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I mean, an international competition between America ( in this case all the continent, not just US as golf case ) against Europe ??

Imagine that the competition consisted in 8 matches, 4 singles plus 4 doubles on the four surfaces ( outdoors hard, clay , indoor carpet and grass ) ...( In case of draw there would be a ninth match, one off play off match between the two number 1 and the surface would be decided by draw

Rules :

* Each captain ( american and european ) has to choose 8 players
* The four singles matches have to be played by 4 different players
* The four doubles matches have to be played by the 8 players ( 4 couples)
* All the players have to play one or two matches , no match or more than 2 is impossible
* A player can play the singles and doubles match on different surfaces
* We imagine there aren't injuries ( that is, we don't need nine players ).

Who are your 8 picks ??, and please specify every player which match/es would play ..

I would prefer every person only chose the 8 players of a continent , because i've realized that if you try to choose both teams it's very difficult to be objective and above all you have a lot of strategic problems being at the same time european and american captain, it's crazy .



And don't forget to choose the captain too.

These are my picks for Europe :

* Federer ( singles on grass )
* Nadal ( singles on clay )
* Ljubicic ( singles on carpet )
* Safin ( singles on hard )


* Federer and Bjorkman ( doubles on grass)
* Nadal and Verdasco ( doubles on clay )
* Ljubicic and Mirnyi ( doubles on carpet)
* Safin and Novak ( doubles on hard )

CAPTAIN : Peter Lundgren
 

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What about South America? can't they play too? It should be easy enough to come up with 8 South Americans. Of course they'd all want to play the matches on clay. :D

Or did you mean to include them in the american group to begin with? :confused:
 

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South America? We could have Nalbandian on grass, Puerta on clay, Coria on hard and I wanted to write Canas on carpet but ehh... maybe Massu in his good shape? We can always tell him he's playing for his country like in Athens :lol:

Doubles? for sure Nalbandian and Puerta on grass together! Massu / Gonzalez on hard, Prieto / Calleri on clay and Etlis / Rodriguez on carpet :D
 

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At least in my country we consider America as a unique continent not dividing north and south

America , according to my meaning = From Canada to Chile
 

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lol, sorry ;) but knowing my love to Latin America, I'll leave my types and believe in spirit fight of those guys.

PS. In my country saying "America" we think "USA" with the first impression. I didn't think long enough to have the second impression.
 

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Nathaliia said:
lol, sorry ;) but knowing my love to Latin America, I'll leave my types and believe in spirit fight of those guys.

PS. In my country saying "America" we think "USA" with the first impression. I didn't think long enough to have the second impression.
In my country also America can be used for a lot of things ( USA etc ).

I know my english is horrible but... have you read my first post ????. In my first post i think that i have made clear that although Ryder cup is only US against Europe, in this case, this tennistic Ryder cup would be America ( all the continent, from Canada to Chile ) against Europe
 

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In my school, and in the game "Risk", North and South America are 2 different continents.

But, this is your game; so we can play with your rules :D

It does at least give America some clay court players :lol:
 

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There are just 5 continents: Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Why do you think that the olympic rings are just five? Bye
 

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nah, leave that bs to golf
 

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Margy said:
In my school, and in the game "Risk", North and South America are 2 different continents.

But, this is your game; so we can play with your rules :D

It does at least give America some clay court players :lol:
US against Europe would be a competition with a clear winner . US needs south american players to reach the level , obviously on clay, and also on grass and carpet with Nalbandian..
 

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Yeah, without the players from south america( a region of the globe like middle east is) America team would lose pretty easily. No fun at all.
 

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Galaxystorm said:
It seems that there are different theories and points of view about the number of continents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent

I also consider 5 continents.
And I went to the school that taught 7 :p

So, I'm still not sure though what the idea is here. Is it "the Americas" vs "Europe" meaning Eurasia? Or is it really "the Americas" vs "the rest of the world"? Because no matter if you use the 5 or 7 continent model, you will not get Lleyton Hewitt, Huss/Moodie, or Erlich/Ram into America or Europe?

So are we excluding those not in the 2 "big" continents? Or is it "rest of the world"? Still :confused:
 

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there is just no time on the calander to due this. they play from jan-nov. take 2 weeks off, the start getting ready for AO. just no time. and getting rid of Davis Cup would never happen.
 

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If someone wants to use more than 5 continents, please don't forget to include Central America. So this meeting should be Europe x America ( and I mean the whole America) or Europe ( since you have Federer, Nadal, Safin, and others playing for this continent) x the rest of the world ( so, you could include Hewitt as well)?. Bye.
 

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I never thought it would be so difficult to choose 8 american ( From Canada to Chile ) players or 8 europeans.

Now this seems a thread about geography when i wanted to talk about tennis :sad: , even some people is talking about Eurasia :banghead:

Definitely my english level sucks because i'm not able to express that EUROPEEEEEEEEEEEE IS EUROPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...:retard:

If i could i would delete this thread :(
 

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Galaxystorm said:
I never thought it would be so difficult to choose 8 american ( From Canada to Chile ) players or 8 europeans.

Now this seems a thread about geography when i wanted to talk about tennis :sad: , even some people is talking about Eurasia :banghead:

Definitely my english level sucks because i'm not able to express that EUROPEEEEEEEEEEEE IS EUROPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...:retard:

If i could i would delete this thread :(
:lol: No, no ... don't give up yet :lol:

It just really is confusing as you see in the wikipedia link you posted. Not everyone understands exactly which countries are included in your categories.

OK..so America is everything in North and South America, from Canada to Chile. I think we're good with that one. :yeah:

Now... what countries do you mean for Europe? Because you have Safin in your choice and he would be Asia for me. Or he could be in if you mean Eurasia (combining Europe and Asia into a large continent - see Wikipedia definition). But do you definitely mean only Europe and not rest of the world which eliminates people from Australia, Africa, Middle East.

Just specify where your European border is, please. And don't get upset...geography lessons are fun :D
 
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