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Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

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Re: Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

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The loss that upset him was Bob and Mike Bryan falling to Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic in the doubles. That put the Americans in a 2-1 hole starting the final day, and Andy Roddick then was beaten by Ljubicic, the hottest player on the ATP Tour save for Roger Federer.
He's right about the doubles loss being the key to the loss...but it wasn't a problem with the surface. The second sentence said it all. Ljubicic was HOT...and I don't think surface, time or place would have mattered.

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Re: Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

Surface wise the Croatians matched up well with the Americans. Agassi isn't a force on clay anymore, Ljubo and Karate Kid are at worst competent on the surface and I doubt Ducky would have won 2 matches on clay either.

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Surface wise the Croatians matched up well with the Americans. Agassi isn't a force on clay anymore, Ljubo and Karate Kid are at worst competent on the surface and I doubt Ducky would have won 2 matches on clay either.
They were outplayed and that's the bottom line.
I don't think he's saying they should have played on clay; the Westside Tennis Club has all four surfaces (designed by the same four designers of the Grand Slam courts).
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Re: Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

Oh, Mack, shut the fuck up.

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Oh, Mack, shut the fuck up.
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If Ivan somehow makes the Masters Cup this year, part of me will be just a little bit sad that it's not being held in Houston

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"All I know is," he said, "for $120 million (the USTA's annual budget, according to McIngvale), how do you lose to Croatia? I guarantee you they don't beat us here."
Mattress Mac is a bit of a creep (it might be the ears ). Obviously Croatia had the better team. I think it’s very rude of him to detract from Croatia’s win (especially Ljubicic) by saying the US would have won at a different location and by seeming to belittle Croatia. I mean, it's one thing to be patriotic, but it's totally different to be condescending to other countries because they aren’t as big or as rich.

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Re: Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

It's normal. Mac is just trying to promote his venue. There's nothing I could blame him for saying that and after such a loss there will be always people who are saying this or that and things like that.

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Mattress Mac is a bit of a creep (it might be the ears ). Obviously Croatia had the better team. I think it’s very rude of him to detract from Croatia’s win (especially Ljubicic) by saying the US would have won at a different location and by seeming to belittle Croatia. I mean, it's one thing to be patriotic, but it's totally different to be condescending to other countries because they aren’t as big or as rich.
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Re: Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

he's such a dick, i refuse to even read the article
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I don't think he's saying they should have played on clay; the Westside Tennis Club has all four surfaces (designed by the same four designers of the Grand Slam courts).
I didn't know that. Impressive.



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It's normal. Mac is just trying to promote his venue. There's nothing I could blame him for saying that and after such a loss there will be always people who are saying this or that and things like that.
Yeah, he's just promoting his baby.



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Re: Matress Mac: US Davis Cup team would not have lost to Crotia in Houston

Ljubicic would have won on any surface with the way he was playing as well as roddick and agassi. However, doubles may have been a different story and that may have helped them win it in the end but Andy isn't really a master at clay.
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