LONDON: Davis Cup should not try to compete with the ATP Cup that will be launched again and go back to the traditional home and remote format, according to the brilliant Swedish Mats Wilander.
In the controversial movement of the International Tennis Association (ITF) vote this year to renew the 118-year-old team event known for soccer-like people.
Instead of dragging for a year that has connections on the homeland of one of the countries involved, and including a weekend, a 18-week rural event, which supports a £ 3 billion tune with her, Kosmos museum, launched in Madrid the next week.
The final final of the Davis Cup in Lade's Stade Pierre Mauroy, where the campaigns that protect and execute. French tree protection on Croatia, the last one of the kind.
Wilander says that the ITF should think again.
"I think Davis Cup is in the middle of a reorganization but they do not know exactly what they need to do to return it," said Wlander, who won three final finals with Sweden, saying to Reuters at an ATP weekend interview in London.
"They should not compete with an ATP Cup.
"Davis Cup needs to be home and away and encourage local stakeholders. To go, for example, a chance to play home at the Davis Cup semi-finals and send them on neutral ground, that's crazy. "
Last year's home is still home and still at the Scottish Cup – but only in the first round. The winners will go to the 18-country results played by Caja Magica. Wilander says that's the wrong way.
"Davis Cup should be at home and at least away from the baseline decisions, I say even the areas," he said.
"Roger Federer does not have to play his first trip, and possibly in Kazakhstan. But a final in Basel, in front of 20,000 Swiss followers? Of course, Yes. It is illegal.
"If David Goffin gets the finals of the French Open, some people who live in Belgium will play. If Belgium is playing Davis Cup in the home final, 50 per cent of sports fans play.
"That's the thing that remembers the little child with my dad and dad. I promise that 50 per cent of the 100 players are the biggest to remember See Davis Cup before they watched, maybe it's not Wimbledon, but definitely before the other slips or ATP competitions. "
Wilander says it's a big event in France that will be the weekend weekend, the biggest reason for leaving the format only.
"You want to take that away?" Wlander said. "France is probably the biggest tennis country but they do not have much to do at the opening of France. Davis Cup is an opportunity for French players to get something bigger, in France. "
The ATP Tour, which shows 24 countries, launched with the ATP Tour this week in London and will start in January 2020 in three Australian towns – just too Australian Open and six weeks after a & # 39; first edition of a new Davis Cup.
"It's a good idea," said Wlander. "It's a team of team competitors because Cupa Davis is not always fit for the player. I hope it's a great success."
And with regards to the new Davis Cup model, Wlander said: "If the ITF might be back and watch, they might make sure they were in place change everything. "
The number one of the world, Novak Djokovic, who won his Serbia Cup in Belgrade, won that players; miss the real support.
"Perhaps the home-and-go is to attract all players and fans to this competition," said Djokovic, who was present at the ATP Cup.
"At the same time to change something, you have to give something too. I think to change this type of form, you have to remove something, and that's what # 39; there. "
(Reciting Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge)