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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Davis Cup singles matches will remain best-of-five sets after a proposal for them to be played as best-of-three tiebreak sets was rejected at an annual general meeting of the International Tennis Federation on Friday.

The motion received 63.54 percent support from member nations, but reforms require a two-thirds majority in the voting.

ITF President David Haggerty says: "We respect the decision of the AGM but are disappointed that our member nations have not approved the full package of Davis Cup and Fed Cup reforms endorsed by the ITF Board."

The ITF agreed that finalists in both Davis Cup and Fed Cup will be guaranteed the choice of hosting their first-round tie the following year.

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