Rafael Nadal supports Davis Cup. Nishikori wants to play - Kosmos

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Rafael Nadal supports Davis Cup. Nishikori wants to play - Kosmos

In an interview to Marca, Kosmos's CEO and Executive Director Javier Alonso said that the group was working towards starting two new tournaments in the tennis season, to help the players who feel that the tennis season is too packed.

According to Alonso, the changes made to the Davis Cup will mean that 15 days have been added to the tennis calendar, which would allow them to complete their objective. "We are working on different projects but with the basis (of): improving tennis players' life who complain about the packed schedule.

We have two free weeks to improve it," said Alonso. According to Kosmos' ED, one of the two tournaments will be a mixed event, similar to the Hopman Cup while the other will have a prize purse only for the champion.

Alonso said that St. Petersburg and Singapore have expressed interest in hosting the events. Sharing that Kosmos had had a discussion with organisers in these two cities, Alonso also shared that Middle-eastern countries were also keen on grabbing this opportunity and that these events could be played as early as in 2020.

About the Davis Cup finals possibly taking place in September after the US Open, Alonso concluded: "Historically, the Davis Cup final has always been played in November. There are people who are not fine with the finals being played in November and there are others who are not fine with September.

Madrid is helping us a lot in this process, and we also have Rafael Nadal's support. We heard (Kei) Nishikori also wants to play for Japan." ALSO READ: Djokovic would beat Roger Federer in Australian Open final - Evert