Davis Cup quarters preview

Places in Davis Cup semifinals are up for grab this week-end.

France vs Spain:

France selected a fast indoor hard court to receive 2009 Davis Cup champion Spain. But spanish players proved they can play well on any surface and are confident they can qualify even without their best player, Rafael Nadal.
The recent Wimbledon champion is having a treatment on his right knee, the same treatement he had earlier this year on his left knee, in an effort to make sure the on-going problems he has suffered the last three years are just bad memories.
France will also be without its best player, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who has pulled out this Davis Cup quarterfinal with a left knee injury.. Richard Gasquet, who had been selected as an alternate, has also been ruled out, because of back pain.


France: Gaël Monfils, Julien Benneteau, Gilles Simon, Michaël Llodra, Jérémy Chardy
Spain: Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez

Who will win?

  • Spain (100%, 2 Votes)
  • France (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Russia vs Argentina:

Russia’s Davis Cup team is not the same anymore without Marat Safin, but Russia will nonetheless be favorite against Argentina: Russia has not lost at home since 1995!
They will be lead by world number 5 Nikolay Davydenko and world number 14 Mikhail Youzhny.
David Nalbandian will be backed up by inexperimented trio Zeballos, Schwank and Mayer.

Russia: Nikolay Davydenko, Mikhail Youzhny, Teimuraz Gabashvili, Igor Kunitsyn
Argentina: Horacio Zeballos, Eduardo Schwank, Leonardo Mayer, David Nalbandian

Who will win?

  • Russia (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Argentina (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Croatia vs Serbia:

Arguably the most intense clash of this week-end on and off-court.
Without the back-up of injured Ivo Karlovic and Mario Ancic, Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic will carry the weight of the nation against a talented Serbian team of world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic and No. 1 doubles player Nenad Zimonjic.
Ljubicic, who has come out of Davis Cup retirement for this quarterfinal, was the hero the last time Croatia played in Split, defeating Nikolay Davydenko in the fourth rubber of the 2005 semifinal against Russia, the year Croatia went on to win its only title to date.
It will be the first tie between Croatia and Serbia, who used to compete together under the flag of Yugoslavia until 1992.

Croatia: Marin Cilic, Ivan Ljubicic, Antonio Veic, Ivan Dodig
Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic

Who will win?

  • Croatia (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Serbia (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Chile vs Czech Republic:

No big names in this tie. In the absence of Fernando Gonzalez, Olympic gold medalist Nicolas Massu will lead Chile against Czech Republic. Runner-up last year, Czechs will be without Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych.

Chile: Nicolas Massu, Jorge Aguilar, Paul Capdeville, Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan
Czech Republic: Jan Hajek, Lukas Dlouhy, Frantisek Cermak, Ivo Minar

Who will win?

  • Chile (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Czech Republic (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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