Interview with the Bryans in latercera.cl. Maybe the Bryans will still be laughing at the end of the match...but I hope not!
Its near noon in New York. Here, the twins Bob and Mike Bryan are ready for the launch of a new campaign of the ATP to prompt the competence of couples. And the twins are the main guests to the festival in Time Square. Minutes before Bob, the left-handed one of the American couple, a time is given to converse by telephone with latercera one on one of the most important challenges than assures to have in the next months: the match in April set against Chile by the quarterfinals of the World Group of Davis Cup.
"For us it will be a hard match. Massú and González are large players, that also they do it very well in double", begins saying the American doubles player.
Q - What is it more dangerous of Chile?
A - Good, Massú is a great fighter, that besides has victories on Andy Roddick. Fernando González has also beaten Andy and he has surpassed to various of our players. Therefore that we expect to be very well prepared for that match.
Q - You have played three times against Massú and González, one of them in the Olympic Games of Athens. What memory has?
A - Good, they removed us the dream to win the Olympic gold. They played a great tournament and I remember a lot the support of the Chilean supporters that always are in all the tournaments of the world. Surely here, when we face them, will not be different. But we had our revenge later in the US Open (in 2005, in the quarterfinals).
Q - Roddick says that grass is the best option to face to Chile. You agree?
A - Massú and González grew playing in clay, but in cement they feel quite comfortable. Therefore in grass we have better chances. Andy is one of the better of the world playing in this surface and we accommodate us very well. Perhaps James (Blake) prefers hardcourt, but there are other players that do it well in grass.
Q - In the double, Massú and González they would be seen more complicated to be remained in the fund..
A - That is what we seek. The two they play a double atypical one since behind of the court and that in pasture is done very difficult, more in the double. There we will remove a great advantage.
Q - The problem is that the prior tournaments to Davis Cup are played in hardcourt. The change of surface can also complicate them you..
A - Good, but if to can cost us us, to the Chileans more still (laughs). One must seek the form that the rival one sits down uncomfortable and the form to remove more advantage.
Q - By being localities you are the favorite?
A - We have our chances, but we will have to play very well to conquer to Chile. We have clear which are our fortresses and our weaknesses, but also we know that Massú and González are dangerous.