February 25, 2024

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Tennis Hall of Fame to host Davis Cup action for first time since 1991

NEWPORT — New Zealand and Korea will tangle in Davis Cup motion Sept. 17-18 at the Global Tennis Hall of Fame. 

With New Zealand’s borders shut to global people due to the fact of COVID constraints, a neutral host was needed, and the Hall of Fame — a grass-court location that hosts an ATP Planet Tour just about every summertime — made available its help.

John McEnroe lunges for a shot during a Davis Cup match between the United States and Spain in 1991 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport.

“The likelihood to perform our tie at these a prestigious venue as the International Tennis Corridor of Fame is pretty specific for tennis in New Zealand,” Christophe Lambert, Tennis NZ superior functionality director, explained in a organized statement. “The group at the Corridor of Fame have been awesome in supporting us and we can’t wait around for September.”

“It’s in no way suitable to be unable to play in your individual nation, but we questioned our players to search at it as an possibility — which floor would you pick out to perform on?” Lambert stated. “They mentioned grass, and here we are about to play at a person of the greatest grass-court docket venues in the environment.”