Davis Cup Announces New Host Cities and Groups for 2021 Edition

Published 04/12/2021, 8:10 AM EDT
MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Marcel Granollers, Feliciano Lopez, Pablo Carreno Busta, Roberto Bautista Agut and Rafael Nadal pose for a photo as Roberto Bautista Agut lifts the trophy following their victory over Canada during Day Seven of the 2019 Davis Cup at La Caja Magica on November 24, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Davis Cup is one tennis’ most prestigious tournaments. Although over the years it has lost its shine, it remains one of the premier team events in the sport. Now, the organizers have made some changes for 2021 and have added two new cities to its host list. Going into the Davis Cup 2021, Spain is the defending champion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This year’s Davis Cup final was supposed to be played in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the ITF to postpone it.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This year, Madrid is again the host city alongside Innsbruck in Austria and Turin in Italy. All the three host cities will see their countries in action at home.

Groups for Davis Cup 2021

Madrid will be hosting Group A and B. Innsbruck will be hosting Group C and F, whereas Turin will host Group D and E. The competition will run for 11 days.

Group A – Spain, Russia, and Ecuador

Group B – Canada, Kazakhstan, and Sweden

Group C – France, United Kingdom, and Czech Republic

Group D – Croatia, Australia, and Hungary

Group E – United States, Italy, and Colombia

Group F – Serbia, Germany, and Austria

”We are very excited to bring the Davis Cup Finals to Innsbruck and Turin. Both cities submitted impressive bids that not only promise a world class experience for players and fans, but also include stringent measures to ensure the health and safety of all in attendance,” said Albert Costa, director of the Davis Cup Finals.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Since 2019, there have been changes in the format of the Davis Cup. The format now involves a one-week tournament having 18 teams. Four semifinalists from the previous edition, two wild cards, and 12 from the qualifying round. These 18 teams are then split into 6 six groups of three each. From the group stage, eight teams qualify for the knockouts.

Spain is the defending champions after beating Canada in the 2019 finals. Rafael Nadal was named the most valuable player after he won all of his eight matches in the tournament.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Novak Djokovic Not Surprised With Toni Nadal Joining Felix Auger-Aliassime at Monte-Carlo Masters 2021

26 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Bhavishya Mittal

951 articles

Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT