Novak Djokovic believes change in Davis Cup format should be a no brainer



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Novak Djokovic believes change in Davis Cup format should be a no brainer

For several years there has been talk of a possibility in the format change for Davis Cup and ITF President, David Haggerty has also been known to have pleaded the case for a final four showdowns. But no concrete planning has been done regarding the problem, addressing the issue, Novak Djokovic has made another case and believes that it should be a no brainer to change the format considering the problems it causes.

Due to the tight schedule of the ATP Tour, Djokovic has played in only two ties and therefore is pleading for a format change. "This format is not working for the top players... because it's just completely at the wrong time in the schedule," Djokovic said.

"If you go back ... five, six years, you see the amount of the top players that played at the later stages of the Davis Cup (has gone down), you see that it lost value." “The only way to work, is once a year, (dedicate) one or two weeks, have a round-robin format, four, five, six groups, have teams play in different locations, then come together in one location and play a knockout stage, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final four, whatever.

It's a no-brainer.”

"I think they should cut it down to two days, best-of-three. Have two singles and one doubles, those kind of things."
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