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Davis Cup: Europe/Africa Zone 2nd Round: Israel - Italy

Champion number 1
04-02-2007, 08:40 AM
Italy:

Bracciali (5-3), Seppi (6-5), Starace (7-0), Bolelli

Israel:

Okun (15-12), Sela (3-3), Erlich (9-4), Ram (10-7)

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I think we should win this, but Israel is still difficult and we must be careful. The winner goes to the Davis Cup play-offs in September.

The singles teams after the last weeks should be Starace and Seppi. Both also normally very good for Italy in the Davis Cup. The doubles should be Bracciali and Bolelli, but I think we will definitely lose the doubles to an experienced Erlich/Ram team. However, in the singles we should be able to win 3 of the 4 matches.

Super-Fabio
04-04-2007, 10:31 AM
the coach said that there is a good atmosphere inside the team, tomorrow he will decide the players that will play on friday...

Spadea TT
04-04-2007, 09:20 PM
Starace has a 0-3 H2H against Okun: I think Barazzutti had better make Bracciali and Seppi play the singles and Starace/Bolelli for doubles (doubles is lost for sure)...

Champion number 1
04-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Hmm that is not good and the last lost was on hard against Okun at the US Open last year so maybe Starace shouldnt play the singles.

Seppi defeated Okun last year 64 62


I hope Seppi can win his 2 singles, then we just need Bracciali or Starace to win 1.

Super-Fabio
04-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Dudi Sela (ISR) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Noam Okun (ISR) vs Simone Bolelli (ITA)

Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR) vs Daniele Bracciali/Potito Starace (ITA)

Noam Okun (ISR) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Dudi Sela (ISR) vs Simone Bolelli (ITA)

Super-Fabio
04-05-2007, 10:05 AM
Go Simone :woohoo:

Bracciali is injured...probably he will not play in doubles, too... and Starace also has some problems with his right knee..

scarecrows
04-05-2007, 10:11 AM
Simone has the chance to be a hero now. I think Seppi should win the first match and if Bolelli does the same it'll be all on track

Champion number 1
04-05-2007, 04:36 PM
Yep the first day I expect a Seppi win... Bolelli has a very tough oppoent though and well it can go either way, but I have faith with SuperBol.

Champion number 1
04-06-2007, 10:58 AM
Seppi is losing 63 53 and its difficult to come back now... not a very good start if Seppi loses, it means we would likely have to win our other 3 singles rubbers which in my opinion is difficult.

Champion number 1
04-06-2007, 01:35 PM
Seppi choked... I hope he is never called to the Italian davis cup team again... at least until he learns how to hold to matches and win in big points.

scarecrows
04-06-2007, 03:29 PM
only a miracle from Bolelli can still give Italy a chance

doubles is Israel's for sure

scarecrows
04-06-2007, 04:55 PM
un altro anno in purgatorio sembra :sad:

Super-Fabio
04-06-2007, 05:45 PM
un altro anno in purgatorio sembra :sad:

i don't understand alll about the rules:rolleyes:

seems that we must play in July against Luxembourg....if we will lose, in sptember we will met a winner of Group 2:eek:

Spadea TT
04-07-2007, 12:28 AM
Harare wasn't over...

scarecrows
04-07-2007, 12:30 AM
i don't understand alll about the rules:rolleyes:

seems that we must play in July against Luxembourg....if we will lose, in sptember we will met a winner of Group 2:eek:

haha, Luxembourg again

it it the 3d time in 4 years?

Super-Fabio
04-07-2007, 03:40 PM
Yes.....we want Bracciali-Kremer and Bolelli-Bram :lol:

Champion number 1
04-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Hopefully we can defeat Luxembourg. Where will it be? Luxembourg or Italy? Either way I hope we have some players in better form by this time.

Super-Fabio
04-08-2007, 08:34 PM
in Luxembourg....but it will be easy anyway :)

Champion number 1
04-09-2007, 08:53 AM
Hopefully.