USA Davis Cup Coach Patrick McEnroe announced Tuesday that Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan Brothers will lead the charge against the Swiss March 6th – 8th in Birmingham. Coach McEnroe admitted that the recent exit of Roger Federer is a huge advantage for Team USA.
With Roger pulling out, that obviously changes the dynamic a little bit of the tie,” McEnroe said in a conference call with reporters. “Certainly if Roger was playing, it would have been pretty even. I think this certainly makes us a pretty solid favorite.” Despite their confidence, McEnroe is still preparing for a battle. “We’re not overlooking the team that Switzerland brings in.”
The Swiss team will include Stanislas Wawrinka, Stephane Bohli, Marco Chudinelli and Yves Allegro.