Gijon to host Spain-USA Davis Cup semi

10 June 2012 03:17

The Davis Cup semi-final between Spain and the United States will be played in Gijon over the weekend of September 14-16, the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) announced Sunday.

In a statement, the RFET said that the tie will be played at the Parque Hermanos Castro in the city, situated on the Atlantic coast in the Asturias region of northern Spain.

"It was hard work getting it there, but we never doubted the tie would take place in Gijon," RFET president Jose Luis Escanuela said in a statement.

"It is the best venue available to us and deserves to host the Davis Cup."

The tie will be the 11th meeting of the two heavyweight tennis nations in the Davis Cup, with both sides having won five of the previous 10 confrontations.

Last year, Spain beat the USA 3-1 in the quarter-finals in Austin, Texas.

Spain then went on to win the trophy, defeating Argentina 3-1 in a final played in Seville.