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Just for the record there is nothing "anti-Canadian" in choosing to live in another country or even represent one in international sports if you're a Canadian citizen. Its not always a black and white, "you're with us or you're against us" proposition - this is the same attitude that Canadians will continually criticize Americans for having, and yet its becoming more and more common in Canada as well.

It must also be said that Canada is HORRIBLE at investing in sports and athletes, except outside of hockey. I cant really blame athletes for making the jump elsewhere if they have family ties (Rusedski an exception - that was pure mercenary behaviour) - Canada Soccer for one is one of the most dysfunctional outfits on the planet, and for a while Tennis Canada wasn't much better.

At least things are moving in the right direction now - at least tennis wise

The thing with Levine is that he adds nothing new to the team - Diez at least is a clay specialist - and this doesnt address the fact we are still woefully behind in the number 2 singles slot when compared to the big guns like Spain, France, Germany, US etc... But if he wants to play for Canada so be it - welcome aboard
I do hope that nothing i said was meant to sound like i felt like someone choosing to live in another country means he's anti canadian. My major issue was, as you said that he adds nothing really to the team and some people are acting like his coming over will really boost the team when i dont think it will.

The timing is also really something that annoys me. He's spent years in the US and had to know he had no realistic shot at playing davis cup and yet he never made the switch over to canada. Maybe there's more behind it but it just kind of irks me that he chose now to make the switch over.

let him live wherever he wants, i've never been one to say that you have to live rep the country you live in or that moving to live somewhere else means your turning your back on your country.
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Levine qualifies for Brisbane and draws Falla in the first round. Also he is on the draw sheet as Canadian

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Levine qualifies for Brisbane and draws Falla in the first round. Also he is on the draw sheet as Canadian
So does that mean his papers have gone through and he is now an official nuck?

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So does that mean his papers have gone through and he is now an official nuck?
I don't know it could be an error, there have been incorrect countries in the past, but it could mean its gone through.

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well in the article written on the atp site doing the preview for tommorrow's action in the tournament its said that he will play as a canadian for the first time so im guessing its gone through

however the draw and everything else still has the US flag/name beside his name
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well in the article written on the atp site doing the preview for tommorrow's action in the tournament its said that he will play as a canadian for the first time so im guessing its gone through

however the draw and everything else still has the US flag/name beside his name
Haven't seen that, except on the scoreboard.

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He had some set points in the second set toda

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i cant really say im surprised he lost but i am that he got breadsticked in the first set
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I don't see Levine as being very useful as a Davis Cup player while we're in the World Group. He doesn't do well against top 50 players - he has won just twice in 28 matches against a top 50 player in his career (0 for 8 in 2012). Pospisil, on the other hand is 4 for 10.

But he could be useful for World Group play-offs, when the competition is lower ranked.

I wonder whether part of his motivation for switching is to get a WC into the Masters event, which comes with a nice pay cheque.

BTW he is now listed as Canadian on the ATP site.
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Sorry to interrupt. Since his thread in USA forum will likely be abandoned, I'll just post here.

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Jesse is in the qualifying of Auckland. Will play Muller, GL.

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Beat Muller 64 64 . Plays against Michael Venus next.

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60 63, Nielsen or Gimeno-Traver in the QFR.

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It's going to be Nielsen, nice, should make the MD now, problem is none of the qualy spots are very favorable.

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Re: Jesse Levine

Jesse is now our solid No. 2. Hope he is able to play against Spain but can't, can he - needs to be three months. Not that it really matters, 'cause our No. 2, no matter who, is gonna get smoked. Might as well like Peliwo have a go, assuming Pospisil is too injured to get into playing rhythym by then.
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