WHITE PLAINS, July 14, 2018
The U.S. vs. Croatia Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semi-final tie will be held in Zadar, Croatia, and not Split, the Croatian Tennis Association announced on Friday.
An 8,000-seat outdoor stadium will be built next to the Višnjik Sports Center in Zadar and will now be the site of the Sept. 14-16 tie, which will still be played on a red clay court. The original site announced in May was a temporary outdoor red clay court on Znjan Beach in Split.
Croatia holds a 4-0 record over the U.S. in Davis Cup competition. Croatia is the only country that the U.S. has a winless record against. The two countries last faced off in the 2016 World Group Quarterfinal in Portland, Oregon, with Croatia winning the tie, 3-2, after trailing 0-2 after the first day of play. The two nations also met in 2003 in Zagreb, in 2005 in Los Angeles, and in 2009 in Porec.
The United States advanced to this year’s semi-final by sweeping Belgium, 4-0, in April’s quarterfinal at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tenn. Croatia defeated Kazakhstan, 3-1, in Varazdin, Croatia, to reach the semi-final. The U.S. is competing in the stage of the final four teams for the first time since 2012. The U.S. last won the Davis Cup title in 2007 over Russia.