The teams have named their players and big names such as Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz will make their Finals debuts alongside Novak Djokovic, Cameron Norrie, Jannik Sinner, Taylor Fritz and the exciting return of Andy Murray to the Davis Cup.

With less than a month to go to the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2022, the captains of the 16 countries that have qualified for the Group Stage from 13-18 September have chosen their players. Bologna, Valencia, Hamburg and Glasgow will enjoy the best tennis on the planet, featuring up to 11 players from the current top 20 and a feast of exciting clashes. Germany’s world No.2 Alexander Zverev and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, No.4, will make their Finals debut in front of home fans having previously played in the qualifiers. Of particular delight for the crowds in Glasgow will be the return of Andy Murray, who was part of Great Britain’s winning team in 2015.

World No.6 Novak Djokovic will be looking to extend his 55-match record in the competition and try to repeat Serbia’s victory from 2010. He could face Alcaraz in Group B, undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the Group Stage. The fans in Bologna, hosting Group A, are also in for excitement as the presence of home favourite Jannick Sinner (top 12), Argentina’s top seed Diego Schwartzman (top 16), and the experienced Croatian Marin Cilic (top 17) will ensure several high-level matches among the world's tennis elite.

Despite his youth, playing in the Davis Cup is not new for Sinner. He proved his worth with two great victories in the qualifiers against Slovakia, and in the 2021 Finals, despite Italy’s eventual loss to Croatia in the quarter-finals, he beat Cilic in three sets. The Croatian, Davis Cup champion in 2018 and one of the longest-serving players in the competition with 63 matches, is a stalwart of this competition. Schwartzman, meanwhile, has already proved his value for Argentina on many occasions.

Britain's Cameron Norrie, ranked No.11 in the world, will be another star to watch in this Davis Cup. He’ll be playing in front of a home crowd in Glasgow and in the company of Andy Murray, who made such a huge contribution to Great Britain's success in the 2015 final against Belgium, and who now returns to the team after three years. His record of 40 wins and eight defeats speaks of what ‘Sir Andy’ has meant and still means in the Davis Cup. The United States will be a tough opponent in Group D, with Taylor Fritz, ranked No.13 in the world, as the Americans’ top seed.

The Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2022 will bring together an incredible line-up of players on the best possible stage. Let the show begin!