Great Britain v United States of America - Davis Cup World Group First RoundBy Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Davis Cup has not been carrying its weight for the time it occupies in the tennis calendar and there are no easy solutions to rejuvenating the team tournament, according to United States captain Jim Courier. The U.S. play Australia in a World Group opener in Melbourne this week and although big crowds are expected at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Courier said the 116-year competition was struggling to resonate to a global audience. “I would say if the Davis Cup was a publicly traded company and the grand slams were publicly traded companies, the Davis Cup would have been gobbled up by somebody already,” four-times grand slam champion Courier told reporters at Kooyong on Monday.

Leave a Reply