Davis Cup: Expect some interesting match-ups

2016-09-21 13:39
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London - The Davis Cup World Group draw will take place in London on Thursday and with unseeded Spain making a return to the world group for the first time since 2014, it opens the door for some potentially interesting match-ups.

Davis Cup regulations state that the two finalist nations (Argentina, Croatia) are seeded No.1 and No.2 in the World Group for the following year (2017), and will be drawn in opposite part of the draw.

Seeds 3-8 are decided on the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of September 19.

World Group:
1. Argentina
2. Croatia
3. Great Britain
4. Czech Republic
5. Switzerland
6. France
7. Belgium
8. Serbia

The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and USA.

In a nutshell:
1. Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Japan and Switzerland (Remain in the World Group in 2017)
2. Russia and Spain (Promoted to the World Group in 2017)
3. Brazil, Chile, India, Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan (Remain in Zonal Group I in 2017)
4. Kazakhstan and Poland (Relegated to Zonal Group I in 2017)

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