London | Manchester chosen for Davis Cup Finals

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has revealed that the city of Manchester will host one of the four groups in next September’s Davis Cup Finals with the other three venues yet to be announced by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

We are thrilled to be hosting the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage again in September as we know how much this competition means to our team and fans. Chris Pollard

Last year Britain was chosen as one of four nations to host the Group Stages of the Finals which sees 16 nations competing for a place in The Finals of the competition.

Each nation will play three times over the six-days of competition with the top two nations from each of the four groups advancing to a quarter final ‘Final 8’ knock-out stage of the competition, scheduled for Malaga, Spain, between November 21-26.

Leon Smith’s GB team secured their place in the Group Stages this year after defeating Colombia 3-1 away last month.

The multi-year agreement between the LTA and the ITF to host a Group Stage in Britain is on the basis that Britain qualifies or receives a wild card for the Finals in each of those years and is very much part of the LTA’s strategic vision to further open up tennis to more audiences by taking events to different parts of the country.

This will be the fifth different city to host the Davis Cup in Britain in the past decade, following Coventry, Glasgow, London, and Birmingham. Manchester’s hosting of the event highlights the city’s growing reputation as a hub for top-level sports, having previously hosted events such as the Commonwealth Games and UEFA Euro 1996.

LTA Director of Major Events and Digital, Chris Pollard said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage again in September as we know how much this competition means to our team and fans. It’s particularly important to us to take these major events around the whole of Britain and we look forward to working with our partners at Marketing Manchester and Manchester City Council to maximise this opportunity, therefore opening up our sport to more people and helping change perceptions of tennis across the country.”

The group stage of the Davis Cup Finals will take place from September 12-17, with the draw set to be held in Malaga on Wednesday.

Britain last won the Trophy in 2015 after beating Belgium in the final, Currently Canada are the reigning champions, having won the title in 2019.

The upcoming tournament is sure to be an exciting event, with many of the world’s top tennis players expected to compete for their countries.






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