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Old 09-28-2007, 03:18 PM   #31
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Ah, he has a short memory then. In the long L'Equipe interview before RG he had said he would not be sure if he would vote for forget.
Not really since they're going to change a few things which seem important to him. It makes sense that he's fine with Forget in these conditions. He says it shouldn't be a big deal for Forget to accept the presence of the private coaches.

I hope you didn't buy L'équipe just for that, Julie! I can give you the full articles if you're interested.

Edit: here's what Richie says exactly:
Joint hier après sa victoire à Bombay, Richard Gasquet s’est clairement positionné : «Il y a beaucoup de flou et c’est regrettable. Mais je crois que ça concerne davantage les modifications à apporter au fonctionnement de l’équipe que le nom du capitaine. Pour moi, Guy est le meilleur aujourd’hui, il sera sur la chaise contre la Roumanie et ce sera un plaisir de l’avoir là. Je serais très, très surpris si ce n’était pas lui et il faudrait alors l’expliquer aux joueurs. Je ne crois pas que les réformes soient mortelles pour Guy. Permettre aux coaches privés d’être présents sur place la veille du premier match, ce n’est pas un problème.»
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The thing is I really like this soap opera.
Even more so, if the ending is right.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:56 AM   #33
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It's now official Forget remains captain.
http://www.sports.fr/fr/cmc/scanner/...e-_153733.html
That's not really a scoop.
(The article in Le Parisien today is much funnier for people who like the DC soap opera, with some players criticizing each other anonymously.)
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It's even for 2 more years ( ).
"Je suis ravi de repartir sur un nouveau programme de deux ans. Je voudrais remercier les joueurs de m'avoir renouvelé leur confiance sans laquelle je n'aurais pu concevoir de continuer."
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It's even for 2 more years ( )
Were there any credible alternatives?
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No, that's why I was sure Forget would remain captain for next year. I don't get why they had to renew it for 2 years though, it was not necessary.

The only alternative mentioned by Le Parisien is... Santoro.
"En tout cas, la question de l'après-Forget se pose avec acuité. Et parmi les successeurs potentiels, un nom semble sur toutes les lèvres : celui de Fabrice Santoro."
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The only alternative mentioned by Le Parisien is... Santoro.
And what do you think about that? He seems a very smart player to me, but I know too little about him to make a judgement if he could survive in the French tennis jungle.
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I don't know either. It sounds exciting for sure, but he's a bit controversial too, he really has serious issues with some of the actual players, so I have no idea...
But in terms of soap opera, that would be an awesome development.
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While most of the partipants have already announced the surface for the first round 2008, Romania has not yet done so.

source: http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsart...rticleid=14392

Austria versus US on indoor/clay in Vienna. I might give up my "Anti-DC"-attitude for that one.
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*bump*

World Group 2008 - 1st Round

Romania v France: Sala Transilvania, Sibiu, Romania - hard (indoors)
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Default Re: DC 2008: 1st round --> Romania

Re-bump. Nothing really new, actually, but it's now official:

The Romanian team is confirmed: Pavel, Hanescu and Mergea-Tecau, as usual.

And it is also official Paulo is out for that tie.
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It was already posted in his forum, but since nobody seems to read there : he denied the rumours and said he's not interested in the job.
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It's official:
Gasquet
Tsonga
Llodra
Clément

And Simon as a substitute (I'm shocked!)
http://tennis.sports.fr/fr/cmc/scann...149.html?popup
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Shit, I see it will be only on France 4, no more France 2-France 3, I don't get France 4 here...
Don't they want to show the new French hero on France 2-France 3?!
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Gasquet, Tsonga, Llodra, Clément
You beat me to it.

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And Simon as a substitute (I'm shocked!)
Why shocked?
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I'm just shocked Forget picked Gilles over his beloved Seb - but Seb probably wasn't too keen either to go there as the 5th player.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good choice, Gilles has been dying to be on the team! I'm shocked I have to agree with Forget's selection for a change!
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