Alexander Zverev doesn’t like the new Davis Cup format that has been in place for two years. He will be boycotting the tournament this year. Zverev has not played Davis Cup since the format was changed two years ago.
The format has to be changed and I’m sticking to that. I am someone who keeps his word. I want to win the Davis Cup, but I want to win the real Davis Cup.
– Alexander Zverev
The International Tennis Federation changed Davis Cup to an 18-team event that is held over one week and a half. The format change has been criticized by many players as it’s held in a neutral venue, where most teams will not have home fans.
This year’s Davis Cup will be held in three cities – Innsbruck, Austria, Turin. Italy and Madrid, Spain over 11 days from November 25 to December 5. Top players including Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini, and Jannik Sinner are expected to participate in this year’s edition.