TA really needs to start blooding our younger players. Fair enough for Guccione and Hanley to be the senior members of the team that will travel to Chile. But we have no hope against the Chileans in Chile on clay, so we really need to blood our youths. It would be a great opportunity for the likes of Ball, Klein and/or Tomic to get their first Davis Cup call up. We really need to reinvigorate our squad.
In addition to this, John Fitzgerald should be made to stand down. He has done a wonderful job for our Davis Cup team over the years, but he has held the Davis Cup Captain tag since 2001...7 years...it's time for someone else to take on the role and see what they can offer. Personally I would like to see TA revert to the captain and coach format and hire the Woodies as the new Davis Cup crew. They are younger, eager to remain involved with tennis and both were such good architects of points on the court. They could teach our youngsters a thing or two.
Having said that, I expect there to be differing opinions here on the board