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ATP Week Ahead: Davis Cup, First Round

Posted by gauloises1 on March 1, 2010

And so the 2010 Davis Cup begins. (Er, on Friday.)

World Group Ties:

Spain v Switzerland
Plaza de Toros de la Ribera, Logrono, Spain
H2H: Spain leads 4-1

Spain: David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Tommy Robredo, Marcel Granollers
Captain: Albert Costa

Switzerland: Stanislas Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli, Michael Lammer, Yves Allego
Captain: Severin Luthi

France v Germany
Palais des Sports – Toulon, France
H2H: France leads 5-2

France: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Michael Llodra, Julien Benneteau
Captain: Guy Forget

Germany: Philipp Kohlschreiber, Benjamin Becker, Simon Greul, Christopher Kas
Captain: Patrick Kuhnen

Russia v India
Small Sports Arena “Luzhniki” – Moscow, Russia
H2H: India leads 2-1

Russia: Nikolay Davydenko, Mikhail Youzhny, Teimuraz Gabashvili, Igor Kunitsyn
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

India: Somdev Devvarman, Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi
Captain: Shiv-Prakash Misra

Sweden v Argentina
Kungliga Tennishallen – Stockholm, Sweden
H2H: 2-2

Sweden: Robin Soderling, Andreas Vinciguerra, Simon Aspelin, Robert Lindstedt
Captain: Mats Wilander

Argentina: Leonardo Mayer, Horacio Zeballos, Eduardo Schwank, Federico Del Bonis
Captain: Tito Vazquez

Croatia v Ecuador
Gradska Sportska Dvorana Varazdin – Varazdin, Croatia
H2H: 0-0

Croatia: Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Dodig, Antonio Veic
Captain: Goran Prpic

Ecuador: Nicolas Lapentti, Giovanni Lapentti, Ivan Endara, Julio-Cesar Campozano
Captain: Raul Viver

Serbia v United States
Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
H2H: 0-0

Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic
Captain: Bogdan Obradovic

United States: John Isner, Sam Querrey, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan
Captain: Patrick McEnroe

Chile v Israel
Enjoy Tennis Center – Coquimbo, Chile
H2H: 1-1

Chile: Fernando Gonzalez, Nicolas Massu, Paul Capdeville, Jorge Aguilar
Captain: Hans Gildermeister

Israel: Dudi Sela, Harel Levy, Jonathan Erlich, Andy Ram
Captain: Eyal Ran

Belgium v Czech Republic
Expodroom Bree – Bree, Belgium
H2H: Czech Republic leads 7-3

Belgium: Olivier Rochus, Xavier Malisse, Steve Darcis, Christophe Rochus
Captain: Reginald Willems

Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Jan Hajek, Lukas Dlouhy
Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

(NB: please note that team nominations are up to date to the best of my very inconsiderable knowledge.)

5 Responses to “ATP Week Ahead: Davis Cup, First Round”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    Ahhhh, “Guy Forget” … NEVER FAILS TO CRACK ME UP.

  2. linz said

    Oh man. I’m so pumped. And NERVOUS. Quisner leading the US to victory would be epic. And I actually think it’s doable.

  3. Nancy said

    Hmm I wouldn’t want to be Tito Vazquez right now. Oh Argentina….it really doesn’t hit you till you actually see the names all lined up. Argentina’s team is quite hilarious. in a really painful way.

  4. Master Ace said

    Think I read somewhere that Nikolay may have backed out due to injuring his wrist in Dubai.

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