Davis Cup 2022: Great Britain to face USA, Kazakhstan & Netherlands in Glasgow
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Great Britain will play the USA, Kazakhstan and Netherlands in Group D at the 2022 Davis Cup Finals.
Matches will take place from 14-18 September at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
If Great Britain finish top of Group D, they will go on to face the runners-up in Group C in the quarter-finals, whereas the Group D runners-up will play the winners of Group A.
Group A – Bologna
Group B – Valencia
- Korea Republic
Group C – Hamburg
Group D – Glasgow
- Great Britain*
Reacting to the draw, Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith said: “Anytime we go up against the USA it is a big occasion and we have great memories of our tie in Glasgow in the same arena back in 2015.
"With us also drawing Kazakhstan and the Netherlands we face a repeat of the ties we had in 2019 in Madrid and both nations will provide a strong challenge, but we have to be positive about who we are and the strength of our team, especially playing in front of a home crowd.”
Great Britain’s opponents
The most successful nation in Davis Cup history – the USA have won an incredible 32 titles, the last of which coming in 2007 where they defeated Russia in the Final.
Great Britain has a long and extensive history against the USA in the Davis Cup, most notably in their 2015 clash (also in Glasgow), where the Brits clinched a 3-2 win thanks to the heroics of Andy Murray and James Ward.
In 2021, the team finished bottom of Group E in the Finals after losing 2-1 to both Italy and Colombia – but they got their revenge against the Colombians in the 2022 qualifiers after a resounding 4-0 victory.
Having only competed in the World Group for the first time in 2011, Kazakhstan have since gone on to reach the quarter-finals on five separate occasions.
They last faced Great Britain in the group stages of the 2019 Finals, where the Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski edged the deciding doubles rubber.
Currently sitting ninth in the world rankings (one behind Great Britain in eighth), Kazakhstan overcame Norway 3-1 in the qualifiers to reach this year’s Finals.
The Dutch team have been in and out of the Finals over the years – qualifying in 2019 but losing out to Kazakhstan in the 2021 qualifiers. Their best result came in 2001 where they reached the semi-finals before losing 3-2 to France.
Like Kazakhstan, they last faced Great Britain in the 2019 Finals group stages, with Murray and Skupski proving decisive once again in the deciding doubles.
The Netherlands overcame a young Canadian team in the qualifiers to progress to this year’s Finals.
How many teams progress?
Each nation will play three times over the five-day competition. The top two teams in each group will then progress to the knock-out stage of the Davis Cup Finals to be held in Malaga on 21-27 November.
The draw for the knock-out stage will see the four group winners drawn against the four group runners-up in the quarter-finals as the best nations in the world battle to be crowned champions.
Glasgow set to welcome some of best players in the world
Great Britain was chosen as one of four nations (along with Germany, Italy and Spain) to host the Group Stages of the Finals after the LTA were awarded a multi-year deal by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Kosmos Tennis.
The agreement for us to host a Group Stage in Great Britain will last for five years, on the basis that Great Britain qualifies or receives a wild card for the finals in each of those years. The Emirates Arena in Glasgow will be home to the competition in 2022 with a view to taking the event around the country in future years as part of the LTA vision to open tennis up to new audiences.
We are also continuing to explore ways to bring other international events to this country, as part of our strategic vision to further open up tennis to more audiences, including our on-going bid to also host the Billie Jean King Cup Finals later this year.
Ticket details for the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will be announced later in the year.