The cancellation of the Davis cup For this 2020 a good part of tennis has not been good. After hearing the news last Friday, the reactions were immediate, especially in a critical tone. “I think they were a little quick to cancel Davis. We are in June and it is in November,” he explained. Raúl Viver, captain of the Ecuador team, with a certain air of disbelief at what happened.
He was not the only one to show himself on the same line (the Spanish Tennis Federation). And is that Nicolás Mahut, French tennis specialist in the doubles modality, charged hard against the maximum person in charge of the Davis Cup as organizer, that is to say, Gerard Piqué. “I would have liked Piqué to put as much energy in defending the 2020 edition as in destroying the original formula”, the Frenchman said about the president of the Kosmos group on ESPN.
Surprised and angry, Mahut concluded with the following conviction: “I get the impression that he is someone who is not necessarily looking for solutions for a tournament that had been going on for over 100 years.” Be that as it may, the French will have to wait one more year if he wants to defend the colors of his country in the maximum tournament for tennis nations worldwide, if he ends up getting ahead on the new dates set: November 22 to 28, 2021.
John Millman, a tennis player from Australia, another country that, like France, was very critical of the change in format promoted by Piqué, was dispatched with pleasure on Twitter: “Inconsistencies are boring. Two months before Davis we should play a tournament in the same place, the Madrid Open. As for the public, in 2019 there was already a clear social distancing”, he wrote wryly about the scarce presence in the stands on the occasion of the first Davis Cup in Kosmos.