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Boise to host U.S. vs. Serbia Davis Cup quarterfinals

February 3, 2013 08:27 PM
The U.S. Davis Cup team will host Serbia in Boise.
By Erin Bruehl, USTA.com
After a thrilling 3-2 win over Brazil in the 2013 Davis Cup First Round, the U.S. Davis Cup team moves on to the quarterfinals and will host Serbia, April 5-7, in Boise, Idaho.
John Isner, Sam Querrey and Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Brazil in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 1-3, to advance to the quarters. With the win, the U.S. earns a second consecutive home tie after the spending the entire 2012 season on the road.
The matches in the best-of-five series will be played at the Taco Bell Arena on the campus of Boise State University, which will have an expected capacity of approximately 11,700.
U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier is looking forward to bringing his team to Boise and to potentially facing world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
"We look forward to the challenge," Courier said. "We know it will be difficult. But Boise should be a very hospitable environment for us. We’ll like the altitude there. That should work well for us. We’ll look forward to playing there."
This match will mark just the second meeting between the U.S. and Serbia in Davis Cup competition. Serbia won the only meeting, 3-2, in the 2010 World Group First Round in Belgrade. Djokovic led that team. Serbia is one of only three countries to have a winning record against the U.S. in Davis Cup.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public in late February. Players will be named to each team no later than 10 days prior to the start of competition.