Lleyton Hewitt/ photo – The Australian
Ex-first racket of the world and the captain of the Australian Davis Cup Lleyton Hewitt commented on The Age of the compressed format of the tournament, approved last year by investing $ 3 billion investment group defender “Barcelona” Gerard Pique.
“We now run a Spanish football player. It’s as if I came here to suggest a change to the Champions League. Absurd. He knows nothing about tennis, it’s a completely different sport. What it offers, tennis is not work.
I all of these ideas are not shared. To play the final on neutral territory – is absurd. And I don’t think the top players will want to play this tournament, but we’ll see.
Yet I am very sorry that young Australians like Alex de Minaur and Alexei Popyrin will never know what it’s like to play the Davis Cup final at home. It was one of the best moments of my career.”
We will remind, the Ukrainian team ranked 31st in the rating of the Davis Cup after losing to Sweden.