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Haggerty gets 2nd term as ITF president

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Haggerty gets 2nd term as ITF president

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) – David Haggerty has been re-elected president of the International Tennis Federation.

The American faced three other candidates – David Miley, Anil Khanna and Ivo Kaderka – and won 60.5% of the 428 votes cast on Friday, ensuring there is no need for a second round of voting.

Among the tasks Haggerty faces in his second term as president, which lasts until 2023, is the Fed Cup reform.

Haggerty oversaw drastic changes in the historic but ill-looking Davis Cup in his first term, with the ITF agreeing to a 25-year contract for men's team competition with Kosmos, whose investors include Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique.

The revamped Davis Cup comes in November, with 18 countries vying for seven days in a single city, Madrid, to end the 2019 season. It faces competition from new team events, including the Roger Federer-owned Laver Cup and played in September since 2017, and the ATP Cup, which will be launched in Australia in January.

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