BOISE -- The world's most prestigious tennis tournament will make a stop in Boise this week.
The U.S. will face Serbia in the 2013 Davis Cup BNP Paribas World Group Quarterfinal at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. That means world-famous players including the world's no. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic from Serbia will be swinging a racquet right here in the Treasure Valley.
Match play starts Friday, April 5 and continues through Sunday, April 7. The Tennis Channel will present live, daily coverage of the match.
- DIRECTV channel #217
- DISH Network channel #400
- FAVE channel #221
- Cox Communications channel #226 and HD channel #1226
KTVB, Idaho's News Channel 7 will cover the event throughout the week.
Tickets are still available, and start at $35 for a single-day ticket. Find all available tickets at www.idahotickets.com. The Taco Bell Arena Box Office is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parking is a available on the Boise State Campus, surrounding neighborhoods, Boise city parks, and downtown Boise parking garages. Parking spots on campus range from $15 to $25. For complete BSUparking information, see BSU's parking guide.
The best-of-five match series begins Friday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. with two singles matches, featuring each country's No. 1 player against the other country's No. 2 player.
Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Singles A: John Isner (USA) v. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Singles B: Sam Querrey (USA) v. Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Doubles: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v. Nenad Zimonjic/Ilija Bozoljac (SRB)
The final day of play on Sunday includes two reverse singles matches, where the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players going head-to-head.Matches begin at 11:30 a.m. These are best-of-five sets until one country wins three matches.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Singles C: Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Singles D: John Isner (USA) v. Viktor Troicki (SRB)
The U.S. is 110-16 all-time in Davis Cup ties played at home. Idaho is the 34th state to host a U.S. Davis Cup tie. This match will mark just the second meeting between the U.S. and Serbia in Davis Cup competition. The winner of the United States and Serbia tie will play in the semifinals, September 13-15.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world's largest annual international mens' team competition with 130 nations competing this year. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 213-66 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989. For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com.