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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #630 on: September 17, 2013, 07:29 PM »
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Thanks Aileen... Most of us will be hoping for the first option I presume  pray
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #631 on: September 17, 2013, 08:09 PM »
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Thanks Aileen... Most of us will be hoping for the first option I presume  pray
I just hope we don't get Spain or Serbia, and an away tie at that.  If we do, and it's Spain and they get to chose the venue/surface, no prizes for guessing what it'll be!
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #632 on: September 17, 2013, 08:37 PM »
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I just hope we don't get Spain or Serbia, and an away tie at that.  If we do, and it's Spain and they get to chose the venue/surface, no prizes for guessing what it'll be!

Funnily enough I said exactly that to my carer this morning!
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #633 on: September 17, 2013, 10:12 PM »
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Kazakhstan at home sounds good - how are they in the World Group anyway?
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #634 on: September 17, 2013, 10:13 PM »
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Kazakhstan at home sounds good - how are they in the World Group anyway?

That's what I was thinking.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #635 on: September 17, 2013, 11:03 PM »
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It crossed my mind as well, so I've just checked the rankings.  The country's two top players are Mikhail Kukushkin (#124) and Andrey Golubev (#139).  Golubev is also ranked #168 in doubles.

A look at their wikipedia gives the following information -

The Kazakhstan Davis Cup team represents Kazakhstan in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation. In 2011, Kazakhstan competed in the World Group for the first time after they won against Switzerland in the 2010 World Group Play-offs. After the first round win against the Czech Republic in 2011, Kazakhstan secured their spot in the World Group for the 2012 Davis Cup. They lost in the first round to Spain, but defeated Uzbekistan in the play-offs, which again kept them in the World Group for 2013. In 2013, they defeated Austria in the first round, but lost to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.


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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #636 on: September 17, 2013, 11:06 PM »
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It crossed my mind as well, so I've just checked the rankings.  The country's two top players are Mikhail Kukushkin (#124) and Andrey Golubev (#139).  Golubev is also ranked #168 in doubles 

A look at their wikipedia gives the following information -

The Kazakhstan Davis Cup team represents Kazakhstan in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation. In 2011, Kazakhstan competed in the World Group for the first time after they won against Switzerland in the 2010 World Group Play-offs. After the first round win against the Czech Republic in 2011, Kazakhstan secured their spot in the World Group for the 2012 Davis Cup. They lost in the first round to Spain, but defeated Uzbekistan in the play-offs, which again kept them in the World Group for 2013. In 2013, they defeated Austria in the first round, but lost to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.




Kukushkin's the guy Andy lost a set to at the Brisbane tournament last year, very good player with some huge strokes.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #637 on: September 17, 2013, 11:12 PM »
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Thanks Gangsta.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #638 on: September 18, 2013, 10:02 AM »
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I just hope we don't get Spain or Serbia, and an away tie at that.  If we do, and it's Spain and they get to chose the venue/surface, no prizes for guessing what it'll be!

That would definitely be the worst draw, hope we avoid them! Spain at home is daunting for any team - they've got such a fantastic record. This year they didn't field a good team in February (no Nadal or Ferrer), although they were away in Canada. I'm guessing they'll want to make up for that this time round though!
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #639 on: September 18, 2013, 11:10 AM »
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The draw is taking place live online. Go to the Davis Cup website.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #640 on: September 18, 2013, 11:33 AM »
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USA OK.  They should play it at Madison Square Garden
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #641 on: September 18, 2013, 11:35 AM »
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS USA away!

Fantastic draw.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #642 on: September 18, 2013, 11:36 AM »
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Very pleased with that.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #643 on: September 18, 2013, 11:36 AM »
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 Aww ffs I wanted to go Frown

But yeah decent draw for the team.
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Re: Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB « Reply #644 on: September 18, 2013, 11:37 AM »
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Certainly could have been a lot worse!
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