Mens Tennis Forums banner

What will be the final score?

1 - 20 of 80 Posts

·
Tênis Mambembe
Joined
·
36,773 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Argentina 3-0 Great Britain

PLACE: Estadio Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
SURFACE: Clay - Outdoors
BALL TYPE: Pro Penn Extra Duty (Black Seal)

DATE: 08 February - 10 February 2008

SCHEDULE:
Day 1: 1100 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
R1 - D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. J.BAKER (GBR) 6-1 6-3 6-3
R2 - A.CALLERI (ARG) def. A.BOGDANOVIC (GBR) 6-3 6-1 6-1

Day 2: 1200 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
R3 - J.ACASUSO / D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) def. R.HUTCHINS / J.MURRAY (GBR) 6-2 7-6(11) 6-0

Day 3: 1100 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
R4 - D.NALBANDIAN (ARG) v A.BOGDANOVIC (GBR)
R5 - A.CALLERI (ARG) v J.BAKER (GBR)


http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010158


ARGENTINA
David Nalbandian
Juan monaco
Agustin Calleri
Jose Acasuso

captain: Alberto Mancini
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14440


GREAT BRITAIN
Andy Murray OUT (knee)
Jamie Murray
Jamie Baker
Alex Bogdanovic
Ross Hutchins (replaces Andy Murray)

captain: John Lloyd
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14437
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
24,603 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

For the first time, I'm rather confused by Lloyd's selection. WTF is Boggo doing there? :rolleyes: The guy is unfit, low on confidence, a poor Davis Cup singles player, doesn't have the consistency on his groundstrokes to compete in long rallies, and sucks at doubles. What possible use is he going to be? It seems that Lloyd has gone for 3 singles player and a doubles player...a wise choice should one of our singles players pull up injured, but given how low our chances are anyway, we should be gambling. We HAVE to win the doubles, and we'd have been better placed having Hutchins partnering Jamie Murray (if only Auckland could change receiving sides)...fairly good service return; good serve; okay from the back; useful volleyer.

As for Argentina...Nalbandian, Monaco and Calleri are logical picks, given their strength in singles...but Chucho? Sure, he is a useful singles player, but I doubt he will be chosen for live singles action? Why didn't you guys pick just one of two doubles specialists? Calleri or Nalbandian could have made a useful partnership with him. Chucho / Nalbandian or Calleri would still be more than a match for the GBR pairing, but I'm still a little surprised by the selection there.

As for the tie outcome...GBR aren't out of it. I mean, it is possible that Muzza wins two singles and we scratch out a doubles victory. However, Argentina are most likely to win, and Muzza is unproven on clay so I'd have him as the underdog against Bandy and Monaco.
 

·
Yes, I am
Joined
·
21,208 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Vamos Argies!! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,411 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

As for Argentina...Nalbandian, Monaco and Calleri are logical picks, given their strength in singles...but Chucho? Sure, he is a useful singles player, but I doubt he will be chosen for live singles action? Why didn't you guys pick just one of two doubles specialists? Calleri or Nalbandian could have made a useful partnership with him. Chucho / Nalbandian or Calleri would still be more than a match for the GBR pairing, but I'm still a little surprised by the selection there.
Doubles will probably be Nalbandian/Calleri. They are the best doubles players in our country at the moment, both better than any "doubles specialist", so I don't see why Mancini should be picking someone like Garcia, Prieto or Arnold, whom have the same level as Acasuso aswell.

Argentina will probably win 5-0. Could be 4-1 if Monaco choke against Murray, but I don't think so, he loves to play with the crowd.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
466 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Argentina 5-0
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

For the first time, I'm rather confused by Lloyd's selection. WTF is Boggo doing there? :rolleyes: The guy is unfit, low on confidence, a poor Davis Cup singles player, doesn't have the consistency on his groundstrokes to compete in long rallies, and sucks at doubles. What possible use is he going to be? It seems that Lloyd has gone for 3 singles player and a doubles player...a wise choice should one of our singles players pull up injured, but given how low our chances are anyway, we should be gambling. We HAVE to win the doubles, and we'd have been better placed having Hutchins partnering Jamie Murray (if only Auckland could change receiving sides)...fairly good service return; good serve; okay from the back; useful volleyer.
I'd rather have Andy playing with Jamie than Aucks or Hutch playing with Jamie. And if you are not going to play two doubles specialists, then obviously you need three singles players in the squad, and Murray, Baker and Boggo pick themselves.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,345 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

The Argies can win the ties.. i voted for 4-1.. But i think Jamie can just puch the edge for doubles..

Vamos Argentina
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
24,603 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

I'd rather have Andy playing with Jamie than Aucks or Hutch playing with Jamie. And if you are not going to play two doubles specialists, then obviously you need three singles players in the squad, and Murray, Baker and Boggo pick themselves.
I'd rather have Andy rested, to be honest. If he loses on Friday (putting us 0-2 down), then we have no choice but to play him...but, otherwise, I don't think he should be playing all 3 days. He really doesn't gel with his brother, anyway.

If Boggo weren't still our British #2, I doubt he'd be picked. I honestly do not see why he is there. I genuinely like the guy, but he will be about as useful as a sore thumb. He should be the hitting/practice partner, and not Hutchins.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
475 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Argentina will win 5-0, or I´m crazy??:D

next round may be against Israel...hmmm:angel:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,488 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Argentina 3-2!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

I'd rather have Andy rested, to be honest. If he loses on Friday (putting us 0-2 down), then we have no choice but to play him...but, otherwise, I don't think he should be playing all 3 days. He really doesn't gel with his brother, anyway.

If Boggo weren't still our British #2, I doubt he'd be picked. I honestly do not see why he is there. I genuinely like the guy, but he will be about as useful as a sore thumb. He should be the hitting/practice partner, and not Hutchins.
We need to go all out for it, we can't go around resting players. As Baker or Boggo are highly unlikely to win a match, Andy needs to win his two singles matches plus the doubles. I know Jamie has never played with Aucks and I don't think he has ever played with Hutch, so the he doesn't gel with Andy arguement (which I don't agree with anyway) doesn't really hold up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,918 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Argentina will win 5-0, or I´m crazy??:D

next round may be against Israel...hmmm:angel:
It depends of Andy's level... if he plays good tennis it surely won't be 5-0... with Murray at his best I'd say GBR 3-2. :shrug:
Anyway I think Argentina will win 3-2.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,010 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Argentina 5-0 :banana:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,615 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Best of luck argies :bounce:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,766 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

Obviously Argentina are the heavy favourites but I just hope that GB can push them all the way.. Neither Boggo/Baker will win a set against any of the Argentinian picks so hopefully Andy and Jamie can pull through and produce their best amidst the chaos that you always expect to ensue in DC clashes held in Argentina.

I've gone for 4-1 to Argentina but there is a chance that GB [if it was to be 'the' perfect weekend] could pull out a 3-2 win.

Come on Team GB :yeah:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,411 Posts
Re: Argentina vs Great Britain - 2008WG 1st Round

It depends of Andy's level... if he plays good tennis it surely won't be 5-0... with Murray at his best I'd say GBR 3-2. :shrug:
Anyway I think Argentina will win 3-2.
It's Clay, so Murray won't play his best.

2007 Clay Results for Murray:

Rome R1: lr. Simon 1-6 6-1 3-6
Hamburg R1: lt. Volandri 5-1 RET.

2006 results:

Montecarlo R1: lt. Lisnard 6-4 6-7(5) 5-7 :)lol:)
Barcelona R1: def. Granollers Pujol 4-6 6-4 6-2
Barcelona R2: lt. Ferrer 6-4(5) 6-7 1-6
Rome R1: lt. Volandri 4/6 4/6
Hamburg R1; def. Monfils 6/4 6/1
Hamburg R2: lt. Blake 3/6 3/6
Roland Garros R1: lt. Monfils 4-6 7-6(2) 6-1 2-6 1-6


I think he would lose to any of the argentinean players.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
10,353 Posts
http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010158
World Group 2008 1st Round
Estadio Parque Roca, Buenos Aires
Stadium Capacity: 14,097
08 February-10 February 2008
Day 1: 1100 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1200 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1100 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay-Outdoors
Ball Type: Pro Penn Extra Duty (Black Seal)


Argentina leads Great Britain 2-1
Last meeting:
World Group, Qualifying Rounds 1989
Argentina defeated Great Britain 3-2 in Great Britain
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
10,353 Posts
The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2008 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round and 16 Zonal ties to be played on 8-10 February.

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND
ARGENTINA v GREAT BRITAIN
Venue: Estadio Parque Roca, Buenos Aires (clay - outdoors)

Argentina
David Nalbandian
Juan Monaco
Agustin Calleri
Jose Acasuso
Captain: Alberto Mancini

Great Britain
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
Jamie Baker
Alex Bogdanovic
Captain: John Lloyd
 

·
Forum Umpire:, Gaston Gaudio,
Joined
·
124,506 Posts
The Argies should win this handily against the Scottish team.
 
1 - 20 of 80 Posts
Top