The Davis Cup Group B nations Great Britain, Australia, France and Switzerland will face off at the AO Arena, Manchester from 12 to 17 September 2023 for a place in the Final 8 of the men’s World Cup of Tennis in November.
Group B will be contested by hosts Great Britain, 2022 runners-up Australia, France and Switzerland, with play getting underway at 1pm UK time each day at the AO Arena.
Great Britain fell in the Finals Group Stage in 2022, finishing 3rd in Group D in Glasgow last year, and will be keen to make home advantage count as they bid to reach the Final 8 this time. Australia and France both competed in Group C in Hamburg in 2022, with the Australians progressing to the Final 8 in Malaga and eventually finishing as runners-up, while France finished in 3rd place in the group. Switzerland will make their first appearance at the Davis Cup Finals, having won their last four Davis Cup ties to return to the highest-level of the competition for the first time since 2018.
It will be the first time Manchester has hosted Davis Cup action since July 1994 when Great Britain played Romania at the Northern Lawn Tennis Club.
The full schedule of play for Group B is as follows:
Tuesday 12 September
France v Switzerland (14th Davis Cup meeting; France lead rivalry 10-3)
Wednesday 13 September
Australia v Great Britain (14th Davis Cup meeting; Australia lead rivalry 8-5)
Thursday 14 September
Australia v France (17th Davis Cup meeting; Australia lead rivalry 11-5)
Friday 15 September
Great Britain v Switzerland (5th Davis Cup meeting; Great Britain lead rivalry 3-1)
Saturday 16 September
Australia v Switzerland (6th Davis Cup meeting; Australia lead rivalry 4-1)
Sunday 17 September
Great Britain v France (24th Davis Cup meeting; Great Britain lead rivalry 13-10)
The Group Stage events will be played in a round-robin format with the top two teams in each group progressing to the Final 8 in Malaga (21-26 November).