He'll get 500 points much easier than the winner of Dubai 500, where will probably be 6 to 8 top 10 players, thus there would be four top 10 at maximum in Acapulco.
Ferrer must do a favour to the rest of Big Four and allow Rafa to vulture only 300 points. Or clay GOAT Isner should also play Acapulco, he could meet Rafa in semi, and let the Vulture get only 200 points.
He shouldn't have a problem fulfilling the 500 requirement with this. 3 tournaments on clay out of 4 just shows how clay reliant he is. Unless he opts to skip Barcelona although Madrid would be a better choice.
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.
Imagine how many more tournaments would have Fed won if at peak years played those MM tournaments. At those years he would have won Acapulco playing with left hand, double handed BH and serving under the arm