Tomas Berdych offers solution on 'damaged' Davis Cup



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Tomas Berdych offers solution on 'damaged' Davis Cup

Former world No. 4 Tomas Berdych believes one of the solutions for the Davis Cup would be staging the competition every two years. The inaugural Davis Cup Finals took place in 2019 and since then the ITF has received many criticism for the changes they made to the competition.

The Davis Cup was losing on its popularity so the ITF made a decision to make a big change to the competition a few years ago. “If the Davis Cup were held every two years, everyone would go crazy," Berdych told Sportsmail.

"The best players in the world want to win this tournament with their country, but the fact that it is played every year and being a very long season, it is normal that many decide to rest. I would opt for it to be played every two years.

"It would only be necessary to set it on a date, either at the end of September or in December. Possibly this would make the best players play the Davis Cup. I think it would be much more special to what is now. “

Berdych won two Davis Cup titles

Berdych enjoyed big success in the Davis Cup as he led the Czech Republic to back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.

Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, announced his retirement at the ATP Finals in 2019. Berdych, 36, has zero regrets about retiring following the end of the 2019 season. Berdych had been plagued by injuries in his last year and he felt the time was right to walk away from the game.

“I am one of those who think that when you have decided something you have to do it. I have never had any doubts about whether I made the right decision or not. I woke up one morning and told myself that it was the end of everything.

For a long period of time you don’t enjoy tennis as you should. I decided that at 34 it was time to retire," Berdych said.