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Landsholdsturneringer in tennis is postponed to next year

The two biggest tournaments for tennislandshold, the men's Davis Cup and women's Fed Cup, has been postponed to next year.

It enlightens the International tennis federation (ITF) on Friday.

the Reason is the outbreak of coronavirus, which has set the tennis and very other sports on the break since the spring.

the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup has recently undergone changes to the structure.

the Davis Cup was in november of last year for the first time settled as a stand-alone finalestævne instead of over the whole season. At home in Madrid secured Spain here the title with a victory over Canada.

the Regatta was in the year have been settled in november in the Spanish capital. It has now been delayed to november 2021.

the Women's Fed Cup was this year for the first time have been played as a finalestævne in april, with the participation of 12 teams. Also however, it is pushed a year.

the Transformation of the Davis Cup format came after the ITF entered into a partnership with the future of the Cosmos.

the Cosmos is founded by the Spanish football player Gerard Pique.

He says that it is a 'big disappointment', that Davis Cup must be cancelled in the year.

- We do not know how the situation develops in each of the qualifying countries, or whether the restrictions in Spain will continue to be eased. Therefore, it is impossible to predict the situation in november, says Pique.

The same 18 countries have qualified for next year's Davis Cup.

- It is a difficult decision (to postpone, ed.), but it is too big a risk to hold such a big international tournament and at the same time to take responsibility for everyone's safety and health, says ITF president David Haggerty.

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