HomeRegistrationsDavis Cup Final 2018 and Major Changes to Come Jayne Henry November 1, 2018 Registrations 23-25th November 2018 sees France compete with Croatia in the final for the Davis Cup Trophy on the clay court of the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Last year France won the cup for the first time in nearly twenty years with 24,000 eager fans watching the match. With this match on home ground and on France’s favourite surface, could they make it two years in a row? France has been up against up Croatia twice before, and they won the match both times. Big changes for 2019 There are some massive changes ahead for the Davis Cup which will come into play in Madrid next year, with a whole new format that looks set to rival golf’s Ryder Cup. The Davis Cup will become a week long event at the end of the tennis season. It is thought this format will be much more popular, in part due to the fact that the final players will be known after the February qualifiers, much earlier than with the current system. This could mean significant benefits for ticketing, marketing and player planning too. Extra investment Along with the change of format comes a large cash input from investment group Kosmos. This will see 3 billion US dollars invested in the Davis Cup over the next 25 years. Could a Davis plate be your next big investment? Buying number plates as an investment has grown massively in popularity over recent years. With their great track record of maintaining their value or growing in value, number plates are increasingly being seen as a sound investment that you can also have some enjoyment from. The key to investing in plates is to predict future trends. Which plates will become more valuable in the future? Spot a trend before anyone else does and you could just make a tidy profit. Perhaps it’s a good idea to look at plates related to the Davis Cup? If these changes to the Davis Cup format are as successful as it is predicted, interest in the event could soar, and your plates could become very valuable. Plates such as DAV 135B and DAV 135D may be just what you’re looking for to add to your investment portfolio. Plus the great thing about buying a Davis plate, is that there will also be the extra market of people with the surname Davis, so double the appeal!