Maybe not having the Olympics in between Wimbledon and the US open will make a difference.
Good point, but squeezing these DC weekends into the schedule seems really tough on any player who goes far in the previous tournaments.
First round was just after the AO. Djoko played in Belgium, on clay, 5 days days after playing Andy in the final in Melbourne. GB had a bye, so the question didn't arise for Andy. Fed, Nadal (obviously) and Ferrer didn't play that weekend, and now Switzerland and Spain are both in the World Group play-offs straight after the US Open. Wonder who will play in those. World Group SFs will also be played that weekend - Serbia v Canada, Czech Rep v Argentina.
If GB do go into the World Group, there's likely to be a lot of pressure on Andy to play every tie next year. Which will be 2014 of course, and then what.....?