One word. Yes.
It will take a while for our juniors/young players to come through but the likes of Carsten Ball, Samuel Groth, Nick Lindahl, Brydan Klein, Greg Jones and Bernard Tomic all look like big prospects and could take us out of this ridiculous slump we are in.
I think that's the thing that really bothers me. We're reduced to getting excited about guys who are, at best top 100 prospects, maybe top 50 (Tomic aside). I can't see any of those guys really doing much better than that.
10 or 15 years ago we had guys like Stoltenberg, Cahill, Masur, Fromberg, Draper and Ilie all in the top 50 and guys like Morgan and Stolle didn't even make Davis Cup teams despite being top 100. Now we're reduced to seriously looking at guys ranked 150 as potential Davis Cuppers. We only have one player with a ranking high enough to get direct entry into even run of the mill tour events and a handful of guys bumming around in Challengers.