Is Davis Cup Rankings a Fair Reflection of a Nation's Depth on Men's Tour?

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Is Davis Cup Rankings a Fair Reflection of a Nation's Depth on Men's Tour?
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The Davis Cup rankings were released after the opening weekend of the 2012 Davis Cup.

Is the rankings a fair reflection of the strength of its players on the ATP tour? How does one reflect on the two sets of rankings?

It is fairly straight-forward to assume that the number of players in the Top 50 is proportional to the country's performances in the Davis Cup. The higher the number of players, the better a team plays (given that it has a larger number of players to dip into).

A player might not opt to play the Davis Cup because of their individual schedules. The restriction on the number of players who can play the fixtures is also a factor on the comparison.

Let us look at the Top Eight teams ranked by the ATP to check the above assumptions.

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