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Old 03-21-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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I just heard this now and wasn't sure where to put it.

Argentina Davis Cup captain Gustavo Luza has selected Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian, Agustin Calleri and Lucas Arnold for the quarter-final tie in Belarus from 9-11 April.

Vamos David and Argentina it will be good to see them playing against Voltchkov and they will need him to play well on the very fast surface.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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You're so right!!!!
I think they will be great matches to watch, after all Voltchkov said I wanna see the results in court!
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It will be very tough for them in Belarus for sure. The court will be very fast and it can be a very intimidating place.

Nalbandian is the better carpet player than Coria and does play better against bigger servers than Coria does. It will be him and Mirnyi on the first day and if David can win that match, then Argentina's victory chances are much higher.
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I think David plays great under pressure, chances are he'll do fine and as you said he's the one that plays better in fast surfaces, so we really need him. I'm so anxious but this series!
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Mirnyi is their main player and if David can beat him, and I am not sure about Coria and Voltchkov especially if Coria starts complaining about the line calls the crowd will be very loud against him and that could effect him either in a good or a bad way.
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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The crowd is always a key factor, I hope they're prepared for it. It was different in Morocco, I don't think people were really that interested in the matches. In fact, I remember the Moroccan crowd cheering for their football team in the middle of the Calleri's match, because they heard on the radio that they made a goal in some championship.
Belarus will be the real test IMHO.
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Morocco well without Younes they knew they were in huge trouble and Arazi retiring on the first day, then there was absolutely no chance for them.

It will be a huge test in Belarus, hopefully there will be nothing like the Gaudio incident leading 5-1 in the 5th set v Kafelnikov and ridiculous overrule against him on his match point, which changed the shape of the tie.
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You should have seen Younes that day!!! I think it was during Coria's match when he went to the audience to see with them, and no one was paying attention to the match, the few people that was there went to where he was to ask him for an autograph. Argentina was already leading 3-0 by then, so they didn't care much about it.
Let's see how they do in Belarus. I'll be waking up very early! 7am for a Sunday(especially in a holiday!)it's quite early...But I know a lot of people that will do that too! LOL!
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Of course jazz, you do nearly anything for the cause ie getting up early and there is plenty of time to sleep when you are dead anyway.
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LOL!!! You're right!
Hey, I woke up at 5am in my vacations in January, I was at the beach, but the AO was more important, so 7 am is not that bad after all! LOL!
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jazz, I understand totally. I am like that when the World Cup is on, no matter where I am in the world I don't work during those 5 weeks and only close friends can contact me.

An ex-girlfriend of mine is still pissed off with me, when I told her months in advance I won't be around during the WC and I won't have anything to say that doesn't relate to football.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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LOL!!! I know a lot of people that would do that because of football. I have an example in my family: my dad! LOL! I must admit that even though I'm not a football fan at all, I follow the World Cup. The last one was in 2002 if I remember correctly, and there was a match at 3am and I had a final that same day, but that wasn't a problem for me. I went to bed at 9pm, woke up at 3am and after the match was over I review the subject so I would be prepared for the test. The bad thing is that Argentina lost(I think it was against Holland...)and I was soooooo sad and depressed, but I still got a good grade. Anyway, I did this for football, even though I'm not a fan, imagine what I would do for tennis!
I'm sorry for this ramble, I don't know what's wrong with me today! LOL!!!
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1998 was the loss to the Netherlands actually.

I have done a lot of interesting things some would say a bit strange when it comes to tennis. Example I remember every mens French Open final for 22 years, and I am not that old.

Then there was the time I was supposed to go somewhere semi-important actually do my military service, I had some money left over so I was allegedly sick when I had to do the tests, then I put it off so I could travel down to the Aust Open.
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Oh ok, I told you I don't like football! LOL!!! I know Argentina lost, I don't remember to whom!
Wow! I can't believe you did that! You didn't get caught?
I think a lot of us (most of us in this forum!) would do crazy things because of tennis...
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No, the defence department never sent the letter to my dad's house. Then I was travelling for a few years and when I went back, they must have forgotten about me fortunately.

As I said before for the cause people will do some interesting things. Though if I was in Argentina I am not sure if I would want to go to Belarus though.
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