The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier announced today that Austin, Texas has been selected as the site for the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal tie between the United States and Spain, July 8-10. The matches will be played at the Frank Erwin Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Austin is the hometown of U.S. Davis Cup stalwart Andy Roddick, who is second all-time in U.S. Davis Cup singles victories with 33.
World No. 1 and nine-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal said after Spain’s first round win over Belgium that he was committed to compete in the Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States.
This will be the first home tie for Courier, who is in his first year as U.S. Davis Cup Captain, and the first home tie for the U.S. since it defeated Switzerland in the 2009 first round in Birmingham, Ala. Since then the U.S. has played in four consecutive away ties.
“We are excited to play in Austin as we have not hosted a tie in the U.S. for quite some time,” said Courier, who made his debut as captain in the United States’ first round win over Chile earlier this month. “We will be ready to use our crowd’s energy for what promises to be an exciting and challenging tie versus Spain.”
The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public the week of April 4th. For more information, fans can call the U.S. Davis Cup hotline at (888) 484-8782 or visit www.usta.com/daviscup.