SEEDS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 DAVIS CUP DRAW
19 Sep 2016
Argentina and Croatia head the seeds for the Draw for the World Group of the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which will take place at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Thursday 22 September at 13:00 local time (12:00 GMT)
The draws for 2017 Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II will also take place on Thursday. The ITF will confirm on Tuesday whether the draws can be held for Americas Zone Groups I and II.
The Draw will be streamed live on DavisCup.com.
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 19 September.
3. Great Britain
4. Czech Republic
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and USA.
Seeds for the Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: China P.R., Chinese Taipei, Korea Rep., New Zealand and Uzbekistan
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
Remaining Nations: Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Iran and Kuwait
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: Belarus, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Hungary, Winner of Israel v Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Romania
Europe/Africa Zone Group II
1. Loser of Israel v Sweden
8. South Africa
Remaining Nations: Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Madagascar, Monaco, Morocco, Norway and Tunisia
The World Group dates for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:
- World Group first round: 3-5 February
- World Group quarterfinals: 7-9 April
- World Group semifinals and play-offs: 15-17 September
- World Group Final: 24-26 November