GB, Argentina given wild cards for 2019 Davis Cup finals

Britain have received a wildcard for the Davis Cup

Britain have received a wildcard for the Davis Cup

Argentina and Britain have been given wild-card slots into the finals of the revamped Davis Cup.

They will join 16 other teams in the finals of the competition in November 2019, including 2018 semi-finalists Croatia, France, Spain and the United States.

The lineup will be completed by the 12 winners from qualifiers being held in February.

Madrid will host the first two finals of the newly-transformed Davis Cup. Please read our before commenting.

The makeover of the premier team event in men's tennis has been made by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), in partnership with the investment group Kosmos.

"We are grateful to the ITF for awarding us a wild card entry into the 2019 Davis Cup Finals".

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The current Davis Cup format is a knockout event played February, July, September and November at venues around the globe, with best-of-five match ties following Grand Slam events until the final round.

Australia and Switzerland are replaced as unseeded nations in the draw by the highest-ranked nation from their respective region in order to maintain the allocation of unseeded nations (six from Europe/Africa, three from Asia/Oceania, three from Americas). "We look forward to working with the city to realise our ambitions of elevating the Davis Cup to a new level".

Group winners will advance to the knockout stages along with the next two best-ranked nations.

Kosmos, an investment group led by Pique with Japanese and Chinese support, will spend Dollars 3 billion over 25 years on the revamped 118-year-old Davis Cup.

Simply within the qualification stage will the matches Belgium - Brazil, Serbia, Uzbekistan, and Australia - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, India, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Sweden, Colombia, Austria - Chile, Japan - China.

Now GB and Argentina do not have to play in February's preliminary round, Switzerland and Australia will be seeded for those ties, which may increase the chances of Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios appearing in November.

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