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Austria to play France in hangar

Updated: December 22, 2010, 9:51 AM ET
Associated Press

SCHWECHAT, Austria -- The Austrian Tennis Federation says Austria will play France on a clay court in an aircraft hangar in the first round of the 2011 Davis Cup.

A hangar at Austria's main airport currently being used for airplane maintenance will be transformed into a 6,000-capacity tennis stadium for the March 4-6 matches.

The federation had struggled to find a site because no suitable venue in the Vienna area was available for that week.

Austrian player Jurgen Melzer says ...

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