Filipino Huey more than enough reason to come and watch Davis Cup

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 15, 2016 12:38 PM
Filipino Huey is enough reason to come and watch Davis Cup
COME ON AND GET ME. Treat Huey hopes to see more of his kababayans when Team Philippines competes in the 2016 Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone.

The Philippines is fighting for promotion to Group I in the 2016 Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone from Friday to Sunday at the Philippine Columbian Association in Manila.

Currently in Group II, a tournament win would let the Filipinos climb up the ladder. They aren’t stopping there, however, as tournament administrator Randy Villanueva said, “We got promoted two years ago and we expect to win against Chinese Taipei then beat either Thailand or Vietnam in the next round. Then we get promoted to Group II.”

Much like they did with the Philippine national basketball team a week ago, Villanueva sees no reason why Filipinos wouldn’t support their kababayan tennis players.

That is especially true with the first-ever Filipino to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon leading the national team. “Just the other day, we watched him in the center court at Wimbledon, playing for three hours. Right after he lost, he flew here right away,” Villanueva said.

He then continued, “Kung ikaw ang tenista, what else do you want? You have a Filipino tennis player representing us around the world.”

And when his kababayans do troop to Paco, watch on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23, or stream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream, Huey promised that he and his teammates will not let them down. As he put it, “Coming into the Davis Cup, I feel like I can compete and beat everybody. We played the #1 team in the world in Wimbledon and we were a few points away from winning.”

He then continued, “Just shows that anything is possible, really.”

The 18th-ranked doubles player in the world also hoped that Filipinos would continue supporting him even after the Davis Cup. “I just had my deepest run in a Grand Slam and hopefully, we get better and better. We made the quarterfinals in the Australian Open then the semifinals in Wimbledon,”

He then continued, “Hopefully, we continue that for the rest of the year.”

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