The Davis Cup 2022 kicks off next Sunday after the result of the draw for the qualifying rounds to be held in Madrid to set the path to the Finals of the tournament at a venue yet to be decided. as announced this Wednesday by the International Federation (ITF) and Kosmos Tennis.
The draw will take place shortly after both the organization and the ITF announce the new Finals venue, possibly Abu Dhabi. The qualifiers for World Group I and World Group II will also be established on December 5 in an event that will be attended by ITF President David Haggerty and Fernando Verdasco, Director of the Davis Cup Finals.
Two of the twenty-six countries that can be part of the draw (those that finish between third and eighteenth place in the 2021 Finals that are up for grabs in Madrid along with the ten countries that qualified in World Group I) will receive an invitation and They will directly access the 2022 Davis Cup Finals together with the finalists of this edition.
The remaining twenty-four will be divided into twelve matches to be played on March 4 and 5. The two guests will also meet on Sunday.
Thus, the winners of these dozen matches, plus the two guests and the two finalists of this edition, will make up the sixteen teams that will make up the Davis Cup Finals 2022 that will be divided into four groups from four countries.
The ten teams coming from the World Group I qualifying phase and competing in the knockout stages are Korea, Brazil, Finland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Japan, Argentina, Belgium, Romania and Norway.
On the other hand, twenty-four nations will also contest the World Group I and World Group II qualifying rounds of 2022, bringing there will be a total of 36 qualifying rounds around the world.
The qualifying round, World Group I Playoffs and World Group II Playoffs will be played on March 4-5, 2022.
The seeds for the three draws will be based on the provisional Davis Cup ranking, which includes the results from the 2021 finals. The 2021 year-end ranking will be released the week of Monday, December 6.
The winning nations in the 2022 qualifying round will advance to the 2022 finals, where they will join the 2021 finalists and the two guests in a 16-nation draw.
The winning countries of the 2022 World Group I and World Group II qualifiers will advance to the 2022 World Group I and World Group II qualifiers, respectively, in September.