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Davis Cup Official
Draw for USA and Romania & Press Conference Excerpts
by The Social Diary Columnist &
Photographer Margo Schwab
The following is the draw
information provided by the USTA for the Davis Cup matches February
10th-12th, 2006 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla.
The draw took place February 9th, 2006 at the Marine Air Force
Station in Miramar.
Friday, February 10 -- 11:00 a.m. PT
Singles A: Andy Roddick (USA) vs. Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Singles B: James Blake (USA) vs. Victor Hanescu (ROM)
Saturday, February 11 -- 1:00 p.m. PT
Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) vs. Hanescu - Pavel (ROM)
Sunday, February 12 -- 11:00 a.m. PT
Singles C: Roddick vs. Hanescu
Singles D: Blake vs. Pavel
The players and Team Captains fielded
questions afterwards. Highlights included:
Andy Roddick pointing out the USA Team's
chemistry as being a big factor in their playing achievements.
Bob Bryan: "You know, we're ready
for the pressure. I think we have the experience. I think we can
go all the way this year. We have a good team."
And Mike and Bryan are familiar with the
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club from years back.
Bob Bryan: "In high school we played
the Pacific Coast Doubles. When we were at Stanford, we came down
here to play the doubles championships." (Editor's note:
the Pacific Coast Doubles are played at the La Jolla Beach &
James Blake added his comments about the
Davis Cup competition itself.
"Every time I get to (sic "a" ) chance to play
Davis Cup, it's one of the most exciting things in my life, and
really enjoyable. So I'm going to try to enjoy this. What's to
come, I can't tell you. If I could."
Andy Roddick interjects "You'd
be Miss Cleo."
James Blake replies "No, I wouldn't, she was kind of fake."
The Romanian Davis Cup Team then
Regarding the order of the draw. Captain
Segarceanu answered "Yes. I'm
satisfied with this. I mean, I was hoping Andrei will play first.
Because Andrei is more experienced."
Victor Hanescu remarking on a past match
with James Blake in New Haven.."Was a tough match, three
sets. I think I learned something from that match. Now I am prepared
Andrei Pavel commenting on playing against
Andy Roddick and James Blake "I mean, you know, Andy is No.
3 in the world. James had a pretty good year last year. He started
this year very good, too. I beat them both. I lost to both, as
I hope tomorrow I going to start the Davis
Cup well, and I hope I bring the first point for our team and
maybe make it 1-0 instead of 0-1. Of course, Andy is amazing player,
so we'll see what happen tomorrow."
Excerpts were taken from transcripts
provided by FastScripts by ASAP Sports
* Margo Schwab has
produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media
organizations since 1989. Schwab has a B.A. degree
from Scripps College and a Masters of
Business degree from the University of San Diego.
Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also
continues to lobby for water safety and for family violence mitigation.
Schwab is the owner and publisher of The Social Diary.
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