Country Cups (Davis Cup, Fed/BJK Cup)

Davis Cup, BJK Cup, ATP Cup, Olympics and Laver cup, plus maybe a few others
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Re: Country Cups (Davis Cup, Fed/BJK Cup)

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There has go to be an explanation as to why Canadian players are so predominantly the children of immigrants.
Why is tennis so appealing to this cohort?
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Hypothesis: tennis is still an upper middle-class sport...Canada has more educated immigrants than most other countries do..
No evidence or data to support the hypothesis! Just a possibility.
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Hockey is king in Canada no? I don't think very many sports can hold a candle to it. I know there are baseball and basketball pro level teams but my impression is that it's hockey that rules.

I could be wrong though.
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ponchi101 wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:23 pm There has go to be an explanation as to why Canadian players are so predominantly the children of immigrants.
Why is tennis so appealing to this cohort?
Congrats, canadian members. be proud. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Almost a quarter of Canadians are foreign born so there's a lot of children of immigrants from which to recruit, but also tennis is not a sport that was seen as a serious pursuit for Canadians so some of the interest, and in particular the coaching, are coming from recent immigrants.
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Makes sense. Nestor, Pospisil, Raonic and Andreescu all had parents who were born in European countries (Yugoslavia, Czechia, Yugoslavia and Romania) where tennis is a much higher profile sport. And not having parents who played hockey (or football or baseball) as youngsters means it's less likely that they'll automatically be signed up for those same sports.

Unless I'm missing someone, Bouchard is the only top player of the last 15 years whose family goes back more than a generation in Canada.

I assume it would be a similar story for Canadian soccer. But as Canadian success has risen in those two sports (well, women's soccer only), surely the higher profile will draw more interest among third/fourth-generation Canadians too.
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ashkor87 wrote:Stakusic! Who is she?! Never heard of her..beat Trevisan in the BJK finals ..Canada sure to win now...
What a great moment for her. Might end up being the best moment of her career.


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meganfernandez wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 1:20 pm
ashkor87 wrote:Stakusic! Who is she?! Never heard of her..beat Trevisan in the BJK finals ..Canada sure to win now...
What a great moment for her. Might end up being the best moment of her career.


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Hope not! She is young, may have many great moments ahead
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martini4me wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:06 am Makes sense. Nestor, Pospisil, Raonic and Andreescu all had parents who were born in European countries (Yugoslavia, Czechia, Yugoslavia and Romania) where tennis is a much higher profile sport. And not having parents who played hockey (or football or baseball) as youngsters means it's less likely that they'll automatically be signed up for those same sports.

Unless I'm missing someone, Bouchard is the only top player of the last 15 years whose family goes back more than a generation in Canada.
Add in Auger-Aliassime (father from Togo), Shapovalov (born in Israel + Soviet parents.) Was checking on Marino, her father is of Italian descent but couldn't find out how recently :)
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FAA Iga'd the dress code.
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The Brits look like they stumbled in from a local pub...
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ti-amie wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:46 pm Image

FAA Iga'd the dress code.
Late add to the team maybe - no time for a fitting.
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skatingfan wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:24 am
ti-amie wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:46 pm Image

FAA Iga'd the dress code.
Late add to the team maybe - no time for a fitting.
Iga'd is a great new word!!! Layers of meaning!
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Now the Davis Cup has been thoroughly destroyed, by the usual mix of greed and incompetence and complete lack of feeling for why the DC was so special .RIP Davis Cup!

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It looks like we're moving towards another Djokovic-Sinner match-up) Davis Cup is good for something after all )
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Re: Country Cups (Davis Cup, Fed/BJK Cup)

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Australia vs Finland, Italy vs Serbia...on paper, Italy should win, given that they have a good doubles team..but this is DC and track record means nothing ...so Finland could win too!
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