LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2023 – Tennis Channel; its free, ad-supported streaming TV channel T2; and subscription-service Tennis Channel Plus would be the unique U.S. media house of the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage September 12-17. The six-day occasion will function 16 nationwide groups in 4 European cities, with the possibility to be one of many eight that can qualify for the Davis Cup Finals in November. Amongst them is the USA, which first performs Wednesday, Sept. 13, in opposition to Croatia at 9 a.m. ET.
The annual “World Cup of Males’s Tennis,” Davis Cup has been performed since 1900, with the USA successful the title a document 32 occasions. Tennis Channel platforms’ day by day protection begins at 8 a.m. ET (www.tennischannel.com/schedule). The 16 nations which have certified for the Finals Group Stage this week are separated into 4 teams of 4 groups every. Competitors will happen in Bologna, Italy; Manchester, England; Break up, Croatia; and Valencia, Spain.
All three of the USA Davis Cup matches this week will start at 9 a.m. ET. After battling Croatia on September 13, the staff will face Netherlands on Thursday, Sept. 14, and Finland on Saturday, Sept. 16. The pinnacle-to-head matchups will air on Tennis Channel.
The People are led by World No. 11 singles star Frances Tiafoe, a fan favourite who reached the US Open singles quarterfinals final week after advancing to the occasion’s semifinals in 2022. He will likely be joined by Tommy Paul, who made it to the fourth spherical of the US Open singles match this 12 months. Their teammate Mackenzie McDonald lately posted his finest consequence at an ATP Masters 1000 occasion, attending to the singles quarterfinal in Toronto final month and reaching a career-high World No. 43 rating.
The U.S. squad is simply as robust on the doubles aspect, with World No. 5 doubles star Rajeev Ram having gained his Open Period-record third consecutive US Open crown on Friday. World No. 1 doubles participant Austin Krajicek is having a profession 12 months as nicely. After successful his first main doubles championship at Roland Garros (generally known as the French Open), he achieved the highest rating in males’s doubles in June and once more this week. On the US Open, Krajicek additionally marched into the doubles semifinals, the place he misplaced to his Davis Cup teammate Ram.
The US is captained by Bob Bryan who, along with his brother Mike, are thought of by many to be the best doubles staff of all time. The Bryans contributed to the championship gained by the newest American staff to seize the Davis Cup, in 2017.
Yearly, Davis Cup competitors is basically an all-star match with most of the recreation’s finest tennis gamers. With Tiafoe, top-ranked males set to compete this week embody Holger Rune (Denmark), Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) and Alexander Zverev (Germany). Listed below are the swimming pools for the 2023 Davis Cup Finals Group Stage:
- Group A (Bologna, Italy): Canada, Chile, Italy, Sweden
- Group B (Manchester, England): Australia, Britain, France Switzerland
- Group C (Valencia, Spain): Czech Rep., Serbia, South Korea, Spain
- Group D (Break up, Croatia): Croatia, Finland, Netherlands, United States
Davis Cup competitors this week will likely be included with Tennis Channel’s Middle Courtroom protection, which can deliver viewers males’s and ladies’s tennis happening world wide on the similar time.