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The *RESPECT* to the Davis Cup R1 players thread

scoobs
02-11-2007, 04:25 PM
Seriously, all involved in this weekend's ties deserve a major :worship:

It's been an almost ridiculously competitive Round 1, with some incredible matches, amazing efforts from individuals and players overcoming various personal challenges. It's been an embarrassment of great tennis. I don't think anyone out there has given less than their best effort, even coming up short.

Well deserved mentions go to:

Kristof Vliegen - a heroic win over Hewitt in 5 sets, 4hrs 50 minutes, then winning the crucial 5th rubber to send Belgium through :worship:

Lleyton Hewitt - an equally heroic win over a resurgent Ollie Rochus to keep Australia alive, in 4 hours + :worship:

The German team - Excellent performances from Haas, and Kohlman/Waske to contain Ancic and Ljubicic, who both fought very hard even if they were below par this weekend. :worship:

Mergea and Tecau of Romania for defeating Clement/Llodra 11-9 in the fifth in 4 hours 37 mins :worship:

Igor Andreev, for dismantling Gonzalez to give Russia a surprising 2-0 lead in the tie, and then winning the crucial live 5th rubber in their opponents' back yard. :worship:

Massu and Gonzalez for responding superbly to level the tie, especially Gonzalez shrugging off that singles loss to defeat Safin in straight sets :worship:

Andy Roddick, for claiming his 2 points on clay away from home, defeating heavy favourite Berdych in the process - excellent result for him :worship:

Marco Chiudinelli for a totally EPIC performance against Spain all weekend, defeating Verdasco, Ferrer in the dead 5th rubber, and coming so close with Yves Allegro to winning the doubles, going down 10-12 in the fifth in just shy of 5 hours. He's a hero. :worship: :worship:

Robin Soderling for stepping up and showing his class against Belarus, winning his 2 points, including a hard-fought 4 hour 5 set win over Miryi :worship:

Juan Martin del Potro, for winning his first DC rubber, a live rubber, winning a five set match for the first time, and winning the tie for Argentina - way to debut for your country. :worship: Mentions too, to Acasuso and a returning Cañas for getting the first 2 points with excellent performances on Friday, making a potentially tricky tie suddenly look easy. :worship:

And well done to everyone else - win or lose. It's been an amazing weekend of DC tennis.

Gentlemen, we salute you all for an incredible weekend of tennis :worship:

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 04:28 PM
Awesome thread.

Awesome play, gentlemen! :bowdown:

Grinder
02-11-2007, 04:30 PM
No doubt, all these guys fought their hearts for their countries this weekend. :worship:

Very impressive comeback by Soderling for saving several match points against Mirnyi and props to del Potro for winning against Melzer in five on hostile soil. :yeah:

Sunset of Age
02-11-2007, 04:31 PM
Great post, Scoobs! :worship:

Angeltroy
02-11-2007, 04:33 PM
Awesome thread.

Awesome play, gentlemen! :bowdown:

I second that. The Swiss :hatoff: went down fighting.

MariaV
02-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Totally agree! :yeah: :worship: :hatoff:

Jimnik
02-11-2007, 04:38 PM
Fantastic weekend. :yeah:

Not over yet though.

Action Jackson
02-11-2007, 04:40 PM
They all deserve respect for going out there and not just playing for themselves. Just look at the reactions when they win and lose, it becomes clear enough.

Neely
02-11-2007, 04:43 PM
Except Austria's subpar performance in singles, there was quite some good play paired with some surprise results in single matches or tie outcomes. Very good weekend, not boring at all :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
02-11-2007, 04:43 PM
Great thread :yeah:

Marco :worship:

Saumon
02-11-2007, 04:45 PM
I :hearts: Davis Cup!

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 04:47 PM
Swiss and Germans deserve special mention for this weekend...I didn't expect the Germans to dismantle the Croats, and the Swiss fought to the death when most of us thought they'd crumble pretty easily :yeah: Russians can join those two nations in honourable mentions, if they beat Chile...

Wednesday Addams
02-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Major props to all the players! :hatoff:

adee-gee
02-11-2007, 05:14 PM
Does Federer not get a :worship: for all his hard work this weekend? :awww:

mangoes
02-11-2007, 05:17 PM
Very nice thread

Sandra
02-11-2007, 06:17 PM
:worship: :hatoff:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-11-2007, 06:20 PM
Seriously, all involved in this weekend's ties deserve a major :worship:

It's been an almost ridiculously competitive Round 1, with some incredible matches, amazing efforts from individuals and players overcoming various personal challenges. It's been an embarrassment of great tennis. I don't think anyone out there has given less than their best effort, even coming up short.

Plus, with 2 ties still live into a fifth rubber, there could be yet more good stuff to come.

Well deserved mentions go to:

Kristof Vliegen - a heroic win over Hewitt in 5 sets, 4hrs 50 minutes :worship:

Lleyton Hewitt - an equally heroic win over a resurgent Ollie Rochus to keep Australia alive, in 4 hours + :worship:

The German team - Excellent performances from Haas, and Kohlman/Waske to contain Ancic and Ljubicic, who both fought very hard even if they were below par this weekend. :worship:

Mergea and Tecau of Romania for defeating Clement/Llodra 11-9 in the fifth in 4 hours 37 mins :worship:

Igor Andreev, for dismantling Gonzalez to give Russia a surprising 2-0 lead in the tie :worship:

Massu and Gonzalez for responding superbly to level the tie, especially Gonzalez shrugging off that singles loss to defeat Safin in straight sets :worship:

Andy Roddick, for claiming his 2 points on clay away from home, defeating heavy favourite Berdych in the process - excellent result for him :worship:

Marco Chiudinelli for a totally EPIC performance against Spain all weekend, defeating Verdasco, Ferrer in the dead 5th rubber, and coming so close with Yves Allegro to winning the doubles, going down 10-12 in the fifth in just shy of 5 hours. He's a hero. :worship: :worship:

Robin Soderling for stepping up and showing his class against Belarus, winning his 2 points, including a hard-fought 4 hour 5 set win over Miryi :worship:

Juan Martin del Potro, for winning his first DC rubber, a live rubber, winning a five set match for the first time, and winning the tie for Argentina - way to debut for your country. :worship: Mentions too, to Acasuso and a returning Cañas for getting the first 2 points with excellent performances on Friday, making a potentially tricky tie suddenly look easy. :worship:

Good luck to Vliegen, Guccione, Massu and Andreev on whom the pressure of winning the final rubber falls.

Gentlemen, we salute you all for an incredible weekend of tennis :worship:

:worship: nice thread :yeah:

delsa
02-11-2007, 06:35 PM
I :hearts: Davis Cup!

:yeah:

cobalt60
02-11-2007, 06:52 PM
Scoobs- you are a true gentleman :hatoff:

Clara Bow
02-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Great thread!

This has been an exciting weekend of Davis Cup. And while I'm at it- I would also like to give a yea to Verdasco for recovering from a horrible first day to seal the victory for Spain. And as you said- kudos for Switzerland and Marco for giving Spain a great fight.

Some very nice stories this week! I really do love Davis Cup.

Sommarsverige
02-11-2007, 07:03 PM
What a great thread :yeah: :hug:

And I agree to 100%, all the guys out there did a fantastic job this weekend :worship:

tangerine_dream
02-11-2007, 07:05 PM
Great thread, scoobsuk.

Does Federer not get a :worship: for all his hard work this weekend? :awww:
:lol: Roger once again flips the bird to Davis Cup and the chance to play for his country. :o He could easily play DC and retain his No. 1 ranking. I don't get him sometimes.

Well, whatever. It's nice to see so many other players get excited about DC. They don't celebrate a slam win the way they do winning DC. :yippee:

Alexiana
02-11-2007, 07:16 PM
Great DC weekend! Perfect ending for Germany of course!!!Thank you guys:worship:

Havok
02-11-2007, 07:22 PM
DC owns. It's truely where you see which players actually give a shit abou their countries and would put themselves on the line and die on the court to win this title. No it doesn't get them any money or ranking points, but it's all about pride. And usually winners don't gloat at all because they know how much the other guy across the net wanted it for his country and are very nice to eachother when all is said and done. Davis Cup :worship:. Too bad us Canadians never get to watch these spirited battles since we just don't believe in showing tennis/suck monkey balls and never get into the top draw.

Kalliopeia
02-11-2007, 07:26 PM
Great thread, and I second everything you said. A really great weekend of tennis. :bigclap:

atheneglaukopis
02-11-2007, 07:39 PM
:worship:

Action Jackson
02-11-2007, 07:40 PM
Igor Andreev what a heroic performance not long back from injury, goes and plays in Chile one of their toughest places to play and shows "cojones" and gets Russia into the 2nd round.

Saumon
02-11-2007, 08:05 PM
Igor is not only a great cheerleader, he's a DC hero! :worship:

Jlee
02-11-2007, 08:15 PM
Great thread! :)

Kudos to all players, what a fun weekend.

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 09:44 PM
Igor is not only a great cheerleader, he's a DC hero! :worship:lots of heroes this weekend - some new, some old, and tennis is the winner!!! :D

Deivid23
02-11-2007, 09:53 PM
Epic weekend, dedicated to all those paranoic DC haters :D

cobalt60
02-11-2007, 09:57 PM
lots of heroes this weekend - some new, some old, and tennis is the winner!!! :D

and so are the fans :yeah:

Alexandy
02-11-2007, 10:22 PM
Way to go Feli Lopez and Verdasco in doubles!!! Neither one of them are the most mentally stable players out there and they had to play all those high pressure tie breaks. So good for them. And the Swiss dubs team for fighting hard as well and making it an epic battle.

RogiFan88
02-12-2007, 01:50 AM
You forgot to mention the ESP hero, Fernando Verdasco! ;) also the ESP team members, who all won a point... on a fast indoor surface... away from home... without Rafa: David and Feli.

Lee
02-12-2007, 02:04 AM
:yeah:

bokehlicious
02-12-2007, 07:46 AM
They don't celebrate a slam win the way they do winning DC. :yippee:

Most of them will never enjoy a Slam win, so that's understandable :)

Action Jackson
02-12-2007, 07:48 AM
Most of them will never enjoy a Slam win, so that's understandable :)

We've been through this already.:p

lau
02-12-2007, 09:15 AM
I :hearts: Davis Cup!

ditto

oz_boz
02-12-2007, 09:29 AM
Good idea for a thread.

:clap2: for Söderling and ToJo, Mirnyi's 14-0 at home soil now being reduced to 14-2.

Jade Fox
02-12-2007, 09:38 AM
Davis Cup is great. It's so nice to see players put thier personal self-intrests aside and come together as a team to win. It's the only time where you'll see that in tennis and a big:rocker2: to all the guys who played!

bokehlicious
02-12-2007, 09:41 AM
What a relief that R1 is over... Back to real tennis :cool: :o

Hagar
02-12-2007, 10:29 AM
Great thread. It's great to see how players sometimes can do special things in the Davis Cup. I'm for example not sure if Vliegen would have beaten Hewitt in the second round of slam.

SaltoKlose
02-12-2007, 10:35 AM
Congratulations to all players... it was an exciting 1st round.

Bilbo
02-12-2007, 10:49 AM
credits to all players, coaches, fans etc.

best DC weekend ever imo

jazar
02-12-2007, 10:53 AM
it was a great weekend of action. for the first time in ages all the ties were still live going into day 3. well done to everyone who played

krystlel
02-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Excellent thread. You summed up all the great stories of this weekend. :D I really enjoyed following this weekend's action, and now love Davis Cup more than ever. I just wish there was more live coverage of other ties.

jeahhh!
02-12-2007, 02:27 PM
Awesome thread!:yeah:
Davis Cup kicks ass:rocker2: and all those guys played amazing this week:bowdown:

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-12-2007, 02:30 PM
They all deserve respect for going out there and not just playing for themselves. Just look at the reactions when they win and lose, it becomes clear enough.
Yeah totally agree. And the wins become more special when you're not just playing for yourself. The fight and will that some of these players show in Davis Cup is inspiring.

tangerine_dream
02-12-2007, 02:46 PM
Don't forget to vote for the Davis Cup hero this weekend. Andreev is winning by quite a large margin. :bounce:

http://www.daviscup.com/index.asp?pollid=84

Juliet
02-12-2007, 02:51 PM
beautiful weekend! :worship:

TheMightyFed
02-12-2007, 03:02 PM
You forgot to mention Gasquet who hold his rank to win both of his singles and played awesome tennis. Even the mentally weak get strong in DC !
Congrats to all the guys, too bad Fed didn't show up...

gusman890
02-12-2007, 03:03 PM
This weekend was truly a fantastic display of great tennis; Electric Crows; and unmatchable passion for the sport and the occasion that these men brought with them this weekend.

Im glad I witnessed such a feat :)

case
02-12-2007, 03:16 PM
does this thread mean federer gets *disrespect*for not showing up:lol:
wasnt he off making a shaving commercial? :haha:

bokehlicious
02-12-2007, 03:27 PM
does this thread mean federer gets *disrespect*for not showing up:lol:

Along with Robredo :angel:

lau
02-12-2007, 04:29 PM
does this thread mean federer gets *disrespect*for not showing up:lol:


No, it means other players get "respect" for how they played :shrug:

Gaston
02-12-2007, 04:53 PM
The RESPECT title goes to......Chiundelli! He was definitively amazing. Almost succesful, but (almost) alone is it difficult to win against Spain 2.

Jimnik
02-12-2007, 07:39 PM
RESPECT title should go to Mergea and Tecau for providing the biggest upset of the weekend.

DrJules
02-12-2007, 09:00 PM
Don't forget to vote for the Davis Cup hero this weekend. Andreev is winning by quite a large margin. :bounce:

http://www.daviscup.com/index.asp?pollid=84

And see no reason for that to change.