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Austria vs France in aircraft hangar

sports Updated: Dec 23, 2010 00:20 IST

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Austria will play France on a clay court in an aircraft hangar in the first round of the 2011 Davis Cup.

The Austrian federation announced on Wednesday that a 10,000 square meter hangar at Austria's main airport - 20 kilometers east of Vienna - will be transformed into a 6,000-capacity tennis stadium for the March 4-6 tie.

"(Jurgen Melzer's manager) Ronnie Leitgeb came up with the idea ... It's a unique project," an official said.