Tuesday 12 September is the day of the official begin of the Davis Cup group stage, scheduled in Bologna, Manchester, Valencia and Break up respectively.Within the British metropolis, Stan Wawrinka, able to problem the French staff collectively together with his teammates, revealed a controversial video on social media just some minutes earlier than the beginning of the primary match.
The professional participant immortalized the little or no presence of the general public within the stands, sharing a video on Twitter in which you’ll be able to see the stands fully empty for the primary match of group B.Right here is the video that instantly went across the internet, from the native of Lausanne: “Thanks ITG and Gerard Piqué!”
Chaos in Davis Cup: what number of controversies!
The 38-year-old will not be the one one to criticize the present format of the staff occasion.
Numerous professionals have expressed their opinion on the matter, underlining how the competitors wants some modifications to turn out to be extra enjoyable and thrilling once more.David Ferrer, captain of Spain who will be unable to rely on Carlos Alcaraz, not too long ago spoke on the subject: “Instances are at all times tight, you’ll be able to search for options, however I could not let you know what modifications to make.
I hope this competitors has more room sooner or later, extra calendar freedom in order that the gamers could be current. As youngsters all of us dreamed of taking part in this competitors, however the format ought to be modified and work could possibly be executed to make it extra enticing.”Feliciano Lopez added: “There was a whole lot of speak concerning the format, however what all of us agreed on just a few years in the past was that the earlier one ought to be modified.
My feeling is that individuals are pleased with this format now.”Clearly the controversy doesn’t subside over what a sporting occasion as historical and necessary because the Davis Cup is present process, and within the coming months it’s hoped that one thing will change.