Defending champs hit Madrid … bereft

The Davis Cup finals Twitter posted this photo of “defending champion” Croatia in Madrid.

Except … who are these guys?

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We see Franko Skugor and Mate Pavic. We don’t see Marin Cilic (who pulled out) – or captain Zeljko Krajan.

The issues are laid out in a story in the Spanish newspaper Marca.

As Marca puts it, one bag of Euros goes to the federations (rewarding them for voting for the changes, right?) – and one to the players.

The players object to the captain’s share coming out of theirs. And Karlovic feels shortchanged on the share offered to him.

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