Tennis - The first round Davis Cup World Group tie next season between Australia and France will be held in the Vendee region of western France according to a statement released by the French Tennis Federation on Friday.
The tie will take place on January 31st-February 2nd. The stadium has a 4,173-seater and the surface has yet to be decided.
This will be the first meeting between the two nations since the 2001 final in Melbourne which France won 3-2.
France have won the Davis Cup nine times and Australia 28 times.
Australia has beaten France in 10 of the 14 ties they have played in Davis Cup history.
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.