Davis Cup team named for Beaverton quarterfinal
17th-ranked John Isner will lead the U.S. against Croatia
Details regarding the quarterfinal round of the Davis Cup set for Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Tennis Center in Beaverton are coming into focus in a hurry.
The match between the U.S. and Croatia will take place July 15-17 at the center, located at 15707 S.W. Walker Road. On Tuesday, the United States Tennis Association and United States Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier announced that top-ranked American and world No. 17 John Isner, world No. 26 Jack Sock and 16-time Grand Slam doubles champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan will represent the U.S. in the event.
In a partnership with the Oregon Sports Authority, the USTA will construct a 6,000-seat stadium at the tennis center. The best-of-five match series will be played on a temporary outdoor hard court at Tualatin Hills.
The cup is known as the largest international team competition in sport, with 135 nations entered this year.
For Croatia, Davis Cup Captain Zeljko Krajan nominated No. 13 and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, No. 50 Borna Coric, Ivan Dodig (he's ranked No. 15 in doubles) and Marin Draganja (he's a former Top 20 doubles player) to his team.
This is the Cups first return to the Portland area since the finals were held here in 2007, when the U.S. defeated Russia 4-1 at Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is the Cups first competition in Beaverton.
Play begins at 11:30 a.m. July 15, 1:30 p.m. July 16 and at 11:30 a.m. July 17. July 15 action will include two singles matches featuring each countrys No. 1 player against the other countrys No. 2 player. The July 16 schedule features the pivotal doubles match. And the final day of play on July 17 features the two reverse singles matches, when the No. 1 players square off, followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other in the final match. All matches are best-of-five sets until one nation clinches the tie. A revised schedule on the final may be used if a team clinches in the third or fourth match.
The winner of this match advances to the World Group Semifinal, held September 16-18, for a chance to compete for the 2016 Davis Cup title.
Croatia is one of three countries that holds an overall winning record over the U.S. in Davis Cup competition.
Portland holds a special place in U.S. Davis Cup history when we won the title here in 2007, said Katrina Adams, who serves as USTAs board chairman, CEO and president. We are thrilled to bring world-class tennis back to the area with Beaverton as our host and help grow the game in this community. We look forward to fans filling the stands and coming out to cheer on Team USA as we try to move one step closer to the Davis Cup trophy once again.
Tickets are available at usta.com/daviscup or by calling 888-484-8782. Prices for single-day tickets range from $40 to $175 per day and are on sale at the USTA website. For details, go to usta.com.