Misha will play!!! ... Davai!!!
Davydenko to open for confident Russians
Nikolay Davydenko and Juan Ignacio Chela will open the 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final, with the pressure on the Russian world No. 3 to overturn a 0-5 record against the Argentine.
What is regarded as the marquee match-up of the weekend, Marat Safin versus David Nalbandian, will be the second rubber of the opening day, it was revealed at the draw on Thursday. With Nalbandian also selected for the doubles, the world No. 8 currently has a tough work schedule, being slated to play three matches in a row.
The full draw is as follows, although changes to the line-ups on Saturday and Sunday can still be made up to an hour before play starts:
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Marat Safin (RUS) v David Nalbandian (ARG)
Dmitry Tursunov/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Agustin Calleri/David Nalbandian (ARG)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v David Nalbandian (ARG)
Marat Safin (RUS) v Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)