The Spanish Tennis Federation has announced that the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal between the U.S. and Spain will be held on an outdoor red clay court at the Parque Hermanos Castro in Gijon, Spain. The semifinal tie will be held Sept. 14-16.
The U.S. and Spain have met 10 times in Davis Cup play, with the series tied at five wins a piece. Spain defeated the U.S. in the 2011 quarterfinal in Austin, Texas, and in the 2008 semifinal on red clay in Madrid, Spain. The U.S. last beat Spain in the 2007 quarterfinal on an indoor hard court in Winston-Salem, N.C., en route to capturing its record 32nd Davis Cup title. The U.S. is undefeated in three road ties under U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier—all of which have been played on red clay—including wins over Switzerland and France in 2012.
Should the U.S. defeat Spain in the semifinals, it will advance to the Davis Cup Final for the first time since winning the title in 2007, and would either host the Czech Republic or travel to Argentina.