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by Florian Buechting
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Me too... Absolutely shocking to read that. I guess India has voted for the DC reform... If you want to cash in the money for qualification and have choice of ground, you have to invest to host it under conditions which give you the best chances. No idea why Chennai does not want to host... and why ...
by Florian Buechting
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

It's Italy at home. Not impossible...
by Florian Buechting
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

The ITF gave the WildCards to Great Britain and Argentina - which especially means that China and Bosnia-Herzegovina joins the unseeded nations.. And Davis Cup underperformers Switzerland are seeded now (along with Australia) adding a quite nice choice for India to the lot (assuming that neither Fed...
by Florian Buechting
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Yes, that is a bit surprising. The wild card may go to Switzerland too if they commit that Roger and Stan will be playing. Somehow, this wild card thing looks unnecessary. I would have fully understood that they somehow compensate missing some teams after the qualification round... But doing it bef...
by Florian Buechting
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

The ITF has released the list of nations seeded / unseeded: https://www.daviscup.com/en/news/292334.aspx Two European spots are still yet to be decided. The most interesting part of the article, however, is: The two nations that will receive wild cards into the 2019 Finals will be announced prior to...
by Florian Buechting
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

I feel that only Argentina and Czech are really terrible and no-chance matches. The best choice is likely Sweden, even if abroad. Of course, I always dream of Germany... But that would lead to a strong increase in my psychotherapy sessions until February ;) But overall, the selection is not all bad....
by Florian Buechting
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Hi everyone,
just about to leave back home tomorrow morning - here is my view on today and the full tie:

https://flyctory.com/2018/09/16/davis-c ... dia-day-3/

Thanks,
Florian
by Florian Buechting
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

By the way, the mess in words and pictures:

https://flyctory.com/2018/09/16/davis-c ... dia-day-2/
by Florian Buechting
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Sack Bhupathi. Why change to Saki? Maybe answering on that on a separate post: I would not personally blame Saki at all today. I saw him warming up before the match and he looked good. I was confident in him and so I feel was Mahesh. Being then on court, both players did not play their potential. B...
by Florian Buechting
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

I first had to calm down and go for dinner with the ITD guys. Will likely not complete the pictures tonight, but tomorrow early morning European time. Feel very disappointed. Maybe I am pathetic or idiotic, but for me this match closed the era of the Amritraj brothers, Ramesh Krishnan, Leander Paes ...
by Florian Buechting
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Hi, here is my report and some (roughly 660...) pictures: https://flyctory.com/2018/09/15/davis-cup-serbia-vs-india-day-1/ I felt both our guys did a good job. Lajovic is just too experienced - and maybe too strong - for Prajnesh at the moment. Praj need to work on his killer instinct. Too many poin...
by Florian Buechting
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Sorry, took some time for sightseeing after the draw today - but here are some pictures, including a gallery:

https://flyctory.com/2018/09/13/davis-c ... a-preview/
by Florian Buechting
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

. Just had a quick view - they did not seem to have sold too many tickets so far. This inspite of having priced the tickets at a very low price. USD 5 each for Day 1 & 3. USD 3 for Day 2 Yeah, but their Top 2 are out, India might not be the that-attractive opponent (otherwise, I guess, they would h...
by Florian Buechting
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 549
Views: 23244

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Hi, I agree. Feel it would be nice not to have the tie decided on Saturday evening already. 2:1 for Serbia would be fine, 2:1 for our guys would be great. Just had a quick view - they did not seem to have sold too many tickets so far. Here is a more elaborate version of why I feel we are qualified f...
by Florian Buechting
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3159

Re: US Open 2018

[QF] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) [5] def. R. Bopanna (IND) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [15] 6-3 6-4 Haven't seen anything of the match - but overall a good tournament performance by the Indo-French team. Time to concentrate on Serbia for Bops now, I guess. Hope they do not expect any sightseeing o...