Last Thursday 26 October, the Marbella City Council presented its candidacy to host the elimination of the well-known Davis Cup. To this end, the project was delivered by the Mayoress of Marbella, the Councillor for Sports and also had the presence of Manolo Santana.
Andalusia would also have another bid to host the knockout round of the Davis Cup between Spain and Great Britain, this would be Granada.
Finally, Marbella has been chosen to host the first round of the Davis Cup 2018 .
What’s Davis Cup?
The Davis Cup is an international tennis competition organised by the International Tennis Federation. The competition takes place between teams grouped by nationality and has been held for over 100 years.
Spain is currently in sixth place with 5 Davis Cup titles and 4 Subchampionships. Far from Spain and in the first position we find the United States with the chilling figure of 32 titles and 29 Subchampionships.
Development of Davis Cup 2018 in Marbella
In this section we will give you all the details of the elimination of the Davis Cup Marbella in which they will play to move to the next phase Spain and Great Britain.
When will be the elimination of the first round of the Davis Cup Marbella?
The dates chosen for the eliminatoria of octaves of end are from 2 to 4 February .
Where will the elimination be played?
The place chosen to dispute the elimination is the Puente Romano Tennis Club . It is a Tennis Club of the Puente Romano Hotel and has the recognition at European level. It is also affiliated to the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET).
Tennis stars such as John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Manolo Santana have passed through Puente Romano. In addition, they are accustomed to holding national championships such as the Andalusia Tennis Experience.
The installation will have an extension of its stands from the current 2,500 spectators to the 9,000 spectators .
Election of Marbella as the venue for the Davis Cup qualifying round
It is the third time that Marbella will celebrate a Davis Cup in its city. Since 1989, when it was held the first time in Marbella until 2009, the second and last.
It is easy to know why Marbella has been chosen to host the knockout round, as it has a unique sunny climate and pleasant temperatures during the winter. In addition, it has a unique enclave on the Costa del Sol, at sea level.
For the choice of Marbella, has also taken into account the opinion of the Spanish team, from tennis players to Sergi Bruguera, captain of the team.
Benefits over Marbella
Marbella does not need to be placed on the map as it is already well known for all its history, events, exclusivity, celebrities … But one thing does not take away the other, Marbella is increasingly in the media for all events that it hosts as is Starlite.
Celebrating the knockout for the third time will give more impact to Marbella.
As for the economic issue, to host the knockout involves a canon of 400,000 euros plus VAT plus other expenses such as the extension of the bleachers. But this is offset by the economic impact, as it will have a major impact on businesses and related services such as hotels, restaurants, public service …
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