The suspension of the 2020 Davis Cup Finals created a great void for the immense number of fans around the world but the pandemic was stronger. One of them, the British Davis Cup captain, Leon smith, gave an interview to Tennis 365 where he spoke of the largest team competition due to the coronavirus.
Smith acknowledged that the tournament could have been held behind closed doors although he would lose that magic that Davis has. He was even encouraged to venture the possibility of a new headquarters: London. “The O2 Arena has been a fantastic place during the ATP Finals. (which will now be played in Turin). It is proven that it could host any type of tennis competition. It would be very special and incredible if the Davis Cup finals could be played in London when the contract with Madrid ends. “
“Also in 2022 we will have the Laver Cup where we will surely see the facilities full. As I said before, the organization of the ATP Finals has been a great success. You can ask any tennis player who has played them. Everyone will tell you positive things, “he completed.
The Davis Cup has not been played in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and the British captain acknowledges that the tournament could have been played like many other tournaments on the tennis calendar: “I am very sorry that the competition could not be played this year. I think the Davis Cup could have been played, since other tournaments on the men’s circuit have been played normally. Perhaps the prevalence of COVID-19 in Spain has been to blame for not being able to dispute “.
“If the tournament had not been canceled, with total security it would have been played without an audience and I think that is not beneficial. The fans in this tournament play a very important role and it would not be the same to play without spectators, “he said.