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Old 03-25-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Israel meet Slovenia for just the second occasion in the competition's history. The first tie was back in 1995 when Israel were the victors in a 5-0 whitewash.
While Israel were awarded a bye through the first round Slovenia beat Portugal 3-2 to earn their place with Blaz Kavcic playing a part in each of the three points.

Date: 04 Apr - 06 Apr 2014
Venue: SRC Marina Portoroz, Slovenia
Start times:
Day 1: 1100 hrs (0900 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1200 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 3: 1100 hrs (0900 hrs GMT) tbc
Surface: Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor
Ball: Wilson US Open

TEAM NOMINATIONS

ISRAEL

Dudi SELA
Date of birth: 04 Apr 1985
Singles ranking: 61
Doubles ranking: 258

Amir WEINTRAUB
Date of birth: 16 Sep 1986
Singles ranking: 206
Doubles ranking: 336

Jonathan ERLICH
Date of birth: 05 Apr 1977
Singles ranking: -
Doubles ranking: 74

Andy RAM
Date of birth: 10 Apr 1980
Singles ranking: -
Doubles ranking: 111

Team captain Eyal RAN


SLOVENIA

Blaz KAVCIC
Date of birth: 05 Mar 1987
Singles ranking: 120
Doubles ranking: 698

Blaz ROLA
Date of birth: 05 Oct 1990
Singles ranking: 128
Doubles ranking: 219

Grega ZEMLJA
Date of birth: 29 Sep 1986
Singles ranking: 136
Doubles ranking: 404

Janez SEMRAJC
Date of birth: 24 Jul 1989
Singles ranking: 308
Doubles ranking: 701

Team captain Blaz TRUPEJ

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Old 03-25-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

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The Slovenia team to face Israel in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2nd round is @blaz_kavcic, Blaz Rola, @GZemlja and Janez Semrajc
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Israeli players with terrible stats on clay.
Should be a walk in the park for Slovenia.
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R1 B.KAVCIC v A.WEINTRAUB
R2 B.ROLA v D.SELA
R3 B.ROLA/G.ZEMLJA v J. ERLICH/A.RAM
R4 B.KAVCIC v D.SELA
R5 B.ROLA v A.WEINTRAUB
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Should be easy win for SLO, but Kavcic has been injured and not playing for a while.
POR needs the win to face ISR, at home, in September, so...
GO SLO!
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Should be easy win for SLO, but Kavcic has been injured and not playing for a while.
POR needs the win to face ISR, at home, in September, so...
GO SLO!
No thanks, no need another away tie(three in a row)
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R1 B.KAVCIC vs A.WEINTRAUB 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-3 4-6
R2 B.ROLA vs D.SELA 6-3 6-4 6-4
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Israel 2-1 Slovenia. Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram defeat Rola and Zemlja 76(7) 46 76(5) 63 to move Israel into the lead
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Sela beat Zemlja in outdoor clay! Big oportunity lost for slovenia and almost sure drop in group 2 for Portugal, who has to play away in Russia
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Zemlja was injured, I don't understand the Slovenian captain, who decided to let Zemlja play after 4 hours in the doubles rubber. But thanks
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Dudi Sela defeats Zemlja 62 67(5) 60 62 to give Israel a 3-1 win over Slovenia
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Default Re: Europe/Africa Group I 2nd Round: Israel at Slovenia (Apr 04-06, 2014)

Wow. Another great win for Israel's Davis Cup team. Undoubtedly, the greatest team Israel has ever had in ANY sport.
Slovenian players may have come to the tie in not the best of shapes, but Israelis and clay... they go so terribly together, I would have thought they could lose against cones.
Very important too... a loss would have meant an away tie in Portugal (probably on clay again) and then away at Russia for survival. I don't think Israel could have handled that. Then again, with this team, who knows... they have been pulling off miracles for almost a decade now.
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