France have chosen the idyllic setting of the Monte-Carlo Country Club as the venue for their upcoming Davis Cup quarter final clash with the USA, set for the weekend of 6th – 8th April. This will be the first time that France have played a Davis Cup tie at the venue, which also hosts the annual ATP Rolex Masters 1000 event a fortnight later.
France and the USA boast one of the oldest Davis Cup rivalries, dating back to their first meeting in 1905. The Americans are currently leading the fifteen match head-to-head series 8-7, after they won the most recent clash in 2008. Playing at home has often proved crucial in this fixture. In fact, only twice has the away team escaped with a victory – the USA winning 4-1 in Grenoble in 1982, and France winning 3-2 in Philadelphia in 1927.