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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Davis Cup 2004 draw on Thursday

The seeds should be announced tommorrow (Wednesday).
What do you think the commitee will do?

If they go by the DC ranking, the seeds in the WG would be:

But there might be other considerations...
traditionally the finalists are given the top 2 seeds, so Spain might be seeded #2 ahead of France and Russia... they also merit a high seeding based on their players ranking... but on the other hand, among the considerations is experience on different surfaces, which is Spain's handicap... they have never won a tie in the world group on a surface other than clay!
If ranking of players is taken in consideration, Argentina has a strong case to be seeded in the top 4. The Netherlands players' ranking may get them a seeding, at the expense of Sweden.

The seeding for group 1 is a no-brainer. All the QR losers should get the commitee's aproval. That's Germany, Slovak rep, Belgium and Britain in Euro-Africa, Brazil & Ecuador in America, India & Thailand in Asia-Oceania.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 11:57 PM
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Re: Davis Cup 2004 draw on Thursday

I don't care what seeds are.. as long as we play Canada in the first round..
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Davis Cup 2004 draw on Thursday

Seeds were announced:

World Group
16 Nations/8 Seeds
1 - Australia
2 - Spain
3 - France
4 - Russia
5 - Argentina
6 - Switzerland
7 - USA
8 - Netherlands

Europe/Africa Zone Group I
10 Nations/4 Seeds
1 - Germany
2 - Slovak Republic
3 - Belgium
4 - Great Britain

Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
8 Nations/4 Seeds
1 - Thailand
2 - India
3 - Uzbekistan
4 - Japan

Americas Zone Group I
6 Nations/2 Seeds
1 - Brazil
2 - Ecuador

Europe/Africa Zone Group II
16 Nations/8 Seeds
1 - Italy
2 - Norway
3 - Denmark
4 - Serbia and Montenegro
5 - Portugal
6 - Slovenia
7 - Bulgaria
8 - Ireland

Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
8 Nations/4 Seeds
1 - Korea
2 - China Hong Kong
3 - China
4 - Lebanon

Americas Zone Group II
8 Nations/4 Seeds
1 - Bahamas
2 - Dominican Republic
3 - Mexico
4 - Uruguay


The commitee put Spain in #2, so they would not meet Australia until the final next year.
With Argentina and Switzerland seeded 5&6, the semifinalists can't meet each other until the SF (in the QF, seeds 1&2 meet 7&8, while 3&4 meet 5&6).
Netherlands was given the #8 seed.
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Re: Davis Cup 2004 draw on Thursday

the two finalists are always seeds 1 and 2
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