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Lleyton Hewitt not happy with mooted Davis Cup change

Lleyton Hewitt not happy with mooted Davis Cup change

"Davis Cup is a handsome competition, a very emotional competition", he said.

The International Tennis Federation's Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed a "package of comprehensive reforms" for both Davis Cup and Fed Cup at a meeting in Indian Wells.

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ITF is about to announce an historical decision for Davis Cup, it means playing at the best of three sets (and not five) and in two days (instead of three), like it happens in Fed Cup.

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If the proposed changes are agreed upon, they will come into effect in 2018, but it has to be approved by a two-thirds majority of the ITF's full membership at its annual general meeting in early August in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Leading players have called for changes to streamline the format of a team tournament run throughout the year, with 14-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal the latest star to call for a shake-up.

The president of the ITF, David Haggerty, said the main reason they are bringing about these changes is to increase top players participation and to enhance the experience of all the fans.

The proposal is likely to be ratified later this year but the 30-year-old Spaniard says the changes do not go far enough.

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He explained: "In my opinion it is not about best-of-three or best-of-five".

"We can not have a Davis Cup champion every year that devaluates the competition".

Nadal has played in three Davis Cup finals, the first as a teenager in 2004 when he beat American Andy Roddick, but is not impressed by the ITF's proposition.

Hewitt is Australia's greatest and most passionate Davis Cup warrior and current captain and he made a career out of carving out epic five-set triumphs.

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"I don't mean one year Davis Cup, one year no Davis Cup".


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