All the information on the Finals competition format
The Davis Cup Finals take place over the course of eleven days. The Finals feature 18 teams – 12 qualifiers, the previous year’s four semi-finalists and two wild cards.
18 teams compete in a group stage of six groups of three teams. The winner of each group and the two best runners-up will make it through to the quarter-finals.
The Davis Cup champions will be crowned after the completion of the knockout phase.
The nations that finished in 3rd–18th position will contest next year's Qualifiers. These teams had also been eligible to receive a wild card into the Finals, along with the winners of the World Group I ties.
Ties contested at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will consist of two singles matches and one doubles match, all played on one day.
Singles and doubles matches at all levels of the competition will be best of three tie-break sets.
Davis Cup 16-team Finals 2022
The Davis Cup Finals will transition from 18 to 16 teams in 2022 which will be reflected in the competition, as follows.
- The two finalists will automatically qualify for the 2022 Finals. The teams finishing 3rd-18th will take part in the 2022 Qualifiers. Two nations from the Qualifiers will continue to be eligible for wild cards into the Finals.
- The eight highest ranked* winners of the World Group I ties will automatically progress to the 2022 Qualifiers. The four lowest ranked winners will take part in an additional knock-out tie in November, with the two winners progressing to the 2022 Qualifiers and two losers contesting the 2022 World Group I Play-offs.
* Davis Cup rankings as 20 September 2021
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