June 19, 2024

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Glasgow to host BJK Cup Finals in November

Suddenly, Glasgow, Scotland has become a major tennis destination.

The city will host one of the four playoff stages of the Davis Cup finals in September.

And the ITF announced Tuesday that it also will be the scene for the BJK Cup finals from Nov. 8-13.

That also means that Great Britain gets a wild card, as host nation.

The event will take place at the Emirates Arena.

It’s a full circle kind of thing; the U.K. has hosted the Fed Cup ==> BJK Cup finals four times – including the first-ever event in 1963, at the Queen’s Club in London.

The U.K. wil join Canada (which squeezed in when Russia was banned from the competition), Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakkhstan, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland and the USA.

ITF president David Haggery said it was a “competitive process”, and the LTA “presented a very impressive bid.” (He might be spreading it a little thickly there).

Great Britain, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and the U.S. are Group D, which will compete for a spot in the final rounds of the Davis Cup in September on the men’s side. That event also will take place at the Emirates Arena.

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