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Old 03-25-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Davis Cup - Sep 21 to 23: Russia vs. Germany

Tommy will next play in the QF of the Davis Cup where Germany will play Belgium. It will be held at the Sleuyter Arena, Ostend, Belgium. The tie will be held on Indoor Red Clay.

In Davis Cup, Germany leads the H2H against Belgium 7-0. The last four encounters have been 5-0 washouts in Germany's favour. However, Germany have not played Belgium in Davis Cup for 15 years. Germany have only played Belgium once before on clay (however, on that occasion it was outdoor) and obviously, Germany won.

Tommy's career Davis Cup singles record is 18-6 and on clay it is 3-2.

Tommy is likely to be named in Germany's team along with Benjamin Becker or Florian Mayer for the singles, and Alexander Waske and Michael Kohlmann (who won the crucial doubles rubber against Croatia in the previous round) are likely to represent Germany in the doubles once more.

In R1 of the 2007 Davis Cup, Tommy was Germany's hero defeating Mario Ancic and Ivan Ljubicic to win two of the three rubbers won by Germany (the other was the doubles victory) and eventually won overall 3-2 whereas Belgium defeated Australia, also 3-2.

Good luck Tommy and Germany.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Davis Cup - April 6 to 8: Germany vs. Belgium

tommy, florian mayer, alexander waske and michael kohlmann are nominated. and probably kohlschreiber...
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:43 PM   #3
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It would be Tommy and Mayer/Kohlschreiber in the singles.

Btw does anybody like my new avatar of Tommy celebrating the Davis Cup victory against Croatia?
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I think Mayer and Kohlschreiber are a weakness, I think Tommy should better not loose a single match then!

I'm scared because I thinking that Belgium can be very hard and enduring, I think they are more difficult, but I hope Germany wins it!

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Default Re: Davis Cup - April 6 to 8: Germany vs. Belgium

50:50 imo.

I think Belgium has some problems too. Vliegen in a bad form, O. Rochus retired in Miami. Substitutes are C. Rochus and D. Norman...no Malisse.

Btw I like your avatar Verdasco!
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C'mon Tommy
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I think Belgium has some problems too. Vliegen in a bad form, O. Rochus retired in Miami. Substitutes are C. Rochus and D. Norman...no Malisse.
oh did not notice it, thanks for informing!
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Let's hope Tommy will be the hero again.
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Default Re: Davis Cup - April 6 to 8: Germany vs. Belgium

TOMMY!!
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Damn I don't get to see the Belgium vs. Germany tie.

I only get to see USA vs. Spain.
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This claycourt must be terrible in Ostend.

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Go Tommy!!

Auf geht's Germany!!
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I posted some pics in Tommy's picture thread.
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Davis Cup: Haas gets Germany off to winning start against Belgium
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Published: April 6, 2007

OSTEND, Belgium: Tommy Haas beat an injured Kristof Vliegen 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 Friday to give Germany a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
Haas, ranked 10th in the world, struggled on the slow clay and received some unexpected help when Vliegen hurt his back late in the second set.
Belgium's Olivier Rochus was to play Philipp Kohlschreiber in Friday's second match.
Vliegen's injury destroyed his momentum and allowed Haas to dominate with a strong all-court performance.
"I wanted to finish it off and get the first point. You never know what can happen," Haas said.

Almost two decades after Boris Becker and Michael Stich gave Germany three Davis Cup titles, Haas is looking to qualify his nation for its first semifinal appearance in a dozen years.
Vliegen has been in a free fall since he won both his Davis Cup singles matches in February to lead Belgium past Australia and into the quarterfinals.
Cheered on by a crowd of about 4,000 at the Sleuyter Arena, he rekindled some of that good form and won the first set in a tiebreak.
Vliegen was still dominating the match when the two were at 5-5 in the second set. Then, Haas sent him scurrying back from the net with a deep lob and the Belgian hurt his lower back reaching for the ball. He had to be treated immediately and after losing the second set, he received more medical help in the dressing room.
"I needed to win that set or there would have been more trouble for me," Haas said.
When he came back, he had lost his vigor, looked slower and yielded the initiative to the surging Haas.

Haas, often in trouble on clay, improved to 4-2 on the surface in Davis Cup play and 19-6 overall.
On paper, Belgium is the easiest opponent among the quarterfinalists.
Belgium's chances of a first win over Germany in eight matches since 1937 were already compromised since it plays without No. 32 Xavier Malisse. Belgium's top-ranked player is sidelined because of a team dispute.

The winner faces either France or Russia in the semifinals in September.
Source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...um-Germany.php

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