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Men's Tennis Davis Cup 2018

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dareza    626

eh :( Lajovic was sooo close.

 

The end for us. Expected.

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thepharoah    297

Zverev defeats Kyrgios in Straight sets to give Germany the victory 3-1 , Germany joins USA and Kazakhstan to quarters 

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dareza    626
3 minutes ago, dareza said:

 

http://www.itftennis.com/news/281842.aspx

 

Under the plans, the World Cup of Tennis Finals will be played over seven days in November in the traditional week of the Davis Cup Final. The Finals will feature a round-robin format followed by a quarterfinal knockout stage. Each tie will consist of two singles and one doubles over best-of-three sets. The 16 World Group nations will automatically qualify for the Finals, and a further two nations will be selected.

There will also be a play-off round held during the Finals which will include the eight nations that qualify from the Zone Group I events. The eight play-off winners will earn a place in the following year’s Finals.

There will be no change to the format of zone group competition. In Zone Groups I and II, home-and-away ties will continue to be played during the traditional three weeks in the calendar. Zone Groups III and IV will continue to consist of week-long round-robin events.

Further details will be announced in due course.

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heywoodu    3,204
1 hour ago, dareza said:

 

http://www.itftennis.com/news/281842.aspx

 

Under the plans, the World Cup of Tennis Finals will be played over seven days in November in the traditional week of the Davis Cup Final. The Finals will feature a round-robin format followed by a quarterfinal knockout stage. Each tie will consist of two singles and one doubles over best-of-three sets. The 16 World Group nations will automatically qualify for the Finals, and a further two nations will be selected.

There will also be a play-off round held during the Finals which will include the eight nations that qualify from the Zone Group I events. The eight play-off winners will earn a place in the following year’s Finals.

There will be no change to the format of zone group competition. In Zone Groups I and II, home-and-away ties will continue to be played during the traditional three weeks in the calendar. Zone Groups III and IV will continue to consist of week-long round-robin events.

Further details will be announced in due course.

 

Wow, I've seen awful plans being accepted (like getting rid of the possibilty of absolute epic matches since even a 5th set goes to tie breaks now), but this is probably the single worst plan I've ever seen in tennis and one of the worst plans I've seen in the entire world of sports. 

 

Where will the regular David Cup ties during the year be held with that plan? And for which goal? Surely not every important match will be held in one week somewhere in November? 

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dareza    626
4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

Wow, I've seen awful plans being accepted (like getting rid of the possibilty of absolute epic matches since even a 5th set goes to tie breaks now), but this is probably the single worst plan I've ever seen in tennis and one of the worst plans I've seen in the entire world of sports. 

 

Where will the regular David Cup ties during the year be held with that plan? And for which goal? Surely not every important match will be held in one week somewhere in November? 

 

Players wanted this. I heard about this a few years ago,several players complained about the schedule and it looks like the ITF accepted it.

 

It will be like world team championship. Like in badminton for example or table tennis.

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heywoodu    3,204
40 minutes ago, dareza said:

 

Players wanted this. I heard about this a few years ago,several players complained about the schedule and it looks like the ITF accepted it.

 

It will be like world team championship. Like in badminton for example or table tennis.

So after losing epic long 5 set battles, we'll also lose one of the main things that make the Davis Cup so good? Being the feeling of really having national teams battle each other, with one team having a home advantage. I guess it will all be some neutral venue now, where people don't care about 17 of the 18 teams...

 

This is so incredibly disappointing. RIP Davis Cup. 

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De_Gambassi    270
Il y a 2 heures , dareza a déclaré:

 

Players wanted this. I heard about this a few years ago,several players complained about the schedule and it looks like the ITF accepted it.

 

It will be like world team championship. Like in badminton for example or table tennis.

 

No, the very top 0.0001% of the best players wanted this. For many players, the Davis Cup was their thing, their ultimate goal. Bye to the epicness of 5 sets matches, bye to the crazyness of 5 matches rounds, bye to the small places and their one chance in a life time to host some of the best players in the world, bye to the crowds and fucking bye to history.

 

And they dare to call this thing 'Davis Cup'

 

Tennis is fast becomming a souless bilionaires freakshow, so clean, so perfect. Davis Cup was the last thing giving it a bit of life. 

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heywoodu    3,204
9 minutes ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

No, the very top 0.0001% of the best players wanted this. For many players, the Davis Cup was their thing, their ultimate goal. Bye to the epicness of 5 sets matches, bye to the crazyness of 5 matches rounds, bye to the small places and their one chance in a life time to host some of the best players in the world, bye to the crowds and fucking bye to history.

 

And they dare to call this thing 'Davis Cup'

 

Tennis is fast becomming a souless bilionaires freakshow, so clean, so perfect. Davis Cup was the last thing giving it a bit of life. 

 

Full tennis stadium with everyone dressed in orange, making even mediocre players like Thiemo de Bakker (mostly busy with eating as much fast food as possible instead of training) suddenly rise up and stand and fight, to get close to the kind of levels shown by the mighty Robin Haase.

 

And that's only for the Netherlands of course, but I'm sure the same kind of thing goes for many more nations. Now it will just be yet another meaningless Hopman Cup or whatever, another random World Tour Finals-like tournament that nobody really seems to care about. I'm putting my money down on having the NextGen Davis Cup as well within a few years. So urban. It's like they are the freaking IOC. 

 

Yeah, and don't you dare dream this new event will be held in some small place. London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, here we come. So edgy. 

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De_Gambassi    270

The thing is that the Davis Cup was really the X factor of the tennis world. The X factor that was badly needed. Congrats, tennis you're the new golf.

 

Nicklas Kulti and Arnaud Boetsch played the best match of tennis ever in 1996. Period.

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Wanderer    630
2 hours ago, dareza said:

 

Players wanted this. I heard about this a few years ago,several players complained about the schedule and it looks like the ITF accepted it.

 

It will be like world team championship. Like in badminton for example or table tennis.

 

We'll see how much players wanted this in the names and line-ups. 

 

But Davis Cup and Fed Cup also were definitely unique. And both ATP and WTA destroyed the competition with putting their calendars. And I agree with De_Gambassi and heywoodu on this point completely.

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