Originally Posted by Rosie
I understand yours too GWH - but I don't agree - if people grill David badly over this, then so be it - if they looked at the wider picture and put his interests first, then maybe they wouldn't.
That won't happen as you are well aware of how proud they are in Argentina, and I think if a player of David's calibre doesn't play, then they will be insulted. I mean obviously it's his choice and has to take the consequences for that, but I think he should play the tournament, but if not it's understandable.
I remember a few years ago, there used to be a clay court tourney here in England (you'll remember it - in Bournemouth). To the best of my knowledge and memory, Henman and Rusedski never played there because they don't like clay and it didn't fit in with their career plans or schedules. They were never harangued about it though - people just accepted they were doing what was best for them and accepted their choices.
How could I forget the Bournemouth tournament the one Captain Charisma Felix Mantilla dominated and Costa won as well, as for Henman and Rusedski not being there, well they have more opportunities to play in their country, especially at that toffee club not far from you, which has a tournament called Wimbledon.