The German Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the margins of the Masters 1.000 tournament in Shanghai show record that he is in 2019 will not play in the updated Davis Cup, from 18 to 24 november, to continue in Madrid. The choice of these dates is, according to Zverev “whacked”.
“Because in november I never want to play tennis”, said the 21-year-old talent, the number five of the world. “I think all the other players, you have the same say. We have one and a half month of rest in our season, and that is the second half of november and throughout december. To organise a tournament at the end of november is whacked. At the end of the year, we are exhausted.”
In the Davis Cup new style, in August, approved by the ITF, will eighteen countries in november 2019, at the end of the season, in a tournament in Madrid competing for the title. Six countries are placed automatically: the four semi-finalists of this year (France, Spain, Croatia and the USA), and two wildcards, Argentina and Great Britain. The twelve remaining tickets will be at the beginning of February divided. Belgium should seek to qualify in Brazil.