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.
Refusing to carry the flag might as well be considered treason in some countries.
Which ones? Not Norway, that is for sure. Our former medal winners turned down the honor four years ago, every last one of them....leaving us with a first-time athlete with no serious prospect of getting a medal.
Great decision. Wawa is cool not arrogant like the infamous Federer.
So arrogant of Federer to decline the invitation extended to him by the Swiss Federation weeks ago to carry the flag for the third consecutive time in order to allow another Swiss sportsman/woman to have the honour