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04-08-2013 01:23 AM
smucav
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

CANADA defeated ITALY 3-1
Venue: Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, CAN (hard – indoor)


Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 57 46 64 63 63
Milos Raonic (CAN) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 64 76(4) 75
Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. Daniele Bracciali/Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 64 36 36 1513
Milos Raonic (CAN) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 64 64 36 75
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Fabio Fognini (ITA) not played

The World Group semifinals will take place on 13-15 September, when Czech Republic will host Argentina, and Serbia will host Canada. The World Group play-offs, Zone Group I relegation play-offs and Zone Group II promotion play-offs will also take place over the same weekend.
04-08-2013 01:00 AM
polarisgalaxy
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

Yes Milos came through and won for Canada defeating Seppi good job!!! I wonder if Jesse Levine is going to get to play in Serbia? Levine is probably better on clay than Frank or Vasek.
04-07-2013 03:51 AM
Elly
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

C'mon Milos get it done tomorrow.

Go Canada Go.
04-05-2013 12:13 AM
smucav
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and zone group ties taking place on 5-7 April.

CANADA v ITALY
Venue: Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, CAN (hard – indoor)


Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Milos Raonic (CAN) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Daniele Bracciali/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Milos Raonic (CAN) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)
04-04-2013 07:52 PM
justafanYYC
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

Doesn't matter either way, Canada has named Pospisil as the 2nd singles player. Could Levine feature in a 5th and deciding rubber? We'll see.
04-04-2013 07:36 PM
polarisgalaxy
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

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Originally Posted by sdmartin View Post
Well look at that .. after all my pontificating about Levine vs. Frank, Levine is in & Frank is out.

From Davis Cup Twitter feed:
BREAKING NEWS: Jesse Levine to make Canadian debut replacing Frank Dancevic. Simone Bolelli also OUT for Italy replaced by Daniele Bracciali

wonder what happened .. hope Frank is ok. Maybe bigger news is that Bolelli is out ... he is part of current #3 doubles team with the Fog ... should give Canada a much better shot at doubles now.
This is good news I think Jesse has a chance to play Davis Cup hopefully he can live up and rise to the challenge.
04-04-2013 06:50 PM
sdmartin
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

Well look at that .. after all my pontificating about Levine vs. Frank, Levine is in & Frank is out.

From Davis Cup Twitter feed:
BREAKING NEWS: Jesse Levine to make Canadian debut replacing Frank Dancevic. Simone Bolelli also OUT for Italy replaced by Daniele Bracciali

wonder what happened .. hope Frank is ok. Maybe bigger news is that Bolelli is out ... he is part of current #3 doubles team with the Fog ... should give Canada a much better shot at doubles now.
04-04-2013 05:27 PM
sdmartin
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

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Originally Posted by polarisgalaxy View Post
I don't know why Martin Laurendeau is treating Jesse Levine like garbage? Jesse is a Canadian born player he's ranked in the top 100 he's better than Frank Dancevic and Poposil and YET he doesn't get a chance to play Davis Cup. I think it is really unfair on Canada's part. Frank Dancevic is extremely inconsistent yes he beat Granollers but does anyone REALLY believe Dancevic can beat Andreas Seppi? I don't think so. Seppi is really consistent and Fabio Fognini is also a very talented player. Jesse Levine deserves his chance to play.
I don't think Laurendeau is treating Levine "like garbage" ... he's making a decision that (at least he believes .. and I agree with him here) will give Canada the best chance to win (and of course Dancy CAN win vs. Seppi ... even if odds are against him .... Levine CAN beat him too although odds are against him). At this level (DC quarters) ALL coaching decisions have to be made this way ... I think Laurendeau just believes Dancy (right now on this court) has better chance than Levine. . Levine (and Shamasdin) are just as much a part of this team as the other 4; they are traveling & practicing with the team & are available in a pinch (eg. injury). If Canada wins this one, depending on how players perform rest of the year & depending where next tie is (eg. maybe on clay in Serbia), Levine may very well be the #2 guy. And if at that point, for arguments sake, we believe Levine gives us a better chance than Dancy, we put Jesse in ... even though Frank has given us so much for so long.
04-04-2013 10:40 AM
BroTree123
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

This is the tie to watch IMO. It's going to be explosive.
04-04-2013 06:50 AM
polarisgalaxy
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

I don't know why Martin Laurendeau is treating Jesse Levine like garbage? Jesse is a Canadian born player he's ranked in the top 100 he's better than Frank Dancevic and Poposil and YET he doesn't get a chance to play Davis Cup. I think it is really unfair on Canada's part. Frank Dancevic is extremely inconsistent yes he beat Granollers but does anyone REALLY believe Dancevic can beat Andreas Seppi? I don't think so. Seppi is really consistent and Fabio Fognini is also a very talented player. Jesse Levine deserves his chance to play.
04-03-2013 07:03 PM
The Prince
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

This should go down to the final rubber, which will be Fognini vs Pospisil/Dancevic. Reckon Fabio has too much game and too much bottle for either. Should be a nice tie though.
03-29-2013 02:22 AM
Snowwy
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

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Originally Posted by sdmartin View Post
Yes the Italians can play on hard and have had success on hard. But the fast courts we are making them play on are nothing like Melbourne or Miami ... they are the kind that Milos loves (and even Vasek). There is always a possibility Milos loses, but if he is only playing at 75% of his potential, he should win both IMHO.
I agree, Milos should win both, and really, to make it to a semi-final, we need him to. That leaves us with a chance in doubles, and one good match from either Frank or Vasek in matches where they probably aren't huge underdogs.
03-29-2013 02:19 AM
sdmartin
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

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Originally Posted by Snowwy View Post
Why are we forgetting Pospisil, he beat Seppi in their last meeting.
Not forgetting about him ... actually, I think putting him up as #2 guy on Sunday may be our best choice. I just don't want to tire him out; we want him really fresh for doubles on Sat ... so don't take a chance that he plays a 5-setter on Fri. Give Frank the Friday shot; think he really deserves it after his showing against Spain.
03-29-2013 02:16 AM
sdmartin
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

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Originally Posted by polarisgalaxy View Post
Raonic actually LOST to Fognini in an exhibition event this year in straight sets. Yes, it was an exhibition but still. I think Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini are very good players, people think because they are Italian they are clay courters BUT they are not. Seppi and Fognini are solid on hardcourts too! Seppi reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and he reached the fourth round of the Miami Masters and he's top 20.

Fognini and Bolleri are BETTER I believe at doubles than Nestor that's something I agree with. I think Nestor is too old now he's 40 and he isn't getting any younger. Against, Spain Nestor got so tired his age has definitely caught up with him.

I hope your right about Frank Dancevic BUT I am worried I wish Canada had a number two guy. Milos can't win this tie all by himself.
Yes the Italians can play on hard and have had success on hard. But the fast courts we are making them play on are nothing like Melbourne or Miami ... they are the kind that Milos loves (and even Vasek). There is always a possibility Milos loses, but if he is only playing at 75% of his potential, he should win both IMHO.
03-29-2013 12:31 AM
Snowwy
Re: World Group Quarterfinal: Italy at Canada (April 5-7, 2013)

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Originally Posted by polarisgalaxy View Post
Raonic actually LOST to Fognini in an exhibition event this year in straight sets. Yes, it was an exhibition but still. I think Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini are very good players, people think because they are Italian they are clay courters BUT they are not. Seppi and Fognini are solid on hardcourts too! Seppi reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and he reached the fourth round of the Miami Masters and he's top 20.

Fognini and Bolleri are BETTER I believe at doubles than Nestor that's something I agree with. I think Nestor is too old now he's 40 and he isn't getting any younger. Against, Spain Nestor got so tired his age has definitely caught up with him.

I hope your right about Frank Dancevic BUT I am worried I wish Canada had a number two guy. Milos can't win this tie all by himself.
Why are we forgetting Pospisil, he beat Seppi in their last meeting.
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