is n.lapentti still playing next year or is he retiring?
because if he retires we have a really good shot at making the WG play-offs...
Last time I heard he was saying he'd stay around had Ecuador remained in the World Group. With that no longer the case it will be interesting to see what he decides to do. He's been out with a serious knee injury since Rome and didn't play the Romania tie at all because of it, so it looks like things are not going his way. A big shame, I'll miss the old dog and his 'never say die' attitude.
At the same time, if he's not playing, that's good news for Canada.
I bet Frank Dancevic is still having nightmares of last year's tie and the match points he had against Lapentti only to lose in 5 sets.