SA third in Euro/Africa Zone
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London - Spain and the Czech Republic head the seeds for the draw for the World Group of the 2013 Davis Cup, which takes place at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Wednesday.
The draws for 2013 Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group I will also take place in London. The draws for Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the remaining 2012 Davis Cup play-off ties on 19-21 October.
According to the Davis Cup Regulations, the two finalist nations are seeded No 1 and No 2 in the World Group for the following year, and will be drawn in opposite halves. Seeds 3-8 are in accordance with the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 17 September.
South Africa remain in the Euro/Africa Zone Group I after losing to Canada this past weekend in Montreal. South Africa has been seeded third in the 2013 competition behind Russia and Sweden.World Group
2. Czech Republic
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland.
Seeds for the Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking. Americas Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uruguay.
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
3. South Africa
Remaining Nations: Denmark or Finland, Great Britain, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine.Americas Zone Group II
4. El Salvador
Remaining Nations: Barbados, Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico.Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
1. Chinese Taipei or New Zealand
Remaining Nations: Kuwait, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Syria.