The team

Arguably the biggest surprise of the Group Stage came with Netherlands topping Group D in Glasgow. Paul Haarhuis’ team was led by an inspired Botic van de Zandschulp, who won all three of his singles matches, including straight-sets victories against world No.8 Cameron Norrie and No.12 Taylor Fritz.

The Dutch team have been in and out of the Finals over the years – qualifying in 2019 but losing out to Kazakhstan in the 2021 Qualifiers.

Botic van de Zandschulp (NED)

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The Netherlands have never reached a Davis Cup final although they were semi-finalists in 2001, losing to France 3-2 in Rotterdam. In the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2019, they failed to make the knockout rounds, finishing third in Group E.

Captain: Paul Haarhuis

The former world doubles number one came to the captaincy in 2016 after leading the Davis Cup junior team and the Fed Cup team. He holds his team's records for years played (16), playoffs played (27) and doubles victories (16). During his career he won six Grand Slam doubles titles: five with his compatriot Jacco Eltingh and one with Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov.