Davis Cup announces divisive proposals

Tweet The Davis Cup is now dead. The ITF have killed one of the best tennis tournaments in the world with their new proposals which will come into effect next year. Quite understandably, the changes have caused a huge divide between current and ex-players. The good news is that the final proposals haven’t been approved yet, with a two-thirds majority needed at the ITF annual general meeting in August. The changes put forward are part of a new 25-year, $3 billion plan with an investment group founded by footballer Gerard Pique. Specifically, it will…

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Djokovic loses to a qualifier

Tweet Report by Zuzanna Marciniak Novak Djokovic was surprisingly beaten by the world number 109, Japan’s Taro Daniel, 7-6(3) 4-6 1-6, in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to suffer his fifth-ever loss to a player from outside the top 100. This was Djokovic’s first appearance since the Australian Open in January, after which he was forced to undergo elbow surgery and was out of action for nearly two months. Daniel took advantage of Djokovic, who couldn’t find his regular rhythm and made 62 unforced…

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OPINION: Davis Cup Dying?

Tweet The World Cup of Tennis is in serious danger. Every year, more and more top players don’t take part in what should be one of the pinnacles of their career. Saying that Great Britain have won in my lifetime is amazing, it may not happen again. Why is the Davis Cup seen as optional? Even though they don’t offer any ranking points for playing, it should be a privilege to represent your country. At the start of 2017, Novak Djokovic was the only player inside the top ten who…

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France clinch Davis Cup victory

Tweet Lucas Pouille claimed the fifth and decisive rubber as France lifted their tenth Davis Cup title in front of home support in Lille. Yannick Noah captained his side to victory against a talented Belgium team to win their first title since 2001. The first day’s play was even, with each country’s number one winning comfortably. France 🇫🇷 wins the #DavisCup!@la_pouille defeats Steve Darcis 63 61 60 to clinch a 10th title for the French 🏆 🎉🏆 🎉 🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 pic.twitter.com/LtOw8jvNFW — Davis Cup…

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