I know you think they are not Top players but Nadal and Djokovic are playing with a lot of focuse....In all honesty: they both suck.
The sheer idea of creating two similar nations' competitions treated by top players as exhibitions and both in the off season is bizarre.
Of course Nadalovic are top players. If they are dedicated - fair play to them. I didn't even watch this DC. It sort of feels like not many people care, even here the interest is quite low. Also nobody streams in on TV here. I don't know, maybe it's just me but I never liked those national contests in tennis. This is an individual sport after all.I know you think they are not Top players but Nadal and Djokovic are playing with a lot of focuse....
From what I watch and to take players you probably like way more Shapovalov and De Minaur played well too such like Khachanov and Rublev....
Tsitsipas and Thiem are not there just because their team were not able to qualify.....
Only Zverev prefered Exhos with Federer probably because joining Federer Team lately.
sourceQ. There's been some players suggesting that we could combine the ATP Cup and the Davis Cup because they are so close in the calendar. Your thoughts on that? What improvements would you suggest going forward? What do you think is the best time in the calendar to fix the Davis Cup?
REILLY OPELKA: Well, the ATP Cup is pathetic. I think it's shocking on behalf of the ATP for them to pass that and allow that. It's pretty embarrassing, actually. It's pretty bad for the sport. It makes it more top-heavy than it already is. For example, I'm 35 in the world. I'm not going to play because I'm the second- or third-highest ranked American, and only the top two guys play.
It counts as an additional 19th tournament. So every player gets 18 tournaments on their ranking card. So you have to take your top 18 results, those go for your ranking. Those that play ATP Cup get a 19th. So it's unfair, there's not equal opportunity for everyone.
For example, Moldova qualified. Moldova qualified. I mean, their No. 1 player is ranked pretty far behind me and their No. 2 player I don't think he's ranked. So that's going to make for, you know, an 0-0 match that's going to be 30 minutes maybe. That's not good for the sport either.