Tennis

Davis Cup first arrivals in SA

Pretoria South Africa – Luxembourg arrived in South Africa late Saturday evening and wasted no time in getting onto the practice courts early Sunday at Irene Country Club ahead of their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Group 2 tie next weekend vs South Africa from 4-6 March.

Luxembourg is made up of players Ugo Nastasi, Alex Knaff, Tom Diederich, Mike Scheidweiler and team non playing captain Johny Goudenbour

The South Africa team made up of players Tucker Vorster, Lloyd Harris, Ruan Roelofse, Dean O’Brien and team non playing captain Marcos Ondruska will arrive in the country late Sunday evening.

South Africa is ranked 56 and Luxembourg is ranked 58 on the Davis Cup world rankings. This is the first time the two nations will be playing each other.

Programme for the tie:

Friday 4 March: 9.45am: Opening Ceremony. The first singles match will start at 10am with the second rubber following immediately thereafter.

Saturday 5 March: 12.00pm: Doubles Match

Sunday 6 March: 10am: First reverse singles match, followed by final singles match.

All the matches are played as the best of five sets until a result has been achieved.

Tickets to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Euro/Africa Zone Group 2 South Africa vs Luxembourg tie are available at R100.00 per person and at R250 for a season ticket (three day ticket) via Webtickets.co.za and instore at Pick n Pay’s with Money Counters