Originally Posted by trellaine
I am very confused on how the Davis Cup works? It seems the play Davis Cup year round as if it never stops?
Can someone clarify what . "The World Group first round ties" is?
it's a yearly thing. The World Group is the top 16 nations. Everyone else plays in lower groups trying to get to the top 16. The first round consists of 8 nation v. nation ties, and takes place in Febuary, the 8 winners go to the 2nd round and play 4 nation v. nation ties in july. Those 4 winners play in the semis in september and the winners from those ties play the final in December. The winner of the final is the Davis Cup champion for that year. Then it all starts over again the following year with 16 teams again, those 16 teams consist of the 8 first round winners from the year before, and the winners of 8 playoff matches which take place in september. The team playing in those playoff matches are the 8 first round losers from round 1, and 8 qualifiers who qualify from the lower groups.