May 16th, 2018

Florida Cities — Who Wants to Host the Davis Cup Tennis Final in November?

General News Pro Tennis

The U.S. could potentially host the 2018 Davis Cup final, and the USTA is currently accepting bids for potential hosting sites.

Following the completion of the US Open this coming September, the U.S. squad will travel to Croatia for a Sept. 14-16 semifinal clash that will see the winner advance to the final against either France or Spain. If the U.S. wins its semifinal it is guaranteed home turf for the final, which would be contested the weekend of Nov. 23-25.

With more than 115 years of tradition, Davis Cup is the premier team competition in men’s professional tennis as well as the largest annual international team competition in the world.

The U.S. last hosted a tie in April when the U.S. defeated Belgium at the Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tenn., led by John Isner and Sam Querrey in singles and Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock in doubles. Florida last hosted a tie in 2013 when the U.S. defeated Brazil at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

The U.S. last won the Davis Cup in 2007. That year Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers swept Russia 3-0, a nation-leading 32nd Davis Cup win for the U.S.

Important dates:
July 23: Deadline to notify the USTA of intent to bid
Aug. 6: Deadline to submit a bid to the USTA
Week of Sept. 24: Anticipated date to announce site selection

To view the bid guidelines click here.