Originally posted by Leo7
from the article:
DAVIS CUP CAREER
Served as a practice partner for the U.S. team during the USA vs. Italy Davis Cup by NEC semifinal in Milwaukee, Wis., won by Italy, 4-1.
They should be doing more for Davis Cup.
My thoughts exactly!!
The twins were practice partners when Gullikson was still coach. They were only just on the tour.
McEnroe just won't give the bros a chance
He just doesn't want to see the quallities of a top class doubles team, he doesn't want to see what an asset they could be to his team
Okay, I know I biased here, but hear me out:
I think the guys on the team against Croatie played great. But it was Pat that lost the tie. I mean: now with Andy and Pete not on the team, all the pressure automaticly shifted to James. He's the only experianced player when it comes to DC on the team and he has had the better singles and doubles results in the past, of the 4 of them.
Not to say that James couldn't win those matches, but wouldn't it have been a lot easier on him if he had someone to share the load? I'm just saying: he's a young players and although he is the more experianced one on the team, he still has got a lot to learn. Also in dealing with high pressure situations. I think that is also why he yelled at that spectator during his match against Ljubicic. I have never seen James do something like that. But these things happen when you feel pressured...
Take this scenario: say the DC team would have consisted of James, Mardy, Mike and Bob. James and Mardy would have only had to worry about their singles matches and would have gotten some rest in between. They wouldn't have had to worry about winning the doubles, wich would mean at least one load taken of of their shoulders. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a coach's job, taking as much load of of his players so they can concentrate on the task at hand?
Mike and Bob would play the doubles, taking part of the responsability that was now put entirely on James. And yes, I know they don't have DC experiance either. But they do know what it is like to play big matches. They played the quarters of the Australian and French Open, they played the semies at Wimbledon and the US Open, they won the TMS Toronto (against the world's #1 doubles team, at home turf for Nestor), they played the semies of the TMS Madrid... Need I continue? Those are some big matches too. The twins know how to handle that.
I can't predict the future or anything, but I do think Mike and Bob would have had a big chance of winning that doubles rubber. Bob with his big serve, Mike with his strong return game and both know their volleys. That combined with their knowledge of the game of doubles (they have been playing doubles since they were 6).... I'm telling you: the Bryan Brothers would have been Croatia's biggest nightmare!
I can go on for hours on this... but I have class in 15 minutes
It just makes me so
that the twins don't get a chance. I know they really want to play for their country. They are all american. And I know they have got the game to deserve a chance.
Patrick has been talking to the bros for what? 2 years now? He has been practicing with them. But no way he will put them on the team.
Mr McEnroe: with this said: I don't understand you at all!!!
I think it was Mike that once said during an interview that the brothers would have to be #1 in the world and have to have won all 4 slams to be appointed to the team... I'm starting to think he might be right
PS:Wew, so far my ramble of the morning
Leo, you got me started on something here! lol I think I might have scared of any lurkers wanting to come forward now.... nooooo!!!! Come back!!!!