The buzz about World Tennis Cup being added back to the tennis calendar is getting stronger. At first it was said that it would be introduced again by July 2018, but according to last reports revealed by Reuters, it could be played by January 2019 for ten days in the same week as the Brisbane Open, Maharashtra Open and Hopman Cup.
It could take place in Australia or the Asia-Pacific Region, involving 24 nations and a maximum of five players per team, with prize money and up to 1,000 ATP rankings points at stake. In the last few years, Tennis Australia has made a lot effort for sports in general but especially tennis as Roger Federer played in Brisbane in 2014 and 2015, Rafael Nadal played in 2017 and plans to comeback there again in 2018.
Andy Murray will also start his season in Australia for next three years as well. The World Cup, that had been held from 1975 to 2012, may be a big obstacle for Davis Cup that doesn't offer any ranking points or prize money.
The ITF doesn't want to think about it, but only wants to reinforce the Davis and Fed Cups: 'The ITF’s focus is not on what other bodies are trying to do, but in successfully delivering Davis Cup as the World Cup of Tennis to millions of fans in over 120 nations each year,' an ITF spokesperson intimated.