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Old 04-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #61
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #62
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it's not about DC per se, it's about tennis. getting to watch best of 5, some crazy matches. bring it on babe. I love it. plus team work, strategy, the hooligan crowds, etc . DC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Olympics 1000 times :.

It's so good to see so many players firing up and going crazy. i.e. If Nalbandian was fired up in his regular matches as much as when he plays for Argentina, he would be a multiple slam winner .

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Also, it's nice to see Bo5 in doubles, Wimbledon being the only tournament with Bo5 in doubles otherwise. Too bad they fucked up the Olympic final and changed it to Bo3.
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Also, it's nice to see Bo5 in doubles, Wimbledon being the only tournament with Bo5 in doubles otherwise. Too bad they fucked up the Olympic final and changed it to Bo3.
And we get to see singles players facing doubles specialists in high profile matches!
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I love Copa Davis, absolutely love it.
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And we get to see singles players facing doubles specialists in high profile matches!
Getting off-topic but exactly for that reason I almost find Olympic Gold a bigger thing in doubles than in singles. Lack of sigles players really hurt doubles slams, just look at Olympic Gold medalists and also IW champions (2011 the entire Big Four played IW doubles). Singles players can do really well in doubles. DC F was an example on that, fresh WTF champs, singles+doubles player Granollers and doubles specialist Lopez beaten by singles+doubles player Stepanek and singles player Berdych.
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I care about the general idea (best of 5, global teams in regions, home fans etc.) but I don't care much for the execution, the fact so many top players don't play and the way it wraps around the calendar really makes me less interested than I otherwise would be.

Not to mention so many nations have DC teams without the actual tennis federation, facilities, and players to support it. When a country has 14 and 50 year olds playing for it and a bunch of guys who played division 2 college tennis and even high school tennis I really don't see the point of fielding a team (in short Groups 2/3 should be consolidated considerably). I would like to see a rule put in place that to field a team you have to have at least 2 or 3 players who are in the ATP rankings, or 2 in the top 1200 or something like that.

Also dead rubbers aren't much fun but I'm not sure what can be done on that (kills an entire day of tennis if a team goes up 3-0).

In short it would be better if it was fixed but the main thing is the top talent not playing kills it, I mean does anyone actually think Canada is better at Tennis than Spain? and yet Canada beat the Spanish team full of B and C tier players.
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Agreed, that was only to prove a point about why a Davis Cup victory shouldn't be rated above a Masters title.

DC is no more interesting to me than an ATP 500 and it should rate that way (it's about that level, some good players but not all the good players).
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DC is no more interesting to me than an ATP 500 and it should rate that way (it's about that level, some good players but not all the good players).
That is just such a nonsense attitude to me. It's like saying watching the Dutch League is just as interesting as watching the World Cup. It should be enough to watch players and spectators in action in a Davis Cup match to realize this is exciting stuff.

I mean, any competition where the Bryans lose 13-15 in 5th to Bozoljac in front of a roaring home crowd is GOAT to me.
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You mean Nadal won it for him, right?
Right, I forgot Nadal was the one who beat Roddick and Fish on indoor hard court in the USA and (despite not winning the final) beat both Stepanek and Berdych on indoor hard in Czech Republic as well.
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A lot of the best matches the last 10 years have been in the Davis cup. It's good to see the top players playing for something other than just themselves.
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I like it, but I root for individuals, not teams. I like the Spanish team because two of my favorite players are from Spain, and the U.S. because I like the Bryan Brothers.
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DC is great because players play for their country and there is added motivation. There is a reason that the tournament has elevated players and why we see so many lower ranked guys play their best tennis at DC.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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