Davis Cup 2014: First Round Day 1

 Davis Cup 2014

  • Spain falling behind 2-0 to Germany looks off until one sees Spain’s roster
  • Switzerland could be favored to take the cup this year.  The Swiss lead Serbia 2-0
  • France and the Czech Republic are Contenders even if the Czechs are tied 1-1 after day 1
  • Carlos Berlocq needs to calm down
  • The US Team … is down 0-2: Why play on clay?  It may be Murray’s worst surface, but does it benefit a single player on the US roster?  The US path to victory had to focus on winning doubles and the two singles matches not featuring Murray.  That plan is DOA.
  • I don’t blame Courier or the clay.  I just think US men’s tennis is in the worst shape it has been in since I started playing tennis in 1985.  We don’t have a Sampras, Connors, Agassi or McEnroe.  We don’t have a Courier, Chang, or Roddick.  We don’t have a Todd Martin, Aaron Krickstein, Mal Washington or even a Patrick McEnroe (1991 Australian Open semifinalist).  John Isner has reached 1 Grand Slam quarterfinal.  That is as far as any current US player has gone in a Grand Slam.  Robby Ginepri did reach the 2005 US Open semifinal and is currently ranked in the top 250 in the world so maybe I spoke too soon.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. django says:

    Stan and Fed could win the whole shebang. No Nole or Rafa this time and Britain lucky to get through to fight another day. Fed and Stan will take out Czechs.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      It would be good for both Stan and Fed’s resumes

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