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Tomas Petera : Worst Fed Cup Captain EVER!

I'm still in huge shock! Italy beeats Czechs 3-2 on Doubles matchs but Tomas Petera (Czechs captain) made maybe the most decison ever in Fed Cup!

He choose Kveta Peschke and Nicole Vaidisova for play Doubles...
Vaidisova is #358 in Doubles and is 1-3 this season...
Peschke lost her 2 Singles match and her game just collapsed in 3rd ste gainst Pennetta, she was tired and I think one of her leg was not OK...

But Petera said: (form ww.fedcup.com)

Czech captain Thomas Petera made a controversial last-minute decision to replace Iveta Benesova in the doubles with Vaidisova, a move that failed to pay off, but he defended his
gamble.

“If you look at the result then probably you can say it was the wrong decision but if I had to I would choose the same team again,” he said

So in his head that was Peschke who was tired with Benesova or Vaidisova...
Well, it's true then Vaidisova was great in this Tie but she's not a Doubles player at all! I would have expect Benesova/Koukalova or maybe Beneosva/Peschke because they had amazign result but not Vaidisova/peschke who never play or even pratice together before this match and also are 16 years old and 30 years old

I hate this Captain
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What, worse than BJK? Tough...

And surely no worse than John "lets whine about all US top players so they won't play" McEnroe or John "lets put Hewitt in doubles match instead of Woodbridge" Fitzgerald.
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No, the worst was Serbian ex-captain (2004) who, after Jelena Dokic had withdrawn due to the injury before her match against Karatancheva, decided to forfeit the match because, in her own words "either of the replacements would have lost anyway". Talk about team spirit there.
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Yes BJK's 'u practice with someone other than the team u must die' rule was a bit out there j/k

@ least JCap was practicing though, things could have been worse...
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No, the worst was Serbian ex-captain (2004) who, after Jelena Dokic had withdrawn due to the injury before her match against Karatancheva, decided to forfeit the match because, in her own words "either of the replacements would have lost anyway". Talk about team spirit there.
That's terrible I didn't know that...
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OMG the Benesova/Peschke team was sooooo obvious

I mean, they won together this year Tier II Paris, were finalists at Tier I Charleston (beating Raymond/Stubbs & Navratilova/Groenefeld), were semifinalist in Tier II Antwerp and reached the 3rd round in Roland Garros (beating seeds Dementieva/Bovina 62 61 in the 2nd round!)


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Who cares.

And Benesova is in terrible form anyway.

Go Italy!
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Who cares.

And Benesova is in terrible form anyway.

Go Italy!
But she's in fire in Doubles... and is czech #1 in Doubles (as #29th)
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You can't call someone a bad coach without being in their position. If you think you're such a great coach, why weren't you coaching them the other day?? Besides, you are equally as unsure of the result if you paired doubles the way you wanted it to be paired so

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stupid decision. Vaidisova has awful touch and while boom boom serve is effective in singles in doubles you're better of with a well placed serve as you can't rely on the easy put away shot.

I was shocked not to see Kveta/Iveta in the doubles.
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No, the worst was Serbian ex-captain (2004) who, after Jelena Dokic had withdrawn due to the injury before her match against Karatancheva, decided to forfeit the match because, in her own words "either of the replacements would have lost anyway". Talk about team spirit there.

I when reading that one but although it sounds funny its a terrible horrible thing to say publicly..its better to put anybody to replace dokic, know she will get slaughtered but at least lie in public and say you have a chance....on the other hand u do have to respect her honesty cause in sports the underdogs always say they have a chance but 99% of the time they get a beatdown for their troubles

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Yea...not a good decision...I think Czech should be in the Worl Group next year, but some stupid things like that kept them from winning. Although i believe that Vaidisova looked great so far when he decided to play her in dubs so i guess it was not that risky.
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OMG the Benesova/Peschke team was sooooo obvious

I mean, they won together this year Tier II Paris, were finalists at Tier I Charleston (beating Raymond/Stubbs & Navratilova/Groenefeld), were semifinalist in Tier II Antwerp and reached the 3rd round in Roland Garros (beating seeds Dementieva/Bovina 62 61 in the 2nd round!)

Bovina/Dementieva weren't seeded!

Bovina ranking = 93
Dementieva ranking = 23

Benesova/Peschke were seed 15th. They then lost to 1 seeded 6-1 6-2!
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Ugh, bad move putting Nikki in doubles.

She just doesn't have a clue about how to play doubles. Her volleys are crap, and as mentioned earlier, doesn't have much touch.

I'm shocked they didn't choose Benesova. Even though she hasn't had a great year in singles, she and Kveta have been carving it up.


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you'd think the captain would know the difference between singles in doubles (for people that don't play tennis, it is a completely different ball game from singles)
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