Davis Cup to be brought into ATP calendar following historic agreement
The Davis Cup will be incorporated into the ATP calendar for the first time from next year due to a historic agreement.
Although the Davis Cup is well established among tennis’ most beloved events, it has always existed outside of the regular calendar.
That has created scheduling problems for players, especially since it went to a week-long finals format that happens after the traditional end of the season.
However, tournament promotors Kosmos have agreed a deal with the ATP and ITF to align it with the men’s tennis calendar.
“Our focus is always on creating the best possible experiences for our fans and players,” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said in a statement.
“Delivering compelling international team competitions that dovetail with the year-round calendar and continue to innovate is a vital part of that.
“The Davis Cup has an incredibly rich history and we’re excited to see this important new alliance drive the event forward from 2023.”
Davis Cup finals and qualifier ties will now take place on weeks 5, 37 and 47 of the ATP calendar. However, there will still be no ranking points awarded to players for participating in the event.
Enric Rojas, Kosmos Tennis CEO, added, “It is a very important agreement for all three parties and especially for the players.
“In the last three years, the format of the competition has been improved to reach a greater number of fans, generate a greater impact and facilitate the participation of the best players in the world. We look forward to seeing the event grow even further in the coming years.”
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