Valencia will host the group stage of the Davis Cup in September

| 20.04.2022 | 10:24

It will host the qualifying round for Spain, Canada, Serbia and South Korea from September 14 to 18. The other cities hosting the group stage of the tournament are Bologna, Glasgow and Hamburg.

The premier international team competition in men's tennis, the Davis Cup, will feature Valencia as one of the four venues of the group phase, in which 16 countries compete. Valencia will host the knockout round for Group B, where the teams from Spain, Canada, Serbia and South Korea will fight it out. The tournament will be held from September 14 to 18 in the Fuente de San Luis Pavilion, a venue with an approximate seating capacity for 8,500. The other cities hosting this stage will be Bologna (Italy), Glasgow (Scotland) and Hamburg (Germany).

This agreement is for a period of five years, until 2026. Valencia is also expected to host the Spanish national team, featuring, among others, Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz. This team will face off against three others, which will compete for the two spots in the Davis Cup final, to be held in Malaga from November 21 to 27.

The arrival of the competition for the legendary silver salad bowl - which already bears the name of Spain as the six-time winner of the event - will bring the best tennis in the world to Valencia. The city on the Turia River has always been linked to the leading men's national team event. It hosted the old knock-out system on five separate occasions. The first time was in 1968, and the Cup was back a year later. It then had to wait until 1980 and 2003.

The last time Valencia hosted the event was four years ago. On that occasion, and to great sporting and public fanfare, Spain eliminated Germany on the court in the converted bullring. For next September, we are looking for a new venue that will allow us to gather as many fans as possible and expand the media coverage of the competition.