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Ramsay 02-13-2013 05:27 PM

Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 



Europe Group II 2nd Round
Date: 05 Apr - 07 Apr 2013
Venue: CIF, Lisboa, Portugal
Start times:
Day 1: 1100 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay

Was announced today the surface and the place where will be this tie. Was everyone expected, it'll be played on clay and on CIF, Lisboa, just like in the last tie. But one big difference: against Benin was indoor and this time will be in clay courts outdoor.

Portugal is the obvious favourite for this tie. Our doubles team is becoming better and we hope that Gastão Elias can be here, can be important. And we need Rui Machado and Frederico Gil close to his best. Berankins is the biggest danger for our nation.

Sauletekis 02-18-2013 03:01 AM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Hope to go see this match live. Just 2 days before the tie, I will arrive to Portugal back from... Lithuania. I dont think the captain will call Gastao, unfortunally. Rui and Fred are not in a goof form, but Grigelis is in terrible shape too, specially coming from a injury. They depend on a great perfomance of Ricka, and then hoping to have some luck in doubles.

PRO_Tennis 02-19-2013 04:38 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
''and then hoping to have some luck in doubles.''

they wont need luck in doubles, grigelis is good in doubles and he still has 1,5 month till this tie.

Sauletekis 02-21-2013 12:49 AM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PRO_Tennis (Post 13608026)
''and then hoping to have some luck in doubles.''

they wont need luck in doubles, grigelis is good in doubles and he still has 1,5 month till this tie.

We have also one player who just came back from injury and is a former top 100 in doubles, Leo Tavares. Also, Gil has already an ATP tittle in doubles, in Vina del Mar, last year. So yes, I think Lietuva needs luck in doubles.

Anyway, I dont know who I am talking too, since you are banned :confused:

Vilnietė 02-21-2013 03:10 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Machado & Gil (Post 13586930)
They depend on a great perfomance of Ricka, and then hoping to have some luck in doubles.

I wouldn't be sure that Berankis (and Grigelis) will come to Portugal...

Sauletekis 02-23-2013 03:47 AM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vilnietė (Post 13638714)
I wouldn't be sure that Berankis (and Grigelis) will come to Portugal...


Do you have any sources? Would be real pitty and probably I wont even go if Ricka doesnt show up...


So if they wont, we can even put our juniors and still won the tie easily, as Mugevicius your 3rd best player, is still worst than top 10 world junior Frederico Silva and top 900 teen André Murta ;)

tal20 02-25-2013 07:17 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
:)

Vilnietė 02-27-2013 05:53 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sauletekis (Post 13665706)
Do you have any sources? Would be real pitty and probably I wont even go if Ricka doesnt show up...


So if they wont, we can even put our juniors and still won the tie easily, as Mugevicius your 3rd best player, is still worst than top 10 world junior Frederico Silva and top 900 teen André Murta ;)

it's not officially confirmed yet, but all signs show that we wont have Berankis and Grigelis :rolleyes:

Sauletekis 03-01-2013 01:01 AM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vilnietė (Post 13746017)
it's not officially confirmed yet, but all signs show that we wont have Berankis and Grigelis :rolleyes:

Thats a shame :sad: I want a competitive tie.

Ramsay 03-07-2013 09:11 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Strongest Portugal to face Lithuania: João Sousa, Gastão Elias, Pedro Sousa and Rui Machado (is back on track again).

Sauletekis 03-07-2013 11:15 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Wow! Better team than I expected. Only Gil is missing. So glad to see Gastao back. I thought they wouldn't call him. Either he apologized or the Federation change their mind and realize how important is Elias for our team. Lietuva won't have much of a chance. Vamos Portugal!!!

Ramsay 03-18-2013 08:22 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Yeah, Berankins and Grigelis won't play.

Ramsay 03-18-2013 08:57 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Lithuania will play with 3 Juniors against Portugal, just one ranked player. This will be really easy for us....

Sauletekis 03-19-2013 03:55 AM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramsay (Post 14176810)
Lithuania will play with 3 Juniors against Portugal, just one ranked player. This will be really easy for us....

And actually their best player of the team is one of the juniors (Mugevicius)

This Portugal team, at home, on clay, can beat basically even everyone of Group I, let alone THIS weak Lithuania. I will be shocked if someone even drops a set vs. one of the baltic players. I was thinking of going to Lisbon for this, but now it is pretty useless, IMO

Ramsay 03-19-2013 08:03 PM

Re: Europe/Africa Group II 2nd Round: Lithuania at Portugal (April 5-7, 2013)
 
This will be really easy for us. Maybe another 5-0 tie.


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