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Austria vs Russia Davis Cup

MightyJurgenfan
02-07-2012, 01:24 PM
What are the chances for Austria? They are playing at home so will have the crowd with them.
Russia has a strong team with Youzhny and Bogomolov playing singles. For Austria, the hopes are Melzer and Haiden Maurer. It will be up to the new Austrian coach Trimmel as what team he uses in the doubles. He can chose from Peya and Marach and will most likely team one of them up with Melzer.
How do you feel Austria will do? I hope they can pull of a 3-2 win. It will be close I feel.

Sweetspot
02-07-2012, 05:41 PM
I must admit I'm a little concerned about Jurgen (what's his nickname again, MJF?):confused:

When he lost in straights to Karlovic in the first round of Australian Open, I couldnt help wondering whether his back was bothering him. He just didnt appear to be 100% in the doubles, either, being knocked out in the third round (somehow I expected melz/petz to at least make it to the quarters) :(

It was nice to see him win five singles matches at zagreb last week :) ........ he and peya lost their second doubles match there last week, so i'm hoping melzer will play doubles with marach, since they won the third rubber for Austria vs. France last September, but he should probably only play doubles if he's able to win his first singles vs. (I assume) bogomolov ..... shocking to see that Bogo is now ranked higher at no. 35 than Jurgen is at no. 41 :eek:

oh :wavey: ... I just listened to jurgen's interview yesterday with chris bowers @ http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/audio/melzer-sets-sights-on-quarters.aspx

what a poised, articulate and intelligent man jurgen sounds like in that interview :worship: ... and he mentions that he w/b concentrating on the two singles rubbers, probably leaving the doubles to marach/peya ....... After all, they were tournament champions at Auckland a month ago! ..... sweet! :kiss:

http://i44.tinypic.com/11sckd1.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/352glc8.jpg

Sweetspot
02-09-2012, 03:47 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/309q2if.jpg

Schedule looks possible for Jurgen in the first rubber :smoke:
Kuni leads their H2H 2-0, the most recent being USOpen six months ago ... BUT ... Melz has been succeeding a lot better than Kuni this year, so it's a good chance that the austrian can best the russian in austria on indoor hard this friday ... gooooooooo Jurgen!!! :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

Second rubber not quite so optimistic for austria, although haider-maurer can play above his class, especially at home (as he did in vienna 2010) ... i'd love it if he'd beat bogomolov :yeah:


@ MightyJurgenfan
Did I once see you refer to Jurgen by a nickname? Or does he have one? Do you know? ... thx :wavey:

MightyJurgenfan
02-09-2012, 05:01 PM
R1 J. MELZER V I. KUNITSYN
R2 A. HAIDER-MAURER V A. BOGOMOLOV
R3 O. MARACH/A. PEYA V N. DAVYDENKO/M. YOUZHNY
R4 J. MELZER V A. BOGOMOLOV
R5 A. HAIDER-MAURER V I. KUNITSYN

Jurgen really needs to win his match.
He does have a nickname but I do not remember what it is. I think I saw it on his twitter web site once. It did not make sense to me and that is most likely why I can not remember it.
I think he is playing better now and he says he feels fine which is great for him. So many times he plays injured and never lets anyone know he haa a problem. As fans we do not need to know, but when he loses unexpectdly we wish we could know. I have never heard him use an excuse for losing even when he is playing hurt. In fact the only time I saw him retire during a match was years ago in memphis after he had food poisening. He retired in his singles match. Both he and Julian Knowle got it along with many other players. After two days rest Jurgen and Julian played in the doubles finals and lost. They were still sick and probably should not have played. They gave all the credit to their opponents.
I admire Jurgen and have been told by a friend who interviews him that Jurgen is a very intelligent young man and very knowledgeable on many subjects. I am deaf so can not hear the interview. I wish I could.
Please keep posting here. Sometimes I wonder if other people are reading my posts.

emotion
02-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Why is Russia listing Kunitsyn over Youzhny?

Sweetspot
02-09-2012, 06:30 PM
Why is Russia listing Kunitsyn over Youzhny?

I was wondering the same thing ... maybe Youz strained himself and hasn't yet recovered from winning both the singles and the doubles titles at zagreb last week?

Sweetspot
02-09-2012, 06:52 PM
R1 J. MELZER V I. KUNITSYN
R2 A. HAIDER-MAURER V A. BOGOMOLOV
R3 O. MARACH/A. PEYA V N. DAVYDENKO/M. YOUZHNY
R4 J. MELZER V A. BOGOMOLOV
R5 A. HAIDER-MAURER V I. KUNITSYN

Jurgen really needs to win his match.

He does have a nickname but I do not remember what it is. I think I saw it on his twitter web site once. It did not make sense to me and that is most likely why I can not remember it.

that makes sense ... and now that you mention it, maybe I saw it in that same tweet cuz i vaguely remember having the same reaction

I think he is playing better now and he says he feels fine which is great for him. So many times he plays injured and never lets anyone know he haa a problem. As fans we do not need to know, but when he loses unexpectdly we wish we could know. I have never heard him use an excuse for losing even when he is playing hurt. In fact the only time I saw him retire during a match was years ago in memphis after he had food poisening. He retired in his singles match. Both he and Julian Knowle got it along with many other players. After two days rest Jurgen and Julian played in the doubles finals and lost. They were still sick and probably should not have played. They gave all the credit to their opponents.

I also only saw him retire once ... can't remember which tournament at the moment ?maybe miami last year? ... he turned his ankle, was writhing in pain on the ground, and mohammed lahyani got down out of the chair to check on him ... his opponent (who might have been petzschner?) brought a bag of ice over to him ... still he got helped over to his bench and had the trainer come out and tape him up ... he went on for a while longer, maybe even finishing that set, then finally had to retire.

I admire Jurgen and have been told by a friend who interviews him that Jurgen is a very intelligent young man and very knowledgeable on many subjects. I am deaf so can not hear the interview. I wish I could.

Please keep posting here. Sometimes I wonder if other people are reading my posts.

Well, I admire you :) youre the single most significant factor in getting us a Melzer forum IMO, so thanks! :worship:

Sometimes they have transcripts of those interviews, so I'll see if I can find it to post here ........ I, for one, read all your posts, so from now on I'll be a little more responsive ... lookin forward to seeing jurgen play tomorrow ... are you planning to watch?

MightyJurgenfan
02-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Is it possible for us to watch? What would I need to do? I usually follow the score but do not know how to watch the match.
There were some pictures from the draw on Yahoo tennis photos. I noticed you know how to post pictures on this thread. Do you think you could post them here.

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 01:33 AM
Is it possible for us to watch? What would I need to do? I usually follow the score but do not know how to watch the match.
There were some pictures from the draw on Yahoo tennis photos. I noticed you know how to post pictures on this thread. Do you think you could post them here.

absolutely! :D ... that is, unless you live in either Ireland or United Kingdom

it does cost a little under $10 for the weekend Friday through Sunday @ http://www.itfteamevents.tv/page/DavisCup/VideoHighlights/0,,12916,00.html

they already have some short prematch vids posted there for free so you can check out the quality @ http://www.itfteamevents.tv/page/DavisCup/VideoHighlights/0,,12916,00.html

http://i42.tinypic.com/4izbzm.jpg


here's the link to the page where you sign up @ http://www.itfteamevents.tv/page/loginOrBuy/0,,12916,00.html?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itfteamev ents.tv%2Fpage%2Fsub%2FITFTV%2FDavisCupLive%2F0%2C %2C12916%2C00.html%3F

http://i43.tinypic.com/2jfd25j.jpg


... and if you havent done so already, you can also check out daviscup.com @ http://www.daviscup.com/en/video/index.aspx

I havent seen the yahoo pics yet, but i'll go check on that and post them here ... see ya! :wavey:

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for people who dont want to pay, there are some free streams (never quite as clear or unbuffered as the ones that cost, but better than nothing) available @ http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

http://i42.tinypic.com/rmrbrl.jpg

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any questions that occur to you, please feel free to ask! :dance:

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 01:47 AM
was it the euro yahoo where you saw the davis cup pics? i didnt find any right away on the american yahoo, but if you post a link, I'll copy them and post here

found this one only so far ... looks like he's being interviewed and has his game face on already ... sigh ... i just love those lips of his ... er ... um ... i mean never mind! :o

http://i42.tinypic.com/htg0gk.jpg

MightyJurgenfan
02-10-2012, 02:41 AM
I love the picture. Try looking up Tennis.com. scroll down to where it says Photo wire. You have to through several pages to find the ones of the Austrian team and also a picture of Jurgen pointing to show he plays Knuitsyn.
I rad that Bogo is injured and may be replaced.

MightyJurgenfan
02-10-2012, 02:42 AM
Any idea what time the matches start?

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 06:17 AM
I love the picture. Try looking up Tennis.com. scroll down to where it says Photo wire. You have to through several pages to find the ones of the Austrian team and also a picture of Jurgen pointing to show he plays Knuitsyn.
I rad that Bogo is injured and may be replaced.

that's extremely interesting about Bogo ... it's hard to know about that guy ... he seems to be tempermental ... saw him tank bad in paris/bercy last season ... last week in zagreb he lost in the second round to Lukas Lacko which was a bit of an upset, even tho Lacko was hotter in zagreb than he has been for a while.

I'll check out the tennis.com site ...... meanwhile, I found these on the davis cup official site ... jurgen looking determined ...

http://i39.tinypic.com/23k56ky.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/246p36c.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/dorvhx.jpg

Puschkin
02-10-2012, 06:21 AM
Do you really think, Jürgen will be up against Kunitsyn? Knowing Tarpishev as the fox that he is, I expect another joker from him.

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 06:32 AM
Any idea what time the matches start?

yes ... these three all start at the same time: 1300 GMT (1400--2PM in their home countries)

http://i40.tinypic.com/5v7sp2.jpg

you can keep tabs on the time in Wiener Neustadt, Austria @
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=2052

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 06:38 AM
Do you really think, Jürgen will be up against Kunitsyn? Knowing Tarpishev as the fox that he is, I expect another joker from him.

I kinda do ... mostly cuz kuni's H2H against melzer is 2-0

OTOH, kuni's been going out in the first round in recent tournaments, so do you suspect he might put in youzhny instead?

what's the deadline for making last-minute changes? :shrug:

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 06:51 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/2rfqbro.jpg

just to complete the prematch pics ... here are the scheduled doubles :)

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 12:54 PM
melzer is the MAN so far :worship:

http://i42.tinypic.com/2eyyjab.jpg

MightyJurgenfan
02-10-2012, 12:57 PM
Keep up the good job Jurgen

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 02:24 PM
kuni played clutch in the second, took it in the TB

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wow!!! jurgen breaks in the third, lets out a war whoop!!!

jurgen, with his 13 aces so far, serving has helped him bridge emotional roller coaster ... hang in there Baby!! :cheerleader:

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 02:28 PM
arrrrrggggghhhhh ... kuni playing clutch again, breaks right back, 2 all

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 02:43 PM
are you watching, MJF ?????

our man up a break in the third, 4-3

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 02:56 PM
woot!!! jurgen takes the third set with an ace, 6-4 :yippee:

..........

announcer just mentioned youzhny has a bit of a shoulder injury atm ...

MightyJurgenfan
02-10-2012, 03:37 PM
No I am just following the score. I tried to sign up to watch it, but it said I did something wrong. I always seem to have thet problem. Not the best eye sight.
It is the 5th set now and Jurgen just has to win it.

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 03:40 PM
woof! 62 UE :eek:
I hope this wont be a case of slow and steady wins the race, b/c igor has been the steadier (even tho less spectacular) with almost half the UE as jurgen, and is rewarded with the fourth set ...

fifth set doesnt have a tiebreak ... please seize your chances in this set, jurgen!!! :bounce:

http://i44.tinypic.com/28j8pzk.jpg

Sweetspot
02-10-2012, 03:44 PM
No I am just following the score. I tried to sign up to watch it, but it said I did something wrong. I always seem to have thet problem. Not the best eye sight.
It is the 5th set now and Jurgen just has to win it.

oh dear, that's too bad ... how bout the liveScoreHunter? are you able to get it on there?

oh KAAAAAAYYYYYY ... jurgen's got break point ... take it J :banana:

MightyJurgenfan
02-10-2012, 04:06 PM
I never heard of liveScoreHunter before. What is it?
He has to hold now.

MightyJurgenfan
02-10-2012, 04:17 PM
He did it. Austria 1 Russia 0I hope you all go to see it. I was not able to watch.
Now Haider-Mauer needs to pull off a great upset and win.

MightyJurgenfan
02-11-2012, 01:27 AM
If you go here you will find some pictures of Jurgen from his match today against Kunitsyn.
http://www.tennis.com/galleries/index.aspx?image=55071 It is from Tennis.com Please post them here Sweetspot. They are on pages 9 and 10.Thanks

MightyJurgenfan
02-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Marach/Peya lost so tomorrow Austria needs to win 1 of the 2 singles. I wonder who Jurgen will have to play. Do you think they will continue to play Bolomolov? It will be an important match for Jurgen.
If I read the score right Marach/Peya were up 4-1 in the fifth set and lost it 4-6. Correct me if I am wrong. With the home town crowd cheer for them, I find it hard to undersand how they lost.

MightyJurgenfan
02-12-2012, 01:02 PM
WOW! Jurgen did it. I honestly thought that Russia would use Youzhny and not Bogo.
Jurgen won 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 AUSTRIA 3 RUSSIA 1