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Yesterday 11:40 PM
Kateoz
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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Good news: The best Australian player will be able to play DC tie. Bad news: Bernard w/d from this tie due personal reasons, he want to spend some training in Miami instead Davis Cup. Except Nick in team also Jordan Thompson, Sam Groth (who has amazing doubles and mixed AO) and John Peers
Lol - Bernie is much more reliable on the court than Nick when it comes to DC, and Groth's form remains poor, notwithstanding doubles progress so far (presumably aided by the speeding up of courts/lighter balls Federer's being talking about).

So what is going on with Bernie? I hadn't heard the stuff about his gf - assumed it was round 500 in the TA vs John Tomic spat over lack of wc for his sister??

In any case, given home ground and absence of Berdych at least a chance the boys can pull it off, assuming Nick decides to care that day.
Yesterday 10:36 PM
Le Vautour
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

I wonder if Bernard's withdrawal has anything to do with trouble between his girlfriend and father. There was some drama going on during the AO...
Yesterday 12:37 PM
Ausie
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Alex De Minaur will join the team as hitting partner
Yesterday 11:54 AM
AtomicSlice
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Good time for Thompson to debut seeing as Berdych won't be playing.
Yesterday 11:32 AM
Ausie
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Good news: The best Australian player will be able to play DC tie. Bad news: Bernard w/d from this tie due personal reasons, he want to spend some training in Miami instead Davis Cup. Except Nick in team also Jordan Thompson, Sam Groth (who has amazing doubles and mixed AO) and John Peers
09-22-2016 01:48 PM
B.kelly123
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

We draw Czech Republic at home in the first round, with USA/Switzerland as our possible QF opponents.
Not a disaster, at least Berdych is beatable, when he shows up.

Still don't think we could make it past the QF without Thanasi playing good doubles and Nick and Bernie injury free and very high on confidence. I don't think those three things have ever coincided, but let's cross fingers and toes
09-17-2016 11:03 AM
Arsenalex
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Glad they got the win today, but really did illustrate the limitations Groth has at the moment (and while I know he is recovering from injury, not really clear that he is ever going to be a really top doubles player - even when he was firing really seemed to hit a limit. But I'd be glad to be surprised).

The fundamental problems seem to me to be:

1. Injury/erraticness - both Bernie and esp Nick randomly don't fire/can't play etc.
2. Doubles - Peers needs someone to play with.
3. Clay - Bernie. Need I say any more?

Bottom line is that until we have a good second doubles player who can also play singles at a high level, we won't be going anywhere. All of which adds up to, come back Kokk we need you!
I went to the match today, great to see Groth's serve live, and he certainly hit some great shots, but he wasted too many returns and he's overall to erratic. He's awful on the big points, I don't think he made a first serve over the two tiebreaks at all. Peers could have played a lot better but he was solid enough and served well throughout, volleyed well too. He wastes too many returns on big points - straight in the bottom of the net.

Anyway, we'll see what the WG throws at us this year. We haven't had great draws, although nothing too hard (this playoff could've been much tougher)
09-17-2016 10:31 AM
Kateoz
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Kyrgios-Tomic-Peers is indeed a cup winning team but sadly there is all kinds of injury problems. And there's always that one big-player team (GB, Serbia, Switzerland (perhaps not anymore), Spain, Argentina) where our singles players just aren't ready to beat in BO5 yet
Glad they got the win today, but really did illustrate the limitations Groth has at the moment (and while I know he is recovering from injury, not really clear that he is ever going to be a really top doubles player - even when he was firing really seemed to hit a limit. But I'd be glad to be surprised).

The fundamental problems seem to me to be:

1. Injury/erraticness - both Bernie and esp Nick randomly don't fire/can't play etc.
2. Doubles - Peers needs someone to play with.
3. Clay - Bernie. Need I say any more?

Bottom line is that until we have a good second doubles player who can also play singles at a high level, we won't be going anywhere. All of which adds up to, come back Kokk we need you!
09-16-2016 10:06 PM
Arsenalex
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Comprehensive lead for Australia 2-0 after two relatively straight forward singles wins.

Tomic must be one of the strongest player #2's in the world. We have a Davis Cup winning team here under Lleyton's leadership.
Kyrgios-Tomic-Peers is indeed a cup winning team but sadly there is all kinds of injury problems. And there's always that one big-player team (GB, Serbia, Switzerland (perhaps not anymore), Spain, Argentina) where our singles players just aren't ready to beat in BO5 yet
09-16-2016 12:42 PM
Daniel.
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Comprehensive lead for Australia 2-0 after two relatively straight forward singles wins.

Tomic must be one of the strongest player #2's in the world. We have a Davis Cup winning team here under Lleyton's leadership.
09-15-2016 11:49 AM
Arsenalex
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

No Klizan for Slovakia.

Nick and Bernie are set to play singles, Groth and Peers in doubles. So obviously Lleyton has confidence in Nick's fitness (or he's really underestimating Martin and Kovalik who could well beat Groth).

I couldn't find time on other days but got tickets for Saturday. Hopefully we get the win that day.
09-12-2016 10:15 AM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Groth better not make this fucking team.
09-12-2016 07:47 AM
Daniel.
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

I am also surprised that Nick and Bernard have both shown up to Sydney. Unfortunately for John, I think he will miss out on a spot in the team once again.
09-12-2016 05:26 AM
B.kelly123
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Wonder when they have to name the official team - just don't see Nick getting up for this one.
Although, Nick is now in Sydney and practicing!
09-11-2016 11:27 PM
B.kelly123
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Wonder when they have to name the official team - just don't see Nick getting up for this one.
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