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Understandable that a Ferrer fan would prefer 250/500 events. Don't worry, the excitement is about to rise again with Houston and Casablanca starting Monday
I don't find it understandable. Winning DC is a higher achievement for Ferrer than anything else he'll ever do---wouldn't that make it exciting for a fan?

I personally like it because it's another chance for me to see my favorite NBA player talk about tennis, since he's from Spain and good friends with Ferrer and Nadal.

When JMDP said their team was going to pull Rafa's underwear out of his ass, Gasol responded with, we'll see whose pants will be dropping. He said something nice about Delpo first, but it's international events like this that make him break out of just being nice 100% of the time, and I relish that.

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I don't find it understandable. Winning DC is a higher achievement for Ferrer than anything else he'll ever do---wouldn't that make it exciting for a fan?

I personally like it because it's another chance for me to see my favorite NBA player talk about tennis, since he's from Spain and good friends with Ferrer and Nadal.

When JMDP said their team was going to pull Rafa's underwear out of his ass, Gasol responded with, we'll see whose pants will be dropping. He said something nice about Delpo first, but it's international events like this that make him break out of just being nice 100% of the time, and I relish that.
Masters > Davis Cup > 500, IMO.

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Don't forget the Olympics...
You're right. But Olympics are once every 4 years and you get DC matches few times a year.
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Masters > Davis Cup > 500, IMO.
Normally I'd agree, but as you said, when Ferrer played DC, he had to go through the likes of Berdych, if not even tougher opponents. Who did he beat in Paris? Also I'm biased because my appreciation of Ferrer is skewed by my love of Gasol, and it's clear which is more important in his eyes. In other words, don't mind me.

On that note, my home country only has one elite tennis player, and she's a woman....

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Normally I'd agree, but as you said, when Ferrer played DC, he had to go through the likes of Berdych, if not even tougher opponents. Who did he beat in Paris? Also I'm biased because my appreciation of Ferrer is skewed by my love of Gasol, and it's clear which is more important in his eyes. In other words, don't mind me.

On that note, my home country only has one elite tennis player, and she's a woman....
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Annoying disruption in my tennis following schedule, I couldn't care less about tennis being played as a team sport and I don't experience any of the magic other people seem to associate with this event.
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The only thing I don't like about Davis Cup weeks is that there is no ATP level tennis from the Monday to Thursday.

Apart from that I love watching Davis Cup tennis with the partisan crowds, wide variety of surfaces and drama. I prefer it to regular tour level tournaments.
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Andy Murray agrees with you

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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
1. Murray wins Wimbledon 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by Querrey. Thanks Querrey!

2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

3. Murray wins US Open 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by [pending]. Thanks [pending]!

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Feel sorry for Pau
Hold on, you support Delpo, Gulbis, Nalbandian, Haas, and actually know who Gasol is, on a forum where most people seem to find basketball a fix for insomnia. Can I just say that this is awesome?

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Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

best of 5 ties sometimes makes it interesting to watch, especially when the competition is high.

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Normally I'd agree, but as you said, when Ferrer played DC, he had to go through the likes of Berdych, if not even tougher opponents. Who did he beat in Paris? Also I'm biased because my appreciation of Ferrer is skewed by my love of Gasol, and it's clear which is more important in his eyes. In other words, don't mind me.

On that note, my home country only has one elite tennis player, and she's a woman....
But you're dependent of your teammates, it's an unfair disadvantage to lesser tennis countries to rate the Davis Cup higher in an individual sport. A guy like Murray will never be able to win the Davis Cup. Ferrer won both his matches in three sets in last years final, but lost due to his poor teammates.
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Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

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Some ties are painfully predictable, specially in the lower zone groups were I see myself sometimes feeling bad about the amateur, random guys, who have to step in and represent their country only to get an embarassing beating by some of the decent pros who don't have enough depth in their team to be competing in the WG and against more competitive nations.

for the most, though, it's awesome and I love it! like many have said: the emotion, crowds, atmosphere are amazing and sometimes lead to memorable matches.
I don't feel bad for those guys. It's a chance of a lifetime that only Davis cup could provide. Like guy from Benin who got triple breadsticked by Baghdatis. Yeah he got killed but I bet he relished the chance and won't forget the day he got go play Baghdatis.

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The Davis Cup is a mess. Not interested until it is completely revamped.
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Hold on, you support Delpo, Gulbis, Nalbandian, Haas, and actually know who Gasol is, on a forum where most people seem to find basketball a fix for insomnia. Can I just say that this is awesome?
Well basketball has always been my second favorite sport . I watch every game if Pau and Carmelo I can. Wish DAntoni would use him more.



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