Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The ITF confirmed to Seville to host the final against Argentina

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday approved the draft Seville to host the next end of the Davis Cup between Spain and Argentina, which will be played from 2 to 4 December at the Estadio de la Cartuja, reports the Spanish ( RFET). "After monitoring visits conducted last week by representatives of the international governing body, the ITF has confirmed to the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation that the proposal meets all the requirements for hosting this end," explains the RFET. The RFET chose the October 5 to Seville to host the final, after ruling the city of Valencia, an option that initially seemed the strongest to host the final. So it proposed to the ITF. The race for hosting the Davis Cup final 2011 began on September 18 , after Spain beat his match against France and Argentina knew would be his opponent, which placed the whole of Albert Costa and local levels.

Madrid, Malaga, Seville and Valencia showed their interest in hosting the clash. Madrid, in the first place, withdrew from the list of candidates because the technical and most of the players showed their preference for a place at sea level. Malaga then also withdrew from the fight. Valencia and Seville were nominated, finally, as strong candidate. The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation has decided that Seville will be host to submit to the International Federation after reviewing the requirements. Seville will host the final for the second time after the 2004 edition, when the Stadium of La Cartuja, Spain won his second title by winning the United States. Previously, the Spanish team achieved its first success in 2000 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, ​​beating Australia. In 2004 he won the second and third in 2008, the first at home, after winning in Mar del Plata, Argentina. A year later, in 2009, won the Davis Cup quarter after beating again in Barcelona, ​​the Czech Republic. It will be the eighth final of 2011. He lost the 1965, 1967 and 2003 against Australia. Spain, once again, return to the monastery, a stage with seating for 25,000 spectators. Spain and Argentina have faced so far in the Davis Cup three times s, with a balance of 3-0 to Spain. The last time the two countries was measured precisely in the 2008 final in Mar del Plata. Before the Spanish team also won, in the semifinals of the 2003 in Malaga, and in 1926 in Barcelona.


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