White Plains, NY – The United States will play host to Brazil in Jacksonville, Fla. in an opening-round Davis Cup tie next year.
The U.S. and Brazil will meet from February 1-3 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
"There is nothing like playing Davis Cup in your home country and Jacksonville will be a great venue when we host Brazil next year," said U.S. captain Jim Courier. "We were very happy to draw a home match. This could be a great opportunity for players like John (Isner), Sam (Querrey) and Ryan (Harrison) to experience a home court advantage for the first time in their Davis Cup careers."
The U.S. played all three of its matches on the road this year, posting wins over Roger Federer's Swiss team and France before losing to reigning champion Spain in the semifinals.
Team USA is 3-1 all-time versus the Brazilians, including a victory in their last meeting, a first-round tie in Brazil in 1997. The two nations first met in 1932, with the U.S. posting a 5-0 win at Forest Hills, the former home of the U.S. Open.
The United States boasts a record 32 Davis Cup titles, with its last one coming in 2007. The Americans won the inaugural prestigious team competition way back in 1900.
The U.S. is 109-16 all-time in Davis Cup ties played at home and undefeated in Florida (6-0).
The winner of the United States and Brazil will face either Serbia or Belgium in the quarterfinals in April. Should the Americans advance, they would host the quarterfinal tie.