Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Davis Cup tennis, RP is back in Group 1!

GM Eugene Torre will surely be pleased with this news. RP tennis is back where it belongs. Tennis, after all, is not yet a thing of history in the Philippines as the country returns to Group 1 of Davis Cup Asia/Oceania after defeating New Zealand, 4-1. The country previously made it to Group I in 2008 but string of losses pull us down again to Group II. The Philippines best Davis Cup performance is the World Group Play-offs in 1991 but lost to powerhouse Sweden. Not more than fifteen to twenty years ago, the Philippines was once rank as one of the top three nation in Asia in the sports of tennis. Just like chess where we were once the no.1 Asian chess nation, hope tennis will start another major changes in our sports program and regain our status as one of Asia's top tennis nation.

Ah, yes, speaking of nostalgia...

Davis Cup results for the Philippines - New Zealand match

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