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Old 04-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #91
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

I really like Davis Cup and all its atmosphere
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #92
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

its the most boring tournament with no price at all. People come and root for players they dont even know, just becaus they are from their country.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #93
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Generally people that dont like DC are fanboys of top players, and are not tennis fans.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #94
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

To be honest, every slam and masters tournament after last year's Wimby have been a bit stale.

How exciting was that AO 2013, how about Paris and US Open ..
(Indian wells this year was good, though.)

These Davis Cup matches the last few days, at least, provide a bit more excitement.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #95
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To be honest, every slam and masters tournament after last year's Wimby have been a bit stale.

How exciting was that AO 2013, how about Paris and US Open ..
(Indian wells this year was good, though.)

These Davis Cup matches the last few days, at least, provide a bit more excitement.
That's what Rafa Nadal does for the tour.
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I sense a butthurt Nose fangirl. Still mad he could only managed a silver medal despite having had plenty of chances to get the gold?
Who? Do you honestly think I care about the Olympics? I mean there are some nice girl events like gymnastics and synchronized dancing but the rest is bull shit.
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

Daviscup is good a show.
But it has lost importance. That's a pity. atmosphere is usually great.

In doubles daviscup is the most important event because alongside the olympics. A good and rare opportunity for top players to play doubles in a serious competition.
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Generally people that dont like DC are fanboys of top players, and are not tennis fans.
That's evident from all the top players in my signature.
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Default Re: Am I the only one who doesn't care about the Davis Cup?

DC is a godsend for lower ranked players, many of them would never normally get the opportunity at such exposure and big match atmosphere. Its also a nice change from the ordinary bogstandard tennis calender
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #100
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That's what Rafa Nadal does for the tour.
Haha. I figured that might make me sound like a Rafa fanatic. Even though, there's some truth about his presence.

There's just more variety in Davis Cup. The surfaces, for example. You could switch from watching true clay like in Argentina to a super fast indoor court in Canada.

Everything from the surfaces to access to center court to favorable treatment from tournament directors at the majors is geared towards a top 4 monopoly… and it's getting a bit stale, let's be honest.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #101
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The uniqueness of the DC is it's atmosphere. Other than that I don't care much for it.
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its the most boring tournament with no price at all. People come and root for players they dont even know, just becaus they are from their country.
Which is why I've never been able to get into team sports like football, soccer, baseball, etc. I just think it's absurd to only like a team, even as it goes through generations of different players, simply because of its geographic location. I like individual tennis players because of qualities like their talent, style of play, potential, etc. I'm not going to root for some tennis players just because they happen to reside in the same country I do; that's really just ridiculous to me.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #103
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Too many johnny come lately player fans who need to go and follow another sport.

DC is magical, mystical and a part of tennis romance.
This! And there are many posts that I agree with in this thread, but this pretty much highlights all of them.

I can understand that people from bigger tennis countries don't care that much about Davis cup, but, for example, for Latvia it is the only chance to see Gulbis playing in our country. We are hosting only one futures event within a whole year, and Davis Cup is the only way we can see our best player and also some of other better known players, who come to Latvia for DC ties. I think that I started following Latvia's DC ties since I was 10 years old, I am always trying to watch them in the stadium, and those DC weekends are very special for me. Latvia will now play Finland in September for advancing to group 1, and I can hardly wait when that tie starts.

Not only this, probably, the DC weekends are those, when I watch the most tennis. Well, maybe except Grand Slams. This weekend, starting from Friday, I spent at home watching different ties on livestream (Kazakhstan - Czech Rep., Bulgaria - Estonia, Great Britain - Russia, Bosnia - Moldova, Poland - South Africa, USA - Serbia, etc). It is just great to see players playing for their country, emotions, drama, different doubles pairing, dealing with the home fans, etc.

In short words, Davis Cup is awesome, and I hope it will never change its format.
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I don't really care about it at all, but it is something different in the sport, so I'm not sure I would get rid of it altogether. Some players seem to care about it, e.g. Novak, even Roger when he thought he could win it with Stan.

I would change the format a bit so no player could play more than one of the singles matches. Maybe make it an under 23 tournament.

Edit: seljanin just made the point about the way the competition allows people from smaller countries to see some top-flight tennis, so I agree that is very important - so I have changed my mind, keep it as an all-age tournament. Still think it should be one singles match per player though.
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I like DC, but it's disappointing to see quite weak attendance. US-Brazil match was awful, it was really maybe half full, this week it's been a little better. Canada is also quite bad. They say that Vancouver is the best place for a home tie, but the arena isn't packed. And the capacity isn't even that great? Maybe 6000? Even Buenos Aires is only about 80%. But the stadium there is quite big.

I'd love to see Canada reach the finals. Would be so interesting to see where they would play it and how good it would be marketed.
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