The Davis Cup Finals are again this yr in a complete new format, scorching on the heels of the ATP Finals because the second epic calendar-ending males’s tennis occasion.

That is not all although, as this yr additionally marks Andy Murray’s long-awaited return to worldwide tennis after a yr that is seen him work his method again into top-level tournaments – may we see Murray vs Nadal as soon as once more?

This is what it’s essential to know concerning the new Davis Cup format, when the matches are, and how you can watch the tennis reside, both on-line or on TV.

When are the Davis Cup Finals?

The event begins on Monday 18 November and runs till Sunday 24 November 2019.

The place is it held this yr?

The 2019 event is going down on the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain.

What’s the brand new format?

This yr the Davis Cup is adopting the same format to the ATP Finals, however with groups.

The 18 taking part international locations have been cut up into six teams of three. The groups inside every group will play one another in best-of-three sequence consisting of two singles matches and one doubles, enjoying all three matches on the identical day.

That spherical robin part lasts for 4 days, on the finish of which the workforce with probably the most factors in every group advances to the quarter-finals. As well as, the highest two scoring second-place groups from throughout the teams may even advance, leaving eight groups in complete.

These eight then play in opposition to one another in a sequence of matches in a normal quarter-final, semi-final, closing format to crown a closing winner.

Davis Cup Finals teams

  • Group A: France, Japan, Serbia
  • Group B: Croatia, Russia, Spain
  • Group C: Argentina, Chile, Germany
  • Group D: Belgium, Colombia, Australia
  • Group E: Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Nice Britain
  • Group F: Italy, Canada, United States

Davis Cup Finals match schedule

Word: the entire instances under are for the UK

Group stage

Monday 18th November

Afternoon session from 3:00pm

Croatia v Russia

Belgium v Colombia

Italy v Canada

Tuesday 19th November

Morning session from 10:00am

France v Japan

Argentina v Chile

Kazakhstan v Netherlands

Afternoon session from 5:00pm

Spain v Russia

Australia v Colombia

USA v Canada

Wednesday 20th November

Morning session from 10:00am

Serbia v Japan

Argentina v Germany

Nice Britain v Netherlands

Afternoon session from 5:00pm

Croatia v Spain

Belgium v Australia

USA v Italy

Thursday 21st November

Morning session from 10:00am

France v Serbia

Germany v Chile

Nice Britain v Kazakhstan

Quarter-finals

Thursday 21st November

TBC

Friday 22nd November

TBC

Semi-finals

Saturday 23rd November

TBC

Remaining

Sunday 24th November

TBC

Tips on how to watch and stream reside within the UK

Eurosport 1 is the official UK broadcaster for the Davis Cup closing this yr, which you’ll watch both on TV or on the Eurosport web site or app.

You may should be a subscriber although, with costs from £6.99 per 30 days or £39.99 for a yr. Eurosport can be obtainable as a part of Sky TV’s Leisure package deal – splendid when you’re already a subscriber or are tempted by one in every of its Black Friday gives.

This is the UK TV schedule::

Monday 18th November: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd November: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday 24th November: 3:00pm – 9:00pm

The opposite possibility is to observe on-line with a subscription to the official Davis Cup on-line participant (which additionally permits you to watch the ladies’s Fed Cup). That’ll value you €4.99 to observe a single tie, €7.99 for a spherical, or €39.99 to observe each Davis Cup and Fed Cup match over the following 12 months.

Tips on how to watch and stream reside within the US

Fox Sports activities is the official broadcaster within the US, so that may in all probability be the best option to watch alongside reside, whether or not on TV or streaming from Fox’s on-line participant. Keep in mind that matches will happen in Spain, so a lot of the tennis will happen within the morning within the US.

Alternatively you’ll be able to watch on-line with a subscription to the official Davis Cup on-line participant (which additionally permits you to watch the ladies’s Fed Cup). That’ll value you €4.99 to observe a single tie, €7.99 for a spherical, or €39.99 to observe each Davis Cup and Fed Cup match over the following 12 months.