Tennis is one of the most popular sports on the planet. It’s fast-paced, and easy enough to follow that fans new to the sport can understand the game fairly quickly. Except for the Davis Cup, which has its own lingo and rules… With the final of the Davis Cup soon upon us, we’ve created a short guide to help you understand what the tournament is about and what to consider before you place your bets. Reading time: 9 minutes Read more Body: As one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the world, the Davis Cup offers tennis punters the opportunity to find quick wins away from the grind of an ATP tour. With matches scheduled throughout the calendar year, culminating in the Davis Cup Final in November, the tournament attracts the…show more content… It is one of the oldest and most respected tennis events in the world.
It’s played out in a knockout format, with ties played between two national teams, and features a total of five games - also known as “rubbers” - four of which are singles matches and the other a doubles match. It is the world’s largest annual international team competition, and is often referred to as the “World Cup of Men's Tennis.”
What makes the Davis Cup famous is its notoriously raucous and partisan audiences, (probably due to players competing within their national teams) and the atmosphere at ties are often far superior to that of almost any other tennis event. It makes for a great spectacle, and not surprisingly the Davis cup is watched by far more people than the singles events.
That being said, it’s also a famous hit with sports punters, and on the four long-weekends that the event is played, there is an increase in traffic to online sportsbooks as fans are keen to capitalize on that unique atmosphere generated by the competition - not to mention its reputation for providing…show more content… Each tie is played at the home of one of the teams involved. They are played out over a 3-day weekend and involve five matches (known as rubbers). Two singles matches are played on the Friday, the doubles match is played on Saturday, and the two remaining and often decisive singles matches are played on the Sunday.
Davis Cup Finals
The eight nations that win their World Group first round ties progress to the quarter-finals, taking place in mid-July. The four winners then progress to the semifinals (played in mid-September), and the winning teams will then contest the Davis Cup final, taking place in late November, and is the final event on the tennis calendar. Those eight teams who are knocked out in the World Group first round ties will enter the playoffs and compete against the winners of each Zonal regions - namely Europe/Africa, Americas and Asia/Oceania. The winners of these ties determine who will represent the World Group the following year.
All Davis Cup groups and zone matches are played out on the same four three-day weekends of the tennis calendar.
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