Murray not keen on neutral Davis Cup final

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Murray not keen on neutral Davis Cup final

Olympic and two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is not overly enthusiastic about the possibility of a neutral venue for Davis Cup finals, but has backed proposals to shorten matches in the competition.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is considering plans to select fixed-venue cities in advance for the Davis Cup and Fed Cup deciders, switching from one of the finalists hosting the decider.

Croatia will host Argentina for the 2016 Davis Cup title after winning their semi-finals last weekend, but a host city is yet to be named.

“I am not sold on that (neutral venue),” Murray told British media. “I do love the home-and-away atmosphere that we get in the Davis Cup.

“It is something that we, as tennis players, aren’t really used to because we are playing in neutral venues a lot of the time and the home-and-away aspect is something that I enjoy and makes it special.”

The world No.2 however supported the idea to host the finals over two days instead of three.

“The last three days, coming off the back of the Olympics, Cincinnati, the US Open, and then being on court for 10 or 11 hours, was really hard,” he added.

“Maybe playing it over Saturday and Sunday, best of three sets, I like that idea. If it doesn’t work, you can always change back.”

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