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smucav 04-08-2012 10:44 PM

2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
The draw for the World Group play-offs will be held in London on Wednesday 11 April at 11:00 (BST). The seeds for the draw will be announced on Monday 9 April by 16:00 (BST).

The nations competing in the World Group play-offs are:

World Group first round losing nations: Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Japan, and Germany.

Zone Group I winning nations: Uzbekistan, Australia, Israel, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa, Chile, and Brazil.

Filo V. 04-08-2012 10:50 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Hopefully Brazil and Australia are in, and Kazakhstan is out. I want Switzerland out too, but that probably won't happen unless Federer doesn't play. Sweden will probably be on the fence of in/out and needs an easy draw, too bad, because I'd like to see them in, and it sucks that Austria is still in it. Luckily virtually all the Zonal teams are weak outside of Australia, Israel, and Brazil the Dutch and Belgium to a lesser extent.

smucav 04-09-2012 11:03 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/arti...play-offs.aspx
Quote:

09 Apr 2012
Seeds announced for World Group play-offs

The ITF has announced the seeds for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs, which take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 14-16 September.

The seeds are used to determine the Draw for the World Group play-offs. The eight seeded nations, based on today’s new Davis Cup rankings, are each drawn against one of the unseeded nations.

The Draw is being held on Wednesday in London at 11am (10am GMT).

Seeded nations
Canada
Germany
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Russia
Sweden
Switzerland

Unseeded nations
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Chile
Japan
Netherlands
South Africa
Uzbekistan

The World Group play-offs are made up of the eight losing nations from the World Group first round, plus the eight winning nations from the Zone Group I second round ties last weekend.

The winning nations in the World Group play-offs will take their place in the World Group in 2013, while the losers will compete in Group I.

Filo V. 04-09-2012 11:27 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Hopefully, Switzerland gets someone like Brazil away or Australia again. And then Kazakhstan, I hope they go against Japan. Hopefully Italy draws someone like South Africa or Uzbekistan, or Chile again. Although the Uzbek team would be tough if they get a home tie.

raskolnikow 04-11-2012 10:11 AM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Kaz - Uzb
Ger - Aus
Net - Swi
Bel - Swe
SAf - Can
Ita - Chl
Rus - Bra
Isr - Jap

Filo V. 04-11-2012 11:30 AM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Pathetic draw as usual. Uzbekistan vs Kazakhstan is pathetic. Russia could be out of the WG. Brazil on the road is not going to be easy for them.

Germany-Australia is pathetic because they're the two best teams on paper, it's not fair these two teams are forced against one another. Hopefully the Dutch knock out the Swiss and I think they can. And the Italians will say in the WG, so that's some good news.

Filo V. 04-11-2012 11:32 AM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Sweden got the type of draw needed to remain in WG, but even that may not be enough.

smucav 04-11-2012 11:33 AM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/arti...s-%282%29.aspx
Quote:

11 Apr 2012
Draw made for World Group play-offs

The Draw for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs, to be played on 14-16 September, was made today in London.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan were first out of the hat with the Kazakhs, who reached the World Group quarterfinals in 2011, drawn at home. It will be a first Davis Cup meeting between the two Asian neighbours.

The blockbuster tie of the round was next to be announced as Germany gained home advantage over Australia. The Germans are bidding to stay in the World Group for an eighth straight season, while the Aussies are searching for a return to the elite 16 for the first time since 2007. Australia lead 4-2 in their head-to-head series.

After falling to Croatia at Hyogo's Bourbon Beans Dome earlier in the year, Japan are at home again as they bid to maintain their World Group status. The visitors this time are Israel, who defeated Portugal to reach this stage.

Sweden have their work cut out to continue their long stint in the World Group after they were dealt a tricky away tie against Belgium, who ended Great Britain's World Group hopes on their last outing.

South Africa's reward for reaching the World Group play-offs is a home tie against Canada, who are an emerging force in the competition. The only previous meeting between the two nations was in 1913 with the Canadians triumphing 4-1.

Brazil and Russia face off in a repeat of the tie they played at the same stage of the competition in 2011. Russia had home advantage on that occasion and used it to their advantage as they overturned a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 in an enthralling tie. Brazil are at home this time.

Italy and Chile also met in the World Group play-offs last year, a tie that the Italians won to stretch their unbeaten record against Chile to 5-0. That clash was played in Santiago, so Italy benefit from home court advantage this year.

Switzerland, who are playing in the World Group play-offs for the eighth successive season, travel to Netherlands as they bid to preserve their status in the top flight. The Dutch will go into the tie full of confidence after recording back-to-back 5-0 wins over Finland and Romania.

World Group play-offs
Kazakhstan (s)(c)(*) v Uzbekistan
Germany (s)(c) v Australia
Israel (s) v Japan (c)(*)
Sweden (s) v Belgium (c)
Canada (s) v South Africa (c)(*)
Russia (s) v Brazil (c)
Italy (s)(c) v Chile
Switzerland (s) v Netherlands (c)

Key
[s] Seed
[c] Choice of ground[*] Decided by lot

The World Group play-offs are made up of the eight losing nations from the World Group first round, plus the eight winning nations from last weekend's Zone Group I second round ties.

The nations are seeded based on the new Davis Cup rankings, published on 9 April, with the eight seeded nations being drawn against the eight unseeded nations.

The winners in the World Group play-offs will take their place in next year's World Group, while the losers will compete in Group I.

BrazilTBfan 04-11-2012 01:34 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Pathetic draw :/

For Brazil is a nice opponent: clay court, against Russia without players in a nice race

BrunoBeidacki 04-11-2012 06:04 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Russia vs Brazil again? That`s so ridiculous. Both teams deserve to be in the World Group. Chile vs Italy, Uzbekistan vs Kazakhistan and Israel vs Japan are all matches with teams that would probably lose to teams in other meets like Russia vs Brazil and Germany vs Australia.

smucav 05-15-2012 11:35 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/arti...announced.aspx
Quote:

11 May 2012
World Group play-off venues announced

The ITF has announced three of the venues for the upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs on 14-16 September. The remaining venues will be announced in due course.

Kazakhstan v Uzbekistan
Venue: National Tennis Centre
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Surface: Indoor clay

Kazakhstan have played three Davis Cup ties at their National Tennis Centre in Astana and are yet to be beaten. In fact, they haven't even lost a rubber at the venue having recorded three 5-0 wins, most recently against Switzerland in 2010.

This will be a first ever meeting between these two Asian neighbours. Kazakhstan are looking to extend their two-year stay in the World Group, while Uzbekistan are bidding to reach the top division for the first time.

Germany v Australia
Venue: To be announced on 21 May

Germany and Australia have played each other six times but surprisingly - given that both teams have spent long periods in the World Group - they have only met twice since 1938. Overall, the Aussies lead 4-2 in their series.

Japan v Israel
Venue: Ariake Coliseum
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Surface: Outdoor hard

Japan have played four Davis Cup ties at the Ariake Coliseum and own a 3-1 record. After a 10-year gap, they made a winning return to the venue against India in last year's World Group play-offs.

The Ariake Coliseum, which has a capacity of 8,000 for this tie, was opened in 1987 and is also used as the Centre Court for the ATP and WTA events held in Tokyo.

The paths of Japan and Israel have never previously crossed in Davis Cup. Japan are bidding to retain their World Group status, while Israel are vying for promotion.

Belgium v Sweden
Venue: To be announced on 18 May

Sweden hold a 5-3 lead over Belgum in their head-to-head count, helped by winning the last four ties in their series. However, Sweden and Belgium have only met once in the last 40 years, in 1996, when the Swedes triumphed in Katrineholm.

Canada v South Africa
Venue: To be confirmed

South Africa and Canada have met just once before in Davis Cup, but that was way back in 1913 on neutral ground at Queen’s Club in London, so when the two teams were drawn against each other this time the home advantage was decided by lot.

South Africa were initially awarded choice of ground, but asked to switch and play in Canada for financial reasons. The Davis Cup Committee approved the appeal and Tennis Canada has agreed to host the tie with the venue to be announced in due course.

Brazil v Russia
Venue: Harmonia Tenis Clube
Location: Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
Surface: Outdoor clay

Brazil played their first ever Davis Cup tie at the Harmonia Tenis Clube in April when they defeated Colombia to reach this stage. The venue was built in 1975 and will have a capacity of 6,000 temporary seats for this tie.

This is a repeat of the same stage of the competition last year in Kazan when Russia retained their World Group status by edging Brazil 3-2 in an epic tie that was decided in the fifth rubber. That was their only previous meeting.

Italy v Chile
Venue: To be announced on 21 May

This is a repeat of last year's World Group play-off tie in Santiago when Italy claimed a routine win over Chile to retain their place in Davis Cup's top division. The two nations have met five times and the Italians are yet to be defeated.

Netherlands v Switzerland
Venue: To be announced on 21 May

Netherlands and Switzerland have faced each other on seven past occasions with the Swiss leading the series 4-3. Bizarrely, playing at home has rarely proved an advantage when these two teams have met in the past and the Dutch have never actually defeated Switzerland on home soil.

outrider 06-19-2012 11:24 AM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Kazakhstan* vs Uzbekistan [Clay (Red Clay), Indoor]
Germany* vs Australia [Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor]
Israel vs Japan* [Hard (DecoTurf), Outdoor]
Sweden vs Belgium* [Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor]
Canada* vs South Africa [Hard (DecoTurf), Outdoor]
Russia vs Brazil* [Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor]
Italy* vs Chile [Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor]
Netherlands* - Switzerland [Clay (Red Clay), Outdoor]

Some interesting ties. NED vs. SUI, GER vs. AUS, CAN vs. RSA, RUS vs. BRA ....:eek:

Eden 09-05-2012 03:18 PM

Re: 2012 World Group play-offs draw
 
Nominated players for Switzerland: Federer, Wawrinka, Chiudinelli, Laaksonen (debut)

Nominated players for Netherlands: Haase, Sijsling, de Bakker, Rojer

duong 09-12-2012 09:29 AM

Re: St. Petersburg Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated September 7, 2012)
 
Did Kuznetsov refuse to play Davis cup in Brasil ?

he plays Todi but was named in the official DC team last tuesday :

http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/t...ieId=100017728

Saravati 09-12-2012 09:48 AM

Re: St. Petersburg Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated September 7, 2012)
 
Team Russia: Alex BOGOMOLOV JR., Igor ANDREEV, Teymuraz Gabashvili and Stanislav Vovk


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