The city of Valencia will be the fourth venue for the group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals, thus joining Bologna (Italy), Glasgow (Scotland) and Hamburg (Germany), the International Tennis Federation confirmed on Tuesday ( ITF) and Kosmos Tennis, organizer of the competition.
The event will take place at the Fuente de San Luis Municipal Pavilion, better known as La Fonteta, and as in the other venues, the competition will be played on a covered hard court surface.
Thus, each host city of the group stage will host a group of four teams from September 14 to 18. The two best teams in each group will advance to the elimination phase, which will be held at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace in Málaga from November 21 to 27.
Valencia has already hosted the Davis Cup up to five times. The last one was in 2018, when the Spanish team eliminated Germany in the quarterfinals after David Ferrer’s victory in the fifth match against Philipp Kohlschreiber.
This same Tuesday, Malaga will host, starting at 1:15 p.m., the draw for the 2022 Finals. Croatia, as runner-up in 2021, is the number 1 seed for this year’s final phase, with Spain, France and the United States also as seeded according to the latest Davis Cup nation ranking.
The 16 countries competing in the final phase have been divided into four groups. The four seeds are in group 1, while the remaining 12 countries have been distributed in groups 2-4 according to the latest Davis Cup standings.
One country from each group will be drawn into each of the four home-and-away groups, with the four host countries being placed in different groups.