New Davis Cup Format Explained

Davis Cup will be played under the new format in 2019.  Response to the new format has been mixed.

Here’s how it works in a nutshell.

  • 24 teams will vie for 12 spots (qualifiers) in the Finals that will take place in November. The losing teams will move on to Zone Group competition.
  • These 12 qualifiers, 4 semifinalists from the previous year, and 2 wildcard entries will compete in the Final in November.
  • These 18 teams will face off in six round-robin groups of threeThe six group winners, and the two second-place teams with the best records, will move on to the quarterfinals
  • From that quarterfinals, competition will be single elimination to decide the Davis Cup winner.
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