World No. 1 Djokovic ‘committed’ to play in Boise

Novak Djokovic, seen here in the Davis Cup against Belgium last month, is expected to play in Boise in April as the Davis Cup comes to Taco Bell Arena.

Novak Djokovic, seen here in the Davis Cup against Belgium earlier this month, is expected to play in Boise in April as the Davis Cup comes to Taco Bell Arena.

At Wednesday’s formal news conference announcing that the Davis Cup will come to Boise the weekend of April 5-7, United States Tennis Association senior director of USA team events Jeff Ryan said that Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, is “committed” to play for Serbia when it faces the United States at Taco Bell Arena.

Expected to join Djokovic on the Serbian team is No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic.

Boise State tennis coach Greg Patton called it “a dream” to have the event come to Boise. Teams will be announced by late March.

Tickets will go on sale later this month, with USTA members getting first crack. Prices for the three-day event will begin at approximately $100. Ryan said tickets for recent Davis Cup events in the United States have sold out within hours of going on sale and added that in a typical event, 30-40 percent of attendees will come from out of state.

Tickets will be available to the public at 10 a.m. MST on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at idahotickets.com or via phone at (888) 484-8782. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

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