Courier feels Spain are the favourites against the USA in the Davis Cup

September 13, 2012

ATP Tennis News

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

Jim Courier feels that Spain are still the favourites to win their semi final tie. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

The captain of the United States praised the Spanish team, as Isner confirms that it will be tough against Spain as they are very strong ‘

The captain of the United States, Jim Courier, is convinced that even with the absence of Rafael Nadal it does not make Spain the underdog or at least less dangerous:

“They are still the favorite. They have many players in high positions in the ranking. With all of those they could even make four different teams and all of them would be competitive.”

John Isner echoes Courier and admitted he was sorry about the absence of his rival, Nadal:

“Really, it’s a shame that someone like him is not present. On clay he is the best player of all time. Spain, however, has other players who are very strong, so it will still be hard to overcome them at this stage of the tournament.”

To open the proceedings, as decreed by the draw for today, will be Sam Querrey against David Ferrer. The American said he was “honored” to be able to open the competition, as he had been in the “lucky” elimination round last year.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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