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falstaff78 01-31-2013 02:37 AM

Federer to receive Davis Cup commitment award
 
"This Award is being presented by the ITF to players who have shown long-standing dedication to representing their country in this prestigious competition. Each Award recipient has competed in a minimum of 20 home or away ties or 50 ties at any level of the competition (including Zone Group Events) over their career."

http://www.daviscup.com/en/history/c...ent-award.aspx

Only posting this because I see repeated references to Federer being a Davis Cup sell out.

zagor 01-31-2013 02:57 AM

OK, before the fair minded fans of two other specific players barge into this thread spewing nonsense, here are some facts:

Fed's DC record : 43-15

Nadal's DC record : 22-5

Sampras' DC record : 19-9

Carry on.

6-1 6-3 6-0 01-31-2013 03:07 AM

Another mickey-mouse award for federer. :mad: And out of Rafael Nadal, roger federer and Pete Sampras, only two of those players have carried their team to the title. federer just isn't a team player. :-P

zagor 01-31-2013 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 7181597)
Another mickey-mouse award for federer. :mad: And out of Rafael Nadal, roger federer and Pete Sampras, only two of those players have carried their team to the title. federer just isn't a team player. :-P

:razz::razz:

Fed's DC record>>>> Nadal's and Pete's DC records.

BTW. Having a better team doesn't make you a better team player, it just means you have more luck.

tennis_pro 01-31-2013 03:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7181609)
:razz::razz:

Fed's DC record>>>> Nadal's and Pete's DC records.

BTW. Having a better team doesn't make you a better team player, it just means you have more luck.

It also means that your team sucks if you have such a great record yet your team loses in R1 almost every time.

Heck, if not for the Almagro choke, Spain would be the current DC holders. And Nadal didn't play a single DC match this year haha.

akind 01-31-2013 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7181584)
OK, before the fair minded fans of two other specific players barge into this thread spewing nonsense, here are some facts:

Fed's DC record : 43-15

Nadal's DC record : 22-5

Sampras' DC record : 19-9

Carry on.


Lleyton's DC record: 50 / 16

axel89 01-31-2013 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akind (Post 7181634)
Lleyton's DC record: 50 / 16

hewitt's dc record is much more impressive in my mind

Sid_Vicious 01-31-2013 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by axel89 (Post 7181643)
hewitt's dc record is much more impressive in my mind

Yes, and that is why Hewitt has already won the award.

djokovic2008 01-31-2013 03:48 AM

WHAT is this some sick twisted JOKE this selfish SOB has shown time and time again he cares for only himself.

mariecon 01-31-2013 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7181584)
OK, before the fair minded fans of two other specific players barge into this thread spewing nonsense, here are some facts:

Fed's DC record : 43-15

Nadal's DC record : 22-5

Sampras' DC record : 19-9

Carry on.

This needs to be repeated for the fair-minded!!

mariecon 01-31-2013 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djokovic2008 (Post 7181653)
WHAT is this some sick twisted JOKE this selfish SOB has shown time and time again he cares for only himself.

and could you please enlighten us - what is your hero's DC record?

Phoenix1983 01-31-2013 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7181609)
:razz::razz:

Fed's DC record>>>> Nadal's and Pete's DC records.

Nadal's looks better to me, much higher winning %.

Sid_Vicious 01-31-2013 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djokovic2008 (Post 7181653)
WHAT is this some sick twisted JOKE this selfish SOB has shown time and time again he cares for only himself.

It's not a joke. Click on the link and read up on the award and the criteria for winning that award. Federer has fulfilled all necessary criteria to win this award. They won't deny Federer the award because people on talk tennis forums condemn his decision to skip DC ties over the past few years

djokovic2008 01-31-2013 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sid_Vicious (Post 7181661)
It's not a joke. Click on the link and read up on the award and the criteria for winning that award. Federer has fulfilled all necessary criteria to win this award. They won't deny Federer the award because people on talk tennis forums condemn his decision to skip DC ties over the past few years

Then if they don't deny him the award on the basis on many occasion he has said STUFF YOU DAVIS CUP then the award is worthless.

dr325i 01-31-2013 04:07 AM

The guy cares less about the DC Swiss team or his own town for that matter. All he cares about is more $$$ and his own fame...

Nadal has given his heart for the Spanish team and he was not really needed all the time. Djokovic has played for his team very injured (remember Delpo match, Davidenko match...)

Fed awards should focus on his game and that contribution to overall tennis, NOT on his "human" side...

Vrad 01-31-2013 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis_pro (Post 7181613)
It also means that your team sucks if you have such a great record yet your team loses in R1 almost every time.

Heck, if not for the Almagro choke, Spain would be the current DC holders. And Nadal didn't play a single DC match this year haha.

You do realize how the Almagro choke you mention completely contradicts your assertion that Davis cup team success has any bearing on individual Davis Cup success?

I love it when irrational posters disprove their own assertions in their own posts.

mariecon 01-31-2013 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix1983 (Post 7181660)
Nadal's looks better to me, much higher winning %.

the award is for participation, not win record.

vive le beau jeu ! 01-31-2013 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7181584)
OK, before the fair minded fans of two other specific players barge into this thread spewing nonsense, here are some facts:

Fed's DC record : 43-15

Nadal's DC record : 22-5

Sampras' DC record : 19-9

Carry on.

Quote:

Originally Posted by akind (Post 7181634)
Lleyton's DC record: 50 / 16

Marcos' DC record: 60-13
(42-3 in singles)

... with a current streak of 31 consecutive single wins (i think he's second behind borg's 33).
of course he doesn't play in the world group but it's still a nice record to have ! :)

did marcos get such an award ?...

mariecon 01-31-2013 04:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sid_Vicious (Post 7181661)
It's not a joke. Click on the link and read up on the award and the criteria for winning that award. Federer has fulfilled all necessary criteria to win this award. They won't deny Federer the award because people on talk tennis forums condemn his decision to skip DC ties over the past few years

yeah like Nadal or Djoker have never skipped a DC tie?

pound cat 01-31-2013 04:34 AM

Nalbandian is getting this award too. Finally he and Federer are in the same league!


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