Argentina Great Britain The group stage of the Davis Cup finals will be made up of six pools of three teams, with the draw taking place on Thursday February 14 in Madrid. What is the Davis Cup? Uniquely structured in terms of tennis competitions, a Davis Cup tie takes place over three days, with two singles rubbers held on the first day Fridayfollowed by a doubles rubber on the second day Saturday before reverse singles on the third day Sunday — all played over the best of five sets. The first nation to score three points wins.
There will be an opening ceremony at pm on Friday and play is scheduled to start from 4pm. It will be the first time in 15 years that Davis Cup tennis has been played in the South Australian capital despite a host of Aussie tennis stars emerging from the city.
Memorial Drive Tennis club is hardcourt and underwent a multi-million dollar revamp in a bid to host the Davis Cup qualifier.
It has a capacity of and is situated next door to Adelaide Oval. The new home of tennis, 9 has already hosted the Brisbane and Sydney Internationals , the Hopman cup and the Australian Open. Davis Cup coverage gets underway on 9 Gem on Friday, February 1 from pm and is scheduled to finish at pm.
The schedule is the same for Saturday's ties.
There was no room for world number 67 Nick Kyrgios or Bernard Tomic in the side, while Matt Ebden 45th in the world and Thanasi Kokkinakis also missed out. The Sydneysider had another successful Aussie summer, winning his debut title at the Sydney International and making the third round of the Australian Open where he lost to Rafael Nadal.
The year-old played David Goffin in the World Group semis in , losing Millman is coming off a second-round appearance in the Australian Open, where he was edged in the five-set epic by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. The year-old, who is a huge Wests Tigers fan, has won three of his five singles matches and his only doubles match in a Davis Cup record.
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NRL pic. The year-old has enjoyed a break out summer after making it to the third round of the Australian Open. Along the way he beat Mischa Zverev in three sets and was two sets up over Dominic Theim when the Austrian retired.
Popyrin took eventual semi-finalist Lucas Pouille to five sets in his round of 32 loss. The year-old has played seven Davis Cup ties since , with four wins and three losses in the seven doubles matches he's played.
The Victorian hasn't played a singles rubber so far. Despite retiring from the game, Hewitt has regularly taken to the court in doubles ties for Australia over the past couple of years. But the captain says he won't be making an appearance against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
And it doesn't look like he's got a look in as long as Hewitt is captain. Amoung other claims, Tomic said there were serious divisions within the side and raised questions about Hewitt's alleged involvement in who gets wildcard spot at the Aus Open.
Hewitt hit back later in the week, saying Tomic would never play for Australia again and levelling accusations that the year-old threatened him and his family. It's been a wild ride, for sure. In fact Kyrgios foresaw his omission from the side. Speaking after his first-round Australian Open loss to Milos Raonic, Kyrgios said there were several players in better form than him.
In the aftermath of Tomic's comments directed at Hewitt, Kyrgios was asked if he still wanted to play for Australia. It's a hugely experienced side, with Dzumhur playing 15 ties, Basic and Brkic 25 and Fatic five.
De Minaur has two wins over Dzumhur, who reached a career-high ranking of 23rd in the world last year. Currently ranked 52nd, Dzumhur has beaten Millman twice, including at last year's Australian Open.
Speaking ahead of the tie, Hewitt said Bosnia and Herzegovina presented some serious risks.
Very quick across the baseline. Basic, their number two player, he won a title last year on the tour as well. This weekend, 24 teams will vie for 12 spots in the Davis Cup final in November.
The Davis Cup finals will be played over one week in Madrid in November. The 18 countries involved will be split into six groups of three. They will play three-match round robins consisting of two singles and a doubles.
The six teams that win their groups and the two best runners-up will advance to the quarter-finals, which will be played on Friday. The semi-finals and final will be played on Saturday and Sunday. All matches during the finals will be best of three sets.
Australia's Davis Cup captain, Lleyton Hewitt, isn't pleased with the adjustments. He knows nothing about tennis. Germany won the tie , with Nick Kyrgios' win over Jan-Lennard Struff the only win for the home side. Alex de Minaur put up a great fight against Alexander Zverev, with the German winning 4.
Germany went on to lose to Spain in the quarter-finals in what was one of the most incredible Davis Cup ties ever. France defeated Italy on clay in Genoa, while Croatia saw off Kazakhstan at home.
Alexander Zverev got Germany on the scoreboard with a win over David Ferrer, but Rafael Nadal evened the ledger with a vicotry over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff earned a remarkable five-set win over Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, meaning Germany just needed to win one of the return singles matches to advance. At home on clay, Nadal hammered Zverev It turned into a four hour, 51 minute classic, with Ferrer eventually winning 1 4 to send Spain through.
Spain were beaten in the semi-finals by France, who won the first three matches of the tie on home soil. In the other semi, Croatia held off a comeback by the USA, winning the tie after Borna Coric edged Frances Tiafoe 0 11 in a four hour epic.
Croatia were too good for France in the final, winning it to claim the Davis Cup.