— Published 31 October 2023

David Haggerty satisfied with Davis Cup

David Haggerty is sticking to his guns. The American executive, president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), told Reuters that there was no question of changing the Davis Cup format, despite declining participation and ratings. I can tell you that we are confident and happy with the format we have, although we will continue to look for ways to make it even better and stronger,” said David Haggerty. This year’s Davis Cup group stages have been excellent. Some of the matches did lack an audience, the atmosphere wasn’t what we’d hoped for, but many of the matches lived up to our expectations.” The ITTF President was equally confident in the success of the next eight-team Davis Cup final, scheduled for November 21-26 in Malaga, Spain. Last year, Spain didn’t reach this eight-team final, but the stadium was full for the semi-finals and final,” recalled David Haggerty. So we know we’ll be in a city that really loves tennis. A lot of fans travel with their teams. This Davis Cup 2023 is shaping up very well. We’re happy with its format and the site of the final.” The American was re-elected this year for another four-year term as president of the ITTF, despite the failure of the contract signed in 2019 with the Kosmos group for the management and marketing of Davis Cup.