Originally Posted by MightyJurgenfan
I think I get it now. My question is will his ranking drop because he did not reach the finals this week? He was up to 50 in the rankings..
He is ranked 71 at the moment, but that isn't too important.
I agree that Peya will most likely not get to play unless it is a dead match. The Austrians stick with Stefan no matter whether he is playing well or not. If they gave the younger players a chance, they would have experience and I feel Austria would do better. At times both Marach and Peya have been playing well and they did not get a chance to play for their country.
So if Stefan is playing well, then he shouldn't play, cause they need to give younger players a chance? If he is in form, then he should be picked, if not, then he shouldn't.
What upsets me is the fact that the one time Stefan was not chosen to play singles because his ranking had dropped so low, he chose to play in a tournament to help his ranking and was not there to support his team and country. I am sure you feel this is fine, but I think it shows the type of person he is. Always thinking of himself first.
So what should he have gone to the Mexican tie and been head cheerleader or something? Here is the thing you complain about him playing a tournament in the week when he wasn't selected for the team. He wasn't playing well enough to be there and these players have to look after their rankings as well, there is a balance there, especially since Stef is not a top player.
If he was injured and couldn't play then it would be the perfect time to go there and support them and actually that challenger result helped him move back up the rankings. Actually it doesn't show anything about him as a person at all.