USTA Press Release, May 31, 2018
Croatia will host the United States at Znjan Beach in Split, Croatia, on a temporary outdoor clay court in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal, Sept. 14-16. Znjan Beach is one of the most popular beach locations in the Dalmatia region of Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. A 6,000-seat temporary stadium will be built for the tie.
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 semifinal 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 semifinal.
The U.S. is competing in its first Davis Cup Semifinal since 2012, when a team featuring John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryan brothers fell, 3-1, to Spain in Gijon. The U.S. last won the Davis Cup title in 2007 over Russia.