The French team celebrate after their victory over Czech Republic in the semifinal of the Davis Cup in November. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it overburdens an already-crowded schedule, the head of the sport's governing body said Tuesday.Roger Federer was roared on by a capacity 18,000 crowd Sunday as he helped Switzerland beat Italy to reach the final of the top team event in men's tennis for the first time since 1992 .Men's tennis has enjoyed a gilded decade, thanks to the dominance of a supremely gifted quartet – Federer, Spain's Rafael Nadal, Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Britain's Andy Murray.Cilic triumphed at Flushing Meadows having returned to tennis last October after the Court of Arbitration for Sport cut his ban for doping to four months from the nine month suspension the ITF originally imposed.
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