Davis Cup increases in days and venues


By CAPosts 18 January, 2021 - 04:05pm 82 views

The Kosmos company, creator of the new Davis Cup format that was introduced in 2019, announced this Monday two novelties for the next edition, which will be held from November 25 to December 5 at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. The objective is, according to broadcast from the company led by the footballer Gerard Piqué , to improve the conditions for the players, the experience for the fans and reach the widest possible audience.

First, the great national team tournament will grow in extension and instead of developing for a week it will be extended to 11 days, in order to decongest the program and prevent the days from being extended at night. And secondly, the number of venues will also increase. Madrid will continue to be the main venue for the semifinals and the final - as well as the Spanish team's center of operations - but two other European marks will be added to host part of the group stage and two of the quarterfinals, in an election that will make official Kosmos once he studies the proposals that come to him until March.

“The most successful tournaments adapt and evolve over time, and while the 2019 Finals provided fantastic tennis , we were also able to learn some things,” explained the director of the tournament, Albert Costa, through a statement. “We are committed to a long-term vision for this historic competition and we are confident that these adjustments will enhance the experience for players and fans. With large stadiums offering tracks for all qualifying rounds, the introduction of the event in several cities will reach the widest possible audience, while we can alleviate the burden on the players with improvements in the programming, ”he added.

Spain conquered the edition from two years ago , when the revolutionary format that has transformed the competition after 119 years of statism was released. The draw for the 2021 tournament took place on March 12 and the team led by Sergi Bruguera was framed with Russia and Ecuador in Group A. “The 2019 Finals benefited from some revisions to the game and the format. After the disappointment of having to cancel those of 2020 , we want to offer the best possible event in 2021 ", indicates the executive director of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Kris Dent, while from Kosmos it is anticipated that the number of teams will be reduced from 18 to 16 in 2022.

This is how the final phase draw was:

Source: Elpais

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