The highly anticipated Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland finally has a set location and venue. The tie will take place in the northern French City of Lille at the Pierre Mauroy stadium.
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 surface for the final is yet to be revealed.
”All of France waits with impatience for this final,” FFT president FFT President Jean Gachassin said. ”I am particularly happy that it will be played before a record attendance in the beautiful city of Lille.”
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.