US-Switzerland will open 2017 Davis Cup in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A first-round Davis Cup match between the United States and Switzerland will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

The USTA announced Thursday that the first round in Birmingham will take place from Feb. 3-5. The city also hosted a Switzerland-U.S. first-rounder in 2009.

The U.S. team of Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Switzerland, 4-1. The Swiss team was led by 2016 US Open singles champion Stan Wawrinka.

The best-of-five match series begins with two singles matches between the No. 1 player for each country and the other team's No. 2 player. The doubles match will be held the following day.

The last day features the No. 1 players playing each other and the No. 2 players facing off.

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