Alexander Zverev announces Davis Cup boycott in angry rant over “crazy” decision
Alexander Zverev will not play in the revamped 2019 Davis Cup, he has confirmed.
The world number five believes the decision to change and reschedule the tournament is unfair on players and has essentially announced a boycott – and he doesn’t expect to be the only one.
“In November I do not want to play tennis anymore,” the world number five said, speaking at the Shanghai Masters after beating Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Tennis Today: Roger Federer reveals decision on his Grand Slam future…https://t.co/1M7c7QNVC3
— Tennis365 (@T365Official) October 10, 2018
“I think all the top guys will say the same thing. We have one and a half months off in our season, and that’s end of November and December.
“Making a tournament end of November which is 10 days playing and competing, it’s crazy.
“By the end of the year we are all tired.
“For us as top players, we had discussions, we had talks with the ATP how to make the season shorter, and not longer.
“No, it’s not happening (playing in November 2019) and I guarantee you I will not be the only one.”
More from Tennis365:
Andy Murray and Liam Broad to team up in the doubles at the Italian Open
Murray had travelled to Rome for a week of practice.
Japanese stars Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori admit concern over Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19 pandemic
Osaka and Nishikori voice concern.
WATCH: Three hours and 51 minutes later, Sara Sorribes Tormo beats Camila Giorgi in sixth longest WTA match in Open Era
Sorribes Tormo and Giorgi involved in 3h51m marathon.
He is not ‘paying too much attention anymore’, but Novak Djokovic feels ‘change is coming’ in ATP Rankings
Change is inevitable, says Novak Djokovic.
Emergence of Ashleigh Barty-Arena Sabalenka rivalry illustrative of generational change in women’s tennis
Oli Jefford on the rivalries in women’s tennis.
‘He moves well considering it’s clay’ – Novak Djokovic encouraged by Andy Murray’s performance in training
Andy Murray is in Rome for a week.
Jannik Sinner sets up ‘special’ match against Rafael Nadal in Rome while Dan Evans crashes out
Jannik Sinner expects tough match against Rafael Nadal.
Simona Halep on Aryna Sabalenka’s rise: ‘I was not surprised, and I’m expecting more from her’
Simona Halep impressed by Aryna Sabalenka.
Serena Williams undecided about Olympics as she is reluctant to leave ‘best friend’ Olympia at home
Williams reluctant to leave daughter Olympia at home.
Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Jamie Murray sign up for 2021 Queen’s Club event
Queen’s Club event returns after cancellation last year.