Davis Cup structure

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The Davis Cup tennis competition is structured around a number of groups, with promotion and relegation between them.

At the top is the World Group, which competes in a knockout competition. Below that it becomes regional, with an American Zone, Euro/African Zone and Asia/Oceania Zone. Each of these zones contains four groups. The upper two groups play a knock out competition, while the lower two groups play a round robin competition. The winner(s) of each group are promoted to the one above, while the losers are relegated to the one below. There are two exceptions: Group Four countries are not relegated (as there is nowhere for them to go) and Group One winners play-off against losers of the World Group first round to decide who will be in the World Group next year.

Current structure

Level

Group(s)

1

World Group
16 countries

2

Group One American Zone
6 countries

Group One Euro/African Zone
10 countries

Group One Asia/Oceania Zone
8 countries

3

Group Two American Zone
8 countries

Group Two Euro/African Zone
16 countries

Group Two Asia/Oceania Zone
8 countries

4

Group Three American Zone
8 countries

Group Three Euro/African Zone
16 countries

Group Three Asia/Oceania Zone
8 countries

5

Group Four American Zone
7 countries

Group Four Euro/African Zone
20 countries

Group Four Asia/Oceania Zone
8 countries

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