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Davis Cup 2004 Spain vs USA

i just thought we could talk about the davis cup and rafael here lol. There hasn't been many post lately so i thought i'd start with something new
Spain unchanged for Davis Cup final

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Spain named an unchanged team on Tuesday for next month's Davis Cup final against the United States in Seville. World number five Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, teenager Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo will form the quartet for the tie in the southern city on December 3-5.

The same team secured a 4-1 victory over France in September

Moya and Ferrero, who has been struggling with form this year, are likely to play the singles rubbers with Nadal and Robredo continuing their doubles partnership.

A vociferous capacity crowd of 22,000 is expected at the converted Olympic stadium as Spain aim for their second title in four years.

Spain won the Davis Cup in 2000 and reached the finals last year when they lost to Australia in Melbourne.


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thanks yeah...here's another article about it if you're interested...I've translated it for you down the bottom...

Ferrero, Moyà, Nadal y Robredo jugarán la final

Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyà, Rafael Nadal y Tommy Robredo componen el equipo de España que jugará la final de la Copa Davis contra Estados Unidos, entre los próximos 3 y 5 de diciembre en el estadio de La Cartuja de Sevilla, lo que supone la repetición, por parte del denominado G-3 que forman Juan Bautista Avendaño, Josep Perlas y Jordi Arrese, del equipo que ganó a Francia en las semifinales (4-1) y a Holanda en la anterior eliminatoria de cuartos de final (4-1).

"Es el mejor equipo para la final", dijo Avendaño, en una rueda de prensa junto al presidente de la Real Federación Española de Tenis, Agustín Pujol, en que también anunció que han invitado a Feliciano López y Fernando Verdasco para que acudan como jugadores suplentes.

Además, Guillermo García, compañero de entrenamientos de Ferrero, podría hacer de ´sparring´ del equipo para preparar la final. Los jugadores tienen previsto llegar a Sevilla el viernes 26.

Tanto Avendaño, portavoz del cuerpo técnico, como Arrese y Perlas, se mostraron optimistas ante las opciones de triunfo de España ante Estados Unidos, "a pesar de que el final de año no ha sido muy bueno para nuestros jugadores", como admitió Avendaño, que destacó sin embargo que la final, en casa y sobre tierra batida, no tendrá "nada que ver con lo que han jugado ultimamente", y que España es favorita.

"Jugamos en tierra, en casa y ante unos 23.000 espectadores, y con un equipo que lleva 11 eliminatorias sin perder. Lo tenemos todo para pensar en ganar y somos favoritos, sin ánimo de menospreciar a nadie", subrayó Avendaño, que destacó las "ganas increíbles" de los jugadores, sobre todo de Moyà, dado que fue el gran ausente en la final de 2000 en Barcelona que dio a España su primera y única Copa Davis.

Para Jordi Arrese, sin embargo, no importa quiénes sean los rivales. "Lo más importante es que los nuestros estén al máximo nivel porque son los mejores en tierra batida y, con todo el respeto, no nos debe preocupar lo más mínimo

quién vaya a venir", sentenció.


Ferrero, Moyà, Nadal and Robredo will play the final

Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyà, Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo will make up the Spanish team that will play the Davis Cup final against the USA between the 3-5 December in the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, which is the same team (chosen by the G3: Juan Bautista Avedaño, Josep Perlas and Jordi Arrese) that beat France in the semis (4-1) and Holland in the previous quarter final tie (4-1).

"It's the best team for the final", said Avedaño in a press conference along with the president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Agustín Pujol, during which it was also announced that Feliciano López and Fernando Verdasco had been invited to attend as reserve players.

Besides that, Guillermo García, Ferrero's training partner could do the sparring for the team to prepare for the final. The players are due to arrive in Seville on Friday the 26th.

Avedaño, spokesperson for the technical body, as well as Arrese and Perlas are optimistic of Spain's chances of winning against the USA, "despite the fact that the end of the year hasn't been very good for our players" admitted Avedaño, he also pointed out that the final, at home and on clay, would be "nothing like the way they have been playing recently" and that Spain is the favourite.

"We're playing on clay at home and in front of about 23 000 fans and with a team that hasn't lost in 11 ties. We've got everything going for us and we are the favourites, without meaning to underestimate anyone" underlined Avedaño, who mentioned the players' "incredible desire", especially Moyà's, since he was absent in the final in 2000 in Barcelona which gave Spain its one and only Davis Cup title.

For Jordi Arrese, it doesn't matter who their opponents are. "The most important thing is that our guys are at their best because they're the best on clay and, with all due respect, we shouldn't have to worry at all about who's coming (from the US team)"
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Re: Davis Cup 2004 Spain vs USA

Thanx Emilita hopefully there will be more news in the next few weeks

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I'm sure there will be!
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For Jordi Arrese, it doesn't matter who their opponents are. "The most important thing is that our guys are at their best because they're the best on clay and, with all due respect, we shouldn't have to worry at all about who's coming (from the US team)"
Mmm... that sounds a bit cocky to me! I think it's very dangerous to say things like that... you never know what's gonna happen!

But best of luck to the guys, I do hope they'll win of course!

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yeah that's what I thought too! especially as the whole Spanish team is dodgy at the moment with injuries etc. I hope they're not going to regret putting Nadal/Robredo in when they could have put López/Verdasco...

I also still think they'll win, but I would not be going around saying those things. Haha Jordi is such a classic though...how can I be angry with him?!
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i also think they should not be overconfident.... they're better claycourters and are certainly favourites having home advantage and all... but the Americans are no pushovers...I'm sure they'll be trying very hard...plus i think the pressure is off them since everyone's thinking Spain's gonna win (God i hope so...)

anyways, i hope all the players have recovered from various injuries, slump, etc...
best of luck to spain!
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I don't care about anything except Tommy and Nadal must play the doubles, the other ones are not suitable to play on the clay!

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I can't wait to watch the spain vs. us davis cup. i hope raphael will win for the singles. nadal has a nice tan. go spain! and go u.s.a.!! my favorite players: marat, nadal, guga, the bryan bros, moya, ferrero
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hopefully there will be decent coverage on TV...

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Re: Davis Cup 2004 Spain vs USA

there will be virtually none on aussie free to air which sucks! Man i wish my parents would just get cable instead of the foreign crap they have now!!!

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lol yeah...I can guarantee we probably won't even hear about it in Aus...that's what happened in 2002 when it was France v Russia...since Australia wasn't playing they didn't pay any attention to it at all...grrr so annoying. Looks like I'll have to rely on livescores once AGAIN!
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lol yeah...I can guarantee we probably won't even hear about it in Aus...that's what happened in 2002 when it was France v Russia...since Australia wasn't playing they didn't pay any attention to it at all...grrr so annoying. Looks like I'll have to rely on livescores once AGAIN!
I know how crap is that!!! and the news is like crap as in covering these things!!! Australian Free to air sucks majorly!

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I doubt that we will get coverage in Holland... I think they only show Davis Cup when Holland is playing. So yeah, live scores for me too... and I'm crossing my fingers that my Spanish friend will be kind enough to tape some of the matches for me!

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