November 23, 2014
Argentina-Israel David Cup tie moved to Florida
Argnetina's Davis Cup tie against Israel originally scheduled for Tel Aviv next month has been moved to Florida, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said today.
Continuing violence in and around the Gaza Strip had prompted the ITF to call for an alternative venue for the World Group playoff tie.
Announcing that the Sept 12-14 tie would now be played in Sunrise, Florida, the ITF said: "The neutral venue was proposed by the ITA (Israel Tennis Association), who retained choice of ground after the tie was unable to be staged in Israel.
"The venue has been approved by the Davis Cup Committee subject to a successful ITF site visit. The tie will be played on outdoor hard court."
Earlier this month the inaugural $1 million ATP Israel Open, also to be held in Tel Aviv, was cancelled by the governing body of men's tennis because of the Gaza conflict.
The ATP World Tour 250 event, which was due to take place from Sept. 15-21, would have been the first high-profile men's tournament to be held in Israel since 1996.