Draw announced for 2023 Davis Cup by Rakuten Qualifiers
The ITF and Kosmos Tennis have announced the draw for the 2023 Davis Cup by Rakuten Qualifiers, which took place in Malaga ahead of the 2022 final between Canada and Australia on Sunday.
The 2023 Qualifiers will feature 24 teams competing in 12 home-and-away ties on either 3-4 or 4-5 February. Each Qualifier tie consists of two singles matches on day one, and a doubles match followed by two singles matches on day two.
The 12 winning nations from the Qualifiers will advance to the group stage of the 2023 Davis Cup Finals to be held in the week commencing 11 September. These nations will join 2022 finalists, Canada and Australia, and wild cards Italy and Spain at the 2023 Finals.
The 2023 Davis Cup World Group I Play-offs and World Group II Play-offs will also be contested on the same weekend as the Qualifiers. A total of 72 nations will compete in 36 home-and-away ties around the world at the start of the 2023 Davis Cup season in February.
The full draw for the Qualifiers is as follows:
Croatia (1) (c) v Austria
Hungary (c) v France (2)
Uzbekistan (c) v USA (3)
Germany (4) (c) v Switzerland
Colombia (c)* v Great Britain (5)
Norway (c) v Serbia (6)
Chile (c)* v Kazakhstan (7)
Korea, Rep. (c) v Belgium (8)
Sweden (9) (c)* v Bosnia and Herzegovina
Netherlands (10) (c) v Slovakia
Finland (c)* v Argentina (11)
Portugal (c) v Czech Republic (12)
(#) = seed; (c) = choice of ground; * = choice of ground decided by lot
Davis Cup by Rakuten is the World Cup of Tennis. Founded in 1900, it is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 145 nations having competed in 2022.