Tennis-Valencia chosen as the fourth host city for the group stage of the Davis Cup final

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Valencia have been chosen as the fourth host city for September’s group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup Final, the International Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday, joining Bologna, Glasgow and Hamburg.

Malaga had already been chosen as one of the fourth hosts for the men’s team competition from September 14-18, but were later named hosts for the round of 16 of the 2022 and 2023 finals. “Valencia was selected by the committee of the Davis Cup and the ITF Board after careful consideration of all applications received,” the world governing body said in a statement.

The final will see 16 nations compete in four groups in Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia – Spain’s third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona – with a group of four teams each. The top eight teams will then advance to the knockout stage, which will serve as the end-of-season event on the men’s tennis calendar and will be held from November 21-27 in Malaga.

The competition, which began in 1900, has undergone various format changes, most recently in 2019 when home and away matches were replaced with a World Cup-style final after the ITF struck a lucrative deal with the Spanish investment group Kosmos. The Russians will not be able to defend their title after the governing body suspended the memberships of Russia and Belarus and withdrew their entries from the team competitions following the invasion of Ukraine.

Valencia will host Group B matches and a potential clash between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic with Spain, Canada, Serbia and South Korea combined. Croatia, Italy, Argentina and Sweden make up Group A, which Bologna will host.

France, Germany, Belgium and Australia will play their Group C matches in Hamburg while the Group D teams of the United States, Great Britain, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands will meet in Glasgow . The draw for the knockout stage also took place on Tuesday, with the four group winners set to meet the four group runners-up in the quarter-finals.

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