The tennis community reacted to the International Tennis Federation’s decision to approve the controversial plans to overhaul the Davis Cup.
The controversial ITF proposal received 71 per cent of the vote during the conference in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday.
German tennis great Boris Becker.
Loss of words about the decision today….#DavisCup
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) August 16, 2018
German Tennis Federation President Ulrich Klaus.
„Sadly, the discussion in the last few days was mainly about money and not about the sport”, says DTB President Ulrich Klaus after the disappointing #daviscupvote in Orlando.
— DeutscherTennisBund (@DTB_Tennis) August 16, 2018
Former Great Britain player Greg Rusedski.
Very disappointing to hear that the new Davis Cup proposal was passed today. Yes the Davis Cup needed some changes but this I don’t believe is the right formula. I will miss Home and Away ties and many more aspects of the Davis Cup.
— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) August 16, 2018
Former Grand Slam winner Pat Cash.
Sad day for men’s tennis #ITF have voted for new format of #DavisCup (its no longer Davis Cup) Fooling themselves if they think top players will play a 18 team comp over 1 week at the end of the year???? ??
— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) August 16, 2018
France’s Lucas Pouille.
@ITF_Tennis You guys are a shame for tennis …😶 Let’s enjoy our last davis cup year and lets try to keep it home.. 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷
— Lucas Pouille (@la_pouille) August 16, 2018
French women’s tennis player Alize Cornet.
Crying over two tragic deaths today. Aretha Franklin and @DavisCup …. RIP ??
— Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) August 16, 2018
Former Great Britain Fed Cup captain Judy Murray.
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) August 16, 2018
Australian doubles great Todd Woodbridge.
— Todd Woodbridge (@toddwoodbridge) August 16, 2018
Australians are clearly not happy with Gerard Pique as John Millman expresses his disappointment.
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) August 16, 2018
Spanish player Anabel Medina wants to know if the Fed Cup is next.
It is alright that there is debate and voting in tennis, discussion about tournaments and formats.
But what about women’s tennis? What about the Fed Cup? Why the same institution (ITF) that’s considering reformating the Davis Cup, is not taking into consideration women’s tennis?
— Anabel Medina (@anabelmedina) August 16, 2018
American Coco Vandeweghe also wants to know about the Fed Cup.
Sad news and a disappointing out come for the Davis Cup and im assuming Fed Cup soon after. Home and away ties, representing your country in both areas, and playing for your teammates is what it’s all about. ITF is severely missing the point here.
— CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) August 16, 2018
Dutch tennis player Robin Haase
I always played tennis because it is my passion. Yes many players can make a good living from it. So do I. However it is not the reason why I started. It has always been an honour to represent my country but now a beautiful event only became about money.
— Robin Haase (@robin_haase) August 16, 2018
Felix Auger Aliassime from Canada.
One of my biggest dream as a kid was to one day play a Davis Cup final in front of my home crowd. Sadly I’ll never have the chance to experience Davis cup like I grew up watching it😢 I still hoped tradition and history would win over money, but I guess that’s where we are now..
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) August 16, 2018
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