Davis Cup – Training Blog 09 Feb 2012

Hi everyone,

Being around Australia’s Davis Cup team has been just awesome ! I have been hitting with Bernard, and he has been really good to me. I have had a match with Peter Luczak after opening my big mouth and saying I could match it with him. He took the challenge up ! I have also had hits with Pat Rafter and coaching by Tony Roche. I had a doubles match against Guccione and Pat. Along with my Orange Boy duties getting towels, sending racquets for restringing, I’ve had plenty of hitting and fetching balls.. ha ha .

I did my “Rookie Speech” at the Davis Cup Dinner last night and it brought roars of laughter. I was so nervous before doing it as it went to the tune of Slim Dusty’s “I want to have a beer with Duncan” song.. Although words were changed and it took on a slightly lighthearted dig at all the team members, no one was left out.. even Bernie’s BMW. I had a great night and look foward to tomorrow’s Davis Cup matches against China ..

This experience will never leave me and I am even more inspired and determined than ever before by being around these guys. Thanks to Pat, Tony and TA for selecting me for this, I will never forget this experience.

Cheers Blake