Malaga hosts stars of 2023 Davis Cup Final 8 at exclusive welcome event
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Finals take place at Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga (21-26 November). Tickets available here
With just two days to go until the 2023 Davis Cup Final 8 gets underway, some of the stars of the competition were given a special Andalusian welcome at an exclusive player dinner at the Museo de Malaga on Sunday 19 November.
Alex de Minaur (Australia), Lorenzo Musetti (Italy), Cameron Norrie (Great Britain) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada) were among those in attendance, alongside David Haggerty (ITF President), Mark Woodforde (Chair, ITF Davis Cup Committee), Feliciano Lopez (2023 Davis Cup Finals Tournament Director), Francisco de la Torre (Mayor of Malaga) and José María Arrabal (Region of Andalucia, General Secretary of Sport).
Lopez led a Q&A session with players before the teams exchanged gifts with their quarter-final opponents in the impressive surroundings of the museum – set within the Palacio de la Aduana (Customs Palace of Malaga).
The full schedule for the Finals is available here and tickets for the event are on sale here.
The Davis Cup Final 8 gets underway on Tuesday 21 November with defending champions Canada up against Finland from 4pm CET.
The Davis Cup Final 8 is being hosted in Malaga as part of a collaboration between the International Tennis Federation and the Region of Andalucia. This partnership has recently seen the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals held in Seville where Canada won the title, alongside Junior editions of both competitions in Cordoba (won by Czechia and USA respectively).
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About Davis Cup
Davis Cup began in 1900 as a competition between USA and Great Britain. It is now the world’s largest annual international team competition in sport, with a record 155 nations entered in 2023.
About the ITF
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the world governing body of tennis. Founded in 1913, its purpose is to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the sport, delivering tennis for future generations in association with its 213-member National Associations. The ITF oversees the rules and regulations that govern international and national competition. The ITF is responsible for the worldwide development of tennis through its highly regarded global Development Programme, its Science and Technical department which monitors equipment and technology, and its Officiating department which oversees the education and advancement of officials. The ITF organises up to 1,850 men’s, women’s, and junior tournaments on the ITF World Tennis Tour, and manages the ITF junior team competitions, ITF Beach Tennis World Tour, UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour, together with the men’s and women’s World Cups of Tennis, Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge respectively, the two largest annual international team competitions in tennis. The ITF manages the Olympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IOC and the Paralympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IPC and the Qualification Pathways for both events at the Games. For further information please visit www.itftennis.com.
About the Region of Andalucia
The Region of Andalucia, in its capacity as a European Region of Sport has hosted a number of major international sport events in recent years including the Badminton World Cup, the finals of football’s Spanish King Cup, Spain Sail Grand Prix Andalucia, Solheim Cup and Spanish Grand Prix MotoGP.
The Region of Andalucia is home to the ITF’s 2023 World Cup of Tennis events:
Davis Cup Junior Finals, Cordoba (30 October – 5 November)
Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Junior Finals, Cordoba (6-12 November)
Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals, Seville (7-12 November)
Davis Cup Final 8, Malaga (7-12 November)