"Francia es más difícil que Rusia"
"France is more difficult than Russia"
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Tito Vazquez defined the team: Monaco, Nalbandian, Zeballos Schwank and play next week for a place in the final of the tournament, even with "low key", the captain knows it will be a tough opponent. By Maximiliano Boso / THE NATION
September 8, 2010 - 00:59
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Form a Davis Cup team is never a minor decision, but sometimes the equipment is more sung than others. If this time there were many more assurances that the presence of David Nalbandian, U.S. Open moved the shelf as a few times. For that and other reasons the determination of Modesto Vazquez was not either. To measure with France between 17 and 19 of the current, next week, those elected were Juan Monaco (32 of the ranking), David Nalbandian (33 °), Eduardo Schwank (57 °) and Horacio Zeballos (61 °). Along the way were Leonardo Mayer and Juan Ignacio Chela.
Federico Delbonis as sparring, will travel tomorrow, with the coaching staff and Monaco, while Nalbandian will join in the scale of Madrid, and Zeballos Schwank and when they finish their participation in the U.S. Open.
In a multitude of options, the most concrete and it seems that Monaco will be Nalbandian and Schwank-Zeballos singlistas double. Thus, Nalbandian will play No. 2 and an eventual fifth point, as it happened in previous installments of obligation, because their ranking was too low. However, any outside Monaco singlista this time would give Nalbandian the No. 1 and the possibility of playing the first game on Sunday. Even if this possibility could be Schwank Zeballos or play singles the first day. Of course that would remove Monaco for singles, because the No. 1 real one can not replace lower ranking.
Of course this is speculation with no results. And Tito Vazquez knows, as he said yesterday in an interview with La Nacion. "First I thought the players who are to form part of the team. Leo is going through a no confidence, had the clarity to say he was not mentally prepared for the series, which would not be good for the team. Chela is more focused on the circuit playing five-set Davis, with that responsibility, but it was one of the few considered until the last minute to join the team. Pico has credit, often played by the delivery was important. In Ostrava, had a decent game against Berdych, two sets to one up and 2-1 in the fourth. "
- But what happens if you reach the fifth item?
"Do not talk of assumptions, I hope we get to the fifth point, we'll see who plays. Sometimes, the second singlistas have changed. We'll see how we are there, who is best and what happens. No matter who is one or two, regardless of who can beat whom. The team is determined, then I go day after day. There are five hard points and each player has to play their best to work with some point.
"So the logic that it is Nalbandian 2 of the team so far was good.
-Mayer won a singles point in Stockholm and won the doubles in Russia. What is the logic?
- Do you feel that you are still having a bit of luck? Tsonga Benneteau will not either.
"Without doubt they are important players. It is also hard to say something because we have to see what happens that day. For us it is important that Schwank and Zeballos are winning in doubles at the U.S. Open. Hopefully they are on track to become an important partner because it is a team game and you have to play as many games as possible to understand you with your partner with your eyes closed. All five games can lose or win. France is definitely the favorite. The statistics say: we won all four times. You should go with the humility of long talk the day after, and work and not be looking if he wins this or that. It is thought, but more important is the team. And the good news is that we will be together for several days before the series, as we do in Ostrava.
- Is there anything like the series with Russia now? It seems more accessible than before.
"No, France is deeper than Russia. It has a double replacement stronger and more important. With Spain are the two largest players have a certain level. To me it's more difficult for Russia.
- Sweat a lot with everything that happened?
"Unfortunately, this was the parameter since we started to drink and, fortunately, now I went to France, something that had not happened to the rest of the teams.