Why aren't Nishikori, Schwartzman, Pella, Edmund, Garin, Cuevas and literally anyone outside of Aus/Canada/USA playing for world at the Laver Cup?

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
This tournament seems like an absolute farce.

Claims to be Europe v the world and yet the only top 10 player from 'the world' Nishikori isn't playing. The only other top 20 player from 'the world' (besides injured Anderson) Schwartzman also isn't playing, Then you've got #22 Pella, #32 Edmund, #33 Garin and #43 Cuevas all in the top 50 and yet none are playing.

What a joke.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
kei talked about wanting to play lc but said the timing is bad. not sure if they approached diego or not because he seemed to really enjoy it last year. it seems like jmac is the one approaching people or one of them and clearly he doesnt know the concept of the world. delpo was going to play last year but had to opt out last minute due to injury and then kevin was part of this year but also ended his year early so you have to factor that in and plus at hte last minute ilegit think jmac just goes for guys he knows and will sign up. i do hope they can bring it to asia soon and that way kei can play without worrying about his body breaking down too much.

idk about farce though but they do need to do better.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
kei talked about wanting to play lc but said the timing is bad. not sure if they approached diego or not because he seemed to really enjoy it last year. it seems like jmac is the one approaching people or one of them and clearly he doesnt know the concept of the world. delpo was going to play last year but had to opt out last minute due to injury and then kevin was part of this year but also ended his year early so you have to factor that in and plus at hte last minute ilegit think jmac just goes for guys he knows and will sign up. i do hope they can bring it to asia soon and that way kei can play without worrying about his body breaking down too much.

idk about farce though but they do need to do better.
I didn't mention Delpo and Anderson as I know they're injured. I just don't understand why so many players were just completely shunned. Sure Pella, Cuevas and Garin are best on clay but Jack Sock is one of the worst performers in singles at the moment and he was chosen and Jordan Thompson is the alternate despite being ranked lower than all players I mentioned.

It seems to be another case of McEnroe's ego getting the better of him. Obsession with Americans and such.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Good question. Also you can ask the question why there isn't any Russians and other Eastern Europeans from Slavic origin in Team Europe!?
I believe Medvedev and Khachanov chose to play the St Petersburg tournament (home country) instead of Laver Cup and then the rest weren't ranked high enough. Isn't Djokovic (Serbian) Slavic though? (I'm not great with nationalities and origins but I believe it is?)
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
I didn't mention Delpo and Anderson as I know they're injured. I just don't understand why so many players were just completely shunned. Sure Pella, Cuevas and Garin are best on clay but Jack Sock is one of the worst performers in singles at the moment and he was chosen and Jordan Thompson is the alternate despite being ranked lower than all players I mentioned.
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It seems to be another case of McEnroe's ego getting the better of him. Obsession with Americans and such.
it was just an example that players from different countries were approached and even played, like kevin. i think the line up was definitely better last year. like i said if they bring it to asia one year maybe kei will feel better about wanting to join.
idk if its a matter of being shunned or they said no or its a mix of both
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
you Need players who can not only play tennis but show personality . McEnroe’s choice is good

That said , he kept his best players for Fedal . Instead he should have played them today against the weaker guys in Europe
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
This tournament seems like an absolute farce.

Claims to be Europe v the world and yet the only top 10 player from 'the world' Nishikori isn't playing. The only other top 20 player from 'the world' (besides injured Anderson) Schwartzman also isn't playing, Then you've got #22 Pella, #32 Edmund, #33 Garin and #43 Cuevas all in the top 50 and yet none are playing.

What a joke.
they all stink except Nishikori. he has so much money , he doesn't need money from Laver cup. so he's not playing. all these guys play laver cup for quick cash. Sock needs to keep his girlfriends happy
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
This tournament seems like an absolute farce.

Claims to be Europe v the world and yet the only top 10 player from 'the world' Nishikori isn't playing. The only other top 20 player from 'the world' (besides injured Anderson) Schwartzman also isn't playing, Then you've got #22 Pella, #32 Edmund, #33 Garin and #43 Cuevas all in the top 50 and yet none are playing.

What a joke.
now i understand why i never liked this laver cup exo...
it was missing the unparalleled charisma of kyle edmund ! :eek:

 

Chronos

New User
I think dividing the teams as Europe / World is wrong since best players are mainly in Europe.It must have been blue team vs red team.One led by Federer and other by Nadal or Djokovic. And set the teams in order to get best matches according to playing styles of players.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
I think dividing the teams as Europe / World is wrong since best players are mainly in Europe.It must have been blue team vs red team.One led by Federer and other by Nadal or Djokovic. And set the teams in order to get best matches according to playing styles of players.
They are always matched up against each other. It is unique they are on the same side for once. So this would be a bad marketing decision.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
you Need players who can not only play tennis but show personality . McEnroe’s choice is good

That said , he kept his best players for Fedal . Instead he should have played them today against the weaker guys in Europe
Personality?
Jordan Thompson is about as exciting as a wet biscuit. At least Diego Schwartzman has the short height element to him.

If personality is what what mattered then Tomic would've been picked ahead of Thompson.
 
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yokied

Professional
I still say we need to go axis vs allies...Italy can choose either side...
It's a pity Robert Federer didn't establish this tournament during his prime in the 60s-90s when Swedish players were a force. Then we really could've had some fun in the will-I-or-won't-I-identify-as-something-that-rhymes-with-Yahtzee-today stakes.
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
Personalisty?
Jordan Thompson is about as exciting as a wet biscuit. At least Diego Schwartzman has the short height element to him.

If personality is what what mattered then Tomic would've been picked ahead of Thompson.
yea and Fritz with Raonic ditto. Nishikori probably turned offer down like FAA did.
 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
I think JMac does invite who he can, but when they reject he just goes back to guys he knows (Kyrgios, Sock) because they’re safe bets to him. They’ve played every year and they’re charismatic.
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
I think it's supposed to be like the Ryder cup, Europe vs US, except in this case it looks like Europe vs. the British Commonwealth.
I don't know much about Ryder Cup but did they start it when the balance between Europe and US was at arguably its all time worst?
I like LC and think it could evolve into a very important event, but the lack of competition will likely end it before that happens.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
This tournament seems like an absolute farce.

Claims to be Europe v the world and yet the only top 10 player from 'the world' Nishikori isn't playing. The only other top 20 player from 'the world' (besides injured Anderson) Schwartzman also isn't playing, Then you've got #22 Pella, #32 Edmund, #33 Garin and #43 Cuevas all in the top 50 and yet none are playing.

What a joke.
How can Edmund play for Team World (last year he was playing for Team Europe)?
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
I still say we need to go axis vs allies...Italy can choose either side...
So Fedr sits out, Fognini goes Schrödinger, Nadal cleans up and everyone kinda lets him do his thing, Edmund grinds out Pyrrhic victories, while the likes of Gasquet, Paire, Pouille, and Tsonga get eliminated by Kohlschreiber, Struff, and Zverev 1/10 into the event's duration?

Isn't that basically clay season for the last two years
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
They know how pointless it is. I get it. The Ryder Cup is a big deal in golf, and the want something similar. But, it feels really forced and artificial.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Personality?
Jordan Thompson is about as exciting as a wet biscuit. At least Diego Schwartzman has the short height element to him.

If personality is what what mattered then Tomic would've been picked ahead of Thompson.
No one really cares about those substitute players . They are just to fill the photo area for long distance shots
 

deaner2211

Semi-Pro
This tournament seems like an absolute farce.

Claims to be Europe v the world and yet the only top 10 player from 'the world' Nishikori isn't playing. The only other top 20 player from 'the world' (besides injured Anderson) Schwartzman also isn't playing, Then you've got #22 Pella, #32 Edmund, #33 Garin and #43 Cuevas all in the top 50 and yet none are playing.

What a joke.
Laver Cup is nothing but a stunt to make Federer look better. Just look at Wilson.
 
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