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Default World Group Play-off: Australia at Poland (September 13-15, 2013)

POLAND vs AUSTRALIA

TIE PREVIEW

Australia travel to Poland desperate to return to the World Group. They may be the second most successful nation in Davis Cup history but they haven't been in the top tier of the competition since 2007. Poland, on the other hand, are in their first ever World Group play-off and will be looking to reach the top tier of the competition for the first time.
Poland reached the play-off after a 3-1 victory over South Africa. They boast a Top 25 player in Jerzy Janowicz as well as a formidable doubles pair in the form of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.
Australia have faced little difficulty in reaching this year's World Group play-off, defeating Chinese Taipei 5-0 then Uzbekistan 3-1. Bernard Tomic, recalled to the team for the last round, won both of his matches in Uzbekistan and is considered one of the top young players on the tour. The inspirational Lleyton Hewitt, Australia's best Davis Cup player, is also still involved.

Date: 13 Sep - 15 Sep 2013
Venue: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Start times: Day 1: 1600 hrs (1400 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1200 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay), Indoor
Ball: Dunlop Fort Clay Court

POL team nominations:
Jerzy JANOWICZ
Date of birth: 13 Nov 1990
Singles ranking: 14
Lukasz KUBOT
Date of birth: 16 May 1982
Singles ranking: 71
Marcin MATKOWSKI
Date of birth: 15 Jan 1981
Doubles ranking: 18
Mariusz FYRSTENBERG
Date of birth: 08 Jul 1980
Doubles ranking: 20


AUS team nominations:
Bernard TOMIC
Date of birth: 21 Oct 1992
Singles ranking: 52
Marinko MATOSEVIC
Date of birth: 08 Aug 1985
Singles ranking: 56
Lleyton HEWITT
Date of birth: 24 Feb 1981
Singles ranking: 66
Chris GUCCIONE
Date of birth: 30 Jul 1985
Singles ranking: 431

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