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SKozak 04-10-2013 03:50 PM

World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
POLAND vs AUSTRALIA

TIE PREVIEW

Australia travel to Poland desperate to return to the World Group. They may be the second most successful nation in Davis Cup history but they haven't been in the top tier of the competition since 2007. Poland, on the other hand, are in their first ever World Group play-off and will be looking to reach the top tier of the competition for the first time.
Poland reached the play-off after a 3-1 victory over South Africa. They boast a Top 25 player in Jerzy Janowicz as well as a formidable doubles pair in the form of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.
Australia have faced little difficulty in reaching this year's World Group play-off, defeating Chinese Taipei 5-0 then Uzbekistan 3-1. Bernard Tomic, recalled to the team for the last round, won both of his matches in Uzbekistan and is considered one of the top young players on the tour. The inspirational Lleyton Hewitt, Australia's best Davis Cup player, is also still involved.

Date: 13 Sep - 15 Sep 2013
Venue: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Start times: Day 1: 1600 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1200 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay), Indoor
Ball: Dunlop Fort Clay Court

POL team nominations:
Jerzy JANOWICZ
Date of birth: 13 Nov 1990
Singles ranking: 14
Lukasz KUBOT
Date of birth: 16 May 1982
Singles ranking: 71
Marcin MATKOWSKI
Date of birth: 15 Jan 1981
Doubles ranking: 18
Mariusz FYRSTENBERG
Date of birth: 08 Jul 1980
Doubles ranking: 20


AUS team nominations:
Bernard TOMIC
Date of birth: 21 Oct 1992
Singles ranking: 52
Marinko MATOSEVIC
Date of birth: 08 Aug 1985
Singles ranking: 56
Lleyton HEWITT
Date of birth: 24 Feb 1981
Singles ranking: 66
Chris GUCCIONE
Date of birth: 30 Jul 1985
Singles ranking: 431

Dead Net Cord 05-07-2013 12:40 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
The venue for this tie will be Torwar Hall in Warsaw which means it will be played on indoor clay.

ProdigyEng 05-23-2013 12:46 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Jurek Jerzy!

adkowal00 07-24-2013 02:32 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Any roumors about Australian squad for this match? Tomic, Hewitt, Matosevic, Ebden same as against Uzbekistan or some subs?

If no injuries, Poland probably with JJ, Kubot in singles and Fyrstenberg/Matkowski in doubles.

Southend Aussies 08-27-2013 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adkowal00 (Post 16956841)
Any roumors about Australian squad for this match? Tomic, Hewitt, Matosevic, Ebden same as against Uzbekistan or some subs?

If no injuries, Poland probably with JJ, Kubot in singles and Fyrstenberg/Matkowski in doubles.

According to latest articles Australia will have Kyrgios, Tomic, Hewitt, Matosevic and Guccione in their squad.

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SKozak 09-03-2013 06:57 AM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Opinions from the prior threads (mainly in GM section):

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marto (Post 14572474)
Poland vs. Australia should be interesting :cool:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend (Post 14572538)
Could have been worse for us bogans. Janowicz at home will be fired up and Matkowski/Fyrstenberg are a formidable doubles combination. Will need to bring back Gooch for that one. B-Nard and Hewitt should be able to get it done in singles against Kubot/Prriezzhugnewyyyy though..

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timot (Post 14572554)
Yes! Janowicz v Tomic could be a blockbuster. :yeah:
Both teams are similar in terms of level, but I hope doubles and home crowd will give Poles the edge. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by HowManyTimes (Post 14572586)
Janowicz vs Tomic = dream draw.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 156mphserve (Post 14573522)
Australia vs. Poland - This is the match I'm looking forward to the most. Jerzy should beat the Matosevic, and Tomic should beat Kubot. The other 2 singles matches are quite close. I'm guessing Australia probably needs both as I think Fyrstenberg/Matkowski is too strong for anything Australia will bring, especially since it's in Poland. Jerzy will scream Tomic into submission, and Tomic will probably have mentality checked out for the season by that point anyway. Another tough playoff draw for Australia. Dead rubber doesn't get played. 3-1 Poland

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Originally Posted by uxyzapenje (Post 14574010)
Poland v Australia
Match of the round for me. Poles take the doubles, Janowicz and Tomic both beat Kubot and whomever plays for Australia (except if Hewitt rolls back the time). Chances for Kubot to beat Australian #2 are the same as for Au #2 to beat Janowicz. I'll say 1 point each there. Tomic-Janowicz will decide. Hmmmm hard one. If Tomic shows up, then he wins, if Tomug shows up, Janowicz takes it. Lets put hopes into Tomic and say 3-2 Australia

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Groove (Post 14574162)
Janowicz-Tomic in Poland will be the match of the round

Quote:

Originally Posted by 156mphserve (Post 14574458)
(Reply to uxyzapenje) I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here. First you say you expect Jerzy to beat Aussie #2, and then you say that the chances of the Aussie #2 to beat Jerzy is the asme as Kubot to beat Aussie #2.

Are you saying you think Kubot will lose to Aussie #2 since you think Aussie #2 will lose to Jerzy?

imo Jerzy should beat Matosevic(the Aussie #2 this past weekend), but Matosevic/Kubot is much closer than Jerzy/Matosevic is. Poland 2-0 here is as likely as 1-1 imo.

I agree with pretty much everything else you said

Quote:

Originally Posted by atennisfan (Post 14579314)
Can't wait for Jerzy-Bnard match as well. but I think Jerzy's Jerky Emo will be his undoing and he will lose to calm Tomic.

Quote:

Originally Posted by uxyzapenje (Post 14579970)
Yes, I think Kubot will lose to Australian #2. Chances of him beating Matosevic/Hewitt are the same as Hewitt beating Jano imo. It's just 1 match (Hewitt doesn't need to be consistent). If Hewitt would manage to find his form form the AO match vs Tipsarevic this year, I would actually give him 60% to beat Jano. But looking at it overall, Jano vs Hewitt = Hewitt/Matosevic vs Kubot = 70-30% chances. That's why I said 1 point each.

Quote:

Originally Posted by shawshank (Post 14583058)
Poland for last couple of ties choose to play indoors on quick hard. Right now I think it's good to consider playing with Aussies on clay (Conipur for eg.). Janowicz on clay prooved really good. Fyrstenberg with Matkowski won Madrid last year. I think Tomic and Hewitt are pretty bad on clay.
What's your opinion?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend (Post 14583194)
Yeah, clay would probably give you guys an edge although I haven't seen much of Jerzy on the dirt. I think Kubot made the 4th round of RG a couple years back as well? F&M are pretty good on all surfaces. And yeah, Rusty and B-Nard will be hoping it's not clay so there lies your answer really...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dangermouse (Post 14586586)
Poland v Australia - prediction: Clay

Jerzy Janowicz bt Matosevic
Lukasz Kubot lost to Bernard Tomic
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski bt Hewitt/Guccione
Jerzy Janowicz bt Bernard Tomic
Poland 3-1 Australia

Australia have a chance to win rubber 3 or 4 against Poland, but then again I think Kubot would win the final rubber anyway.


SKozak 09-03-2013 11:05 AM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Davis Cup ‏@DavisCup
Australia's team to play Poland in their World Group play-off: Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic, Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione

Dead Net Cord 09-06-2013 01:27 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Promotional video [PL]


Dead Net Cord 09-11-2013 09:14 AM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Michal Samulski MSG ‏@MichalSamulski
Aussie media about Rafter strategy: if Janowicz plays - Matosevic & Tomic in the opening day, if JJ is ruled out - Tomic & Hewitt first-up.

Sauletekis 09-12-2013 04:42 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Let's go Aussies! OI OI OI!

Sombrerero loco 09-12-2013 08:24 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
go bernard :bowdown:

SKozak 09-13-2013 04:52 AM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
R1 L. KUBOT vs L. HEWITT
R2 M. PRZYSIEZNY vs B. TOMIC
R3 M. FYRSTENBERG / M. MATKOWSKI vs C. GUCCIONE / L. HEWITT
R4 L. KUBOT vs B. TOMIC
R5 M. PRZYSIEZNY vs L. HEWITT

SKozak 09-13-2013 05:01 AM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
Jerzy Janowicz has pulled out of Poland's Davis Cup tie with Australia due to a herniated spinal disc that may require surgery...

AUS team: Nick KYRGIOS (Date of birth: 27 Apr 1995, Singles ranking: 186) instead Matosevic

SKozak 09-15-2013 11:55 AM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
R1 L. HEWITT d. L. KUBOT 6-1 6-3 6-2
R2 B. TOMIC d. M. PRZYSIEZNY 7-5 7-6(1) 6-4
R3 M. FYRSTENBERG / M. MATKOWSKI d. C. GUCCIONE / N. KYRGIOS 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4
R4 L. KUBOT vs B. TOMIC 4-6 6-7(5) 0-0*

Sombrerero loco 09-15-2013 12:09 PM

Re: World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)
 
huge moment for bernie. this should bring him some confidence


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