Davis Cup Duel Between Austria and Turkey Set for Bad Waltersdorf: Austria Favored

The duel in the Tennis Davis Cup between Austria and Turkey on September 13th and 14th will take place in Bad Waltersdorf. The Austrian Tennis Association (ÖTV) announced this on Thursday at a press conference in the market town.

This means that the Davis Cup will be back in Styria for the first time since 2020. The decision in favor of Bad Waltersdorf was also made due to the surface; according to sports director Jürgen Melzer, the players wanted to play outdoors on sand.

Austria favored

Austria defeated Ireland 4-0 in February and managed to return to World Group I. Red-White-Red is the clear favorite against Turkey, as Turkey does not have a player in the top 300 in the world rankings. In Austria there are six athletes in the top 217. Initial discussions between Melzer and the top players Dominic Thiem and Sebastian Ofner regarding competing have been positive.

The winner of the duel advances to the 2025 qualifying round, where a place in the Davis Cup Finals will be played. The loser has to assert himself in the World Group I play-off.

Team captain Melzer is satisfied with the choice of location: “In my opinion, it is a great facility where we will have every opportunity to hold a top Davis Cup event. They are making an extreme effort in Bad Waltersdorf to offer us something great there.”

The day after the Davis Cup, the second edition of the ATP 125 Challenger tournament, which was held for the first time last year, starts in Bad Waltersdorf. Back then, a local hero, Dennis Novak, reached the final.

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2024-04-18 10:06:14
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