‘It’s a huge disappointment,’ says Gerard Pique as Davis Cup Finals is postponed until 2021

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There will be no Davis Cup Finals in 2020 after Kosmos Tennis and the International Tennis Federation confirmed that the tournament has been pushed back to 2021.

Tennis has been on an enforced break since March due to the coronavirus pandemic and will only return in August, but there are still major question marks over several tournaments.

The 2020 Davis Cup Finals was due to take place from November 23-29 at Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, but the 18-team event has been rescheduled for November 2021.

“It’s a huge disappointment for all of us that the Davis Cup Finals will not be held in 2020,” Gerard Pique, Kosmos Tennis President, said.

“We don’t know how the situation will develop in each qualified nation, or if restrictions in Spain will remain sufficiently eased, as such it is impossible to predict the situation in November and guarantee the safety of those travelling to Madrid.

“This postponement has no long-term bearing on our collective ambitions for the Davis Cup. The ITF and Kosmos Tennis look forward to delivering an outstanding competition in 2021, when it is safe and feasible to do so.”

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