what are his chances for davis cup? would you say he's got a good chance of being picked over jesse and vasek or not?
I'd say his chances are good.
Over Vasek? Just about Nil since Vasek seems to be back in form enough that he has to be the doubles guy with Nestor
Over Jesse? I'd pick Dancy because he has the most upside ... if everyone plays to potential, our #2 probably loses vast majority of the time against almost any top team's #1. But Franks seems to play out-of-this-world (eg. against Spain) or loses-when-he-should win.
So, my vote (I know I don't get one :-) ):
Milos vs Italian #2
Dancy vs Italian #1 (and hope good Franks shows up ... if yes, we are in the semis ... if not, nothing lost ... and you don't want to put Vasek up potentially 3 days in a row)
Milos vs Italian #1
and then if required:
probably Vasek vs. Italian #2 ... not sure I'd want to put the pressure on Dancy here.
So, even though Jesse is highest ranked, I think he's the odd man out.