Fair or not, the USTA's head of player development, Patrick McEnroe, took heat for futile results.
The U.S. has taken considerable steps to thrust itself back into the forefront of tennis. So how are the early returns looking?
With a depleted Spanish team, the Argentines are heavy favorites heading into their Davis Cup clash. But despite the formidable makeup, it's going to take gumption and hard work to complete the journey.
Former Davis Cup captain John McEnroe chose not to play on the team allowing his brother Patrick to create a new team full of youthful potential.