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 2023
In November 2022, details of the draw for the 2023 Davis Cup Qualifying Round were released by tournament organizers.
A total of 36 matches were played on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of February 2023 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 three days.
The winners of the 12 qualifying matches in February qualified for the group stage matches in September.
Canada and Australia will automatically qualify for the 2023 finals, based on their performance in the 2022 tournament, while Italy and Spain received wild cards as they are co-hosting the 2023 finals with the UK and Croatia.
Qualifiers – 2023 Results
|#||Home team||vs||Away Team||Result|
|8||Republic of Korea||vs||Belgium||3-2|
|9||Sweden||vs||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3-1|
NB: Teams in bold were seeded.
The venues for the Group Stage of the 2023 tournament were Bologna (Italy), Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), and Split (Croatia), with matches taking place the week after the US Open (12-17 September 2023).
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 November 2023.
Below are the results from the group stage of the 2023 Davis Cup.
Group A – Bologna, Italy
Group B – Manchester, UK
Group C – Valencia, Spain
Group D – Split, Croatia
*Countries in bold qualified for the Knockout Stage.
The quarterfinals, semifinals, and final will be played from the 21st to the 26th of November in Martin Carpena, Malaga, Spain.
Below are the results from the knockout stage in 2022.
2022 Quarterfinal Matches
- Australia bt. the Netherlands – 2-0
- Croatia bt. Spain – 2-0
- Canada bt. Germany – 2-1
- Italy bt. the USA – 2-1
2022 Semifinal Matches
- Australia bt. Croatia – 2-1
- Canada bt. Italy – 2-1
- Canada bt. Australia 2-0
The 2022 champions were Canada who beat Australia in the final 2-0, after Denis Shapovalov beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-4, and Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Alex De Minaur 6-3, 6-4.
2023 Davis Cup Schedule and Dates
Below is the schedule for the 2023 Davis Cup with the qualifying matches being played in February, the group stage in September, and the knockout stage in November.
The final will be played on Sunday, the 26th of November 2023.
|3-5 February 2023||Qualifiers, and World Group I/II Play-offs|
|12-17 September 2023||Davis Cup Finals (Group Stage)|
|21-26 November 2023||Davis Cup Finals (Knockout Stage)|
For more information on tickets for the 2023 Finals, check out the official website.
Past Winners, Runners Up, and Results
Canada is the current Davis Cup champion, having won the 2022 tournament, beating Australia 2-0 in the final.
The most successful country in the open era is the USA with thirteen wins followed by Sweden with seven and Australia/Spain with six wins each.
Below is a list of winners by year in the Open Era from 1968 to 2022.
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Score||Location of Final|
|2015||Great Britain||Belgium||3–1||Ghent, Belgium|
|2013||Czech Republic||Serbia||3–2||Belgrade, Serbia|
|2012||Czech Republic||Spain||3–2||Prague, Czech Republic|
|2009||Spain||Czech Republic||5–0||Barcelona, Spain|
|2008||Spain||Argentina||3–1||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|2007||United States||Russia||4–1||Portland, USA|
|1992||USA||Switzerland||3–1||Fort Worth, USA|
|1990||United States||Australia||3–2||St. Petersburg, USA|
|1989||West Germany||Sweden||3–2||Stuttgart, West Germany|
|1988||West Germany||Sweden||4–1||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|1985||Sweden||West Germany||3–2||Munich, West Germany|
|1984||Sweden||United States||4–1||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|1982||United States||France||4–1||Grenoble, France|
|1981||United States||Argentina||3–1||Cincinnati, USA|
|1979||United States||Italy||5–0||San Francisco, USA|
|1978||United States||Great Britain||4–1||Rancho Mirage, USA|
|1973||Australia||United States||5–0||Cleveland, USA|
|1972||United States||Romania||3–2||Bucharest, Romania|
|1971||United States||Romania||3–2||Charlotte, USA|
|1970||United States||West Germany||5–0||Cleveland, USA|
|1969||United States||Romania||5–0||Cleveland, USA|
|1968||United States||Australia||4–1||Adelaide, Australia|