Davis Will Award Ranking Points

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  1. andyluong2001

    andyluong2001 New User

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    On the ATP website it states that the Davis Cup with award ranking points starting 2009.

    http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/davis_atppoints.asp
     
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  2. gdsballer

    gdsballer Rookie

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    terrible idea
    davis cup should be completely separate
    maybe more top players will come out but davis cup is good how it is
     
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  3. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    This is good news for players like David Nalbandian, Richard Gasquet, James Blake and Andy Roddick.
     
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  4. futuretoptenner

    futuretoptenner Semi-Pro

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    I think this is a good move for tennis in general. The decision to pull out of Davis Cup will hurt a little bit more . From 2009 onwards it's not just about the "honour " of playing for your country. Reductio Ad Absurdum
     
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  5. flyer

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    Davis Cup is not good how it is, it needs to be completely revamped...points should be awarded because players not only dont get points but Davis Cup is best of 5 so by playing can sacrifice preparation time, get hurt, get worn out, etc by playing Davis Cup, so they may in effect lose points. Also they need to stop playing the dead rubbers, no body cares and the players hate it, absolutly no point. Lastly it feels like ever couple weeks there is Davis Cup, its way to spread out and with it format hard to follow and keep interest. They should either concentrate it more during a certain period of the year, this would also take some cooperating with the ATP and maybe even make it every other year instead of every year to increase the prestige, similr to the olympics ad the world cup. If we had the Olympics and the World Cup every year no body would care. By making it every year it would be more of an event.
     
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  6. PROTENNIS63

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    Agreed. Roddick will love this. He now can get his ranking even higher.
     
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  7. Ocean Drive

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    Great for Safin.
     
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  8. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Doesn't jive with the individual nature of tennis. Davis Cup opportunity depends on the performance of team mates. A guy on a team who loses but his team wins will get more opportunities to play.

    Davis Cup itself is an anachronism in a time when many players spend most of their training time in another country, high-income players are domiciled where taxes are favorable, and doubles and mixed-doubles teams are increasingly multi-national. It seems like a forced effort of team-building for 2 weeks and imposed nationalism. For example, Paes and Bhupathi only play together now for Davis Cup or country-based championships in Asia - otherwise they cannot stand each other. Even when they play together, it is preceded by mutual insults.

    And contrary to what people think, players are not playing Davis Cup now only for the sake of their country. US players get $100,000 per match plus all expenses paid.

    Davis Cup seems to appeal to those fans who miss being unruly during soccer matches and view Davis Cup rubbers as good opportunities to create noise.
     
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  9. MAX PLY

    MAX PLY Hall of Fame

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    Davis Cup

    I will be interested to see if this idea works. I am not sure the top players who don't already commit to Davis Cup will be enticed by this move but if they do, so much the better. If not, perhaps a more wholesale set of reforms will be proposed. Davis Cup should be good for tennis (like the Ryder Cup is for golf)--let's hope this move gives it a charge.
     
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  10. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

    MEAC_ALLAMERICAN Legend

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    That's if he is still even active on the ATP tour. :?
     
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