David Ferrer announced as new Davis Cup Finals tournament director
Spanish tennis legend David Ferrer has been announced as the new Davis Cup Finals tournament director. The Davis Cup Finals held its inaugural edition since 2019 and Albert Costa had been the event's first tournament director. Three years later, 2013 French Open finalist Ferrer has replaced Costa and is the new Davis Cup Finals tournament director. Ferrer is not a stranger to the Davis Cup, having won three titles with Spain in the competition. "I'm very excited about joining the project,” Ferrer told the Davis Cup website. “The Davis Cup is a unique competition. As a player, it is one of the tournaments that you always want to play because of what it means. You compete as a team, you play for your country, you spend a week with your team-mates and the crowd atmosphere is unbelievable.” Ferrer looking forward to his new role 16 teams are set to participate in this year's group stage of the competition. The group stage will be held across four cities (Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia), between September 13-18. The two top teams teams from each group will progress into the Davis Cup Finals, which is scheduled to take place between November 22-27 in Malaga. "2022 is going to be another exciting challenge for us. Since 2019, we have been working with players, organisers, fans and sponsors to maximise the success of the new format, while maintaining the event’s unique qualities. Using my experience, my goal is to inspire new audiences for the competition both now and in the future," added Ferrer. Ferrer, who retired in 2019, has always enjoyed a strong reputation among fellow players. Ferrer made his Davis Cup debut in 2006 and played his final Davis Cup match in 2018. Ferrer has always had a great level of love for the Davis Cup and he will certainly do his best to elevate the competition to a new level.