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Davis Cup 2004 draw on Thursday

nitsansh
09-23-2003, 10:35 PM
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:
France
Australia
Russia
Spain
Argentina
Switzerland
USA
Sweden

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.

ys
09-23-2003, 11:57 PM
I don't care what seeds are.. as long as we play Canada in the first round.. :p

nitsansh
09-24-2003, 03:52 PM
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

http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=12568

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.

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2003, 06:37 PM
the two finalists are always seeds 1 and 2 ;)