This Monday September 14th the Croatian Davis Cup representation held a press conference in the tent that has been mounted in front of the sports hall. Due to the great interest of the press for this event, the press area has been extended to the press conference room in sports hall, while all the Davis Cup press conferences will be held in the above mentioned tent.
“The city of Poreč has been an excellent host during the previous two Davis Cup ties, and they helped us make it into the semifinals” Prpić told the press. Members of the Croatian representation Marin Čilić, Ivo Karlović, Roko Karanušić, Lovro Zovko, Antonio Vejić, and Ivan Dodig were also present at the press conference. The Croatian captain added that the representation will seize their opportunity in the upcoming tie with the Czech representation and a said that the players had their first practiced this Sunday. “The surface is excellent, and according to our wishes, and when it comes to the tie our chances are the same as in the tie against the USA as we can win or loose all four matches” said Prpić.
Marin Čilić was asked how the change in the time zone and surface and the good result at the US Open have affected him, and what can we expect form this semifinal tie. “I feel good, about the US Open I am very satisfied with how I played. I came to Poreč prepared, I will keep practicing during the following few days, and I believe everything is going to be all right. I am looking forward to the match, and it is also important that everyone in the team is has a very positive attitude” said Čilić. “When we are talking about the rankings Czech players are in a better position, but the quality of the players is equal. We are not running away from the responsibility, but we will use the chance we get” concluded the Croatian captain.