I suppose no one really watched that match, but the very first match I saw live in Paris between Seppi and Klizan was a very poor display. It took me a little time to adapt to watching a match live, so I wasn't the best judge TBH, but several of the spectators there seemed to be quite reliable (in terms of tennis knowledge) and were appalled by the level of play (I heard people say it was a shame to play like this for high-level tennis players)
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.