Kyle Edmund's coach Fredrik Rosengren blasts new Davis Cup format

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Kyle Edmund's coach Fredrik Rosengren blasts new Davis Cup format

Kyle Edmund's coach Fredrik Rosengren didn't back down while describing what he thinks of the new Davis Cup format. The Davis Cup is set for a big change as the majority of tennis nations voted for the ITF's proposed reform during this year's ITF Annual General Meeting.

The Davis Cup Finals will be a one-week long event -- held at a neutral venue in November -- featured by 18 nations. Also, ties will feature two singles and one doubles rubber as a best-of-three-sets format will also be used.

The new Davis Cup format has received backing but also a strong criticism from current players and tennis legends. However, the ITF remain confident that the new format will be a success. The Davis Cup has been struggling for years to have the biggest players of the game featuring the competition regularly.

It was one of the reasons which led to the ITF proposing a radical format change. Record 20-time Grand Slam Roger Federer and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic aren't expected to play at the inaugural edition of the Davis Cup Finals.

However, 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal may play as he has backed the new format. "For me, (the) Davis Cup is dead. I haven't heard any player being positive about it. Federer and Djokovic will play? Bullshit. Good luck" Rosengren told Alex Theodoridis of Tennisportalen.

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