Davis Cup Finals

The Davis Cup Finals is an annual international team tournament in tennis where 16 countries compete to win the top team event in tennis, with the competition sometimes being referred to as the “World Cup of Tennis”.

In 2019, the Davis Cup Finals replaced the old format which involved matches being played at different points throughout the year with only two teams competing in the Final.

Davis Cup Finals

2022 Davis Cup Finals

In early December 2021, details of the draw for the 2022 Davis Cup Qualifying Round were released by tournament organizers.

A total of 36 matches will be played on the 4th and 5th of March 2022 with 12 qualifying matches, 12 World Cup Group I Play-off matches, and 12 World Cup Group II Play-off matches being played over the course of the two days.

Canada and Great Britain have been given wildcards for the 2022 tournament.

Croatia and Serbia will also automatically qualify for the 2022 tournament, based on their performance in the 2021 tournament.

2022 Davis Cup Finals Qualifiers

The winners of the below 12 qualifying matches joined Canada, Serbia, Great Britain, and Croatia in the 2022 Finals.

NB: Teams in bold are seeded.

#Home teamvsAway TeamResult
1FrancevsEcuadorFrance (4-0)
2SpainvsRomaniaSpain (3-1)
3FinlandvsBelgiumBelgium (3-2)
4USAvsColumbiaUSA (4-0)
5NetherlandsvsCanadaNetherlands (4-0)
6BrazilvsGermanyGermany (3-1)
7SlovakiavsItalyItaly (3-2)
8AustraliavsHungaryAustralia (3-2)
9NorwayvsKazakhstanKazakhstan (3-1)
10SwedenvsJapanSweden (3-2)
11ArgentinavsCzech RepublicArgentina (4-0)
12South KoreavsAustriaSouth Korea (3-1)

2022 Davis Cup Group Stage

The Group Stage of the 2022 tournament was held in four cities Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg, and Valencia the week after the US Open (13-18 September 2022).

The Group Stage consisted of four groups of four in a round-robin format, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the quarterfinals that will be played in Malaga in November 2022.

Group A – Bologna

CountryMatchesWonLost
Italy330
Croatia321
Sweden312
Argentina303

Group B – Valencia

CountryMatchesWonLost
Spain321
Canada321
Serbia321
Republic of Korea303

Group C – Hamburg

CountryMatchesWonLost
Germany330
Australia321
France312
Belgium303

Group D – Glasgow

CountryMatchesWonLost
Netherlands330
USA321
Great Britain312
Kazakhstan303

*Countries in bold qualified for the Knockout Stage.

2022 Davis Cup Knockout Stage

The quarterfinals, semifinals and final will be played in Malaga, Spain from the 22nd to the 27th of November.

Quarterfinal Matches

  1. Australia vs the Netherlands
  2. Croatia vs Spain
  3. Germany vs Canada
  4. Italy vs the USA

Semifinal Matches

  1. Winner Quarterfinal 1 vs Winner Quarterfinal 2
  2. Winner Quarterfinal 3 vs Winner Quarterfinal 4

Final

  1. Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2

My prediction for the 2022 final is Spain vs Canada.

2022 Davis Cup Schedule and Dates

Below is the schedule for the 2022 tournament with the qualifying matches being played in March, the group stage in September, and the knockout stage in November.

The final will be played on Sunday, the 27th of November 2022.

DatesMatches
4-5 March 2022Qualifiers, and World Group I/II Play-offs
13-18 September 2022Davis Cup Finals (Group Stage)
22-27 November 2022Davis Cup Finals (Knockout Stage)

2022 Davis Cup Finals Tickets

For more information on tickets for the 2022 Finals, check out the official website.

Davis Cup Winners and Runner Ups (Open Era)

Russia are the defending champions of the 2021 tournament but they will not be participating in the 2022 tournament.

The most successful country in the open era is the USA with 13 wins followed by Sweden with 7 and Australia/Spain with 6 wins each.

Below is a list of Davis Cup winners by year in the Open Era from 1968 to 2021.

YearWinnerRunner UpScoreFinal Location
2021RussiaCroatia2-0Madrid, Spain
2020N/AN/AN/AN/A
2019Spain Canada2–0Madrid, Spain
2018Croatia France3–1Lille, France
2017France Belgium3–2Lille, France
2016Argentina Croatia3–2Zagreb, Croatia
2015 Great Britain Belgium3–1Ghent, Belgium
2014 Switzerland France3–1Lille, France
2013 Czech Republic Serbia3–2Belgrade, Serbia
2012 Czech Republic Spain3–2Prague, Czech Republic
2011 Spain Argentina3–1Seville, Spain
2010 Serbia France3–2Belgrade, Serbia
2009 Spain Czech Republic5–0Barcelona, Spain
2008 Spain Argentina3–1Mar del Plata, Argentina
2007 United States Russia4–1Portland, United States
2006 Russia Argentina3–2Moscow, Russia
2005 Croatia Slovakia3–2Bratislava, Slovakia
2004 SpainUSA3–2Seville, Spain
2003 Australia Spain3–1Melbourne, Australia
2002 Russia France3–2Paris, France
2001 France Australia3–2Melbourne, Australia
2000 Spain Australia3–1Barcelona, Spain
1999 Australia France3–2Nice, France
1998 Sweden Italy4–1Milan, Italy
1997 Sweden USA5–0Gothenburg, Sweden
1996 France Sweden3–2Malmö, Sweden
1995 United States Russia3–2Moscow, Russia
1994 Sweden Russia4–1Moscow, Russia
1993 GermanyAustralia4–1Düsseldorf, Germany
1992 United StatesSwitzerland3–1Fort Worth, United States
1991 FranceUSA3–1Lyon, France
1990 United States Australia3–2St. Petersburg, United States
1989 West Germany Sweden3–2Stuttgart, West Germany
1988 West Germany Sweden4–1Gothenburg, Sweden
1987 Sweden India5–0Gothenburg, Sweden
1986 Australia Sweden3–2Melbourne, Australia
1985 Sweden West Germany3–2Munich, West Germany
1984 Sweden United States4–1Gothenburg, Sweden
1983 Australia Sweden3–2Melbourne, Australia
1982 United States France4–1Grenoble, France
1981 United States Argentina3–1Cincinnati, United States
1980 Czechoslovakia Italy4–1Prague, Czechoslovakia
1979 United States Italy5–0San Francisco, United States
1978 United States Great Britain4–1Rancho Mirage, United States
1977 Australia Italy3–1Sydney, Australia
1976 Italy Chile4–1Santiago, Chile
1975 Sweden Czechoslovakia3–2Stockholm, Sweden
1974 South Africa Indiaw/oN/A
1973 Australia United States5–0Cleveland, United States
1972 United States Romania3–2Bucharest, Romania
1971 United States Romania3–2Charlotte, United States
1970 United States West Germany5–0Cleveland, United States
1969 United States Romania5–0Cleveland, United States
1968 United States Australia4–1Adelaide, Australia