Davis Cup Final: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray Among The Stars Playing This Week In Madrid

by Staff | November 18th, 2019, 12:09 pm

The new Davis Cup opens Monday in Madrid with three ties already underway in the Spanish capital.

The revamped World Cup-style format features 18 countries split into six groups. Each country will play three ties from Monday through Thursday.

The six group winners plus the next two best countries move to Friday’s quarterfinal knockout round.

The semifinals will be Saturday with the final on Sunday.

The tie will consist of two singles matches and one doubles, all best-of-3 tiebreak sets. The winning team will play five matches with each team playing at least three.

Three stadiums will be used on the “Magic Box” site. The surface is hard court.

“I want them to have the best week of their lives,” Kosmos promoter and former footballer Gerard Pique said. “I want Davis Cup to be a party around tennis, not just tennis. We have a deal with Sony and there are going to be different artists performing there that will provide other entertainment which is going to help make Davis Cup unique.

“During that week fans will enjoy more than just tennis, and of course we want them to have a great time in Madrid. They love their sport there. They had the Champions League final in the city this year, the World Cup of basketball also. Spain in general is a very sporting country, Madrid is the capital and they are very excited to be hosting the Davis Cup.”

While none of the four semifinalists from the ATP Finals are entered, several big names are in action this week led by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov, Diego Schwartzman are some of the other names all competing for a $20M prize pool.

Twelve countries qualified back in February during the playoffs. Plus, the four countries from the 2018 semifinals (Croatia, France, USA, Spain) earns spots along with two wildcard (Argentina, Great Britain).

Evening Session (4pm)
Centre Court Group B Croatia v Russia
Stadium 2 Group F Italy v Canada
Stadium 3 Group D Belgium v Colombia

Group A France, Serbia, Japan
Group B Croatia, Spain, Russia
Group C Argentina, Germany, Chile
Group D Belgium, Australia, Colombia
Group E Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Netherlands
Group F USA, Italy, Canada

Group A
Gael Monfils
Benoit Paire
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Nicolas Mahut
Captain: Sebastien Grosjean

Yoshihito Nishioka
Yasutaka Uchiyama
Yuichi Sugita
Taro Daniel
Ben McLachlan
Captain: Satoshi Iwabuchi

Novak Djokovic
Dusan Lajovic
Filip Krajinovic
Viktor Troicki
Janko Tipsarevic
Captain: Nenad Zimonjic

Group B
Borna Gojo
Borna Coric
Mate Pavic
Nikola Mektic
Ivan Dodig
Captain: Zeljko Krajan

Daniil Medvedev
Karen Khachanov
Andrey Rublev
Evgeny Donskoy
Captain: Shamil Tarpishev

Rafael Nadal
Roberto Bautista Agut
Pablo Carreno Busta
Feliciano Lopez
Marcel Granollers
Captain: Sergi Bruguera

Group C
Diego Schwartzman
Guido Pella
Leonardo Mayer
Horacio Zeballos
Captain: Gaston Gaudio

Cristian Garin
Nicolas Jarry
Alejandro Tabilo
Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera
Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
Captain: Nicolas Massu

Jan-Lennard Struff
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Dominik Koepfer
Kevin Krawietz
Andreas Mies
Captain: Michael Kohlmann

Group D
Alex de Minaur
Nick Kyrgios
John Millman
Jordan Thompson
John Peers
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

David Goffin
Kimmer Coppejans
Steve Darcis
Joran Vliegen
Sander Gille
Captain: Johan Van Herck

Daniel Galan
Santiago Giraldo
Alejandro Gonzalez
Juan Sebastian Cabal
Robert Farah
Captain: Pablo Gonzalez

Group E
Great Britain
Dan Evans
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
Neal Skupski
Captain: Leon Smith

Alexander Bublik
Mikhail Kukushkin
Dmitry Popko
Alexsandr Nedovyesov
Andrey Golubev
Captain: Dias Doskarayev

Robin Haase
Tallon Griekspoor
Botic Van de Zandschulp
Wesley Koolhof
Jean-Julien Rojer
Captain: Paul Haarhuis

Group F
Felix Auger-Aliassime
Denis Shapovalov
Vasek Pospisil
Brayden Schnur
Captain: Frank Dancevic

Matteo Berrettini
Fabio Fognini
Lorenzo Sonego
Andrea Seppi
Simone Bolelli
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

United States
Taylor Fritz
Reilly Opelka
Sam Querrey
Frances Tiafoe
Jack Sock
Captain: Mardy Fish

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3 Comments for Davis Cup Final: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray Among The Stars Playing This Week In Madrid

Django Says:

Russia has a great team.

SG1 Says:

There are going to be some very good teams going home after the RR. Look at the Canada, USA, Italy Group and the Croatia, Spain, Russia Group. Those are going to be incredibly competitive ties and some very good players will be out early.

Even the France, Serbia and Japan group has some promise but without Kei playing you have to think that Serbia and possibly France get through to the quarters.

Wog Boy Says:

Zeljko Krajan isn’t Croatian captain, they sacked him last week, their team isn’t really good.

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