Davis Cup tie coming to Boise, ID in April
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier announced today that Boise, Idaho, has been selected as the site for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal match between the United States and Serbia, April 5-7. The matches will be played at the Taco Bell Arena on the campus of Boise State University, which will have an expected capacity of approximately 11,700.
The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in late-February. For more information, fans can call the U.S. Davis Cup hotline at (888) 484-8782 or visit usta.com/daviscup.
The best-of-five match series begins Friday, April 5, with two singles matches, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Saturday’s schedule features the pivotal doubles match, and the final day of play on Sunday includes two “reverse singles” matches, where the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players going head-to-head. All matches are best-of-five sets until one country wins three matches.
This will be the second consecutive home tie for the U.S. Davis Cup team after winning the 2013 World Group First Round in Jacksonville, Fla., against Brazil. This will be just the third home match as U.S. Davis Cup Captain for Courier and just the fourth home tie for the U.S. since 2009. In that time, the U.S. team has played seven road matches—all on clay. The U.S. is 110-16 all-time in Davis Cup ties played at home. Idaho is the 34th state to host a U.S. Davis Cup tie.
This match will mark just the second meeting between the U.S. and Serbia in Davis Cup competition. Serbia won the only meeting, 3-2, in the 2010 World Group First Round in Belgrade by a Novak Djokovic-led team. Serbia is only one of three countries to have a winning record against the U.S. Davis Cup Team.
Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the U.S. vs. Serbia Davis Cup match.
The site selection is subject to final approval by the International Tennis Federation.
The winner of the United States and Serbia tie will play in the semifinals, September 13-15.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world’s largest annual international men’s team competition with 130 nations competing this year. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 213-66 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989. For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com.
Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.
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