The ITF broke up with Cosmos, an investment company, for the Davis Cup. South Korea and Belgium in the qualifier

January 13, 2023 0 Comments

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that it would terminate the contract with Cosmos, an investment joint venture partner for the Davis Cup, the national men’s tennis competition.  

The Davis Cup, which started in 1900, has been held in a home & away format using weekends four times a year until 2018. Since 2019, it has been changed to a new format with the cooperation of Cosmos, an investment group founded by former Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique. done.

Currently, 24 countries go through a preliminary round where they compete in a home & away format, and the finals qualifiers are confirmed. In September, 16 countries are divided into 4 teams to play the group stage, and the top 2 teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals in November. A tournament is held to determine the winning team.

In a statement, the ITF announced that regardless of the breakup with Cosmos, this year’s schedule will operate as scheduled and the final tournament of the top 8 teams will be held in Malaga, Spain in November. 스포츠토토

On February 4th and 5th, Korea will play the Qualifier match against Belgium on the indoor court of Olympic Park. If Korea defeats Belgium, it will advance to the finals stage for two consecutive years for the first time in Korean tennis history.

South Korea confirmed the national team with Kwon Soon-woo, Hong Seong-chan, Nam Ji-seong, and Song Min-kyu under coach Park Seung-gyu, and Belgium’s David Gofang (singles 53rd), Zizou Bergs (singles 131st), Kimer Kopejans (singles 220th) Johan Bligen (doubles 50th) It consisted of Sander Guille (No. 51 in doubles). 

In the history of Korea and Belgium, Belgium is ahead with one win.

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