With only a few court-side seats still available, Vodacom live! will be the only place for supporters to watch South Africa battle it out in their Euro/Africa group two tie.
Considered to be the World Cup of Tennis, the Davis Cup is contested between the world’s best men’s national teams dating back to 1900. South Africa won the Davis Cup title in 1974 and competed in the World Group between 1995 and 1998 which included Ferreira and Ondruska.
Rising star Lloyd Harris is expected to spearhead South Africa’s charge in the singles while the country’s top doubles player Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse are set to take care of business on the Saturday.
Davis Cup ties include two singles rubbers on the first day, a doubles rubber on the second day and finally two singles rubbers on the third. The first team to claim three rubbers is declared the winner of the tie.
Ashraff Paruk, Vodacom’s managing executive for digital services said: "Vodacom are delighted to be able to bring South African fans the action from the tennis court live to wherever they are. South African tennis has a clear vision for the sport and we are excited to play a part to bring the game to its supporters."
Raven Klaasen SA Davis Cup star said: “The live streaming partnership is a major boost for tennis in the country. It’s so important that, in order to develop the game in South Africa, we reach tennis fans across all communities. The team and I are delighted that our on court magic can be shared to a larger audience”.
Richard Glover, CEO of TSA concluded said: “This is a new era for TSA and we are looking to re-position the Federation as one that is innovative, nimble and dynamic. The way South Africans are consuming video content is changing and sports organisations in this country need to engage with potential new audiences in a proactive manner. This is a giant leap into the future for tennis in South Africa.”