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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Was Davis Cup Tie ever played at Night?

In a first of its kind, the Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie between India and Indonesia will be played under floodlights from April 5 to 7 at the KSLTA Tennis Stadium.

According to Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) secretary CS Sunder Raju, the decision to hold the matches late was to ensure larger public participation during the event.

“We have taken special permission from the International Tennis Federation to stage the matches late in the day, so as to provide the citizens of Bengaluru a chance to come and watch all the ties leisurely.

“On the opening day (April 5), the first tie would start at 3pm followed by the second singles. The doubles match on the second day (April 6) will start at 5pm. The reverse singles on the third and final day will be played from 3pm.

“We expect the ties on all three days to stretch beyond dusk and we have adequate lighting system, as per ITF specification, in place at the Stadium,” he said.

Raju said the Bengaluru public would have an opportunity to watch a full-strength Indian team spearheaded by Somdev Devvarman and Leander Paes.

KSLTA joint secretary P.R. Ramaswamy said: “The centre court and practice court have been re-laid at the request of All India Tennis Association. They wanted a slower surface and we had specialists from Delhi to re-do the surface and it is ready now. The players’ lounge and other facilities at the Stadium are being re-furbished.

“The tickets will be moderately priced and will go on sale from early next week. A special discount is being offered to clubs and academies for bulk purchase.”

The KSLTA has formed an organising committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashoka as chairman.

KSLTA had last hosted a Davis Cup tie in August 1985, when India met Sweden in the quarter-finals. The formidable Swedish squad of Mats Wilander, Andres Jarryd, Stefan Edberg and Joakim Nystrom defeated a vintage Indian team comprising Vijay Amritaj, Anand Amritraj, Ramesh Krishnan and Sashi Menon 4-1.

The KSLTA turned the clay courts into grass for that tie to suit the Indian players as the Swedes were specialists on clay.

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Re: Was Davis Cup Tie ever played at Night?

Thought the 2004 Final Roddick v Nadal match was at night

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Re: Was Davis Cup Tie ever played at Night?

In Canada they usually play at night
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Re: Was Davis Cup Tie ever played at Night?

Originally Posted by Julián Santiago View Post
In Canada they usually play at night
Not true. When it is held in Toronto or MTL it's usually 4pm local time at the latest. When it's in Vancouver they are 3 hours behind, so it may be about 7pm Eastern time but it is still 4pm local time.

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