It looks like the Davis Cup rumor I wrote about back in February is true - the ITF + ATP announced today that ranking points will be award to ballers playing in the team event beginning next season.
In a statement the ITF explained their decision saying,
The addition of ranking points for all live singles and doubles rubbers is an added incentive for players to represent their nations in Davis Cup.ATP executive chairman Etienne de Villiers said,
The new ATP tour structure for 2009 is about providing fans, broadcasters and sponsors with the very best circuit possible. Like the tour, Davis Cup is a key component to the growth and future of tennis.Click here to see the full schedule from 2009-2013 and the breakdown of how points will be awarded.
Next up: Fed Cup!
(image via daviscup.com)