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Old 04-10-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

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Play-offs draw set for Wednesday

The Draw for the 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-offs will take place on Wednesday 12 April at the ITF offices in London at 10:00 GMT (11:00 local time).

The eight seeds are: Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. They will be drawn against Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, Korea Rep., Mexico, Serbia & Montenegro and Thailand.

Seedings are based on the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking, which is published following every Davis Cup weekend. For a full list of the latest rankings, please visit the ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking Page.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

Austria (s) (c)*
v
Mexico

Germany (s) (c)*
v
Thailand

Netherlands (s) (c)
v
Czech Republic

Romania (s) (c)*
v
Korea Rep

Slovak Republic (s) (c)*
v
Belgium

Spain (s) (c)
v
Italy

Sweden (s)
v
Brazil (c)

Switzerland (s) (c)
v
Serbia & Montenegro



Key
(s) = seeded nation
(c) = choice of ground
* = choice of ground decided by lot
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

poor Swedes. what a crappy draw
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

Brasil! Not a bad draw. We will play our first home tie this year, and only the second after the boycott that brought Brazil to Zonal II. I think our chances are good! It's not their best surface, and crowd support will bring energy to players. Mello likes it. Saretta has never played a first day at home, but I think he can do well. And Guga, who knows...
It'll be interesting to see Jonas, ToJo or Joachim here, if they come.

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Old 04-12-2006, 11:40 AM   #5
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Default Re: World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

But terrible draw for Asian teams and Mexico. Oh, now I realize that Sweden is the only WG 2006 team that plays Playoffs away. Terrible luck!
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

Not bad to Brasil. The get to do it at home, and maybe Guga can be in the team. Too bad for he Swedes tough, Peggy sweetie I know you hate this draw.

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Crappy draw for Sweden? FOR SWEDEN?

SCG is going to lose 5-0 and would have had a decent show against almost any of the other countries.

What surface is Switzerland going to pick does anyone think? SCG is pretty well rounded as far as surface goes, so it doesn't matter too too much. It's up to the Swiss to decide the method of the massacre.
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Default Re: World Group Play-Offs (September 22-24, 2006)

Brazil can't complain about the draw. I think the doubles will be the toughest point, but many things can change until September.
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Crappy draw for Sweden? FOR SWEDEN?

SCG is going to lose 5-0 and would have had a decent show against almost any of the other countries.

What surface is Switzerland going to pick does anyone think? SCG is pretty well rounded as far as surface goes, so it doesn't matter too too much. It's up to the Swiss to decide the method of the massacre.
Who knows if Federer will actually play... If he doesn't play, I think Serbia has a really good chance.
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Spain again

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Yes Serbia is finished!!! But I have to laugh Spain and Italy again!!!! cool
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Who knows if Federer will actually play... If he doesn't play, I think Serbia has a really good chance.

I will be very surprised if Federer does not play. He played last year in the Playoffs against Great Britain.
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Sure !! Thai on Clay
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I will be very surprised if Federer does not play. He played last year in the Playoffs against Great Britain.
Who knows? Maybe he doesn't get to play this year.
I hope he doesn't anyway, otherwise Serbia is pretty much out.

What about Spain and Italy, AGAIN!
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Good draw for the Czech's if Stepanek plays they will probably beat netherlands.
Good draw for brazil, I want to see how Guga is playing by september.
poor Italy.
And Austria got lucky I think Mexico was one of the few teams they could beat.
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