Brisbane scores Davis Cup quarterfinal
Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones today announced Brisbane would host Australia’s Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against the United States from 7 to 9 April.
Ms Jones said it was the first time a Davis Cup tie had been played at the state-of-the-art Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson.
“Securing the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie at the Pat Rafter Arena is a major coup for Queensland tennis fans, following another successful Brisbane International tournament in January,” Ms Jones said.
“With around 100,000 people attending the recent Brisbane International, the Davis Cup tie is sure to be another blockbuster.
“This event will be a major drawcard for tennis fans keen to see the legendary on-court rivalry between Australia and the USA on show at Pat Rafter Arena.
“This will be the 47th meeting between the two most successful nations in Davis Cup history, Australia and the USA.
“Australia has a fantastic Davis Cup track record here at the Queensland Tennis Centre, with the two tie-breakers held here taken out by the Aussies.
“We last won the Davis Cup in 2003, so we’re well and truly ready to cheer on another home soil win and I know Queensland tennis fans are set to get behind captain Lleyton Hewitt and his team.”
Ms Jones said the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinal was proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland, in partnership with Brisbane Marketing.
“The strong partnership between the State Government, Brisbane City Council and Tennis Queensland will deliver another marquee event for our state’s tourism calendar, which is worth an estimated $600 million this year,” she said.
“The winner of this tie will face either Italy or Belgium in the semifinals from 15 to 17 September.”
Multi-session tickets to the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie will go on sale on Tuesday 28 February.