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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    I am obviously biased but, was the general consensus from the big wide world that it was a success? The tennis (that I heard about and from comments I saw on twitter) seemed exciting [but of course it often is and that's down to the skill of the players]. There were certainly crowds for Spain and we obviously pulled out the stops re the free tickets etc. I heard the French national anthem - sounded like there were about 10 people rattling around in a cathedral. The Americans were whinging on twitter because their matches with Canada should have been a huge attraction as neighbours but in Madrid - no good.

    I am so annoyed with journalists saying "it had to change" like demented parrots, that I haven't investigated as yet. I do know the organisers say such late nights and early starts "may need to change". Quick aren't they!
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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosalind View Post
    The Americans were whinging on twitter because their matches with Canada should have been a huge attraction as neighbours but in Madrid - no good.
    Not sure I would call it 'whinging' when that is the actual point.........

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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    From Twitter ref sell out at the Pique Cup

    Chris Clarey
    Davis Cup final between Spain & Canada is reported as a sellout today. If I'm not mistaken, that makes for three sellouts this week: Both of Spain's group matches & the final.
    Sallydaisy
    Well, there's a surprise. ;-)
    Bob in Spain
    (member on here who was one of the lucky 900 able to get a free ticket yesterday)
    The true success of this new format will not be known, until Spain get knocked out in the early stages. Then we will see if it actually works at the venue. Personally, I have my doubts.
    The off-topic queen strikes again ...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by banskogirl View Post
    Not sure I would call it 'whinging' when that is the actual point.........
    you are right!
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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    Comment from Jon Wertheim
    Jon [email]Wertheim@jon_wertheim6m
    Lots of you asking about@DavisCupFinals ....my take (full disclosure, from afar):
    The players have bought in - which was the biggest hurdle.
    Lots to discuss in the organizer’s postmortem.
    But overall, a lot of positives. If this were a stock, it would carry a buy rating.

    And without speaking ill of the departed… Let us not forget the flaws of the previous @daviscup
    model

    Not all the players have 'bought in' ... and will those that did continue to do so after this week and the realities of the event sink in. Especially if it moves to Indian Wells (majority of teams involved are Europe based) or an earlier time in the Calendar.
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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    Copying this in here as it's relevant.
    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/piq...kip=1574614968
    The off-topic queen strikes again ...................

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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    Snap, Sally - I put it in Andy's Newspaper and Internet thread, which is perhaps the wrong place

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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    Snap, Sally - I put it in Andy's Newspaper and Internet thread, which is perhaps the wrong place
    Often OK to double post in these instances. Some people like to skim read the newspaper threads without having to go on other threads.

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    Re: Davis (PIQUE) Cup - NEW FORMAT discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    It isnít Davis Cup. Itís as simple as that. Itís the Pique Cup. All that history thrown away. Makes me very sad and very angry.
    Trust me as this week becomes history it will be written into the books eventually that Pique bought and paid for Spain's
    2019 Davis cup which won't really be fair on Raffa as he has played brilliantly. (but then again he did buy in to it, no reservations)
    The same will be true for any other country who holds this trophy aloft while it's this condensed format.
    The teams that won it before, even those that have repeat wins will say "it's OK but it ain't like before and that's the shame."
    "But it is what it is and we're stuck with it now."
    And we'll be screaming "No you could change it back closer to it's original format."
    But we might as well scream it into a pillow, cos we won't be heard for all the money.

    We're sorry Mr Davis we did try. Just send us something from above to help us put this right please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallydaisy View Post
    Copying this in here as it's relevant.
    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/piq...kip=1574614968
    Wish Federer would wade in and deal with this football oik. I will forgive him everything if he can use his status to help.
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