LONDON — The Davis Cup Finals will develop to 11 days from seven in 2021, and the Worldwide Tennis Federation is contemplating holding the competitors in three European cities as a substitute of simply Madrid.
The ITF introduced Monday that the worldwide males’s tennis crew occasion will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 5, with 18 nations taking part in six teams of three.
The variety of nations reaching the finals might be minimize to 16 in 2022.
Beneath the proposed three-site setup, the 2 new cities every would host two group phases and one quarterfinal matchup. Madrid, the place the present season-ending format made its debut in 2019, would have two group phases, two quarterfinals, the semifinals and the ultimate.
The ITF stated there might be an open bidding course of to select contender cities that might be a part of Madrid in 2021.
A call on which extra hosts to just accept — and whether or not to even add additional websites in any respect — is anticipated by March, relying partially on the place issues stand with the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 Davis Cup Finals in Madrid had been known as off due to the COVID-19 outbreak.