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If the US loses this Davis Cup round, will ESPN stop showing Davis Cup matches?

Most likely because their whole case is focused on the Americans. But I really wanted to watch some Davis Cup this year.
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I don't think Croatia-Romania would get very good ratings.

If you want to watch others, get a satellite or move.

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Re: Davis Cup Matches?

They might show the U.S. relagation tie in September on ESPN classic or something, but I'm not even sure of that. No chance of any other countries' ties being shown.

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They begrudgingly gave some precious airtime to this tie, which involved Americans. I don't see them being bothered now that we're out

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Re: Davis Cup Matches?

in UK
Sky Sports cant show GB matches (on BBC) so they show full coverage of another tie.
this weekend it was FRA vs SWE.

hopefully they show RUS vs FRA next or me thinks they will show AUS vs ARG in middle of night

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and with odd satellite package you can easily access alot of others too.
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That's a good question...but we should all know that answer by now.

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If the US loses this Davis Cup round, will ESPN stop showing Davis Cup matches?
You mean they actually showed this tie?

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Re: Davis Cup Matches?

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If the US loses this Davis Cup round, will ESPN stop showing Davis Cup matches?

Most likely because their whole case is focused on the Americans. But I really wanted to watch some Davis Cup this year.
ESPN never showed any Davis Cup last year that didn't involve the Americans. They are not commited to DC coverage since it is of marginal interest to the basic American sports fan.

If you want to see other DC coverage you will need to get your hands on the Tennis Channel. They showed a lot last year and so far this year they have covered France/Sweden.
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You mean they actually showed this tie?
You're right. How stupid of me to think that.
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ESPN never showed any Davis Cup last year that didn't involve the Americans. They are not commited to DC coverage since it is of marginal interest to the basic American sports fan.
That's because they made it all the way until the final.

I doubt they will, but I REALLY hope they can show coverage.

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Re: Davis Cup Matches?

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If the US loses this Davis Cup round, will ESPN stop showing Davis Cup matches?

Most likely because their whole case is focused on the Americans. But I really wanted to watch some Davis Cup this year.
probably, because the people that work at ESPN are assholes, and focus on america only. you *might* get to see a highlight or 2 from the final.

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Noooooooooooo! Why didn't I think of this when I rooted for Croatia over US? I desperately wanted to see Russia v. US semifinal on ESPN.


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because the people that work at ESPN are assholes, and focus on america only
They're not assholes (at least not because of this).

They're all about the bottom line. They know the average viewer of ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNEWS/ESPNClassic isn't going to be as likely to watch something as nationalistic as DC if their nation isn't playing.
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Re: Davis Cup Matches?

According to their online schedule, The Tennis Channel aired the France v. Sweden tie.
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Re: Davis Cup Matches?

I don't know if ESPN will stop showing it but after I saw it in person I thought it really sucked and ESPN probably wont show it again because they really werent playing well the USA at least. ( im not trying to be rude to the USA I was and still am rooting for them anyway but really why did you have to lose to the croations).

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