The USTA recently announced that approximately 300 tickets for the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal between the United States and Spain will be made available to the general public on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. CT. The quarterfinal will be played at the Frank Erwin Center on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, July 8-10.
The tickets will be sold as a three-day series with prices ranging from $90 to $500, and are available in all price levels. Tickets will only be available online by visiting www.texasboxoffice.com, and purchasers will be limited to four (4) tickets per order.
"A number of tickets are always held for contractual obligations. Between our sponsors and our television partners, both international and domestic, we have finalized their allocations so additional tickets can be made available", said Jeff Ryan, Senior Director, USA Team Events. "The USTA is committed to affording this opportunity to as many fans and providing another chance to witness this world-class event held in a world-class city."
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. 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. This is the first home tie for the U.S. Davis Cup team since the 2009 first round in Birmingham, Ala. 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 country's No. 1 player against the other country's No. 2 player. Saturday's schedule features the pivotal doubles match. The final day of play on Sunday will feature two "reverse singles" 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.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world's largest annual international men's team competition with 125 nations competing this year. 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.
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