Davis Cup: GB & Argentina get wildcards

29 September, 2018, 13:28 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Reforms to The Davis Cup will see it transform from a year round event to a one week 18 team competition

Teams will play one week in February to advance to the final in November, which the International Tennis Federation says will be played at the La Caja Magica in the Spanish capital in 2019 and 2020.

Argentina captured its first title in 2016, defeating Croatia in Zagreb on its fifth appearance in the Davis Cup final, while Great Britain won its tenth title in 2015 overcoming Belgium in the final in Ghent.

Both wild card nations have a rich Davis Cup history and have enjoyed recent success in the competition.

There, GB and Argentina will join this year's four World Group semi-finalists, Croatia, France, Spain, and US, along with the 12 winners from that Qualifier Draw on 1-2 February 2019.

But they will now bypass that stage altogether with the wildcard.

Further details regarding the 2019 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas finals will be announced in due course.

The new format will see a group stage take place over the first four days, with the participating countries split into six groups of three.


'We are looking forward to being amongst the best of the best next year, creating more memories and inspiring our fans to get behind us and the team as we look to win the competition'.

Kosmos, an investment group led by Pique with Japanese and Chinese support, will spend United States dollars 3 billion over 25 years on the revamped 118-year-old Davis Cup.

The last of the finals to be staged under the traditional format will see France attempting to defend their crown against Croatia in Lille on November 23-25.

'Our Davis Cup record over the last few years is something we are all very proud of, and our ranking amongst the top five nations in the world shows our commitment to the competition.

China, P.R. replaces Australia, while Bosnia/Herzegovina will also contest February's Qualifiers having guaranteed a place in the top six Europe/Africa nations and completed its 2018 Davis Cup season.

The qualifying matches in February, in the week after the end of the Australian Open, break with tradition in several ways.

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