On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Originally Posted by Orbis
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results. If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
I'm happy for Wawrinka. It's a big honour for an athlete and he has earned it. It's also great for our sport when any tennis player is chosen to be a flagbearer so the real tennis fans on here should be happy about this announcement and less concerned about scoring points.