Davis Cup Finals 2022 Prize Money, Teams, Draws, Tickets

The final knockout phase of the biggest and most anticipated tennis tournament is right around the corner. The Final 8, and the Davis Cup Finals as a whole, is regarded to be the “World Cup” of the tennis world and the winning national team will become World Champions. Join us as we brief you through everything you need to know about the 2022 Davis Cup Finals.

Davis Cup Finals 2022

Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals Tennis Tournament

The Davis Cup Finals is an annual men’s indoor hardcourt tournament. The event is held by the International Tennis Foundation but it is not part of the ATP Tour. In the international event, teams from around the world compete for the biggest tennis title of the year. In 2022, a record-breaking 148 countries entered the Cup, making it the biggest international team-based sports competition. The Finals is the highest level competition at the tournament and the 8 teams promoted to play in the concluding knockout stage compete to win the World Championship. This year it will commemorate the event’s 110th edition since its inception. The Davis Cup Finals is currently sponsored by Rakuten- a Japanese e-commerce and online retail company based in Tokyo.

LocationMalaga, Italy
VenuePalacio Deportes Martin Carpena
No. of teams8 Countries
Draws8

Davis Cup Finals History and Previous Winners

The Davis Cup was first organized by the ITF in 1900 as a region-specific competition between players from Great Britain and the United States. The tournament was named after Dwight Davis, an American tennis player, Secretary of War, and Governor-General of the Philippines who coined the idea of a multinational scale competition to James Dwight and even donated a trophy out of his pocket for the event. The tournament was initially titled the International Lawn Tennis Challenge but quickly changed to Davis Cup after Dwight Davis’ trophy donation.

Some memorable players that have participated in the Davis Cup include Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, the Big Three, Roy Emerson, Leander Paes, and many more. In the Davis Cup, Federer holds records for Switzerland that include most total wins, most singles win and most years played. He also has the most wins by any player at the Davis Cup.

The United States holds the record for most wins, followed by Australia, France, Great Britain, and so on. Australia has appeared in the most consecutive finals at 23 but the US has the most consecutive wins with 7 championships. From the roster for this year’s Cup Finals,  Canada and Netherlands have yet to win a Davis Cup. The 2020 Cup was canceled due to Covid-19 and the 2021 champions and runner-ups have been disqualified. The list of championships won by each national team present in the Final 8 this year is given below.

CountryWins
United States32
Australia28
Spain6
Germany3
Croatia2
Italy1
Canada—— (2019 Runner-up)
Netherland——

Davis Cup Finals Draws

The Davis Cup Finals will have 8 total draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.

Davis Cup Finals Schedule and Format

Schedule and Format of Davis cup Finals 2022 is changed this year as compared to previous years.

Davis Cup Finals Schedule

The Davis Cup Finals can be divided into the group stage and the knockout stage. The group stage was held from 13-18 September and the knockout stage will be held from 22nd- 27th November.

DateStage
22nd NovemberQuarter-Finals
23rd NovemberQuarter-Finals
24th NovemberQuarter-Finals (2)
25th NovemberSemi-Finals
26th NovemberSemi-Finals
27th NovemberFinal

Davis Cup Finals Format

Each session listed above consists of a doubles match and 2 singles matches, with 2 sessions being held on the 24th. All matches are decided based on best-of-3 tiebreak sets. The 8 finalist teams are the winners and runner-ups of their constituent groups during the Round Robin Group stage.

Davis Cup Finals 2022 Teams

Following the group stage of the event on the 13th through to the 18th of September, 8 teams have qualified to advance to the Final 8 stage. Russia, the 2021 champions, and the runner-ups Belarus have been disqualified from the tournament in light of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Serbia was given Russia’s protected spot in the Finals instead. The 8 teams on the Final stage, their players, and captains are as follows:

Italy

PlayersRanking
Jannik Sinner15
Matteo Berrettini16
Lorenzo Musetti23
Fabio Foginini56 (S), 23 (D)
Simone Bolelli21 (Doubles)
Captain: Filippo Volandri

United States

PlayersRanking
Taylor Fritz9
Frances Tiafoe19
Tommy Paul29
Jack Sock43 (Doubles)
Captain: Mardy Fish

Germany

PlayersRanking
Oscar Otte59
Yannick Hanfmann142
Jan-Lennard Struff152
Tim Puetz17 (Doubles)
Kevin Kawietz25 (Doubles)
Captain: Micheal Kohlmann

Canada

PlayersRanking
Felix Auger-Aliassime6
Denis Shapovalov17 (S), 76 (D)
Vasek Pospisil118
Alexis Galarneau222
Gabriel Diallo248
Captain: Frank Dancevic

Australia

PlayersRanking
Alex De Minaur24
Thanasi Kokkinakis95 (S), 18 (D)
Matthew Ebden26 (Doubles)
Max Purcell33 (Doubles)
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

Netherlands

PlayersRanking
Botic Van De Zandschulp35
Tallon Griekspoor81
Tim Van Rijthoven110
Wesley Koolhof1 (Doubles)
Matwe Middelkoop22 (Doubles)
Captain: Paul Haarhuis

Croatia

PlayersRanking
Marin Cilic18
Borna Coric27
Borna Gojo145
Mate Pavic7 (Doubles)
Nikola Mektic10 (Doubles)
Captain: Vedran Martic

Spain

PlayersRanking
Pablo Carreno Busta13
Roberto Bautista Agut21
Marcel Granollers16
Albert Ramos-Vinolas39
Pedro Martinez61 (S), 74 (D)
Captain: Sergi Bruguera

Great Britain and Canada were given wild cards this year, of which only Canada has made it into the Finals.

Davis Cup Finals 2022 Changes

Besides the tournament name change from Davis Cup to Davis Cup Finals and the match changes, other reforms specific to this year have also been made. For one, the World Group is now simply the Finals and instead of the usual 18 national teams, this year’s Cup Finals featured 16. The 16 teams were divided into 4 Groups; Group A, B, C, and D, of 4 national teams for the Round Robin group stage.

Davis Cup Finals Tickets

Tickets for the Davis Cup Finals can be purchased online from the official website. Tickets for the event are sold per session which is 2 singles and 1 doubles match. To purchase tickets and for information regarding hospitality and accommodations, click the link mentioned below.

Tickets Malaga – Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals (daviscupfinals.com)