Apocalyptic comments about Fed after he loses is normal MTF behaviour.
Not sure what I'm more Devo-ed about
: that the Swiss lost so badly, or that I didn't get to watch a single Federer match.
I don't know. It's more like the reaction towards Fed's dedication to Davis Cup than him being done and retiring.
It's obvious a good amount of people carry no respect nor value towards Davis Cup here in the MTF, but honestly, if you're going to go for Davis Cup, at least treat it like it means something. If you're here just for practice, then tank a lower-tier tournament or something. At least when you lose, your country's morale doesn't lower to a sad state of silence or hostility.
I can't think of any way to excuse the Swiss Team or Roger himself other than lack of effort. This is the clay court, for lord's sake. Since when does the US win anything
on clay other than the Bryan Brothers these days? And I have to lol at people saying this should have been won on indoor hard
. Wait, what? Not to bash the US Team or anything, but don't you think it's kind of pathetic that you have to pick something other than clay in order to beat the USA?
It's got to be lack of effort. If MTF members say Davis Cup was never important for Federer (which is an obvious lie), then it's even more his and the entire Swiss team's fault, one for Roger even bothering to come just to.. well.. suck, and two for the Swiss team to place all their hopes on him. The Swiss team as a whole is honestly not that bad, or at least not that bad to get beaten by the USA on clay.... by means of a sweep, nonetheless.
So basically, it's just a matter of the team who wanted it more winning in the end. At least that's my opinion.