Originally Posted by joeyd2005
We are seeded.
We would be at home against Serbia, Morocco (best possible draw imo), Luxembourg or Israel.
We would be away to Ukraine or Portugal.
Funnily enough if we do draw Ukraine then Andy will face a rematch with Sergey Stakhovsky, whom he beat in the USO juniors final.
Not sure how we have managed to be seeded but boy is that a relief!!!
From this year's Euro/Africa draw, 4 nations are seeded, and we would be the 5th ranked nation for the draw on Thursday.
You are right about Morocco. Last time we drew them, that was the worst possible tie IMO and this time they have pretty much no one. Amazing how a team's strength can completely change in the space of a couple of years!
The away ties aren't bad either really. Ukraine have only Stakhovsky I think, and the worst thing they can do is play it on clay which still gives us a good chance. Portugal aren't that strong either.
Luxembourg and Israel are the worst two, probably worst being Israel because of their doubles team and 2 relatively good singles players. Luxembourg will be like facing an inferior Switzerland.