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Old 12-30-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

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World Group 1st Round
Date: 10 Feb-12 Feb 2012
Venue: Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Start times:
Day 1: 1400 hrs local (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs local (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs local (1200 hrs GMT)
Surface: Hard (Acrylic), Indoor
Ball: tba


Russia leads Austria 2-0

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round ties, taking place on 10-12 February. In addition, Zone Group I and II first round ties are also being played on the same dates. The team nominations for these ties are currently being compiled and will be announced in due course. Follow all the action on the official Davis Cup by BNP Paribas websites: www.daviscup.com and www.copadavis.com.

AUSTRIA v RUSSIA
Venue: Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, AUT (hard – indoors)


Austria
Jurgen Melzer
Andreas Haider-Maurer
Alexander Peya
Olivier Marach
Captain: Clemens Trimmel

Russia
Alex Bogomolov
Mikhail Youzhny
Nikolay Davydenko
Igor Kunitsyn
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

Austria had no choice in singles. It's Melzer and Haider-Maurer or nothing. In doubles, they have more possibility with Melzer, Marach and Peya. The last two ones play together this year but it's difficult not to have Jurgen in this type of match. I think Melzer - Peya is the better duet especially in hard indoor.
For Russia, Bogomolov and Youzhny ar the best choices for singles. In doubles, they can play together or event with Kunitsyn
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Default Re: World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

I agree Melzer will have to play both singles and doubles. He has played with both Marach and Peya but he and Peya played most recently together in Zagreb. They will most likely be the choice for doubles.
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Default Re: World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

Tarpischev and his surprising choices again

First Kunitsyn against Melzer (Melzer has lost their two previous meetings, notably in last US Open)
Then Bogomolov against Haider-Maurer
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Tarpischev and his surprising choices again

First Kunitsyn against Melzer (Melzer has lost their two previous meetings, notably in last US Open)
Then Bogomolov against Haider-Maurer
yeah, strange decision to basically throw away 1 match on Kunitsyn, instead of going for 2-0 after 1st day with Davydenko/Youzhny against Melzer
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Default Re: World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

Tarpischev up to his usual tricks.

Although, in seriousness, if he doesn't change those nominations a couple of hours before tomorrow's play, he might be looking at a 0-2 situation.

Neither Bogomolov nor Kunitsyn are reliable performers, even if they are higher-ranked and have a winning head-to-head record, respectively. Home advantage might also help the Austrians, even though they are weak big-match performers.

Dangerous.
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Default Re: World Group 1st round: Russia at Austria (February 10-12, 2012)

The ITF has announced the draws for the 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round ties and 24 Zone Group ties taking place on 10-12 February.

AUSTRIA v RUSSIA
Venue: Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, AUT (hard – indoors)


Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) v Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
Oliver Marach/Alexander Peya (AUT) v Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) v Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
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AUSTRIA defeated RUSSIA 3-2
Venue: Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, AUT (hard – indoors)


Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 62 67(3) 64 36 61
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) d. Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS) 61 64 67(1) 62
Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d. Oliver Marach/Alexander Peya (AUT) 76(1) 67(7) 75 36 64
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS) 62 64 61
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) d. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 64 46 76(4)
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