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Tennis leaders preparing to vote on Davis Cup overhaul

August 14, 2018 - 7:47 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A new Davis Cup format that tennis' governing body believes is more enticing for players and more lucrative for nations will be voted on this week.

The proposal to overhaul the current calendar-year format of the 118-year-old event is being discussed this week at the International Tennis Federation conference in Orlando, Florida, with the vote set for Thursday.

If approved, 18 nations would play in a weeklong, World Cup-style event at the end of the year.

ITF President David Haggerty says he's optimistic for approval, which he believes will be good for the sport's growth.

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