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Should Pat McEnroe have tried to pick Agassi instead of Blake?

ginnylegend
09-24-2006, 09:40 PM
I think well maybe, I mean he's the best clay courter the US had, maybe he could have played we might have had better chance....

thrust
09-24-2006, 09:43 PM
The problem is that Agassi is physically incapable of playing tough tennis now, especially on clay.

cobalt60
09-24-2006, 09:44 PM
No.

GlennMirnyi
09-24-2006, 09:46 PM
:haha:
This must be a joke.

Johnny Groove
09-24-2006, 09:50 PM
I think Mcenroe should have stolen Nadal and had him play all their rubbers :rolleyes:

ys
09-24-2006, 10:01 PM
:haha:
This must be a joke.

Why not Courier then? :lol: Or Sampras who has an experience of winning in that very venue on clay in 1995?

GlennMirnyi
09-24-2006, 10:02 PM
Why not Courier then? :lol: Or Sampras who has an experience of winning in that very venue on clay in 1995?

CHANG!!! :p

ys
09-24-2006, 10:03 PM
I think Mcenroe should have stolen Nadal and had him play all their rubbers :rolleyes:

My real question is why do USA still not having Connors as the captain. PMac has no energy whatsoever to give to his players. He is like a vegetable on that bench..

Saumon
09-24-2006, 10:12 PM
My real question is why do USA still not having Connors as the captain. PMac has no energy whatsoever to give to his players. He is like a vegetable on that bench..
and this is Tarpi on his bench: http://forum.mamboserver.com/images/extrasmilies/slug.gif

:shrug: :p

but Tarpi is the strategy king! :rocker2:

World Beater
09-24-2006, 10:13 PM
guy forget...that guy is a monster

Saumon
09-24-2006, 10:14 PM
tarpishev>forget

Loremaster
09-24-2006, 10:31 PM
Agassi could be a Capitan, it would be great !!

robinhood
09-24-2006, 11:19 PM
The problem is that at the moment there are no American players who can play their best tennis on clay.
So why does it even matter who the captain is?
PMac had no other options.
I think Roddick played as well as he could've played today.

As for Agassi, :o
You know, he's found YOU and taking the memory of YOU for the rest of his life, meaning RETIRED.

R.Federer
09-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Agassi retired, no?! I don't think Andre would make an exception for DC. Maybe he could also Brother John and Pistol to pitch in- I think the US would win handily ;)

robinhood
09-25-2006, 12:03 AM
Agassi retired, no?! I don't think Andre would make an exception for DC. Maybe he could also Brother John and Pistol to pitch in- I think the US would win handily ;)

Yes... vs. another team of banged-up 40-year-olds.

TennisAgenda
09-25-2006, 01:26 AM
I think this Davis Cup results and all the results for the past three years shows this new American men's generation are just not as talented as previous generations. Although I think fans know this fact know. Vince Spadea has said Americans are spoiled. They had Sampras, Agassi, Courier, they had McEnroe, Connors prior to that. This current Americans men generation are just not as talented as those guys. Its a fact. And the reason Blake and Roddick do so poorly on clay is because they are just not that talented pn the surface. They don't have the patience and they don't put the effort into learning how to play on clay.

zicofirol
09-25-2006, 01:41 AM
spadea was the guy to get, he is USA's best claycourter,lmao, its true to.

Broomie
09-25-2006, 06:17 AM
Just a quick question: how come pat mcenroe does not take any young player as the fifth one, to increase his experience?
So far tarpi has chosen gabashvili, knitsyn, and the latest, korolev, as 5th players. And I know Forget did the same with monfils and gasquet when they were younger, so that they get used to the atmosphere, and DC spirit.
It's not like there weren't any other young american players. Has PMac ever been questioned about that? Does anyone has an explanation? (unless there was a 5th player that I didn't see, and of course my question would be useless :) )
thx for answers ;)

16681
09-25-2006, 08:11 AM
The U.S. Men just have a problem with clay courts. Even Pete never won the French Open. There aren't even that many clay courts in the U.S. Maybe we should send some U.S. players to train in countries that have a lot of clay courts. Players come to the U.S. to train so why can't U.S. players go to other countries to train?

Winston's Human
09-25-2006, 11:22 AM
The US men have historically had problems on clay courts. The victories by Agassi, Courier and Chang at the French Open make people forget that, prior to Chang's 1989 victory, no American man had won the French Open since Tony Trabert in 1955.

alfonsojose
09-25-2006, 02:46 PM
Courier would have traveled without hesitation ... to interview Marat and Dima in the locker room :drool: :drool: ;)

TheBoiledEgg
09-25-2006, 03:57 PM
US have got to dump the Bryans :rolls:

going into a match "guarantee 1 pt" nice positive way of looking at things

4 good singles players are better than any good doubles combo

there's only 1 doubles match anyway.

shrudy
09-25-2006, 07:03 PM
US have got to dump the Bryans :rolls:

going into a match "guarantee 1 pt" nice positive way of looking at things

4 good singles players are better than any good doubles combo

there's only 1 doubles match anyway.

what are you even talking about?

DrJules
09-25-2006, 07:35 PM
Agassi would medically struggle to last a 5 set match on clay. So non starter.