Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Davis Cup Prize Money and inconsistency
It is hot news again here in national newspapers...Finally, Martina Widjaja as the president of Indonesian Tennis Association (known as PELTI) has spoken out to give explanation. She said that it is true Davis Cup team who lost to Uzbekistan 2-3 supposed to receive US$ 4,100 from ITF. But she said that the money has not been transfered yet. Even, ITF has not sent 50% reimbursement for air transportation from Jakarta to Tashkent vv - as they have promised. It usually takes 3-5 months after the Davis Cup tie...ITF, she said that is facing financially problem as well after Japan base NEC left and now ITF is sponsored by France base BNP Paribas...
PELTI has been inconsistent as many critics have said in terms of choosing players to be in national team...For Davis Cup, PELTI uses ATP ranking, for junior players - they hold national selection while for recently hot issue Fed Cup team - they just picked potential junior players...Many argued that at least 5 players are eligible to be selected through official national selection, they are: Liza Andriyani, Wukirasih Sawondari, Diana Julianto, Sandy Gumulya, Maya Rosa & Septi Nindya Yutami Mende!