Innsbruck and Turin to co-host Finals

Spain might be bidding to retain their title later this 12 months

Turin and Innsbruck will be part of Madrid as co-hosts of this 12 months’s Davis Cup Finals from 25 November.

Final 12 months’s finals had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the identical 18 nations will contest this 12 months’s occasion.

The Worldwide Tennis Federation says the finals might be performed over 11 days slightly than seven.

Nice Britain will play their Group C video games in opposition to France and the Czech Republic in Innsbruck in Austria.

Every metropolis will host two of the six teams – Spanish capital Madrid will host Group A, that includes Spain, Russia and Ecuador, and Group B, containing 2019 runners-up Canada, Kazakhstan and Sweden.

In addition to Group C, Innsbruck will stage Group F that includes host nation Austria in addition to Serbia and Germany.

Turin in Italy will host Group D (Australia, Croatia, Hungary) and Group E (United States, Italy, Colombia).

Innsbruck and Turin will host a quarter-final every whereas the opposite two will happen in Madrid, together with the semi-finals and the ultimate on 5 December.

The 121-year-old males’s workforce occasion was revamped in 2019 with an 18-team finals, received by Rafael Nadal’s Spain.

However some matches had been poorly attended, and the congested schedule led to the group match between the USA and Italy ending at 4.04 am native time.

“It was essential to search out two European cities that had been nicely related to Madrid, with related enjoying situations, to offer a easy transition for gamers travelling from different venues,” mentioned Davis Cup Finals director and former French Open champion Albert Costa.

The ITF additionally confirmed that from 2022 the Finals might be decreased to 16 nations and that the multi-city format is a part of the “long-term imaginative and prescient for the competitors”.

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