The marketing company Kosmos announced that Fernando Verdasco will be the tournament director for this year’s Davis Cup final, which will take place from November 25 to December 5. Albert Costa, tournament director, will not be present for personal reasons.
Costa will be temporarily replaced by Verdasco, a former ATP Top 7 player and a great connoisseur of the competition, having won no less than three titles as a member of the Spanish team, in 2008 in Mar del Plata (Argentina), 2009 in Barcelona (Spain) and 2011 in Seville (Spain).
“I am especially excited to join the Kosmos team for this edition of the Finals and be the tournament director for the first time. Davis Cup is a special competition for all players: you play as a team and compete in defense of your country. This new format will bring together, one more year, the 18 best teams in the world. It will be an honor for me to contribute my experience and work with the whole team so that players, federations and fans have a great life and take great memories, ”said Verdasco.
After six wonderful years working together, @darren_cahill and I have decided that it’s time to end our working relationship.
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Along with him will be Pato Clavet, who will act as deputy director of the tournament. Clavet knows first-hand what it means to win the Davis Cup as he was part of the Spanish team that lifted its first trophy in 2000.
The Davis Cup 2021 Finals will be played from November 25 to December 5 in three European cities: Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin; and the Spanish capital will host both the semifinals and the final.
Over 25,000 tickets have already been sold for the event that will see some of the world’s best players defending their nation’s colors.