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Old 12-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #16
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sorry ut a run to a slam 3rd round 3 years agao now isnt convincing me that he will be able to a help out the team any better than frank or vasek have. He's done absolutely nothing since

i dont think it should mean that the other guys should have to compete harder for a spot over him harder either..not at first anyway

and check your facts tommy, he's not a top 100 player. He's had a top 100 ranking but proved unable to maintain it for long
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #17
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This is awesome news, we get another top 100 player in our ranks! Who cares if he said he didn't feel Canadian. Point is, he's with us now. I rather have him on our Davis Cup team than Frank Dancevic, who's a total flake. unlike Vashy and Franky, Levine made the 3rd round of a Slam, something those guys couldn't do. By having him, it forces Vashy and Frank to compete harder for a spot on the Davis Cup team and improves them.

This is cool news to hear.
Not quite, he's #104.

I agree with the rest of the post though, I don't really care why he's back, I'm glad to have him here, it makes the competition better, we usually complain about players leaving us, when we should be happy to have players play for us when they come, Milos probably would not play for us if he wasn't from Montenegro and was from somewhere better.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #18
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No, I think the only reason why he switched was because he sees Canada as an easier chance of playing DC, but hopefully Pospisil will have alot to say about that, the competition is good, Peliwo could be up there soon too.
Exactly my point - with Milos they can compete in World Group now. Levine doesn't switch if we are still stuck in World Group II year in year out


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Old 12-25-2012, 07:16 AM   #19
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I agree with tommyg6 - having him on board can only help guys compete more to get spots on the squad and in matches. I never got the feeling he was anti-Canadian - he always played challengers, even futures, here, for one. I wonder if his comments weren't more that he never thought of playing for Canada (in a meaningful way, in DC), that it never occurred to him to do so, rather than that he was against the idea. I wonder if age hasn't made him a bit nostagic for Canada. He seems like a decent guy and not the type to jump on a band wagon. But really, who cares even if that is a part of his decision - having a decent player want to play for Canada can only be a good thing, especially when it's been the opposite for such a long time.
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Exactly my point - with Milos they can compete in World Group now. Levine doesn't switch if we are still stuck in World Group II year in year out


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My point was that the US team is maybe more difficult to try and get on, at least to him, Levine is 25 now and sees that maybe his window is closing as he is not a top 100 player anymore, so he wants to go where he thinks he's got the best chance to play.
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Not quite, he's #104.

I agree with the rest of the post though, I don't really care why he's back, I'm glad to have him here, it makes the competition better, we usually complain about players leaving us, when we should be happy to have players play for us when they come, Milos probably would not play for us if he wasn't from Montenegro and was from somewhere better.
Milos was 3 years old when his parents came here. They didn't know he was going to be a tennis player and neither did he.
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the thing is canada didnt really need him to come over. now with vasek, frank and milos we have 3 better singles options than him and if filip develops in a year or so we'll have another option better than him. He's not a very good doubles player so he doesnt help there either
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Milos was 3 years old when his parents came here. They didn't know he was going to be a tennis player and neither did he.
What a weak argument if ever I've heard one, players as we have seen time and time again will change nationality if it suits them better, Rusedski, Levine, need I go on.
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the thing is canada didnt really need him to come over. now with vasek, frank and milos we have 3 better singles options than him and if filip develops in a year or so we'll have another option better than him. He's not a very good doubles player so he doesnt help there either
I don't know if Pospisil and esp. Dancevic are better options right now.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #25
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I don't know if Pospisil and esp. Dancevic are better options right now.
i just really dont see levine as any better than either one. I really think that both are better players than levine. He's nothing special or..at least in my oppinion even that good
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i just really dont see levine as any better than either one. I really think that both are better players than levine. He's nothing special or..at least in my oppinion even that good
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I am pretty sure Levine is starting his season at the Aussie Open, so no match play before then, which could make it tough, esp if he gets a hard draw.
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He is gather 4th seed in Brisbane qualifying.
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Just for the record there is nothing "anti-Canadian" in choosing to live in another country or even represent one in international sports if you're a Canadian citizen. Its not always a black and white, "you're with us or you're against us" proposition - this is the same attitude that Canadians will continually criticize Americans for having, and yet its becoming more and more common in Canada as well.

It must also be said that Canada is HORRIBLE at investing in sports and athletes, except outside of hockey. I cant really blame athletes for making the jump elsewhere if they have family ties (Rusedski an exception - that was pure mercenary behaviour) - Canada Soccer for one is one of the most dysfunctional outfits on the planet, and for a while Tennis Canada wasn't much better.

At least things are moving in the right direction now - at least tennis wise

The thing with Levine is that he adds nothing new to the team - Diez at least is a clay specialist - and this doesnt address the fact we are still woefully behind in the number 2 singles slot when compared to the big guns like Spain, France, Germany, US etc... But if he wants to play for Canada so be it - welcome aboard
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Jesse starts new season in Brisbane.
His section in qualifying draw:

(4) Jesse Levine (CAN) vs Oleksandr Nedovyesov (UKR)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs Rhyne Williams (USA)
Jack Sock (USA) vs Hiroki Moriya (JPN)
Steve Johnson (USA) vs (6) Thiemo De Bakker (NED)

Possible R2 against Dancevic
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