NOMINATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED. It's a little idea I've had for a while now. Sixteen countries consisting of five people (ATP and WTA players for that country) will compete with each other, seeing which country is the best. It's sort of like the Davis Cup, but we're voting instead. xD In this thread you'll all vote for four countries you want in the Cup, in preferred order. For example: 1 - France. France gets 7 points. 2 - Russia. Russia gets 5 points. 3 - Australia. Australia gets 3 points. 4 - Argentina. Argentina gets 1 point. (Just for the record, that isn't my preferred order.) The sixteen countries with the most points will go on to play in the tournament. In the event of any countries having the same number of points, there'll be a quick sudden death poll. You just need to vote for which country you want in the tournament. After all of the countries have been put in, we'll start the player nominations for each country. In player nominations, you will only vote for one male player and one female player from that country that you want to play. These can be either singles or doubles players; it just depends on who you like most. The three males and three females with the most points will go on to play for their country. Because there can only be 3 of one gender and 2 of the other to make 5, the person with the least votes out of all of those players will be eliminated. Then, once all players have been decided, we'll start the tournament. For example, if Croatia and Australia are playing against each other, they'll have one thread (so that it doesn't take up as much space). The matches will be played in sequence, with two matches at the beginning. When one match is decided (first team to win a certain number of points — I'll actually have you suggest to me how many votes a country should have to get up to to win the match), another will start. Five matches in total. I will decide who goes up against each other in each country. You all know how the Davis Cup draw works — team that wins 5, 4 or 3 matches will advance. I probably haven't explained everything, but I hope you understand. Questions? Comments? Criticism? Feel free. Start voting for your favourite countries! D: I'll stop the voting soon enough. My preferred vote: 1 - Australia 2 - USA 3 - Russia 4 - Sweden So that the standings aren't always at the end of the page, I'll make it easy — the number of votes are here. CURRENT STANDINGS [ 33 ] Spain [ 23 ] Argentina [ 23 ] Russia [ 18 ] USA [ 16 ] Switzerland [ 14 ] Australia [ 14 ] France [ 12 ] Serbia and Montenegro [ 11 ] Sweden [ 8 ] Croatia [ 8 ] Great Britain [ 7 ] Germany [ 7 ] Belgium [ 6 ] Czech Republic [ 5 ] Italy [ 3 ] Thailand CLASHES WITH [ 3 ] Japan CLASHES WITH [ 3 ] Chile [ 1 ] China [ 1 ] Canada If a country's not bolded, it needs more points to be in the TT Cup. You can still vote!