I just now realized this was the "Davic Cup" cheering thread.
Anything you write is gold, because you're good luck. As far as I'm concerned, You couldn't writen Roger's Cup and I wouldn't mind.
Davis Cup is a team competition: people don't buy tickets to see a particular player, they buy tickets to see two countries' teams play.
Everybody knows that dead rubbers can be played by any players. And if the 4th rubber goes to 5 sets and both teams decide they don't want to play the 5th rubber, they can cancel it. Those are the rules.
It's always been like that, I don't understand why Novak should be fined. Was Wawrinka fined last year when he didn't show up on Sunday after Roger had thrown him under the bus? I don't think so. There were only dead rubbers left. I don't believe Novak was fined. It must be gossip: he didn't break any rules, nor did Serbia.
It's too much to expect a player to win a grand slam and instead of relaxing or celebrating, fly half the world to arrive, jet-lagged and exhausted to play for his country on a crappy court. They want him to risk an injury for a dead rubber? That would be ridiculous.
I don't agree. Nole chose to play DC before he won the AO, but he also knew very well that anything less than reaching the final would be a failure. So it was his choice. As fan, I am very relieved and happy that he left, and who cares about the money
he can pay them. But when I look at the situation with neutral eyes, I still don't blame Nole or criticize him, because the rules pretty much allow him to do this. But it shouldn't be allowed. It one of the reasons why I don't give a damn about DC, because situations like these make it a joke of a tournament to my eyes.
IMO, the matches should be decided long on Friday. All of them, and all should be played regardless of the score after Saturday.