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Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow
Stadium Capacity: 6,480

08 February - 10 February 2008
Day 1: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)

Surface: Hard (RuKortHard) - Indoors

Ball Type: Head ATP

Teams haven't been chosen yet.
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Assuming:

Russia - Davydenko, Youzhny, Tursunov and Safin (Maybe Andreev)

Serbia - Djokovic, Tipsarevic and Zimonijc
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Looks like this will be the featured tie, which means live coverage in the US on TTC :woohoo:
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Looks like this will be the featured tie, which means live coverage in the US on TTC :woohoo:
Awesome! Good for TTC. Especially since the USA-Austria tie will probably be a blowout, while Serbia vs. Russia will be a pretty tight, probably.
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Well TTC doesn't get much choice (I don't think). They always show a 2nd tie in the early rounds and I think the one they show is whichever the ITF deems to be the 'featured tie' - the one that has international tv feeds, etc. I'm glad it's this one as at least on paper it should be the best (which is probably why it is the featured one anyway :lol: )
 

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http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010156
World Group 2008 1st Round
Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow
Stadium Capacity: 6,480
08 February-10 February 2008
Day 1: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Hard (RuKortHard)-Indoors
Ball Type: Head ATP


Russia leads Serbia 2-1
Last meeting:
World Group 1986 1st Round
Yugoslavia defeated USSR 3-2 in Yugoslavia
 

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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
RUSSIA v SERBIA
Venue: Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow (hard - indoors)


Russia
Nikolay Davydenko
Mikhail Youzhny
Dmitry Tursunov
Marat Safin
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

Serbia
Novak Djokovic
Janko Tipsarevic
Viktor Troicki
Nenad Zimonjic
Captain: Bogdan Obradovic
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

I know Viktor might not be able to play in this tie, but could he have been committed to play here and at Poland in the same week?
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

I know Viktor might not be able to play in this tie, but could he have been committed to play here and at Poland in the same week?
Wroclaw and Davis Cup are in different weeks ;)
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Wroclaw and Davis Cup are in different weeks ;)
Ah.:lol: I thought Davis Cup was this week as well.
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

but Troicki commited to Bergamo also, which is strange :confused:
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

but Troicki commited to Bergamo also, which is strange :confused:
Considering he's never actually been on the team before, he probably committed, and now that he's been named, withdraw :p They usually take Bozoljac, or Pashanski ;)
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Serbian team is in Moscow already. Novak said that he's confident about their win because he's planning on winning all 3 matches.

I hope Russians can teach him a lesson. :)
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Why did the Russians choose indoor hard?

Wouldn't clay be a better choice?
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Why did the Russians choose indoor hard?

Wouldn't clay be a better choice?
I think because Youzhny is better on it and Davydenko despite doing well on clay doesn't adapt well to changing surfaces. I'm guessing also that if the players were asked that they would choose to play on the same surface as the tournaments preceding/following it if they didn't believe any surface would be advantageous.
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Fair enough.

Davydenko vs. Djokovic :yeah:

Hope Kolya doesn't get thrashed.
 

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Re: World Group Rd 1 - Russia vs. Serbia

Go Russia :worship:
 
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