Seeds announced for Draws for 2018 Davis Cup and Fed Cup
(September 18, 2017) The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draws for the 2018 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, which will be held alongside each other for the first time at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Wednesday 20 September at 15:00 local time (14:00 GMT). The Draws will be streamed live on www.daviscup.com and www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis.
Wednesday’s draw ceremony will include the draws for the 2018 Davis Cup World Group, and Fed Cup World Group and World Group II. The draws for Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, Americas Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Group I will also take place.
The draw for 2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I play-off tie on 20-22 October.
Davis Cup World Group
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 18 September. The two finalist nations will both be guaranteed choice of ground.
3. Great Britain
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Canada, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Spain and USA.
Fed Cup World Group
According to the Fed 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 3-4 are in accordance with the latest ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 24 July. The two finalist nations will both be guaranteed choice of ground.
3. Czech Republic
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Seeds for Fed Cup World Group II are also based on the latest Fed Cup Nations Ranking.
Fed Cup World Group II
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Australia, Canada, Slovakia and Spain.
Seeds for the Davis Cup Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: China P.R., Korea Rep., New Zealand, Pakistan
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
2. Chinese Taipei
4. Hong Kong, China
Remaining Nations: Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon and Sri Lanka
Americas Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: Barbados or Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Ecuador
Americas Zone Group II
1. Barbados or Venezuela
3. El Salvador
Remaining Nations: Bolivia, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Uruguay
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
1. Czech Republic
Remaining Nations: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia &Herzegovina, Israel or Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine
The World Group dates for the 2018 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:
World Group first round: 2-4 February
World Group quarterfinals: 6-8 April
World Group semifinals and play-offs: 14-16 September
World Group Final: 23-25 November
The World Group dates for the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:
World Group/World Group II first round: 10-11 February
World Group semifinals; World Group/World Group II play-offs: 21-22 April
World Group Final: 10-11 November