Team USA and Europe embroiled in war of words at Mosconi Cup pre-event press conference
Players from both teams cranked up the Warfare of words than 24 hours Prior to The Mosconi Cup gets underway in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center live on Sky Sports.
The two team captains disclosed their line-ups for day one prior to the heat turned up.
It arrived after a fiery’Face Off’ between the two captains, where USA coach Johan Ruijsink challenged European captain the wildcard selections of Marcus Chamat.
As taking the reins in 23, chamat, however, responded at Sunday’s press conference and also emphasized his album.
“The Face Off was something different,” said Chamat. “I did not expect him to talk like this. This is my fifth year as a captain. To me, it was 12 sessions in the first 3 years personally, not one to USA.
“Now it’s 13 to me, three to five USA. That speaks for something. You compare the groups? You cannot compare people .”
The tournament starts with five matches Monday. The curtain will be raised by the team match and that’ll be followed with a doubles game that sees Shane van Boening and Tyler Styer carry on Niels Feijen and Eklent Kaci.
Styer defeated Feijen in what most believe was a important singles triumph one of year’s Cup, but the Dutchman isn’t currently reading a lot into that.
“Everybody who thinks the triumph was over-hyped needs to see the match again,” said Styer.
“He knows who his dad is,” replied Feijen. “Over time, the caliber and shot making I have seen with this particular European group is frightening. The shots they choose and they create is intimidating as hell, it’s quality that is pure. With my expertise we have a terrific team.”
Monday game will visit before Justin Bergman along with Skyler Woodward face Jayson Shaw and Alex Kazakis Billy Thorpe take on world and US Open winner Joshua Filler.
The day’s drama will conclude with Bergman against Shaw. Meaning US No 1 Van Boening will play with one doubles and the team match together with trainer Ruijsink arguably saving him for a large day, day one two.
“Winning last year was probably the best feeling ,” said Van Boening. “You are trying to win for the staff and everybody is depending on me to make that opportunity.
“This was the most pressure I have ever believed. We’re currently trying to move ahead from last year’s event and bring that in this year’s occasion.
“Who is their weakest participant? I think all of them . None of them would have a opportunity if we played race into 100. They do not mean anything at all.”
Team USA vs Team Europe
Van Boening/Styer vs Kaci/Feijen
Billy Thorpe vs Joshua Filler
Woodward/Bergman vs Kazakis/Shaw
Justin Bergman vs Jayson Shaw
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