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Woodbridge slams ITF authorities

Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge have savaged International Tennis Federation officials going as far as saying they must "resign or move on".


Woodbridge was venting his frustration that results in the Davis Cup are now being decided by the best-of-three-sets format, a group stage preceding the knockout phase and a select number of cities being picked to host the tournament.


The ITF linked with Kosmos, an investment group in 2018 to secure $3 billion over 25 years, an entity with no expertise in tennis – in charge of running the Davis Cup.


Speaking on 2GB the 22-time grand slam champion said officials had "wrecked the most historic competition in the game."


"The people that are making these decisions really need to take a look at themselves, because this event, I think, won't be with us in five years' time."


Woodbridge joined the chorus of former players including Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth.


There are now also plans in place to hold the Davis Cup finals in Abu Dhabi from 2022 giving players just two weeks off before the Australian summer begins.


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