MONTE CARLO COUNTRY CLUB - Davis Cup – US versus France – Day 2 – It was much windier on Saturday than earlier in the week, and the two captains expected different playing conditions for the doubles rubber.
US Davis Cup practice partners Krajicek, Williams and Kudla
Early in the morning, the three American Practice Partners were having fun training on the Court des Princes, hitting full speed shots and laughing when they missed easy shots or clay slides. Denis Kudla, ranked 170th, Rhyne Williams, 369th, and Austin Krajicek, 449th, are pretty good players, but Kudla, the youngest, is the best prospect so far… but quite behind his fellow 19-year-old friend Ryan Harrison.
2pm. The teams arrive on the court. It’s the 25th selection for Michael Llodra, who celebrates exactly ten years on the French Davis Cup team. The Bryans came to rain on his parade today. The American twins played a very solid match, with few mistakes, whereas the French couldn’t find any form in their return games...