In an interview to the Source Podcast, Kyle Edmund's coach Fredrik Rosengren revealed an interesting thing about the Davis Cup involving Novak Djokovic and Kyle Edmund, who is coached by the Swede. Djokovic is the Player's Council President and wants that the Olympic rule gets boycotted: in order to be eligible to play the Olympic Games, you have to be picked for three Davis Cup ties over the previous four years.
‘Kyle received an email, and maybe it has nothing to do with Davis Cup, but Kyle received an email from Djokovic last week,' said Rosengren. 'ITF also has rules that one must play two Davis Cup matches the same year as the Olympics to represent his country in the Olympic Games.
He [Djokovic] wants the players to boycott that particular rule. That shows he does not want to play Davis Cup in order to represent his country in the Olympic Games. Then, it’s only about the money.’ Meanwhile the former doubles world no.
1 Todd Woobdridge criticized the new format that will be introduced next year: 'I’ve great sadness this weekend watching @DavisCup come to its end. There is no doubt it defined me as a player and career achievements.
So sorry that next generation will not get to experience those same massive highs and gut wrenching lows.' Djokovic is currently enjoying holidays in Japan and he will start the 2019 season at the Qatar Open in Doha.