Sunday, July 12, 2009

Davis Cup 2009 Semifinalists

Team captain Eyal Ran (2nd L), Jonathan Erlich (3rd L) and Andy Ran (R) celebrate with their teammates after defeating Russia's Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn in their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final doubles tennis match in Tel Aviv July 11, 2009.
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Team captain Eyal Ran (2nd L), Jonathan Erlich (3rd L) and Andy Ran (R) celebrate with their teammates after defeating Russia's Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal doubles tennis match in Tel Aviv July 11, 2009.

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The biggest surprise of the weekend, hands down.

Czech players celebrate their victory after Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic won against Juan Monaco of Argentina at the end of their Davis cup quarter-final match at the Cez Arena in Ostrava on July 12, 2009.
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Czech players celebrate their victory after Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic won against Juan Monaco of Argentina at the end of their Davis cup quarter-final match at the Cez Arena in Ostrava on July 12, 2009.

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The veteran. The hero.

Members of Croatian team celebrate after defeating team USA in Davis Cup quarterfinals, in Porec, Croatia, Sunday, July 12, 2009.
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Members of Croatian team celebrate after defeating team USA in Davis Cup quarterfinals, in Porec, Croatia, Sunday, July 12, 2009.

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The US has never defeated Croatia in a Davis Cup tie? Interesting.

Spanish Juan Carlos Ferrero (2L) celebrates with teammates after winning the fifth Davis Cup match Spain vs Germany against Germany's Andreas Beck at the Marbella bullring, on July 12, 2009.
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Spanish Juan Carlos Ferrero celebrates with teammates after winning the fifth Davis Cup match Spain vs Germany against Germany's Andreas Beck at the Marbella bullring, on July 12, 2009.

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Another veteran. Another hero. How nice for Ferrero after all he's been through to enjoy such a season.

3 comments:

pompelmo said...

I can't care less about Davis Cup. I even don't like doubles. Tennis is an individual sport. This is what defines the game. Your skills, your psychology, your tactics... All depends on you.

MarcusB said...

It's been wonderful to witness JC's Indian summer. His third round match at Wimbledon with Gonzo was for me the match of the tournament, and the match with Santoro was also highly entertaining. It's a shame he was in Murray's quarter of the draw there because his game just doesn't match up well against the Scot.

sG said...

Yay Juan Carlos...! Oh my god Juan, you are ripped!!! :drools: