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How to watch the 2021 Davis Cup finals: Date, time, TV channel, streaming info and explanation of event

24 Nov 2021 | 08:34

The Davis Cup finals are scheduled to take place from Nov. 25 to Dec. 5 and will include 25 matches. All the action can be watched on either CBS Sports Network, the CBS Sports apps or PlutoTV.

Below is a look at everything you need to know heading into the Davis Cup Finals, including the entire broadcast schedule:

Who will participate?
The Finals will include 18 teams, 12 qualifiers, last year’s four semifinalists and two wild card nations.

The 12 qualifiers are Australia, Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden and the United States. Last year’s semifinalists were Spain, Canada, Great Britain and the Russian Tennis Federation. Rounding out the 18 teams are France and Serbia, the two wild card nations.

How will the finals work?
The teams involved will compete in six round-robin groups comprised of three teams. Following those results, the six group winners, along with the two second-place teams with the best records based on sets and games won, will then move on to the quarterfinals.

A knockout phase will then determine the winner of the Davis Cup.

Tournament schedule:
Thursday, November 25: Group Stage

France vs. Czech Republic, 10 a.m., Group C, TV: CBS Sports App
Canada vs. Sweden, 10 a.m., Group B, TV: CBS Sports App
Croatia vs. Australia, 10 a.m., Group D, TV: PlutoTV
Friday, November 26: Group Stage

Serbia vs. Austria, 10 a.m., Group F, TV: PlutoTV
Spain vs. Ecuador, 10 a.m., Group A, TV: CBS Sports App
United States vs. Italy, 10 a.m., Group E, TV: CBS Sports App
Saturday, November 27: Group Stage

France vs. Great Britain, 4 a.m., Group C, TV: CBS Sports App
Serbia vs. Germany, not before 10 a.m., Group F, TV: CBS Sports App
Kazakhstan vs. Sweden, 4 a.m., Group B, TV: CBS Sports App
Russian Tennis Federation vs. Ecuador, not before 10 a.m., Group A, TV: CBS Sports App
Australia vs. Hungary, 4 a.m., Group D, TV: CBS Sports App
Italy vs. Columbia, not before 10 a.m., Group E, TV: PlutoTV
Sunday, November 28: Group stage

Great Britain vs. Czech Republic, 4 a.m., Group C, TV: CBS Sports App
Germany vs. Austria, not before 10 a.m., Group F, TV: CBS Sports App
Canada vs. Kazakhstan, 4 a.m., Group B, TV: CBS Sports App
Spain v. Russian Tennis Federation, not before 10 a.m., Group A, TV: CBS Sports App
Croatia vs. Hungary, 4 a.m., Group D, TV: CBS Sports App
United States vs. Columbia, not before 10 a.m., Group E, TV: CBS Sports Network and PlutoTV
Monday, November 29: Quarter-finals

Winner Group D vs. Winner Group E, 10 a.m., TV: CBS Sports Network
Tuesday, November 30: Quarter-finals

Winner Group C vs. Winner Group F, 10 a.m., TV: CBS Sports Network
Wednesday December 1: Quarter-finals

Winner Group B vs. Second Best 1 or 2, 10 a.m., TV: CBS Sports Network
Thursday, December 2: Quarter-finals

Winner Group A vs. Second best 1 or 2, 10 a.m., TV: CBS Sports Network
Friday, December 3: Semi-finals

Semi-finalist (bottom half) vs. Semi-finalist (bottom half), 10 a.m., TV: CBS Sports Network