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Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre, Townsville
Stadium Capacity: 4657
11 April - 13 April 2008
Day 1: 1100 hrs (0100 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (0400 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (0100 hrs GMT)
Surface: Hard (Decoturf) - Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson US Open All Court


http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010181

Australia
Lleyton Hewitt
Peter Luczak
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley
Captain: John Fitzgerald

Thailand
Danai Udomchoke
Weerapat Doakmaiklee
Kirati Siributwong
Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana
Captain: Tanakorn Srichaphan


First meeting
 

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Tomic to be a hitting partner
Teenage sensation Bernard Tomic has been named as the Australian Davis Cup team hitting partner for the upcoming tie against Thailand in Townsville next month.

The fifteen-year-old became the youngest ever boy to win a junior grand slam title when he defeated Chinese Tapei’s Tsung-Hua Yang to take the Australian Open boys’ title back in January.

"It will be a great thing to hit with all the senior guys up there. I am really looking forward to it, it is going to be a terrific experience," Tomic said.

http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14542
 

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They better show this on tv here.
Channel Seven :( :mad:

Davis Cup TV snub

LENDL RYAN

23Feb08

TOWNSVILLE'S Davis Cup tie has faulted before a ball has even been served after event broadcaster
Channel Seven revealed it won't telecasting the fixture.

The decision had left Tennis Australia and organisers scrambling to find a replacement network, or risk losing out on millions of dollars worth of exposure for the sport and Townsville.

"Under Channel Seven's contract they don't have to telecast a tie which is not in the world group, which this isn't, it's back in the zone group, so they are quite within their rights to not telecast it," a Tennis Australia spokesperson said yesterday.

"There may be another network which can pick the tie up which we are now in the process of negotiating.

"Our broadcast team should come to a decision in the next few weeks."

The event, scheduled for April 11 to 13 at the Townsville Entertainment Centre, would feature the cream of Australian men's tennis, led by Lleyton Hewitt, taking on Thailand.

It was expected to inject more than $5 million into the city.

Independent council candidate Doug Kingston, who was instrumental in securing Townsville's last taste of Davis Cup action in 1998, said a lack of television coverage would be a `massive setback' to the region.

"What it does is rob Townsville of million of dollars of free publicity," he said.

"When we made the bid for the event, in the back of our minds was not only that we would get the best tennis players here for people to see, but that we would get some exposure as well."

Mr Kingston recalled the enormous boost the event gave the region 10 years ago.

"Channel Seven did a fantastic job showcasing the city," he said.

"Before the start of play and between matches on the Friday and Sunday when there were two singles, they had travel-like features on Townsville and Magnetic Island.

"Those free travel pieces showed Townsville in a very good light and you couldn't put a value on that exposure, but I would expect it would cost millions.

"Personally, I had phone calls from friends and relatives all over Australia saying they had seen it."

Townsville aced strong competition from Wollongong and Newcastle to secure next April's tie, becoming one of just a few Australian cities to host the international event twice.

Tickets were snapped up fast, including all 32 corporate boxes.

Townsville Tennis president Vic Bayer said residents unable to secure a seat and young players hoping to watch their idols in action would be the big losers.

"It would be nice to have the television exposure because we are expecting tickets to be sold out and a lot of people won't be able to get a seat and without TV they won't see it at all," he said.

"It's also disappointing because we were hoping to use the event as a way of getting tennis a bit more exposure and lifting the profile in the region.

"When an event like this comes along people get interested and they take the sport up along with their children and without TV to generate that interest it's disappointing."
Source: Townsville Bulltin

Absoultely disgraceful from seven, got to support australian tennis throught he good times and the bad. Hope someone can pick this up, can't believe they wouldn't show a home bloody tie, they've gone to a new low.
 

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where's the surprise?
 

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AUSTRALIA
Lleyton Hewitt
Peter Luczak
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley
Captain: John Fitzgerald

THAILAND
Danai Udomchoke
Weerapat Doakmaiklee
Kirati Siributwong
Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana
Captain: Tanakorn Srichaphan
 

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it's been confirmed, no tv station has picked this up here, can't believe a hone tie is going to get screwed like this, ABC or SBS should of got it, got to support the team in the good times and the bad.
 

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Could anyone tell me why ratiwatana brothers are not going to play ?
 

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Australia could also just send Challenger-level players. They'd still win.
 

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No Ratiwana's?

this will be more easy than I thought
 

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R1 - C.GUCCIONE (AUS) v D.UDOMCHOKE (THA)
R2 - L.HEWITT (AUS) v K.SIRIBUTWONG (THA)

R3 - P.HANLEY / L.HEWITT (AUS) v W.DOAKMAIKLEE / P.SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA)

R4 - L.HEWITT (AUS) v D.UDOMCHOKE (THA)
R5 - C.GUCCIONE (AUS) v K.SIRIBUTWONG (THA)

Thais would have needed Paradorn and the Ratiwatana's to make this interesting...
 

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it's been confirmed, no tv station has picked this up here, can't believe a hone tie is going to get screwed like this, ABC or SBS should of got it, got to support the team in the good times and the bad.
I never read that article that dated back in March so thanks for posting that one.

Interesting how much effort that went into trying to get the tie being broadcasted on a television network. I agree that it should be shown on ABC or SBS if Seven doesn't want it.
 

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I don't understand how something like ABC2 (they did WGII for Fed Cup last year) or SBS didn't pick it up, just send a couple of cameras at a couple of commentators for a few days and it'll be fine. It's not right. Doesn't feel like a davis cup weekend because i know i won't be watching it tomorrow.

Hopefully Chris beats Danai tomorrow so Lleyton doesn't have to play doubles on saturday.
 
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