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.
Absolutely, and tbh he is a more fearsome opponent on paper than you'd have expected Darcis to be! Can definitely see him taking a set, and if it's the first set then I could see things getting a whole lot tighter. I still have faith in the old man though haha
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."