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World Group Quarterfinal: Spain at U.S.A. (April 6-8, 2007)

LaTenista
02-15-2007, 03:35 PM
I'm trying to go. However on the USTA website there aren't even any ticket prices. Currently they are on sale for USTA members only.

Has anyone bought any and if so, what are the prices? :wavey:

We could use this thread to plan meet ups too.

Foosimoo
02-15-2007, 11:52 PM
I'm a USTA member and from NC of course, so I might try to be there ;)

Deboogle!.
02-16-2007, 06:20 PM
Usually the range is 90 to 375 for the whole day. We have always bought the $250 level and always been happy with that. From what people in the Andy forum said, the range for this tie is very similar.

edit: here you go :)
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=16575&bannerregion=

knight_ley
02-17-2007, 01:45 AM
I'm going! :woohoo:

I got my tickets on Thursday. They were like $90, $190, $290, $390 or something like that. We got the $290 cuz it sounded neat. :lol: And it was that price for all three days included. You had to buy for all three days. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-18-2007, 02:41 AM
are you SURE it can't be canceled? I doubt they've printed/sent the tickets yet, they might be willing to adjust the order or not charge you - it's worth a try.

smucav
02-19-2007, 03:47 PM
Here are the URLs for the event website and seating chart:

http://www.daviscupwinstonsalem.com/
http://www.ljvm.com/DavisCupseat.pdf

http://tinyurl.com/2vnsqqDavis Cup is hot ticket
More than 11,000 3-day books sold on first day, officials say
By John Delong
JOURNAL REPORTER
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Andy Roddick and the rest of the United States Davis Cup team want to play in front of a packed house at Joel Coliseum in April.

They're well on their way to getting their wish.

Tickets for the quarterfinal tie between the U.S. and Spain went on sale to the public yesterday, and they sold at such a brisk pace that USTA officials chose to open the entire upper deck and put additional tickets on sale.

As of last night, more than 11,000 three-day books had been sold, including all 6,400 in the lower deck. That left about 3,000 upper-deck seats available, with Joel Coliseum configured to hold 14,400 for tennis.

Bucky Dame, the director of Joel Coliseum, summed up the reaction of local organizers succinctly.

"Wow," Dame said. "What more can you say than, 'Wow.'

"This has been beyond all our expectations for the first day, and we know the USTA people are as happy as can be. In this business you don't want to talk about selling out just yet, but based on today, the potential is there. One thing we know already, it's going to be rocking."

Jeff Ryan, the USTA's director of team events, made the decision to open the entire upper deck after sales began so briskly yesterday morning. All remaining tickets are priced at $60 for the three-day book.

"Just watching the ticket orders come in this morning, it was amazing," Ryan said. "This shows there are people who are excited and ready to wrap their hands around this. And that's what the guys want.

That's what Andy and all the guys told me in the Czech Republic. They said, 'Sell it out for us. You know, we need a good crowd. This is going to be a big, tough tie, so give it your best.'

"To have the sheer volume of business right out of the gate like this has been nothing but impressive. And now our goal is to accommodate even more fans at an even more-affordable price."

The United States beat the Czech Republic earlier this month to advance. Captain Patrick McEnroe has already said that, barring injuries, his lineup will remain the same against Spain. Roddick, ranked No. 4 in the world, and No. 6 James Blake will play singles. Bob and Mike Bryan will play doubles.

Spain, which features No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal and two other players ranked in the top 15, beat Switzerland in the first round.

The tie is scheduled for April 6-8, with two singles matches on Friday, a doubles match on Saturday, and two reverse singles matches on Sunday.

The USTA limited tickets to the lower bowl when the U.S. beat India in a relegation match in 2001, in the only previous Davis Cup tie at Joel Coliseum.

From the time that Winston-Salem was selected as the host for the quarterfinals, Don Flow, the chairman of the Winston-Salem Organizing Committee, pushed the USTA to sell tickets to the upper deck, too. When a USTA pre-sale last week sold out in four hours and then the public sale started strong yesterday, the decision was made to offer upper-deck tickets at $90 and $60, and the $90 seats quickly sold out.

"Don has said he wants to make a statement to the USTA and show everyone that Winston-Salem can support major events in a big way, and he's done that and then some," Ryan said.

This will be the first meeting between the nations since Spain beat the U.S. in the 2004 Davis Cup final in Seville, Spain. More than 27,000 attended that tie daily.

"The last time we were in Spain, there were 27,000 people there a day," Ryan said. "I think Don knows that, recognizes that, and in his own way, realizing the capacity limitations of Joel Coliseum, wants to go sell that out and say, 'See, we can do the same thing you can.' It may not be the same number on a piece of paper, but the statement is, we can sell out a big facility for our neck of the woods in this country, and we can support our U.S. team."

Tickets will remain on sale until the arena is sold out. They can still be ordered at the Joel Coliseum box office or by calling 1-888-484-8782. The USTA does not determine specific seat locations at the time of purchase, and mails tickets at a later date.

The USTA has traditionally put single-session tickets on sale if any three-day books go unsold, but that is not in the works yet.

"We haven't even discussed that yet," Dame said. "In 2001, we didn't even think about that until a week or two before the matches. Obviously, if we sell out the three-day books, there won't be any single-day sales."

• John Delong can be reached at jdelong@wsjournal.com.

sodman12
02-20-2007, 03:01 AM
Is anyone else having trouble getting tickets to this event. Ive been trying to call to get tickets but it says they already sold out. Is this true? Does anyone know the right place to check for ticket availability? prices? ect.

Hendu
02-20-2007, 03:02 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=95860

Xristos
02-20-2007, 03:03 AM
Where is this tie being played?

I would say If in the states grass in Spain clay, no?

amierin
02-20-2007, 03:06 AM
It's in the States in the city of Winston-Salem, state of North Carolina. There were tickets available last night.
I believe it'll be on hardcourt-indoor.

sodman12
02-20-2007, 03:17 AM
Thanks for the link to the thread

tulie85
02-20-2007, 03:52 PM
Update:

The Ticket I Posted About Is No Longer For Sale.

LaTenista
02-20-2007, 09:29 PM
I just called and all they had left was the $60 level so I got that. :shrug:

RaffaNadal
02-21-2007, 06:13 AM
im not going but VAMOOOOS!

Deboogle!.
02-21-2007, 03:37 PM
I just called and all they had left was the $60 level so I got that. :shrug:Yeah, apparently the USTA pre-sale tickets sold out in hours instead of 2 days. and on Monday alone for the general public sale, they sold 11,000 tickets, so they're going to actually open up the upper bowl, which they had not been planning on using :eek:

This is really great for tennis in the US that they are selling so many tickets so fast. I'm really surprised.

LaTenista
02-21-2007, 06:31 PM
I'm not a USTA member and on Monday I was too busy. I'll be taking my digital camera (10x Optical & 4x Digital) but I doubt I'll get any usable pics as I probably won't even be able to see the ball.

smucav
02-22-2007, 09:31 PM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=16594&bannerregion=USA, Spain Davis Cup Quarterfinal On Record-Setting Sales Pace
By Tennis Week
02/21/2007

Davis Cup was elevated to new levels in North Carolina in the space of a four-hour span. The highly-anticipated Davis Cup quarterfinal clash between the host USA and Spain is six weeks away, but rapid tickets sales have prompted officials to reconfigure the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC to accommodate an anticipated sell-out crowd.

Tickets for the tie — which could feature four top 10 singles players in Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Tommy Robredo as well as the world's second-ranked doubles team in twins Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan — are selling at a record-setting pace, according to the USTA. Approximately 2,500 tickets remain for the April 6-8 tie in the 14,400-seat Coliseum.

"I just got off the phone with the folks in Winston-Salem and based on the record-setting pace of the tickets sales to this point, we're projecting a sell out," a USTA spokesman told Tennis Week.

Last Thursday, the USTA held a pre-sale for its members. The response was overwhelming as the entire allotment set aside for the the pre-sale sold out in less than four hours (some lower-level tickets are set aside for USTA, Spanish Tennis Federation and ITF officials as well as sponsors).

That ticket feeding frenzy prompted officials to open tickets sales to include the upper level of the Coliseum. On Monday, tickets went on sale to the general public and as of this afternoon only 2,500 tickets remain. Tickets are sold as a three-day series with prices ranging from $90 to $390, with VIP packages available, and can be purchased by calling (888) 484-8782 (USTA).

The USTA purchased print ads that ran in Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Greensboro over the weekend and conducted a direct-mail campaign to tennis enthusiasts in the area. The fact that Winston-Salem had virtually signed on as the quarterfinal host prior to the United States' 4-1 victory over the host Czech Republic earlier this month enabled the community to build interest in the event. Other factors include:

* The quarterfinal is a rematch of the 2004 Davis Cup final in which Spain stalled the U.S. hopes for its first Davis Cup championship since 1995 with a 3-2 victory before a record crowd of 27,206 fans on a red clay court in Seville.
* The tie potentially features four players with Grand Slam championships in Nadal, Roddick and the Bryan brothers.
* It marks the first time Winston-Salem has hosted a Davis Cup tie since the USA's 2001 World Group Playoff against India in 2001.
* The USTA promoted the tie as a regional event rather than a local one in tapping in to tennis communities ranging from Raleigh to Charlotte to Greensboro.
* The quarterfinal represents the first time the USA has played a Davis Cup tie on the East Coast since it scored a 4-0 victory over Belarus in the 2004 semifinals in Charleston.

"This [ticket sales] shows the North Carolina area is hungry for tennis," a USTA spokesman told Tennis Week. "It's an exciting match up in a strong area for tennis and the feedback from tennis fans has been fantastic."

The best-of-five match series begins Friday, April 6 with two singles matches, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Saturday’s schedule features the pivotal doubles match. The final day of play on Sunday will feature two reverse singles matches, when the No. 1 players square-off followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other in the final match.

The tie marks the return of Davis Cup play to the site of the 2001 Davis Cup World Group Playoff between the United States and India, which was the home debut for U.S. Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe, Roddick and rookie James Blake. This will be the eighth meeting between the United States and Spain in Davis Cup play. The United States leads the series, 4-3. Spain defeated the United States in the 2004 Davis Cup final in Seville the last time these two countries met.

Versus and The Tennis Channel will air daily coverage for the U.S. vs. Spain quarterfinal. Versus may provide live coverage with The Tennis Channel re-airing matches in prime-time.

beck
02-25-2007, 02:07 AM
If anyone has two tickets available ($300 range or higher) could you please email me at androgyne@livejournal.com?

:sobbing: I wanna goooooo.

bludvls849
03-14-2007, 12:54 AM
i'll be going...i live in raleigh so winston's not too far away...i bought the $90 tickets, hah, wonder what kind of seats im going to get =X

smucav
03-19-2007, 06:29 PM
http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?iType=921&inewsid=410766United States vs. Spain Davis Cup Quarterfinal Sold Out in Record Time
3/13/07 10:00 PM
Capacity Crowds of 14,453 to Fill Winston-Salem’s Joel Coliseum, April 6-8

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 13, 2007– The USTA has announced a record sell-out for the 2007 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal between the United States and Spain at Winston-Salem’s Joel Coliseum, April 6-8.

The capacity for the venue is 14,453, making it the highest attended Davis Cup in the United States in over 15 years and the third highest attended Davis Cup in U.S. history.

"Everything is in place for a memorable Davis Cup weekend,” said Arlen Kantarian, Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, USTA.

“We are thrilled that tennis fans from around the country and throughout the Winston-Salem area have supported this event.”

Play begins at 2 p.m. each day in the three-day, best of five match series. Two singles matches will be played on Friday. The doubles match is featured Saturday and two “reverse” singles matches are scheduled for Sunday.

The match is expected to feature three of the top six singles players in the world. No. 3 Andy Roddick and No. 6 James Blake have been mainstays on the U.S. Davis Cup team along with the world’s No. 1 doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan. No. 2 Rafael Nadal is expected to represent Spain.

Local organizers have planed a full week of activities in conjunction with the Davis Cup Quarterfinal, including street clinics, cardio tennis exhibitions and a concert in downtown Winston-Salem.

Versus will air live coverage daily at 2 p.m. ET and The Tennis Channel will air a primetime rebroadcast each evening beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

AIG is the official sponsor of the U.S. Davis Cup team. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

smucav
03-21-2007, 10:43 PM
http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?iType=921&inewsid=413041Roddick, Blake, and Bryans Named to Davis Cup Team
3/21/07 9:05 PM
By Jason Brown, USTA.com

Sticking with the mainstays that have carried the team in the past five ties, United States Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe nominated Andy Roddick, James Blake, Bob Bryan, and Mike Bryan to play for the U.S. in the 2007 World Group Quarterfinal against Spain.

Following an impressive 4-1, first round victory on the road in Ostrava over the Czech Republic, the U.S. will host Spain, April 6-8, at the sold-out Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The maximum capacity for the indoor arena, a three-day sell-out crowd of 14,453 will root on the Americans in their quest to take the next step toward winning the prestigious Davis Cup.

The expected crowd is the third-largest in U.S. Davis Cup history dating back to the final in 1990.

The city of Winston-Salem has special meaning to the U.S., as it was the site of Roddick and Blake’s first career Davis Cup ties and McEnroe’s debut as captain.

The best-of-five match series is expected to feature up to four of the top eight players in the world.

No. 3 Roddick and No. 8 Blake will play singles for the U.S., and Spain could counter with second-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 6 Tommy Robredo.

A cohesive, youthful, and talented U.S. squad, McEnroe has consistently selected Roddick (22-9) and Blake (12-8) as his singles stalwarts.

Extremely well-rounded, the team is boosted by the intimidating presence of the top-ranked doubles pair in the world, Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Bryans, 10-1 in their remarkable Davis Cup career, have won five consecutive doubles rubbers in a row, dropping just a single set over that span.

Mardy Fish, a member of the 2004 U.S. team that fell to Spain in the final in Seville, will travel with the team.

He will be joined by practice partner Donald Young, a left-handed top-ranked junior whose game is starting to mature.

Spanish captain Emilio Sanchez is scheduled to announce the make-up of his team on Monday, March 26 at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

To reach the quarterfinal, Spain came from behind to defeat host Switzerland in Geneva, 3-2. Nominated to play, but injured for that tie, Nadal has since won the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, including a victory over Roddick in the semifinals.

Versus will air live coverage daily at 2 p.m. ET and The Tennis Channel will air a primetime rebroadcast each evening beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

In the first round against the Czech Republic on indoor red clay, the U.S. was led by a pair of singles wins from Roddick, including one of his best Davis Cup victories ever, a four-set triumph over Czech No. 1 Tomas Berdych.

Play begins at 2 p.m. eastern each day in Winston-Salem. Two singles matches will be played on Friday, April 6.

The doubles match will take center-stage on Saturday, April 7. The weekend concludes on Sunday with the two reverse singles.

Local organizers in Winston-Salem have planed a full week of activities in conjunction with the Davis Cup quarterfinal, including street clinics, cardio tennis exhibitions and a concert in the downtown area.

The winner of the U.S.-Spain tie will advance to face either Sweden or Argentina in the World Group semifinals, September 21-23.

If the U.S. should defeat Spain, they are guaranteed to travel abroad in their next tie.

AIG is the official sponsor of the U.S. Davis Cup team. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

The Freak
03-23-2007, 03:44 AM
As expected, Blake, Roddick, and the Bryans will lead the US against Spain on April 6-8 at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on indoor hard courts. Nadal is expected to play for Spain. Fish is the emergency backup for the US while Donald Young is the practice partner for the guys. Any thoughts?

Fee
03-23-2007, 03:47 AM
Is Donald Young the only left handed pro in the US? Why is he there? He's not playing at their level yet and I cannot see how he will be helpful as a practice partner.

Anyway, I believe this tie will be closer than some other people may think, regardless of the surface. I hope the US team keeps that in mind. :)

Jimnik
03-23-2007, 03:48 AM
Roddick won't get a chance to play Nadal.

DMNRS22
03-23-2007, 03:49 AM
Blake will play Nadal

kobulingam
03-23-2007, 03:51 AM
As expected, Blake, Roddick, and the Bryans will lead the US against Spain on April 6-8 at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on indoor hard courts. Nadal is expected to play for Spain. Fish is the emergency backup for the US while Donald Young is the practice partner for the guys. Any thoughts?

I hope Nadal skips.

Metis
03-23-2007, 03:51 AM
Is Donald Young the only left handed pro in the US? Why is he there? He's not playing at their level yet and I cannot see how he will be helpful as a practice partner.

Anyway, I believe this tie will be closer than some other people may think, regardless of the surface. I hope the US team keeps that in mind. :)

Obviously in this case (practice partner) = (fetching coffee from Starbucks) :tape:

GlennMirnyi
03-23-2007, 04:00 AM
Will Blake take his ownage of Nadal to DC? He never plays well in DC matches.

keqtqiadv
03-23-2007, 04:02 AM
Spain 5-0

GlennMirnyi
03-23-2007, 04:03 AM
Spain 5-0

:lol: No, 4-1, the Bryans should win doubles. :p

Sjengster
03-23-2007, 04:16 AM
I assume the Spanish will use Ferrer as their second player given his results against Roddick on fast surfaces, including the win in Miami last year; that's probably their best chance of getting a point in the first two days, although Roddick would still be a considerable favourite.

Merton
03-23-2007, 04:19 AM
Roddick won't get a chance to play Nadal.

Will Blake take his ownage of Nadal to DC? He never plays well in DC matches.

This is a case where the US is expected to use a low-bouncing, fast hard court, so everything is in Blake's advantage. The score is expected to be 3-0 after day 2.

johnemms2003
03-23-2007, 04:41 AM
I wonder when was the last time Blake actually won a davis cup match. Jamesy is quickly becoming the master of dead rubbers! McEnroe is soon going to be out of his job but not his fault cause our team is really overrated. Poor Roddick is a lost soul especially in front of the net. James is really a tennis fan and not a player cause he applauds more than he actually wins points.

Sjengster
03-23-2007, 04:48 AM
Blake's last live singles win was over Quick Vic Hanescu in the first round last year against Romania (which, it should be remembered, was right after Roddick's surprise five-set defeat to Pavel in the opening match so he did have some pressure on his shoulders).

sodman12
03-23-2007, 05:55 AM
I'm attending this one. Hope it goes the distance but falls U.S.A.'s way in the end.

*Viva Chile*
03-23-2007, 07:59 AM
Will Blake take his ownage of Nadal to DC? He never plays well in DC matches.

if the Blake-Nadal match goes to a 5th set... all we know who will be the winner :lol:

SBruguera
03-23-2007, 06:48 PM
I would give the edge to the US on this surface.

maqk
03-23-2007, 07:43 PM
USA are favs i think cause of the doubles, they will win the tie

Margy
03-23-2007, 10:39 PM
I'm attending this one. Hope it goes the distance but falls U.S.A.'s way in the end.

Lucky you. I was thinking about going but hadn't made any arrangements and now I understand it is completely sold out. Bah...that's what I get for procrastinating. I think it will be awesome and I'm kicking myself for not just doing it. Hope Blake still has something after his early loss in Miami. Take photos if you're close enough and give us a write-up each night if you can. First-hand accounts from fans are so great. Have fun!

sodman12
03-24-2007, 12:56 AM
Yeah I go to NC state so I jumped on this one. I wont be close (close seats sold out fast) but I will take pics and post them for sure.

Havok
03-24-2007, 02:02 AM
USA 4-1, or 3-2. Depends on Blake.

knight_ley
03-24-2007, 03:30 PM
:banana: I just got my tickets in the mail. :banana:

LaTenista
03-24-2007, 04:31 PM
I got mine on Wednesday or Thursday. :)

knight_ley
03-24-2007, 07:59 PM
I had gotten some earlier this month, but they were the wrong ones so they made me send them back :lol: and then I got these ones from the venue. And the envelope was open! :eek: I had a minor heart attack when I opened it scared that the tix would be gone... luckily they were all there. ;)

bobito
03-24-2007, 09:43 PM
I`m happy for all =],but i`m not going

bobito
03-24-2007, 09:44 PM
I`m for Spain,of course.But i think USA are favourite

smucav
03-26-2007, 05:04 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-spsonynotes26mar26,0,5083267.story?coll=sfla-sports-headlinesDavis Cup decisions

Spain's Davis Cup captain Emilio Sanchez will announce his team today, but it's still a mystery whether 14th-ranked David Ferrer or sixth-ranked Tommy Robredo, who both advanced Sunday, will be playing No. 2 singles behind Nadal against the United States in the upcoming quarterfinal matchup (April 6-8) in Winston Salem, N.C.

Ferrer is 1-1 against Andy Roddick, America's No. 1 singles player, while Robredo is 0-7 against Roddick.

"I am one member of the team and if they want to make me play, I'm going to go," Robredo said. "It's [Sanchez's] decision and I'm going to support his decision and the team."

Cita
03-27-2007, 05:01 PM
Nadal is not playing... it is in Spanish, but in case someone is interested...

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/Rafael/Nadal/disputara/eliminatoria/Copa/Davis/Estados/Unidos/elpepudep/20070327elpepudep_12/Tes

smucav
03-28-2007, 04:28 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2007 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Quarterfinals and 26 Zonal ties to be played on 6-8 April.

Live scoring for all World Group ties will be available on the Davis Cup website throughout the weekend.

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

USA v SPAIN
Venue: Winston-Salem, NC, USA (hard – indoors)

USA
Andy Roddick
James Blake
Mike Bryan
Bob Bryan
Captain: Patrick McEnroe

Spain
Tommy Robredo
David Ferrer
Fernando Verdasco
Feliciano Lopez
Captain: Emilio Sanchez

bobito
03-28-2007, 04:41 PM
So u already now:Rafa won`t go

bobito
03-28-2007, 04:43 PM
It has been announced on Tuesday that, unfortunately, Rafa will not be able to represent Spain in their Davis Cup quarter final tie against the USA in Winstom-Salem, 6-8 April, in order to avoid further aggravating an existing foot pain.

Captain Emilio Sanchez announced that the team instead would be Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, and Fernando Verdasco.

In his statement, Rafa said: "Emilio (Sanchez) and I were analysing the situation and we have jointly decided that it is better for the team if I don't play in this Davis Cup tie against the USA.

"The fact is that I'm carrying a pain in my foot that I injured which is aggravating me, and we don't think I could manage another week playing on hard court. Davis Cup matches are best of five sets which makes it even more difficult.

"For me, Davis Cup is the most important competition as I represent Spain, my whole country, and it's because of this that I can't play in the tie. I can't go and not be at 100% because I would be deceiving the fans and my teammates. It's not the same as playing just for myself, like here in Miami where if I lose it's just me, and no-one else. In Davis Cup I play for my country and I can't run that risk.

"We have a good team and I hope we win to go on in the competition."

The Spanish team will travel to Winstom-Salem in North Carolina to play against the United States (Andy Roddick, James Blake, Bob Bryan, and Mike
Bryan) on 6-8 April. The winners will face either Sweden or Argentina in the semi finals in September.

Vamos, Spain!

mamasue
03-29-2007, 06:20 PM
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Rosa Luxembourg
03-29-2007, 08:32 PM
Nadal to Miss Spain's Davis Cup Match


MADRID, Spain -- Rafael Nadal will skip Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal match against the United States next month because of a lingering foot injury.

The second-ranked Nadal was left off the team for the April 6-8 match against the Americans in Winston-Salem, N.C., Spanish Tennis Federation spokesman Pedro Hernandez said Tuesday.

U.S. captain Pat McEnroe said he's surprised Nadal won't play.

"Part of me is happy, and part of me is sad," McEnroe said in Key Biscayne, Fla., where Nadal was competing in the Sony Ericsson Open. "Wearing the captain's hat, it's tougher for them, not having their best player. But as a fan, I would love to see him play."

Andy Roddick, who will play singles for the United States, said he was disappointed that Nadal will be absent and surprised by the decision.

"Personally, I don't know if you can play Davis Cup at your convenience," Roddick said. "I think it's a year-long commitment."

Nadal missed four months last year because of an injury to his right foot, and the problem resurfaced this month in Dubai.

Playing on hard courts might aggravate it, Hernandez said, so the team's captain and doctors decided to leave Nadal off the squad.

"I could knock him, but I'm not going to do that," McEnroe said. "Obviously he's healthy, but he's worried about beating himself up. He has played a lot of tennis, and it's in the middle of him getting ready for the clay-court season."

David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco will make up the team


Tennis-Roddick hoping to be fit for Spain Davis Cup tie

MIAMI, March 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe is hoping Andy Roddick will be available for next weekend's tie with Spain after an examination revealed his hamstring injury was not as severe as first thought.
Roddick suffered the injury during his Sony Ericsson Open quarter-final against Andy Murray on Wednesday and was forced to retire trailing 5-3 in the first set.
"It's a positive report," McEnroe said is statement released by the United States Tennis Association."The MRI done on Andy Roddick's hamstring came up negative.
"Andy tweaked a hamstring in the upper left part of his leg in about the fourth game of the match.
"The good news at least is that it is not torn, but it is a hamstring so that is kind of tricky.
"The word is from Andy that he is going to do everything he can to try to play in Davis Cup."
Roddick, a grand slam winner and former world number one, called for a medical timeout to receive treatment in the locker-room when he trailed Murray 4-3.
The third seed returned to the court but was immediately broken. Roddick walked to the net to shake hands before informing the umpire he could not continue.
"Immediately, I was thinking about it (Davis Cup) when I was out there," Roddick told reporters. "It's disappointing but right now I just want to focus on getting better.
"We have a pretty big weekend next weekend and that's obviously playing a part in the process."

jazar
03-29-2007, 08:33 PM
it would be a lot more interesting without them

Rosa Luxembourg
03-29-2007, 08:39 PM
so, considering Blake is in shit form, Nadal not playing and Roddick out (say he is), who is the favourite?

jazar
03-29-2007, 08:46 PM
spain, but it could be close

blosson
03-29-2007, 08:48 PM
it would be a lot more interesting without them

Most people who bought tickets want to see them.

jazar
03-29-2007, 08:53 PM
Most people who bought tickets want to see them.

but it is a foregone conclusion. without them it will be closer

mamasue
03-29-2007, 08:53 PM
Most people who bought tickets want to see them.

Speaking of . . . :)

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R.Federer
03-29-2007, 08:54 PM
I agree with Jazar, that in an odd way, this could make the competition much more fierce (albeit without star power). So doubles is a lock probably, but the singles could go any way.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-29-2007, 08:54 PM
spain, but it could be close

if Roddick doesn't play, who will play #2? Any info?

Andre♥
03-29-2007, 08:56 PM
if Roddick doesn't play, who will play #2? Any info?

It'll probably be Querrey.

Metis
03-29-2007, 08:57 PM
Probably Mardy Fish? :shrug:

jazar
03-29-2007, 08:58 PM
i'd say they would put fish in. its an important match and querrey could be a little over-rawed by the occasion

Rosa Luxembourg
03-29-2007, 09:01 PM
McEnroe definitely has to achieve something soon as a captatin. He has done nothing for years... (one final and that's it, right?) He will be under pressure to go with more seasoned Fish IMO.

Kitty de Sade
03-29-2007, 09:03 PM
Probably Mardy Fish? :shrug:

Exactly what I was thinking. Trying to find any information about it, but I haven't seen anything posted yet.

jazar
03-29-2007, 09:05 PM
they are too lazy to find someone else to captain the team, so they just let macenroe carry on

GlennMirnyi
03-29-2007, 09:09 PM
Querrey would do much better than Fish nowadays, it seems.

kobulingam
04-02-2007, 05:31 AM
http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArti cle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173350504689

or for copy pasting: http://tinyurl.com/3bdd39

Lucinda
04-03-2007, 04:35 AM
I can't wait to see all the USA frat boys get beat down by Spain's players. Suck it, Blake and Bryans! :rocker2:

Horatio Caine
04-03-2007, 07:12 PM
Guys...is there any OFFICIAL development on the Roddick in/out situation? On ATPtennis.com, there is a picture of the team (when they visited the race track), and Fish has replaced him: http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/?Event=daviscupnascar

:shrug:

LaTenista
04-03-2007, 07:26 PM
:shrug: Mardy is like BFF with Blake, Roddick, and the Bryans. I'm sure even if Andy didn't have an 'injury' (?) he would still be there. I'm not going down until Thursday night or Friday morning and I'm not expecting Roddick to play.

Blue Heart24
04-03-2007, 08:03 PM
From ATP:U.S. Davis Cup team members (l. to r.) Bob Bryan, James Blake, Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan visited Lowe's Motor Speedway outside Charlotte on Sunday. The players took part in The Richard Petty Driving Experience.

:shrug:

Burrow
04-03-2007, 08:06 PM
no.

jazar
04-03-2007, 08:07 PM
i'll ask mardy fish whats going on. he should know.

Blue Heart24
04-03-2007, 08:08 PM
no.

is this official?

Burrow
04-03-2007, 08:10 PM
im pretty sure it is.

tennis lover
04-03-2007, 08:33 PM
He is hoping to play as long as his injury is ok. I don't think there's been any official comments yet but the Bryans said in their interview that he was hoping to start hitting on sunday. He wasn't at the Speedway thing because he only arrived there later that day so he missed it. :)

Black Adam
04-03-2007, 08:34 PM
Yes
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=14148

Deboogle!.
04-03-2007, 11:26 PM
Guys...is there any OFFICIAL development on the Roddick in/out situation? On ATPtennis.com, there is a picture of the team (when they visited the race track), and Fish has replaced him: http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/?Event=daviscupnascar

:shrug:Just to be clear, the local paper said that Andy arrived (from Austin I presume) later that day. Mardy was always going to go with the team as a "5th member" - PMac said so even before Andy got hurt. So Mardy hasn't "replaced" Andy, he was supposed to be there all along :)

Official word from Andy today at the teams' press conference is that he is getting better, hitting lightly, and at this point expects to be able to play.

Horatio Caine
04-04-2007, 12:21 AM
Just to be clear, the local paper said that Andy arrived (from Austin I presume) later that day. Mardy was always going to go with the team as a "5th member" - PMac said so even before Andy got hurt. So Mardy hasn't "replaced" Andy, he was supposed to be there all along :)

Official word from Andy today at the teams' press conference is that he is getting better, hitting lightly, and at this point expects to be able to play.

Thanks Deb :kiss:

Deboogle!.
04-04-2007, 12:40 AM
Anything for you dear :smooch:

knight_ley
04-04-2007, 12:47 AM
Thanks Deb!!!! :dance:

BlakeorHenman
04-04-2007, 10:26 PM
I live in Winston-Salem!!! And I don't have the money for the tickets, which are sold out anyway!!! Oh, the humanity!!!

Deboogle!.
04-04-2007, 11:12 PM
They've released a few sets of tickets on a single-session basis. So maybe if you can get over to the venue, you could get a ticket to one of the days? It would be much cheaper! :)

mangoes
04-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Just to be clear, the local paper said that Andy arrived (from Austin I presume) later that day. Mardy was always going to go with the team as a "5th member" - PMac said so even before Andy got hurt. So Mardy hasn't "replaced" Andy, he was supposed to be there all along :)

Official word from Andy today at the teams' press conference is that he is getting better, hitting lightly, and at this point expects to be able to play.

That's great to read :D

Deboogle!.
04-04-2007, 11:51 PM
:)

here's the team's press conference from yesterday, too
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=42296

neenah
04-05-2007, 03:18 AM
Of course I just happen to be traveling to Spain the week of Davis Cup, when Spain is playing in the US. :sobbing:

BlakeorHenman
04-05-2007, 05:24 PM
They've released a few sets of tickets on a single-session basis. So maybe if you can get over to the venue, you could get a ticket to one of the days? It would be much cheaper! :)

Hmmm... maybe... Thanks for the tip!

Björki
04-05-2007, 06:11 PM
Roddick confirmed for quarterfinal duty

Andy Roddick will take his place in the USA team to face Spain, taking on Fernando Verdasco after James Blake and Tommy Robredo have got the tie underway. The full draw is as follows:

James Blake (USA) v Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Andy Roddick (USA) v Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v Feliciano Lopez/Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Andy Roddick (USA)v Tommy Robredo (ESP)
James Blake (USA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

NyGeL
04-05-2007, 07:48 PM
I can't see USA losing the tie.

But I can see Boredo defeating Blake :)

ClaudiuS
04-05-2007, 10:41 PM
A-Rod and the Bryan Team!
will bring victory to the United States over Spain

Sean.J.S.
04-06-2007, 09:32 AM
Vamos Spain. :rocker2:

I can't believe I am going against Andy but Fer really needs this win. :o

Blue Heart24
04-06-2007, 10:53 AM
Good luck Verdasco and James Blake

mickymouse
04-06-2007, 07:19 PM
Roddick isn't playing? Usually he starts the first rubber.

Loremaster
04-06-2007, 07:21 PM
Roddick is playing
C'Mon Blake kill Boredo

croat123
04-06-2007, 07:41 PM
it looks like they are playing on ice

Björki
04-06-2007, 07:45 PM
Blake 4-3*

qczi
04-06-2007, 07:53 PM
tommy 0-30
hold!

qczi
04-06-2007, 07:53 PM
3 sps blake :(

qczi
04-06-2007, 07:55 PM
first set blake 6-4

croat123
04-06-2007, 07:56 PM
very low quality match :o
the surface isn't helping

MrJ
04-06-2007, 07:59 PM
very low quality match :o
the surface isn't helping

where are you watching?

bavaria100
04-06-2007, 08:04 PM
C'mon James! :rocker2:

elroyf
04-06-2007, 08:17 PM
Vamos Tommy! You can do better than this!!

bavaria100
04-06-2007, 08:19 PM
James leads 6-4, 4-1*. Keep it up! :)

elroyf
04-06-2007, 08:19 PM
Vamos Tommy! You can do better than this!!

MrJ
04-06-2007, 08:25 PM
keep the concentration james!! :)

Björki
04-06-2007, 08:27 PM
James 5-2*

bavaria100
04-06-2007, 08:30 PM
Please serve it out James! :unsure:

MrJ
04-06-2007, 08:33 PM
James racing through all his service games, nice to see him close it out for the set!! Now win in 3 James!! :)

qczi
04-06-2007, 08:39 PM
bp #2 robredo
come on tommy

qczi
04-06-2007, 08:42 PM
james managed to hold

bavaria100
04-06-2007, 08:44 PM
James leads 2*-1 in the third. :)

MrJ
04-06-2007, 08:46 PM
No choking now James!!! :angel:

Loremaster
04-06-2007, 09:00 PM
Blake is killing Boreda as I expected really easy , the court suits him great

MrJ
04-06-2007, 09:02 PM
Blake is killing Boreda as I expected really easy , the court suits him great

I agree, this should be the court they use at home from now on. Forget grass. I think they have a great chance to win the whole thing now. If James and Andy stay fit of course.

bavaria100
04-06-2007, 09:09 PM
James lost his serve :o

Let's hope he serves it out the next time :unsure:

Regenbogen
04-06-2007, 09:53 PM
Good luck Roddick :D

go-getter
04-06-2007, 10:01 PM
any link for livestream? pls...thnx :)

Sambuca
04-06-2007, 10:18 PM
what about Andy??? is he injured?

RickDaStick
04-06-2007, 10:21 PM
Verdasco belongs in a mental institution.

Regenbogen
04-06-2007, 10:24 PM
And Roddick is lucky he does.

Björki
04-06-2007, 10:26 PM
Verdasco *5-5

Sambuca
04-06-2007, 10:26 PM
what do you think? Andy now could win easily?

Alonsofz
04-07-2007, 10:09 PM
Bryans d. Nando/FeLo 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)

Sean.J.S.
04-08-2007, 01:24 AM
Well done USA. :yeah:

Spain. :hug:

vamos israel
04-08-2007, 02:40 PM
who will play today for USA and SPAIN?

smitty8
04-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Looks like Bob Bryan is playing against Tommy Robredo right now. Anyone know who is playing the last match for US?

smitty8
04-08-2007, 08:38 PM
Bob lost 6-4, 6-4. Next up is James Blake v. Feliciano Lopez.

ClaudiuS
04-08-2007, 09:02 PM
Blake leads 4-3*
against Lopez

ClaudiuS
04-08-2007, 09:09 PM
First set for Blake
6-3