he's 21, he'll get plenty of chances to play best of 5 matches at home for Davis Cup. And the team is World Group caliber so he'll definitely play top players in those ties.
Not to mention the Rogers Cup at home each year where he will be playing top players if he plays well.
And saying that 250's are meaningless is absurd. Just because it isn't at home and they aren't best of 5 doesn't make them meaningless.
In the grand scheme of thing, 250's are essentially meaningless. He would get a lot more experience from playing a 5-setter against a guy like Tsonga over playing some guys that he would likely destroy in a small tournament without much pressure on him.
Of course, it looks like he's not going to end up playing any of them. His injury problems have shown up again.
I didn't like the decision myself. But if you're looking for somebody to blame, I'd probably blame Milos himself. He's the one that requested to play yesterday (and kept playing despite a knee injury).
you would think that Nestor would have a lot of say in who was gonna be his partner but it wouldn't suprise me that Laurendeau would just make the decision himself. If the decisiaon took 4 hours then it wasn't because Vasek was slightly injured.
Milos shouldn't have played the doubles but hindsight is 20 20. But it's not the first questionable decision Laurendeau has ever made
Laurendeau made totally wrong decisions all weekend. I know things are always easier in hindsight, but I would have...
1. Played Frank friday against Tsonga.
2. Played a rested Vasek Saturday with Nestor
3. Without playing Milos in doubles he may have been ready for today, but that's not as much of a decision as it is a result of an earlier decision
i have long thought that martin lareneau was an idiot and he has proven it this year with his decisions and proven how petty he can be last year with the whole frank situation.
it might be time to get a new captain, if canada's davis cup team wants to move on further its necessary
i've been reading along with everyone and finally made a profile after following for a few years. I must agree that its time for a new captain and direction for team Canada.
We've worked so hard to get to where we are and our current captain (who's name I hate to think let alone write) needs an attitude, mentality and game change.