Davis Cup Finals Group Stage 2022: Preview, schedule, draw and how to watch
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The Davis Cup is set to make its big return this September as stars from across the globe prepare to take centre stage to battle for the coveted trophy. With the group stages coming to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, find out everything you need to know about the key dates, schedule and how to watch.
What is the Davis Cup Finals?
Dubbed as the men’s World Cup of tennis – the Davis Cup Finals brings together the lading tennis nations across the globe to compete to become the world champions.
Teams reach the group stages either through automatic qualification based on previous results, through wild cards or after winning qualifying matches earlier in the year.
Nations are then divided into one of four groups, with the top teams from the group stages progressing to the knock-out Finals in Malaga in November.
When is the Davis Cup Finals group stage 2022?
The group stages will take place from Tuesday 13 September to Sunday 18 September.
How to watch the Davis Cup Finals group stage 2022?
What is the schedule for this year’s Davis Cup Finals group stage?
- Kazakhstan vs Netherlands – Tuesday 13 September 16:00
- Great Britain vs USA – Wednesday 14 September 16:00
- USA vs Kazakhstan – Thursday 15 September 16:00
- Great Britain vs Netherlands – Friday 16 September 15:00
- USA vs Netherlands – Saturday 17 September 14:00
- Great Britain vs Kazakhstan – Sunday 18 September 14:00
Where will this year’s Davis Cup Finals group stage be held?
This year’s Davis Cup Finals Group Stage will be held in four different locations: Glasgow, Bologna, Hamburg and Valencia. The competition venue for Group D – namely Great Britain, the United States, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands – will take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. This same arena played host to Great Britain’s 2015 squad during both their group stage and semi-final ties.
The Emirates Arena is located in Dalmarnock in Glasgow, Scotland and is considered one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe with a capacity of 8,200.
Which British stars have been selected for the Davis Cup Finals group stage 2022?
After experiencing a very successful year for British tennis so far, Davis Cup captain Leon Smith had a long list of talent at his disposal as he announced to the world who had been selected to play in this year’s British Davis Cup team.
First up we have 2015 Davis Cup champion, Andy Murray. The former world No.1 is no stranger to playing for his country – from winning Olympic Golds to the Davis Cup trophy itself – Murray has done it all and will be looking to put on a show as he returns to Scotland. Although Murray will be the only squad member to have experienced Great Britain’s first Davis Cup triumph in the Open Era; this Davis Cup side is by no means lacking in experience.
The British No.1, Cam Norrie, has five Davis Cup ties to his name, including an historic five-set win against Roberto Bautista-Agut on his debut. Norrie has played an impressive season so far, climbing up the rankings to reach a personal record of world No.9, earning two ATP titles in the process and reaching the semi-final at Wimbledon.
Dan Evans is another member who has experience on his side as he has racked up 19 Davis Cup ties in his career. Evans started the season strong, going unbeaten at the ATP Cup and reaching the semi-final in Melbourne, and recently progressed to the ATP Masters semi-final in Montreal.
The doubles world No.1 Joe Salisbury also returns to the Davis Cup team after previously competing in three Davis Cup ties. Since claiming the world No.1 spot back in April this year, Salisbury has continued to reach new heights, winning two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments with partner Rajeev Ram.
Who will play in Group D in this year’s Davis Cup Finals 2022?
Great Britain will go head-to-head with USA, Kazakhstan and Netherlands for a place at the Finals in Malaga in November.