The Davis Cup He will return to Spain for the tie that will measure the national team against Romania on March 4 and 5, 2022, in the run-up to access to the final phase of the new format promoted by Gerard Piqué and Kosmos Tennis. The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation has proposed Marbella as its headquarters, in tribute to Manolo Santana, recently passed away at age 83.
The Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella (Málaga) will host, in the absence of confirmation by the International Tennis Federation, the eliminatory of the Davis Cup from Spain against Romania, which will be played on March 4 and 5, 2022 and in which the former tennis player Manolo Santana, recently deceased, will be honored. The proposal has been carried out by the Real Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) and the appointment will be made official in the next few days.
With this proposal, the RFET has wanted to make a «heartfelt tribute»To the figure of the disappeared Manolo Santana, He has been linked to the Puente Romano Tennis Club and Marbella for more than 20 years, when he discovered the city at the hands of his friend Bjorn Borg.
In this tie there will be a great act of recognition to the Spanish tennis player who has defended the national jersey the most times in the Davis Cup, and who led the team that reached the first two finals in history in 1965 and 1967, in addition to holding the most records in the competition.
Great figures of national and international tennis will participate in this tribute to be held in Marbella coinciding with the Davis Cup tie. It will be the fourth time Davis Cup visit Marbella. He had previously done it in the Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banús in 2009, and in the same Puente Romano Hotel Tennis Club in 1989 and 2018.
The winner of the tie will qualify for the Finals from Davis Cup of 2022, which will debut a new format of 16 teams divided into 4 groups in 4 different venues, from which the 8 teams will enter the final phase at a fifth venue to be designated, with Abu Dhabi as the great candidate.