The leading men’s tennis tournament Davis cup 2019 would be titled as the 108th edition. The tournament engages tennis die-hard fans around the throughout the year 2019. The qualification round which was held last February has ended with 12 seeded teams and 12 unseeded teams. The closest rounds are Davis cup 2019 Europe/Africa Zone Group II and Davis cup 2019 Asia/Oceania Zone Group II which will take place on 5-6 April 2019. The next rounds would continue in June, July, and September.
The Davis cup 2019 would have a different format with the previous editions of Davis Cup. Modifications are applied into many technical aspects of the game and tournament as a whole. Let’s check the format changes issued in Davis cup 2019 tournament.
World Group Location and Period
Instead of taking place in different locations, World Group would be communally held in one location only for various reasons. In other hands, there will be no extensive period as the World Group will take place in one only week. These are the most basic format modification of Davis cup 2019 tournament.
The modification affects the path of the teams to reach the quarterfinals. The eighteen teams are split into six round-robin groups of three teams. The winners of the group and two runner ups clear their path to the Davis cup 2019 quarterfinals. In other hands, the single ties will compose the lower zone groups and decide either relegation or promotion.
The old matching system which features the best-of-5 series is changed to one doubles match and two singles matched in the Davis cup 2019 quarterfinals. This way, the matches are changed from the old best of five sets to best of three in Davis cup 2019 tournament. So, if you find some differences in quarterfinals, it’s very natural since the modifications in this stage are quite significant but it seems that they also do have strong reasons.
One Single Tournament: Davis Cup Finals
The World Group event is now named as Davis Cup Finals because it takes place as a single tournament instead of multiple. At this point, the Davis Cup Finals would be the generic name of the tournament so don’t be confused if you no longer find the phrase “World Group” on the comments and text lines when watching Davis cup 2019 on your screen.