Davis Cup Finals Group Stage host nations



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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed the host nations for the 2023 Davis Cup Finals Group Stage, while the draw for the finals group stage took place in Málaga (Spain) on March 29th.

‘ATP TOUR’ stated that the 17,000-capacity Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy, and the 9,000-capacity Pabellón Municipal Fuente de San Luis in Valencia, Spain, return as host venues for the Group Stage this season after hosting successful events in 2022. Italy, Canada, Sweden, and Chile will contest Group A in Bologna, while Spain, Serbia, Czech Republic and Korea, Rep. (read South Korea) will contest Group C in Valencia.

London (UK)-based the International Tennis Federation is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis and beach tennis. It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by 12 national tennis associations. As of 2016, there are 211 national and six regional associations that make up the ITF’s membership.

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from over 140 competing countries. It is described by the organizers as the ‘World Cup of Tennis’, and the winners are referred to as the World Champions.

The 2023 Davis Cup is the 111th edition of the Davis Cup, a tournament between national teams in men’s tennis. It is sponsored by Rakuten (Japanese technology conglomerate based in Tokyo). It is part of the 2023 ATP Tour calendar.

London (UK)-based the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP Tour (worldwide top-tier tennis tour for men), the ATP Challenger Tour (a series of international men’s professional tennis tournaments) and the ATP Champions Tour (men’s tennis tour intended for former tennis professionals).

‘ATP TOUR’ further stated that Great Britain remains a host nation for 2023, with this year’s event taking place at the 21,000-capacity AO Arena in Manchester, England – the first time that the City has hosted Davis Cup action since Great Britain played Romania at the Northern Lawn Tennis Club in July 1994. Great Britain, Australia, France, and Switzerland will contest Group B in Manchester.

Two-time Davis Cup champion nation Croatia completes the list of 2023 Finals Group Stage host nations, with the Host City and arena to be announced in due course. Croatia, Netherlands, USA, and Finland will contest Group D.

The Finals Group Stage takes place on September 12th-17th, 2023. The Group winners and runners-up will progress to the Final 8 knockout stage at the 11,300-capacity Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena in Málaga, Spain on November 21st-26th, 2023. The draw for the Final 8 will take place following the Group Stage in September.
 

2023 Davis Cup Finals Group Stage Draw

 

Group A

  • Host: Bologna, Italy
    • Canada (1)
    • Italy (*)
    • Sweden
    • Chile

 

Group B

  • Host: Manchester, Great Britain
    • Australia (2)
    • Great Britain (*)
    • France
    • Switzerland

 

Group C

  • Host: Valencia, Spain
    • Spain (3) (*)
    • Serbia
    • Czech Republic
    • Korea, Rep.

 

Group D

  • Host: Croatia
    • Croatia (4) (*)
    • Netherlands
    • USA
    • Finland

Footnote: (#) = seeded nation; (*) host nation
 
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