Benneteau on Nishikori "He should be sanctioned, maybe ban from a slam."

Should Nishikori be banned from the 2017 French Open?


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Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
#13
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."
 

Deanjam

Professional
#20
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.
 
#28
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.
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!
 
#34
Um...do we have a source for this quotation other than a tweet?
No. But I have seen many outlets reporting his general slamming of Nishikori for skipping the France Japan tie.


http://www.tennisactu.net/news-itw-benneteau-le-choix-de-nishikori-un-scandale-66515.html

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!
Buenos Aires I think. He was talking about the Japan France R1 tie
 
#42
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
Pretty sure fedfans were pumped up in 2014 :oops: Oh, you weren't here back then



Why Benneteau is addressing to Kei?:confused: 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
 
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#49
For representing your country? (And it does offer points - just not many).
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.
 
#50
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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