After it was revealed that the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland will take place in Lillie, France, many fans and pundits were anticipating the announcement of the surface that the French Federation of Tennis (FFT) would select for the tournament.
That surface has now been confirmed as indoor clay at the Pierre Mauroy stadium.
FFT President Jean Gachassin said: “French tennis is really looking forward to hosting such an exciting Davis Cup Final. I am particularly happy that it will be played before a record attendance in the beautiful city of Lille.”
The stadium, which was erected in 2012, can hold a 27,000-person capacity and a retractable roof that will be closed on this particular occasion.
The French team will be spearheaded by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and will feature the likes of Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Julein Benneteau. They reached the final with a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the semi-final.
The Swiss team will feature 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and world No. 4 Stan Wawrinka. The pair teamed up to defeat the Italian team 3-2 to reach their first final since 1992.
The Davis Cup Final is scheduled to take place between Nov. 21-23.