Tennis - Djokovic favours reforms in Davis Cup format

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a backhand return to Andy Murray of Great Britain in their semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Tennis Open in Indian Wells, California on March 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (AFP Photo/FREDERIC J. BROWN)

- Novak Djokovic has added his voice to those calling for a reform of the Davis Cup format, with the world number one favouring a more concentrated competition for the worldwide team event. "I'm more in support of a tiebreak in the fifth set in any competition than for no tiebreak. That would be my answer on that," said the 27-year-old Serbian. "The schedule is, especially for top players, very, very bad," he said. "I still believe that Australian Open should be couple of weeks later, at least," he said of the mid-January major which he won for a fifth time two months ago. "To start off with a Grand Slam right away and the season hasn't even started, and then to have a very long gap between Australian Open and Roland Garros (starting in late May) and then a very short one, it proportionately doesn't make sense.

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