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USA players.......most patriotic?

When it comes to Davis Cup, it seems to me like the US is the only country where the players' make room in their schedule for DC. We always put our best players out there. It's a priority for the Americans, and most other countries players' either wimp out with a little injury or complain about the schedule.
What does everybody think?

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Re: USA players.......most patriotic?

As a team of singles and doubles players, maybe - the US has lots of guys who seem to all want to play very badly. But you have people like Hewitt, Massu and Gonzalez, and many more, who are also always ready and willing to play, despite what effects it might have on their singles careers.

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When it comes to Davis Cup, it seems to me like the US is the only country where the players' make room in their schedule for DC. We always put our best players out there. It's a priority for the Americans, and most other countries players' either wimp out with a little injury or complain about the schedule.
What does everybody think?
I think that this thread is a waste of everyone's time.
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Re: USA players.......most patriotic?

Probably. I know the US team puts DC on the very top of their priorities.

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I wouldn't say it's a problem as much as people say. I think with Federer and Nadal it's a big problem right now, but I mean, who can really blame them with the amount of matches they play and amount of stress they put on their body. Roger does a LOT of work to give us the kind of tennis he plays, and gobble 7,000 rankings points a year, and with Nadal at an astronomical 5,000 and still sitting in the distance at #2, nobody can really blame him if all the work results in him not being able to commit himself without question to 4 random weekends during the year.
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Re: USA players.......most patriotic?

well, it's no secret the USA is the most patriotic country in the world and that's their big problem
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well, it's no secret the USA is the most patriotic country in the world and that's their big problem
As much as you and your Eurotrash friends would love this to be factually true, it's not.
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well, it's no secret the USA is the most patriotic country in the world and that's their big problem
Why do you hate America?
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When it comes to Davis Cup, it seems to me like the US is the only country where the players' make room in their schedule for DC. We always put our best players out there. It's a priority for the Americans, and most other countries players' either wimp out with a little injury or complain about the schedule.
What does everybody think?
John McEnroe would not agree and questioned the commitment of Sampras and Agassi when he was captain:

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When it comes to Davis Cup, it seems to me like the US is the only country where the players' make room in their schedule for DC....
after the 1995 win Sampras and Agassi werent going often with the team, were they?

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after the 2005 win Sampras and Agassi werent going often with the team, were they?
And Connors before them.

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Why do you hate America?
Well, there is no good from patriotism, but I dont see him saying in his post he hates America.

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Re: USA players.......most patriotic?

Sometimes it's patriotism that makes people dislike America. An example would be when someone asked Roddick what does he like about the US Open and he said that Americans were still in the tournament.

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after the 2005 win Sampras and Agassi werent going often with the team, were they?
1995?
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Sampras always put his personal goals ahead of Davis Cup. Agassi up to a point put Davis Cup ahead of his personal goals. This generation has always been there to play for Davis and try hard to be the two selected for the singles.
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