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Old 02-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #16
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Why Kas? He is even ranked behind Dustin Brown in doubles right now.

Petzschner, Kohlschreiber and Mayer should be clear + one other guy. I guess Kohli to play all three days. Does Berrer want to play this year?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:26 PM   #17
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Brown for Germany ?
No way

Brown is a mug

Petzschner/Kas are a good team
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The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round and 25 zonal ties to be played on 4-6 March.

CROATIA v GERMANY
Venue: Dom Sportova, Zagreb, CRO (hard–indoors)


Croatia
Marin Cilic
Ivan Dodig
Ivo Karlovic
Antonio Veic
Captain: Goran Prpic

Germany
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Florian Mayer
Philipp Petzschner
Christopher Kas
Captain: Patrick Kuhnen
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So probably Cilic-Mayer on Friday
Mayer beat him in the same place this year already.
And Dodig-Kohlschreiber is also hard to call.. Any score is possible after Friday matches.
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I reckon that German players are slightly better on these days but playing in home soil gives the Croatian a slight chance to win it. This is going to be a very interesting tie
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Ljubicic focusing on Indian Wells?
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Ljubicic focusing on Indian Wells?
Ljubicic has normally stopped his carreer in Davis Cup, and only played exceptionally in QF last year since Karkovic was injured.

Now they have Dodig and Karlovic, and Ljubicic is injured himself and doubtful for IW.
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What do you think, who'll play the 2nd singles for Croatia? Dodig or Karlovic?
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What do you think, who'll play the 2nd singles for Croatia? Dodig or Karlovic?
so far I would rather think Dodig has made a great start of the season, but who knows how he and Karlovic (who only lost 7/6 7/6 to Tipsarevic last week) feel now and the strategies in Davis cup ...
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I would pick Dr. Ivo.
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Default Re: World Group 1R: Germany at Croatia (March 4-6, 2011)

I think that is the most interesting tie in World Group
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Friday
R1: Marin Cilic (CRO) v Florian Mayer (GER)
R2: Ivan Dodig (CRO) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Saturday
R3: Ivan Dodig/Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v Christopher Kas/Philipp Petzschner (GER)

Sunday
R4: Marin Cilic (CRO) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
R5: Ivan Dodig (CRO) v Florian Mayer (GER)
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Hopefully Marin has finally found a way to beat Mayer, but it hasn't been long since he lost in straight sets. If he loses again we have to hope for Dodig's great fighting ability so we don't go 0-2 down after Friday.
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Very interesting tie.

Germany has the class and depth. Croatia has the power, although it is heavily reliant on Cilic to perform.

Quite some pressure on Dodig now, and I'm not sure how he'll handle it. Both Germans are beatable, but he will have to be at his best and, for me, he is a bit overrated.

Veic is a bit redundant really, but it doesn't look like the team had any other options. No chance he sees any live action unless there is major fatigue/injury.

Would be nice if Germany goes through, although it is a little amusing that they're all known chokers (not sure about Kas) and will have to deliver against a passionate Croat crowd.
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Not so sure about how passionate the crowd will be. Last year against Serbia and the year before against Czech Republic it was a disgrace. I'll probably go there on Sunday and I'll do my best to make some noise
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