"This isn’t an exhibition event where we make up rules as we go" - US Team Captain Mardy Fish on Canada's Davis Cup Participation

US Davis Cup Team Captain Mardy Fish shared his thoughts on the Canada issue, explaining that rules can't be simply made up.

The controversy started when Davis Cup defending champions, Russia, got kicked out of the competition over their country's actions towards another country. The war in Ukraine essentially gave Canada a second chance in the competition despite them losing it earlier in the year. In March the team was beaten by the Netherlands in a preliminary round of the qualifiers but they were given Russia's spot.

It didn't sit well with many, particularly because the country boasts a pretty strong roster that is capable of winning the competition. That scenario was pointed out by Andy Roddick recently who said that their participation is not legitimate.

His nations Team Captain Fish, expressed similar views on Twitter writing:

"Nope. This isn’t an exhibition event where we make up rules as we go. Davis Cup has been around for over 100 years."

Fish also went on record earlier this year that he would have refused such an offer had it been the case with the US.

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