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Murray will not face Federer (or will he!!!!!!!!!!!!!) « on: September 22, 2005, 12:48 PM »
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Great Britain captain Jeremy Bates has chosen to rest Greg Rusedski for the opening singles of the Davis Cup World Group play-off against Switzerland.
Alan Mackin will open up against Roger Federer on Friday, with Andy Murray facing Stanislas Wawrinka.

See full story here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4271030.stm

(See my other post below for the twist in this story)
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Murray will not face Federer (or will he!!!!!!!!!!!!!) « Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005, 12:58 PM »
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What a disappointment, I can see why Jeremy is doing it but I was really looking forward to Andy and Roger playing on Friday, I even took the day off work.  The Davis Cup site has Andy down to play Roger on the Sunday but I understand this is one that can be changed, let's hope not.
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Murray will not face Federer (or will he!!!!!!!!!!!!!) « Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005, 01:01 PM »
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I think everyone was hoping Bates would pit Murray against Federer, but i suppose for the sake of an overall win putting Murray against Federer might lose them the tie.
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twist in the tail « Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005, 01:09 PM »
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Well seems that the official davis cup website has Murray playing against Federer in the first singles match after the doubles match, god i hope this is right.

http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13366

The draw for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie between Switzerland and Great Britain in Geneva has been made:

Roger Federer (SUI) v Alan Mackin (GBR)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Andrew Murray (GBR)
Yves Allegro/Roger Federer (SUI) v Andrew Murray/Greg Rusedski (GBR)
Roger Federer (SUI) v Andrew Murray (GBR)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Alan Mackin (GBR)

dont know if this could change depending on results in the first 3 matches lets hope it does happen
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Murray will not face Federer (or will he!!!!!!!!!!!!!) « Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005, 04:25 PM »
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If the tie is 2-2 then I think that Greg would come in for Mackin and beat Warwinka
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It will be over quickly! « Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005, 06:56 PM »
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Friday (from 1200 BST)
Federer v Mackin

I'll be tuned in at 12.30 to see Andy start his match!! 8)

Sensible move by Bates. The tie is paramount!
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Murray will not face Federer (or will he!!!!!!!!!!!!!) « Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 07:00 PM »
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But how likely is it that Murray will face Federer later on?
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Mark « Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 07:19 PM »
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But how likely is it that Murray will face Federer later on?


If the score is 2-2 after the fourth rubber, Bates has to play Andy against Federer. He's the only one with a chance. It sensible to play Rudeski against Wawrinka, as Greg has beaten him not so long ago. My feeling is that the doubles is the important rubber in this tie and it's imperative that GB wins that.

Mackin v Federer - Federer win

Wawrinka v Murray - Murray win

Doubles - ?

Wawrinka v Rudeski - Rusedski win

Federer v Murray - Federer win
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Becker on Murray « Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 09:17 PM »
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5205-1791658,00.html

i think this was written before the draw was announced, but still, its nice to see a players point of view.
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