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.
Re: DC E/A Group I relegation FIN-DEN: Paukku d. Nielsen 4-6 7-6(10) 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
Juho Paukku – Frederik Nielsen 4-6 7-6(10) 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
Timo Nieminen – Martin Pedersen 2-6 3-6 3-6
Timo Nieminen/Juho Paukku – Frederik Nielsen/Thomas Kromann 4-6 2-6 4-6
Timo Nieminen – Frederik Nielsen 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6
Nieminen couldn't complete the comeback from 36 36 23*.
Heliövaara's choke cost them big...maybe they draw Benin the the first round.