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Let’s Get Our D Cup On

Posted by gauloises1 on September 18, 2009

So I wrote a whole Davis Cup preview earlier and then the internet was all, “no no no”. So it disappeared. Have some pictures instead.

spain israel

Put it away, Spain.

Spain Tennis Davis Cup

tommy feli

Feli never uses his hands when his mouth will do.

levy sela

Cheerful for condemned men, aren’t they?

ivo

Ivo is serious business.

birdworm

Team BirdWorm are not.

troicki tipsy

Is it me, or does Tipsy just get freakier?

sweden

Sweden are hot. I’m just saying.

chardy forget llodra

So are France.

fabs bols

Barbie’s Dream Davis Cup Team!

roger del piero

I recognise one of these guys.

Consider the weekend’s Davis Cup action previewed.

14 Responses to “Let’s Get Our D Cup On”

  1. Daniel said

    Why doesn’t Verdasco play?

  2. AmyLu said

    Daniel, he also has an abdominal injury, and supposedly, he was getting a callous surgically removed from the bottom of his foot? I’m pretty sure that’s what I read in the Spanish press — he actually wasn’t even named when the team first came out (and Rafa was still on it).

  3. gauloises1 said

    He has a stomach problem, I think, and I know he’s definitely having minor surgery for a foot problem.

  4. gauloises1 said

    Beaten to the punch!

  5. Rafadoc said

    Davis Cup! Squeeeeee!

    Thanks G.

  6. greenhopper said

    Dayyumm. The Sex looks rad with a suit on.
    Team BirdWorm is so much win.

  7. irefusetotellyou said

    Oh, RobSod.

    Let us eat herring and lingonberries while listening to Abba and trading umlauts.

    Yumz.

  8. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    I love how Roger has basically met and exchanged shirts with every major football team on earth except my Barca. WTF Roger?! Although I must admit, Real Madrid kind of dirtied him up so we’re not totally interested.

    Oh, Del Piero. I like you when I see you and the rest of the time I forget you exist. For those who don’t know, Alessandro Del Piero (just realized his name sounds like “Del Potro,” I wonder what Roger thought?) is a striker for for the Italian team Juventus (with whom I’m not totally OK at the moment.)

  9. irefusetotellyou said

    I have no idea who Del Piero is (ok, a football player), but he was definitely transported straight from the ’70s.

  10. C. F. said

    I could have sworn Del Piero was taller than that. Well, there’s probably a big difference in the average height for soccer and the average height for tennis, so I guess that’s that.

  11. Daniel said

    Thanks for the answers.

  12. AmyLu said

    Okay, I take back some of my earlier criticisms and frustrations with regard to Spanish Davis Cup Captains — thank you, Costa, for playing JCF in singles today. And, wow, what a decisive victory for him!

  13. AmyLu said

    And — can I just voice my frustration with the live streaming at the Davis Cup site? I think it’s a fantastic idea, but a big thumbs down to the fact that it’s not available in the U.S. (and the UK, France, and Ireland). Pfft. As far as I know, the Tennis Channel is only showing Israel/Spain so thanks US TV for blocking me from seeing a tie you’re not even airing anywhere.

  14. AmyLu said

    I feel so badly for Dr. Ivo. 😦 I really wanted him to win to begin with, but I can’t imagine how it feels to set the world record for aces and still lose. Well done to Stepanek, though. I don’t know how many other players would have hung in there against Ivo’s serve for that long.

    And, while I know this match was up for grabs, I’m still trying to figure out why Croatia picked clay? I know Stepanek and Berdych play well on a hard court, but I don’t think either one is a slouch on clay — and I’d think you’d want to go with the court that most suits your players?

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