Why is Sock on the team and why are they looking for players who fit in with him? His doubles ranking is #43. We have Rajeev Ram (#3) who won the USO/ATP finals recently and Austin Krajicek ranked #10 who also played in the ATP finals. Shouldn’t they have brought both of those guys?
Sock hasn’t won anything of significance in doubles for a long time - he last won Slams in 2018.
I mean, on paper they should definitely have had Ram/Krajicek for the finals. In reality Sock is a better player than his current doubles ranking indicates, and has banked a lot of DC credits. Dropping him for Kraijeck (who has made a late run into the top 10 and I think never played DC before) would probably not be popular with the team at this late stage of the competition.
I can see why he was selected. That said I agree he's not such an important player that he should be calling the shots on who his partner is.
Mardy Fish has always struck me as someone without a lot of self-confidence and it definitely feels like he's let himself be pushed around by the team here
regardless they had an empty slot, and opelka not needed either?
Opelka hasn't played since early August, pretty sure he's injured