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ITF rejects proposal to reduce Davis Cup matches to best-of-three sets

August 4, 2017

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has voted against the proposals to shorten Davis Cup singles matches to best-of-three sets, keeping the standard best-of-five sets matches.

The proposal was backed by 63.54% of voters, just short of the required two-thirds majority.

ITF President David Haggerty showed disappointment after the vote result.

Change is needed to ensure the long-term future of these iconic and historic competitions, and we remain committed to working with our national associations and other stakeholders on finding ways to enhance Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.” he said.

A motion was approved to guarantee both the Davis Cup and women’s Fed Cup finalists the choice of hosting their first-round ties the following year.

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