Italy To Bid for Davis Cup’s Next Five Year Future

Published 12/13/2021, 9:20 AM EST
Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Madrid Arena, Madrid, Spain – December 5, 2021 General view of the pitch during the national anthems before the match REUTERS/Susana Vera


Italian tennis has been making huge waves lately. After bagging the rights for the ATP Finals and conducting the first edition successfully, the Italian Tennis Federation is on the lookout to bag the rights to host one of the groups for the Davis Cup 2022.  

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The president of the Italian Tennis Federation wishes to host one of the four groups of the Davis Cup Finals 2022. President Angelo Binaghi spoke on this subject and would like to be part of this prestigious competition and conduct the event in Turin. 

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The Italian Tennis Federation wishes to host the Davis Cup 2022 

Binaghi revealed the complications involved in hosting the event. According to terms, the venue must have 8000 personal seating capacity. In those terms, they rank quite low down the order, as Angelo mentioned he would’ve wanted to host the event in Cagliari. However, the former player wants Italy to be a host nation for this event. 

The 61-year-old stated, “As a country, we are making an offer to host one of the groups of the Davis Cup final phase in Turin this year. We would have liked to do it in Cagliari but they are asking us for an 8,000-person sports hall. In terms of capacity, we are in 107th place in Italy. We cannot do it because there is no one here and because of this the region that has invested the most is seeing this opportunity slip away and we will participate in the competition for the first time. We would like to host the four-team groups.”

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 15, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his group stage match against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Coming to the Davis Cup 2021, it was Russia who took on Croatia in the final. Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and others guided their nation to claim the title. The World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev capped off an amazing year for himself with the Davis Cup win. He claimed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open this year. 

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Now that the season is over, it will be interesting to see how things unfold in the upcoming 2022 season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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