Davis Cup tips?

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  1. sexmachine

    sexmachine Rookie

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    Germany Vs France
    1.Nicolas Kiefer (GER) v Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
    2.Tommy Haas (GER) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
    3.Tommy Haas/Alexander Waske (GER) v Arnaud Clement/Michael Llodra (FRA)
    4.Tommy Haas (GER) v Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
    5.Nicolas Kiefer (GER) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
    match 1 i'll go with grosjean, i think this time he'll be really fired up.
    match 2 has got 2 go 2 haas, great start to the year seems to have all his weapons ready, while gasquet has been sluggish and lack luster. Plus this years loss to haas in the aussie open.
    match 3 I think this one is tough but i'll give it to the experience of clement/llodra.
    match 4 This is another tight one but i think haas might jus edge this 1, despite grosjeans superior record haas has won the last 3
    match 5 i'll go with kiefer, jus think he'll be 2 strong
     
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  2. Shabazza

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    Kiefer with the crowd behind him is really tough to beat - though you're right that Grosjean will be fired up after the AO incident...hm still I'll go with Kiefer

    Tommy Haas vs Gasquet is the one I'm really looking forward to, cause I think Gasquet is on his way back, it will be a battle of the BH with nice ralleys, if Gasquets BH is on it will be a great match, still it is a big IF, Haas in 4 this time!
    I agree with the rest of your picks!
     
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  3. peter

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    Argentina - Sweden: 2-3

    S1: Nalbandian will win over Söderling, but will have to fight for it

    S2: Thomas Johansson will win over Acasuso who will break down
    due to home-court pressure

    D: Björkman / Aspelin will win since Nalbandian will be tired from his
    singles match

    S3: Nalbandian will lose to Johansson due to being tired

    S4: Acasuso will win over Aspelin that plays instead of Johansson
    (since Sweden has already won)

    Easy as a cake! :)
     
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  4. Shabazza

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    i think you've crossed the border to wishfull thinking - how can Nalby be tired after an easy 3 setter :p
     
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  5. Andres

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    I still don't know why cakes are easy :)
     
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  6. sexmachine

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    America Vs Romania

    1. Andy Roddick(USA) v Andrei Pavel (ROM)
    2. James Blake(USA) v Victor Hanescu (ROM)
    3. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v Victor Hanescu/Andrei Pavel (ROM)
    4. Andy Roddick (USA) v Victor Hanescu (ROM)
    5. James Blake (USA) v Andrei Pavel (ROM)

    This one on paper is a real no brainer, but wit blake and roddick they can be surprisingly average at times. I'm a big roddick fan don't get me wrong but nothing surprises me in this competition...
    Match 1 Gotta go with Roddick and i'm gonna stick my neck out and say straight sets, Think Roddicks got too much power for Pavel. Roddick leads 3-1.
    Match 2 Blake in 3 tough sets, but i wouldn't count out a minor upset Hanescu's big and stong and has nothing to loose, but i think Blake has too many shots. Blake leads 2-0.
    Match 3 Gotta be the Bryan brothers, hot so far this year and can't see them loosing.
    Match 4 Again i'm gonna go with Roddick, but look for hanescu to make things very scrappy, Roddick leads 1-0.
    Match 5 think this one might be academic but i wouldn't be surprised to see pavel take it, he doesn't have a 27-11 record in the competition for nothin.
     
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  7. mislav

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    Easy as pie - or - it's a piece of cake. Guess they're easy to make? ;)
     
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  8. Shabazza

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    would agree with your picks, though I don't know, if Roddicks confidence is damaged right now, with this upset in AO + he has a new coach and the first matches are never easy. But he should win his matches. 4:1 for US
     
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    Yeah, i'm familiar with the expressions... I just don't get them :rolleyes:
     
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  10. superman1

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    Grosjean beats Kiefer in another tough match.
    Haas beats Gasquet but encounters more resistance than last time.
    Haas beats Grosjean.
    Gasquet beats Kiefer if they meet.

    I think the US will roll over Romania without losing a match.
     
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  11. go_nadal

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    Kiefer/ grojean should be an interesting match!
    Im goin for Grojean in 4.
     
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  12. sexmachine

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    Netherlands Vs Russia

    Shouldn't be too difficult for Russia but we'll watch cause everyone loves an underdog.
    1. Raemon Sluiter (NED) v Dimitry Tursunov (RUS)

    2. Melle Van Gemerden (NED) v Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

    3. R.Sluiter/John Van Lottum (NED) v I.Andreev/Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

    4. Raemon Sluiter (NED) v Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

    5. Melle Van Gemerden (NED) Dimitry Tursunov (RUS)

    1. Tursunov but not with ease, he holds a 1-0 but look out for a tight match.
    2. Davydenko with relative ease.
    3. Think this will be Russias easiest win, and can't see many problems.
    4. Nikolay Davydenko i think will break the jinx against sluiter, he trails 2-0 bu with his incresing confidence and his consistency i think he'll beat him.
    5. Tursunov and quick.

    Not a good tie for the dutch
     
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  13. sexmachine

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    This one i can't wait to see!!!
    1. David Nalbandian (ARG) v Robin Soderling (SWE)

    2. Jose Acasuso (ARG) v Thomas Johansson (SWE)

    3. Augustin Calleri/D.Nalbandian (ARG) v Simon Aspelin/J.Bjorkman (SWE)

    4. David Nalbandian (ARG) v Thomas Johansson (SWE)

    5. Jose Acasuso (ARG) v Robin Soderling (SWE)

    match 1 Despite the masters win for soderling i think nalbandian is too crafty and will out play him
    match 2 first meeting of the minds, despite the surface favouring acasuso i think johansson's experience will be enough to square things up.
    match 3 I think that the swedes may just have the doubles in hand with bjorkmans experience in doubles.
    match 4 this match will i think be the closest and obviously the most decisive. I think Nalbandian may be too tired for this one, but nalbandian will know he needs the win.
    match 5 Good news is i think acasuso will beat soderling, good clay court skills will be too much for soderling.
     
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