(September 21, 2015) Great Britain and Belgium head the seeds for the Draw for the World Group of the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which will take place at the ITF AGM in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday 23 September at 19:00 local time (22:00 GMT). The Draw will be streamed live on www.daviscup.com.
The draws for 2016 Americas Zone Group I, Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Group I will also take place in Santiago. The draws for Americas Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the remaining Davis Cup play-off ties on 30 October – 1 November.
According to the Davis Cup Regulations, the two finalist nations are seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in the World Group for the following year, and will be drawn in opposite halves. Seeds 3-8 are in accordance with the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 21 September.
- Great Britain
- Czech Republic
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Canada, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Poland and USA.
[Please note that Great Britain and USA, and Canada and Japan will both be drawn in opposite halves of the draw as per the Davis Cup Regulation that states “If two Nations have met each other in two successive years in the first round, in the third year they will be drawn in different halves of the draw.”]
Seeds for the Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.
Americas Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: Winner of Barbados v Uruguay, Chile, Dominican Republic and Ecuador
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: China P.R., Korea Rep., New Zealand and Pakistan
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
- Chinese Taipei
Remaining Nations: Kuwait, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: Austria, Winner of Denmark v Sweden, Hungary, Israel, Winner of Lithuania v Slovenia, Portugal, Romania and Russia
The World Group dates for the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:
World Group first round: 4-6 March
World Group quarterfinals: 15-17 July
World Group semifinals and play-offs: 16-18 September
World Group Final: 25-27 November