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news from Monday, October 15, 2018

- The ATP and International Tennis Federation (ITF) are still trying to figure out the best way forward for the revamped Davis Cup, according to Novak Djokovic. The ITF confirmed sweeping changes for the Davis Cup earlier this year with the event transformed into a week-long team tournament with the first edition taking place in Madrid, Spain, in 2019. The idea is the brainchild of Kosmos, the inves...

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news from Monday, October 15, 2018

- Novak Djokovic looks as if he has stepped in a time machine and taken us all back to 2015, such is the level of tennis he is producing in the second half of 2018. In the latest Tennis Podcast, Catherine Whitaker and David Law get together to look back on Djokovic's victory in Shanghai, where he didn't lose a set and never looked likely to. Who, when, where and how is anyone going to stop him? Or w...

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- At just 19 years old, Denis Shapovalov has established himself as a rising young star; and has demonstrated the ability to hold his own against the ATP's best. The lefty's exciting style of play and his mental toughness has earned him respect from some of the ATP's biggest names. After an epic five set battle at the US Open, Kevin Anderson had nothing but praise for the Canadian teenager. "I th...

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news from Friday, October 12, 2018

- The revamped Davis Cup might have to do without two of the world’s best players when the inaugural tournament takes place in Madrid with both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic admitting they are unlikely to take part. Despite a massive uproar, the International Tennis Federation voted in favour of a proposal to overhaul the team competition. Instead of home and away ties, 12 countries will compet...

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news from Thursday, October 11, 2018

news from Wednesday, October 10, 2018

- Alexander Zverev will not play in the revamped 2019 Davis Cup, he has confirmed. The world number five believes the decision to change and reschedule the tournament is unfair on players and has essentially announced a boycott – and he doesn’t expect to be the only one. “In November I do not want to play tennis anymore,” the world number five said, speaking at the Shanghai Masters after bea...

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news from Monday, October 1, 2018

- At the moment, with the Laver Cup just having been played and two new "team" tournaments (the revamped Davis Cup and the ATP's own suggestion of a "World Cup") being proposed for tennis next year, it is possible to forget that tennis is actually an individual sport and not a team sport. Perhaps that is because the main events in tennis – the Majors – are over for the year and any other individ...

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