Following widespread calls for reform, changes to the Davis Cup are ever-closer after a vote at the International Tennis Federation’s AGM. As one of the largest international competitions in the tennis world, the proposed changes have been the subject of much discussion. While Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association opposed the plans, citing financing and scheduling as two of their major concerns, 71% of voters were in favour of the changes.
Once implemented, the changes will see the tournament ending in a knockout style, with earlier matches taking place throughout the year. Typically, 24 teams will compete in the earlier part of the year, with the 12 successful teams proceeding to the November finals. With the semi-finalists from last year’s Davis Cup and two wildcard teams also invited to the finals, 18 teams will take part in the ultimate week of tennis. A round-robin phase of matches will be used, before a World-Cup style knockout is used to determine the winner.
A New Era of Tennis Events
It’s hoped the proposed changes will make the tournament more enjoyable for players and fans alike. In recent years, many well-known tennis players have chosen to opt out of the Davis Cup due to the tournament’s demands on their already hectic schedule. For fans, the split of matches every few months means it can be difficult to keep track of when your team is playing and how to secure tickets.
As the new style of competition has been designed to bring a ‘true festival of tennis and entertainment’ to fans, many people are hotly-anticipating the upcoming changes to the format. With the current competition well underway, fans are eager to see which nation will triumph in one of the last Davis Cup tournaments as we know it.
Securing Hospitality Tickets for Tennis Events
Tennis has become increasingly popular in recent years and it’s always difficult to get tickets for major tournaments and events. Whether you’re eager to see Davis Cup Matches, the ATP World Tour Finals, Champions Tennis, the French Open or the Wimbledon Championships, DTB can provide access to the best hospitality packages.
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Perfect for corporate hospitality events, you and your guests can enjoy the finest seats in the venue, along with champagne receptions, gourmet meals, Q&A sessions with well-known players, early VIP admission, post-match entertainment and all-day hostess service.
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