Gijon to host Spain-US Davis Cup semifinal

Spain will host the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals in

the northern coastal city of Gijon.

The Spanish Tennis Federation says the match will be played on

an outdoor red clay court at the 13,000-seat Parque Hermanos Castro

on Sept. 14-16. Gijon is about 235 miles north of Madrid.

The U.S. and Spain have met 10 times in the Davis Cup, with each

winning five. Defending champion Spain has not lost at home since

1999 when it was defeated by Brazil in Lerida.

The other semifinal is between the Czech Republic and Argentina

at the Parque Roca in Buenos Aires.