Originally Posted by JMG
Why didn't Moodie play?
Now they are 3rd league and have to win 3 ties next year against other 3rd league teams.
'Moodie's decision not to play was taken after much soul searching, explained De Jager, who is currently in New York meeting with the players.
"On the one hand Wesley does not want to let the team down, but at the same time, he has made plans to play on hardcourt in the Far East the weeks following the Davis Cup.
"He is very keen to use those tournaments to get his ranking up so that he get direct entry into the Australian Open in January. He feels that spending a week playing and practising on clay could hamper his chances."
One also has to take into account that the Wimbledon doubles champion, who is ranked 110 in singles, is certainly not at his best on clay courts and has usually avoided playing tournaments on that surface.'
It is annoying that they will have to play against low-ranked teams, but maybe it is a good chance to build a team, some confidence, and perhaps I can get to see Jeff play DC
Jeff and Chris play Etlis/Rodriguez sixth match on Court 1 tomorrow (Wednesday) in Thailand.