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Davis Cup Qualifiers 2023 - Colombia vs GB - 3-4 Feb


Some of the draws are out for the DC ties. Britain will be sometime this evening as play starts tomorrow

www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/qualifiers/2023.aspx

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Friday 8pm UK time
R1: Nicolas Mejia WR 253 vs Daniel Evans WR 30
R2: Nicolas Barrientos WR 510 vs Cameron Norrie WR 11

Saturday 5pm UK time
R3: Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah CR 46 (23+23) vs Daniel Evans & Neal Skupski CR 83 (82+1)
R4: Nicolas Mejia WR 253 vs Cameron Norrie WR 11
R5: Nicolas Barrientos WR 510 vs Daniel Evans WR 30



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Dan in the doubles......

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JonH comes home wrote:

COLOMBIA
Daniel Elahi GALAN
Date of birth: 18 Jun 1996
Singles ranking: 70
Doubles ranking:
Nicolas MEJIA
Date of birth: 11 Feb 2000
Singles ranking: 260
Doubles ranking: 183
Nicolas BARRIENTOS
Date of birth: 24 Apr 1987
Singles ranking: 508
Doubles ranking: 66
Juan-Sebastian CABAL
Date of birth: 25 Apr 1986
Singles ranking:
Doubles ranking: 27=
Robert FARAH
Date of birth: 20 Jan 1987
Singles ranking:
Doubles ranking: 27=


Cristian Rodriguez (age 32) SWR 793 / DWR 96 has replaced Galan so they now have 4 doubles specialists in their team!



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Jan wrote:

Dan in the doubles......


If Dan plays he will be only the 2nd non doubles specialist after Andy Murray to play a doubles rubber in Leon Smiths 12 1/2 years of captaincy.



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We really should win this. Only doubles that we might lose/ probably might lose.

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Friday 8pm UK time
R1: Nicolas Mejia WR 253 vs Daniel Evans WR 30
R2: Nicolas Barrientos WR 510 vs Cameron Norrie WR 11

Saturday 5pm UK time
R3: Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah CR 46 (23+23) vs Daniel Evans & Neal Skupski CR 83 (82+1)
R4: Nicolas Mejia WR 253 vs Cameron Norrie WR 11
R5: Nicolas Barrientos WR 510 vs Daniel Evans WR 30


 Mejia lost in 3 sets to Jay Clarke in a challenger 12 months ago. 



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The BBC article talks about using pressureless tennis balls. I must admit I have no idea about the different types of balls. Can anyone shed any light please? Sorry if there's not a brief explanation!!

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The BBC article talks about using pressureless tennis balls. I must admit I have no idea about the different types of balls. Can anyone shed any light please? Sorry if there's not a brief explanation!!


 From the internet

Pressureless tennis balls are made up of a harder rubber material on the inside than pressurised tennis balls, making them feel harder and more dead to strike. This also results in the ball bouncing lower than a pressurised tennis ball.



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Basically they wont fly and bounce as much with the altitude

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Pressureless Tennis Balls
Pressureless balls, on the other hand, feel a little dead right from the start. But, over time, as the felt fabric cover on the ball wears away and the rubber inside softens, these balls actually become more bouncy. While that sounds good, the fact that these balls are heavier means that they strike your racquet with more force. And they require your arm and the rest of your body to use more force in hitting them. The result can be an increase in injury. And while the balls may become bouncier, their spin response decreases over time. A definite negative in these days when so many people are trying to generate spin on their serves and ground strokes.

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A bit of Googling , not my writing

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Thanks, sorry to have been lazy! I didn't even know these different types existed.

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People have started playing with these at my club - Tretorn is a popular choice. They definitely feel heavier to strike, the only advantage I have noticed (which wont be relevant to DC ) is they seem to absorb less water when playing on wet courts.

Even in the club box league matches, some people are refusing to play with them.

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I guess at altitude they just wont fly as much and will play more like normal tennis balls at normal altitude? But I imagine they will still feel different and take some getting used to for the guys

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