Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer – the more players occupying the first ranks in the global ranking, disagreeing with the new format of the Davis Cup and they say that, most likely, will miss the tournament next year. Players unhappy with the fact that now the competition will be held during the week in one place. In addition, to hold the tournament is scheduled for the end of the season, which means players will have less time to rest.
“Until recently, we didn’t know where the tournament will be held [a few weeks ago it was decided that the first Davis Cup will host Madrid] and what will be the format. Everything is now new. I have a lot of doubts, but we’ll see how everything goes. I don’t think that a new tournament is about me. This Davis Cup is created for the next generation of tennis players,” – said Roger Federer.
The new format of the tournament disgruntled and Novak Djokovic: “I don’t Have 100-percent confidence. ATP also plans to organize its own competitions. They will be held in January 2020, only 5-6 weeks after the Davis Cup. I think it’s time for the tournament is chosen very badly, especially for the top players.”
On the reform of the Davis Cup began in late February, after the international tennis Federation signed a sponsorship contract with Kosmos, whose owner is the player of “Barcelona” Gerard Pique. The amount of the transaction is estimated at $ 3 billion.