Davis Cup final in Austria hit by Covid outbreak, will be played without fans

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The Davis Cup final in Austria next weekend will be played behind closed doors after the government imposed a new partial lockdown, the International Tennis Federation said on Friday. The country will go into lockdown from Monday. Austrians will not be allowed to leave home except to go to work, shop for essentials and exercise. Teams from France, Britain, Czech Republic, Serbia, Germany and Austria are still set to play their group games in Innsbruck.

ITF President David Haggerty said: “I know the teams, organizers and everyone involved will share our disappointment that the Davis Cup Final in Innsbruck is now being held behind closed doors.”

Other match-ups in Madrid and Turin are set to proceed as normal.

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