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    Davis Cup 2013 Seeds, Draws, OoP & Discussion

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    18 September 2012

    Seeds announced for 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Draw

    Spain and Czech Republic head the seeds for the Draw for the World Group of the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which takes place at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Wednesday 19 September at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).

    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.

    World Group

    1. Spain
    2. Czech Republic
    3. Argentina
    4. Serbia
    5. France
    6. USA
    7. Croatia
    8. Kazakhstan

    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

    1. Chile
    2. Colombia

    Remaining Nations: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uruguay.

    Europe/Africa Zone Group I

    1. Russia
    2. Sweden
    3. South Africa
    4. Netherlands

    Remaining Nations: Denmark or Finland, Great Britain, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine.

    Americas Zone Group II

    1. Mexico
    2. Peru
    3. Venezuela
    4. El Salvador

    Remaining Nations: Barbados, Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico.

    Asia/Oceania Zone Group II

    1. Chinese Taipei or New Zealand
    2. Philippines
    3. Thailand
    4. Pakistan

    Remaining Nations: Kuwait, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Syria.

    Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 130 nations entered in 2013. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are HP (Official Technology Sponsor), Rolex (Official Timekeeper) Hugo Boss (Official Men's Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. The 100th Davis Cup Final will take place on 16-18 November at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.comand www.copadavis.com.
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    19 September 2012

    Draw made for 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas

    The Draw for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas was held at the London offices of title sponsor BNP Paribas on Wednesday.

    Individual draws were made for the 2013 World Group, Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group I. 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.

    Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 130 nations entered in 2013. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are HP (Official Technology Sponsor), Rolex (Official Timekeeper) Hugo Boss (Official Men's Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. The 100th Davis Cup Final will take place on 16-18 November at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013. To view the full draw sheets please visit the official Davis Cup website www.daviscup.com and www.copadavis.com.

    World Group

    First round (1-3 February)

    Canada [c] v Spain [s]
    Italy [c] v Croatia [s]
    Belgium [c] v Serbia [s]
    USA [s] [c] v Brazil
    France [s] [c] v Israel
    Argentina [s] [c] v Germany
    Kazakhstan [s] [c][*] v Austria
    Switzerland [c] v Czech Republic [s]
    Key
    [s] = Seeded nation
    [c] = Choice of ground[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot
    The home nation is listed first for each tie.

    Americas Zone Group I

    First round (1-3 February)


    Chile [s] v Bye
    Ecuador v Bye
    Uruguay [c] v Dominican Republic
    Colombia [s] v Bye
    Second round (5-7 April)
    Ecuador [c] v Chile [s]

    Europe/Africa Zone Group I
    First round (1-3 February)


    Russia [s] v Bye
    Great Britain v Bye
    South Africa [s] v Bye
    Poland [c] v Slovenia
    Finland or Denmark v Romania (Home team not yet known)
    Netherlands [s] v Bye
    Ukraine [c] v Slovak Republic
    Sweden [s] v Bye

    Second round (5-7 April)

    Great Britain [c][*] v Russia [s]

    Americas Zone Group II
    First round (1-3 February)


    Puerto Rico [c][*] v Mexico [s]
    El Salvador [s] [c][*] v Barbados
    Venezuela [s] [c] v Guatemala
    Peru [s] [c][*] v Haiti

    Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
    First round (1-3 February)


    Chinese Taipei or New Zealand [s] v Lebanon (Home team not yet known)
    Sri Lanka [c] v Pakistan [s]
    Kuwait [c] v Thailand [s]
    Syria [c][*] v Philippines [s]
    Key
    [s] = Seeded nation
    [c] = Choice of ground[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot
    The home nation is listed first for each tie.

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    Dammit!!!
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    No kidding
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    Time to beat up all those Spanish pushers, no?
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    We'll get em on the fastest courts we can and see what happens! But we'll be needing 2 from Milos and one from Danny, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    We'll get em on the fastest courts we can and see what happens! But we'll be needing 2 from Milos and one from Danny, that's for sure.
    No confidence in poor old Pospisil?
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    He won us more then Nestor did vs South Africa!

    But I agree...dammit.

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    Canada may have gotten Spain at a good time since Nadal & Ferrer will probably go to quarterfinals or better at Australian Open and Raonic best results come at the beginning of the year
    Last edited by patrick; 09-20-2012 at 05:30 AM.
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    CANADA TO PLAY SPAIN AT HOME IN 2013 DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND
    Team Canada will host Spain from February 1-3, 2013

    Toronto, September 19, 2012 – The draw for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group was held on Wednesday at the offices of title sponsor BNP Paribas in London. The Miele Canadian Davis Cup team will play a home tie versus Spain from February 1-3, 2013 in the first round of the World Group.

    “Spain is a tough team, but when you are in an elite group of 16 countries every team is going to be tough,” said Canada’s captain Martin Laurendeau. “We want to be the first Canadian team to ever win a World Group tie and we will continue to work towards that for February. We get to host them in Canada, in front of our home crowd and we will use that to our advantage and are really looking forward to this opportunity.”

    Spain is the seeded team and is the top-ranked Davis Cup team in the world. They are the current defending Davis Cup champions and, this past weekend reached their second consecutive Davis Cup final where they will take on Czech Republic to try and retain the title. In the past 12 years, Spain has captured the Davis Cup trophy five times (2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011).

    The only other time the two countries have met in Davis Cup action was in 1991 when Spain defeated Canada 4-1 in the World Group first round. That tie was hosted in Murcia, Spain, which means that Canada was awarded the choice of ground for this upcoming tie. Given the growing demand to host Davis Cup in Canada, a city bid process will be initiated to help determine a venue for February’s tie.

    Canada, currently ranked No. 12 on the Davis Cup rankings, maintained their spot in the World Group with a 4-1 victory over South Africa in the World Group play-offs held in Montreal last weekend. This was after a 4-1 defeat to France in the World Group first round last February. It is the first time since 1991-’92 that Canada has been in the World Group in consecutive years.

    The winner of this tie in February will move on to the World Group quarter-finals and will also be assured to keep their spot in the World Group for the following year. The losing nation will be forced to play a World Group play-off tie to keep their spot in the elite level for 2014.

    Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with more than 120 nations competing. Only 16 countries entered in Davis Cup competition qualify for the World Group each year.

    LE CANADA AFFRONTERA L’ESPAGNE, À LA MAISON, AU PREMIER TOUR DU GROUPE MONDIAL DE LA COUPE DAVIS PAR BNP PARIBAS
    L’équipe canadienne accueillera l’Espagne du 1er au 3 février 2013

    Toronto, le 19 septembre 2012 – Le tirage pour le Groupe mondial 2013 de la Coupe Davis par PBN Paribas a été effectué mercredi dans les bureaux du commanditaire en titre BNP Paribas, à Londres. Au premier tour, l’équipe canadienne Miele de la Coupe Davis disputera une rencontre à la maison, du 1er au 3 février 2013, contre l’Espagne.

    « L’Espagne est une adversaire de taille, mais quand tu fais partie des 16 meilleurs pays du monde, chaque rival représente un grand défi », mentionnait Martin Laurendeau, capitaine de l’équipe canadienne. « Nous voulons être la première équipe canadienne à remporter une rencontre du Groupe mondial et nous allons travailler fort pour y arriver. Nous jouerons à la maison, devant nos partisans, et nous comptons bien profiter de cette occasion. Nous avons déjà tous hâte d’y être. »

    L’Espagne occupe le sommet du classement de la Coupe Davis. Championne en titre de la compétition, elle a atteint, le week-end dernier, sa deuxième finale consécutive et livrera bataille à la République tchèque pour conserver sa couronne. Au cours des 12 dernières années, l’Espagne a remporté les grands honneurs à cinq reprises (2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011).

    C’est en 1991 qu’a eu lieu le dernier affrontement entre les deux pays en Coupe Davis. L’Espagne avait alors signé un gain de 4-1 face au Canada au premier tour du Groupe mondial. La rencontre avait été présentée à Murcia, en Espagne, et c’est pourquoi le Canada sera l’hôte de la rencontre de février. La demande pour accueillir une rencontre de la Coupe Davis étant très grande au Canada, un processus de mise en candidature sera lancé bientôt pour déterminer le site de l’affrontement de février.

    Le Canada, qui est 12e au classement de la Coupe Davis, a conservé sa place au sein du Groupe mondial grâce à une victoire de 4-1 aux dépens de l’Afrique du Sud, le week-end dernier, à Montréal. Il avait dû participer à cette rencontre de barrage après s’être incliné 1-4 face à la France, en février dernier. C’est la première fois depuis 1991-1992 que le Canada fait partie du Groupe mondial deux ans consécutifs.

    Le gagnant de cette rencontre de février accédera aux quarts de finale et sera assuré d’une place au sein du Groupe mondial pour l’année suivante, tandis que le perdant devra prendre part à une rencontre de barrage pour rester parmi l’élite en 2014.

    La Coupe Davis par BNP Paribas est la plus importante compétition sportive par équipe. Bien que plus de 120 nations participent aux épreuves de la Coupe Davis, seules 16 se qualifient chaque année pour le Groupe mondial chaque année.

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    Re: Davis Cup 2013 Seeds, Draws, OoP & Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick View Post
    Canada may have gotten Spain at a good time since Nadal & Ferrer will probably go to quarterfinals or better at Australian Open and Raonice best results come at the beginning of the year
    True...best possible time probably.

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    Apparently Serbian players are asking their Federation to pay them for Davis Cup play going forward.

    Per @TennisRomi ( Romi Cvitkovic) they're asking for the following: Janko-€100K, Troicki + Zimo each €50K, Bozoljac-€20K + Novak 0. Consider the ave yearly income in SRB: €6,000

    They would be paid this no matter how far Serbia gets in DC play.

    Serbian DC Captain Obradovic supports players saying other countries "give 10x" that to their players.

    FFT (France) doesn't disclose amounts paid. I don't think the USTA does either.

    In 1966 SI posted this article: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...8772/index.htm

    Kevin Anderson has also asked to be paid. http://www.10sballs.com/2012/09/20/k...lay-davis-cup/
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    Davis Cup News...

    The United States drew a home tie against Brazil when the International Tennis Federation conducted the draw for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in London yesterday.

    The U.S., the all-time leader with 32 Davis Cup titles, will host Brazil in the first round, February 1-3, at a site to be determined by the USTA. The U.S. is 3-1 versus Brazil in Davis Cup, with the United States winning the last meeting in the 1997 first round at Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

    The USTA will begin the selection process early next week. The deadline to nominate a location to the ITF is November 13.

    With a victory over Brazil, the United States would host either Belgium or Serbia in the quarterfinals, April 5-7.

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    Lost in the news was this week's announcement of the 2013 Davis Cup draw.

    The U.S. will be hosting Brazil? Ho-hum.

    But buried in the draw potentials are numerous possible home matches in a row -- 3-4 at that -- and some potential hosting opportunities for Florida sites.

    Next year will be nine years since Florida last hosted a Davis Cup tie, at the Delray Beach Tennis Center

    The Delray Beach Tennis Center was lined-up to possibly host the Davis Cup final this year, but that fell through when the U.S. lost to Spain following the US Open. But now with the U.S. vs. Brazil announcement, the USTA is looking for (and accepting applications for) a host site for the Feb. 1-3, 2013 tie.

    The U.S. will be heavy favorites against Brazil, which would mean ANOTHER U.S. hosting opportunity when the U.S. welcomes likely opponent Serbia in the April 5-7 World Group quarterfinals. And if the U.S. and some combination of John Isner, Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey and the Bryan brothers can get past Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic? Then ANOTHER likely home tie awaits, hosting favorite Spain in the Sept. 13-15 World Group semifinals.

    The Davis Cup home-away format means the country that had to travel the last time the two met gets to host the next time around.

    That's at least three home matches in a row, all likely on hardcourts, indoor carpet/hard, or grass. If we reach the semifinals against Spain, we can put a red sheet over the court that looks like clay, then right before the match pull the cover off and surprise! Grasscourt! But that probably wouldn't bother former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal much...

    While the U.S. finally drew an easy Davis Cup opener, some other top countries weren't so lucky.

    Spain will still be the favorite when they travel to Canada in February, but Milos Raonic in singles and Daniel Nestor and company in doubles will pose an upset threat. The Czechs, who will play the final this year against Spain, in February have the toughest task, traveling to Switzerland (if Roger Federer is in the house).

    In addition to the Delray Beach Tennis Center, Vero Beach, Jacksonville, and other Florida sites have shown interest over the past couple years in hosting Davis Cup ties. The U.S. last hosted a tie in July 2011, and Florida last hosted a tie in April 2004 when Andy Roddick, Fish and the Bryan brothers defeated Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.


    http://www.florida.usta.com/news/ust...m_medium=email

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    USTA SELECTS JACKSONVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA
    AS SITE OF 2013 DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS FIRST-ROUND MATCH
    BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL, FEBRUARY 1-3


    Florida native Jim Courier to Lead U.S. Davis Cup Team
    In Its Third Home Tie Since 2009

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 16, 2012 – The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier announced today that Jacksonville, Fla. has been selected as the site for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first-round match between the United States and Brazil, February 1-3. The matches will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, which will have an expected capacity of approximately 13,000.

    The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in early December. For more information, fans can call the U.S. Davis Cup hotline at (888) 484-8782 or visit www.usta.com/daviscup.

    “There is nothing like playing Davis Cup in your home country and Jacksonville will be a great venue when we host Brazil next year,” said Courier who led the United States to the semifinals this year in his second season as U.S. Davis Cup Captain. “We were very happy to draw a home match. This could be a great opportunity for players like John (Isner), Sam (Querrey) and Ryan (Harrison) to experience a home court advantage for the first time in their Davis Cup careers.”

    This will be just the second home match as U.S. Davis Cup Captain for Florida native Courier. The U.S. played all three of its matches on the road this year posting wins over Roger Federer’s Swiss team and France before losing to Spain in the semifinals.

    The matchup with Brazil will be the first home tie for the U.S. since the 2011 quarterfinals in Austin, Texas, and just the third home tie for the U.S. since 2009. In that time, the U.S. team has played seven road matches--all on clay.

    The best-of-five match series begins Friday, Feb. 1, with two singles matches, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Saturday’s schedule features the pivotal doubles match, and the final day of play on Sunday includes two “reverse singles” matches, where the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players going head-to-head. All matches are best-of-five sets until one country wins three matches.

    “Hosting the Davis Cup competition represents a great opportunity for our city to receive the global attention it deserves,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “The word is getting out: Jacksonville is a premier city for major sporting events. Our selection emerged from a highly-competitive process and it goes to show that we have the staff, facilities and experience to create a marquee experience to delight the thousands of fans headed our way.”
    “The Davis Cup is one of the top tennis events in the world and we’re very proud to be hosting the first round in Jacksonville,” said Alan Verlander, executive director of sports & entertainment for the City of Jacksonville. “We have a tremendous tennis community that is eager to engage in a first-class tennis event at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.”

    This match will mark the fifth meeting between the U.S. and Brazil in Davis Cup. The U.S. leads the overall series 3-1 with its last victory against Brazil coming in the 1997 first round in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil when Courier and MaliVai Washington led the U.S. to a 4-1 win.

    The U.S. is 109-16 all-time in Davis Cup ties played at home and undefeated in Florida (6-0). This will be the seventh Davis Cup tie played in the state of Florida and first since the U.S. defeated Sweden, 4-1, in the 2004 quarterfinal at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

    Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the U.S. vs. Brazil Davis Cup match.

    The site selection is subject to final approval by the International Tennis Federation.

    The winner of the United States and Brazil will face either Serbia or Belgium in the quarterfinals, April 5-7. Should the U.S. advance, they would host the quarterfinal match.

    Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world’s largest annual international men’s team competition with 122 nations competing this year. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 212-66 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989.

    For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com.

    Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

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