|2019 Davis Cup Final|
|Location: Kaha Magica, Madrid Dates: November 18-24|
|Coating: Listen to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, November 20; Live coverage of selected matches on the BBC Sport website and in-app. Click here for a live guide.|
Croatia began defending its Davis Cup title with a 3-0 defeat by rivals from Group B in Russia when a new tournament began in Madrid.
Borna Gojo was defeated 6-3 6-3 by Andrei Rublev, and Borna Korich lost to Karen Khachanov 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 before the Russian couple teamed up to win the final match in doubles.
Russia faces Spain on Tuesday.
In group F, Canadian Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov won, winning 2-1 over Italy.
World number 150 I assigned to beat world number 12 Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-5) 7-5, and Shapovalov fought for Matteo Berrettini, just after his debut in the ATP finals, 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (3 -7)) 7-6 (7-5). Then the Italian couple defeated the Canadian duet in the final match.
And in group D, Steve Darcis and David Goffin both won their singles matches, as Belgium defeated Colombia 2-1.
Eighteen nations are divided into six groups of three, with the group winners and two winners taking the best places in the quarter finals.
Two semi-finals will be played on Saturday, November 23, and two winners will qualify for the finals on Sunday, November 24th.
|Group A: France, Serbia, Japan||Group B: Croatia, Spain, Russia|
|Group C: Argentina, Germany, Chile||Group D: Belgium, Australia, Colombia|
|Group E: Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Netherlands||Group F: USA, Italy, Canada|
|Which of the top 20 in the world plays?|
|Rafael Nadal (Spain) ||Fabio Fognini (Italy) |
|Novak Djokovic (Serbia) ||Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) |
|Matteo Berrettini (Italy) ||Denis Shapovalov (Canada) |
|Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) ||Karen Khachanov (Russia) |
|Gael Monfils (France) ||Alex de Minaur (Australia) |
|David Goffin (Belgium) |
Schedule – who plays when?
Group stage: Monday, November 18 – Thursday, November 21
Quarter Final: Thursday, November 21 – Friday, November 22
Semifinals: Saturday, November 23
The final: Sunday, November 24th