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Bhupathi: Tennis needs money, innovation but home and away format is DNA of Davis Cup

Leander Paes (left) and Mahesh Bhupathi (right) have had stellar Davis Cup careers

By: Sarwar Alam

A three billion dollar deal is too big to ignore as authorities target revamp of the Davis Cup but doing away with the home and away format is not “ideal” since it is the DNA of the competition, says India’s captain Mahesh Bhupathi. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will put to test a proposal to create a season-ending World Cup of Tennis, featuring 18 nations. The matches will be played over a week at a single venue in the traditional week of Davis Cup final in November, abolishing the home and away format for ties in the elite World Group.…

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