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"What an awesome idea! Someone pass this on to the ITF."

I was just reading Jon Wertheim's tennis mailbag for this week on SI.com, and came across this excellent idea:

Why does Davis Cup insist on playing out "dead rubbers"? If it's just for the fans who bought tickets, can't they have "mixed" doubles instead, i.e. Blake-Tursunov vs. Roddick-Safin? To me, that would be a great way to wrap up a weekend of international competition. Heck, there might even be some motivation to win since the matches won't be utterly pointless. Throw in the possibility of Hewitt having to call Nalbandian "partner" and the entertainment stock keeps rising.
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Hewitt and Nalbandian would intentially try to hit each other while playing.

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Hewitt and Nalbandian would intentially try to hit each other while playing.
That would be worth paying to see.
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Re: "What an awesome idea! Someone pass this on to the ITF."

I guess I fail to see why being forced to partner Roddick would make Safin more motivated rather than less, if he doesn't want to be there in the first place.

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I guess I fail to see why being forced to partner Roddick would make Safin more motivated rather than less, if he doesn't want to be there in the first place.
Agreed. Once the tie is over, it's over. Dead rubbers are meaningful for younger players getting their first DC experience (even if it is dead), however in the grand scheme of things it means very little if anything at all.
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Re: "What an awesome idea! Someone pass this on to the ITF."

Sounds like fun, but it will never happen.
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Re: "What an awesome idea! Someone pass this on to the ITF."

That's a very good idea.......



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What country gets the point when a team wins?
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This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard.
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This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard.
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Re: "What an awesome idea! Someone pass this on to the ITF."

How can be such idiotic people in the world? That's just ridiculous. Tennis is not a circus. The players are there for their countries, not to amuse some idiotic fans.
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Re: "What an awesome idea! Someone pass this on to the ITF."

I doubt it will ever happen, but it would be funny as hell to see, especially teams like Hewitt/Nalbandian and Hewitt/Chela or Hewitt and any other argentine for that matter.
It just doesn't have much to do with the Davis Cup since it's a country thing...shame though I'd love to see it once

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