Juan Sebastian Caballe wants to ‘coup’ Great Britain: ‘We are complex as locals’
On the 3rd and 4th of February, Colombia will host the United Kingdom in a series valid for the Davis Cup Qualifiers. Alejandro Falla will be the captain of the “tricolor” pentathlon team, which will try to carry out a “coup” against the ten-time champions of this international competition. One of the main cards for the former Paradox member from Cali will be Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at Pueblo Viejo Country Club in Cota.
It will not be easy for Kabal and Farah at all, as Leon Smith calls Joe Salisbury and Neil Skupski, second and third in the world in doubles, respectively. The “Colombian powerhouse”, who reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, will lead the team completed by Nicolas Mejia, Daniel Galan and Nicolas Barrientos.
“It will be a great opportunity to play at home. How do I imagine the series? Very difficult. Our opponents are a country with a lot of history, the Davis Cup champions. We can talk for days about their qualities. But we will be home and we are very complicated there. I hope we can bring victory to our country,” she was Caballe’s words in a Davis Cup interview.
Cabal, who has a 23-12 Davis Cup record (16-10 in doubles), will work alongside his “thousand fights” partner to get back to the Davis Cup Finals. Let us remember that since the creation of the World Group in 1981, our country has qualified twice in this event: 2019 and 2020.
“Overall, Colombia’s year was positive. Obviously we couldn’t reach the final stages, but we lost at the start as a visitor to a very difficult team like the United States. After that we stayed in the qualifiers,” said Caballe. , who was vital in the 4-0 win over Turkey in Bogota.
What did Alejandro Falla and Nicolas Mejia say before the series against Great Britain in the Davis Cup?
“They will be the favourites, but we will have some options because we are homegrown; Galan has already responded well to the height and the balls we have chosen. We have a strong team and some very good doubles players. They have top 10 players. In singles and doubles though we will fight to the end,” Kant Words from Alejandro Falla, who in his tennis days had a record of 31-17 in the Davis Cup.
Mejia explained, “It’s a great opportunity for us because we are playing at home and we have a chance to get to the finals. I think the conditions will be right.”
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