The Queen's Club confirmed to host GB v France Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarter-final

21/04/2015

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The grass courts at The Queen’s Club in London will be the venue for the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team’s clash with France in their first Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarter-final on home soil since 1986.

Leon Smith’s men set up consecutive last eight appearances with a thrilling win over the USA in Glasgow in March.

This is the first time Britain will be taking on last year’s finalists France since 1992 with either Australia or Kazakhstan awaiting the winners in the semi-finals.

Queen's Club fansCaptain, Smith, said ahead of the tie which takes place between 17-19 July: “Queen's will be a unique and special venue for this quarter-final tie against a very strong French team.

“Our British team have all had very good results as individuals at Queen’s Club, in particular Andy Murray having won the event on three occasions.

“The grass courts at Queen’s are some of the best in the world and our team will look to use the courts and the passionate home crowd to full advantage. The atmosphere and crowd support will be vital.”

What do the players think?

Andy Murray by Getty Images

 

 

 

Andy Murray said: “Queen’s will be a perfect venue for our quarter-final match against France. I’ve been playing at Queen’s for ten years now so I feel very at home there as do the rest of the British team, so it’s a great choice. Fingers crossed it’s a memorable summer for British tennis."

 

 

James Ward added: “We all think that Queen’s is a great choice for Davis Cup. Andy has won the tournament three times, I got to the semi-finals a few years ago and the doubles guys have done well there too so it feels very natural for us to want to play Davis Cup at a venue where we all feel very comfortable.

“The grass courts are without doubt some of the best in the country and the fact that it happens to be in my home town makes it that extra bit special.”

Facts

  • The Queen’s Club was established in 1886 and was the first multipurpose sports complex in the world.
  • Queen’s last staged a Davis Cup tie in 1990. France were the opposition and beat Great Britain 5-0.

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale online at 7am on Wednesday 27 May for British Tennis Members and ticket buyers of all our major events in 2015*. To ensure you don’t miss out, please keep an eye on the LTA website and social channels. 

 

For hospitality enquiries, please email hospitality@lta.org.uk 

 

* Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and the USA, the Aegon Open Nottingham WTA and ATP events, the Aegon Classic Birmingham, Aegon International Eastbourne and the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club.

About BNP Paribas and tennis

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