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Do you guys think that the US team can repeat as world champs? It seems possible to me, but France is going to be hard, especially if Gasquet and Tsonga are both playing great.

The Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. will host the United States’ quarterfinal tie against France in the 2008 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

Winston-Salem was the venue for the 2007 Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal between the USA and Spain last April. The tie was played in front of sold-out crowds that made the event the third-highest-attended Davis Cup competition in US history.

"Last year’s quarterfinal in Winston-Salem was one of the most exciting events I have been a part of as Davis Cup captain and it truly set the tone for our Championship run,” said Patrick McEnroe.

USA last played France six years ago in the 2002 Davis Cup semifinals at Roland Garros, with France coming out on top 3-2.

"France has some different players now, some talented and charismatic young players, which I think will make it a great tie. Not only do they have a great team, but great individual players with a lot of flair,” said McEnroe. “We've got a little more experience than they do, but I think there are some similarities. Llodra and Clement are one of the best teams in the world in doubles, and we've got the best team, which makes it like every match could almost be like a Grand Slam semi or final.”

For more information on quarterfinal tickets, call the USA Davis Cup hotline at (888) 484-8782 (USTA)

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