I really hope we get to see this tie (and selfishly I'm glad of the lesser "pressure" on our guy's shoulders this DC ).
Q. Do matches like that have a psychological effect on players,
or do you have to find a way of putting memories to one side?
RICHARD GASQUET: No, I always played well against him. I always won the first two
sets in Roland Garros, so I hope not to win the first two sets this time. (Smiling.)
Maybe the sky will fall?
And I'm not sure but do the first round losers have to play in a play off to stay in the world group next year?
I'm quite sure you're right. Let's hope it doesn't come to that. It's been said before, but France certainly have a good enough team to win it this year. The doubles match will be very important. Lose, and France have to win both reverse singles; win, and we can just leave it up to Jo to win one more match.
~♠ Gasquetaires ♠~
un pour tous, tous pour un
Yeah I think they go into a Play-Off next year to get back into the world group if they lose to the Czech Republic. If they win the play-off they stay in the world group, if not they get relegated to the Euro/Africa Zone that Britain are in at the moment. It is kind of complicated but let's hope we can win this tie. Allez FRANCE!!!