The Davis Cup Finals change format this year. They will no longer be held in the same week. The first phase, which goes from having 18 teams and six groups in three venues to 16 spread over four, will take place from September 14 to 18; while the crossings, from rooms, will be played in another location from November 23 to 27.
The idea is that Spain, Serbia, Wales and Italy host the round robin. and there is “a 90% chance”, according to sources from the Spanish Federation (RFET), that the Martín Carpena pavilion in Málaga, home of the basketball Unicaja, wherever the group in which the Navy competes, on a hard court. The negotiations between the mayor’s office of Malaga, the Andalusian Government, Kosmos, the organizing company of the Finals, and the RFET are advanced. The Chairman of the Board, Juanma Moreno, was present on Saturday in Marbella in tribute to Manolo Santana. On the other hand, Abu Dhabi sounds like a candidate for the last stage of the event.
Croatia, finalist in 2021, and Serbia and Great Britain, by invitation, already had a place. Yesterday, in addition to Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Argentina, South Korea, Italy, Germany and the United States made it through. There will be one to assign, that of the Russians, who will not defend the title, since his nation is sanctioned for the military offensive against Ukraine.