Ireland’s Davis Cup World Group II win against El Salvador last weekend has been rewarded with a home tie against Austria in the World Group I Play-offs next February.

The draw, attended by Irish player and Vice-captain Dave O’Hare, was made in London today and it pits Ireland against a team ranked 27 in the world.

The Austrian team in February could feature 2020 US Open Champion and former world no. 3 Dominic Thiem. Such a tie would be sure to draw great crowds in the first home fixture since 2015.

“We are delighted to get the opportunity to bring Davis Cup tennis back to Ireland early next year,” said Team Captain Conor Niland.

“For it to be a Group I play-off is extra special although playing against a quality Austria team, potentially with US Open Champion Dominic Thiem involved would be a big challenge. The team and I are still excited after our victory against El Salvador but we will now turn our attention to preparing for the Austrian tie.”

“It is really exciting to think of giving the tennis community in Ireland such a great opportunity to support our team. Last weekend we were thrilled to prevail against an enthusiastic crowd and we just can’t wait to get the chance to perform in front our own supporters,” added O’Hare.