Originally posted by Rebecca
I believe that they were saving Corretja for the doubles and in case he was needed, the fifth rubber.
As opposed to putting the pressure of 3 matches on his shoulders.
True. But Alex's record against the Aussies were also mentioned as one of the reasons. Anyhow...I hope Juanqui's in the team, but if he isn't, it would be okay as long as Spain wins the next tie. I'm sure he won't be left out too often. Well, in fact, he did play Younes last year in DC, maybe head-to-head is not a considering factor
. And his record against Ljubicic is better
, at least they have to consider him first before Carlos
I know some of you (or most) don't like Ivan, but I like him, maybe bcos of his background, having to go thru adversity at young age. It makes a person to learn to put things in perspective a lot earlier than others (say those real spoiled brat). I like ppl who's really passionate for their country. Here's what I read that he said after the win:
''This felt really good to win all three matches,'' he said. ''As our highest-ranked player, I felt the pressure, the expectations to do that. In 1997 against Finland, yes Finland, I lost all three. My teammates wouldn't talk to me. I cried on the plane ride home. This is better. That was sad.''
Ah, his teammates then were a little mean.
Anyhow, another month and a half before the next tie. We'll see.
BTW, RF, thanks for translating the spanish news for us.