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How to watch the Davis Cup Finals: Live stream the world cup of tennis

Matt Reed
23 Nov 2022
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As the premier international competition of men’s tennis, the Davis Cup Finals are a momentous occasion at the end of the tennis calendar. Following the group stage of the tournament in September, the final eight nations will battle it out for the world title from 22 November, with the final taking place on 27 November.

All the matches will be played in Malaga, so to see every game, set and match unfold from the UK and the US, you’ll need to subscribe to Tennis Channel. To find out how to watch the Davis Cup Finals from anywhere else in the world, read on.

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What is the Davis Cup?

Unlike the majority of other tennis competitions, the Davis Cup isn’t between individuals but teams. These teams are set by nationality, with the Davis Cup often billed as tennis’ equivalent to football’s FIFA World Cup since it is a knock-out style tournament run by the International Tennis Federation, and is a rare opportunity for tennis players who usually represent themselves to don their national colours and enjoy team camaraderie.

How does the Davis Cup work?

While the Davis Cup Finals in November are a knockout competition, the Davis Cup as a whole is spread over the course of a calendar year. Original qualifying matches were held in March to determine who would make the group stage of the competition.

The following group stage fixtures – between 16 countries (12 winners from the qualifying rounds, the two finalists from last year’s competition and two additional wild card picks) – took place in September across the four cities of Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia to determine who would make it to the finals in Malaga. Teams were split into four groups of four where the top two teams would qualify and the results can be seen below with each nation’s respective match wins (W) and losses (L). In instances where teams had level victory-to-loss ratios, the aggregate number of individual games won and lost determined who was placed higher. All fixtures were played as a best of three, with two singles and one doubles match.

GROUP AGROUP BGROUP CGROUP D
Italy (W3, L0)Spain (W2, L1)Germany (W3, L0)Netherlands (W3, L0)
Croatia (W2, L1)Canada (W2, L1)Australia (W2, L1)United States (W2, L1)
Sweden (W1, L2)Serbia (W2, L1)France (W1, L2)Great Britain (W1, L2)
Argentina (W0, L3)South Korea (W0, L3)Belgium (W0, L3)Kazakhstan (W0, L3)

Up next is the knockout fixtures from 22-27 November with the final eight nations needing to battle through the quarter-final, semi-final and final should they want to be crowned champion

Davis Cup Finals 2022: Fixture schedule

There will be seven fixtures across six days of tennis action in Malaga for the Davis Cup Finals 2022.

STAGEFIXTUREDATETIME
Quarter-finalsAustralia vs Netherlands22 November4pm CET (3pm GMT)
Croatia vs Spain23 November4pm CET (3pm GMT)
Italy vs United States24 November10am CET (9am GMT)
Germany vs Canada24 November4pm CET (3pm GMT)
Semi-finalsAustralia or Netherlands 
vs
Croatia or Spain
25 November4pm CET (3pm GMT)
Italy or United States
vs
Germany or Canada
26 November1pm CET (12pm GMT)
FinalFinalist vs Finalist27 November1pm CET (12pm GMT)

How to watch Davis Cup Finals in the UK: Tennis Channel

While the group stage of the Davis Cup was aired on BBC, the FIFA World Cup schedule appears to have got in the way of the free-to-air broadcaster finding space for the showdown between the final eight nations. Instead, Tennis Channel shall be broadcasting the event in the UK.

To subscribe and watch all the action on any device of your choosing, it’ll cost either £2.49/mth for a month-to-month plan – ideal if you only want to watch the Davis Cup – or you can save 8% by signing up for a yearly subscription of £24.99/yr. In return, you’ll get access to a 24/7 TV channel of tennis action and programming, including documentaries, tennis instruction and other intimate access with players. All that is also available on demand to watch at your leisure.

Whatever package you prefer though, you can choose a seven-day trial to see if you like the look of Tennis Channel first.

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How to watch Davis Cup Finals in the United States: Tennis Channel Plus

As it did during the group stage of the competition, Tennis Channel will show coverage of the Davis Cup Finals across its network in the US. That means you can catch all the action via its linear television network, Tennis Channel, its secondary channel T2 (free on Samsung TV Plus) or using its subscription streaming service Tennis Channel Plus. 

As with Tennis Channel in the UK, this lets you access a whole range of Tennis content. And while the Tennis season has almost closed out for 2022, signing up will get you in the swing of things for 2023 since Tennis Channel has broadcasting rights for the four majors – US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open – and is the exclusive US home of all men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour competitions like the Laver Cup and Billie Jean King Cup. Plus, there’s heaps of on-demand content from short-form clips to on-demand matches and full-length films.

Subscribe to Tennis Channel Plus


How to watch Davis Cup Finals anywhere in the world: a good VPN

Should you be abroad during the battle between the final eight of the Davis Cup, don’t fret: you can access all the action via a reputable VPN service. We've listed two of our favourites below.

ExpressVPN: This is our top pick for streaming live sport and for good reason: it’s simple to get to grips with, can be used simultaneously across five devices and crucially, offers the fastest speeds around. You’ll always know that speed via the built-in speedometer, and there are many other interface tools like a kill-switch, plus nifty features including split-tunnelling functionality. Expert Reviews readers can grab three months for free down below too.

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NordVPN: Another of our favourites is NordVPN. Why? Well, with speeds of 25Mbits/sec, every point of the Davis Cup can be watched without delay. You’re also well protected, as it boasts excellent privacy that has even been independently audited by PwC, and has been packaged into an attractive package.

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