MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) announced on Monday the national team’s lineup for the 2019 Davis Cup Finals, which will be played next month in Spain.
The Russian team of players lists Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev and Yevgeny Donskoi.
The draw for the 2019 Davis Cup Finals, held on March 21, divided 18 national contenders into six groups of three teams each with Russia challenging Croatia and Spain in Group B.
The Russians will hold their first encounter at the tournament against Spain on November 19. The Spanish team lists Rafael Nadal (2), Roberto Bautista Agut (10), Pablo Carreno Busta (34), Feliciano Lopez (59) and Marcel Granollers (113).
The tournament finals will be hosted by Spain’s Madrid between November 18 and 24.
The teams will be playing two singles and one doubles matches.
At the General Assembly of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in August 2018, 71.43% of the 210 federation’s members voted in favor of the reformation of the Davis Cup tournament.
The ITF has decided to hold the final stage of the Davis Cup tournaments in one location within seven days and with the participation of 18 national teams.
Spain’s Madrid is hosting the final stage of the Davis Cup this year and the next year as well. The 2019 finals will be played at the La Caja Magic stadium, while the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid stadium will host the final matches of the national men’s tennis teams in 2020.
The Davis Cup is a major international sporting event among national men’s tennis teams, which has been held annually since 1900. The competitions currently run throughout the year and the Davis Cup matches are played between national teams, divided into various groups.
The Russian national tennis team won the prestigious Davis Cup competitions twice — in 2002 and 2006.