Monday, June 29, 2020

Fed Cup, Davis Cup Finals postponed until 2021

   The Fed Cup and Davis Cup Finals have been postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Tennis Federation announced Friday.
   The 12-team Fed Cup Finals, originally scheduled for April, were pushed back to April 13-18, 2021, in Budapest, Hungary.
   The 18-team Davis Cup Finals, which had been set for Nov. 23-29, were postponed until Nov. 22-28, 2021, in Madrid.
   Combined ATP and WTA events are scheduled for Madrid (Sept. 14-20) and Rome (Sept. 21-27) before the French Open (Sept. 27-Oct. 11).
   "I was really looking forward to (the Davis Cup Finals)," tweeted 22-year-old Taylor Fritz, ranked 24th in the world and second in the United States behind No. 21 John Isner. "I don't really understand how we are playing in Madrid after US Open but can't play in Madrid at the same venue 2 months later ... "
   All Fed Cup and Davis Cup playoff and group competitions also were postponed until 2021, the ITF said.

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