Australia to play Uzbeks on grass in Perth

Sydney: Australia will stage their Davis Cup World Group play-off against Uzbekistan on grass in Perth later this year, Tennis Australia (TA) said Monday.

TA said the tie will be played at the Cottesloe Tennis Club in Perth from September 12-14.

Australia`s Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter selected grass as the playing surface as Australia bid to retain a position in the elite world group of 16 nations.

Australia lost to France in the first round tie in February, forcing them into the play-off with Uzbekistan.