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    Davis Cup 2018 Draws, OoP & Discussion

    PRESS RELEASE
    18 September 2017

    Seeds announced for Draws for 2018 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

    The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draws for the 2018 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, which will be held alongside each other for the first time at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Wednesday 20 September at 15:00 local time (14:00 GMT). The Draws will be streamed live on www.daviscup.com and www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis.

    Wednesday’s draw ceremony will include the draws for the 2018 Davis Cup World Group, and Fed Cup World Group and World Group II. The draws for Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, Americas Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Group I will also take place.

    The draw for 2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I play-off tie on 20-22 October.

    Davis Cup World Group

    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 18 September. The two finalist nations will both be guaranteed choice of ground.

    1. France
    2. Belgium
    3. Great Britain
    4. Croatia
    5. Switzerland
    6. Australia
    7. Serbia
    8. Italy

    The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Canada, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Spain and USA.

    Fed Cup World Group

    According to the Fed 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 3-4 are in accordance with the latest ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 24 July. The two finalist nations will both be guaranteed choice of ground.

    1. Belarus
    2. USA
    3. Czech Republic
    4. France

    The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.

    Seeds for Fed Cup World Group II are also based on the latest Fed Cup Nations Ranking.


    Fed Cup World Group II

    1. Russia
    2. Italy
    3. Ukraine
    4. Romania

    The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Australia, Canada, Slovakia and Spain.

    Seeds for the Davis Cup Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

    Asia/Oceania Zone Group I

    1. India
    2. Uzbekistan

    Remaining Nations: China P.R., Korea Rep., New Zealand, Pakistan

    Asia/Oceania Zone Group II

    1. Thailand
    2. Chinese Taipei
    3. Philippines
    4. Hong Kong, China

    Remaining Nations: Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon and Sri Lanka

    Americas Zone Group I

    1. Argentina
    2. Brazil

    Remaining Nations: Barbados or Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Ecuador

    Americas Zone Group II

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

    Remaining Nations: Bolivia, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Uruguay

    Europe/Africa Zone Group I

    1. Czech Republic
    2. Russia
    3. Slovakia
    4. Portugal

    Remaining Nations: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia &Herzegovina, Israel or Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine


    The World Group dates for the 2018 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:

    World Group first round: 2-4 February

    World Group quarterfinals: 6-8 April
    World Group semifinals and play-offs: 14-16 September
    World Group Final: 23-25 November

    The World Group dates for the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:

    World Group/World Group II first round: 10-11 February

    World Group semifinals; World Group/World Group II play-offs: 21-22 April

    World Group Final: 10-11 November


    Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 134 teams entered in 2017. The competition is 117 years old having been founded in 1900. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are Rolex (Official Timekeeper) and Adecco (Official HR Sponsor), while Head (Official Ball) is an international partner.beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com,www.twitter.com/daviscup, https://www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis/, www.Weibo.com/daviscupofficial and https://video.daviscup.com

    Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 107 nations entered in 2017. The competition is 54 years old having been founded in 1963. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup.Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor, while beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action onwww.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es, www.twitter.com/fedcup, https://www.facebook.com/FedCup and www.Weibo.com/fedcupofficial

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    Re: Davis Cup 2018 Draws, OoP & Discussion

    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    I can live with that. I like our odds if we get choice of ground.

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