Your guide to The Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022

After the crazy and entertaining qualifying rounds, the stage for the Davis Cup by Rakuten2022 has been set , and tennis fans can look forward to more elite tennis once the finals get underway in November 2022.

What is The Davis Cup by Rakuten?

The Davis Cup by Rakuten is the premier international team event in men’s tennis. This tournament was first played in 1900 and features the very best pros from across the world. 16 nations qualify for the Group Stage and the top two teams in each group will advance to the quarter-finals.

Where is the Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 being played?

Four countries hosted the Davis Cup by Rakuten:

  • Spain – Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís, Valencia, Spain
  • Germany – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg
  • Italy – Unipol Arena, Bologna
  • Great Britain – Emirates Arena, Glasgow

After the group stages, the tournament heads to Malaga, where the knockout stages will be contested at the Martin Carpena Arena.

Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 dates

After the qualifying rounds were held at the start of last March and the group stage was played for September 13 – 18, the knockout stages will then take place between November 23rd – 27th in the venues listed below.

Who has qualified for the Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022?

16 nations have qualified for the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten in 2022. They are split into four groups of four nations, with the top two teams in each section advancing to the quarter-finals.

The Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 Groups (September 13th – 18th)

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
CroatiaSpainFranceUnited States
ItalyCanadaGermanyGreat Britain
SwedenSouth KoreaAustraliaNetherlands

Serbia were drafted in to replace Russia, while Canada and Great Britain were handed wildcards. The host nations are Italy, Spain, Great Britain and Germany and each city will host a group. 

The countries who qualified for the next round were:

Italy, USA, Germany, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Croatia, Spain.

The Knockout Stages

These will be the clashes of the knockout stages:

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final

Italy v USA (A) Winner A vs Winner B (E)

Germany v Canada (B) Winner E v Winner F

Australia v Netherlands (C) Winner C v Winner D (F)

Croatia v Spain (D)

When are the finals?

The Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 finals will be held in Malaga, in from the 22nd – 27th of November. Each fixture will consist of two singles and one doubles match. All will be played on the same day, each decided by who wins the best of three tie-break sets. Its fast pace, exciting, and elite tennis all the way!

Previous Davis Cup by RakutenWinners

Here is a list of the most recent Davis Cup by Rakuten winners. Please note the 2020 Davis Cup by Rakuten edition was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. 

2021: Russia

2019: Spain

2018: Croatia

2017: France

2016: Argentina

2015: Great Britain

2014: Switzerland

2013: Czech Republic

2012: Czech Republic

2011: Spain

2010: Serbia

Historic Davis Cup by Rakuten Winners

The United States team have won a record 32 titles, while Australiasia/Australia have won 28. Great Britain and France have won the Davis Cup by Rakuten 10 times each.

The most successful player ever is Roy Emerson, who won the trophy8 times while representing Australia from 1959 to 1967.

The Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 captains

Team captains are responsible for picking the squads and deciding which players compete in ties. They are often former pros who have years of experience in the game. Here are your Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 captains: 

NationTeam Captain
ArgentinaGuillermo Coria
CroatiaVedran Martic
ItalyFilippo Volandri
SwedenJohan Hedsberg
CanadaFrank Dancevic
SerbiaViktor Trooicki
South KoreaSeungkyu Park
SpainSergi Bruguera
AustraliaLleyton Hewitt
BelgiumJohan Van Herck
FranceSebastien Grosjean
GermanyMichael Kohlmann
Great BritainLeon Smith
KazakhstanYurie Schukin
NetherlandsPaul Haarhuis
United StatesBob Bryan

The Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 players

Nations that progressed to the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals can pick up to five players to represent them in group stages. Four players are then selected to take part in each tie, and it is the captain who sets the team. While the nations and their captains are still tinkering around, these players have initially been picked by each nation. 

Argentina team

  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Francisco Cerundolo
  • Sebastián Baez
  • Horacio Zeballos
  • Máximo Gonzalez

Croatia team

  • Borna Coric
  • Borna Gojo
  • Nino Serdarusic
  • Mate Pavic
  • Nikola Mektic

Italy team

  • Jannik Sinner
  • Matteo Berrettini
  • Lorenzo Musetti
  • Fabio Fognini
  • Simone Bolelli

Sweden team

  • Mikael Ymer
  • Elias Ymer
  • Dragoș Nicolae Madaras
  • Jonathan Mridha
  • Andre Goransson

Canada team

  • Félix Auger-Aliassime
  • Vasek Pospisil
  • Alexis Galarneau
  • Gabriel Diallo

Serbia team

  • Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Filip Krajinovic
  • Laslo Dere
  • Dusan Lajovic
  • Nikola Cacic

South Korea team

  • Kwon Soon-woo
  • Hong Seong-chan
  • Nam Ji-sung
  • Song Min-kyu

Spain team

  • Carlos Alcaraz
  • Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Albert Ramos Vinolas
  • Pedro Martinez 
  • Marcel Granollers

Australia team

  • Alex de Minaur
  • Thanai Kokkinakis
  • Jason Jubler
  • Max Purcell
  • Matt Ebden

Belgium team

  • David Goffin
  • Zizou Bergs
  • Michael Geerts
  • Sander Gille
  • Joran Vliegen

France team

  • Adrian Mannarino
  • Benjamin Bonzi
  • Arthur Rinderknech
  • Richard Gasquet
  • Nicolas Mahut

Germany team

  • Alexander Zverev
  • Oscar Otte
  • Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Tim Putz
  • Kevin Krawietz

Great Britain team

  • Cameron Norrie
  • Dan Evans
  • Andy Murray
  • Joe Salisbury
  • Neal Skupski 

Kazakhstan team

  • Alexander Bublik
  • Mikhail Kukushkin
  • Dmitry Popko
  • Aleksandr Nedovyesov
  • Andrey Golubev

Netherlands team

  • Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Tallon Griekspoor 
  • Tim van Rijthoven
  • Wesley Koolhof
  • Matwe Middelkoop

United States team

  • Taylor Fritz
  • Tommy Paul
  • Jack Sock
  • Rajeev Ram and Davis Cup by Rakuten

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