Davis Cup 2018

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If he went for his shots earlier you never know. Still learning though and this will be a learning experience for him
 

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Australia drew a home tie v Bosnia in the qualifying round for the new tournament.

Argentina and GB got wild cards so don't have to go through qualifying.

I wouldn't have awarded wild cards until the last minute. If Murray or JMDP are injured and not available then those teams are not very appealing.
 
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Australia drew a home tie v Bosnia in the qualifying round for the new tournament.

Argentina and GB got wild cards so don't have to go through qualifying.

I wouldn't have awarded wild cards until the last minute. If Murray or JMDP are injured and not available then those teams are not very appealing.
Well, they kind of have to otherwise effectviely you could lose a qualifying tie and then get another go.

Apparently, the first finals will be in Madrid next year, yes the most uninsipiring atomsphere in tennis is the way to go ITF. enjoy the money.
 

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Well, they kind of have to otherwise effectviely you could lose a qualifying tie and then get another go.

Apparently, the first finals will be in Madrid next year, yes the most uninsipiring atomsphere in tennis is the way to go ITF. enjoy the money.
Assuming that'll be on clay too :rolleyes:
 

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Well, I didn't see this coming with that date. :rolleyes:

Both Nole and Fed don't sound too excited about this. Fed is no surprise though. The Nole comments would be concerning for Pique and co though.
 

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As someone who takes a passing interest in tennis. It’s a nice coincidence that Croatia and France are playing off in another final.
Didn't even realise that coincidence (and I obsess over Davis & World Cup). Personal fail.
 

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An "exclusive" by the Australian today, regarding the Davis cup new format. Australia doesn't have a WC(which we knew in November). Also, Nole is trying to get rid of the Olympics rules for Davis Cup and has emailed all the players regarding it.

This is going to flop so so badly.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/tennis/djokovic-to-fight-against-davis-cup-olympic-rule/news-story/a135a0a31cdbd4d7ff9f71ee51683591&memtype=anonymous said:
ITF president David Haggerty has flipped the bird at Australian tennis by ignoring the stalwart Davis Cup nation for a wildcard into next year’s finals.

Britain received a golden ticket … only for the coach of British No. 1 Kyle Edmund to lift the lid on the newfangled tournament, saying it was viewed by players as a disaster waiting to happen.

World No. 1 and ATP Player Council president Novak Djokovic has emailed his peers to encourage an appeal against an ITF rule that says players must be involved in the Cup to be eligible for Olympic selection.

Haggerty has likened the growing dissent to the reaction caused by Brexit. It will be a major topic of heated debate at the Australian Open next month.

Player discontent with the revamped Davis Cup has become so evident that representatives of the Spanish investment group Kosmos, whose 25-year, $3 billion contract has been behind the ITF’s willingness to obliterate 118 years of Cup tradition, will converge on Melbourne Park in an effort to convince players to be involved.
 
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It's not a comeback, he's been playing doubles on and off for a long time now, he played in that playoff tie a couple months back. He is still one of the best doubles players we have got. All that tells me is that he may play a bit this summer.
 
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