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2006 Davis Cup Draw

smucav
09-26-2005, 05:48 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/DC_5047_original.PDF2006 World Group Draw

The World Group Draw has been made and can be viewed here:

Croatia (s) v Austria (c)

Argentina (s)(c) v Sweden

Spain (s) v Belarus (c)(*)

Australia (s) v Switzerland (c)

Germany (c) v France (s)

Netherlands (c) v Russia (s)

Romania v USA (s) (c)

Chile (c) v Slovak Republic (s)

Nations seeded according to ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking:
1/2. Croatia/Slovak Republic, 3. Spain, 4. Russia, 5. Australia, 6. France, 7. Argentina, 8. USA

Unseeded nations:
Austria, Belarus, Chile, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland.

Key
(s) = seeded nation
(c) = choice of ground
* = choice of ground decided by lothttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_16756_original.PDFThe draw for the 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will take place on Thursday 29 September in Paris at the offices of BNP Paribas, 3 Rue d’Antin at 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT).

Croatia and Slovak Republic top 2006 World Group seedings
Croatia and Slovak Republic will top the seedings for the draw for the World Group of the 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which takes place in Paris on Thursday 29 September.

SEEDS FOR 2006 WORLD GROUP DRAW:
1/2. Croatia/Slovak Republic
3. Spain
4. Russia
5. Australia
6. France
7. Argentina
8. USA

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 of the draw. Seeds 3-8 are in accordance with the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

Spain retains its No. 1 position on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking ahead of 2002 champion Russia, who switches places with Australia. Croatia climbs three places to No. 4, while Slovak Republic rises two places to No. 6.

Seedings for the Zonal Group I and Group II competitions will also be based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking, which is published following every Davis Cup weekend.Here's a spreadsheet (pdf) I created to show the locations of all World Group ties in 2006:

croat123
09-26-2005, 06:30 PM
croatia has a great chance to do well again because we'd face just about every seeded team (except for russia) at home. hopefully we'll get lucky and draw chile or something in the first round

keqtqiadv
09-26-2005, 11:35 PM
croatia has a great chance to do well again because we'd face just about every seeded team (except for russia) at home. hopefully we'll get lucky and draw chile or something in the first round
I don't think getting Chile is luck. Netherlands, Belarus and Austria are weaker opponents (and Switzerland without Roger)

JBrocks
09-27-2005, 06:42 AM
Here's a table I created to show the locations of all 2006 World Group ties. (I did this fairly quickly so let me know if there are obvious errors.)
I can't see this pdf :(

croat123
09-27-2005, 12:08 PM
I don't think getting Chile is luck. Netherlands, Belarus and Austria are weaker opponents (and Switzerland without Roger)
yes, but, unlike those other three teams, we'd play them at home and putting them on a fast carpet would give us an easy victory

josemanuel
09-27-2005, 04:45 PM
Why Argentina is behind France??? It has no sense.

Sandra
09-28-2005, 06:14 PM
I hope we play RUSSIA!!!

smucav
09-28-2005, 06:54 PM
Why Argentina is behind France??? It has no sense.Seeds 3-8 are in accordance with the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.
http://www.daviscup.com/ranking/current.asp

Caralimon
09-29-2005, 01:11 AM
yes, but, unlike those other three teams, we'd play them at home and putting them on a fast carpet would give us an easy victory

You should check Athens result to see how good any chilean can play behind ''La Roja''.

edit, according to the ITF rules, the potential Chile-Argentina would be played in argentinian soil.

smucav
09-29-2005, 02:44 AM
edit, according to the ITF rules, the potential Chile-Argentina would be played in argentinian soil.The last tie between Argentina v. Chile was in Argentina, therefore the next tie will be in Chile:
http://www.daviscup.com/teams/headtohead.asp?lstNation1=CHI&lstNation2=ARG

http://www.daviscup.com/about/rulesregs.asp8 Choice of Ground

Choice of ground shall be determined in the following sequence: -
(i) If the previous Tie between the two Nations was played on a neutral ground, choice shall be decided by lot. If this is not applicable, then
(ii) If the previous Tie between the two Nations was not played for any reason, choice shall be decided by lot. If this is not applicable, then
(iii) If one Nation has been entitled to choice for its Tie with another Nation in 1970 Competition, or in any later Competition, the latter shall have choice on the occasion of the next meeting with that Nation. If this is not applicable, then
(iv) Choice shall be decided by lot.

Caralimon
09-29-2005, 03:19 AM
The last tie between Argentina v. Chile was in Argentina, therefore the next tie will be in Chile:
http://www.daviscup.com/teams/headtohead.asp?lstNation1=CHI&lstNation2=ARG

http://www.daviscup.com/about/rulesregs.asp

That's right, but there is an official tie, don't know why it's not in that link, that finished with a walkover from ARG (played in Santiago de Chile) due to disturbs. Chile got a suspension, but officialy, Chile was declared as the winner.

http://www.daviscup.com/results/tieresult.asp?tie=100000123

Xmanfan
09-29-2005, 09:45 AM
let's hope we get a home tie whoever we draw! Haven't been at home since playign Thailand 3 years ago. I'm hoping for Serbia so Murray can play Djorkovic in Glasgow!

JMG
09-29-2005, 10:37 AM
So we will have GBR vs Serbia. :yeah:

JMG
09-29-2005, 10:41 AM
Or Israel???

Okay, you're right. They play at home and will have a chance if Okun wins both matches I think.

Xmanfan
09-29-2005, 10:44 AM
a home tie too thank god!

Yoel and co.
09-29-2005, 11:11 AM
Okay, you're right. They play at home and will have a chance if Okun wins both matches I think.

Israel will have it very difficult but they are playing at home and have solid Doubles pair. I think it will all depend on the form of Sela and Okun at that specific time, because right now I don't think either can beat Djovoic

Xmanfan
09-29-2005, 11:42 AM
And Roger will have a chance of retribution over Lleyton's 5 set win over him in the semi-s last year at home this time as Switzerland draw Australia. Don't like Lleyton's chances so much this time do you?! I see the Carter Cup going to Switzerland this time!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-29-2005, 12:03 PM
Sweden are away again :sad:

fanancic
09-29-2005, 12:28 PM
GO CROATIA !!!

Mara_M
09-29-2005, 01:04 PM
:bigcry:for romania.....i can't belive we play with the usa....

smucav
09-29-2005, 02:53 PM
2006 World Group Draw

The World Group Draw has been made and can be viewed here:

Croatia (s) v Austria (c)

Argentina (s)(c) v Sweden

Spain (s) v Belarus (c)(*)

Australia (s) v Switzerland (c)

Germany (c) v France (s)

Netherlands (c) v Russia (s)

Romania v USA (s) (c)

Chile (c) v Slovak Republic (s)

Nations seeded according to ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking:
1/2. Croatia/Slovak Republic, 3. Spain, 4. Russia, 5. Australia, 6. France, 7. Argentina, 8. USA

Unseeded nations:
Austria, Belarus, Chile, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland.

Key
(s) = seeded nation
(c) = choice of ground
* = choice of ground decided by lot

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/DC_5047_original.PDF

+alonso
09-29-2005, 05:04 PM
Slokavia/Chile on clay :devil:

keqtqiadv
09-29-2005, 09:20 PM
Bah, Sweden has another clay tie.
Spain has good chance to play Playoffs again next year.
Slovak Republick wasn't lucky.
Brazil has the most difiicult way of all possibles. Plays Peru and Ecuador (harder opponents) out of Brazil.

Aphex
09-30-2005, 06:24 AM
:eek: Sweden away against Argentina on soaked clay probably...

Have you heard about Andreas Vinciguerras clayspecialist twinbro , Anders Vinciguerra? :p ;)

Experimentee
09-30-2005, 08:52 AM
Crap draw for the Slovaks :mad:
At least the away tie is at the start of next year instead of end of this year tho :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-01-2005, 06:58 AM
Spain has good chance to play Playoffs again next year.

:yeah:
Go Belarus! :banana: Go Max! :bigclap:

smucav
11-07-2005, 06:28 PM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14236&bannerregion=

La Jolla, Scottsdale Lead Bids To Host U.S. Davis Cup Tie
By Tennis Week
11/08/2005

The United States may launch its 2006 Davis Cup campaign on the west coast. La Jolla, California and Scottsdale, Arizona have emerged as the front runners to host the February 10-12th first-round tie against Romania with Richmond, Virginia a long shot to win hosting rights.

The tie will be staged on a hard court. The USTA will select a site by the end of this week. The west cost sites have an edge over Richmond in the bidding for hosting rights in that both sites could host the event outdoors and the Davis Cup weekend precedes the San Jose tournament, which begins on February 13th and is a popular ATP stop for American players.

Continuing its quest for a record-extending 32nd Davis Cup championship, the United States is playing for its 200th Davis Cup victory and enters the tie with a 5-0 record against Romania in Davis Cup competition. The two nations last met in February of 1978 when an American team captained by Arthur Ashe and featuring John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Peter Fleming swept Romania, 5-0, in Bucharest.

There are currently five American men — No. 3 Andy Roddick, No. 5 Andre Agassi, No. 17 Robby Ginepri, No. 24 James Blake and No. 29 Taylor Dent — ranked in the top 30. Barring injury, Roddick and the Bryan brothers will lead the United States against Romania with the second singles spot up for grabs. U.S. Open quarterfinalist Blake, who was 1-1 in his return to Davis Cup play in September, U.S. Open semifinalist Ginepri, who made his Davis Cup debut in the Americans' 5-0 first-round sweep of Austria in 2004 and Dent are all candidates for the second singles spot. It is highly unlikely Agassi, who plans to play the pro circuit in 2006, but must limit his schedule to protect his sciatic nerve that forced him out of Wimbledon this year, will return for another Davis Cup appearance.

Indianapolis champion Ginepri and Blake, who has won two tournament titles this year, are the top contenders to complement Roddick as singles starters. Both Blake and Ginepri have posted their best results on hard court, which means their performance at the Australian Open in January will factor into U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe's decision. Both Blake and Ginepri will be seeded in Melbourne and McEnroe will be on hand to watch their matches as ESPN's tennis analyst.

The United States owns a 136-17 record in Davis Cup ties contested in North America. In addition to the home court advantage, McEnroe said American success will require contributions from several players.

"I would be extremely surprised if we won the Davis Cup — if we win the Davis Cup — that we'll do it with four players," McEnroe said. "We're going to need five, six players. Whether we're playing on a fast court, maybe its Taylor Dent who comes in. Just depending on the situation. We need the guys to be on the same page, understand that it's a group effort."

Should the Americans beat Romania they would host the winner of the Chile-Slovak Republic opening-round tie in the quarterfinals. The United States is 3-0 against Chile though the two teams have not met since 1978 when Brian Gottfried, Harold Solomon and John McEnroe led the U.S. to a 3-2 victory over a Chilean squad of Jaime Fillol and Hans Gildemeister in Santiago. The Americans hold a 2-0 advantage against Davis Cup finalist the Slovak Republic, eking out a 3-2 victory in the 2003 World Group Playoff on the red clay of Bratislava.

Of course, after an all-star American cast of former top-ranked singles players Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick and the top-ranked doubles team of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan watched Ivan Ljubicic delivering a stirring Davis Cup performance in accounting for all three points to lead Croatia to a stunning 3-2 victory over the United States in the 2005 opening-round Davis Cup tie in Carson, California it's highly unlikely anyone on the American team will be overlooking a Romanian team that beat Belarus, 3-2, in the opening round of World Group play in Brasov. Andrei Pavel registered two singles victories and Victor Hanescu beat Vladimir Voltchkov, 7-6(2), 6-4, 7-6(6), in the decisive fifth match to clinch that victory before Romania bowed to Croatia, 4-1, in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

An experienced player who is solid in virtually all phases of the game, owns a biting one-handed backhand, but lacks one authoritative weapon, Pavel owns a 34-18 Davis Cup record. He will be 32 by the time Romania takes on the U.S. next February. American No. 1 singles starter Roddick has won three of four meeting with Pavel, but the pair have not played since Roddick's, 7-6, 6-4, victory in the 2002 Paris indoors. Pavel's ability to engage Roddick in backhand rallies using his best shot against Roddick's worst shot, his two-handed backhand, has created close contests in the past, but Roddick is certainly a stronger and more complete player now than he was the last time the two met. Prior to his 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(11), 6-7(7), 6-2 loss to Ljubicic in the decisive fifth match of the opening-round loss to Croatia, Roddick had never lost a Davis Cup match on American soil.

The third-ranked Roddick rebounded from his first-round loss to Gilles Muller in the U.S. Open by winning two singles matches on his worst surface, red clay, to lift the Americans to a 4-1 victory over host Belgium in September's World Group Playoffs. Aided by an out call virtually no one in the Sportplaza Leuven saw out, Roddick broke Olivier Rochus' serve to seize a 4-2 edge in the final set and earn an exhausting 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3 victory that clinched the United States’ triumph over Belgium and secured the Americans' spot in the prestigious Davis Cup World Group for an 18th consecutive year in 2006.

almouchie
11-08-2005, 10:01 PM
why is the choice of court between spain & belarus to be decide by lotery???

smucav
11-08-2005, 10:47 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-daviscup8nov08,1,7307874.story?coll=la-headlines-sportsLa Jolla Will Play Host to Davis Cup
Lisa Dillman
November 8, 2005

The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club will be the site of the first-round Davis Cup match between the United States and Romania, Feb. 10-12, according to U.S. Tennis Assn. President Franklin Johnson.

Johnson told The Times on Monday that the surface will be hard court and that temporary stands will be built, bringing the show-court capacity to 4,000-plus spectators. Scottsdale, Ariz., also apparently made a bid for the U.S.-Romania matches.

This will be the second year in a row that a Southern California venue was selected to play host to a first-round Davis Cup match. In March, Croatia upset the United States, 3-2, at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Among the likely players for the U.S. are Andy Roddick and U.S. Open doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan of Camarillo.

— Lisa Dillman
Copyright 2005 Los Angeles Times

LaTenista
11-08-2005, 11:54 PM
why is the choice of court between spain & belarus to be decide by lotery???

Because the two nations have never met in Davis Cup competition. Belarus is quite a young country so this is not surprising.

JMG
11-11-2005, 09:40 PM
Germany vs France will be in Halle (hardcourt)

NyGeL
11-12-2005, 04:15 AM
Argentina - Suecia might be played at "Parque Roca" in Buenos Aires.
There will be a special stadium with 12,000 seats, specially builded for the event. Of course, it will be Clay, Outdoors.

Remember that the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club Stadium can't be used since the week after DC, the BA Open will be played there.

delsa
11-12-2005, 06:01 PM
Germany vs France will be in Halle (hardcourt)
Are you sure of that? Not on grass?

almouchie
11-12-2005, 11:20 PM
what surface are spain going to play on?

shotgun
11-13-2005, 01:10 AM
what surface are spain going to play on?

Probably that ultra-fast carpet Belarus usually makes use in Minsk.

Umbraticulus
11-15-2005, 09:57 AM
Are you sure of that? Not on grass?


Yes it will be hardcourt in Halle. Haas isnt that good at grass. Hardcourt is the favourite surface of Haas and Kiefer, so it will be this.

Bloodletting
11-15-2005, 11:18 AM
Chile - Slovakia will be finally played at Rancagua's Rodeo Arena, with more than 13,000 seats.

Clay court will be specially built and Tennis Federation will probably move matches to noon-night in order to make the court much more slower.



http://www.rodeochileno.cl/Fotografias/medialuna-nacional.jpg


VAMOS CHILE MIERDA

Mara_M
11-15-2005, 07:18 PM
if france-germany will be played on hard germany has a good chance!

+alonso
11-16-2005, 03:01 AM
I'm soo mad! I wanted in Viña or La Serena! :(

*Viva Chile*
11-16-2005, 03:04 AM
I'm soo mad! I wanted in Viña or La Serena! :(
Me too :mad:
Rancagua's conditions are not ideal for this tie. I mean for the altitude and humity. If the tie will play at sea level, Chile will have more chances to win easily. ;)

+alonso
11-16-2005, 03:05 AM
Y ojo que Rancagua es un horno!! :lol:

Iza
11-16-2005, 05:17 AM
Spain :rocker2:

Mara_M
11-16-2005, 11:50 AM
of course spain :rocker2: iza,but romania :spit:!!:bigcry:!!

smucav
12-12-2005, 03:24 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_18045_original.PDFCroatia begins title defence in Graz

Croatia will begin the defence of its Davis Cup by BNP Paribas title with a trip to Graz for its World Group first round against Austria. Slovak Republic, the 2005 runner-up, also faces an away tie in Rancagua against Chile.

The full list of venues for the first round of the 2006 Davis Cup By BNP Paribas World Group, to be played the weekend of 10-12 February, is as follows (subject to final confirmation by the ITF):

Austria v Croatia
Schwarzl Freizeit Zentrum, Graz, AUT
clay - indoors

Argentina v Sweden
Parque Julio A. Roca, Buenos Aires, ARG
clay - outdoors

Belarus v Spain
Football Manege, Minsk, BLR
carpet - indoors

Switzerland v Australia
SEG Geneva Arena, Geneva, SUI
clay - indoors

Germany v France
Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, GER
hard - indoors

Netherlands v Russia
Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, NED
carpet - indoors

USA v Romania
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla, CA, USA
hard - outdoors

Chile v Slovak Republic
Medialuna de Rancagua, Rancagua, CHI
clay - outdoors

For further information, visit www.daviscup.com.

shotgun
12-12-2005, 03:30 PM
Any information on Group I venues for this date?

16681
12-12-2005, 05:39 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_18045_original.PDF
Thanks for all the information on the Davis Cup 2006, but shouldn't the title of the Tourament be changed since it still reads Davis Cup 2005?

sonatinca
01-10-2006, 12:22 PM
Does anyone goes to Belorussia?
I wonder which sector is for spanish fans? Dont wonna cheer for armada in the middle of belorussian crowd)))))

16681
01-10-2006, 05:48 PM
Go into the Forum of one of the Spanish players and the fans there I'm sure will be able to tell you the best place for you to be :)

Nathaliia
01-14-2006, 04:32 PM
any ideas of the names for the teams :shrug: :confused:

Deboogle!.
01-14-2006, 07:29 PM
any ideas of the names for the teams :shrug: :confused:I think the deadline for the first round ties isn't til after the AO....

16681
01-16-2006, 01:39 PM
My guess for the U.S. team is Andy Roddick, James Blake, and the Bryans twins. Don't quote me on that because it is just a guess on my part.

Deboogle!.
01-17-2006, 01:20 AM
Agassi has suggested he might be interested. PMac will pick him over any of the young guys (except Andy) any day.

16681
01-18-2006, 07:32 PM
I don't know if P. Mac would want to take a chance with Andre's health right now. I guess he could take Andre and then have James for a back up in case Andre's health problems returned?

uglyamerican
01-19-2006, 12:57 AM
let's hope we get a home tie whoever we draw! Haven't been at home since playign Thailand 3 years ago. I'm hoping for Serbia so Murray can play Djorkovic in Glasgow!


Glasgow would be cool. Do they have a suitable tennis arena there, or would they have to manufacture one?

Also, what other places have GB used for spring grounds? I assume Wimbledon wouldn't be ready that early in the season.

BelgianGirl
01-22-2006, 12:02 PM
When I see this draw I still think it's a pity Belgium isn't in it. I really think they have more potential then some of these teams. (I might be a little biased ;) )
But they always have really tough 1st rounds or play-off's... :(

I really hope we can make it to the wolrd group again this year and have a good 1st round draw next year :p

croat123
01-22-2006, 03:22 PM
mario better sack up and play well this year :mad:

Deboogle!.
01-23-2006, 01:51 AM
I don't know if P. Mac would want to take a chance with Andre's health right now. I guess he could take Andre and then have James for a back up in case Andre's health problems returned?That's not quite feasible. The captain can only name four guys to the official team. Because we have the Bryans, we can only have two singles players. So if it were to be Andre and he were to get hurt, Bob Bryan would have to play that singles match. But Andre is professional enough so that he wouldn't commit to playing DC if he weren't confident in his health being OK. They talked about it on air a few days ago and PMac sounded nonchalant about Andre playing, so I will assume it'll be either James or Robby in that second spot. The deadline to nominate is the Tues. after the AO I believe, so we will find out then. Of course, those four players can be changed until an hour before the draw, so he could name one person and depending on what happens in Delray, if one guy were to go out and win it like crazy or something, he could change his mind last minute.

16681
01-23-2006, 04:21 AM
Yes I know P. Mac can only name 4 for the final team. But what I meant was like if he named Andre early he could tell James to stand by in case Andre realized before the final naming of the team that he couldn't play then he would name James in Andre's place. But I doubt that will happen. I have felt all along that the U.S. Davis Cup Team would be Andy, James, and the Bryans. They did well in Belguim together and they all seem to get along well with each other so I think he will keep the same team.

Bloodletting
01-23-2006, 11:38 AM
The work on Medialuna (Rodeo Arena) of Rancagua for Chile-Slovakia tie has been finished, here are some pictures it:

http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/mg10034200106/mg11343200106/DSC02167.jpg

http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/mg10034200106/mg11343200106/DSC02185.jpg

http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/mg10034200106/mg11343200106/DSC02190.jpg

enqvistfan
01-23-2006, 08:51 PM
Apparently, the Swedish DC team :

Thomas Johansson, Jonas Björkman, Simon Aspelin, Robert Lindstedt, Andreas Vinciguerra samt Ervin Eleskovic

http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=33731&a=523763

Deboogle!.
01-29-2006, 05:08 PM
the US team will be Roddick, Blake, and the Bryans

:yeah:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-29-2006, 06:10 PM
the US team will be Roddick, Blake, and the Bryans

:yeah:


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (:

;)

Deboogle!.
01-29-2006, 07:04 PM
;)

JMG
01-29-2006, 07:07 PM
Germany: Kiefer, Haas, Mayer, Schüttler, Waske

Kohlschreiber is the loser again... But Mayer and Schüttler won't play anyway. IMO the best choice would have been Petzschner instead of Schüttler, to have a great back-up for doubles. :yeah:

RickDaStick
01-30-2006, 08:09 PM
Ivan Ljubicic the Croatian Coach/Captain has picked Mario Ancic,Ivo Karlovic, Marin Cilic, and himself for the tie in Austria with Ivan/Mario playing all the ties unless there is an injury.

Björki
01-31-2006, 06:38 AM
Australia
Wayne Arthurs :woohoo:
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley :D
Peter Luczak

smucav
01-31-2006, 06:48 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=1356131 Jan 2006
World Group first round nominations

Team nominations for the first round of the 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group, to be played on 10-12 February, can be found below.

Live scoring for all World Group ties will be available on the Davis Cup website throughout the weekend. Davis Cup Radio, the official audio service of the competition, will be bringing you a daily round-up of all the action.

As action unfolds around the world, you will be able to access a radio-style update right here, rounding up all the Davis Cup news and results. There will be reaction from players as well as expert analysis from the Tennis Radio Network, who will be providing the daily show.

AUSTRIA v CROATIA
Venue: Graz, Austria (clay – indoors)

Austria
Jurgen Melzer
Stefan Koubek
Alexander Peya
Julian Knowle
Captain: Thomas Muster

Croatia
Ivan Ljubicic (playing captain)
Mario Ancic
Ivo Karlovic
Marin Cilic

ARGENTINA v SWEDEN
Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay – outdoors)

Argentina
David Nalbandian
Gaston Gaudio
Juan Chela
Agustin Calleri
Captain: Alberto Mancini

Sweden
Thomas Johansson
Robin Soderling
Jonas Bjorkman
Simon Aspelin
Captain: Mats Wilander

BELARUS v SPAIN
Venue: Minsk, Belarus (carpet – indoors)

Belarus
Max Mirnyi
Vladimir Voltchkov
Serguei Tarasevitch
Aliaksandr Bury
Captain: Dzmitry Tatur

Spain
David Ferrer
Tommy Robredo
Fernando Verdasco
Feliciano Lopez
Captain: Emilio Sanchez

SWITZERLAND v AUSTRALIA
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland (clay – indoors)

Switzerland
Stanislas Wawrinka
George Bastl
Michael Lammer
Yves Allegro
Captain: Severin Luthi

Australia
Peter Luczak
Wayne Arthurs
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley
Captain: John Fitzgerald

GERMANY v FRANCE
Venue: Halle, Germany (hard – indoors)

Germany
Nicolas Kiefer
Tommy Haas
Rainer Schuettler
Alexander Waske
Captain: Patrik Kuhnen

France
Richard Gasquet
Sebastien Grosjean
Arnaud Clement
Michael Llodra
Captain: Guy Forget

NETHERLANDS v RUSSIA
Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands (carpet – indoors)

Netherlands
Melle Van Gemerden
John Van Lottum
Raemon Sluiter
Peter Wessels
Captain: Tjerk Bogtstra

Russia
Nikolay Davydenko
Igor Andreev
Mikhail Youzhny
Dmitry Tursunov
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

ROMANIA v USA
Venue: La Jolla, CA, USA (hard – outdoors)

Romania
Victor Hanescu
Andrei Pavel
Razvan Sabau
Horia Tecau
Captain: Florin Segarceanu

USA
Andy Roddick
James Blake
Mike Bryan
Bob Bryan
Captain: Patrick McEnroe

CHILE v SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Venue: Rancagua, Chile (clay – outdoors)

Chile
Fernando Gonzalez
Nicolas Massu
Paul Capdeville
Adrian Garcia
Captain: Hans Gildemeister

Slovak Republic
Dominik Hrbaty
Michal Mertinak
Victor Bruthans
Lukas Lacko
Captain: Tibor Toth

keqtqiadv
01-31-2006, 09:19 PM
No Coria, no Fabrice and no Roger.
I hope Brazil has its nomination placed in thread "2007 Davis Cup Draw".

ianbez7
02-01-2006, 07:56 PM
How come Roger is not playing? :confused:

elletrista
02-04-2006, 06:45 PM
Gaudio is out possible in Acasusso

Princebaseliner
02-05-2006, 10:41 PM
Hope the U.S. can do good.

ms_kt
02-08-2006, 09:17 AM
VAMOS ESPANA!!