How will the new Davis Cup Finals work?
The new Davis Cup Finals will take place over the course of one week. The finals will feature 18 teams - 12 qualifiers, the previous year’s four semi-finalists and two wild cards.
The 18 teams will compete in a group stage of six groups of three teams. The six group winners plus the two second-best teams with the best records based on sets won or games won will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The Davis Cup champions will be crowned after the completion of the knockout phase.
The two teams with the worst record after the group stage phase of the finals will be relegated to Zone Group action the following year. The 12 teams that finish in 5th to 16th position will compete in the qualifiers the following year.
How do nations qualify for the finals?
Twenty-four- teams will compete in the Davis Cup Qualifiers in February, with the ties being played under the home and away format. The 12 winning nations will advance to the finals where they will be joined by the four semi-finalist nations from the previous year’s finals as well as two wild cards. The 12 losing nations will compete in Zone Group action.
Which nations played in the 2019 Qualifiers?
Twelve Qualifier ties were played on 1-2 February 2019. Qualifier ties consisted of four singles rubbers and one doubles rubber with all matches played over the best-of-three tiebreak sets. Two singles rubbers were be played on Friday 1 February, with the doubles followed by the two reverse singles rubbers on Saturday 2 February.
for all results.
How will the wild card nations be decided?
Two wild cards will be selected during the week of the finals event by the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will be made up of two ITF representatives, one organiser representative and one past player. A nation receiving a wild card must have a Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 50 or better or one or more players with a Top 10 ATP World Ranking. For 2019, the wild cards were decided ahead of the Finals Qualifier Draw.
When will the wild card nations be announced?
Argentina and Great Britain have been announced as wild cards for the 2019 Davis Cup Madrid Finals.
What will happen in the other Davis Cup weeks?
The Qualifiers for the finals will take place in February with 12 home and away ties to determine which nations make it through to the finals. April and September will see Davis Cup action taking place in Groups I, II, III and IV.
Yes. The 24-team Qualifiers that will take place in February will be played as home and away and the playing format remains unchanged with ties in Groups I and II being home and away and ties in Zone Groups III and IV being round-robin.
Where will the finals be held?
The ITF and Kosmos Tennis announced that the Davis Cup Steering Committee selected Madrid as the host city to stage the first two editions of the newly-transformed Davis Cup Finals in 2019 and 2020.
The 2019 event will take place at the iconic Caja Mágica, located in Madrid’s Parque Lineal del Manzanares. Caja Mágica and the WiZink Center are both under consideration to stage the event in 2020.
Which surface will matches be played on?
The 2019 and 2020 Davis Cup Madrid Finals events will be played on hard court.
When is the draw for the finals?
The draw for the finals will take place at least five months before the finals event. The draw for the finals will determine the composition of the six groups as well as progression through the knockout stages. Click here
for more info about the 2019 draw.
Which is the schedule of the Davis Cup Madrid Finals 2019?
Kosmos Tennis and the ITF have announced the schedule for the Davis Cup Madrid Finals 2019. Check it here
When will tickets go on sale?
Will Davis Cup still be an annual event?
How will hosts of future finals be decided?
Madrid is the host city to stage the first two finals in 2019 and 2020. Details on future hosts will follow.
What will the prize money be?
A $20M player prize fund will go directly to players competing in the Davis Cup Finals via their National Associations.