The 109th edition of the Davis Cup is just around the corner and fans are eagerly awaiting the schedule and dates of this prestigious event. From match timings to epic matchups, our comprehensive guide covers every essential detail about the Davis Cup Group Stage and exhilarating finals.
Last Updated: 13/07/23 at 10:30
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis and is contested annually between teams from different countries.
The tournament is held in various locations worldwide, it started in February 2023 and is set to end in November 2023 at the Davis Cup finals.
Fans can expect to witness some of the best tennis players in the world competing to represent their countries in this historic tournament.
In this blog, you can find all the information you need about the qualifiers, the Davis Cup schedule and the best matches to look out for. Read on to find out how you can watch the Davis Cup 2023 from the best seats in the house.
When and where is the Davis Cup Final?
The Davis Cup qualifiers have now concluded, the 16 teams who will be competing in the Group Stage are set, and now the groups have been finalised with the host nations decided. The UK will be hosting group B with games played at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.
Following the Group Stage will be the Knockout Rounds, which will run from 21st November to the Final on 26th November, taking place at the Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena. The Knockout Rounds will be played in Malaga between 21st-26th November.
Who are the Davis Cup 2023 Qualifiers?
The qualifying rounds took place between 3-5 February, and it featured 24 teams vying for the 12 spots in the finals.
The 12 teams that made it through to the finals were:
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- South Korea
- United States
Those 12 teams will be joining Australia, Canada (both received automatic qualification due to being finalists of the 2022 competition), Italy and Spain (wild card teams).
Davis Cup Group Stage
The Davis Cup tennis finals round will begin with the Group Stage, which will take place between 12-17 September.
The Group Stage games will be played in four countries; Croatia, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The AO Arena in Manchester will be the location of the Group Stage games in the UK, all of which adding to the Road to Malaga.
The groups were set after the Group Stage draw earlier this week.
Take a look at the groups below:
Host: Bologna, Italy
Host: Manchester, UK
- Great Britain
Host: Valencia, Spain
- Czech Republic
- Korea Republic
Host: Croatia (host city TBA)
Find out more about the Davis Cup Format 2023 here.
What is the schedule for the Davis Cup 2023?
The 2023 Davis Cup will be the 111th edition of the tournament. It will feature 16 teams in the finals (following the change from 18 to 16 from last year’s edition).
The Group Stage events will be played in a round-robin format with the top two teams in each group progressing to the Final 8 in Malaga (21-26)
The schedule has been released for the finals group B event in Manchester. Play will begin at 13:00 BST each day.
Davis Cup 2023 Order of Play
The full schedule of the order of play for Group B is as follows:
Tuesday 12th September
France v Switzerland (14th Davis Cup meeting; France leads rivalry 10-3)
Wednesday 13th September
Australia v Great Britain (14th Davis Cup meeting; Australia leads rivalry 8-5)
Thursday 14th September
Australia v France (17th Davis Cup meeting; Australia leads rivalry 11-5)
Friday 15th September
Great Britain v Switzerland (5th Davis Cup meeting; Great Britain leads rivalry 3-1)
Saturday 16th September
Australia v Switzerland (6th Davis Cup meeting; Australia leads rivalry 4-1)
Sunday 17th September
Great Britain v France (24th Davis Cup meeting; Great Britain leads rivalry 13-10)
Davis Cup Group Stage Key Matches
The group stage is where the competition heats up, as teams battle it out to advance to the knockout rounds.
Within each group, there emerges at least one captivating showdown, guaranteed to leave spectators on the edge of their seats.
These thrilling encounters showcase the very essence of the sport, as teams strive to outshine their opponents and claim a coveted spot in the next stage of the tournament.
Reigning champions, Canada, in Group A, will be put to the test by Italy, who are known to have a team full of stars.
Canada's very own Felix Auger-Aliassime ranked sixth in the world, will undoubtedly bring his A-game to the court and provide a fierce competition for Italy's formidable team.
Group B is undoubtedly filled with several enticing match-ups that are worth keeping an eye on. The teams in this group are incredibly competitive, and any one of them has a great chance of winning the competition.
Group C is set to host an enthralling matchup that captures attention, featuring the formidable tennis titans, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal (provided he is in good form). Their clashes have always ignited fiery spectacles, and this occasion promises nothing less.
However, amidst these seasoned heavyweights, is the talented Carlos Alcaraz, who currently stands as the world's number one-ranked tennis player. Carlos Alcaraz is set to give Djokovic and Nadal a run for their money.
Moving on to Group D, the United States team anticipates encountering formidable competition from Croatia, bolstered by the presence of two players currently ranked within the top 25 worldwide.
Although the United States holds a slight advantage with three players, all of whom outshine their Croatian counterparts in the rankings, this clash remains a captivating contest deserving of our attention.
Who is playing in the GB Davis Cup team?
The Lexus Great British Davis Cup provisional squad has been announced for the Davis Cup Finals Group Stages at AO Arena, Manchester. The squad is currently made up of nine players including:
GB Davis Cup squad
- Cam Norrie (world No.13)
- Dan Evans (world No.30)
- Andy Murray (world No.40)
- Jack Draper (world No.78)
- Liam Broady (world No.142)
- Neal Skupski (Doubles - world No.2)
- Joe Salisbury (Doubles - world No.6)
- Lloyd Glasspool (Doubles - world No.9)
- Jamie Murray (Doubles - world No.33)
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