WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 4, 2011 â€“ The USTA announced today that tickets for the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal between the United States and Spain to be played at the Frank Erwin Center on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, July 8-10, will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 8, at 10 a.m. CDT. An exclusive pre-sale for USTA members begins on Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. CDT and ends on Wednesday, April 6 (or while supplies last).
Tickets are sold as a three-day series with prices ranging from $90 to $500.Â Tickets can be purchased by calling (888) 484-8782 (USTA) or online by visiting texasboxoffice.com.
The competition is expected to include Davis Cup stalwart Andy Roddick, who currently resides in Austin and is second all-time in U.S. Davis Cup singles victories with 33.Â World No. 1 and nine-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal is expected to compete for Spain. This will be the first home tie for U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier, who is in his first year at the helm.Â This is the first home tie for the U.S. Davis Cup team since the 2009 first round in Birmingham, Ala.Â Since then, the U.S. has played in four consecutive away ties.
The best-of-five match series begins Friday, July 8, with two singles matches, featuring each countryâ€™s No. 1 player against the other countryâ€™s No. 2 player.Â Saturdayâ€™s schedule features the pivotal doubles match.Â The final day of play on Sunday will feature two â€œreverse singlesâ€ matches, when the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other in the final match. All matches are best-of-five sets until one nation clinches the tie. A revised schedule for Sunday may take place if a team clinches in the third or fourth match.
This will be the fifth Davis Cup tie played in Texas and first since the U.S. defeated Spain, 3-1, in the 2002 quarterfinal at the Westside Tennis Club in Houston. The U.S. is 4-0 in Texas, including the 1992 Davis Cup Final in Ft. Worth when arguably the best U.S. Davis Cup team ever (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and the doubles team of John McEnroe and Pete Sampras) defeated Switzerland 3-1. A 10-year-old Andy Roddick attended that match as a fan with his family.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the worldâ€™s largest annual international menâ€™s team competition with 125 nations competing this year.Â The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 210-64 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.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.Â A not-for-profit organization with 750,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. Â It owns and operates the US Open, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open.Â In addition, it owns the 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games.Â USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, provides financial support for disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs.Â For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.