Disrespectful to change Davis Cup format, says Pat Cash

Disrespectful to change Davis Cup format, says Pat Cash
Australian Davis Cup legend Pat Cash (Photo courtesy Pat Cash official Twitter handle)

Dubai - The new rules will be introduced in 2019



By Rituraj Borkakoty

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9:46 PM

Australian Davis Cup legend Pat Cash slammed International Tennis Federation for changing the format of the historic team competition.
The ITF has scrapped the 'home-and-away' format to turn Davis Cup into a season-ending 18-team affair at a neutral venue.
And Cash didn't mince words as he joined a group of former players who had been critical of the ITF's decision to tamper with the beauty of the 118-year old tournament.
"I think it's a disgrace and disrespectful to change the Davis Cup format in such an abusive way without even trialing any adjustments," Cash told Khaleej Times.
"To take a sledgehammer to the old format really was a knee-jerk reaction to the politics around tennis. I feel it was unnecessary," said Cash - the hero of Australian Davis Cup triumphs in 1983 and 1986.
The new rules will be introduced in 2019.
 


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