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World Group 1st Round: Belarus at Sweden (February 9-11, 2007)

Malul
01-30-2007, 03:28 PM
Hopefully a fanatic crowd won´t stop sweden here at all!

Bjorkman hopefully extend his advantage over his friend Max and after that the only possible outcome is a swedish victory.Max can surely win the double and one of the two singles but then there is finito.

Belarus-Sweden 1-4

my guess for a swedish team:
bjorkman
aspelin
t johansson
soderling

where Jonas will play both singles and double and then there is is difficult to tell which of Robin and Thomas will play the other..

Hendu
01-30-2007, 05:19 PM
Bjorkman, Jonas 10-1 Mirnyi, Max

2006 Wimbledon Grass R16 Bjorkman 6-3 7-6(6) 4-6 2-6 6-3
2005 ATP Masters Series Miami Hard R128 Bjorkman 2-6 6-4 6-1
2004 Lyon Carpet R16 Bjorkman 6-7(3) 7-6(5) 6-4
2003 Wimbledon Grass R16 Bjorkman 6-4 3-6 6-3 7-6(4)
2003 Roland Garros Clay R128 Bjorkman 6-1 6-2 6-4
2002 Lyon Carpet R16 Bjorkman 6-3 6-4
2002 Moscow Carpet R32 Bjorkman 4-6 7-5 6-2
2001 Indianapolis Hard R16 Mirnyi 3-6 6-3 7-6(12)
2000 Moscow Carpet R16 Bjorkman 6-3 3-6 6-1
2000 Long Island Hard R64 Bjorkman 6-3 6-2
2000 Nottingham Grass R16 Bjorkman 6-4 6-4

Johansson, Thomas 5-1 Mirnyi, Max

2006 London Grass R64 Mirnyi 7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(4)
2005 Wimbledon Grass R16 Johansson 6-4 7-5 6-4
2004 Nottingham Grass R32 Johansson 2-6 6-1 6-4
2001 Hamburg TMS Clay R32 Johansson 6-2 6-0
2001 Dubai Hard Q Johansson 6-4 6-4
1999 Montreal Canada Hard R32 Johansson 7-5 7-6(6)

Soderling, Robin 3-1 Mirnyi, Max

2006 Memphis Hard R32 Soderling 6-0 6-1
2005 ATP Masters Series Cincinnati Hard R64 Soderling 6-2 6-4
2005 Milan Carpet S Soderling 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
2004 Paris AMS Carpet Q Mirnyi 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(5)

Malul
01-30-2007, 05:26 PM
bye watching those stats i can´t dream of anything else than Robin and Jonas in the singles and Bjorkman/Aspelin in the doubles!
Thanks bye the way:worship:

Nadie
01-30-2007, 07:30 PM
Bjorkman, Jonas 10-1 Mirnyi, Max

:help: :help: :help:

Johansson, Thomas 5-1 Mirnyi, Max

:help: :help: :help:

Soderling, Robin 3-1 Mirnyi, Max

:help: :help: :help:

Malul
01-30-2007, 07:44 PM
hehe,don´t give up just yet though.

playing at home always put in some greater chances for the home team so i have not starting looking forward to next round already,voltchkov can play good(never forget wimbledon) so the chances i must say is 40/60

Björki
01-30-2007, 07:53 PM
best of luck to Sweden :bounce:

ChipAndCharge
01-31-2007, 08:27 PM
Don't underestimate the power of the Beast.

Max Mirnyi has never lost in Minsk a single match. And the double Mirnyi-Voltchkov has never lost in Minsk.

70-30 for Belarus.

keqtqiadv
01-31-2007, 11:50 PM
Sweden should win this tie :p

Sommarsverige
02-03-2007, 07:58 PM
Lycka till Sverige :yeah:

Nadie
02-03-2007, 08:12 PM
Davai Belarus!!! :rocker2: :banana: :crazy: :p

Jadranka
02-03-2007, 09:42 PM
:) Good luc to Sweden

Stgobaiano
02-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Davai Voltchkov!

Aphex
02-06-2007, 05:41 AM
:) Sweden and Belarus have decided to play ice-hockey instead of tennis in DC. The tie is played on an ice-rink anyway. It will make for a more exciting and entertaining match. No boring serve fest! And Belarus' president can join in on the fun, since he's a world renowned hockey player!

Blue Heart24
02-06-2007, 06:51 PM
Sweden will win

Aphex
02-07-2007, 04:00 AM
:lol: Ok, so the tie won't be played in an ice-rink, but in an indoor football arena. The surface should still be very fast though.

Nadie
02-07-2007, 07:56 AM
btw the surface in football manege has been renovated so I guess it shouldn't be so slippery :lol: :)

Björki
02-08-2007, 12:29 PM
V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) v R.SODERLING (SWE)
M.MIRNYI (BLR) v T.JOHANSSON (SWE)
M.MIRNYI / V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) v S.ASPELIN / J.BJORKMAN (SWE)
M.MIRNYI (BLR) v R.SODERLING (SWE)
V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) v T.JOHANSSON (SWE)

Nadie
02-08-2007, 12:56 PM
:scared:

keqtqiadv
02-08-2007, 01:33 PM
:rocker2:

fisherking
02-08-2007, 01:44 PM
M.MIRNYI / V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) v S.ASPELIN / J.BJORKMAN (SWE)

Max against Jonas... should be funny to watch... :p

enybadymor
02-08-2007, 01:44 PM
Belarus will win Mirnyi will win all 3 matches

Blue Heart24
02-08-2007, 07:15 PM
Please dont choke tomorrow Soderling!

Sommarsverige
02-08-2007, 08:23 PM
Kom igen Sverige :yeah: :rocker:

Jim Jones
02-08-2007, 11:41 PM
I just saw on the ATP web site that Ivanov, one of the Belarus players is listed as being from Russia (though now he must have changed his nationality). He is also ranked higher than Volthckov. Maybe he may play the doubles.

GlennMirnyi
02-08-2007, 11:59 PM
Mirnyi's W-L record in Minsk: 14-0. Bring it on!

Nadie
02-09-2007, 08:27 AM
I just saw on the ATP web site that Ivanov, one of the Belarus players is listed as being from Russia (though now he must have changed his nationality). He is also ranked higher than Volthckov. Maybe he may play the doubles.

Ivanov will play only dead rubbers :rolleyes:

Björki
02-09-2007, 08:38 AM
Kom Igen Sverige :rocker2:

Max :hug:

Nadie
02-09-2007, 08:41 AM
Kom Igen Sverige :rocker2:

Max :hug:

:lol:

Davai Belarus! :rocker2:

Jonas, Thomas :hug:

Nadie
02-09-2007, 03:08 PM
Söderling won 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-1 :o

Come on Max :rocker:

Sommarsverige
02-09-2007, 04:54 PM
Sverige :bounce: :bounce:

Blue Heart24
02-09-2007, 05:09 PM
Thomas :banana:

CooCooCachoo
02-09-2007, 05:11 PM
Heja ToJo :)

Whiterussian
02-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Davai Max!
Velika Belarus, a otstupat' nekuda :)

CooCooCachoo
02-09-2007, 05:27 PM
6-4 6-4 5-4

30-0

Sommarsverige
02-09-2007, 05:28 PM
ToJo won 6:4, 6:4, 6:4 :woohoo: :woohoo:

CooCooCachoo
02-09-2007, 05:31 PM
Thank you, ToJo :dance:

Loremaster
02-09-2007, 05:32 PM
Sweden :worship:

Nadie
02-09-2007, 06:20 PM
:sobbing:

Björki
02-09-2007, 06:53 PM
Thomas & Robin :woohoo:

well done Sweden so far :) :D

Jadranka
02-09-2007, 06:54 PM
Well done Sweden :worship:

Chris-swede
02-09-2007, 09:23 PM
Heja Sverige! Now bring it home and then kill Argentina on carpet at home!!! :cool: :wavey:

Aphex
02-10-2007, 01:57 AM
:cool:

Labamba
02-10-2007, 01:19 PM
Belarus 1-0*

Mirnyi/Voltchkov vs Aspelin/Björkman

Björki
02-10-2007, 02:01 PM
Mirnyi/Voltchkov vs Aspelin/Björkman 5-5

looks difficult for the SWE

Björki
02-10-2007, 02:03 PM
SB back to *4-5 :lol:

SWE already saved SPs

Björki
02-10-2007, 02:20 PM
Mirnyi/Voltchkov 7-5

Aphex
02-11-2007, 04:21 AM
:unsure:

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 04:39 AM
Surprised Bjorkman and Aspelin lost. Both are good doubles players. But the Belarussian team is pretty solid too.

Björki
02-11-2007, 10:00 AM
I dont trust Robin :rolleyes:

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:54 AM
Söderling-Mirnyi in TB...

Robin *4-2

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:55 AM
Robin 5-2**

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:56 AM
Robin **5-4

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:56 AM
*5-5

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:57 AM
Robin 6-5**

sp Sweden

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:57 AM
ace, 6 all

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:58 AM
Robin **6-7

sp Belarus

Labamba
02-11-2007, 11:59 AM
7-7

Labamba
02-11-2007, 12:00 PM
Robin 8-7**

sp #2

Labamba
02-11-2007, 12:01 PM
8-8

Labamba
02-11-2007, 12:01 PM
Robin **8-9

sp #2 for BLR

Labamba
02-11-2007, 12:03 PM
Set Mirnyi 7-6(8)

Robin :o

kindablue
02-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Set Mirnyi 7-6(8)

Robin :o

Expected choke from Robin!

:wavey: Ville

Björki
02-11-2007, 12:45 PM
Did Robin had setpoints in the first set?

Robin wins second set 7-5

AceMaan
02-11-2007, 01:03 PM
Come on Max!

Björki
02-11-2007, 01:31 PM
Max saved a SP at *5-6

TB :eek:

bavaria100
02-11-2007, 01:37 PM
Max blows a 4**-1 and 6*-4 lead. Watch him lose this tiebreak now. :o

Björki
02-11-2007, 01:42 PM
Max wins third set 7-6(8)

SwiSha
02-11-2007, 01:44 PM
leading 2-1 sets without a single bp..impressive

SwiSha
02-11-2007, 02:31 PM
I believe Max had 5 or 6 Mps on Soders serve

4th set Tb now

Chris-swede
02-11-2007, 02:32 PM
another Tiebreak....sad that Robin could not converte his chances in 1st and 3rd set. Yeah Max had 4 Matchpoints on Robins last service game.

bavaria100
02-11-2007, 02:33 PM
Max :scared:

You should have won this set and match by now. :mad:

Chris-swede
02-11-2007, 02:34 PM
5-3* Robin

Chris-swede
02-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Interesting too see, if Volchkov has a chance vs ToJo in the decider, if there is a decider. ToJo is the much better player, but the crowd, and the spirit...in Davis Cup can change matches a lot...

Robin wins 4th set!!!

bavaria100
02-11-2007, 02:36 PM
Soderling has won the fourth set. He's gonna win this match now.

Max :fiery:

Björki
02-11-2007, 02:38 PM
I like Max more but want SWE to win the tie.

Robin :yeah:

He is the fave now....

Loremaster
02-11-2007, 02:43 PM
I have almost 600$ to win on Robin, Lleyton, Fernando and Tommy. Tommy and Fernando did it, Lleyton is locked to win and now Robin saved 4Mps and move it into 5th
Come on Robin win it now :music:

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 02:50 PM
I hope the crowd brought sleeping bags...that 5th set could well go on for some time :lol:

Björki
02-11-2007, 02:57 PM
Max only had few BP so far. Robin should win.

Robin 3-2*

BP

Björki
02-11-2007, 02:57 PM
Robin breaks *4-2

bavaria100
02-11-2007, 02:58 PM
That's it. Max is sooo predictable. :fiery:

Björki
02-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Söderling def. Mirnyi 6-7, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3

Max :hug:

Sverige :woohoo:

Sommarsverige
02-11-2007, 03:17 PM
I am so happy for the Swedish team :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I don´t like Robin that much, but I am very delighted he won against Max :yeah:

Aphex
02-11-2007, 03:34 PM
:clap2:

Labamba
02-11-2007, 05:07 PM
Voltchkov def. Johansson 6-4 7-5

Björki
02-11-2007, 05:20 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_7371_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_7358_gallery.JPG

Nidalgina
02-11-2007, 05:29 PM
Max :sad:

Congrats Swedish team :D