USTA picks Birmingham to host Davis Cup

Published 2:18 pm Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Birmingham will host the 2009 first-round Davis Cup matches between the United States and Roger Federer-led Switzerland on March 6-8.

The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena is expected to seat more than 17,000 for the best-of-five series. It’s the first time a Davis Cup match will be played in Alabama.

Federer, the 13-time Grand Slam singles champion, has said he will play in the first round for the first time since 2004.