The brand new partnership has been established to allow strategic collaboration on the competitors’s governance and evolution, with ATP granted two of six seats on a newly fashioned Davis Cup Occasion Committee alongside the ITF and Kosmos, long-term buyers and promoters of the competitors. The partnership formally brings ATP and ITF collectively throughout Davis Cup for the primary time in historical past in a mixed effort to maximise the success of the historic crew competitors as the lads’s World Cup of Tennis.
The Davis Cup Finals and Qualifier ties now develop into an official a part of the 2023 ATP Tour calendar, happening in weeks 5, 37 and 47, with elevated promotion on ATP channels. This integration will assist gamers in planning their annual schedule when chosen to play of their nationwide Davis Cup crew. The Finals will proceed below its present format, providing $15 million in participant prize cash in 2023.
Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman: “Our focus is at all times on creating the absolute best experiences for our followers and gamers. Delivering compelling worldwide crew competitions that dovetail with the year-round calendar and proceed to innovate is a crucial a part of that. The Davis Cup has an extremely wealthy historical past and we’re excited to see this necessary new alliance drive the occasion ahead from 2023.”
David Haggerty, ITF President: “This announcement heralds an necessary new alliance between the ITF, Kosmos and ATP which additional strengthens the significance of crew competitors and Davis Cup’s distinctive position in elite males’s skilled tennis. A part of the Olympic Qualification Pathway, Davis Cup is the most important annual males’s crew competitors in sport and the only males’s crew competitors within the professional tennis calendar the place groups are formally chosen by their nation. Along with the ladies’s Billie Jean King Cup, it reveals the ITF’s full dedication to delivering spectacular tournaments that gamers like to play and electrifying battles between nations which followers within the stadium and complete nations like to get behind.”
Enric Rojas, Kosmos Tennis CEO: “It’s a crucial settlement for all three events and particularly for the gamers. Within the final three years, the format of the competitors has been improved to succeed in a larger variety of followers, generate a larger affect and facilitate the participation of one of the best gamers on the earth. We stay up for seeing the occasion develop even additional within the coming years.”
Davis Cup recorded its highest ranges of nationwide participation in its historical past in 2022, with 137 nations competing on this 12 months’s version throughout all ranges of the competitors. The ITF’s Davis Cup runs alongside its sibling, the ladies’s World Cup of Tennis, the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge.
Additional details about the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals might be discovered right here.
About The ATP
As a world governing physique of males’s skilled tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion international followers, showcase the world’s biggest gamers on the most prestigious tournaments, and encourage the following era of followers and gamers. From Australia to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the celebs of the sport battle for titles and Pepperstone ATP Rankings factors at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 occasions, and Grand Slams. All roads lead in the direction of the Nitto ATP Finals, the celebrated season finale held in Turin, Italy. That includes solely the world’s prime 8 certified singles gamers and doubles groups, the event additionally sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, offered by Pepperstone, the last word achievement in tennis. For extra info, please go to www.ATPTour.com.
About The ITF
The Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) was based in 1913 because the world governing physique of tennis to make sure the long-term development and sustainability of the game. The ITF works to ship tennis for future generations in affiliation with 213 Nationwide Affiliation members. The ITF is custodian of the foundations and rules that govern worldwide and nationwide competitors. It’s chargeable for the worldwide growth of tennis in all 4 corners of the globe, the science and know-how behind the sport and schooling and development of coaches and officers. The ITF is chargeable for the ITF World Tennis Tour, the worldwide professional tennis pathway from juniors to the best ranges of the sport with 1,000+ tournaments for women and men. The ITF is the principle supplier of worldwide crew competitions, with the most important annual competitions in sports activities, the ladies’s and males’s World Cup of Tennis, Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup. The ITF additionally oversees Wheelchair Tennis crew and particular person competitors, in addition to Seashore Tennis, the ITF Juniors circuit and the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour for gamers aged 30 to 90+. For extra info, please go to www.itftennis.com.
Based and chaired by skilled soccer participant Gerard Piqué, and backed by Hiroshi Mikitani, the Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, Kosmos was born in 2017 with the intention to remodel the Sports activities & Leisure business by progressive investments and trustable partnerships. Kosmos is constructing a world portfolio of sports activities, media and leisure belongings, leveraging strategic synergies throughout types of content material, platforms, applied sciences and geographies. Kosmos has already launched a number of verticals to develop distinctive alternatives within the sports activities world over the past years: Kosmos Tennis, Kosmos Administration, Kosmos Soccer, Kosmos Studios and Kosmos Media. Kosmos Tennis is a subsidiary of Kosmos targeted on the event and group of world tennis occasions. In 2018, they signed a 25-year settlement with the Worldwide Tennis Federation to arrange and develop the Davis Cup, the world’s largest worldwide tennis competitors born in 1900. The settlement between Kosmos and the ITF caused a change within the format of the competitors with the intention of turning into the ‘World Cup’ of tennis, reaching a bigger variety of followers and being extra enticing to manufacturers. At the moment, the competitors has a gaggle stage in 4 completely different venues with the 16 greatest nations on the earth, and a remaining stage with one of the best eight. The intention of the groups and gamers is to carry the trophy in November.