Forest Hills, the mythical place that hosted the US Tennis Open until 1977 will receive a duel of Davis Cup the next month. The pending confrontation between Venezuela and South Africa, corresponding to World Group II of the competition for more prestigious teams, cannot be played in the South American country due to the crisis and, therefore, La Vinotinto had to give up the place and agree to play on neutral ground.
New York was chosen as location, as reported by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), after the agreement of the two national federations. Davis Cup series in original format, with the best of five points, will be played over the weekend after the US Open concludes., Sept. 18-19, at the 98-year-old historic Forest Hills Stadium, which hosted the finals of the US Championships and US Open 1923-1977.
Precisely in 1977, in the West Side Tennis Club, the argentinian Guillermo Vilas won the last edition of the US Open held at the venue and on the court Green clay, a surface slightly faster than traditional brick powder. Top international tennis will return to the legendary venue with nothing less than the Davis Cup.