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Get Them While They're Hot... Davis Cup Tickets on Sale Now!

March 8, 2006 10:29 AM
Tickets for the upcoming 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal tie between the United States and Chile at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA, April 7-9, went on sale Wednesday, March 8. Sold as a three-day series, ticket prices range from $90 to $375, with VIP packages available, and can be purchased by calling (888) 484-8782 (USTA).

The best-of-five match series begins on Friday, April 7 with two singles matches beginning at 10:30 a.m. PST, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Saturday’s schedule features the pivotal doubles match, beginning at 12:30 p.m. PST. The final day of play on Sunday will feature two reverse singles matchesbeginning at 10:30 a.m. PST, when the No. 1 players square-off followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other in the final match.

The match will be played on grass and marks the return of Davis Cup play to the site of the United States’ victory over Great Britain in the 1978 Davis Cup Final. World No. 3 ranked Andy Roddick and the No. 1 doubles team in the world, Bob and Mike Bryan, are expected to represent the United States. Other potential U.S. players include No. 9 Andre Agassi, No. 19 Robby Ginepri, No. 21 James Blake and No. 40 Taylor Dent.

The Chilean Davis Cup team is led by No. 14 Fernando Gonzalez and No. 44 Nicolas Massu, who combined to sweep the gold medals in men’s singles and doubles at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Massu defeated American Mardy Fish in the singles gold medal match, then teamed with Gonzalez to win the doubles. Gonzalez also captured the bronze medal in singles.

This will be the fourth meeting between the United States and Chile in Davis Cup play. The U.S. won the three prior meetings, the last in the 1978 Americas Inter-Zonal Final.

AIG is the official sponsor of the U.S. Davis Cup team. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

OLN and The Tennis Channel will air live and same-day coverage of all three days of competition.




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