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Davis Cup – What A Weekend! (1)

Davis Cup – What A Weekend! (1)

If one thing can be said about this Davis Cup weekend, it’s that it will be hard to forget. For the first time since 2005, the four quarter-finals in the World Group have been decided on Sunday. Although the suspense wasn’t great in two of the ties on deciding day, the two others seemed, at […]

Davis Cup – Weekend Schedule (W...

Davis Cup – Weekend Schedule (World Group Quarter-Finals)

  Spain vs Austria   Friday, April 6, start at 12PM local

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! (2)

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! (2)

Yesterday, I started my World Group preview for the Davis Cup quarter-finals with the tie opposing Spain and Austria, and that between France and the United States. Before hopping to the draws and schedule for the weekend, I will preview the last two ties, Argentina vs Croatia, and Czech Republic vs Serbia.   The order […]

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! ...

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! (1)

With the North American swing just finished, all eyes are now turned to the Davis Cup, with zonal ties and the World Group quarter-finals beginning on Friday to determine either who will take part in September zonal or World Group playoffs, and who will be this years semi-finalists.

Davis Cup – Here We Go Again! (Part I...

Davis Cup – Here We Go Again! (Part II)

After previewing the ties of last year’s champions and runners-up, I will take a closer look to two of the ties that, I think, will be the most interesting to follow for the tennis fans, regardless of where they are from: Switzerland vs U.S.A. and Canada vs France. If the first one seems fairly easy […]

Davis Cup – Here We Go Again! (...

Davis Cup – Here We Go Again! (Part I)

It’s a little earlier than usual, thanks to the fact that this is an Olympic year and that the calendar was shrunk to fit everything and, as well, cut two more weeks at the end of the season. Which is why we’re almost in the middle of February and the first Davis Cup ties are […]

A Dream Team For The Dream? (And News...

A Dream Team For The Dream? (And News, etc.)

It’s the off-season, but this doesn’t mean that nothing is happening in the tennis world. The players have resumed training for the most part in preparation of the 2012 season, a few have changed coaches, there were very interesting exhibition tournaments to follow and there will be more coming next week as well, etc.   […]

Spain vs Argentina – Two Great ...

Spain vs Argentina – Two Great Teams, A Deserving Winner

The tennis season ended officially today, as Spain was crowned Davis Cup champion for the third time in the last four years, defeating Argentina 3-1 in the finals and in an epic match between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martín del Potro, won 1-6 6-4 6-1 7-6(0) by the King of Clay. And I must say […]

Spain vs Argentina – Argentina ...

Spain vs Argentina – Argentina Is Still Alive

The Saturday doubles gave a little respite to Argentina after that tough Friday. Today, the fate of the team conducted by Tito Vázquez rested in the hands of a pair that had never played together in Davis Cup. And what we may say is that David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank (funnily nicknamed Los Gordos by the […]

Spain vs Argentina – Do Or Die ...

Spain vs Argentina – Do Or Die Day For The Argentines

Saturday morning, a few moments before the start of the doubles. A doubles match that has a special importance for both teams. For Spain, it’s a match in which they can finish what they so strongly started yesterday. For Argentina, it’s a do or die match, what we call, in French, un match sans lendemain. […]

Spain vs Argentina – The Cards ...

Spain vs Argentina – The Cards Are Dealt

Before going into the thick of the subject, please note that unless I’m referring to my own posts, all articles linked in this entry are in Spanish. ~ Caro ~   The draw of the Davis cup final was made early this morning (early for me in Canada, that is, but not as early as […]

Spain vs Argentina – A Little T...

Spain vs Argentina – A Little Too Many Words, Mr. Santana!

It’s a little ironic how, just yesterday, I was talking about the brotherly war that will be fought between Spain and Argentina in two days from now, and that this article (in Spanish) came out today, almost ruining the whole of my talk about the respect between the two teams and countries.

Spain vs Argentina: Brotherly War

Spain vs Argentina: Brotherly War

The Davis Cup final between Spain and Argentina is what every such event should be: a respectful sports contest between two great nations. One that, considering who will be on both sides of the net, should be great to watch, as the tension rises and the nerves of the fans of both countries are already […]

Davis Cup Finals – The Official...

Davis Cup Finals – The Official Eight Known

We now know the composition of the teams for the Davis Cup finals, which will be held in a little over a week (2-4 December) in Sevilla, Spain. Two teams of four, a fifth in backup, and nothing is very surprising on either Spain nor Argentina’s sides. In fact, it is exactly as most observers […]

Davis Cup – The Lack Of Respect...

Davis Cup – The Lack Of Respect (And Judgement) Of Tennis Canada

Forgive me for being again tonight utterly opinionated and resolutely (French) Canadian. Circumstances… I’ll get back to my usual cheerful tennis-loving self, getting ready for the ATP World Tour Finals and then getting ready for the Davis Cup finals (and cheering for Argentina), after that, I promise. But right now, I am just an indignant […]

Canada vs France, Davis Cup 2012 R...

Canada vs France, Davis Cup 2012 – Vancouver It Is

The news that were talked about a lot yesterday have been confirmed today: the World Group first-round Davis Cup tie between Canada and France will be held at the Thunderbird Sports Centre, in Vancouver, between February 10 and 12.   Am I surprised? No.

David Nalbandian Is Well And Getting ...

David Nalbandian Is Well And Getting Ready For The Finals

At the Vilas Club of Buenos Aires, David Nalbandian gave today a press conference, in which he discussed his physical state and, of course, the upcoming Davis Cup finals against Spain, that will take place December 2-4 in Sevilla, Spain, on clay.

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