14 Jan 2013

2013 Junior Davis Cup & Fed Cup Finals venue announced


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Photo: Susan MullaneGreat Britain - Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Winners 2011

The Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals will be played at La Loma Centro Deportivo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico from 24-29 September 2013.  This will be the fifth time that La Loma has hosted the Finals.

The International Team Competition for players aged 16 & Under was launched by the ITF in 1985 as the "World Youth Cup" with NEC as the title sponsor between 1988 and 2001.

In 2002 the ITF re-branded the boys competition as part of a new partnership with BNP Paribas to "Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas". The girls' competition was also changed to "Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas" in 2005.

From the competition's inaugural year in 1985 when 44 nations took part in regional qualifying with the top 16 boys' and 16 girls' teams moving through to the Final in Kobe, Japan, the competition has gone from strength to strength. The number of participants has grown to 183 teams from 97 countries in 2012. 

At the 2012 Finals, held in Barcelona, Spain, Italy won the Junior Davis Cup title with a 2-1 win over Australia.  The Junior Fed Cup title was won by the team from USA.  Barcelona had originally been scheduled to host the 2013 Finals but had to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances.



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