Davis Cup play opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Tualatin Hills
T-Hills Tennis Center hosting some of the world's best in Davis Cup quarterfinal
Some of the world's best tennis players are ready to strut their stuff at Beaverton's Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, 15707 S.W. Walker Road.
On Friday, the opening day of play in the best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Croatia, the No. 1 singles player from each country will square off against the No. 2 player from the opposing country. The exact order of play was determined at Thursdays Draw Ceremony at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
On Saturday, competition features the pivotal doubles match. The event concludes Sunday with the reverse singles, starting with each countrys No. 1 player squaring off followed by the No. 2 players. Each match is best-of-five-sets until one nation wins three matches and clinches the win. The remaining matches, if any, are played as best-of-three sets.
Fridays singles play will first feature world No. 26 and the United States No. 2 player Jack Sock against Croatias top player and world No. 12 Marin Cilic. Sock and Cilic have never faced each other on the ATP World Tour.
Sock made his debut on the U.S. Davis Cup team last year in the World Group Playoff in
Uzbekistan, where he won both of his singles matches, becoming the first American since John McEnroe in 1978 to win twice in a Davis Cup debut. He holds a 2-1 record in Davis Cup singles play.
Cilic, who won the 2014 US Open singles title and 14 ATP singles titles, holds an 18-8 singles record in Davis Cup play, competing in his first Davis Cup in 2006.
In the second match of the day, world No. 16 and the United States top player John Isner will face off against world No. 54 Borna Coric. Isner and Coric have also never faced each other on the ATP Tour. Isner, who played in this years World Group First Round in Australia, holds a 10-9 singles record in Davis Cup competition, while Coric is 4-4, playing in the Davis Cup for the first time in 2013, where he faced Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
Croatia holds a 3-0 record over the United States in Davis Cup, one of only three countries that hold a winning record over the U.S.
Tickets are available and may be purchased by visiting usta.com/daviscup or by calling 888-484-8782.
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.
Davis Cup Quarterfinal
Friday, 11:30 a.m. Singles A: Jack Sock (USA) vs. Marin Cilic
Singles B: John Isner (USA) vs. Borna Coric
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Doubles: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) vs. Ivan Dodig/Marin Draganja
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Singles C: John Isner (USA) vs. Marin Cilic
Singles D: Jack Sock (USA) vs. Borna Coric
Where to Watch
Tennis Channel will air live daily coverage on Friday and Sunday at noon PT/3 p.m. ET and on Saturday at 2 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET.