Last week, South African tennis star Kevin Anderson accused the South African tennis federation of not supporting him financially which is why he chose to skip the event this time.
Now, Tennis South Africa chief executive Ina Smith has hit back saying that Anderson was asking for too much mooney.
“Other players are playing (Davis Cup) for nothing, and though we appreciate what he has done for SA tennis, Kevin needs to understand where SA sport in general stands with regards to funding and sponsorship. We have always tried to get Kevin to play Davis Cup. Last year we paid him a sizable amount of money to play two ties. Each time we play a Davis Cup tie overseas we cover flights and accommodation, and we also have a full-time physiotherapist with the team. Last year, when Kevin was injured in Potchefstroom, we still paid him. This year he asked for what we considered a little too much money.” Smith said in an interview to a local newspaper