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Bienvenidos al post de la copa davis de este año!

Aqui pondremso los resultados, noticias, fotos, lo qe se nos ocurra!

espero qe este interesante!
 

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There is a separate Spanish speaking section of MTF. It's usually an English speaking forum this one. There are versions in French and German as well as Spanish.
 

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11:19 | COPA DAVIS
Arranca David

Nalbandian abrirá la serie ante Gran Bretaña contra Baker. El segundo punto lo jugará Calleri frente a Bogdanovic. El unquillense y Acasuso fueron confirmados para el dobles. La acción comenzará mañana desde las 11, en el Parque Roca.








BUENA ONDA. David saluda a Baker, a quien enfrentará por primera vez. (EFE)



El sorteo que se llevó a cabo esta mañana en el Parque Roca terminó por develar la incógnita: David Nalbandian, número 9 del ranking mundial, será el encargado de abrir la serie ante Gran Bretaña, por la ronda inicial del Grupo Mundial de la Copa Davis. Mañana a las 11, en el rebautizado estadio Mary Terán de Waiss, el cordobés enfrentará a Jamie Baker (235º).

En segundo turno, Agustín Calleri (41º) se medirá ante Alex Bogdanovic (188º). Además, Alberto Mancini, el capitán del equipo argentino, confirmó que Nalbandian y José Acasuso formarán la pareja de dobles que el sábado chocará ante la dupla integrada por Jamie Murray y Ross Hutchins.

La serie se perfila accesible para el conjunto nacional, y más aún después que Andy Murray (11º) anunció que no participará por una lesión en la rodilla que sufrió en el Abierto de Australia. En caso de ganar, Argentina enfrentará en los cuartos de final al vencedor del duelo entre Suecia e Israel. Si se imponen los suecos, el equipo del Luli volverá a ser local. Un dato no menor en este tipo de competición.
 

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Argentina in the driving seat
David Nalbandian scored a straight sets victory over world No. 235 Jamie Baker on the clay in Buenos Aires to give Argentina a 1-0 lead.

The Argentine was never troubled in the match which finished 61 63 63 and lasted just 1 hour 42 minutes. Next on court are Agustin Calleri and Alex Bogdanovic.
 

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Argentina home and dry
David Nalbandian and Jose Acasuso survived a scare in the second set before sealing victory for Argentina with straight-sets win over Jamie Murray and Ross Hutchins. The home pair needed to save three set-points at the end of a dramatic 1 hour 20 minute second set before completing a 62 76 60 win which maintains their hopes of a tenth 5-0 whitewash from their last 11 home matches.

The match started under grey skies with Great Britain handing a Davis Cup debut to Hutchins while Argentina captain Alberto Mancini decided to stick with his nomination of Jose Acasuco, fresh from his doubles title in Chile last week, and David Nalbandian.


Nervy debut for Hutchins

Argentina struck first in the third game on Hutchins’ serve. The debutant missed a couple of volleys from 15-all and, on the first break point; a short first serve was dispatched down the line by Acasuco’s flashing backhand. Nalbandian then held his serve to 15, winning the game with a stunning backhand lob having chased back from a net position. The sort of strike which really demoralises youthful opponents.

The British pair, trained by the Canadian doubles expert Louis Cayer, had three break back points in the sixth game but their failure to convert was punished when a nervous Hutchins lost his serve again in the very next game. Nalbandian served out the set to 15.


Britain puts up a tough fight in second set

The second set was a classic with both sides having early break point chances before Argentina took a 3-1 lead thanks to some superb Nalbandian backhands. But the young British players seemed to finally settle and they started playing more solid tennis. Hutchins held serve for the first time in the match in the seventh game and that proved significant. There was more bounce and belief from Britain and, in the eighth game; they broke for the first time to level the set at 4-4. At 30-40, Hutchins made a fine return of the Nalbandian serve and Murray followed it up with a volleyed winner.

The tiebreak which followed, four games later, was a dramatic exchange played out in bright sunshine and a tremendous atmosphere. Argentina led 6-4 only for Britain to win the next three points with Hutchins, clearly over his early nerves, playing a leading role.

Set points followed for both sides, Britain having three opportunities in total to level the match, until Argentina forced an error from Hutchins at 12-11 to convert their fourth set point and take the tiebreak 13-11.

Argentina went an immediate break up in the third and, after a suspension for a torrential downpour, they struck twice more to seal a 6-0 set and claim an unassailable 3-0 lead in the tie. It was a rapid conclusion but the second set will live long in the memory.

“I thought the boys put in a tremendous performance today,” said Great Britain captain John Lloyd. “The score doesn’t reflect how tough the match was.”

“The Argentina boys were very sharp and played the big points very well today. Nalbandian is a class player - I don’t think he made a single unforced error in those first two sets,” added Lloyd.

Argentina captain Alberto Mancini said: "We had a pretty good first set and had the control of the second and then they got a little distracted I think. The British team rose their level a bit but the first set was very good for us. They [Britain] went down emotionally after losing the second set."

"Our goal is to win Davis Cup. Our hope is to get to the final and win it but we now have to see who wins between Sweden and Israel.We hope Sweden wins because we would face them at home," continued Mancini.

Mancini revealed that Agustin Calleri and Jose Acasuso will play the dead rubbers with Alex Bogdanovic and Jamie Baker expected to play for Britain.
 
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