Fault called over surface for Davis Cup court in US

THE Spanish tennis federation (RFET) has appealed to Davis Cup organisers over the legality of the court surface chosen by the United States for July’s World Group quarter-final.
The surface, known as Indoor Hard Premiere, was not on the list approved by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the sport’s world governing body which runs the Davis Cup, the RFET said on its website.
The company that made the court, which the RFET named as Premier Concepts Inc, was not one of 91 ITF- approved manufacturers, it said.
“It’s a court we are not familiar with because it doesn’t meet the criteria,” Spain Davis Cup captain Albert Costa told a news conference in Barcelona. “So the problem I have right now is to explain to the players what kind of court they will encounter, because even if we wanted to train on a similar one, we could not install it because it is not approved.” – Reuters
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