Where are the stars?
Maybe it's time to rethink the current formula for the Davis Cup, or at least review the calendar. The competition still has an unparalleled thrill, but where are the stars? We should not forget or pretend it did not happen, but the collapse started for one reason: the removal of the main players, unable to concentrate in two tournaments at the same time( doubles and singles) and the need for more time between the schedules.
Today the players, who are in leadership positions, lost interest in the Davis Cup. Pete Sampras fight to be number 1 and said that The Davis Cup spent until 4 weeks of his schedule and this is the same time spent in 2 Grand Slams.
Today, Roger Federer uses another tactic. Only enter into action to prevent the demotion of Switzerland, which leaves an obvious fact: there is no plans to give four weeks of his year to represent his country in Davis.
The semifinals this year reflect this. Ironically, the first round of The Davis became the most important. If a country wins and flees the recap, the stars are also fleeing from the competition. How to require of a main tennis player, which dispute the final of a Grand Slam, to follow days in totally different conditions,exposing themselves to injuries and disappointments.
If Davis doesn't go through changes, the current system will persist. The large, traditional teams are out of the finals, with the exception of the current champion Spain.
Spain is assured in the semifinals and has the advantage of playing at home in front of Israel, which eliminated Russia without Davydenko. The United States, without the vice-champion of Wimbledon, Andy Roddick, fell forward from Croatia, who will face the Czech Republic.
In the great moments, The Davis Cupis is incomparable. Ranking leaders which reached the final and won the title didn't feel any regret and never forget the excitement.
DELPO ~ NALBAND ~ FERRU ~ RAFA ~ VERDASCO ~ GOFFIN
SID BELLUCCI ~ ISNER ~ RAONIC - DOLGO