The reform plan will create a November finals with 18 teams.
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World tennis chiefs Thursday approved a radical Davis Cup revamp that will overhaul the 118-year-old competition, condensing the annual worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, weeklong event.The current Davis Cup format is a knockout event played February, July, September and November at home and away venues around the globe, best-of-five match ties following Grand Slam events until the final round.The reform plan will create a November finals with 18 teams: 12 winners from 24-team home and away qualifying in February, the prior year's four semifinalists and two wild-card nations. It would be staged just six weeks after the Davis Cup event, scheduling that ATP executive chairman Chris Kermode described as "insane".
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