Davis Cup spoiling the game?

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  1. david aames

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    Why is everyone raving about the Davis Cup? I just don't see the appeal. And what is it with the horns and honks. It just make the game very ugly and annoying to watch. What makes the Davis Cup appealing for the players?
     
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  2. SonicSpeed

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    For the players, playing for your country.
     
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  3. spinbalz

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    If you don't already anderstand why, then you'll never...
     
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  4. david aames

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    So you can play for your country and live full time in Monaco? Is that the whole picture? I'm lost here.
     
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  5. Ash Doyle

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    To some of the players, representing their country in their sport is a big deal. Some of them also enjoy the team play; something they don't normally get to do.
     
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  6. david aames

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    Please let me know where you play and I'll gladly come around with a horn. I promise to be very supportive when you serve.
     
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  7. spinbalz

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    I told you! You'll never understand. Never!
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    David, like it or don't you best learn to love it because airhorns and whistles will be passed out at the gate of the US Open this year. Bring the noize
     
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  9. david aames

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    You are kidding me. Where did you read this? Poll! POLL! POLLLL!!
     
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  10. roundiesee

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    Suppose it's sort of like the normal stroke play in golf vs when you play Ryder Cup. The whole experience is just so different, not only for the players, but for the fans as well. The noise is admittedly annoying, but that's just part and parcel of the passion and emotion of the Davis Cup. The players all learn to adjust and usually play above themselves on such occasions. The tennis can get really enthralling at times compared to a normal tour match.
     
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  11. Ash Doyle

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    I really don't think the noise is all that distracting to the server, unless it's totally quiet and then a noise is made during a serve. That's just done to be distracting, and I've never really seen that happen. The Ivanisevic/Rafter Wimbledon final got rather rowdy. I thought it was exciting.
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    David, I exagggerated, just cowbells and kazoos.
     
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  13. david aames

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    Cowbell? Now, Roger has to be involved.
     
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  14. sseemiller

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    If you go to a tie, you'll be hooked. I've been to oh, about, 7 or 8 of them now. They are tons of fun. More like going to a soccer match -- the crowd really gets involved, and every point seems to have meaning -- particularly when you go to the semis and final.

    It may look like a Salad Bowl, but the Davis Cup is one of the biggest prizes in men's tennis. And as noted above, the guys love the team concept. And so do the fans.

    Also, if you like to combine trips with tennis (as I do), Davis Cup is a great way to do it as it's only 3 days. So you can travel and do other stuff, yet get in 3 days of generally exciting tennis.

    Susan
     
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  15. Deuce

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    They should give out helmets at the gate.
     
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  16. sseemiller

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    Sometimes a photo says it all.

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  17. Fat Boy

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    Ha ..... here is conclusive proof that Moya is a vain SOB...

    Look at the photo - all these guys are the same height give or take an inch. And yet on the ATP website Robredo is "officially" 180 cm (5'11"), Ferrero is 182cm (6'0") and Moya is 190cm (6'3").

    Pull the other one Carlos....
     
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  18. SonicSpeed

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    LOL Fat Boy. too funny!
     
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  19. Ronaldo

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    Deuce, no need for a helmut, everyone gets two thundersticks at the gate.
     
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  20. Free_Martha

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    I think Davis Cup is exciting. Pitting country against country. And I love the noise. Tennis needs more noise. :)
     
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  21. sseemiller

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    If you have been to a Davis Cup match, and been disappointed, please post your experiences. I'd love to hear why they were disappointing. I've had nothing but fun at every one I've been to. And I've never heard anything negative from anyone who has been to one yet. In fact, just the opposite.

    But I suppose folks have had bad experiences, and they should relay them. I'd be interested, for sure.
     
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