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Davis Cup Venues 9-11 April

03-29-2004, 06:54 PM
Davis Cup Venues Confirmed
The ITF has announced the venues for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas ties taking place over the weekend of 9-11 April 2004.

USA will take on Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Centre in Delray Beach, Florida on an outdoor hard court. The Swedes will be looking to pull off another upset away from home following their shock 4-1 first round victory over defending champion Australia in Adelaide.

Belarus, the surprise first round conqueror of Russia, will return to the Football Manege stadium in Minsk for its World Group quarterfinal against Argentina, with the tie to be played on carpet. Switzerland, who faces France in the quarterfinals for the third time in four years, has chosen the Centre Intercommunal de Glace de Malley in Prilly, near Lausanne, on a hard court surface.

The tie between Spain and Netherlands will be held on red clay at the Plaza De Toros "Coliseo", a bullfighting arena in Palma de Mallorca. The two sides last met in the first round in Eindhoven in 2001, where Netherlands upset 2000 champion Spain 4-1.

The April ties will also determine which eight nations join the eight World Group first round losers in September’s play-offs. The eight winners of the Zone Group I second round ties will qualify for the play-offs.

World Group – Quarterfinals

USA v Sweden - Delray Beach, FL
Belarus v Argentina - Minsk
Switzerland v France - Prilly, Lausanne
Spain v Netherlands - Palma de Mallorca

Europe/Africa Zone Group I – 2nd Round

Germany v Israel - Aachen-Alsdorf
Luxembourg v Great Britain - Esch/Alzette
Belgium v Zimbabwe - Tournai
South Africa v Slovak Republic - Johannesburg

Europe/Africa Zone Group II – 1st Round

Italy v Georgia - Cagliari
Bulgaria v Egypt - Sofia
Algeria v Denmark - Algiers
Slovenia v Poland - Portoroz
Tunisia v Portugal - Tunis
Serbia & Montenegro v Latvia - Belgrade
Ireland v Hungary - Dublin
Norway v Ukraine - Oslo

Asia/Oceania Zone Group I – 2nd Round

Thailand v Uzbekistan - Bangkok
Japan v India - Osaka

Asia/Oceania Zone Group I – 2nd Round Play-Offs

ChineseTaipei v Pakistan - Kaohsuing
Indonesia v New Zealand - Jakarta

Asia/Oceania Zone Group II – 2nd Round

Korea v Lebanon - Busan
Kuwait v China - Nan Jing, China

Asia/Oceania Zone Group II – Play-Offs

Iran v Malaysia - Tehran
Philippines v China Hong Kong - Pasig City, Manila

Americas Zone Group I – 2nd Round

Brazil v Paraguay - Costa Do Sauipe, Bahia
Chile v Ecuador - Vina Del Mar

Americas Zone Group II – 2nd Round

Mexico v Bahamas - Mexico City
Dominican Republic v Uruguay - Santo Domingo

Americas Zone Group II – Play-Offs

Puerto Rico v Jamaica - Bayamon
Haiti v Cuba - Port-au-Prince