Re: Davis Cup
It is very disappointing, but if it has to happen, I'm thinking this is not the worst tie to lose. It looks highly doubtful that Raonic would be back playing in time for World Group playoffs, and without him I don't see us being competitive. And if he is just venturing back onto the courts about that time, he doesn't need the pressure of the call to Davis Cup duties (and playing Davis Cup definitely wouldn't be a good reintroduction to competitive play).
Hopefully Bester and Pospisil will learn a few things from their experiences yesterday and put them to use in the future.