2 Mar 2011

Pacific Oceania expecting tough Davis Cup battle against Thailand

12:04 pm on 2 March 2011

The Pacific Oceania Davis Cup tennis team are working the practice courts in Guam ahead of their first round Asia/Oceania tie with Thailand.

Team captain, Cyrille Mainguy, says they're still adapting to the local conditions, with the wind one factor they'll have to get used to.

Pacific Oceania also played Thailand last year, where they lost 5-0 and Cyrille Mainguy says they'll be even strong this year, with the return of some big name players.

"Thailand's got their number one back, Danai Udomchoke. He used to be 70 in the world and he's back so that's going to be tough but, hey, we're hosting and we're playing at home being in Guam. We'll give it our best shot and see how we go."

The opening singles matches are on Friday.