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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 October 2018

Madrid to host new-format Davis Cup in 2019 and 2020

Under format proposed by Kosmos group, headed by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, competition will bring together 18 nations in one place for one week

Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique is the power behind the new Davis Cup format. Reuters
Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique is the power behind the new Davis Cup format. Reuters

Madrid has been chosen to host the first two new-format Davis Cup finals in 2019 and 2020, the organisers of the top international men's team tennis event said on Thursday.

Under a format proposed by the Kosmos group, headed by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, and adopted by the International Tennis Federation in August, the competition will bring together 18 nations in one place for a week at the end of the tennis season.

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