Davis Cup Madrid Finals
The new season-ending Davis Cup Finals will take place at La Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain on 18-24 November in 2019. The Finals will feature 18 teams - 12 qualifiers, four semi-finalists from 2018 and two wild card nations.
The 18 teams will compete in six round-robin groups of three teams. The six group winners plus the two second-placed teams with the best records based on percentage of sets won (followed by games won), will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The Davis Cup champions will be crowned after the completion of the knockout phase.
The two teams with the worst record after the round-robin phase of the Finals will be relegated to the Zone Group competition the following year. The 12 teams that finish in 5th to 16th positions will compete in the Davis Cup Qualifiers the following year.
Davis Cup Qualifiers
The 2019 Davis Cup Qualifiers took place on a home-and-away basis on 1-2 February 2019, with 24 nations competing for the 12 qualifying places in the Davis Cup Finals.
The 12 losing nations went on to compete in Zone Group competition in 2019.
The 12 losing nations from the Davis Cup Qualifiers and all other entered nations will contest the Zone Group competition in 2019. These nations will be placed in regional groups based on their Davis Cup Nations Ranking as at 4 February 2019.
Group I will be divided into six Europe/Africa ties, three Americas ties and three Asia/Oceania ties. All Group I ties will be played on a home-and-away basis in September.
The 12 Group I winners will contest the Davis Cup Qualifiers in the following year. The 12 Group I losers will not automatically be relegated but will contest the Zone Group competition in the following year.
Group II will be divided into six Europe/Africa ties, three Americas ties and three Asia/Oceania ties. Group II ties will be played on a home-and-away basis in either April or September.
There will be no automatic promotion or relegation from Zone Group II.
Groups III and IV
Week-long round-robin events will be held in the three regions. The venues will be confirmed once the list of participating nations and hosts have been finalised
Ties at the Finals will consist of two singles matches and one doubles match. All matches are the best of three tiebreak sets.
Davis Cup Qualifiers, Groups I and II
Ties in the Davis Cup Qualifiers and in Groups I and II will consist of five matches played over two days: two singles on day one, followed by the doubles and two reverse singles on day two. All matches are the best of the three tiebreak sets.
Groups III and IV
All ties will consist of two singles matches and one doubles match. All matches are the best of three tiebreak sets.