Spain to host both Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup Finals

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On Sunday 26 November 2023, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) revealed the host cities for its elite team competitions will remain the same for another year.

During the 2024 Davis Cup draw, it was confirmed that Malaga will host the eight-team final again at the end of next season.

This marks the fifth time the tournament has been staged in Spain since the competition was revamped following an ITF AGM vote that introduced radical changes. It would have been six, but the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Davis Cup venue has the enthusiastic support of local government.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Government of Andalusia, Arturo Bernal, said in a statement: “We have just successfully finished a Final 8 in Malaga and we are already thinking about next year. I thank the International Tennis Federation for trusting us this event.

“It is not easy to organize the Final 8 of this competition in Andalusia for the third consecutive year, but this news shows that we are on the right track and that the Junta de Andalucía (name of regional government) is committed to bringing the best sporting events to Andalusia, which is why it can become the home of Spanish sport.”

The decision came after the conclusion of what they have labelled a successful event in the Spanish city, which drew thousands of fans. The Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena, the competition’s site, was nearly full during Italy’s 2-1 semi-final victory against Serbia on Saturday when Jannik Sinner upset Novak Djokovic in three sets.

In a second boost for the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), it was announced that Seville will host the Billie Jean King Cup again in 2024.

Glasgow hosted the finals this season while Prague staged the decisive round in 2022.

“We’re excited to bring the women’s World Cup of Tennis back to Seville and thanks to our work with ITF member the Real Federacion Espanola de Tenis (RFET), and to our partners the Region of Andalucia who share our vision for the growth of women’s sport, we can now focus on delivering another spectacular Finals for the fans in 2024.” ITF president David Haggerty said in a statement.

Spain haven’t had the greatest season in the team competitions with injuries keeping top players out of action in both Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup competition.

They have wildcards into next season’s group stages in both competitions but the likes of Paula Badosa, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will need to ask for special discretion after failing to turn out for their country in 2023, one of the requirements for entry into the 2024 Olympics.

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