The Davis Cup in Glasgow is a major tennis event and it’s the first time the tournament has been hosted in the city. It will run from the 22nd to the 30th of September. The final will take place on the 28th of September and the 16 teams will play for the title. This is one of the first time that the tournament has been held in the UK and it will be interesting to see how this changes the game in Scotland.
Andy Murray leads Great Britain in first-round clash
Great Britain has won its first Davis Cup title in 79 years after Andy Murray beat Belgium’s David Goffin in the final. He was joined by his brother Jamie on court to make it a doubles match of note.
GB has not beaten the United States in a Davis Cup tie since 1999, a record which has only been surpassed by the US in 2015. But they will have a chance to get revenge when they face the Americans on Saturday. GB is also in the draw for a semi-final with Japan and the USA.
The US are currently second in Group D and trail the Netherlands in terms of percentage of games played. Both teams have won a number of matches this year, but the US have a better head-to-head record.
In the last four Davis Cup matches, USA have won two, while GB have lost two. But there’s plenty of hope for the home side. They will be without one of their most important players, Andy Murray, in the first round clash against Canada. However, their chances of beating the Americans should be boosted by the presence of Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie, the current world No.8 in singles and the former world No.1 in doubles.
Matches delayed for national one-minute silence
After the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a lot of sporting events were postponed. Several sports had held a moment of silence and tributes to the monarch. In other cases, players were asked to wear black armbands during the matches.
All domestic and international cricket matches will resume this weekend. A national minute of silence will be observed before each match. Some home clubs may also hold a moment of silence before kick-off.
As a mark of respect, the national anthem will be played. The players will wear black armbands and ribbons.
Tennis matches will also be affected by the one-minute pause in play. Before the start of practice, a minute of silence will be held.
The US Open also held a minute of silence. The tournament had a photomontage with tributes to the Queen. It also included a moment of silence prior to the first men’s semi-final.
Finals to feature 16 teams
In September, the Davis Cup will make its return to the UK and Europe. This will be the first time that the event will take place in the United Kingdom since 2018. It will also be the first time that Britain has hosted a Davis Cup tie in seven years.
Last year’s competition was held in Spain. It featured 18 teams. The winners advanced to the semi-finals. During the group stage, teams played round robin matches in different cities. Afterwards, the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals.
At the quarter-final stage, Andy Murray led Great Britain to a 2-1 win over Argentina. Earlier, Serbia beat the United States. Canada and Germany advanced to the semifinals. Russia and Belarus were suspended from ITF membership.
Earlier this year, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced a refresh of the tournament. For the 2023 Finals, 24 teams will compete. Each team will have four singles matches and one doubles match on a home-and-away basis. Ultimately, 12 teams will qualify for the knockout phase.
LTA bid to stage event in Great Britain
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed its bid to stage the Davis Cup event in Great Britain in the future. The organization has partnered with local tennis partners and is looking to build up the sport in Scotland. It has a mission to raise the profile of the game, while driving participation and awareness.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced its acceptance of the LTA’s bid. The tournament will take place in Glasgow in 2022.
In the future, the LTA plans to take the event to other parts of the UK. They will be working with Tennis Scotland, and other local partners to ensure the success of the tournament. This is a great opportunity to boost the sport in Scotland.
The group stages of the tournament will begin in September, and will run for five days. At the end of this, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-final knockout competition, which will be held at a neutral venue.