Print Davis Cup Davis Cup is the world's largest annual international team competition in sport with nations entering in The prestigious ITF event, which is one of the cornerstones of the tennis calendar, gives players the chance to represent their country in an otherwise individual sport.
Open title, secured the Davis Cup for the Croats.
The group will provide most of the funding and will look to turn a profit. The location was chosen by the French Davis Cup team, which won the final last year. The Spanish team was playing without Rafael Nadal.
When the Spain-France tie was played, Nadal was recovering from an injury to his right knee. Nadal did play Novak Djokovic once, and Djokovic once faced Federer, way back when, but Djokovic has never squared off against Andy Murray. The Big Four players, and not only the Big Four, have too many other money-making, point-garnering tournaments keeping them busy to make time for the three rounds—over weekends in the winter, spring, and late summer—required to reach the Davis Cup final.
History[ edit ] Davis Cup The idea for a tournament pitting the best British and Americans in competition against one another was probably first conceived by James Dwight , the first president of the U.
This year, in the final, France suited up only one singles player in shouting distance of the Top Twenty. Still, more than twenty thousand fans filled the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to watch and cheer each day of the weekend in Lille.
Open title. In all of the singles matches, no French player secured a break of serve, never mind a set. The only competitive tennis of the weekend occurred on Saturday, when, in keeping with Davis Cup tradition, just one match was played—a doubles match.
Mahut struck a near-impossible reflex volley at the net to seal the victory, and the home-town crowd went berserk for Les Bleus: flags were hoisted, iPhone lights were waved in unison, trumpets were blown, tears were wiped from cheeks. Mahut, thoughtful and passionate, has been among the most outspoken players lamenting the changes coming to the tournament.
And the changes coming next year might make that appellation more fitting. There will be an eighteen-team final phase, to be held in Madrid, in November.
There will be two singles matches per tilt, not four, along with one doubles match. Sets will be best-of-three, not best-of-five.
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Things will be sped up, in other words. One tent-pole event will be good for TV, and good for Nike and Adidas and so on. Open and Wimbledon?
The A. The format that has been proposed is similar to the new Davis Cup format, and the prize money, fifteen million dollars, is just a bit shy of what Davis Cup is promising. There is also a crucial difference: the A. It is hard to see how an already too-long season can make room for both tournaments.
Why, in all this scheming, no one has proposed a team tournament that brings together top men and women is beyond me, by the way. Women currently play a Davis Cup equivalent, called the Fed Cup. Tennis needs team play of some kind, whatever shape it takes.
It is bracing for fans, too, who get to enjoy their brimming Victorian silences as points are played and yet participate, with fellow-feeling attendees, in loud and shared sports-arena delirium when games and matches are won. Team play has a way of feeling more like play, for everybody.
The tangle of tennis bureaucracies and interests should get it right. Whether they will is another matter. Gerald Marzorati writes regularly about tennis for newyorker.
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