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Old 04-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)

POLAND vs AUSTRALIA

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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

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The venue for this tie will be Torwar Hall in Warsaw which means it will be played on indoor clay.
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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.
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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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Poland vs. Australia should be interesting
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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..
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Yes! Janowicz v Tomic could be a blockbuster.
Both teams are similar in terms of level, but I hope doubles and home crowd will give Poles the edge.
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Janowicz vs Tomic = dream draw.
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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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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
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Janowicz-Tomic in Poland will be the match of the round
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(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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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...
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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.
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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
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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
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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*
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huge moment for bernie. this should bring him some confidence
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