I'm sorry but your insistence that Andy put himself through futile and unnecessary exertion for the current DC team is ludicrous. Try seeing the bigger picture, will you? He has a singles career to worry about, which he doesn't need jeopardised in any way by traipsing off to some outpost to fight in a losing battle.
As for his single-mindedness - surely his decision to use Dubai as a training event shows that he has his eye on bigger things for himself?
As far as I'm concerned, Andy put his body through the mill for his country against Poland last year, won both his singles matches and yet we still lost. Lloyd has probably told Andy that he doesn't expect him to play until we're in a far better position, and facing quality teams again.
Yeah, right. I'm sure it's gonna take a LOT of effort for Andy to wipe the floor 6-0 6-0 6-0 against two nobodies.
And THAT's the sort of event for him to use as a TRAINING event, when he CAN'T lose, NOT a high-profile event against top players in Dubai, where he should have been concentrating on gaining experience on how to beat TOP players like Djokovic, who in the event is now leaving him miles behind.
Still I'm glad to see that you've got so much confidence in his "training" and "resting" policy and that it means he's going to do SO well in America, (as he did last year WITHOUT this policy).
Personally I'm a bit skeptical, but we'll see who's right come the weekend. My hopes are not very high. That way I avoid vast disappointment.