Australia Make a Stupid Decision and Choose Grass for Their Davis Cup Tie with Switzerland

by The Insider on August 9, 2011 · 2 comments

in ATP News

For some reason Australia has chosen to play on grass for their upcoming Davis Cup tie with Switzerland in September. This choice seems foolish considering Roger Federer is pretty much unbeatable on grass!

I can only think this is because they are going to play Tomic and Guccione who both have very large serves and their best surface is grass. However, they need to basically win 2 singles and the doubles, because they will lose 2 singles rubbers to Roger Federer.

There has been no official comment from Tennis Australia on why they select grass over the other surfaces.

The Australia-Switzerland winner will advance to the topflight World Group next year.

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karry August 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

This article is stupid. That was the best choise because of Hewitt and Tomic. Roger is the best on grass but team it’s not only Roger. And Aussies are worse on clay and hard than on grass at this moment.

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The Insider August 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

But you have to expect Roger to win 2 rubbers. Thus, they only need 1 more rubber to get win the tie. Wawrinka is ok on grass, plus they have a strong doubles team. Australia to lose 4-1.

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