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Davis Cup: Croatia v USA Semi-Final Moved from Split to Zadar

Zadar (Photo credit: Tim Ertl Photography)

The Dalmatian city of Split will no longer host the Davis Cup semi-final between Croatia and USA.

The Croatian Tennis Federation has confirmed on Friday that Split will no longer be the venue for the Davis Cup semi-final against the USA with the tie now to be hosted in the Dalmatian city of Zadar.

Croatia will meet the USA in Zadar from 14-16 September. The tie will be played outdoors on clay at SRC Višnjik with a 7,500 capacity purpose-built stand built.

The last time Zadar hosted a Davis Cup match was back in 2016 at Spaladium Arena when Croatia beat France in the semi-final.

Marin Cilic will lead Croatia against USA (Photo: Roland Garros official/Twitter)

Croatia booked its place in the semi-final of the Davis Cup this year after beating Kazakhstan in Varazdin 3-1 earlier this year. Croatia will be led by Marin Cilic and the ever-improving Borna Coric in Zadar.

“It was a really difficult decision. We looked at all segments of the advantages of Split and the advantages of Zadar, organisation and everything else.  One of the big factors in the decision with just two months only until the match, that there is no infrastructure on Žnjan beach at the moment and the risk would be too big,” Nikolina Babic from the HTS said.

In the other semi-final, France will take on Spain at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France.

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