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Davis Cup Team Announcement

The Davis Cup team that Tito Vázquez has chosen to play the tie against Kazajistan is Juan Martin Del Potro, David Nalbandian, Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank.

I translated the press conference in which Tito announces the team and the reasons that lead him to leave Eduardo Schwank out ot that team.

Tito Vázquez: It has been the most difficult decition we have had until now. In other ties, with Caio, sometimes we had some difficulties to get the forth player and this time there were five players who were an option all the time. Schwank was a candidate until the last moment, specially thanks to him results on dobles. As I said it was very difficult, I thought about it together with Caio and we decided to risk. The players don’t like to be called individualists, they are all singles and dobles players, even the players that you call as dobles players tell you that. Both players got a very outstanding performance against Romania, I think that the key of that tie was Pico’s single against Hanescu, the dobles was very important too because Chela and Schwank closed the tie perfectly without leting the Romanian recover. But there were also some factores that had to do with this decition, Chela and Monaco’s performace in the World Cup in Dusseldorf had some minimal repercussion even though it is not comparable a tie playing to the best of 3 sets than 5 sets, but the beat Kazajistan in the first match, Pico had a good performace wining quite easy their number one (Andrey Golubev) and also Pico and Chela won Sweden in the dobles match together. So the decition turned out this way. Unfortunately, we have to choose only four players even though in a Davis Cup meeting a year ago in Australia was mentioned the possibility of having five players on the team, what I think is right, but as some countries sometimes have difficulties to get five players they chose to not do it. And other reason that had repercussion was Eduardo’s single ranking nowadays, he is the number 186 in the world so he’s not having a good moment.

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Juan Martin Del Potro, press conference statements

Juan Martin del Potro insists its goal is to be 100%  for the second half of the year and especially for the U.S. Open. But if he keeps playing the way he is doing until now, no one will end up believing him.

The Argentine displayed a sublime tennis to stop on the No. 4 of the world, Robin Soderling 6-3/6-2, and advance to the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne.

Tandil Tower was not only convincing but also ended up taking a shot to finish the first set, which can be easily described as the best in the tournament.

“It was a nice point. I think people enjoyed it a lot,”said Del Potro, who finished the day with just seven unforced errors to reach their twentieth win of the year.

But the most important figure of Del Potro on Sunday was a different one. With his first serve, the South American won the point in 22 of 25 occasions, for a huge 88 percent.

Yes, I think that was the key. I served very well. In the previous game I had problems with my service and so I was training on Saturday because I knew that to beat Soderling needed to improve it,”said Delp, who finished the match with 12 aces.

Now the former world number four will face American Mardy Fish, who just defeted in Delray Beach 6-1, 7-5 some weeks ago.

I’m exhausted. I do not expect an easy game,”said Del Potro, who reiterated that will take a break just after Key Biscayne tournament.

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Juan Monaco, what “Pico” said on press conference

Monaco, who “broke his employment relationship” with Gaston Etlis as he confirmed in the press conference after the match

“Gastón is a great person and an even better trainer” Monaco explained “However, we had different ways of watching tennis and decided to take different directions”

He played yesterday against Stakhovsky and his statements about the match were:

The truth is that when I served for the match 5-4 in the second set, he played a perfect game and I got a little bit disappointed when he won the set in the tie break. But I felt playing really food and I wasn’t going to “lower my arms”*

“I lost a bit of precision in the third set because the heat was strong. But luckily I won it and I’m so happy to be in the third round in Indian Wells”.

While Juan Monaco was in the press conference room, Roger Federer appears in the door and gives to Monaco a message: “well done today, see you on monday”

And that see you on monday from Federer has a real meaning, because they’re playing each other in the 3rd round of the tournament. It appears that they’re playing last match at night and although there are clear respect for one of the best players of all time, Monaco keeps faith intact.

Of course, one look at the draw before,” admitted Monaco.” But I will enter this match thinking I have a chance of winning. Otherwise, I would stay in the locker room. Some say this kind of matches you have to enjoy them, but I have fun in a restaurant, these matches I suffer them, and sometimes that sense of urgency is also good

Obviously he’s the favorite, and even more playing on this surface, ” said the Argentine. “But I feel confident.

A week ago, Juan Ignacio Chela had said before facing Federer that in the match there would be facing “a Swiss express train against a Sarmiento. ”

Monaco, confessed fan of Estudiantes de la Plata, opted for a football-related anecdote.

There comes a Estudiantes-Barcelona, “said Monaco. “We were two minutes to beat them, why can I not make it?.


* It is a literal translation from Spanish and I’m not sure if it means the same en English so here it goes the explanation it means like surrender

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