I didn't realize this before, but P-Mac was actually writing a blog of his own at the USTA website, and he had this to say:
"These guys that were here with us this week have been great. Mardy Fish and Robby Ginepri played a big role for us. They practiced their butts off. Robby had a couple days in which he was on the court four or five hours straight. He’s been working hard and really playing well, and Mardy was the same. They were saying, “Hey, whatever you need.” They were out there picking up balls when they had just been out there practicing on their own for three hours, and that’s pretty awesome. That means something.
I think Robby is really going to have a great year next year."
From the press conference after DC victory:
ANDY RODDICK: Actually, before the next one, I want to say, that's kind of what makes the whole team. I mean, Robby's been the No. 2 guy. Mardy has been the No. 2 guy when James was going through his stuff a couple of years ago and trying to come back.
Robby is going to come back strong next year. It's been kind of like a family, to help people come back.
JAMES BLAKE: I wanted to add that Mardy is a part of the team. Robby is a part of the team. This team is not just this year. This team is from Winston-Salem in 2001, from Robby coming back from two sets to love down in Connecticut, from Mardy winning a huge match in Bratislava to make sure we didn't get relegated.
This wasn't just a one-year journey. This is a long time, and everyone on this stage has contributed in a big way and that's why they're here. We're not just celebrating this, me, Andy and the Bryans and Patrick. Our whole team is going to celebrate. We've all felt like we're a part of the team. I want to make sure everyone knows this is not just four guys. This is every single person sitting up here.
Robby's website posted this as of today, December 3rd:
"After the Davis Cup victory celebration, Robby headed back to Palm Springs, California and is now training with coach Jose Higueras during some of the off-season time away from the ATP Tour. Later this month on December 18th, Robby will be back in action for the Infinite Energy Atlanta Slam in Atlanta, Georgia, with fellow American Andy Roddick."
Robby is on the alternate entry list for the Adelaide tournament in January.
He may try to qualify for that event, but he is not used to playing in qualifying rounds. Qualifying for Madrid this year was one of the few times he's ever played qualifying rounds in the past 4 years. One thing is for sure though, he'll have to swallow any pride and will NEED to play a lot of matches to climb back up the rankings and find his confidence again!!