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GasquetGOAT
03-02-2009, 02:41 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed before but since it is the new Nadal era, it'd interesting to see who would you all pick from the current field of players as the ultimate All-Star Davis Cup World Team.

To make it even more interesting, pro doubles players are not allowed. ATP mens singles pros only. You can pick your team based on specific surfaces as well.

My All-Star World Team for hard court:

1.Murray
2.Djokovic
3.Verdasco
4.Stepanek

That's right Verdasco and Stepanek for doubles!






EDIT: Please don't write Bryan and Bryan as pro doubles players are not allowed.

GasquetGOAT
03-02-2009, 03:57 AM
1.Murray is the best player currently on hardcourt and he owns both Federer and Nadal the last few month on the surface. Granted those weren't all slam matches but he did beat Nadal convincingly at USO 08.

2. Djokovic has proven that he can beat both Federer and Nadal on big stages. As long as he doesn't have a health issue. So him as No.2 in the team is a safe bet.

Verdasco and Stepanek would make a dangerous doubles team. Mixing a solid powerful baseline game lefty with one of the best S&V specialist on tour would sure be a winning combination.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
03-02-2009, 04:35 AM
My pick would be:

Singles: Murray and Nadal (sorry Roger even though im a HUGE Fed-fan)

Doubles: Federer & Wawrinka

Thats a nice looking team huh!?:)

woodrow1029
03-02-2009, 07:58 AM
Hard:

Federer, Murray, Bryan & Bryan

Clay:

Nadal, Federer, Bryan & Bryan

Grass:

Federer, Roddick, Nestor & Zimonjic

egn
03-02-2009, 08:10 AM
HC

Murray, Djokovic Doubles Fed + Wawrinka

Clay

Nadal, Federer Doubles Verdasco + Almargo

Grass

Federer, Nadal Doubles Fed + Wawrinka

saram
03-02-2009, 08:13 AM
My pick would be:

Singles: Murray and Nadal (sorry Roger even though im a HUGE Fed-fan)

Doubles: Federer & Wawrinka

Thats a nice looking team huh!?:)

That would be my line-up as well.

Michael Bluth
03-02-2009, 08:40 AM
Hardcourts:

Fed, Murray,Bryan,Bryan

Clay:

Nadal, Fed, Bryan,Bryan

Grass:

Nadal,Fed, Nestor,Zimonjic

Indoors:

Fed, Nalbandian, Bryan, Bryan.

tacou
03-02-2009, 08:51 AM
singles: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
doubles: Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Radek Stepanek

GasquetGOAT
03-02-2009, 09:43 AM
Hard:

Federer, Murray, Bryan & Bryan

Clay:

Nadal, Federer, Bryan & Bryan

Grass:

Federer, Roddick, Nestor & Zimonjic

Guys, my OP says pro doubles players are not allowed. ATP mens singles pros only. Bryan & Bryan is always a no brainer for doubles. But it'd be more interesting to choose amongst the singles pros. :)

woodrow1029
03-02-2009, 09:45 AM
Guys, my OP says . Bryan & Bryan is always a no brainer for doubles. But it'd be more interesting to choose amongst the singles pros. :)
Ahh. Yeah, I missed that part. sorry.

Same singles, then doubles:

either Fed/Wawrinka or Lopez/Verdasco.

tahiti
03-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Nadal & Murray singles
Bryan and Bryan doubles

VivalaVida
03-02-2009, 09:49 AM
Since davis cup is best of 5 sets. I would choose nadal and federer for singles on every single surface. Bryan Bros for the doubles.

batz
03-02-2009, 10:08 AM
Nadal & Murray singles
Bryan and Bryan doubles


:)

Didn't you read ANY of the previous posts:shock::)

Gotta go with Nadal & Murray and Roger/Stan in dubs.

GasquetGOAT
03-02-2009, 09:41 PM
singles: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
doubles: Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Radek Stepanek

Ali teaming with the Worm. Aggressive attacking doubles. Sounds like a winner :)

maverick66
03-02-2009, 09:43 PM
nadal, verdasco singles and bjorkman, mirnyi for doubles.

lawrence
03-02-2009, 10:59 PM
singles:
nadal
federer - if theyre on the same team, who can beat them?

doubles:
hewitt, roddick - sounds stupid but if i was receiving roddicks serve and hewitt was at the net i wouldnt be too hopeful

ESP#1
03-03-2009, 02:46 AM
Easy....I'd just pick Spain:)

T1000
03-03-2009, 03:56 AM
Singles:
Murray
Djoker

Doubles:
Clement.Llorda

luckyboy1300
03-03-2009, 04:25 AM
Hard:

Nadal, Gulbis, Federer/Djokovic

Clay:

Blake, Roddick, Nadal/Tsonga

Grass:

Safin, Djokovic, Federer/Murray

crazylevity
03-03-2009, 06:00 AM
Fast HC: Singles-Sampras, Federer
Doubles-McEnroe, Bjorkman

Slow HC: Singles-Nadal, Federer
Doubles-McEnroe, Federer

Grass: Singles-Federer, Sampras
Doubles-Mirnyi, McEnroe

Clay: Singles-Nadal, Borg
Doubles-Federer, Wawrinka

Zaragoza
03-03-2009, 06:09 AM
Davis Cup matches are best of 5 so:

Outdoor hardcourts- Nadal, Federer, Murray, Llodra.
Indoor hardcourts- Murray, Federer, Djokovic, Llodra.
Clay- Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Verdasco.
Grass- Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Lopez.

anointedone
03-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Davis Cup matches are best of 5 so:

Outdoor hardcourts- Nadal, Federer, Murray, Llodra.
Indoor hardcourts- Murray, Federer, Djokovic, Llodra.
Clay- Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Verdasco.
Grass- Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Lopez.

So I guess you wouldnt go to the traditional path many use of including a specialist doubles team?

veroniquem
03-03-2009, 08:46 AM
So I guess you wouldnt go to the traditional path many use of including a specialist doubles team?
I would use Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray. They're the 4 best players in the world for a reason!

Zaragoza
03-03-2009, 02:25 PM
So I guess you wouldnt go to the traditional path many use of including a specialist doubles team?

I prefer the 3 single players + 1 doubles specialist format and some Davis Cup team captains think the same way. It gives many more options in the singles matches and most of the good single players can be also good playing doubles, it's just that they're not so used to playing doubles.

Skywalker91
03-03-2009, 05:38 PM
Singles
1. Federer - 3 years ago
2. Nadal - Now
Doubles
1. John McEnroe(Hasn't anyone heard the quote "Who's the best doubles team?" "John McEnroe and anyone else.")
2. Agassi
McEnroe's net + Agassi's baseline = :D