Fans of international tennis, in particular the Davis Cup team tournament, will be interested to hear that Marbella is due to host a first round tie between Spain and Great Britain in early 2018. A recent announcement from the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) detailed that the popular resort town on Spain’s southern coast has duly triumphed over the historic city of Granada to host the event.
Subject to final approval by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) the fixture will be held at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, arguably one of the most beautiful tennis centres on the world tennis circuit.
The outdoor clay court complex is located on Marbella’s glamorous Golden Mile, close to the marina of Puerto Banús; here the game is played on courts under blue skies surrounded by colourful flowers, and beneath the gaze of a magnificent mountain range.
The Puente Romano Tennis Club centre currently has a capacity for 2,500 spectators but the stands will be expanded to allow seating for a crowd closer to 9,000 people.
Both Spain and Great Britain are capable of fielding players that lead the game in world rankings, including the remarkable Rafa Nadal and amazing Murray brothers. Although it is not yet confirmed that either Nadal nor his Scottish rival Andy Murray will compete, fans can certainly expect to see other great players battle for this early round fixture, such as David Ferrer and Carlos Moya.
Surprisingly, this will be the first meeting between Spain and Great Britain in this exciting team event since 1986, and it will be the first fixture that Spain has played on home soil since hosting Ukraine in Madrid in 2013.
Marbella will host Spain’s Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie against Great Britain from 2nd to 4th February 2018.
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