Here is where we will confirm captains and teams for this years' TT Davis Cup - there will be a separate thread for the actual Davis Cup rounds
How to sign up
In the 4th post there is a list of countries in the World Group and World Group II for 2012. First of all, could all those who have been appointed captain by virtue of their ranking confirm (or decline) their acceptance of this position by 6PM CET Wednesday 18th January. If a player declines the captaincy (or fails) to confirm then the next highest ranked player who wants it will get it. That player will then be the captain for the whole of 2012. The captain will be responsible for picking the team and the line ups for each DC tie, but does not neccessarily have to play him or herself. Any new countries that join the Davis Cup will be placed in World Group II. Depending on how many countries sign up there may be a World Group III or an extra round in World Group II.
The next step is to then pick the teams for the first round of DC matches. You can pick 2,3 or 4 players to be in the team and choose using whatever methods you like. The teams must be confirmed by 6 PM CET Wednesday 25th January so that I can make the draw and any players who don't make their country's team or whose team has a bye can sign up for the Challengers played the same week as DC.
Then, the team captains need to confirm their line ups to me by 6 PM CET Wednesday 8th February, i.e. who is playing singles and doubles. This only applies to teams with 3 or 4 players as teams with only 2 will automatically play singles and doubles.
If any of the 16 countries who have qualified for the World Group fail to make a team by the deadline then the next best ranked team using the Davis Cup Rankings will replace them.
The 8 losers of the first round World Group ties will play off against the winners of the World Group II ties for promotion/relegation (September 2012)
Wednesday 18th January 18:00 CET - Captains confirm.
Wednesday 25th January 18:00 CET - Teams confirmed.
Wednesday 8th February 18:00 CET - Captains confirm line ups for first round ties.
Re: Tennis Tipping - Davis Cup 2012 - Captains Confirm
Draws - TT DC 2012
World Group I
R16 (February/2012 - Winning nations qualify for WG I 2013)
(1) Argentina vs Serbia (c)
(8) Finland (c) vs Great Britain
(3) Monaco vs Canada (c)*
(5) Portugal vs Greece (c)*
Croatia vs (6) Netherlands (c)*
Brazil (c)* vs (4) Romania
India (c)* vs (7) Singapore
Russia (c)* vs (2) USA
World Group Play-offs
September/2012 - Winning nations qualify for WG I 2013
World Group II
R1 (February/2012 - Winning nations advance to WG I Playoffs)
(1) France vs bye
(2) Germany (c)* vs Lithuania
(3) Switzerland (c)* vs Turkey
(4) Australia (c)* vs China
(5) Bulgaria vs Spain (c)*
(6) Ukraine (c)* vs Poland
(7) Sweden (c)* vs Austria
(8) Chile (c)* vs Egypt
(s) = Seeded
(c) = Choice of ground
* = Choice of ground decided by lot