Great Britain chosen as one of four nations to host Davis Cup as part of multi-year deal

Great Britain, alongside Germany, Italy and Spain, will host the international round-robin tournament.

The Davis Cup is an international tennis tournament that pits teams made up of the country's best stars against each other in a round-robin format.

The 16 best national teams are assigned to the 'World Group' and compete annually across four weekends each year.

Last year's title was won by the Russian Tennis Federation, with world No.2 Daniil Medvedev as their captain.

The hosts for the 2022 tournament group stage were announced on Thursday morning, with Great Britain selected alongisde Germany, Italy and Spain.

For the matches in Great Britain, Glasgow's Emirates Arena has been chosen as the 2022 venue.

The matches in Glasgow are scheduled to take place in September, running from the 14th to the 18th.

Other cities chosen to host are Bologna, Hamburg and Malaga. The top two teams from each group will then progress to the knock-out stages, due to be held in November at a venue yet to be decided.

Following the announcement, David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation, said: "I would like to congratulate the four winning host nations on their successful bids.

"As a key priority of the ITF 2024 strategy, we are very proud of how far the Davis Cup has come through its rich history.

"We are committed to the future success of the event, while retaining the traditional elements of what is the men's World Cup of tennis.

"This includes its unique atmosphere and showcasing the event throughout the year at different cities across the world, bringing Davis Cup to more audiences."

Britain's governing body, LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) also released a statement following the announcement, and were "thrilled to be bringing the excitement of the Davis Cup back home" after the first tournament took place in Britain over 100 years ago.

LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd added: "Over the years we have seen exactly how much this competition has meant to both players and supporters, and it plays a big part in our ambition to stage more events around Great Britain, enabling us to open up tennis to more people."

The LTA intends to take the event around the country in future years, while also remaining in the running to host this year's Billie Jean King Cup - the end-of-season WTA Tour finals.

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