Originally posted by Rebecca
Where did the Americans say they would win 5-0?
Are you sure that they didn't say they would LIKE to win 5-0?
It was a brief interview on Croatian tv. Yes, I'm SURE. When asked what his prognosis for this tie was, Mardy Fish said "5-0 for USA" with an arrogant sneer on his face, turned around, and walked away from the reporter. I swear to God, I'm not making this up. PMac said the same thing in his interview.
While James Blake said that while he always comes into a tie believing they will win, we'll see what happens. Now THAT's how you answer a question like that. Not even a hint of a 5-0 wipeout, or the attitude of "we'll wipe the court with your asses 'cause we're the almighty Americans". I love James. He really is ultra classy. He applauded several of Mario's shots during the match.