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Old 11-04-2016, 05:36 PM   #548
Brian Swartz
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Join Date: May 2006
World Team Cup Semifinals
Sri Lanka vs. France, Grass

Monday: G. Girsh d. T. Bourdet, 6-7(1), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Tuesday: P. Mooljee d. D. Poilblan, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1
Wednesday: S. Ujjaval/H. Ganeshwaran d. G. Monfils/B. Doumer, 7-5, 6-2, 1-6, 4-6, 9-7
Thursday: P. Mooljee d. T. Bourdet, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Friday: G. Girsh d. D. Poilblan, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Sri Lanka defeats France, 5-0!!

I certainly didn't expect to get through this with no losses. Girsh was a drama queen once again, this time to start things off, and a surprising win in foiling a doubles comeback clinched it for us. Our final opponent will be Argentina, who didn't drop a set against Sweden. And this one could be trouble. It's a clay setup which will definitely favor them. The same situation that got us into trouble against Germany with Benda a few years back could well repeat itself. Gustavo Caratti will be heavily favored in his matches, and we'll be underdogs in doubles as well. We can handle Tristan Benitez easily enough I think but that would still get us only to two wins. Either doubles or Mooljee against Caratti needs to get us an upset for the win. With it being on clay, Argentina will be favored to end our run of nearly four years without a loss in the WTC. On any other surface, I think we'd win easily.

Coming Up ...

Mehul will be in action next week, and then everyone gets back at it for Shanghai the week after.

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