Published at Monday, March 12th, 2018 - 09:00:26 AM. Tennis. By Livia Febe.
In addition to the loss of the home ties, another minor drawback is that if this new format does what the powers-at-be hope it will, there may be fewer Cinderella stories. One of the most common complaints about Davis Cup is that the top names do not participate with enough frequency. Their absence, however, opens the door for journeymen players, some of whom rarely are able to venture outside of the Challengers or qualifying rounds, to step into their shoes. Over the years, fans have seen more than a few of these competitors really rise to the occasion to achieve what will be the crowning moments of their careers.
Advances in materials, equipment, conditioning and training have increased the pace of today’s game. Players look for any edge over their opponents: every gram counts. Bringing lightness to tennis footwear presents a unique challenge. Players not only need speed, but just as importantly, they also need support.
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