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07-28-2010 11:05 PM
Alejax
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

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Originally Posted by Arkulari View Post
now the rumor is that Colombia is going to play the tie in the bullfighting ring instead of the usual venue (El Rancho Club, where they play the challengers and the WTA event)

No way they aren't playing in Bogotá, it's their stronghold but I think they are still losing to USA

Funniest thing: the bullfighting venue is near the eastern hills of the city, so it's even higher (aka faster) than the club
For Colombian daviscup Group is gonna be pretty difficult against the USA.It is more likely to lose than to win. Even tough Colombia is doing everything to create and excellent "slow" suface on La plaza de Toros. No matter the results, Colombians are very happy cause is the first time that Colombia will play in the World Group play-offs. We are quite proud of our boys. And me in particular, just wait to be there to support the guys

PS: With "la Niña" phenomenon these days has been pretty cold here in Bogotá, probably in September would be cooler
07-07-2010 01:37 PM
Deboogle!.
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

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Originally Posted by Arkulari View Post
8,000 feet above sea level awaits the USA


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Originally Posted by GustavoM_Fan View Post
why this decision from colombians? :S
U expect to break Isner or Querrey on altituDE?
That's what I was going to say - how does putting those serves (Bob Bryan's included) on altitude help the colombians, unless the US guys simply can't adjust to it in time and get altitude sickness or something (which I would be pretty shocked by)? I would think if I'm the US team and I had to play on clay, I would be very glad it's at altitude. Other teams have intentionally put our guys at or below sea level for that very reason, with good results.
07-07-2010 12:56 PM
Truc
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

Germany-South Africa will be in Stuttgart on clay.
06-29-2010 03:24 AM
Arkulari
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

they usually choose Bogotá as venue for every sport

I don't think there was going to be much people going in other cities anyway
06-29-2010 12:08 AM
GustavoM_Fan
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

why this decision from colombians? :S
U expect to break Isner or Querrey on altituDE?
06-28-2010 11:11 PM
Arkulari
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

8,000 feet above sea level awaits the USA
06-12-2010 08:45 PM
smucav
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsart...rticleid=17037
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10 Jun 2010
World Group play-off venues announced

Six of the venues for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs have been announced. The ties are being played on 17-19 September.

Colombia v USA
– Plaza de Toros la Santamaria
– Bogota, Colombia

Israel v Austria*
– Nokia Arena
– Tel Aviv, Israel

* This tie is being played on 16, 17 and 19 September due to operational reasons

Germany v South Africa
– Tbc
– Tbc

Sweden v Italy
– Sparbanken Lidkoping Arena
– Lidkoping, Sweden

India v Brazil
– SDAT Tennis Stadium
– Chennai, India

Australia v Belgium
– Cairns Regional Tennis Centre
– Cairns, Australia

Kazakhstan v Switzerland
– The National Tennis Centre
– Astana, Kazakhstan

Romania v Ecuador
– Zone Arena
– Bucharest, Romania

The winners of the play-off ties will take their place in next year’s World Group, while the losers will compete in their respective Zone Groups in 2011.
06-11-2010 02:02 PM
Zirconek
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

And the rumours were confirmed, India chose hard for the first time in 31 years, the tie will be in Chennai, hard (acrylic).

http://esporte.uol.com.br/tenis/ulti...opa-davis.jhtm (in Portuguese)
06-05-2010 02:36 AM
Arkulari
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

now the rumor is that Colombia is going to play the tie in the bullfighting ring instead of the usual venue (El Rancho Club, where they play the challengers and the WTA event)

No way they aren't playing in Bogotá, it's their stronghold but I think they are still losing to USA

Funniest thing: the bullfighting venue is near the eastern hills of the city, so it's even higher (aka faster) than the club
05-28-2010 12:18 PM
Zirconek
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

I think hard fits better India's #1 Somdev. I think I've read in a newspaper that there's a big chance they pick hard court. India has a tradition of playing on grass at home but they don't host a tie since 2008 - and since then Somdev raised in the rankings; also all tournaments in India (ATP, Challengers and futures) are actually played on hard, but then it was the same years ago and they still picked grass. I've been to the last meeting Brazil-India, I was a young kid
05-28-2010 10:52 AM
NyGeL
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

yup. Would be weird if India doesn't pick grass.
05-25-2010 02:06 AM
shotgun
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

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Originally Posted by Cobra 33 View Post
Brazil, how lucky could you get? Although they are also 1-1 with India so far.
I think it will be on grass, so India are favourites.
05-21-2010 02:49 AM
GustavoM_Fan
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

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Originally Posted by flyboy View Post
Should is REALLY pushing it. The aren't going to win the doubles, so you are asking Santi and/or Falla to win 1-2 matches each. If Andy does play, the team will likely be him paired with Sam. I don't see either beating Andy. With Isner and Sam, you are looking at a 2-2 split IMO. The courts in Colombia have high altitude and are generally fast. That's advantage US. So, can they win? Yes, but it will take an unbelievable effort by Giraldo and Falla. It's questionable they can do it. And Falla isn't even that great on clay.
Colombians should play at sea-level if they have common sense
05-21-2010 02:31 AM
NyGeL
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

Isner and Querrey can defeat either Giraldo or Falla. They aren't bad at all. I consider US as a favorite.
05-11-2010 09:33 PM
Filo V.
Re: 2010 World Group play-offs draw

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Originally Posted by ExcaliburII View Post
They can and should beat USA even with Roddick playing.
Should is REALLY pushing it. The aren't going to win the doubles, so you are asking Santi and/or Falla to win 1-2 matches each. If Andy does play, the team will likely be him paired with Sam. I don't see either beating Andy. With Isner and Sam, you are looking at a 2-2 split IMO. The courts in Colombia have high altitude and are generally fast. That's advantage US. So, can they win? Yes, but it will take an unbelievable effort by Giraldo and Falla. It's questionable they can do it. And Falla isn't even that great on clay.
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