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Tickets for Davis Cup tennis at Sears Centre go on sale Thursday

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Tickets go on sale Thursday for the United States vs. Slovakia matches in the 2014 Davis Cup, an international men's team tennis event.

The best-of-five match series begins Friday, Sept. 12, with two singles matches featuring each country's No. 1 player against the other country's No. 2 player. Saturday's schedule features a doubles match, and the final day of play on Sunday includes two "reverse singles" matches, where the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players going head to head. All matches are best-of-five sets until one country wins three matches (then they are best-of-three sets).

The U.S. Davis Cup team has made just one previous appearance in Illinois, sweeping Japan in the America Zone final in 1928 at the Town & Fitness Club in Chicago.

The U.S. team, seeded No. 5, holds a 2-0 record all-time over Slovakia in the Davis Cup. The Americans last faced the Slovaks in the 2003 World Group Playoff in Bratislava, Slovakia, where the U.S. won 3-2, behind a team led by Andy Roddick. The U.S. also played Slovakia in the 2002 World Group First Round in Oklahoma City, with the U.S. winning 5-0.

All session ticket packages range from $90 to $498. For tickets or more information, visit the Sears Centre website at

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