Spain's Royal Tennis Federation has selected the city of Benidorm as host for the first round of the 2009 Davis Cup World Group matches, which will see Spain face Serbia in March. The Spanish side for the Davis Cup will be kicking off the first round of championship matches against a Serbian team captained by Novak Djokovic. To be held from 6th to 8th March 2009, the games will be played at a 14,000-capacity venue within the Terra Mítica theme park. The winners of this first round will then go on to face the winners of the Germany versus Austria showdown in a duel that will also take place on Spanish courts.
The choice of Benidorm as the scene for the first round of the Davis Cup's World Group is yet another great triumph for the city and for the Region of Valencia in terms of hosting major sporting events, with Benidorm having already successfully staged the final of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, the beach football European qualifiers for the World Cup and the Spain versus France under-21s football match.