Australian tennis captain Lleyton Hewitt has harshly criticized the Davis Cup format following Australia’s loss to Italy in the final match of the tournament. For the Australians, this is the second defeat in the Davis Cup final in a row; they lost to Canada in the 2022 final.
“Yes, Malaga organized a great event in terms of what they can do in the format they have. But their hands are tied. There’s no home-away game or five sets, so it’s not ideal.
We’re playing on a surface that, to be honest, I’m tired of playing on. That’s not what the Davis Cup is about. This is a game on clay, grass, and street elements. You know, there are a lot of different things,” Hewitt was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.