How can you not love Davis Cup? Wheel that big ass trophy out and men transform right before your eyes. Rankings and reputation go out the window. The boys just whip em out and measure.
And today was all about FeLo and Tabasco. Sure, they got a little headcasey in the third set, blowing a 5-1 lead and having to gut out a tiebreaker to take the set. But in the end they got it done, beating Nalby and the useless Calleri 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. They're now one win away from clinching the DC. You have to believe this is huge for the Rafa-less Armada. FeLo and Tabasco in particular, given that no one really takes them seriously for their tennis during the year and they are obviously always in Rafa's shadow. A win here would clearly make them national heroes
And how about FeLo? The Pretty One has clearly emerged as the leader of the Armada in Rafa's absence. If he can beat Nalby tomorrow they're going to be erecting beautiful statues of him all over Spain. Then again, knowing his luck, Farquaad will win his rubber first, rending FeLo's rubber meaningless. I don't think FeLo would mind though.