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: Will Toronto be a washout? Nadal, Ferrer, Verdasco & Monfils withdraw
Originally Posted by yesyesok
If they don't tank they will be very easy pickings in Cinci. Also I would worry about injuries with such a sudden transition of surface.
That`s the biggest issue.It`s easy to get injured by playing on grass and then 3 days later on hard courts.And that goes with the travel issues as well.
Didn`t Djokovic suffer by playing Davis Cup after the Us Open last year?
Why should they risk getting an injury a couple of weeks before the Us Open?They could take a few days off,go to Cinci,get some practice and then start in a week.
If they play in Toronto,they basically would play competitive matches without any real practice.The last thing they would need right now is pulling a muscle and rulling themselves out for the Us Open.