Indian Wells 2021 winner Cameron Norrie will be Great Britain’s star player at this year’s Davis Cup as Andy Murray announced he would not be participating in the event.
The Former World number one has recently recovered from surgery and stated in October that he would not compete at the ‘World Cup of Tennis’ but would rest and wait for the Australian Open.
The current world number one, Novak Djokovic will be back in action competing for Serbia as his nation was granted one of two wildcard entries for the tournament. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the currently ranked number two in the world, will also be on the court for the Russian Tennis Federation.
Austria is one of three venues that is hosting the Davis Cup, but as a result of their newly imposed lockdown, Great Britain will play their group matches against France and Czech Republic behind closed doors.
Austria became the first European country to reintroduce full lockdown measures as their Covid-19 cases quickly soared.
18 nations will take part in the World Cup of Tennis over the course of ten days beginning on Thursday 25 November 2021. 12 countries qualified for the event alongside the four semi finalists from the 2019 tournament and two nations have been awarded wildcards.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Davis Cup 2021 World Cup of Tennis.
When is the Davis Cup 2021?
The tournament starts on Thursday 25 November 2021 and concludes on Sunday 5 December 2021.
The group stages start on 25 November 2021 and will end on Sunday 28 November 2021.
The quarter finals will be held on Monday 29 November through to Thursday 2 December 2021.
Friday 3 December and Saturday 4 December 2021 will see the semi finals being played before the final takes place on Sunday 5 December 2021.
The majority of matches will begin at 3pm GMT while have a 9am GMT start time.
Where is the Davis Cup being held ?
Austria is one of three venues that will host the Davis Cup 2021. The Olympichalle in Innsbruck, Austria; the Madrid Arena in Spain and the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy will be the three locations of the tournament.
All venues are indoor hard courts.
How to watch the Davis Cup 2021
The Davis Cup 2021 will be available to watch exclusively on Eurosport. Entertainment and Sport monthly subscriptions start from £6.99/month.
The Davis Cup website will also have up to date news on all teams and players as well as having short highlight clips of each match.
BBC Sport and Sky Sports are two other alternatives on how to keep up with clips and highlights from all the action in Europe.
What is the format of the Davis Cup 2021?
The World Cup of tennis will follow the same format as was used in 2019. The 18 teams will be split into six groups of three with the winner of each as well as the two best runners-up making it through to the quarter final stage.
Who is competing in the Davis Cup 2021?
The 12 qualifying nations are: Australia, Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden and the United States
2019 Semi finalists: Spain, Canada, Great Britain, and Russian Tennis Federation
Wildcards: France and Serbia
Great Britain’s first fixture will be against France on Saturday 27 November 9am GMT
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