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Ram: 'Politics won over sports'

Updated: March 5, 2009, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

MALMO, Sweden -- Israel's Andy Ram criticized the International Tennis Federation on Thursday for allowing the Davis Cup series in Sweden to be played in an empty stadium without fans.

"They say it's bad but they don't do anything. They have to act," the doubles specialist told The Associated Press after the draw for the best-of-five series in Malmo.

Ram said the ITF should have put more pressure on Malmo officials who decided to play the first-round matchup in a closed arena because ...

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