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.
If DelPo wins this tournament, he might as well be automatically W/D from the WTF. He'll be like a walking zombie...
Hopefully, one of Ferrer (he deserves one), Tsonga or Raonic (for coming up against the GOAT so many times this season) do well.
I favor Tsonga because he's the least likely to tank, being at home in his favorite tournament and all. I assume JMDP will not want to stay in Paris for the final weekend, same for Murray. Not sure about Berdych.
Would be cool if JMDP 'tanked' to Raonic in the QF so Milos could go to London as an alternate.