Seeds announced for 2009 Davis Cup draw
Argentina and Spain head the seeds for the draw for the World Group of the 2009 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which takes place in Madrid on Tuesday 23 September at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT).
SEEDS FOR 2009 WORLD GROUP DRAW:
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 Davis Cup Nations Ranking. The seeded nations will be drawn against Austria, Chile, Czech Republic, Israel, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia and Switzerland.
Seeds for the Zonal Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking. The Group I seeds are as follows:
SEEDS FOR 2009 EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I:
1. Slovak Republic
3. Great Britain
Other nations: Italy, Macedonia FYR, Poland, South Africa, Ukraine
SEEDS FOR 2009 ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I:
2. Korea, Rep.
Other nations: China P.R., Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Uzbekistan
SEEDS FOR 2009 AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I:
Other nations: Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay
All the draws can be heard live on Davis Cup Radio from 10:30 GMT on Tuesday.