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Nadal and Djokovic insist on the merger of the Davis Cup and the ATP Cup

Nadal and Djokovic insist on the merger of the Davis Cup and the ATP Cup

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and the Serbian Novak Djokovic renewed this Thursday their calls in favor of the merger of the Davis cup and the ATP Cup, which starts on Friday.

“We need a World Super Cup event or whatever name you want,” said Djokovic, aware nonetheless that the goal is more feasible for 2022.

“This is not going to happen next year. But if the two parties, the ITF (International Federation of Tennis), organizer of Davis, and the ATP meet very quickly, it may happen in 2022 ″, opined the Balkan, who heads the ATP Players Council.

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“I hope this is done, because it is difficult for high-level players to commit to the two events,” he added, noting that the six weeks between the two competitions “do not help in terms of marketing and the value of the tournament.”

Nadal shares this concern about the dates: «It is confusing to dispute two world cups of tennis in a month. It is not ideal for our sport but it is what we currently have, ”declared the world number 1 from Perth.

Therefore, should the two competitions be merged? “I think that he tennis He deserves something of the style, ”the Spaniard replied.

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Nadal will play his first ATP Cup match against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in Perth, while Djokovic will debut on Saturday against South African Kevin Anderson in Brisbane.

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