The Serbian tennis player and 16-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic criticized the men’s Canadian tennis team for giving the USA a double walkover in the Davis Cup group stage. The Canadian team took two victories against their American rivals and guaranteed their participation in the playoffs. But then they withdrew from their doubles – which would not have affected their group rating – and gave the USA a 6-0 victory.
“I do not like that. I mean, that should not be allowed, to be honest. I understand that Canada is already through, they won both games, “said Djokovic.
“Maybe some of the players like Felix are injured and they wanted to rest their players for the quarter-finals and after that. But I think it’s not fair that the US win 6-0 against 6-0 because they’re playing header. “And now against Italy!” He added.
The newly established Davis Cup format divides 18 teams into six groups, with the group winners and two runners-up qualifying for the quarter-finals, because they are playing header. “And now against Italy!” He added.