Tennis: Singapore in frame to host revamped Davis Cup

ITF chief confirms the Republic's interest as a host city, overhaul set for AGM vote in August

France celebrating with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup final at Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, last November. They overcame Belgium 3-2 in the 106th edition of the annual competition.
France celebrating with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup final at Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, last November. They overcame Belgium 3-2 in the 106th edition of the annual competition.PHOTO: REUTERS

The departure of the WTA Finals and the presence of world-class tennis from Singapore could be mitigated by news that the Republic is seen as one of the possible host cities for the revamped Davis Cup, set to be transformed with the aim of attracting the top men's players.

David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) - which runs the Davis Cup - confirmed in a podcast with Sports Illustrated on Friday that Singapore is one of the cities that has expressed interest in staging the annual tournament.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore in frame to host revamped Davis Cup'. Subscribe