IT's official: Davis Cup Quarterfinal coming to Boise
Boise will host event in April
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It is official; the Davis Cup is coming to Boise. The prestigious event picked the City of Trees for its beauty and its great fans. Plus, Boise also has another ace. Boise State's biggest fan and tennis ambassador, Tennis Coach Greg Patton is yet another reason the Davis Cup is coming.
“And so, when they say, do dreams come true? You are looking at a dream come true,” said Broncos Tennis Coach Greg Patton.
Coach Greg Patton has been a tennis legend in Boise for decades and is being given a lot of credit for the Davis Cup coming to Boise Even the world's number one player, Serbian Novak Djokovic is scheduled to be here.
“Davis Cup is the largest annual international team event in the world with 122 nations entered in 2013,” said Jeff Ryan, USTA Senior Director.
This will be a patriotic team USA kind of event that will be played at the Taco Bell Arena April 5 - 7th. The United States has a long and rich history of competition in the Davis Cup. It has the most wins of any nation with 32 world titles. The last one was in 2007. But on Wednesday, it was the City of Tree's that was shining.
“Boise is a perfect stage for Davis Cup. It's the city that loves top athletic competition and one of the strongest tennis communities in the country,” said Ryan.
Everyone from the first lady Lori Otter to BSU's president is excited to showcase Idaho on a national stage.
“The Davis Cup is the symbol of excellence around the world. So it's particularly exciting for us to showcase the quarter finals of the Davis cup right here on the Boise state campus,” said BSU President Dr. Bob Kustra.
You've probably heard that tickets are going to be in the $100 range, but perhaps the most surprising thing is that you may not even have a chance to get one. They estimate these tickets will be sold out in an hour.