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Is a Futures Title more important and meaningful than a Davis Cup title?

RickDaStick
04-19-2007, 11:35 PM
Well the Davis Cup doesnt have the same " point value" as a futures tournament. Does that also mean a Futures win is more important and meaninful than a DC?

Yes. Because the Futures tournaments can and most probably will lead to a full-time career on the ATP tour, where you can....erm.....EARN POINTS, MAKE MONEY, and actually BE somebody. A DC title is great and all, but when it comes to a career, you want something that shows you've made progress on the tour.




What do you think?

All_Slam_Andre
04-19-2007, 11:39 PM
The Davis Cup is more meaningful than any tournament apart from the 4 grand slams and the Masters Cup in my opinion.

El Legenda
04-19-2007, 11:40 PM
You can make a lot of money playing Davis Cup.
and if you are on the Davis Cup team and won, that means you already are SOMEBODY and have made something of your career.

JMG
04-19-2007, 11:40 PM
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leng jai
04-19-2007, 11:43 PM
I won my local Pennant tournament last year. I think that is more meaningful than a grand slam because it means I showed up to my matches and bagelled some very talented 14 year olds. The day I learned the forehand grip was also more important than Davis Cup because my forehand progressed and this could potentially make me rich in the future.

Horatio Caine
04-20-2007, 12:00 AM
Absolutely. There is no "prize money" in Davis Cup (although players get a "wage"...but we don't count that in this debate :ras: ) whereas for winning a futures title you get about $250.

Therefore, simply maths: $250 > $0 = Futures is more important.

Plus, winning a futures title is an individual achievement, whereas winning a DC title will invariably involve help from at least 1 other player.

:wavey:

R.Federer
04-20-2007, 05:36 AM
Absolutely. There is no "prize money" in Davis Cup (although players get a "wage"...but we don't count that in this debate :ras: ) whereas for winning a futures title you get about $250.

Therefore, simply maths: $250 > $0 = Futures is more important.


You spend $500 on hotel, food and bus-transportation at a Futures.
Your country spends $5000 on your food, hotel and limo in a Davis Cup.

Therefore net earnings are $-250 in a Futures and $0 in a Davis Cup. Simple maths ==> $0 > $-250.

Game over. DC wins.

Macbrother
04-20-2007, 06:33 AM
Do you really need us to tell you how ignorant the comment was?:p

Medina
04-20-2007, 06:37 AM
No, i state this becuase if u win a title (of course the Grand Slams are huge) u will be remmebered, for what u did. Not for a group effort from 1 country

Macbrother
04-20-2007, 06:41 AM
No, i state this becuase if u win a title (of course the Grand Slams are huge) u will be remmebered, for what u did. Not for a group effort from 1 country

Not even your grandmother is going to remember you won a Future's tournament.

jazar
04-20-2007, 06:44 AM
winning the davis cup is soo much more important. playing a lowly futures event against other wannabes and winning like $100 is a good a achievement, but the only people who know you won it and you and the people you beat. the davis cup is global

Adler
04-20-2007, 06:47 AM
Davis Cup, cause winning a Davis Cup makes you national hero (almost everywhere)

jazar
04-20-2007, 06:49 AM
Davis Cup, cause winning a Davis Cup makes you national hero (almost everywhere)/

except in the country you beat

JMG
04-20-2007, 03:22 PM
For a 10k Futures title you get 1300 $, just to make that clear.

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 03:25 PM
You win a lot of money to win the Davis Cup. Publicity, interviews, anyone?

RickDaStick
04-20-2007, 03:26 PM
No, i state this becuase if u win a title (of course the Grand Slams are huge) u will be remmebered, for what u did. Not for a group effort from 1 country


:haha: :haha:

Remembered by who? BTW i am talking about a Futures title and not a GS title.

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 03:27 PM
I would love to know how many people know that Tojo won a slam...

gusman890
04-20-2007, 03:29 PM
you are more known if you win davis cup, people win futures everyweek, we dont hear about them unless they make it big.

ljubicic_
04-20-2007, 03:46 PM
What do you think?


I don't think so because winning a DC you're not doing in you're own but you work as a team thatswhy i think that it's a beautiful thing to win together a big title like the Davis Cup

Deathless Mortal
04-20-2007, 03:46 PM
Absolutely. There is no "prize money" in Davis Cup (although players get a "wage"...but we don't count that in this debate :ras: ) whereas for winning a futures title you get about $250.

Therefore, simply maths: $250 > $0 = Futures is more important.

Plus, winning a futures title is an individual achievement, whereas winning a DC title will invariably involve help from at least 1 other player.

:wavey:

Says a Brtitish guy :haha: :haha: :haha: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Aphex
04-20-2007, 03:49 PM
I would love to know how many people know that Tojo won a slam... Well, of course his achievements are not remembered. He hasn't won a Futures title. The fact they weren't around when he came up is just a poor excuse. And AusO, DC and Masters titles just don't count. :lol:

keqtqiadv
04-20-2007, 03:50 PM
:zzz:

Deathless Mortal
04-20-2007, 03:50 PM
I don't understand the question. How can futures title be compared to a Davis Cup title? Of course Davis Cup is much more important than some meaningless futures title.

ljubicic_
04-20-2007, 03:54 PM
I don't understand the question. How can futures title be compared to a Davis Cup title? Of course Davis Cup is much more important than some meaningless futures title.

I think because for all tournemant you get money except the DC

sarciness
04-20-2007, 04:00 PM
I think because for all tournemant you get money except the DC

You don't get paid to play the olympics either... is that a lesser tournament than the futures? :p

Deathless Mortal
04-20-2007, 04:00 PM
I think because for all tournemant you get money except the DC

It's not all about money. We are talking about which is more important, and DC is definitely more important. How can somebody vote for futures, when nobody comments on Futures winners, while there are many threads about DC winners.

LK_22
04-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Davis Cup, as long as you play of course ;)

Blue Heart24
04-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Well the Davis Cup doesnt have the same " point value" as a futures tournament. Does that also mean a Futures win is more important and meaninful than a DC?

Yes. Because the Futures tournaments can and most probably will lead to a full-time career on the ATP tour, where you can....erm.....EARN POINTS, MAKE MONEY, and actually BE somebody. A DC title is great and all, but when it comes to a career, you want something that shows you've made progress on the tour.

Although both of them have yet to earn a GS title, you cannot deny that David's Wimbledon finalist finish was an impressive feat. It's still a vastly underrated feat, considering that NO PLAYER before him had gotten that far in the tournament on their first try-and it hasn't happened since. So there.....again, thanks for playing.

:retard:

MissPovaFan
04-20-2007, 04:20 PM
Davis Cup way more important

Burrow
04-20-2007, 04:26 PM
:haha: sigmagirl is also a retard.

maria_marie
04-20-2007, 07:42 PM
of course winning the DC means a lot more to a player than Futures because after all you get shown on tv, and noone can play by chance in the DC team and win matches

Experimentee
04-21-2007, 12:26 PM
A lot more people on MTF remember who wins every DC title, but couldnt name who wins every Futures title.

*Viva Chile*
04-21-2007, 03:54 PM
If you win Davis Cup you can play on Seniors champions tour and trascend on history, if you won a Futures title.... ehem.... you win a sh*tty amount of points and nothing more.