“The captain Sergi Bruguera put the proposal to his players and the support was unanimous,” said Spanish Tennis Federation president Miguel Díaz.
Díaz, who was speaking at the official presentation of the Davis Cup clash between Spain and Great Britain last week, said: “Marbella is ideal. It is a clay surface and it is at sea level.”
The clash, which will take place from 2 to 4 February is going to be “special”, he said, “and the players know it”. Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz added that the Puente Romano, where the games will be played, is “an icon of tennis”.
The town hall is now looking for 200 volunteers to help with the three-day event. Applications must be handed in by 9 January.