Davis Cup 2013 Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Relinquis, Jan 28, 2013.

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Who will win the Davis Cup?

Poll closed Oct 7, 2013.
  1. Canada

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Croatia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Czech Republic

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. France

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Italy

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Serbia

    23 vote(s)
    42.6%
  7. Spain

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. Switzerland

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  9. USA

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  10. Other... (please post name)

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. merwy

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    wow alvas won the first set
     
  2. jaggy

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    Big sam breaks ahead in the 2nd
     
  3. Down_the_line

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    Looks like Querrey is going to even the match at one set all. Still, this tie with Brazil shouldn't be this close. Can anyone who has followed this tie closely comment on what's going on with the Americans? Are the Brazilians looking impressive or are the Americans giving it to them?
     
  4. TopDawg

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    Bryan Bros got outplayed by Melo/Soares yesterday and Isner played poorly. Lack of energy in the building hasn't helped. This is nothing like a normal Davis Cup Tie.
     
  5. Down_the_line

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    Isn't Bruno/Soares actually a good doubles team on tour? Maybe I'm wrong,...
     
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    Yeah they are the good CC dbls team! They had some good QF GS Dbls run and 1 SF at the FO.
     
  7. augustobt

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    They are a very good doubles team. The point is that they don't compete together anymore.
     
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    Alves has alot of heart on clay I think he would win this 5th rubber but I cant see him winning here.
     
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    What did Querrey eat in that changeover? A pile of garbage?

    Broken to 0.
     
  10. Down_the_line

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    Alves breaks at love and it's 4-all in the 3rd.
     
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    But Alves want to return the favor. 0-30.
     
  12. augustobt

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    That's the strangest couple of games I've ever seen.
     
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    Alves should get smacked in his face for grunting like that. Freaking tool.
     
  14. augustobt

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    I hate that. He screams in every ball. Reminds me a little of Granollers.
     
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    Yeah, it got really ridiculous on break point. I mean it certainly takes energy to scream that loudly, why don't they use that energy on the groundstrokes? :)
     
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    Alves might grunt like a freak on every point, but I have to respect his fight. He plays with tenacity.
     
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    They are a good doubs team. Each member has actually won a title with a partner from another country (though I'd be hard-pressed right this minute to share who won what where).

    I'm disappointed there wasn't a capacity crowd yesterday, with the Bryans playing. It was like that when I went to the exho in Miami – with A-Rod and Johnny (both of whom have lived there) and the South Americans playing, and Juanqui, I really *really* expected a big crowd … but no. I don't know what's up with the apathy.

    Come on, Floridians! Support your players!

    :evil:
     
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    The brazilians in there seems to be more supportive than the locals.
     
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    Ridiculous. Sam should have wrapped this up a set ago.

    *sigh*
     
  20. Down_the_line

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    Querrey serving for the match and the tie right now up 5-4 in the 4th.
     
  21. augustobt

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    What. Was. That.
     
  22. jaggy

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    sammy Sammy sammy
     
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    What a choke on that overhead.
     
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    Oh boy, Querrey misses an overhead right into the net, and we are at 5-5 in the 4th.
     
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    Alves earnt that break.
     
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    HAHA look at that fat guy sitting behind Querrey. Damn the audience looks like all fat people and rednecks
     
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  27. ClayCourter

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    His scream reminds me of Mariano Puerta
     
  28. rainingaces

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    gsm usa they barely deserved it.
     
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    Finally, not pretty though
     
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    Whew.

    I thought that was going to go the way of the dinosaur.

    :shock:
     
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    hahaha. You saw that too, eh? He was wearing an American flag bandana as well. Funny looking dude.

    But, yeah. Everybody is home watching the Superbowl. I wish I had tickets and lived close to the tie. To hell with Football, I would have watched tennis.
     
  32. ruerooo

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    You and me both. I mean ... people can't watch both?

    Plus, that doesn't explain why people weren't there yesterday.

    *shakes head at fellow Americans*
     
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    Wow, attendance was poor yesterday day as well? That is awful :shock:

    You know, Andy Roddicks retirement has definitely left a mark. I remember a few years ago, the Indianapolis tournament director mentioned that Roddicks withdrawal had stunted the ticket sales badly. I don't remember attendance being this poor when Roddick and Blake were on the squad.
     
  34. ruerooo

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    I don't either, but A-Rod did play in that Miami exho in November, and I was there, and I was shocked to see how terrible attendance was. Most of the audience was there supporting the Latin players, and I thought that was even worse because both A-Rod and John I. had called Florida home at one point.

    I thought it was just a Miami thing -- too much Dolphins, or something. Now I'm pretty much ready to blame the state for the Bryans not doing so well yesterday (though all credit to the Brazilians -- both of them have won titles playing with people from other countries).
     
  35. beast of mallorca

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    Can't really find somebody in our roster of players to root for. Ryan Harrison, Isner or Querrey are not an interesting bunch.
     
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    Couldn't agree with you more. As an American, I find it nearly impossible to root for anyone on that team. Sam is possibly the most boring person in the world, Isner's game is just horrible to watch and I may be in the minority but I can't stand the Bryan brothers.
     
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    I'm with you on the Bryans as well.
     
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    Harrison is a pretty interesting guy but there's just nothing to cheer about results wise for him.
     
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    I could cheer for Brian Baker or Sam Querrey. But that's about it.
     
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    I'd have to agree about the USA team at the moment - clearly lack the flair they had in the past. Though I am a Bryan brothers fan... But they were lucky to come through in the end.
    The other ties were more interesting I'd say - round-up here: http://www.andbethere.com/2013/02/davis-cup-2013-round-1.html For me the Czech-Swiss tie and the Italy-Croatia were the highlights. Some great tennis.
     
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    Idaho seems like a strange choice for the next round of Davis Cup play for the U.S...
     
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    Can't draw any worse than Jacksonville though having Djokovic playing should be more than enough to peak interest in the local community. I don't think they'll have any problem getting the place filled up, Boise has always done well filling the stands for the NCAA Basketball Tournament too.
     
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    Boise is already buzzing about the news. Everybody in our office is getting flooded with calls, emails, etc. We have a strong local tennis community and hopefully can draw from nearby metro areas. Team actually has strong ties to the area with Courier having played several exos and the Boise State men's coach having coached some players in their junior days. Busy times for us but this is far and away the biggest tennis milestone for our community!
     
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    Jax native here. I was at the matches this weekend and the crowd was a huge disappointment. But not really a surprise. It was honestly a very tough sell in Jacksonville. Being on Super Bowl weekend did not help. No star power for either squad did not help. On local TV and radio, there was little to no talk about the Davis Cup being in town. I also don't remember seeing very much advertising.
     
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    canada still in the mix... looks like i only missed out on argentina and kazakhstan.
     
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    Is Jerzy 'The Bad' Janowicz playing?
     
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    flying out to vancouver first thing tmrw morning to cover the canada/italy tie.

    let me know if there are any questions you guys would like me to ask the captains/players during interview sessions.

    as usual, articles on tennisconnected.com
     
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    good for you, i'll check the website out...can't think of anything right now...well maybe, did novak finally resolve the donkey cheese thing, what is the status of his restauranteurship?
     
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    Gasquet forfeited due to right ankle injury that went worse during his stay in Miamy. And blisters. G. Simon will replace him in the singles.
     
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    draw ceremony underway for canada vs italy. @ksplayersclub on twitter if u guys want to see pictures
     

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