Peter, Eileen and Holly Barnes-Wallis are part of a group called the Netheads – these tennis fans cheer on the United States Davis Cup team. They will be blogging about their experiences during the USA-Chile Davis Cup tie this weekend in Santiago.
SANTIAGO – March 2, 2011 – Weâ€™re Netheads and weâ€™re Brits â€“so, for us, itâ€™s a long way to go to Chile for just for three days tennis.Â So our trip to see the USA play Chile in the Davis Cup has been turned into a small tour of South America!
We started in Rio de Janeiro.Â Its landmarks are truly spectacular and the weather was great.
Weâ€™re now in Santiago and our first impressions (apart from lengthy delays at the airport) are very positive.Â Clear, blue skies, magnificent buildings, and all against a backdrop of the Andes Mountains.Â And on top of that, weâ€™re going to see tennis!
Weâ€™re meeting up with the other Netheads Thursday Night (I think 13 have made the trip) and Friday weâ€™ll see Andy Roddickâ€™s return to Davis Cup tennis, when he opens the US account with his match against Nicolas Massu.Â On paper Roddick must win â€“ but this will not be played on paper â€“ but on clay!Â Still, our money is on Roddick. Much more in our Friday entry when the matches begin.
Peter, Eileen andÂ Holly Barnes-WallisÂ joined the Netheads in 2006, after meeting them accidentally at the Davis Cup semi final in Moscow and have attended most US Davis Cup ties since then.