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Galaxystorm
09-09-2005, 04:57 PM
The four players are : Starace, Bracciali, Seppi and Galimberti.

Volandri isn't due to a dispute about the fee with Italian Tennis Federation

croat123
09-09-2005, 05:15 PM
:o (they would actually have a decent chance on grass, but they are gonna get crushed on clay)

savesthedizzle
09-09-2005, 05:34 PM
Has Spain announced their team yet?

Alvarillo
09-09-2005, 06:07 PM
Has Spain announced their team yet?
no but Nadal will play 100% sure. for the other 3 places there'are 4 players, Ferrero, Ferrer, Robredo and Verdasco.
Ferrero said today that he's very motivated to play the tie if the captains decide to choose him for the team....

Galaxystorm
09-09-2005, 07:28 PM
In theory spanish team will be announced on monday or tuesday .

I think the four elected players will be : Nadal, Ferrer, Robredo and Ferrero .

Merton
09-09-2005, 07:38 PM
I guess Seppi and Starace will play singles, i cannot imagine Bracciali playing singles on clay. Still it is a pity Volandri is not playing, even though the overall result would not be in doubt.

RogiFan88
09-10-2005, 03:54 AM
can someone post an article about Volandri's dispute? [even in Italiano?]

mangoes
09-10-2005, 05:20 AM
can someone post an article about Volandri's dispute? [even in Italiano?]


I thought Davis Cup was about National Pride.......................money?

mangoes
09-10-2005, 05:21 AM
In theory spanish team will be announced on monday or tuesday .

I think the four elected players will be : Nadal, Ferrer, Robredo and Ferrero .


That would probably be the team. Verdasco is too weak a player compared to the four listed. Robredo needs to work on his nerves.

Ferrero Forever
09-10-2005, 07:58 AM
Just so long as Ferrero is on the time, even if he isn't on the team Spain will still win!!!

Tatanka
09-10-2005, 09:42 AM
VOLANDRI ESCLUSO
Il CF: "La maglia azzurra
non è trattabile"


Intervista Volandri
Si è riunito oggi a Roma il Consiglio Federale della FIT. Dopo aver ascoltato la relazione del Capitano di Coppa Davis Corrado Barazzutti e del Direttore degli Internazionali d’Italia Sergio Palmieri, il Consiglio:

-ha ribadito con fermezza di considerare non trattabile la partecipazione agli incontri della squadre Nazionali e dovere di ogni tesserato quello di onorare la maglia Azzurra, così come ripetutamente comunicato ai giocatori e alle giocatrici italiane fin dal suo primo insediamento, nel 2001;

-ha invitato il Capitano Barazzutti a non prendere in considerazione l’ipotesi di convocare il giocatore Filippo Volandri per l’incontro di Coppa Davis Italia-Spagna del prossimo 23-25 settembre, reputando le sue convinzioni incompatibili con i basilari principi dello sport;

-ha preso atto della disponibilità a giocare espressa senza condizioni dagli altri giocatori che la società ESSEDUE sas asseriva di rappresentare nella lettera inviata due settimane fa alla FIT;

-ha programmato le linee di azione che contribuiscano da oggi in poi sia a diffondere ancor di più fra i giovani tennisti il rispetto per la maglia Azzurra e una corretta cultura sportiva sia a rendere i giocatori già affermati meno vulnerabili a ogni tentativo di strumentalizzazione da parte di terzi.

Il Consiglio Federale, a nome dell’intero movimento tennistico nazionale, ha altresì espresso le proprie congratulazioni a Davide Sanguinetti e alle ragazze italiane per i brillanti risultati ottenuti nell’Open degli USA.

Alvarillo
09-10-2005, 10:41 AM
Spanish Davis Cup Team - Official
Rafael Nadal
David Ferrer
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Feliciano López

Rafa will play singles, and if he's ready he'll play doubles with Feliciano, Juan Carlos and David will fight for the other place in singles with David partnering Feliciano if Spain leads 2-0 after friday!

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:43 AM
Maybe Rafa will play the first 2 days and then have a break on Day 3 if Spain are up 3-0.

Galaxystorm
09-10-2005, 10:47 AM
According spanish press the four elected will be : Nadal, Ferrer , Ferrero and Feliciano Lopez.

It's quite surprising Feliciano's presence :confused: . I don't know if Robredo and Verdasco are injured , i think they are healthy, therefore Feliciano's pick is just a joke , but it isn't at all funny :mad: .

Spanish captains have lost their bearings :eek: . Fortunately Feliciano will only play doubles.

Felicano has always been a lucky boy, maybe if he was uglier he wouldn't have so much luck in the life .

Alvarillo
09-10-2005, 10:48 AM
According spanish press the four elected will be : Nadal, Ferrer , Ferrero and Feliciano Lopez.

It's quite surprising Feliciano's presence :confused: . I don't know if Robredo and Verdasco are injured , i think they are healthy, therefore Feliciano's pick is just a joke , but it isn't at all funny :mad: .

Spanish captains have lost their bearings :eek: . Fortunately Feliciano will only play doubles.

Felicano has always been a lucky boy, maybe if he was uglier he wouldn't have so much luck in the life .
already posted in the Italian Team thread ;)

Deivid23
09-10-2005, 10:53 AM
Nadal & Ferrero will play singles and LaLo´s presence it´s just an act "de cara a la galería" (I don´t know how to say sth like that in English)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-10-2005, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the news,Alvarillo! :D Captains make a right decision to pick these Spaniards! :cool:
In my mind,I like Juan much more than Ferrer. ;) But when talking about recent states,IMO David is more suitable to play the single rubber(s). :)
Anyway vamos Juan :smooch: and other Spaniards in DC! :rocker2:

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:56 AM
Nadal & Ferrero will play singles and LaLo´s presence it´s just an act "de cara a la galería" (I don´t know how to say sth like that in English)

He is there to look good in other words.

JuchuPati
09-10-2005, 10:59 AM
Feliciano and Ferrer in doubles??? :confused: qué coño de doble es ése??

Ferrero Forever
09-10-2005, 11:00 AM
oh they are not going to make JC play doubles, he totally sucks at doubles (sorry JC but it's true) They would have to make him play singles, coz if they were going to use him for doubles then Verdasco would have been a safer bet, but still JC'S IN!!!!

Ferrero Forever
09-10-2005, 11:02 AM
woohoo, nice team!!!

JuchuPati
09-10-2005, 11:04 AM
woohoo, nice team!!!

nice team?? ohh whoever plays the double match, we will lose :o

Deivid23
09-10-2005, 11:07 AM
He is there to look good in other words.

Imo he´s there as a prize for playing in Slovakia as he doesn´t stand a chance at playing a singles rubber. Robredo scaped from that risky business in Bratislava and now he pays for it.

Galaxystorm
09-10-2005, 11:10 AM
The funniest thing is Italy chose clay as the surface due to Volandri .

Now when Volandri is out italian captain must be regreting not having chosen grass with Bracciali and Sanguinetti.

Galaxystorm
09-10-2005, 11:17 AM
Imo he´s there as a prize for playing in Slovakia as he doesn´t stand a chance at playing a singles rubber. Robredo scaped from that risky business in Bratislava and now he pays for it.

I didn't like what Robredo and Ferrero made with regard to Slovakia tie, but I think Ferrero's case was worst because Robredo had suffered a shoulder injury the weeks before and Ferrero was healthy, then if the captains wanted to punish someone i think the punishment should have been for Ferrero , or for both of them.

propi
09-10-2005, 11:18 AM
No Tommy???? :fiery::fiery:
That sucks :fiery::fiery:

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 11:19 AM
Imo he´s there as a prize for playing in Slovakia as he doesn´t stand a chance at playing a singles rubber. Robredo scaped from that risky business in Bratislava and now he pays for it.

LaLo did the right thing and turned up to play, whereas Robredo was allegedly injured, yet could play the next day.

Rex
09-10-2005, 11:21 AM
i reckon verdasco- wud be a better pick. And to leave robredo out, will not pay dividends.

Rex
09-10-2005, 11:23 AM
wat about sanguinetti.........isnt he italian- and a damn good player

Deivid23
09-10-2005, 11:30 AM
I didn't like what Robredo and Ferrero made with regard to Slovakia tie, but I think Ferrero's case was worst because Robredo had suffered a shoulder injury the weeks before and Ferrero was healthy, then if the captains wanted to punish someone i think the punishment should have been for Ferrero , or for both of them.

Well. I didn´t like either but imo, Robredo´s case was worse. Ferrero has an enormous ego and he´d rather improve his ranking 1 spot than defending Spain on a 1st rnd tie in DC, that´s sth you have to deal with when talking about him. Robredo refused to go and his shoulder was the excuse, but he was fully fit and reached semis in Dubai the week after.

Ferrero Forever
09-10-2005, 11:31 AM
nice team?? ohh whoever plays the double match, we will lose :o
They won't lose, no way will they lose. I'm almost 99% sure they won't lose lol. If theres one team to have faith in, it's the spanish davis cup team!!!

Galaxystorm
09-10-2005, 11:40 AM
Well. I didn´t like either but imo, Robredo´s case was worse. Ferrero has an enormous ego and he´d rather improve his ranking 1 spot than defending Spain on a 1st rnd tie in DC.

Ferrero has an enormous ego ;) ??? Watching what Juanquilover writes i thought Ferrero was Mother Teresa of Calcuta :D

Ferrero has two problems his ego and his envy towards Nadal

~EMiLiTA~
09-10-2005, 11:59 AM
I know the captains were uber pissed off at Ferrero and Robredo after Bratislava and so I was expecting them to have to pay the price this time...what i find funny is that it's only one of them...and if anything, Tommy has had better clay results this year. Either the captains really hate him (i know they have never really liked him, but i didn't think it was this bad)
or
he is injured again. i have had suspicions that he was injured because in the USO lead up tournaments he was pushed by players much lower than him and also he didn't play doubles at the US Open which is a huge sign...the only reason he doesn't play doubles at a slam (apart from RG where he never plays doubles) is because he's injured. I wonder if that was also part of the reason he died so badly against Blake...
he doesn't often let on about injuries until they get really bad. in dubai he lied about it because in his oncourt interview he said he was 100%, never felt better bla bla...and i have to admit you couldn't tell in his play because he played bloody well...but every night he had ice on it and then after retiring in miami he admitted he hadn't feel right even in Dubai...so with him it's sometimes hard to know whether he's injured or not.

~EMiLiTA~
09-10-2005, 11:59 AM
i think if anything though, they perhaps should have put verdasco in instead of feli...

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 12:05 PM
Yes, I think Verdasco should be in the squad and it would be funny if Ferrero actually doesn't play at all and instead they use Ferrer.

~EMiLiTA~
09-10-2005, 12:21 PM
imo they should use ferrer

i just hope he's ok...he's pulled out of bucharest and not sure why...hopefully he's not injured

Alvarillo
09-10-2005, 12:31 PM
I didn't like what Robredo and Ferrero made with regard to Slovakia tie, but I think Ferrero's case was worst because Robredo had suffered a shoulder injury the weeks before and Ferrero was healthy, then if the captains wanted to punish someone i think the punishment should have been for Ferrero , or for both of them.

yes but Tommy had reached a semis the week before and JC was playing awful tennis, if JC would have attended i'm sure he would have lost and everyone would have critized him for not letting other player in better form to play .... so... please, JC didn't play cos his tennis was at the level of his ranking at that time, 100 more or less...... there were better players in that days as Felicnao or Verdasco!

loret
09-10-2005, 12:44 PM
IMO-Verdaso's play is much more solid that streaky Feli's. I was at Feli's match against Soderling at the USO and Jordi was there. Feli was pouting so badly and playing sin ganas and I was even thinking to myself that Feli prob wouldn't make the team b/c of his behavior (note New Haven as well). I know Verdasco's match against Niemenen was a wash too but at least he went further in the tournament and battled out a tough match against Djokovic.

Galaxystorm
09-10-2005, 01:59 PM
Feliciano is a player lazy, not very hard-working , he plays with a lot of apathy and it seems that for this reason Verdasco didn't want to play doubles with him in the last months , although it also seems in the last weeks Feliciano asked for him to come back to play doubles after some months of a bit of distancing.

Galaxystorm
09-10-2005, 02:26 PM
yes but Tommy had reached a semis the week before and JC was playing awful tennis, if JC would have attended i'm sure he would have lost and everyone would have critized him for not letting other player in better form to play .... so... please, JC didn't play cos his tennis was at the level of his ranking at that time, 100 more or less...... there were better players in that days as Felicnao or Verdasco!

First of all, i'm not defending Robredo and i criticized the attitude of both players ( Tommy and Ferrero ) with their lack of commitment towards national team . But in my opinion Robredo's attitute had a minimum of defense because he had been injured, it's true that he reached Dubai semifinals, but it's different to play matches at the best of 3 sets that 5 sets ( maybe his shoulder wasn't ready to play 5 sets yet ).
On the other hand Ferrero hadn't no defence . I know Ferrero was playing badly, but maybe the captains considered that it was better a Ferrero playing horrible that another player in his best fit .
My criticism towards Ferrero is that he didn't give captains the possibility of choosing Ferrero, because from the begining he said he prefered to improve his ranking than to play in Slovakia , that's my critiscism, he wasn't eligible.

I will always prefer Ferrero playing bad over another players as for example Feliciano ( even if Lopez in that moment is playing the best level in his whole career,) . Feliciano in theory was our best player in Slovakia and made an absolute fool of himself . Even Ferrero playing bad had made a better perfomance than Feliciano, cuz Feliciano's mental strength sucks.

croat123
09-10-2005, 03:56 PM
croatian team: ljubicic, ancic, karlovic, ??

fourth player will be karanusic or tuksar (not that it matters, + both of them are having small slumps right now)

LaTenista
09-10-2005, 04:31 PM
Dear god, please don't let JC and Feli play the doubles! Let it be Feli and David or Feli and Rafa.

I think Verdasco would have been a better bet than Ferrero right now.

Though without Volandri I wouldn't doubt Spain wins this 5-0.

Emilita, I wasn't aware Tommy died during his match with James? How can dead players compete in DC? :scratch: :p

Grinder
09-10-2005, 04:37 PM
Italy has a solid doubles team in Bracciali and Galimberti, they should notch up one point for sure with that. Italy could have had a realistic chance on grass or fast indoors. Bracciali is good on clay but amazing on grass, Sanguinetti has been to the quarters of Wimbledon and Galimberti is a solid serve and volley player that plays well on grass. I have the feeling that Sanguinnetti is being ignored by the Italian Federation for his age as Spadea is by the US.

croat123
09-10-2005, 04:43 PM
i still don't understand italy's court selection. italy would have a great chance to win on grass with bracciali and sanguinetti and then bracciali/galimberti in doubles. it would actually be 50/50. on clay, they have no chance of winning

WinterDreams
09-10-2005, 05:20 PM
Italy has a solid doubles team in Bracciali and Galimberti, they should notch up one point for sure with that. Italy could have had a realistic chance on grass or fast indoors. Bracciali is good on clay but amazing on grass, Sanguinetti has been to the quarters of Wimbledon and Galimberti is a solid serve and volley player that plays well on grass. I have the feeling that Sanguinnetti is being ignored by the Italian Federation for his age as Spadea is by the US.
I agree with you!
It's a pity that they must play on clay now...

Alvarillo
09-10-2005, 05:32 PM
Dear god, please don't let JC and Feli play the doubles! Let it be Feli and David or Feli and Rafa.

I think Verdasco would have been a better bet than Ferrero right now.

Though without Volandri I wouldn't doubt Spain wins this 5-0.

Emilita, I wasn't aware Tommy died during his match with James? How can dead players compete in DC? :scratch: :p

Feli and JC reached the doubles final in RG Junior in 1998 and 2 Futures Finals :lol:


Sanguinetti retired some years ago from the Italian DC Team !!!!!!!!

Galaxystorm
09-12-2005, 07:37 PM
One of the spanish captains Jordi Arrese has confirmed that at the begining Nadal and Lopez will play the doubles match although Ferrer finally could play it.

And about Robredo's absence Arrese has said : " I've talked with Tommy and he has absolutely understood our pick "

revolution
09-12-2005, 07:51 PM
What sort of drugs has the Italian DC captain been on to have chosen clay to play the Spanish?

enqvistfan
09-12-2005, 08:02 PM
Ferrero has an enormous ego ;) ??? Watching what Juanquilover writes i thought Ferrero was Mother Teresa of Calcuta :D

Ferrero has two problems his ego and his envy towards Nadal

:haha: :haha: Totally agree with you :yeah:
Don't understand why Verdasco is not in the team, at least in the doubles.

Anyway, good luck to Spain !!

Any news for the Swedish team ???

Pea
09-12-2005, 08:32 PM
Go Daniele!!

Galaxystorm
09-12-2005, 09:39 PM
What sort of drugs has the Italian DC captain been on to have chosen clay to play the Spanish?

Volandri's drug , although finally this drug turned out too expensive :devil:

Saumon
09-12-2005, 09:52 PM
What sort of drugs has the Italian DC captain been on to have chosen clay to play the Spanish?
:lol:
he was probably thinking that nadal was in HIS team :shrug:


and yes, verdasco should be in the team, he's hotter than lopez :angel: :p

Merton
09-12-2005, 09:59 PM
Even on grass Spain would be the favourite against Italy, but still one would imagine the hosting team to pick the surface most uncomfortable to the opponents. If Volandri suggested to play the tie on clay and then he didn't make himself available it is :silly:

NyGeL
09-12-2005, 10:25 PM
Argentina team will be:

Coria - Nalbandian for singles
Nalbandian - Puerta

and Gaudio... WTF is Gaudio doing on bratislava???? god!!!!!

USA team will be:

Roddick and Ginepri or Blake on singles
Bryan brothers on doubles

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 10:38 PM
Argentina team will be:

Coria - Nalbandian for singles
Nalbandian - Puerta

and Gaudio... WTF is Gaudio doing on bratislava???? god!!!!!

USA team will be:

Roddick and Ginepri or Blake on singles
Bryan brothers on doubles
Gaudio will go a substitue, or to play a dead rubber. Etlis and Rodriguez are also going to Bratislava to help out and give advices on the doubles.

Saumon
09-12-2005, 10:55 PM
USA team will be:

Roddick and Ginepri or Blake on singles
Bryan brothers on doubles
it's clay right? :lol:

NyGeL
09-13-2005, 08:15 PM
yeah... but they will win anyway.

i know gaudio is substitute, but the worst thing that can happend it's him, playing any point.

LaTenista
09-14-2005, 05:45 AM
it's clay right? :lol:

2003 WG playoffs Roddick, Fish, and Bryans went to Slovak Republic on indoor clay. Each of them pulled off a win so the US remained in the WG for 2004.

Without Malisse on the Belgian squad it should be a relatively painless victory for the Americans. Christophe Rochus is off form at the moment and the Bryans have won the French (2003) and were the Runner-ups this year. :shrug:

Vinciguerra made the Swedish team. :yeah:

Canada and Ecuador are TBC :tape: Lapentti brothers bailing on DC? :confused:

Ferrero Forever
09-14-2005, 10:50 AM
Ferrero has an enormous ego ;) ??? Watching what Juanquilover writes i thought Ferrero was Mother Teresa of Calcuta :D
He's as good as mother teresa, if not better!!!

Xmanfan
09-14-2005, 10:57 AM
I don't understand the Italian teams choice of court either. Maybe clay is their strength too but come on - use your brain! I would have thought the players were capable of another surface aswell. Just to give them a chance.

I was sad to see that X was not put in at the last minute into Belgium's side. And Christophe didn't do so well on clay on Monday did he? Oh well. At least Roddick is in the side for the US and his clay court play is hardly reknown is it.

As for GB - what a tough task the boys have. However I know they will give it their best shot. Greg needs to remember the win on clay over the Lappenttis when we beat ecuador and Murray, well he's really into his clay court tennis. He did real well at RG in the junior competition and plays on clay in Spain so fingers crossed (particularly in the doubles which will be key with Federer playing in the tie).

Castafiore
09-14-2005, 12:18 PM
Apparently, Ginepri is not coming to Belgium for the Davis Cup matches in Leuven.
It's going to be Blake.

John MacEnroe will come as well (or so I've read in my newspaper)

The choice of surface is a good one for Belgium. Olivier is good on clay but still...we need a miracle to beat the US.

croat123
09-14-2005, 01:43 PM
croatia:
ljubicic, ancic, karlovic, tuksar

russia:
davydenko (injured?), Juzhny (can't spell the americanized version of his name :o), Andreev, Tursunov ( :eek: )

Black Adam
09-14-2005, 06:54 PM
Italy should have chosen grass: Bracciali is prety good on that surface ;) He could do wonders:)

enqvistfan
09-14-2005, 07:05 PM
Apparently, Ginepri is not coming to Belgium for the Davis Cup matches in Leuven.
It's going to be Blake.
.

Ginepri doesn't like to travel abroad apparently. Great for Blake, he deserves it :yeah:

Grinder
09-14-2005, 08:59 PM
The US Team should have been:

Vince Spadea
James Blake
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
with Hugo Armando as the fifth alternate. I guess Roddick has to play since he has been the only guy keeping the US Davis cup teams alive recently.

smucav
09-15-2005, 04:35 PM
Reports of Ginepri's demise from the Davis Cup team have been greatly exaggerated:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2334790&postcount=40