Vamos Rafa. Way to skip playing for your country for a spot in the semis over a meaningless exhibition.
The fortunate thing for Rafa, unlike for some other tennis players was that he actually could choose if he wanted to play or not. Some players were just not good enough to advance to the 2nd round, even when paired with a 2nd top ten player. It must suck to have two top ten players and still lose in the first round of DC.