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Kuniving Kucera replaces Bashful Beck in Davis Cup Final's singles rubbers

its.like.that
12-02-2005, 10:48 AM
He plays Ljubicic first up, then Ancic on Sunday according to the draw.

its.like.that
12-02-2005, 10:50 AM
this post tells the story:

The Slovak Republic has made a change in player nomination for singles in the 2005 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final.

Karol Kucera replaces Karol Beck due to a left knee injury. Davis Cup by BNP Paribas rules allow the Referee to sanction a change of nomination after the draw for the first or second singles rubbers if a player is, in the Referee's opinion, incapacitated by illness, injury, or other unavoidable hindrance.

Kucera also replaces Beck for the fifth singles rubber on Sunday, but Beck remains nominated for the doubles on Saturday.

The order of play is now as follows:

Karol Kucera (SVK) v Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) v Mario Ancic (CRO)
Karol Beck/Michael Mertinak (SVK) v Mario Ancic/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) v Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Karol Kucera (SVK) v Mario Ancic (CRO)

Experimentee
12-02-2005, 11:04 AM
If this is true then the Slovaks have no chance now :sad:

CooCooCachoo
12-02-2005, 11:26 AM
If this is true then the Slovaks have no chance now :sad:

I agree that it will be tough, but Beck hasn't been all that great.

Go Kucera :rocker2: Show us what you are still capable of :drool:

Guybrush
12-02-2005, 11:32 AM
Imagine the 5th decisive rubber, the result is 2-2, Ancic is injured and Kucera and Ivanisevic decide the new DC champion! It would be so good to see! :worship:

shotgun
12-02-2005, 11:41 AM
Imagine the 5th decisive rubber, the result is 2-2, Ancic is injured and Kucera and Ivanisevic decide the new DC champion! It would be so good to see! :worship:

I think Karlovic would play instead of Ivanisevic.

Horatio Caine
12-02-2005, 11:43 AM
I really think Karlovic should have been given a role to play in at least one of the 4 ties this year. Indoors he is so dangerous.

I mean, in this tie he could beat Hrbaty for instance. :confused:

its.like.that
12-02-2005, 11:49 AM
Imagine the 5th decisive rubber, the result is 2-2, Ancic is injured and Kucera and Ivanisevic decide the new DC champion! It would be so good to see! :worship:

indeed, Ivanisevic v Kucera would be a classic.

:cool:

Experimentee
12-02-2005, 11:52 AM
I agree that it will be tough, but Beck hasn't been all that great.

Go Kucera :rocker2: Show us what you are still capable of :drool:

He hasnt been great, but still better than what Kucera has done :o

Scotso
12-02-2005, 12:22 PM
:sobbing:

alfonsojose
12-02-2005, 12:42 PM
:sobbing:
:hug:

sol
12-02-2005, 12:50 PM
:sobbing:

Awww :hug:

Karol... is Karol... anyway ;)

CooCooCachoo
12-02-2005, 03:06 PM
He hasnt been great, but still better than what Kucera has done :o

Because Karol's been injured :sad:

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:09 PM
Because Karol's been injured :sad:

that must be all :rolleyes:

also really cheap move my Slovaks, they know Beck would not play all along, and kept switching it, well it didnt work :)

CooCooCachoo
12-02-2005, 03:12 PM
that must be all :rolleyes:

also really cheap move my Slovaks, they know Beck would not play all along, and kept switching it, well it didnt work :)

No, he's also old and his game has been suffering ever since powerplayers came to dominate tennis. But the injury is the main part.

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:14 PM
No, he's also old and his game has been suffering ever since powerplayers came to dominate tennis. But the injury is the main part.

ahhhhhhh lets use last names, instead of Karol, when there are 2 Karol's :) :wavey:

CooCooCachoo
12-02-2005, 03:19 PM
ahhhhhhh lets use last names, instead of Karol, when there are 2 Karol's :) :wavey:

Kucera :p

propi
12-02-2005, 04:01 PM
Karol Kucera :hearts::hearts: He's great!!! :worship:
Let's hope he can help Slovakia to get Davis Cup :worship: