Originally Posted by Govnor
I don't really understand why this isn't the rule anyway. I might be in the minority here, but surely tennis at our level is about having competitive matches, not about "winning as a team"? It's actually laughable the amount of thought that seems to go into these things. Like it's the Davis Cup or something.
An additional reason to have the rule is that it would discourage captains from loading their teams with people playing up.
As a captain, once you know that taking on lower-rated players would limit your line-up options, you might think twice about whether the lower-rated player really has the skills to be playing up.
Why isn't this the rule already? 'Cause no one listens to me.