Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Chicharito, Apr 11, 2017.
For skipping Davis Cup lol
If I was a pro I wouldn't play Davis cup. If it doesn't offer points then why bother?
This is so stupid by Benneteau that I honestly have no idea what to say.
If Benneteau reaches a tournament final, his final opponent should be given a title immediately.
Coming from a professional tennis player *facepalm*
I thought that's how it went anyway?
Oh boy what an idiot, what's next public lashings until the Tennis player moral improves?
I am sure Nishikori played the Davis Cup plenty of times before, hardly anyone participates regularly. Benneteau making a fuss over nothing really.
Yeah, pretty much. History tells us that finals featuring him don't even have to be played.
He'll always have the FO doubles title though. I wonder what pressed Benneteau to say this?...
Julian, this morning:
Davis Cup is such an antiquated concept at this point. What's the point of it really? It can't be bragging rights for the country that wins it because most of the top players don't even play it anymore. It's an absolute joke. "Oh look, my country is the best at something, I'm so proud I could cry." Give me a break. All it is, is an excuse to get obnoxious all in the name of "nationalism."
Sanctioned? He should be sectioned.
nishikori and others skipping davis cup has enabled to win them tittle julien, you should take note
Thinly veiled dig at other high profile players who regularly skip DC
This should be Nishikori's reponse to Benneteau:
Who is Benneteau?
Do they have something against each other off the court?
Odd that he should go for Nishikori. Don't see him having a go at his buddy Federer or the other top players who regularly skip. No one should be punished for skipping Davis cup. It shouldn't be tied to Olympic Games representation either. If players don't want to play then fine.
On the other hand, I'm fed up with this idea that because the top players don't want to play the Davis Cup then it doesnt count for anything. It's indicative of a wider problem with the sport than anything that doesn't involve the top 10 is worthless. Davis cup is a great competition. I love watching the Brits play whether Murray junior is around or not.
Hahahaha! Bit odd to have a go at Kei of all people - it's not like he's never played DC before
Nishikori's response: "mate, win a final and then get back to me."
Oh wouldn't you just love it if Kei came back with something like that
If he gets asked about it, I'll be disappointed if he doesn't take a dig back - always fun to see a bit of shade getting thrown around like they do on the women's tour
A French cu∩ t.
It is probably a sub-conscious thing based on his upbringing and quite simple to explain.
I hope that Team Nissin Noodle is mobilizing its forces to destroy this Frenchie's social media brand.
But I thought Davis Cup was the apex of tennis? Nadal fans said this for many years.... until Federer won it. Then never heard that again. Hmm...
I agree with most people here about DC but give me a break about Olympics - you cannot choose the moment to play for your country. Either you have the compromise or not - not only when you are interested. For me is GREAT that Olympics are tied to DC representation. You want to go there? Show you want to represent your country first!
Um...do we have a source for this quotation other than a tweet?
Where is this 250 event that Benneteau thinks Nishikori has skipped DC for? His next scheduled event is Barcelona. I'm more puzzled why he is skipping Monte Carlo!
Someone who has played 10 ATP finals and failed to win any?
No. But I have seen many outlets reporting his general slamming of Nishikori for skipping the France Japan tie.
Buenos Aires I think. He was talking about the Japan France R1 tie
Has his own line of mid priced mall fashion stores. Kind of like the Gap.
A 5th alternate on the French Davis Cup squad
I guess you could say he is quite "CheeKei"
Nishikori will remain uninjured to teach him a lesson next time when they face.
Pretty sure fedfans were pumped up in 2014 Oh, you weren't here back then
Why Benneteau is addressing to Kei? Kei's (12 ties played) peers Milos (11). Dimitrov(14)
Nonsense as best of 2 sets, and neutral venue for Finals will finaly destroy DC
Salty Bennetau finished no?
Maybe if Japan could produce a 2nd top 10 player he'd consider going for a DC title. As it is, he has no real incentive to do more than 1 tie a year.
Might have to change the colors of his flag, because he is Finnish!
For representing your country? (And it does offer points - just not many).
It doesn't offer points.
I would be competing for myself, not my country. I really don't care about national representation in sports.
Almost all the top guys haven't played DC this year... Fed/Wawa didn't play, Nadal didn't play, Murray didn't play, Nishikori skipped it, Milos missed it, etc. The only top guy who played was Djokovic, and really I suspect that's because he lost early in Australia, Acapulco and IW, and then skipped Miami.
It definitely is a lower priority than it was....however, the guys like winning it undoubtably. In the first 1/2 of the 20th century it was regarded as a defacto major. I don't like including it though in ranking lists of greats - because it is a team competition - whereas I am rating singles play.
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