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Davis Cup: GB vs Belgium 6-8 April

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One of the big problems we have at our club is getting our juniors to play competitively. We have plenty of junior members (slightly more than seniors), but they generally seem disinclined to actually play in competition. It's odd. No doubt Nigel will blame Labour, or something.

Oddly enough, I do blame Labour. They sold off school playing fields and introduced the ludicrous notion of non-competitive sports into schools. In the peak of the Blair years, the toughest sport ever got in primary schools was kids gently throwing bean bags to each other.
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Saying that, Isner's rise could be down to the weakness of the field outside the top four. The bottom half of the top ten is basically open season for anyone in the top 30 prepared to get their act together. Look at the gatecrashers in the last year or so - Melzer, Almagro, Fish, Tipsarevic and so on. These are top-30 guys.

I disagree. Last year it was quite weak, with even Troicki getting there or thereabouts, but it's much stronger this year. Tsonga, Berdych and Ferrer are in their own little league, but the likes of Fish, Tipsarevic and Del Potro have all been very consistent over the last year and are all capable of beating the top guys. Tipsarevic and Fish have improved in leaps and bounds in the last year.

Isner's wins over Djokovic and Federer suggest otherwise as well!

I think the top 10 field is a lot stronger than this time last year.

As for RG, I think you could be right on that. Don't think he will win it like, but could certainly provide a shock or two after his recent results.
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Horrific overrule by the umpire. What was she thinking?

Goodall looks like a rugby league player.
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Goodall is choked up halfway up the grip on his first serve. No wonder he nets so many.
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What's the score between Goodall and Goffin?
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Goodall's a set and a break down. He's not in the same league.
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Oh
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It''s best of 5, right?
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Yep, Goffin serving at 5-4 now.
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Wasn't Goodall in East 17? Don't think he'll be staying another day.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00828/East_17_828732a.jpg
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Yeah, he, ll be told to go west young man me thinks.
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Goodall's not in the same league.

Well it is akin to a Premier League team playing a club from League One or possibly Two.
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More like Championship vs League 1/2.

What's happened to the final rubber? Have they decided not to play it? Would've been nice to see Evans got on in a 3-setter against Darcis.
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The Eurosport article has a little dig at Murray again right at the end. Ignorant twats.
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Serbia can't win without Nole it seems.
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