hajek
Ivo Minar
Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

09-13-2010, 10:09 PM
Anyone know if Nole has pulled out? I'm kinda scared for Serbia if he does.

09-14-2010, 08:53 PM
I have the same question? is it likely that he'll pull off? or not? and when we will know who plays who in what today?

I am seriously thinkinga bout going to belgrade next week to watch, but i need to know these things :tape:

Ad Wim
09-15-2010, 10:30 AM
Tipsarevic or Troicki, that's the question.

I guess Nole will play, why not? He has a couple of days off and the week off afterwards.

09-15-2010, 11:19 AM
draw is on thursday

09-15-2010, 01:16 PM
I don't see Novak withdrawing. Maybe he could do it from friday match.

09-15-2010, 06:05 PM
Thank you so much, guys! :D I cant belive I am going. :banana:

09-16-2010, 12:58 PM
Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Jan Hajek / Ivo Minar (CZE)

Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)

Ad Wim
09-16-2010, 12:59 PM
Tipsarevic, nice!

Don't think he will beat Berdych, although he is capable of an upset, but he should beat Stepanek. Could be the decisive rubber.

Li Ching Yuen
09-16-2010, 02:59 PM
Why aren't Berdych/Stepanek playing the doubles?

09-16-2010, 06:14 PM
Why aren't Berdych/Stepanek playing the doubles?

They are playing for sure. The Czechs to that all the time with Hajek / Minar as doubles team but then they change it on Saturday. Maybe the wanna confuse the opponent :haha:

Filo V.
09-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Smart decision to pick Janko over Viktor, but then again there have been questions of the fitness of Janko so hopefully he's OK.

Serbia is going to want to be 2-0 ahead after day one so Nole won't be forced to have to play Berdych with everything on the line, and him being potentially fatigued. It's gonna be important that he dispatches quickly of Stepanek. If he does, then he should beat Berdych. If not, then I think Berdych is the favorite.

I think the Czech are the slight favorite, but if Janko can upset Berdych or Serbia can win the doubles they'll like their chances.

09-16-2010, 10:47 PM
I hope Janko has recovered. Tomas definitely has enough rest losing early at the US Open.:o

09-17-2010, 12:15 PM
Nole won't play today :(

09-17-2010, 12:21 PM
Troicki can beat Stepanek but i hope Nole will play against Berdych because if not... :confused:

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 03:54 PM
Both Radek and Viktor look extremely tired. Radek is exposing Viktor's fatigue and movement really badly, and is playing an inspired and tactically smart match and serving well. Viktor just too many mistakes.

Stepanek 4-6 6-2 6-4 4-*3

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Stepanek(CZE) def. Troicki(SRB) 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-4

The more solid player, mentally and tatically, won today. He came to the net at appropriate times, used the dropshot effectively, and outsmarted and outmaneuvered Troicki consistently. Both guys were tired at the end.

The Czech are now the clear favorite to win this tie.

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 05:36 PM
Tipsarevic choking, 5-3 ahead, terrible game at 5-4...

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 05:47 PM
What a great match btw!

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 05:58 PM
4 bps missed in 1st game by Tipsa.

09-17-2010, 06:02 PM
Anyone see the shot of the month?

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Yeah I did, probably shot of the year.

09-17-2010, 06:13 PM
Tipsa's highlight-producing ability is huge

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 06:26 PM
Janko is playing better than he did v Roddick at the Open, and that's saying something. He's completely on a different level than Tomas. Tomas is not playing well and I think Janko's play has totally surprised him and took him out of his game.

09-17-2010, 06:29 PM
Tipsarevic serving for 2 sets to 0

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 06:33 PM
Janko is playing better than he did v Roddick at the Open, and that's saying something. He's completely on a different level than Tomas. Tomas is not playing well and I think Janko's play has totally surprised him and took him out of his game.

It's not over yet, but so far it's a one-man show!

09-17-2010, 06:44 PM
Tipsy is playing like a top 20 player today :o Ajde Janko!

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 06:53 PM
Top 20? Make that top 10!

09-17-2010, 06:57 PM
Not anymore... Berdy 4-1

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 06:57 PM
Berdych is finally warm.

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Tomas now has raised his level dramatically, while Janko is still playing decently, but not amazing anymore, and is also being forced on the defensive more often. Tomas is serving huge and hitting with authority.

09-17-2010, 07:22 PM
Fucking missed chances!

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 07:24 PM
Pretty decent chance on that bp at 1-1...

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 07:27 PM
Tipsa is now playing pretty bad, missing everything...

09-17-2010, 07:29 PM
If you do not break a racquet soon, Janko, Gonzalez or Rochus is becoming my favorite player

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 07:30 PM
And it's really unbelievable how much luck Berdych has.

09-17-2010, 07:34 PM

Ad Wim
09-17-2010, 07:37 PM
My god, Berdych is playing well now.

09-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Top 20? Make that top 10!

Yeah, you're right, he was playing on top 10 level... Currently, he's playing on top 20 level :D

Ajde Janko!

09-17-2010, 07:51 PM
BP gone for Berdy, Janko holds

09-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Tipsy won!

Bravo Janko!

Horatio Caine
09-18-2010, 08:03 AM
That was very brainless from Berdych...when Djokovic is absent (at least from Friday) and your team mate has taken full advantage you have to play your part as well. :o

Serbia would not have been dead and buried at 0-2, but at 1-1 they are well and truly back in this tie, and that could be decisive. Berdych & Stepanek are a class pairing, but they need to be energised and playing to a good level to win the doubles...I have my doubts about Stepanek's general fitness, and Berdych's defeat on Friday is a little alarming for them as well.

09-18-2010, 08:17 PM
R3 - T.BERDYCH / R.STEPANEK (CZE) def. N.DJOKOVIC / N.ZIMONJIC (SRB) 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-1

Serbia 1-2 Czech Republic

Why did they play Djokovic in the doubles? :confused: He's pretty awful at it...

09-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Should've put Viktor in since he's not gonna play the 2nd singles.

09-19-2010, 03:46 PM
Djokovic def. Berdych 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4

Serbia 2-2 Czech Republic

5th rubber between Tipsarevic and Stepanek about to start...

Ad Wim
09-19-2010, 04:25 PM
6-0 1-0, what's happening?

09-19-2010, 05:52 PM
Tipsarevic is leading 2 sets to none. Radek is far away of his best tennis and I don`t see him able to comeback this results. Serbia is steps away of his first DC final.

Ad Wim
09-19-2010, 06:03 PM
Djokovic is a hero that he was playing here and winning. Tipsa is hero number 2 if he wins here.

09-19-2010, 09:38 PM
R5 - J.TIPSAREVIC (SRB) def. R.STEPANEK (CZE) 6-0 7-6(6) 6-4

Serbia 3-2