Genie’s Trial and Davis Cup Tribulations

28Feb

We take a more moderate view (by our standards) of this week's big news: an ITF proposal that would revolutionize Davis Cup, and Genie Bouchard's victory over the USTA in federal court. Along the way, we make time for first-time titlist Frances Tiafoe, a young American cut from an altogether different cloth than his compatriots; Svitolina, who defended her title in Dubai; and Diego Schwartzman, the loveable Argentine who's just broken into the top 20.

 

1:00 An exercise in moderation

4:00 Davis Cupheaval
14:50 Does this proposal address the main concerns about Davis Cup?
26:50 L'Affaire Bouchard finally comes to a close: the USTA brings a flimsy little case to court
31:00 Genie's team threw everything at the wall, and some of it stuck
39:15 Bad news: Rafa pulls out of Acapulco
40:30 Good news: Althea Gibson honored, Dabrowski enters top 10
41:40 Results: Big Foe gets his first ATP title!

 

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