Florida to Host Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Play
12 Dec, 2018
The USTA National Campus has been selected as the host for the next three Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals beginning in 2019. This marks the first time that the premier 16-and-under world team competitions will be held in the United States since the 1994 Finals staged in Tucson, Ariz.
The event has been held in Budapest, Hungary each of the past two years, where the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team secured its second consecutive title last week.
The competition includes 16 nations on both the boys’ and girls’ sides, competing first in round-robin groups, then in a knockout bracket to determine the winner.
The U.S. has won five Junior Fed Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017-18) and three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014). Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, and Sloane Stephens. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic also have also represented their respective countries in the junior international team competition.
This will be the third major international event held in Lake Nona joining the ITF Super-Seniors World Championships held last year and the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters was held in November.