Cool, thanx for the info
I was wondering why they didn't pick Russell or Sweeting for the last match when USA led 3-1 and Blake didn't want to play because the result already didn't matter.. now I get it
Actually PMac couldn't have picked Russell or Sweeting if he wanted to. You can only pick from the nominated 4 players and the other 2 were only there as hitting partners.
These challengers are good points accumulators, if he does well, but would like to see some good results on the main tour and no more injuries. As long as he gets in direct for RG, then that is the main goal.
Mike might get a WC to Indian Wells or Miami, then again he might not. It will be a mix of challengers and main draw events this year, but as long as he remains injury free, then he will able to get into summer MM events in the US.