7 Davis Cup series postponed by gulf war WAR IN THE GULF


Seven Davis Cup first-round series, including the World Group matches between France and Israel, were postponed yesterday because of the Gulf war.

The International Tennis Federation also announced that the defending champion United States' series with Mexico was under review for security reasons but remained scheduled Feb. 1-3 in Mexico City.

There was no immediate word when a decision on the U.S.-Mexico series would be made.

The ITF, tennis' ruling body, said that in addition to France-Israel, scheduled for Marseille, France, those matches postponed included Bangladesh at Bahrain, Syria at Sri Lanka, Kuwait at Singapore, Saudi Arabia at Malaysia, Senegal at Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire at Algeria.

All of the postponed matches had been scheduled for Feb. 1-3 except the Algeria match, which was set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

The Israel-France series has been tentatively rescheduled for March 29-31, the ITF said.

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