The USTA announced that tickets for the official Draw Ceremony for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal between the United States and Spain that will include a musical performance by nine-time Grammy Award winning Asleep at The Wheel will go on sale Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. CT. The Draw Ceremony will take place Thursday, July 7 at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater and determines the schedule for the first day of play in the best-of-five match series held July 8-10 in Austin.
Davis Cup Draw Ceremony and Musical Performance
The Official Davis Cup Draw Ceremony will be open to the public on Thursday, July 7, at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. The draw ceremony will feature a special musical performance by nine-time Grammy Award-winning Asleep at The Wheel, followed by the introduction of the U.S. and Spanish Davis Cup teams and the making of the official draw. The event will begin at 12:00 noon (doors will open at 11:00 a.m.) and will be a ticketed event. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Tickets for the event are $5 plus fees, and the USTA will donate its proceeds to the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. CT., and will be available online through www.acl-live.com
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ABOUT THE DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS QUARTERFINALS
The U.S. vs. Spain Davis Cup quarterfinal 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.
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
Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.