Reno Events Center will host the U.S. Davis Cup team in a qualifying match against Colombia on March 4–5, the first time that the event has been in Northern Nevada.
Tickets will go on sale January 21. The qualifier against Colombia is a best-of-five match series played over two days, beginning with two singles matches on March 4. A doubles match and two reverse singles matches will follow on March 5, with the winner advancing to the 2022 Davis Cup Finals — a 16-nation, multi-city competition held later this year with dates and locations to be announced.
“It’s a privilege to welcome the U.S. Tennis Association to Northern Nevada,” said Visit Reno Tahoe President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Harris. “This is a great opportunity for the Reno Tahoe community to experience professional tennis, and also a great honor for the athletes who work so hard to represent the USA at the very highest level. We’re all looking forward to an exciting tournament.”
Davis Cup has only come to Nevada once before, a 1995 matchup between the U.S. and Sweden at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas that the U.S. won en route to winning the title that year. The United States owns an all-time record of 114-19 when playing at home and last won the title in 2007. The U.S. and Colombia have split their four Davis Cup meetings, with the Colombians winning the latest matchup in the group stages of the 2021 Finals in Turin, Italy.
“Davis Cup events in the U.S. amount to weeklong celebrations of tennis, and we’re excited to bring that to Reno – a region with a rich tennis community and great USTA Section support,” said Megan Rose, USTA managing director, major events.
Davis Cup is the biggest team event in men’s tennis and is the largest international team competition in world sport with nearly 150 nations competing each year. The United States was a founder of Davis Cup in 1900 and is its most successful nation, with 32 titles. Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick and many more have played Davis Cup for the U.S.