Hot War!

Now that the cold war is a long lost history, we will be witnessing a new and hotter war in December when USA hosts Russia for the Davis Cup title.

The Swedes had no plan of attack against the much younger Americans, if that’s possible. I don’t know if T. Johansson’s fever would be the decisive factor of why they lost, because I was wondering before the tie started why Bjørkman wasn’t goning to play a singles match. I personally think he has more to give against players like Blake and Roddick. However, it showed that the fast court didn’t contribute too much as Roddick was able to fire off his serves, both 1st and 2nd to get free points. Even in Bjørkman’s serve Roddick was surprisingly good at returning on 2nd serve’s and I think that’s what ultimately decided all three sets.
Blake beat Aspelin 6-1, 6-3 after J. Johansson also did not show up for his match. Don’t know if it was the flu for him too, but it seemed like a we-give-up kind of gesture, when Aspelin who hasn’t played any singles matches on the ATP tour. Maybe 6-1, 6-3 is respectable, what do I know?
Anyway, can’t wait to see what the Russians can do in the US in a couple of months. I would give Americans a favorite tag as everybody knows that the tie will NEVER be played on clay. Any other surface favors the Americans due to the fact that they’re hosting it.


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