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Today 08:31 AM
Kateoz
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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Originally Posted by aussie_fan View Post
Groth should be used for doubles, no way Millman should be picked ahead of him. It's an easy 4 picks in my opinion. Tomic, Kyrgios, Groth, Peers. Anything else is just plain silly (no offense to John either, his start to the year has been great).
Not sure why Groth is such an obvious case at the moment - current run of awful form and not that great a DC doubles record so far (1-2). His strength being grass is a point in favour but no guarantees the surface advantage will be any help.

Besides, Millman's case is looking stronger every day with each win; now 59 live.

Trouble is, what Hewitt is presumably ideally looking for is really a doubles partner for Peers and Millman probably doesn't have the doubles cred for that.

So two options other than Groth to consider.

1. Use Kyrgios for the doubles with Peers - Nick can be a bit erratic in doubles but in combo with a specialist might work. Millman would be a back up for the singles if Kyrgios becomes injured, or is too tired to play three ties (or the combo just doesn't work). But can Millman beat their number 2 if needed?

2. Go back to Guccione to team up with Peers against the Bryans or Bryan/Sock combo. Currently second highest ranked Oz player in doubles; in reasonable form; has a better DC doubles record than Groth (9-2).

Big risk to put two doubles specialists in, but fair chance US will take that risk too. Millman on standby in case Kyrgios (or Tomic) is injured in the last couple of days leading up...
02-05-2016 11:12 AM
B.kelly123
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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He would? I think Tennis Australia would...... you know, vilifying someone to the point of them having to deflect? That's pretty retarded. Like they did with Dokic, who then went on to reach World #4, the Wimbledon SFs and won a handful of tour titles.. under the Yugoslavia flag.
Agree - if he leaves it will put serious questions marks on Tennis Australia's treatment of players, and their priorities in general. TA haven't really made an effort to help Bernie's image become more positive after the scandals of last year, which you would think would be in their best interests - it's a weird dynamic.

Anyway, I will definitley shed a tear if such a talented, humorous player such as Bernie leaves. That would be a bad thing for Aussie tennis, although the public would no doubt think otherwise.
02-05-2016 10:02 AM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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Yeeeeesssss

I would laugh so hard if he fkd off there. Would look like an even bigger goose than he does already, people would probably spit on him in the street. Sadly I think it's all hogwash.
He would? I think Tennis Australia would...... you know, vilifying someone to the point of them having to deflect? That's pretty retarded. Like they did with Dokic, who then went on to reach World #4, the Wimbledon SFs and won a handful of tour titles.. under the Yugoslavia flag.
02-05-2016 09:33 AM
au_sports_opinion
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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Noooooooo.

Surely Tennis Australia want to keep him? They'd be stupid to let a top 20 player go without making some significant effort to retain his services.

That would really limit our future DC dream team as well.....

Yeeeeesssss

I would laugh so hard if he fkd off there. Would look like an even bigger goose than he does already, people would probably spit on him in the street. Sadly I think it's all hogwash.
02-05-2016 07:42 AM
aussie_fan
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Groth should be used for doubles, no way Millman should be picked ahead of him. It's an easy 4 picks in my opinion. Tomic, Kyrgios, Groth, Peers. Anything else is just plain silly (no offense to John either, his start to the year has been great).
02-05-2016 07:03 AM
TalkonTennis
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

You would imagine that it will be Tomic / Kyrgios / Groth / Peers - while John Millman is probably ahead of Nick as a singles player at the moment form wise, I don't know whether he would match up great against the likes of Isner, Sock and Johnson on a grass court.

The other issue is that John will be in Indian Wells qualies a couple of days after the tie (the others won't) and probably deserves to make the most of that, given the ludicrous 24+ hour trip to Bogota after the QF in Darwin last year which sapped all his energy!

And I certainly can't argue with Anderson as the choice of orange boy. Yes, Jasika probably had a valid claim too, but one Slam victory and precious little else can't quite equal a number of good performances by Oliver - he may have come into the frame more if the other team had a high profile lefty...
02-05-2016 06:41 AM
Hewitt =Legend
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

The Tomic to Turkey shenanigans have been in the works for years. Interesting development though.

Millman should be in for Groth based on current form but I don't see it happening...
02-05-2016 06:10 AM
B.kelly123
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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So who gets the call for the US tie at Kooyong?

Orange boy is Oliver Anderson (excellent choice, Lleyton!). Kokk is out with injury. So presumably:

Tomic (assuming Turkey haven't yet found enough money to acquire his services: Turkish Tennis Federation bids to offer Australian player Tomic cizitenship - TENNIS)

Kyrgios (if he's feeling like me might care about tennis today, and isn't injured).

Peers in the interests of having at least one competent doubles player.

On current form you'd have to put Millman way above Groth, but I guess given that this grass a chance Groth will pull up his game.

I guess if I was Hewitt I'd name all five of them and leave it til the eleventh hour to pick who plays.
Noooooooo.

Surely Tennis Australia want to keep him? They'd be stupid to let a top 20 player go without making some significant effort to retain his services.

That would really limit our future DC dream team as well.....

02-05-2016 06:02 AM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Tomic Kyrgios Peers Millman..

Groth needs benching
02-05-2016 05:43 AM
Kateoz
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

So who gets the call for the US tie at Kooyong?

Orange boy is Oliver Anderson (excellent choice, Lleyton!). Kokk is out with injury. So presumably:

Tomic (assuming Turkey haven't yet found enough money to acquire his services: Turkish Tennis Federation bids to offer Australian player Tomic cizitenship - TENNIS)

Kyrgios (if he's feeling like me might care about tennis today, and isn't injured).

Peers in the interests of having at least one competent doubles player.

On current form you'd have to put Millman way above Groth, but I guess given that this grass a chance Groth will pull up his game.

I guess if I was Hewitt I'd name all five of them and leave it til the eleventh hour to pick who plays.
11-20-2015 02:42 PM
Ausie
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

Lleyton Hewitt to call Australia's DavisCup camp in Melbourne next week. He is expected to have 10-12 of the most likely representatives.
10-28-2015 12:16 PM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

We'll see.
10-28-2015 11:16 AM
Ausie
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

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I wonder if I could put money on Hewitt playing atleast one doubles tournament next year on the tour...
Only in Melbourne.
10-27-2015 12:00 PM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

I wonder if I could put money on Hewitt playing atleast one doubles tournament next year on the tour...
10-27-2015 09:59 AM
Kateoz
Re: The Everything Davis Cup Thread (News, Articles, Live Scores)

So it is now official, Hewitt is DC Captain: It's official ? Lleyton Hewitt is our next Davis Cup captain

First test: pick the surface of the US tie in March...
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