Novak Djokovic has let slip that next year probably will not play in the updated Davis Cup. The season finale takes place from 18 to 24 november place in Madrid. According to the Serbian number three in the world is that place on the calendar very unhappy, namely to close to the World Team Cup. Wednesday was the German Alexander Zverev (ATP 5) already known, that he fails to appear for the Davis Cup, he will find the selected performance data “whacked”.
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.
“I’m not sure if I have the Davis Cup will play”, said Djokovic after he enrolled in the Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai had qualified for the quarter-finals. “I find that the dates for the Davis Cup to be really bad, especially for the best players.” The ATP decided the World Team Cup (24 teams) to breathe new life into. That competition is in January 2020, only a few weeks after the final of the Davis Cup. “If I have to choose between those two, I prefer the World Team Cup for the ATP-stamp,” said Djokovic.
“In november I never want to play tennis”, said Alexander Zverev Wednesday. “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.”