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05-22-2006, 07:33 PM

Czechs Sweep Past Argentina in Red Group

Radek Stepanek arrived at the ARAG ATP World Team Championships undecided as to whether he would compete for the Czech Republic this week.
On current evidence the ATP Hamburg Masters Series finalist won’t need to play, as Robin Vik and Tomas Berdych stormed to an unassailable 2-0 lead over Argentina in Red Group round robin action at the Rochusclub Monday.

Vik record only his eighth win of the season exacting revenge on Gaudio, who beat the 26-year-old in Kitzbuhel last year.

Vik needed 91 minutes to beat the 2004 Roland Garros winner 7-6(5), 6-3. Afterwards Gaudio expressed his frustration, saying “I think I have to start again from scratch, that’s as bad as I’m playing at present. I am very frustrated and simply only bad on the court.”

This meant all eyes turned to reigning Tennis Masters Cup champion David Nalbandian, but despite holding a 2-0 career-record against Berdych, the Argentine lost 6-4, 6-4.

Nalbandian, who won the Estoril Open three weeks ago and has a 12-2 record on clay, led 4-1 in the second set.
Argentina were spared a 3-0 whitewash when Jose Acasuso and Sebastian Prieto won the doubles rubber over Tomas Berdych and Leos Friedl 6-0, 2-6, 10-3 (Match TB).

Earlier in the day Stepanek explained his decision, saying; “I played no fewer than twelve matches in the last two weeks, my body presently does not allow me to perform a hundred percent.”

Tournament physician Dr. Ulf Michaelis was forced to agree too, insisting: “He can’t play!”

05-23-2006, 04:25 AM
What a great win for Berdy over David! Congrats to the Czechs on the win.

05-23-2006, 07:06 AM
:wavey: Hi all!

Congrats to Tomas for that great win! :yeah:

05-23-2006, 05:28 PM
Tomas d. Volandri 6-1 6-4 :woohoo:

05-23-2006, 06:41 PM
Berdych/Friedl def. Sanguinetti/Volandri 6-2 6-1 :D

05-25-2006, 01:51 AM
Tomas vs Germany for the final ... Good luck!!! :yeah:

05-25-2006, 05:45 AM
I Hope Tomas and Vik take this one. Best of Luck boys!!!

05-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Tomas d. Kiefer but they lost in doubles :sad:

05-25-2006, 11:56 PM
Tomas d. Kiefer but they lost in doubles :sad:

he still did great and he seems to be very good for RG :yeah:


05-26-2006, 01:30 AM
Tomas under the rain :lol:

05-26-2006, 03:15 AM
Singing in the rain?

05-26-2006, 07:43 AM
Great week for Tomas. Hope it's a good sign for RG :)

05-27-2006, 11:25 PM
Singing in the rain?
I thought about the same thing when I saw the pic :lol:

05-29-2006, 08:50 PM
that's ok he will play volandri on wenesday :)
hope the score will be the same ;)