mchlyang
3 years ago1,000+ Views
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. And this year's Davis Cup will be played between Great Britain and Belgium.

However, the final is set to be held in Ghent, which is 35 miles away from Belgium's capital, Brussels which is also under the country's highest security alert.

But according to the Flemish Tennis Federation (FTF), everything will go as planned.
Gijs Kooken, the chief executive of the FTF, said during an interview with BBC sports,
"It is an event with international exposure, with 13,000 spectators a day, so it is a risk event, of course, in the current situation - but I'm very confident in our government. Of course you never can predict what will happen next, but I would be surprised if it was cancelled. I'm quite confident that we will play next weekend."

This year's Davis Cup is very special for both sides. It is Great Britain's first appearance in the finals since 1978. For Belgium, it's their first appearance in 111 years.

What do you think? With all the terrorist threats that are happening in Belgium, should the Davis Cup still be played or not?

22 comments
Suggested
Recent
I was going to type the exact same thing as @InPlainSight! haha it's all about a balance of taking precautions but still living life to the fullest. fear should never win!
@mchlyang thanks I'll be more clear next time :)
Anonym
The objective of a terrorist is to cause fear and disruption. Global media spreads the message of fear on their behalf. If people get scared, they win. If people change plans, they win. If people carry on living their lives, they lose.
@nicolejb Yes there should def be a balance and we need to live life to the fullest!
View more comments
11
22
1