Not a good day for the Spanish Davis Cup team – both Ferrer and Verdasco lost their singles matches. The team will have to win all of the remaining matches if they are to progress to the next round.
Well, day two is complete and so is Spain’s 2010 Davis Cup. They lost the doubles
Despite missing both Rafa and Verdasco, Spain beat Switzerland 4-1 to make it through to the Davis Cup semi-finals. They will take on the French team the weekend after Wimbledon in France.
…or at least that’s the word used by Iain Rogers in this Reuters article.
“Right now, this week and these first few days back, it’s a matter of taking things slowly,” Nadal said in a courtside interview after his first training session of the month.
“I think things are progressing very well,” added the 23-year-old Spaniard. “I have been working with the appropriate machines to help the tear heal as quickly as possible and also done a lot of physical work
I have to say that I’m a bit ticked Rafa likes this idea. I love Davis Cup and feel that this proposal will kill everything that’s good about it. It will also be a huge hit in the pocket book for national tennis federations. The proposal sounds more “entertainment” focused than tennis focused. I want tennis, not spectacle for spectacle’s sake. I understand and support the desire to shorten the season, but not at the expense of Davis Cup. Then again, that’s the whole problem isn’t it? What is going to give?
The 2010 Davis Cup draw took place this morning and it’s got people in a tizzy. Why? Spain will host Switzerland in the first round. Yes, that’s right: people are already drooling over a possible Rafa/Roger match.
The full draw for the 2010 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group is as follows:
SPAIN (s)(c) v SWITZERLAND
GERMANY (s) v FRANCE (c)
RUSSIA (s)(c) v INDIA
ARGENTINA (s) v SWEDEN (c)
ECUADOR v CROATIA (s)(c)(*)
SERBIA (c)(*) v USA (s)