It is really weird. Apart from anything else, if he wanted to play qualies, why didn't he sign up for it - he probably would have made it in on his ranking (though to be honest, it wouldn't be the first time he neglected things in the matter of signing up).
I wonder if he has had a falling out with Tennis Canada. It is probably reading too much into it, but I was surprised that Tebbutt kept saying that Dancevic "chose not to play Davis Cup", when it was known he had a problem with his back and it would have been easy enough just to say he was injured, even if he had earlier said he didn't want to play DC.
hes not with laurendeau anymore, if he was laurendeau would of never let that happen. The only explanation i have is maybe they wanted to give a wc to a local quebec player. Its kind of weird cause erik has never really received any support or any significant wild cards from tennis canada