Ferrer, former number 3 in the world, knows the competition very closely, of which he has now been appointed director. He played 20 Davis Cup qualifiers with the Spanish team and lifted the salad bowl three times. “I am very excited to join the project. The Davis is a unique competition. As a player, it is one of the great tournaments that you always want to play because of what it means. You compete as a team, defend the colors of your country, spend a week with your teammates and the atmosphere in the stands is incredible.”
Together with Ferrer, Pato Clavet will be one more year. The man from Madrid joins Kosmos again as deputy tournament director to support the competition department. 16 teams will participate this year in the group stage that will be held from September 13 to 18 in four locations, Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia. The top two teams from each venue will automatically qualify for the grand final in Malaga in November. “2022 is going to be a great challenge again. The new format that began in 2019 has been modified every year with the aim of improving and adapting to the needs of players, fans and sponsors. With my experience, my main objective is to help make this edition of the Davis Cup a great success”, adds Ferrer.
The 16 countries participating in the group stage are Germany, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, England, Italy, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, United States.