2019 Davis Cup Finals at The Magic Box(Nov 18-24, 2019)

D-Lite

Semi-Pro
I don't think ATP Cup will have the crazies in force like Davis Cup. But I expect the Auzzies to turn out in droves for all the great tennis. Madrid is shameful. I swear the only people out for these matches are diehard partisans.

One wonders if people bear Pique a grudge? Or is they feel they're supporting the enemy teams by showing up for their matches? Or Pigue has horribly mismanaged the event along with the ITF?:sneaky:
I mean, most people will be at work during the week, so maybe it'll be a lot more lively at the weekend? I hope...
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
I mean, most people will be at work during the week, so maybe it'll be a lot more lively at the weekend? I hope...
O2 can sell out every session so no excuses. This is an utter failure for ticket sales. Luckily they have lots of sponsors and money to keep it afloat.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
The Kuku Bublicker is up 4-2 over Netherlands in first set to decide tie.:love: Kuku is thrashing them with returns.
 

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
If you've got computer, tablet, phone you watch tennis on compliment that with Rakuten Sports app coverage for $5.

This is an amazing week with a ton of tennis. So many great matches and great doubles matches.
Why would you pay this when you can watch it free on hulkstream?
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Why would you pay this when you can watch it free on hulkstream?
Convenience and donation to Davis Cup. $5 Well worth it with a week of viewing in store. No hassles with streams going down, etc. which I dealt with yesterday. On the ipad video quality looks betterer as well.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
KukuBublicker team cruises 7-2 in 2nd set TB for straight sets victory. Every set and even game counts.;)
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
McLaughlan gives away the break again with DF. Mega choker.:-D Flushed 2nd and probably now 3rd set. Japan almost had this tie.:mad:
 

D-Lite

Semi-Pro
Spain vs Russia and US vs Canada to look forward to this evening!
I imagine the Aussies will be far too solid for Colombia. Anyone know how Colombia managed to qualify with such a weak singles selection?
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Spain vs Russia and US vs Canada to look forward to this evening!
I imagine the Aussies will be far too solid for Colombia. Anyone know how Colombia managed to qualify with such a weak singles selection?
No idea on Colombia singles.

Agree on matches are great.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
On the Rakuten Sports App in the US I now highly, highly encourage it for $5:
1. Very convenient on ipad
2. Good resolution
3. You can get it onto a TV if you have Apple TV plus Ipad. I have to share the 4:3 by screen, but then use TV's equal Zoom to have it fill screen with no distortion/stretching issues. The resolution is far superior to what I had going with Xbox. I suspect if cast and can do full screen from your device it will work
4. Sadly android app for Rakuten does not work on my older OS android.
 

van_Loederen

Professional
Anyone know how Colombia managed to qualify with such a weak singles selection?
Giraldo and Galan surprised the Ymers on an indoor claycourt in Bogota. it was the weakest tie of the qualies.

i've just read in the DC Finals regulations that the 2 worst teams of the group stage will be demoted to some 'world group 1' and won't even be in the Qualies next year, but have to sit out one year. :oops:
Colombia at least has a very strong doubles team, that is likely to score once again against Australia.
in that case Croatia (the defending champ) would need to defeat Spain to surpass Colombia. :laughing:
 

Joseph_K

Professional
Another great performance from Vasek Pospisil sees Canada take a 1-0 lead over the USA in their tie. The Canadian has just beaten Reilly Opelka in two tiebreak sets. Next up is Shapo versus Taylor Fritz.
 

van_Loederen

Professional
since i don't know who teams up best with Sock and in what shape he is, to me the US team looks like it could also lose all its matches in that strong group (like 0:3 and 0:3).
all these players sometimes play at top 15 level, sometimes at top 150 level.
 

Tennis Rules

Semi-Pro
damn...saw tha nadal will face khachanov next to the RBA match...never thought he would go in such a match. last times he played khachanov, nadal geht injured...
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Rublev is sheer comedy this tiebreak. 5 straight baseline winners against home player in DC in deciding tiebreak.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
If these Spaniards don't start showing up for the other ties after this opening rubber, they really need help.:sneaky:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
So if Canada wipes out the USA 3-0 are they somehow number one seeds for QF. I don't think it matters so I've answered my own question (they play again Thursday against another group winner). Should they forfeit the doubles if Shapo clinches the group for them? I'd think so.:unsure:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Fritz needs to suck it up.:mad: Shapo has a high risk game and good chance he'll donate some points in the breaker if Fritz plays his best. TB
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Fritz rides huge backhand cross approach to net and watched Shapo's stab dribble back on the Canadian's side.

Shapo ace down T for 5 all
 
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