July 14, 2024

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Noah: Reforms will kill Davis Cup’s soul

French Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah (as with most Frenchmen) is a purist.

He’s firmly against the proposed Davis Cup changes.

‘This measure is too radical and, in my opinion, will kill the soul and the very essence of the Davis Cup. … It’ll be a bit of a circus,” Noah told the French media.

“In the old days, McEnroe saved Davis Cup by playing when Borg or Connors didn’t. Davis Cup being in danger isn’t recent.

“The current formula is fine. But when Federer or Nadal prefer to play other tournaments, it becomes more complicated.”

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