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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 & Tennis Club)

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 answered questions.

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 for tomorrow."

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 well.

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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