Davis Cup 13-15th September General discussion

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  1. Semi-Finals

    Serbia v Canada

    Czech Republic v Argentina

    Play offs

    Spain v Ukraine
    Netherlands v Austria
    Croatia v Great Britain
    Switzerland v Ecuador
    Germany v Brazil
    Poland v Australia
    Belgium v Israel
    Japan v Colombia


    My favourite match will RNadal v SStakhovsky.

    This match will be on clay and therefore no serve and volley for SStakhovsky. RNadal will avenge RFederer's defeat and absolutely pummel SStakhovsky.
     
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  2. newyorkstadium

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    I think GB's tie is intriguing. Murray plays a 16 year old, and rising talent Dan Evans is up against world no 33 Ivan Dodig.
     
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  3. GB should win that match. AMurray could even get another triple bagel.
     
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  4. Down_the_line

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    Poland vs Australia will be interesting. Should be a very close tie. I think Poland has the advantage. Poland has the better #1 player (Janowicz > Hewitt) and they have one of the top doubles teams in the world in Fyrstenberg and Matkowski.
     
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    Janowicz withdrew today due to a spinal injury :( explains US Open performance I guess..
     
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    For the life of me I don't know why Federer isn't playing Davis Cup. I know he wants to add more to his resume before he retires - especially made evident by the fact he wants another shot at the gold medal in singles at the 2016 Olympics - so why the hell is he skipping out? He and Wawrinka form a formidable 1-2 punch in singles and could carry Switzerland pretty far in the World Group, regardless of what happens in doubles. Heck, they're both pretty good doubles players as well, having won the men's doubles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics together.

    The rigours of the ATP schedule isn't an excuse either because the tie against Colombia is taking place in Switzerland. Why can't the guy play a couple matches? They wouldn't be grueling matches because, well, it's Colombia.

    Don't get it at all.
     
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    Jerzy out for Poland. Kyrgios in for Matosevic (but will probably only play singles on Sunday in a dead rubber).

    Would be nice to get back in the world group.
     
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    yes murray is playing the winner of the boys singles at USO, 16yrs (b. nov 14th 1996), Borna Coric.
     
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    Probably doesn't want to overstrain his bad back? I guess qualifying for the WTF seems to be his main priority at the moment.
     
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    I guess, but he could risk re-straining it when he plays his next tournament too. That's always going to be a risk so I figure he might as well play Davis Cup, one of the most important things in tennis, while his back is still healthy. Wouldn't you think being healthy for Davis Cup is more important than being healthy for, say, Shanghai or Bercy?

    I suppose Fed cares more about Tour events, like the WTF, as you mentioned, and not so much international competition.
     
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    Oh, that's disappointing.

    I hope he's able to heal before the start of the main ATP indoor season.
     
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    Does anyone know anywhere the Spain vs Ukraine match will be on TV or on a streaming site? I live in the UK and Eurosport has the UK match (with Andy Murray) but I can't see the Spain match anywhere.

    Any ideas?
     
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  14. AMurray and BCoric just had a 57 shot rally.

    eat your heart out NDjokovic and RNadal
     
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  15. Marcel Granoller Bar

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    So Croatia are sending the US Open Boys Champion to play the US Open winner.
    Talking about a lightweight playing a heavyweight.

    btw this is a prelude to the ATP Umag 250 :)


     
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  16. pds999

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    EX US Open winner thank you.
     
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  17. Coric break up in the 3rd
     
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  18. smash hit

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    If you are prepared to pay £6.95. for a 3 day pass, you can watch it live from the Davis Cup site.
     
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    He is officially a resident of Dubai. I don't think he cares about Switzerland.
     
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    Wawrinka struggling to Emilio Gomez of Ecuador.
     
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    Thanks. Will take a look.
     
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    Wawrinka finally leading in this opening set. He was down 1 game to 3 but just broke 2 times in a row to lead 5/3 now...
     
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    Wawrinka about to lead 2 sets to love, but not an easy match, Emilo Gomez is a promising player.
     
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    Dodig a set up against Evans. I think most of the success in Evans career will come on grass/hard surfaces.
     
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    This is not true; pls stop posting it everywhere.
    He is a Swiss resident and pays taxes in Switzerland.
     
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  26. newyorkstadium

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    I would bring the mighty James Ward in for the next round of matches. I fear Evans will lose to Coric. His game doesn't fit on clay.
     
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    To a 16 year old? No way. The kids ground game is extremely impressive, and heck he's chasing down almost everything, but his serve is begging to get abused.
     
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    He will win the baseline exchanges, which should give him chances on Evans serve. It could be a break-fest if they played each other.
     
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    Verdasco just served out his match against Dolgo in 4...Rafa time!

    Stakhovsky upsets Rafa in a five-set clay court match in Spain to bookend his defeat of Federer at Wimbledon, immediately retires to head the ATP and shut down the WTA?
     
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    I would bring in the mighty James Ward instead of Murray but I admit I have had a few head injuries over the years.
     
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  31. pds999

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    Rafa a break up first set already. Should be routine.
     
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  32. Good to see RNadal absolutely pummel SStakhovsky, looks like he is going to dish out a bagel. Hmm
     
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    Lol at Stakhhouse trying to S&V against Ralph on clay. :lol:

    Bagel on the way..
     
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    yep, rafa carb-loading early..bagel
     
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    6-0 first set. Vamos.
     
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    or is Stak carb-loading?...either way
     
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    8-0 Nadal, possible 18-0?
     
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    I swear he's triple bakerying him. :lol:
     
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    half-way home 9-0

    i guess that's the drama now
     
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    This is not worth watching. Nadal is steamrolling him. Any other match recommendations??
     
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  41. RNadal is determined to avenge the defeat of RFederer.

    SStakhovsky will have been taken down a few pegs after this pummeling.


    Switzerland go 2-0 up

    AMurray triple bageled LBram, I believe.
     
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  42. pds999

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    6-0 5-0 Rafa so far. Can't remember the last triple bagel?
     
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    Switzerland takes a 2-0 lead in their tie vs Ecuador as Chiudinelli just won his match over Campozano 3-6 6-1 6-3 7-6(7). Good on Switzerland for getting it done without Federer.
     
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    It's nice seeing Rafa playing on clay right now :) Dat forehand!
     
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  45. PSNELKE

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    They're facing freaking Ecuador. Clear 5-0 tie for Switzerland. Fed's services are not not required.
     
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    12-0 Nadal

    Little League mercy rule?
     
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  47. kingofclay

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    king of clay

    Rafa goating on clay no?
     
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  48. Down_the_line

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    Don't be a smart ***. Marco freaking Chiudinelli isn't exactly a shoe in to win all his matches, even if the opponent is Ecuador. Federer should be there, especially considering a Davis Cup win is still missing from his resume. This is coming from a huge Federer fan. He should be there helping the team, whether or not his services are "required".
     
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  49. marc45

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    Vamos Stak, on the board with a big 1
     
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  50. cucio

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    Stak has Nadal right where he wanted him. Watch now how you beat a 2-digit slam winner.
     
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