Israel-Argentina Davis Cup tie moves to Florida
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Israel-Argentina Davis Cup tie moves to Florida

International Tennis Federation ruled game could not be played in Israel due to security considerations

Illustrative photo of a tennis match (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, public domain)
Illustrative photo of a tennis match (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, public domain)

LONDON — Israel’s Davis Cup tie against Argentina next month has been moved to Sunrise, Florida, because of the conflict in Gaza.

The International Tennis Federation says on Friday the neutral venue was proposed by the Israel Tennis Association.

The World Group playoff from September 12-14 will be on an outdoor hard-court at the Sunrise Tennis Club.

The ITF ruled last week that the match, originally scheduled for Tel Aviv, could not be played in Israel because of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The ITF board rejected Israel’s appeal on Tuesday. The ITF gave Israel until Thursday to nominate a neutral venue.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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