Why isn't Fed Cup like Davis Cup?
I love the idea of players playing in team competition, especially for their countries. There should be a certain pride to it and really a passionate, competitive nature to the matches.
Yet, Fed Cup has been largely insignificant for the last 5-10 years and I wasn't following it before then. Players don't really seem to care much about winning or losing as much as they could.. and top players rarely commit. The matches usually aren't so great either and at least in the USA, nothing is ever televised. It's quite sad.
Contrast that with the Davis Cup. MOST of the top players always play Davis Cup. They are VERY passionate, the crowds get really into it and so do the players. The matches can get very heated and we've really seen some classics. Hewitt's comeback against Federer.
I'm looking at these semifinal matchups and they are so one-sided and dreadful.
Is it just because of scheduling? Or can men withstand more play so they're able to do Fed Cup and a full schedule and women cant? Or is men's tennis just that much better? I just don't understand why Fed Cup lags so far behind.
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.
When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?