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Old 04-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #16
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

I love DC because it brings out the best in players and just the atmosphere and passion alone is incredible.
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

I mean plenty of players find their way into the pro tennis world after playing college tennis, which is very similar format to Davis Cup, team sport wise....

I enjoy it to some degree, it's just good fun
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Annoying disruption in my tennis following schedule, I couldn't care less about tennis being played as a team sport and I don't experience any of the magic other people seem to associate with this event.
Understandable that a Ferrer fan would prefer 250/500 events. Don't worry, the excitement is about to rise again with Houston and Casablanca starting Monday
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #19
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DC is the rare case i can see some Futures tennis, including my countrymates.

The doubles going on right now against Estonia is a highly entertaining affair (surprisingly) and it's actually fun overall.
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Understandable that a Ferrer fan would prefer 250/500 events. Don't worry, the excitement is about to rise again with Houston and Casablanca starting Monday
Ferrer is not in the Davis Cup, or Houston or Casablanca, that's for sure.

NID that some people would try to derail this thread by mentioning David Ferrer.
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Ferrer is not in the Davis Cup, or Houston or Casablanca, that's for sure.
He didn't say that Ferrer was
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Understandable that a Ferrer fan would prefer 250/500 events. Don't worry, the excitement is about to rise again with Houston and Casablanca starting Monday
Ferrer has won it three times and I still don't care about it, which proves my position as an unbiased analyst.
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Nice thread. If i wanna see people screaming like crazy, insulting, attacking other people because they wear an sports uniform for another country, i'd go to an useless soccer match. Patriotism, my a**.
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Ferrer has won it three times and I still don't care about it, which proves my position as an unbiased analyst.
You mean Nadal won it for him, right?

What's not to like about Davis Cup anyway? Do you seriously believe the tennis will be of higher quality/more intriguing next week in Houston and Casablanca than in the Davis Cup? Even if you don't care who wins the event, like I don't, it's still an opportunity to watch interesting matchups over 5 sets and in different courts/conditions often.
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

Some ties are painfully predictable, specially in the lower zone groups were I see myself sometimes feeling bad about the amateur, random guys, who have to step in and represent their country only to get an embarassing beating by some of the decent pros who don't have enough depth in their team to be competing in the WG and against more competitive nations.

for the most, though, it's awesome and I love it! like many have said: the emotion, crowds, atmosphere are amazing and sometimes lead to memorable matches.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #26
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

It makes professional tennis what it is. It needs a lot of tweaking, but I love the concept of fighting for one's country and that pursuit of being the best team in the world.
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You mean Nadal won it for him, right?
I believe Nadal didn't play last year and Ferrer routined Berdych 6-2 6-3 7-5 in the final on indoor hardcourt

That the team didn't win was unfortunate, but I see that as irrelevant
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Tennis wouldn't be the same without it. It's the only chance you get to cheer for your own country when watching tennis. Besides, there's a great history behind it.
Don't forget the Olympics...

GB haven't been relevant in DC for decades but I still like it. The atmosphere is special but on the other hand, it serves to remind me of the chronic failings of the LTA. Mixed bag.
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

Players are usually excited to play it and they give it all on the court which usually translates into good matches. Even though I'm not patriotic either, the atmosphere gives a special feeling to the matches. Plus, it's a team effort in Bo5, and the format itself is just refreshing.
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

Apparently, for now, del Potro doesn't either... despite his patriotism.

On a more serious note, it's still pretty good tennis, just with a layer of emotion attached, so I don't see what makes it less appealing than normal tournaments.

Also, vamos Argentina. (although whatever team or player I root for usually starts choking immediately...)
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