Originally Posted by mitalidas
Eerily reminiscent of Pete's putting his career ahead of Davis cup ( I support that --the way its structured right now, you get nothing towards atp ranking with DC, and it sucks the bejesus out of you)
That is so right! Another eery deja vu- in 1997 when Pete played in DC final vs. Sweden, during his match against Larsson he was forced to retire to due a muscle tear- exactly the same injury Rogi is suffering from! That ultimately was the straw that broke the camel's back and thereafter Pete decided to stop playing DC.
People always talk about how McEnroe used to be able to play for DC and still compete at the highest level and be #1, but people forget that the game is not the same as it was 20 years ago, and it is so much more demanding and draining in all aspects- it is either Davis Cup, or #1.
Even Hewitt took out the rest of the post USO season just to concentrate on DC- that is how demanding it is.