Murray, Djokovic and Nadal back Pique's 'World Cup' plans

Tennis - ATP 1000 Masters - Madrid Open - Andy Murray of Britain v Borna Coric of Croatia - Madrid, Spain - 11/5/17- Murray returns a backhand. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Tennis – ATP A Thousand Masters – Madrid Open – Andy Murray of england v Borna Coric of Croatia – Madrid, Spain – Eleven/5/17- Murray returns a backhand.

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Spanish footballer Gerard Pique’s thought of every week-lengthy men’s tennis world event rivalling the Davis Cup has bought enhance from leading players Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Pique was once on the Madrid Open past this week, reportedly to speak about a 16-Staff knockout match with ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode. It Will potentially substitute the previous World Crew Cup event on the ATP calendar that was played from 1975 to 2012 beforehand of Roland Garros.

The Present Davis Cup structure, that includes three-day suits unfold over weekends in February, April, September and November, has led to withdrawals from the game’s greatest names in order to center of attention on grand slam preparations.

“I Feel that it can be a really exciting concept. If it comes off, I Feel It Would be an extraordinarily, superb thing for tennis,” Murray, a 2015 Davis Cup winner with Nice Britain, advised journalists.

“I Believe there may be nonetheless a lot of things that want to be labored out earlier than it potentially occurs, however I Think It Might be an excellent factor.”

Nadal also got here out in give a boost to of his compatriot’s initiative.

“I Do Know from a very long time there was a bunch (with Pique) that wants to create an international Cup that will be a super and really interesting tournament to compete in,” the 14-time grand slam champion stated.

Despite a few absentees, the Global Tennis Federation has been reluctant on changing the structure of the Davis Cup, with players also having to make themselves on hand for at least 4 matches in a four-yr cycle to qualify for the Olympics.

World quantity two Novak Djokovic, alternatively, warned Pique in his coping with the “complex” construction of the game’s governing our bodies.

“The tennis world is complex…there are lots of totally different governing bodies and various associations which have the control over certain components of the sport or tournaments,” the 29-yr-old Serbian mentioned.

“The agenda is also fairly complicated.”

The Brand New world tournament may also compete with Roger Federer-led Laver Cup if you want to be played for the primary time in Prague from Sept. 22-24.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by way of Amlan Chakraborty)

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