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Australia to host Davis Cup quarterfinal v USA in Brisbane

USA last won the title in 2007, while Australia hasn't won the international men's team event since 2003.

davis-cup-main The winner will advance to a semifinal in September against either Italy or Belgium. (Source: AP)

Australia will host its Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane from April 7-9. It will be the 47th meeting between the two most successful nations in Davis Cup history.

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Australia beat the Czech Republic 4-1 at Kooyong last month to advance to the quarterfinals, while the Americans had a 5-0 win over a Switzerland team missing Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka in Alabama.

The U.S. won the last time countries met in Davis Cup, taking a first-round match 3-1 last year and has a 26-20 lead overall. The U.S. has a record 32 Davis Cup titles, followed by Australia with 28. The Americans last won the title in 2007, while Australia hasn’t won the international men’s team event since 2003.

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The winner will advance to a semifinal in September against either Italy or Belgium.

Pat Rafter Arena is the venue for the Brisbane International, the annual Australian Open warmup tournament, in January.

First published on: 23-02-2017 at 12:46:47 pm
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