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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Speaking of the US team and things that perhaps should not have happened...

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Murray chocked up in the on-court interview after his win, saying his grandmother's funeral is today and he couldn't be there. It came up because the interviewer said a 90-year-old fan is attending her first Murray match.
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I was sure that Djokovic attends Davis Cup only as a spectator and support for his team. But he went on and played and official match in less than a week after Slam final. And won. Who does he think he is? )) G.O.A.T.? )))
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He has always been supportive of DC. And I seriously doubt that after the Djere match at the USO, his matches were draining. It was 3 sets for Shelton, 3 for Medvedev. He must have plenty of gas in his tank ;)
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https://www.tennis.com/news/articles/li ... n-king-cup

Good more... Rinaldi was a poor captain, made some bad choices .. I would never pick Sloane to play BJK, for instance, but Rinaldi did. I imagine Davenport will do better, but who knows.. captains can lose the entire tie all by themselves..
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Did USA win a title under Rinaldi? Think she did and Stephens was part of that team despite losing her matches in the final
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patrick wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:12 pm Did USA win a title under Rinaldi? Think she did and Stephens was part of that team despite losing her matches in the final
Yes but any captain with a modicum of sense would not have fielded that team...given the depth the US can muster, I cannot see what they should not have won every FedCup! The #1 role of the captain is to get the best players to play and. #2 is to field the best team. Rinaldi failed on both counts ..
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Not disputing your argument on her choices but somehow she got a title
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patrick wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 9:19 pm Not disputing your argument on her choices but somehow she got a title
One. Should have been more..! Even today, only the Czechs can come up with a team to match the US...
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Diego Barbiani
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same with Pegula and Coco.. apparently the BJK is only for people who dont qualify for the YEC! I wonder how much of it is because of bad blood between the ITF and the WTA (at least there was, in the past..)
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I hope the US pairs Townsend with Keys for doubles. They would make a good pair . Let us see what clever combination Rinaldi can come up with this time to get the US a defeat...they are in the same group as czechia but presumably the big Czech stars will not play ...only Kvitova....
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As expected the Czechs were too much for the Americans . Clearly they have more commitment to the BJK..Vondrousova showed up despite having played Cancun..so did Krejcikova and Siniakova
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This time the US defeat is only partly Rinaldi's fault .probably could not have persuaded Coco and Pegula to play..though that is her job. #1 is to get the best players to play, #2 is to field the best team on the given day. Giving media interviews comes a distant #3..I guess nobody cares much about BJK
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