The United States will begin its chase for the 2013 Davis Cup title when it hosts Brazil in a first round tie at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Tickets for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round between the United States and Brazil will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m. EST.
An exclusive pre-sale for USTA members begins on Tuesday, December 4, at 10 a.m. EST and ends on Wednesday, December 5, at 11:59 p.m. (or while supplies last). The best-of-five match series will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, February 1-3. Ticket prices range from $90 to $500 and are sold as three-day packages. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or www.usta.com/daviscup or by calling Ticketmaster at 888-484-USTA (8782).
The best-of-five match series begins Friday, February 1, 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. Play on Friday and Saturday will begin at 1:30 p.m. and play on Sunday will start at 11:30 a.m. (start times are subject to change). 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. The U.S. is 109-16 all-time in Davis Cup ties played at home and undefeated in Florida (6-0). This will be the seventh Davis Cup tie played in the state of Florida and first since the U.S. defeated Sweden, 4-1, in the 2004 quarterfinal at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
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 212-66 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.
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. A not-for-profit organization with more than 785,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page facebook.com/usta or follow @usta on Twitter. Tickets on sale Dec. 7, 2012.