Re: World Group play-off: Israel vs. Argentina [in USA] (September 12-14, 2014)
That was too big a miracle to pull, even for this team of miracle-workers. It's still the greatest sports team Israel has ever had, in any sport.
Perhaps at home and with Weintraub healthy things would have been different, but we can't complain. They had Del Potro and Monaco gone, as well as Maxi Gonzales in the doubles, so if anything - the injuries show the huge difference in tennis depth between them and us. They can still field several top 100 players, we have to field an 800-ranked kid. They are a deserved world group team.
We'll see what happens now. Andy is gone, Yony is on his way home as well, Weintraub's health is questionable. Perhaps it's the end of an era. Euro Group 1 is also very strong and on paper Israel is one of the weakest teams there. Then again, every time we say obituaries for this team, they come alive again. We'll wait and see.