Lebanon can’t host New Zealand Davis Cup tie

by: Matt Cronin November 19, 2012

The International Tennis Federation has moved New Zealand’s Davis Cup tie at Lebanon out of the country because of security concerns. The Sunday Star-Times reports that Tennis New Zealand was afraid to send a team into Lebanon when the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising its citizens to stay away from that country. The ITF ruled in favor of New Zealand and has asked Lebanon to find a neutral location in which to play the Asia Oceania Group 2 February tie. It has a week to do so, or the tie will be played in New Zealand.