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:wavey: Here is where we will confirm captains and teams for this years' TT Davis Cup - there will be a separate thread for the Qualifying Round, which takes place in February.

Davis Cup rules have changed for 2019, following ITF's new format.

ITF changes:
- Davis Cup Finals will be a 18-team competition played in November - 6 groups of 3 teams each. 6 winners of each group + 2 best second place teams qualify to the elimination round (quarterfinals, then semifinals, then final). Ties in November consist of 2 singles matches + 1 doubles match.
- Participating teams are the 4 previous year's semifinalists + 2 WC + 12 winners from a Qualification Round played in February. In the Qualification Round, teams ranked 5th to 16th in previous year's Finals are seeded and play against 12 teams from Zonal Groups. Ties in February consist of 4 singles matches + 1 doubles match player over two days.

TT adjustments:
- No WCs in TT (14 ties played in February, with teams ranked 5th to 18th in previous year's Finals being seeded).
- Teams which do not qualify for the Qualifiers Round will play in World Group I.
- Transition 2018-2019: Qualifiers Round with 2018 quarterfinalists + 8 winners from Play-off ties in Septebmer 2018 + 2 remaining teams with the best DC ranking as seeded teams (these two teams being last to be given byes if necessary). If there are 15 or more teams remaining, DC rankings are used to decide the other 14 spots.

New rules (Link - TT rules post #7).

How to sign up

In the 4th post there is a list of countries in Finals/Qualifying Round/World Group I. Teams which are not listed in post #4 are also allowed to play, as long as they're formed by two players from the same TT nationality. First of all, could all those who have been appointed captain by virtue of their ranking confirm (or decline) their acceptance of this position by 6 PM CET Monday 7th January. If a player declines the captaincy (or fails) to confirm then the next highest ranked player who wants it will get it. That player will then be the captain for the whole of 2019. The captain will be responsible for picking the team and the line ups for each DC tie, but does not neccessarily have to play him or herself.

The next step is to then pick the teams for the first round of DC matches. You can pick 2,3 or 4 players to be in the team and choose using whatever methods you like. The teams must be confirmed by 6 PM CET Thursday 17th January so that I can make the draw and any players who don't make their country's team or whose team has a bye can sign up for the Challengers played the same week as DC.

Then, the team captains need to confirm their line ups to me by 6 PM CET Wednesday 30th January, i.e. who is playing singles, doubles and the reverse singles (singles matches played on Sunday). This only applies to teams with 3 or 4 players as teams with only 2 will automatically play singles and doubles.

Deadlines
Monday 7th January 6 PM CET - Captains confirm.
Thursday 17th January 6 PM CET - Teams confirmed.
Wednesday 30th January 6 PM CET - Captains confirm line ups for first round ties.
 

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Teams - TT DC 2019

Qualified to Davis Cup Finals

Italy
Captain: Spadea TT

Papua New Guinea
Captain: jpaulo1610

Russia
Captain: Hidalgo

USA
Captain: chowdahead25

Byes - Qualifiers Round

Greece
Captain: Belludal

Great Britain
Captain: sdtoot

Canada
Captain: ibreak4coffee

Croatia
Captain: Edy.

France
supertom
Normand
Aaron Kstein
Captain: supertom

Australia
Markmik
jervisjames
Captain: Markmik

China
petesampras_1
chenhw
Shaddad
Captain: petesampras_1

Netherlands
Ad Wim
ircoffee
Captain: Ad Wim

Germany
Ertl93
Mahqz
PortlandTimbers
Captain: PortlandTimbers

Qualifiers Round

Argentina
rjd?
diego36arg
Captain: diego36arg

Belarus
gux
anny
Captain: gux

Brazil
Rodrigo R3
Bulker95
sergiodmm
Captain: sergiodmm

Egypt
abollo
batates
Captain: abollo

India
buji
Prakharulz
Captain: buji

Norway
bry17may
Litotes
Captain: bry17may

Poland
slazlo
ZabaletaFan
Captain: slazlo

Portugal
Rumpas
GPina
Captain: Rumpas

Serbia
Igorche
Tristanslav
Captain: Igorche

Spain
alwaysfan
supertec
Captain: alwaysfan
 

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Draws - TT DC 2019

Davis Cup Finals

Seeded teams:

1.

Draw:

Final

???

SF

???

QF (Winning nations qualify for Davis Cup Finals 2020)

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Group Stage

???

Qualifiers Round

Seeded teams:

1. Greece
2. Great Britain
3. Canada
4. Croatia
5. France
6. Australia
7. China
8. Netherlands
9. Germany
10. Argentina
11. Portugal
12. Brazil
13. Egypt
14. Serbia

Draw

February/2019 - Winning nations qualify for Davis Cup Finals 2019

(1) Greece vs bye
(2) Great Britain vs bye
(3) Canada vs bye
(4) Croatia vs bye
(5) France vs bye
(6) Australia vs bye
(7) China vs bye
(8) Netherlands vs bye
(9) Germany vs bye
(10) Argentina vs Norway
(11) Portugal vs India
(12) Brazil vs Poland
(13) Egypt vs Belarus
(14) Serbia vs Spain

(s) = Seeded

Past results

2018 - Italy 3:2 Russia
2017 - Papua New Guinea 4:1 Greece
2016 - Austria 3:2 Greece
2015 - Great Britain 4:1 Brazil
2014 - USA 3:2 Germany
2013 - Russia 5:0 USA
2012 - USA 4:1 Serbia
2011 - Argentina 4:1 USA
2010 - USA 4:0 Argentina
2009 - France 5:0 Argentina
2008 - Romania 4:1 Australia
2007 - Serbia 3:0 Singapore
2006 - Finland 3:2 Netherlands
 

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Deadlines

Monday 7th January 6 PM CET - Captains confirm.

Qualified for Davis Cup Finals

All captains confirmed

Qualifiers Round (max. 28 teams) or World Group I

Thursday 17th January 6 PM CET - Team nominations for Qualifiers Round.

ARG: diego36arg

Wednesday 30th January 6 PM CET - Captains confirm line ups for Qualifiers Round.

BRA: Sergiodmm
 

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Important: nationality changes are only allowed during the off-season.
 

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Would you like to be the captain of your nation's TT DC team in 2019? Please confirm (or decline) the capitaincy. Don't forget to decline if you're not interested in the position.

Monday 7th January 6 PM CET - Captains confirm.

Qualified for Davis Cup Finals

ITA: @Spadea TT
RUS: @digor
PNG: @jpaulo1610
USA: @Mae


Qualifiers Round (max. 28 teams) or World Group I

ARG: @Gallina
AUS: @Peta Pan
AUT: @joe87
CAN: @a1canada
CHN: @petesampras_1
CRO: @Edy.
FRA: @supertom
GBR: @sdtoot
GER: @PortlandTimbers
GRE: @Belludal
NED: @Himalaya
POR: @Rumpas
BEL: @ZellKFF
BLR: @gux
BRA: @sergiodmm
BUL: @Vocelov
EGY: @abollo
ESP: @alwaysfan
IND: @buji
IRL: @NextGenKing
MON: @JMG
NOR: @bry17may
POL: @slazlo
SRB: @Igorche
SVK: @Transcender
 

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Yes, I would like. I only don't know if there is any other portuguese players
 

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I confirm as captain for India. Have to check if any other TT players still want to play for the Indian team. Thanks, Murilo!
 

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yes please in!

if @Holmzy won't let me know in next few days, somebody could swap countries maybe? :)
 

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Really surprised, that I am the best-ranked German player right now. Started the year as German #7 and improved only from #59 to #43. :surprise:

Captaincy confirmed.
 

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I think @dinkulpus would be best suited for this position than me, and our ranking is separated by only a few places nevertheless. I would also decline the opportunity to play DC and instead will play in a challenger that week, thanks for the invitation!
 

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@chowdahead25 @Markmik @Marita @dinkulpus
Would you like to be the captain of your nation's TT DC team in 2019? Please confirm (or decline) the capitaincy. Don't forget to decline if you're not interested in the position.

Monday 7th January 6 PM CET - Captains confirm.

Qualified for Davis Cup Finals

ITA: Spadea TT
RUS: Digor
PNG: Jpaulo1610
USA: chowdahead25


Qualifiers Round (max. 28 teams) or World Group I

ARG: Marita
AUS: Markmik
AUT: Joe87
CAN: a1canada
CHN: PeteSampras_1
FRA: supertom
GBR: Sdtoot
NED: Himalaya
BEL: ZellKFF
BRA: Sergiodmm
BUL: dinkulpus
EGY: Abollo
ESP: Alwaysfan
MON: JMG
NOR: bry17may
SVK: Transcender
 

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Re: Tennis Tipping Davis Cup 2019 - Captains confirm

I play but decline capitany for Argentina because my english is very poor.
 
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