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Davis Cup 2006

Since we have already started to talk about the Davis Cup
I thought I would start a thread just for the Davis Cup. Patrick McEnroe has said Andy will be a singles player (no surprise there) and the Twins will play doubles (no surprise here). The other singles player is to be picked from Robby, James, and Taylor. As much as I think Taylor is a nice guy I can't really see Patrick picking him. So I think it will again come down to Robby or James.
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I reckon it's better to pick James and Robby than Taylor.
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Yes I'm sure it will come down to James or Robby. I really don't know why Patrick even mentioned Taylor unless he was trying to encourage Taylor since Taylor is now in a conditioning program to get himself in better shape. Which I hope Taylor will be successful in doing
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I picture Andy, Robby, and the Bryans in San Diego (winning 5-0)
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My goodness wouldn't that be nice I would like to think that the U.S. can win with the home crowd plus our pick of surfaces, but I remember even with all of that it hasn't worked out at times in the past
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PMac seems to be very skeptical of Robby (even though Robby is undefeated in Davis Cup matches??) and is the 3rd highest ranked US player (behind Agassi, who doesn't seem to want to play during the first round)...

Yo, PMac...

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I think PMac is 'covering his bases'. Robby and James ended the year well, but if Taylor really has lost a little bit of weight and improved his fitness, he could be a formidable player. It could be interesting to see how they all do at the Aus Open, and I'd bet that PMac won't make his final decision until the last possible moment.

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PMac seems to be very skeptical of Robby (even though Robby is undefeated in Davis Cup matches??) and is the 3rd highest ranked US player (behind Agassi, who doesn't seem to want to play during the first round)...

Yo, PMac...

Yes Andre has to watch how much he plays due to his health and age. But in a situation like this some times personalities play a part in the decision when really all that should matter is picking the best team. Maybe PMac
(I like that) and Robby just don't hit it off very well?
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I think PMac is 'covering his bases'. Robby and James ended the year well, but if Taylor really has lost a little bit of weight and improved his fitness, he could be a formidable player. It could be interesting to see how they all do at the Aus Open, and I'd bet that PMac won't make his final decision until the last possible moment.
I'm pretty certain PMac will take as long as he can to make a decision. And he probably will want the results of the Aus Open, but you know things don't always work out in one place like they do in another. I mean if PMac wouldn't have taken Andy to Belgium just because Andy went out in the first round of the U.S. Open think of how different the results could have been!
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Fee, I agree, PMac will wait till the results of the AO before making his final decision... If Robby does better there than Taylor & James, then he should be hard to ignore...

And Mae, to me, I don't think it has to do with them hitting it off, I think instead, it's more like the employee/boss scenario... Robby is like the employee who does everything right for his boss, but his boss keeps over-looking him or second-guessing his abilities... Hope Robby does really well at AO!
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Funny you should bring that up Mae, I was one of the people who thought maybe Andy should be left off the DC squad for Belgium, yikes on me!

I think Robby and PMac get along fine (Robby is so laid back, how can anyone not get along with him) so I agree that's not the issue. I think PMac just wants to see some intense fire or something before he makes his final pick. The AO may be the deciding factor (along with the surface, of course).

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Funny you should bring that up Mae, I was one of the people who thought maybe Andy should be left off the DC squad for Belgium, yikes on me!

I think Robby and PMac get along fine (Robby is so laid back, how can anyone not get along with him) so I agree that's not the issue. I think PMac just wants to see some intense fire or something before he makes his final pick. The AO may be the deciding factor (along with the surface, of course).
LOL it's great Fee that you are willing to admit thinking maybe Andy should have been left off! But I still hope PMac doesn't just take who does best in the AO just because they do well in the AO because that same person might not do as well in the Davis Cup. Anyway I'm glad it's PMac decision and not mine so if he blows it he has to take the blame
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LOL it's great Fee that you are willing to admit thinking maybe Andy should have been left off! But I still hope PMac doesn't just take who does best in the AO just because they do well in the AO because that same person might not do as well in the Davis Cup. Anyway I'm glad it's PMac decision and not mine so if he blows it he has to take the blame
That's a valid point... what if Robby wins the Auckland tournament (let's just say), but then loses a tight match in the early rounds of the AO (i can't believe I'm giving this scenario, but... ) Robby will have shown greatness, but at the same time he will have shown a disappointment... so PMac should weigh it all, including the ranking, lol...
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Yes I see your point and like I said I'm glad it is PMac decision and not mine to make. But let's face it I know both you and I want him to pick Robby And then have Robby win What do you think Fee?
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Yes, I want Robby picked and I want him to win!
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