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http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/arti...wednesday.aspx
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19 Sep 2011
Draw for 2012 Davis Cup on Wednesday
NEWS ARTICLE

The Draw for 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will take place on Wednesday 21 September at the Four Seasons hotel in Bangkok, getting under way at 18:30 local time (11:30 GMT).

You will be able to listen to the Draw as it happens right here on the website, with Craig Gabriel and Barry Wood on hand to provide live commentary on Davis Cup Radio.

Immediately after the Draw there will be reaction and analysis from Bangkok, while you can also have your say on Twitter and Facebook.

Seeds

As this year's finalists, Spain and Argentina head the seeds for next year's World Group, while the remaining nations are seeded according to the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

Along with the World Group, the Draws for Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II, and Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II will also take place in Bangkok.

A decision on the scheduling of the Draws for Americas Zone Groups I and II will be made on Tuesday after the completion of the rain-delayed tie between Paraguay and Peru in Asuncion.

The first round ties are scheduled to be played on 10-12 February 2012.

WORLD GROUP

Seeded nations
1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Serbia
4. France
5. Czech Republic
6. USA
7. Croatia
8. Russia

Remaining nations
Austria
Canada
Germany
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Sweden
Switzerland
http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/arti...rld-group.aspx
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21 Sep 2011
Draw for 2012 Davis Cup: World Group
NEWS ARTICLE

BANGKOK, THAILAND: The Draw for the 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group was made on Wednesday at the Four Seasons hotel in Bangkok. The first round ties will be played on 10-12 February.

This year's finalists Spain and Argentina, the top two seeds for 2012, received contrasting fortunes in the Draw, while the pick of the ties sees 32-time champions USA travel to Switzerland.

Spain, fresh from booking their place in the final with a 4-1 win over France at the weekend, will be at home against Kazakhstan in a first meeting between the two nations. The Kazakhs made their World Group debut in 2011 and went on to reach the quarterfinals.

Argentina, who defeated defending champions Serbia 3-2 to reach the final, face a tricky away clash with Germany. The Argentines lead their series 5-2, although they were whitewashed 5-0 the last time the two nations met on German soil, in 1991.

Switzerland and USA will be doing battle for the fourth time when they go head-to-head, and home advantage has always proved pivotal in the past with the Americans holding a 2-1 advantage. The Swiss only gained promotion to the World Group on Monday when they finally sealed a 3-2 victory over Australia after bad light stopped play on Sunday.

Another intriguing match-up sees France travel to newly promoted Canada, while defending champions Serbia are at home against Sweden. The remaining ties see Austria welcome Russia, Czech Republic host Italy, and Japan face Croatia.

WORLD GROUP

Spain (s)(c)(*) v Kazakhstan
Russia (s) v Austria (c)
France (s) v Canada (c)(*)
USA (s) v Switzerland (c)
Italy v Czech Republic (s)(c)
Sweden v Serbia (s)(c)
Japan (c)(*) v Croatia (s)
Germany (c) v Argentina (s)

KEY
{s} Seed
{c} Choice of Ground
{*} Decided by lot

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