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Old 09-01-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default World Group Play-Offs: Brazil at Croatia (September 19-21, 2008)

World Group, Play-offs 2008

Croatia d. Brazil 4-1
Croatia remains at World Group in 2009.
Brazil remains at Americas Zone Group I in 2009.

Venue: Sportski Centar Visnjik, Zadar
Stadium Capacity: 8000
Dates: 19 September - 21 September 2008
Day 1: 1400 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1500 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1200 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Hard (RuKortHard) - Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson US Open


Croatia
Ivo Karlovic
Marin Cilic OUT
Mario Ancic
Roko Karanusic
Captain: Goran Prpic


Brazil
Thomaz Bellucci
Thiago Alves
Marcelo Melo
André Sá
Captain: Francsico Costa



Tie details: http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010749

First meeting
new head to head: Croatia leads Brazil 1-0
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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Brazilian captain Francisco Costa will announce the team nomination on next Monday (Sep. 09), which is the deadline for the nominations. Brazil will very likely have Bellucci in singles and Sá/Melo in doubles, so the second singles player is yet to be defined.

Players should play and train in Brazilian interclubs in the following weekend and then travel to Croatia.

Who are supposed to play for Croatia?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Croatia
Ivo Karlovic
Mario Ancic
Marin Cilic
Roko Karanusic
Captain: Goran Prpic
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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Brazilian captain Francisco Costa will announce the team nomination on next Monday (Sep. 09), which is the deadline for the nominations. Brazil will very likely have Bellucci in singles and Sá/Melo in doubles, so the second singles player is yet to be defined.

Players should play and train in Brazilian interclubs in the following weekend and then travel to Croatia.

Who are supposed to play for Croatia?
I bet on Thiago Alves for the second singles spot. He is much more a force at a hard court than Marcos Daniel. Honestly, if Costa chooses Daniel instead of him it would be a very dumb decision
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I bet on Thiago Alves for the second singles spot. He is much more a force at a hard court than Marcos Daniel. Honestly, if Costa chooses Daniel instead of him it would be a very dumb decision
agreed. Anyway, we don't have much chances at this tie and Costa, well, you know what i think about him
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Brasil
Thomaz Bellucci
Thiago Alves
Marcelo Melo
Andre Sá

Captain: Francisco Costa
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GOOOOOOOOOOO BRAZIL!!!!!!!
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The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2008 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinals, World Group Play-offs and 8 Zonal ties to be played on 19-21 September. The zonal ties consist of the four Group I Second Round relegation play-offs, the losers of which will be relegated to Group II in 2009 and the four Group II Third Round ties, the winners of which will promoted to Group I in 2009.

Live scoring for all World Group Semifinal and Playoff ties will be available on the Davis Cup website throughout the weekend.

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS
Winners advance to World Group in 2009

CROATIA v BRAZIL
Venue: Sportski Centar Visnjik, Zadar (hard–indoors)


Croatia
Ivo Karlovic
Marin Cilic
Mario Ancic
Roko Karanusic
Captain: Goran Prpic

Brazil
Thomaz Bellucci
Thiago Alves**
Marcelo Melo
Andre Sa
Captain: Francsico Costa

**awaiting confirmation of eligibility
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This should be easy for the Croats.
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This should be easy for the Croats.
It should have been easy against Brits too...
The real question us whether Mario is fit to play, for no Brasilian is match to him, and then Čilić won't have any trouble to score the third point.
I dont believe there is any confidence in Karlović left... He is some kind of lonely woolf, not a team player as I see.
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I m really confident now!

Cilic is out, Karlovic is not that trouble, Ancic is around 50% and Roko

come on!.. it gets better
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Take care of Brasil. Our players have talent.
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I m really confident now!

Cilic is out, Karlovic is not that trouble, Ancic is around 50% and Roko

come on!.. it gets better


First of all,wth is "Karlovic is not that trouble" supposed to mean?
And second,Ancic said himself that he is at 100%.He trained a lot during his break.
Doubles is your only realistic chance to get a point in a live rubber.
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First of all,wth is "Karlovic is not that trouble" supposed to mean?
And second,Ancic said himself that he is at 100%.He trained a lot during his break.
Doubles is your only realistic chance to get a point in a live rubber.
Mate, get yourself some sense of humour. He's either joking or . Make a joke and that's it.
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hey kids!

I said I am confident.. May I?
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