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Davis Cup F: Berdych/Stepanek (CZE) def Granollers/Lopez (ESP) 3-6 7-5 7-5 6-3

Orange Wombat
11-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Didn't post this in the doubles forum because it won't attract any attention.

The final is in Berd's hands now.

shotgun
11-17-2012, 04:40 PM
:worship:

Great performance by Radek today.

emotion
11-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Far from over, but I guess there's a 3/4 chance Czechs win one of two 50-50 matches

duong
11-17-2012, 04:42 PM
Granollers-Lopez are fun to watch, but the Czechs were very solid, esp. Berdych, who has become so strong mentally for a few years.

It's not more in Berdych's hands now than before, it's in the hands of all the players.

Ferrer-Berdych may be a great match, yes.

And if there's a fifth match (which I rather think), Almagro-Stepanek will be enthralling.

MuzzahLovah
11-17-2012, 04:45 PM
I saw the end, great performance from those two, lots of great volleys from big berd. Really hope he can pull it out tommorrow.

Federer in 2
11-17-2012, 04:47 PM
Damn it! Now the title is on Almagro's racket :facepalm:
Oh well, I'm sure Ferrer would be happy with a victory to tie the score too.

TBkeeper
11-17-2012, 04:48 PM
GO go SexyBird ! c'mon take the TIE 4-1 !!!

Certinfy
11-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Berdych 10/0 in Davis Cup matches this year. :worship:

Fucking beast!

MuzzahLovah
11-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Berdych 10/0 in Davis Cup matches this year. :worship:

Fucking beast!

Really, wow! :eek:

August
11-17-2012, 04:53 PM
I was almost to lose my faith after the 1st set but thank God Czechs took this match. Now Tomas, don't lose any DC ties this year!

tektonac
11-17-2012, 04:53 PM
good win for the czechs, far from over tho.

GOATsol
11-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Yes!

LeChuck
11-17-2012, 04:57 PM
Berdych and Stepanek have now won 12 doubles matches out of 13 together in the Davis Cup since they first teamed up in 2007, including 4 wins out of 4 this year. Very impressive stuff. Their only defeat together was against Spain on clay in 2009 final.

The Czechs taking a 2-1 lead into the final day was the best possible scenario for me. Hopefully they can get the job done tomorrow and win their first ever Davis Cup title as an independent nation, and seal the Hopman-Fed-Davis Cup hat-trick.

Nothing against the Spanish team, but they have won this competition 3 times in the last 4 years, and 5 times in the last 12. It's time for someone else to win it.

Petronius
11-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Really impressed by these two guys and big congrats on their 12-1 doubles record in Davis Cup.

Can history be rewritten and one country gets the Hopman, Fed and Davis Cup titles in a single year ?

It's so close yet so far.

Good luck to all players tomorrow.

TBkeeper
11-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Berdych and Stepanek have now won 12 doubles matches out of 13 together in the Davis Cup since they first teamed up in 2007, including 4 wins out of 4 this year. Very impressive stuff. Their only defeat together was against Spain on clay in 2009 final.

The Czechs taking a 2-1 lead into the final day was the best possible scenario for me. Hopefully they can get the job done tomorrow and win their first ever Davis Cup title as an independent nation, and seal the Hopman-Fed-Davis Cup hat-trick.

Nothing against the Spanish team, but they have won this competition 3 times in the last 4 years, and 5 times in the last 12. It's time for someone else to win it.

REALLY ? THEY won Fed cup and Hopman cup too this year ?

*Jean*
11-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Marcel & Marc :sad:

LeChuck
11-17-2012, 05:01 PM
REALLY ? THEY won Fed cup and Hopman cup too this year ?

Yes Berdych and Kvitova won the Hopman Cup together in January, and their women won their 2nd straight Fed Cup title two weeks ago. it would be an incredible achievement if they can pull it off, which I hope they do.

Obviously money talks, but it seems crazy that there are currently no ATP or WTA tournaments held in the Czech Republic, which has such a strong tennis history, and is such a strong tennis nation at the moment as well.

MuzzahLovah
11-17-2012, 05:04 PM
Berdych and Stepanek have now won 12 doubles matches out of 13 together in the Davis Cup since they first teamed up in 2007, including 4 wins out of 4 this year. Very impressive stuff. Their only defeat together was against Spain on clay in 2009 final.

The Czechs taking a 2-1 lead into the final day was the best possible scenario for me. Hopefully they can get the job done tomorrow and win their first ever Davis Cup title as an independent nation, and seal the Hopman-Fed-Davis Cup hat-trick.

Nothing against the Spanish team, but they have won this competition 3 times in the last 4 years, and 5 times in the last 12. It's time for someone else to win it.

oh I forgot Big Berd won the Hopman cup with Azarenka. Surprising they didn't play mixed doubles in the Olympics (which the Czech won anyway)

Certinfy
11-17-2012, 05:08 PM
oh I forgot Big Berd won the Hopman cup with Azarenka. Surprising they didn't play mixed doubles in the Olympics (which the Czech won anyway)
:haha: You're fucking hilarious, Robert. :hug:

Pratik
11-17-2012, 05:14 PM
Bird/Sexy in 4 :rocker2:

This result was NID

Granollers-Lopez are fun to watch, but the Czechs were very solid, esp. Berdych, who has become so strong mentally for a few years.

:spit:

Berdych 10/0 in Davis Cup matches this year. :worship:

Fucking beast!

This has got to some sort of record. 10 DC wins in a year. Anybody has the numbers on this?

LeChuck
11-17-2012, 05:21 PM
This has got to some sort of record. 10 DC wins in a year. Anybody has the numbers on this?

Ljubicic had 11 wins and 1 loss in 2005, all in live rubbers. He nearly finished the year with a pefect 12-0 record until he lost his second singles match in the final against Hrbaty. He pretty much single handedly helped Croatia beat the USA (with wins against Agassi, the Bryan brothers and Roddick :worship:), Romania and Russia to get to the final against the Slovak Republic that year, where he won his first singles match and the doubles rubber with Ancic.

McEnroe did have a perfect 12-0 record in 1982, although 3 of his wins came in meaningless dead rubbers that year.

Certinfy
11-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Ljubicic had 11 wins and 1 loss in 2005, all in live rubbers. He nearly finished the year with a pefect 12-0 record until he lost his second singles match in the final against Hrbaty. He pretty much single handedly helped Croatia beat the USA (with wins against Agassi, the Bryan brothers and Roddick :worship:), Romania and Russia to get to the final that year

McEnroe did have a perfect 12-0 record in 1982, although 3 of his wins came in meaningless dead rubbers that year.
Great information.

If Berdych wins tomorrow he'll be 11-0 this year with all his wins being live rubbers, will surely be the best out of the lot then, no?

Pirata.
11-17-2012, 05:28 PM
Damn it! Now the title is on Almagro's racket :facepalm:

:o

duong
11-17-2012, 05:28 PM
This has got to some sort of record. 10 DC wins in a year. Anybody has the numbers on this?

In 1982, McEnroe was undefeated : won his 8 singles (including the famous 6-hour match against Wilander which was a decisive rubber) and 4 doubles, but 3 singles were not live rubbers because the USA had a very good team of course.

in 1975, Borg won his 12 singles (all live rubbers), and he also won 3 doubles (he had losses in doubles). But yes they had to play 6 matches rather than 4 in that time to win the Davis cup ;)

In 1989, Becker won 7 singles (defeated Edberg, Wilander and Agassi), and 3 doubles, he would have won 8 singles if he had not been exhausted by his 5-setter match against Agassi and the double against Flach-Seguso. He had only one defeat in doubles against Czechoslovakia.

Becker also was great in Davis cup in 1987 and 1988.

Berdych's run has great numbers but the best opponents he's had to face so far are Almagro and Tipsarevic ...

Mark Lenders
11-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Great result :woohoo:

Berdych to beat the Vulture and clinch DC for his country tomorrow now :D

Allez
11-17-2012, 05:59 PM
Berdych is way too exhausted to be a factor in the Ferrer match. It's all on Sexy's lips now :scared:

garad
11-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Obviously money talks, but it seems crazy that there are currently no ATP or WTA tournaments held in the Czech Republic, which has such a strong tennis history, and is such a strong tennis nation at the moment as well.

I agree, and Prague deserves at least 250 tourney..

Alex999
11-17-2012, 06:33 PM
really good win. supporting Czechoslovakia (I can spell, yey) :)

Allez
11-17-2012, 06:35 PM
You support no one then

garad
11-17-2012, 07:01 PM
really good win. supporting Czechoslovakia (I can spell, yey) :)

Czechoslovakia doesnt exist since 1993...

Horatio Caine
11-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Very well done by the Czech guys today.

So far the tie has followed the script, but Spain deserve particular credit for an inspired performance by Almagro yesterday, and decent tennis by Lopez (in particular) and Granollers today. They didn't get a result in either of those matches, but they were more competitive than expected.

As others have said, the tie is now on Berdych's racquet which is EXTREMELY interesting. He has an obvious advantage against Ferrer tomorrow - hard and flat on a quick court. But, as is often the case with Berdych, nerves are surely bound to play a part somewhere. He hasn't moved particularly well this weekend, and isn't going to be physically fresh either. Ferrer can exploit all of that.

I'd also argue that Berdych is perhaps more under pressure. Ferrer has won Davis Cup before (albeit not as a team leader), so shouldn't fear losing. On the other hand, Berdych is unlikely to get a better chance than this. He would also know that if the tie goes 2-2, the Czechs have no better than a 50/50 chance in the decider.

I'd like the Czechs to win overall - it would be an incredible achievement (especially as regards Berdych's performances his year) and, as others say, Spain has won it enough. However, I would really like this to go to a live 5th rubber with Almagro playing (most probably) Rosol. I'm sure many of us are wondering just how Almagro would cope with the pressure, and whether Rosol can repeat his inspired performance against Nadal at Wimbledon...

Allez
11-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Rosol clinching the tie would be legendary :worship:

cswab22
11-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Cezch Republic could own the Hopman Cup, Fed Cup, and Davis Cup :eek:

Tomas and Radek were :worship:

samanosuke
11-17-2012, 07:32 PM
how deluded you need to be to consider Granollers/Lopez as a world class pair. they are beatable on every day basis to any pair with sense for doubles

Arkulari
11-17-2012, 07:53 PM
This tie is in Berdych's hands, we had to win the doubles to assure it since the blonde Czech has an advantage over Ferrer in indoor hard.

Well if they win cannot say it wasn't deserved ;)

samanosuke
11-17-2012, 07:55 PM
This tie is in Berdych's hands, we had to win the doubles to assure it since the blonde Czech has an advantage over Ferrer in indoor hard.

Well if they win cannot say it wasn't deserved ;)

actually in my book Ferrer is beating Berdych tomorrow, but don't see Almagro beating Steps. Fan or not it's destiny that Sexy pulls this one out . Living legend this guy

LeChuck
11-17-2012, 08:19 PM
in 1975, Borg won his 12 singles (all live rubbers), and he also won 3 doubles (he had losses in doubles). But yes they had to play 6 matches rather than 4 in that time to win the Davis cup ;)



Interesting stuff. 1975 sounded like such a gruelling campaign for Borg and Sweden. Borg is an absolute Davis Cup legend with a record 33 consecutive victories in the competition from 1973-1980. Sweden didn't have anywhere near as much depth in Borg's prime as they would later have in the 80s as well, when they had Edberg and Wilander plus so many top 10 and 20 singles players and talented doubles players to back them up.

Freak3yman84
11-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Doubles forum :o

hipolymer
11-17-2012, 08:44 PM
how deluded you need to be to consider Granollers/Lopez as a world class pair. they are beatable on every day basis to any pair with sense for doubles

Didn't they just win the world tour finals? :confused:

manadrainer
11-17-2012, 10:25 PM
Rosol clinching the tie would be legendary :worship:

This. He should definitely be player of the year in that case. Nole, Roger, Andy who? Rosol is da man!

Brit Tennis Fan
11-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Didn't they just win the world tour finals? :confused:

WTF is based on the same crap format (no ad scoring, 2 sets and a MTB) as every other ATP event. Doubles in the Davis Cup is still based on the proper scoring system and played over 5 sets.

Sunset of Age
11-17-2012, 11:12 PM
WTF is based on the same crap format (no ad scoring, 2 sets and a MTB) as every other ATP event. Doubles in the Davis Cup is still based on the proper scoring system and played over 5 sets.

And as such, the far better team won today. Great performance by the Czechs.
Wow, tomorrow is going to be interesting - I don't see Steps beating Almagro, so it's indeed now for either Berdych or Ferrer to clinch the title.
Very interesting clash, I still hope for Ferrer to take it, but I guess Berdych, having the advantage on this surface already, will find another gear with the support of his home crowd.

BroTree123
11-17-2012, 11:44 PM
Great match.

Spain is screwed now. Berdych has Ferrer right where he wants him.

saviopr
11-17-2012, 11:51 PM
Amazing match, but Ferrer will not be easy tomorrow.

paseo
11-18-2012, 12:22 AM
Talented guy, this Berdshit.

Freak3yman84
11-18-2012, 03:18 AM
Talented guy, this Berdshit.

That's almost sig worthy :haha: You're joking, right?