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15 August 2014

Israel versus Argentina tie to be held in Sunrise


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The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie between Israel and Argentina will be hosted by the Israel Tennis Association (ITA) at the Sunrise Tennis Club in Sunrise, Florida, USA on 12-14 September.

The neutral venue was proposed by the ITA, who retained choice of ground after the tie was unable to be staged in Israel. The venue has been approved by the Davis Cup Committee subject to a successful ITF site visit. The tie will be played on outdoor hard court.

The Sunrise Tennis Club, that will provide a seating capacity of around 2,000 for the tie, successfully staged an ATP Challenger event for several years between 2004-10. Situated in south-east Florida, the city has large Argentine and Jewish communities, so both teams can expect strong support.

This is only the third meeting between the two nations, with Argentina holding a 2-0 advantage. However the sides have not met for 24 years, with Argentina winning 3-0 on their last encounter in the World Group first round in Buenos Aires in 1990. Argentina is looking to retain its place in the World Group for the 14th successive year, while Israel is looking for a return to the top division after a year’s absence.

A total of eight World Group play-off ties will be held on 12-14 September, alongside the two World Group semifinals between France and Czech Republic in Paris, and Switzerland and Italy in Geneva.

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