USA's best doubles player Rajeev Ram was left off the team despite the team having a free spot that could go to him. The decision was met with some criticism and it only got louder when Sock and Paul lost the doubles match which eliminated them.
Chatter on social media platforms quickly exploded with many questioning the choices made as well as wondering why it happened. Ram was a pivotal part of the team in the qualifiers delivering a point twice in doubles which were essential to even qualify.
Tommy Paul respodned to the crticisim on Twitter writing:
It’s so cool to see ppl who aren’t/will never be Davis cup captains pretending to be Davis cup captains on Twitter #tweetingfromyourparentsbasement