Nice to know not only Slovak fans will be cheering them on. I think we will need all support that we can get, this tie being maybe even harder then the one against Argentina. Concerning pictures there will be a lot of them for sure, am taking my camera with me as well.
The salad bowl arrived here yeasterday and all of them are back in trainings in NTC except Mertinak.
I have no ties to Slovakia other than my love of their players, though, and they have had my 100% support all season! (even against Espańa )
I am a little annoyed that Mertinak is playing so many challengers lately, I don't want him to tire himself out! he needs to be with the team preparing!
Well Michal Mertinak lost the doubles finals at the Challanger played two weeks ago in Bratislava playing them with Domino. Judging from the nomination this week for the DC it looks like Domino and Karol Beck will play the doubles on Saturday next week. I heard somewhere that Michal is little injured from a Challanger that he played in russia few weeks ago.
I hope so. I want the Slovaks to be totally fit and ready... while Ivan is overly tired and Mario is overly rusty.
Ljubicic and Ancic being tired or rusty, is right now the hope of all Slovaks not only the DC team. But judging from what I saw at the Challanger in Bratislava when Domino and Michal lost in the double finals I do have my doubts about Michal being in the condition to play well next weekend and to that comes that he hasn´t played with Karol for even longer time, who had health problems too.
Anyway, they REALLY want to win this and playing home should give them the final boost.