Davis Cup Finals: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know
Novak Djokovic will lead the charge for Serbia, while World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev headlines a strong Russian team at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals, to be held from 25 November – 5 December in Madrid, Spain, Innsbruck, Austria and Turin, Italy.
Despite Rafael Nadal’s absence due to injury, reigning champions Spain still has a strong team, with Pablo Carreno Busta and Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals champion Carlos Alcaraz competing. Alcaraz will be making his Davis Cup debut after enjoying a breakthrough year.
The 20-year-old Jannik Sinner will make his debut for Italy, while Cameron Norrie will spearhead Great Britain’s push following his standout 2021 season.
Here’s what you need to know about the Davis Cup Finals: what is the schedule, where to watch, which countries are playing and more.
Tournament Director: Fernando Verdasco
When and where is the Davis Cup Finals?The 2021 Davis Cup Finals will be held from Thursday, 25 November, to Sunday, 5 December, in Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin. Each venue will host the matches for two of the six groups as well as at least one quarter-final. Madrid will host two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final.
Who is playing at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals?The Davis Cup Finals features 18 teams, including 12 qualifiers, the previous edition’s four semi-finalists and two wild cards. The teams are divided into one of six groups where they compete in a round-robin format.
Madrid Arena, Madrid, Spain:
Group A: Spain, Russia Tennis Federation, Ecuador
Group B: Canada, Kazakhstan, Sweden
Olympia-Halle, Innsbruck, Austria:
Group C: France, Great Britain, Czech Republic
Group F: Serbia, Germany, Austria
Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy:
Group D: Croatia, Australia, Hungary
Group E: United States, Italy, Colombia
How does the 2021 Davis Cup Finals work?Format Of Ties: All ties will consist of two singles and one doubles. Both singles and doubles are best-of-three sets with ad scoring. The first match will be contested by the second-ranked players on each team and the second match will be contested by the first-ranked players on each team. The doubles match will follow the singles match.
Points: The teams with the highest number of points in their group once all matches have been played will qualify for the quarter-finals, alongside the best two runners-up. The tournament will then go into knockout rounds until one team is crowned champion.
Who won The 2019 Davis Cup?
Spain d Canada 2-0
Spain defeated Canada in the final, with Roberto Bautista Agut downing Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3), 6-3, before Rafael Nadal clinched the tie, overcoming Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6(7). Read More. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Davis Cup Finals were not held.
What is the match schedule? How can I watch?
Order Of Play | TV Schedule
Thursday, 25 November: 4pm, one tie in Group B, Group C, Group D
Friday, 26 November: 4pm, one tie in Group A, Group E, Group F
Saturday, 27 November: 10am, one tie in Group B, Group C, Group D. N.B. 4:00pm, one tie in Group A, Group E, Group F
Sunday, 28 November: 10am, one tie in Group B, Group C, Group D. N.B. 4:00pm, one tie in Group A, Group E, Group F
Monday, 29 November: 4:00pm, quarter-final, winner Group D vs winner Group E
Tuesday, 30 November: 4:00pm, quarter-final, winner Group C vs winner Group F
Wednesday, 1 December: 4:00pm, quarter-final, winner Group B vs second best 1 or 2
Thursday, 2 December: 4:00pm, quarter-final, winner Group A vs second best 1 or 2
Friday, 3 December: 4:00pm, semi-final
Saturday, 4 December: 1:00pm, semi-final
Sunday, 5 December: 4:00pm, final
Who holds the Davis Cup record for most titles, most wins and more?
Most Titles: United States (32)
Most Match Wins: Nicola Pietrangeli (78)
Last Home Champion: Spain in 2019