Tomas Berdych calls for revamp to safeguard Davis Cup
Sunday 23 February 2014
Double Davis Cup winner Tomas Berdych has called for the annual competition to be played every two years, warning the current format was destroying tennis’s top team prize.
Berdych and Radek Stepanek have led the Czech Republic to successive titles, beating Serbia in the 2013 final and Spain a year earlier.
But the world No 6 said: “In my last two years I missed eight weeks for Davis Cup. You are dead to play a tournament or even prepare yourself. I think it would make sense and the players would really like to play if the Davis Cup was every two years.”
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