Lille and Madrid will be a candidate for the organization of the new Davis Cup-formula in 2019. On 16 August in Orlando by the General Assembly of the International tennis federation (ITF) voted or the Davis Cup be effective in a new look will be. Lille organized last year in the final of the Davis Cup between France and Belgium.
“The editions of both 2019 as 2020, there will in Europe to continue”, ITF president David Haggerty Tuesday known in an interview with AFP. Haggerty showed himself “very confident” the new formula through the General Meeting. “The new format is in keeping with the proposal of the ATP-spelersraad in september 2016,” said the American. Also the grandslamtoernooien Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open to support the proposal. The Australian Open was not openly its support.
To get more top players to the Davis Cup was the past few months, heavily doctored to a new formula. The ITF wants the final stage of the tournament in one week in november up in place of the four long weekends throughout the year-which it now occupies. That time should also proceed in a single city. The prize money is also significantly increased. In cooperation with the investment group of Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, Cosmos, promises to provide the ITF with a prize pool of twenty million dollars (17.2 million euros) for the participating players.
The ATP, for his part, wants her World Team Cup, a Wereldbekertoernooi, to breathe new life into. The next edition of the tournament that is similar to the Davis Cup will be in January 2020 to take place.