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View Poll Results: Who is the best Davis Cup captain?
Niki Pilic 12 10.81%
Shamil Tarpischev 64 57.66%
John Newcombe 0 0%
Guy Forget 8 7.21%
Patrick McEnroe 16 14.41%
Other 11 9.91%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

Nikola Pilic period.
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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

Tarpischev....he's got all the connections if you know what I mean. He controls everything - like some autocratic ruler. It usually bodes well for his teams, but apparently this week he made a deal to bring the USA down, so he's gotta let Germany win.

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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

Pato Cornejo

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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

Very good question. Is it the captain that makes some intelligent and, sometimes, surprising selections, from four good players, or is it the one that makes the most of a couple of decent players in his squad?

Certainly over the last year, I'd give the nod to Tarpischev, although I'd probably be biased in saying that John Lloyd has been a solid captain for the last year (even if all 3 ties were in our favour) and hasn't put a single foot wrong in his squad selections and weekend combinations.
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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

It would be wrong of me to pick someone purely because they aren't Newcombe, right?

Is it Newcombe or Fitzgerald? Or is the question in terms of 'ever'?
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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

Shamil.

And I'd agree with the guy who also said John Lloyd, I hate his commentary but he hasn't made a mistake yet. Made all the correct decisions and seems to connect well with the GBR team. There has only been a few ties but still, things are looking rather optimistic.
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Eyal Ran!! (Israel..)

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shamil for sure! he made russia won with the men and with the girls! sometimes you think his choices are strange but it always works! he realy is the best to me!

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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

Ljubicic...when he was a player/captain he never lost a tie

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Tarpy all the way
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Re: Who is the best Davis Cup Captain?

I love the way Forget acts as DC coach (so emotional), so I'd have to say that he's my favorite. That, of course, doesn't say anything about how well he actually is doing the job. And I know that many french fans hate him with a passion.

Kuehnen should have been in the poll alone for the fact that Germany made the SF.
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Kuehnen should have been in the poll alone for the fact that Germany made the SF.
Nominating Behrend over Kiefer in singles is a reason not to include him in the poll.

Agree that Forget is one of the best.
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