|05-18-2012, 11:28 PM||#1|
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Whats your Most Memorable Davis Cup Moments?
But I specifically recall having to set my alarm when I was in HS......back when the US battled Muster and Austria. Man....them things came on at 3am, I believe. Hostile Crowd....and we had no answer for Muster.....
I always like when we venture into hostile territory........where was it where Jay berger was getting pelted with objects from fans.....ie lunatics. Was it Paraguay????
When did ESPN actually start airing the ties?
|05-19-2012, 01:50 AM||#2|
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Smith and Gorman beating Romania at Bucharest, with a massive and hostile crowd pulling for the locals Nastase and Tiriac.
never seen it, but I┤d love to watch the great US vs France (1920┤s) ties or the great 1950┤s ties between Australia and US (Hoad and Rosewall vs Seixas and Trabert)
|05-19-2012, 05:34 AM||#3|
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1973 World Finals Australia (Laver, Newcombe): 5
USA (Smith, van Dillen, Gorman): 0
Date: 30 Nov - 02 Dec 1973
Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, USA
R3 Doubles tie: S. SMITH, E. VAN DILLEN vs. R. LAVER, J. NEWCOMBE
1-6, 2-6, 4-6
van Dillen: "From the first serve, I knew I was in trouble. Stan had this huge serve--monstrous. And he served a really big one to open the match to Laver's backhand. Laver sent the ball back faster than the serve. I was at the net. I couldn't even see it, much less react. They crushed us."
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|05-19-2012, 08:25 AM||#4|
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|05-19-2012, 09:52 AM||#5|
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1994 Davis Cup: Thomas Muster def. Michael Stich (6-4, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 12-10)
Muster saved a match point at 7-8 down in the fifth set. Muster's win squared the tie up at 2-2.
And the entire UK vs. USA tie in 1999:
2nd-4th April 1999 - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, Great Britain (UK vs. USA)
Tim Henman (singles world number 7 - doubles world number 151)
Greg Rusedski (singles world number 11 - doubles world number 202)
Miles MacLagan (singles world number 295 - doubles world number 325)
Mark Hilton (singles world number 1,107 - doubles world number 1,284)
Todd Martin (singles world number 8 - doubles world number 231)
Jim Courier (singles world number 54 - doubles world number 240)
Alex O'Brien (singles world number 171 - doubles world number 21)
Jan-Michael Gambill (singles world number 46 - doubles world number 214)
Friday 2nd April 1999
1st Rubber: Jim Courier def. Tim Henman (7-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5)
2nd Rubber: Todd Martin def. Greg Rusedski (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)
Saturday 3rd April 1999
3rd Rubber: Tim Henman/Greg Rusedski def. Todd Martin/Alex O'Brien (3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3)
Sunday 4th April 1999
4th Rubber: Tim Henman def. Todd Martin (4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6)
5th Rubber: Jim Courier def. Greg Rusedski (6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
A few months later at 1999 Wimbledon, Henman and Courier met in the Round of 16. Henman won 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-7, 9-7, after saving 3 match points. I've never seen Henman so utterly determined not to lose a match.
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|05-19-2012, 10:08 AM||#6|
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Location: Carrboro, NC
Strange story, I was in vegas the weekend of the Britain-US Cup tie above and was attending a wedding. I kept dissapearing to try to watch this, I was in a bar and watching the game when a guy said look at that, 2 girls were flashing their boobs at people from a balcony. One eye left the tennis!
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