Captain Jim Courier with Bob and Mike Bryan during the 2012 Davis Cup Semifinals in Gijon, Spain.
© Ron C. Angle
Fans looking to come support the U.S. Davis Cup Team in Jacksonville, Fla., but unable to be there for all three days of the tie, now have the opportunity to purchase single-day tickets for the U.S. vs. Brazil first-round matchup, to be held Feb. 1-3.
The U.S. and Brazil will open their 2013 Davis Cup campaigns at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and fans can begin purchasing single-day tickets on Monday, Jan.14. Tickets for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday sessions will be sold with prices from as low as $40 and up to $180.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling 1-888-484-USTA (8782). Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Three-day ticket packages are also still available, starting at $30 a session ($90 for the three-day package).
The best-of-five match series begins Friday, Feb. 1, with two singles matches, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Saturday’s schedule features the pivotal doubles match. The final day of play on Sunday will feature two "reverse singles" matches, when the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other in the final match.
Play on Friday and Saturday will begin at 1:30 p.m. and play on Sunday will start at 11:30 a.m. All matches are best-of-five sets until one nation clinches the tie. (They are then played as best-of-three sets.) A revised schedule for Sunday may take place if a team clinches in the third or fourth match.
Players will be named to each team not less than 10 days before the start of the tie and Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage.
The U.S. is 109-16 all-time in Davis Cup ties played at home and undefeated in Florida (6-0). This will be the seventh Davis Cup tie played in the state of Florida and first since the U.S. defeated Sweden, 4-1, in the 2004 quarterfinal at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world’s largest annual international men’s team competition with 130 nations competing in 2013. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles, holding a 212-66 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989.