2016 Davis Cup WG SF: [5]France vs Croatia? (c) (FRA 2 - 3 CRO WINS)

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Who will win: France or Croatia?

Poll closed Sep 17, 2016.
  1. France

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Croatia

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. masterclass

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    France with so many talented players from which to choose.

    Captain Yannick Noah gives his team an evaluation :lulz1:


    The draw:
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    The Stage:

    Zadar, Croatia, Kresimir Cosic Hall - Indoor hard, CPR: medium slow

    Poll: France or Croatia?

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    [42]Borna Coric and [17]Richard Gasquet start it off at 2:00 pm local time in Croatia (1 pm BST).

    Which player takes the 1st rubber?

    Highlight match is probably the next one between world #11 and 2014 USO winner Marin Cilic, and fast rising world #18 22 year old 2016 US Open Quarterfinalist Lucas Pouille.

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    This seems like more even match. I am surprised France have Pouille playing singles, why not Monfils or Tsonga or Simon instead?
     
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    I've voted Croatia but changed my mind. France to win 3-2. I think they win the doubles for sure. The singles are hard to call... but I'll go with a 2-2 split.
     
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    I am going for France. Doubles are theirs for sure.

    Coric is injured, so I think he will lost on Friday with Gasquet. And then France needs just one more single to win. And think they can do it.
     
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    Rafa has gastroenteritis so Feli is playing for him but he will be able to play tomorrow or Sunday singles or doubles
    I can't believe after to win the DC so many times they did so bad the last two years :-(
     
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    Rchie won the first set but was broken in the second
     
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    Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-1 7-6(4) 2-6 6-2
    Richard Gasquet (France) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-2 7-6(5) 6-1
     
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    @britbox, DId you not like it in the original post?

    Or maybe you thought it was worth repeating? :)

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    30 year old Richard Gasquet overwhelming (with exception of tiebreaker 2nd set) 19 year old #NextGen star Borna Coric in his backyard.
    Good match from Richard. Backhand was too solid. Coric imploded too much on this medium-slow court.

    In the other match (I have no video for it yet) Cilic was a bit too much for 22 year old Lucas Pouille. Cilic powered his way through this court, and even though Pouille battled, he was worn down by the end.

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    Hope Mahut/Herbert can win today, we badly needs this point
     
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    Croatia's Cilic & Dodig d. France's world #1 doubles team of Mahut/Robert 7-6(6), 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-3 to give Croatia a 2-1 lead going into the final day. I didn't see the match but I imagine the crowd had to help pull them through those tiebreakers.

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    Rafa's stomach disagrees with curry.

    They had arguments with the team captains in last two years, no? No wonder they didn't do well if they didn't want to play.
     
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    Yep, there was certain disagreements with certain captain but fortunately those problems have finished :)
     
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    Unfortunately they lost today. I wanted them to win for you. French players take Davis Cup seriously and I want them to win one of these soon.
     
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    A fired up Marin Cilic took down Richard Gasquet in straights, 6-3, 6-2,75 to win the tie.

    France's Lucas Pouille routined Marin Draganja in the dead rubber 6-4, 6-4.

    Croatia moves on to the final!

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    awful result for captain Noah, sad for the team
     
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