Closed-door decision an obvious political stunt
The decision by Sweden to hold the Davis Cup tie with Israel (next weekend) in Malmo, a city with a supercharged political atmosphere, was unfortunate, if understandable. What is not comprehensible is why the Swedish Tennis Federation or the International Tennis Federation (of which Sweden is a member) hasn't stepped in to act on two important fronts as this tie approaches:
1. To diffuse the developing situation by moving the tie to a less dangerous location in Sweden -- or elsewhere.
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