2014/07/23

Draw Announced for 2014 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs

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(April 8, 2014) The draw for the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs was held on Tuesday at the ITF’s headquarters in London. The World Group play-offs will take place on September 12-14 alongside the World Group semifinals.

The winning nations in the World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2015 World Group, while the losing nations will compete in their respective Zone Group I competitions in 2015.

Seeds for the draw were based on the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of April 7.

The draw is as follows:

2014 World Group play-offs (12-14 September)

India (c) v Serbia (s)

Brazil (c) v Spain (s)

Israel (c) v Argentina (s)

Canada (s) (c) v Colombia

USA (s) (c) v Slovak Republic

Australia (s) (c) v Uzbekistan

Netherlands (c) (*) v Croatia (s)

Ukraine (c) v Belgium (s)

(s) denotes seeded nation

(c) denotes choice of ground

(*) denotes choice of ground determined by lot

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Switzerland, France and Italy Stage Comebacks to Clinch Berths in Davis Cup Semis

(April 6, 2014) France, Italy and the Czech Republic each had to rally from 1-2 down going into Sunday’s play in Davis Cup and each team won their final two rubbers to join the Czech Republic in the semifinals which will take place September 12-14.

France came back from a 0-2 deficit on Friday to beat Germany, closing out the tie on Sunday with wins from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils. It’s only the eighth time in Davis Cup history that a team has come back from being down two matches to none. They will face the Czech Republic in the semifinals who beat Japan 5-0.

Tsonga dominated Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Tsonga hit 45 winners in the match.

Gael Monfils sealed the win for France, beating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-2. Monfils won the first five games of the match and shut out his opponent in the second set tiebreak.

Team Italy came into Sunday’s play down 1-2. An inspired Fabio Fognini beat Wimbledon champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level the tie at 2-2. Andreas Seppi completed the comeback by topping James Ward 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

It will be the first time in 16 years that Italy has reached the semifinals of Davis Cup. Italy has won the Davis Cup only once, back in 1976.

Italy will face Switzerland next.

Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer won their matches on Sunday to seal Switzerland’s win over a game Kazakhstan team 3-2.

Wawrinka leveled the tie at 2-2 with Kazakhstan rallying to beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 for his first point of the weekend. The Australian Open champion lost his opening singles match to Golubev and the doubles where he teamed up with Federer. The Swiss did not allow any break points during the match.

For the first time in his career, Roger Federer played a live fifth rubber in a Davis Cup tie. No. 4 Federer held back No.  64 Andrey Golubev 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-

For Switzerland, they have sealed a berth in their first Davis Cup semifinal in 11 years. They’ll play Italy at home for a chance to reach the final.

 

The nations competing in the World Group play-offs which take place the same weekend as the semifinals are:

World Group first round losing nations: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain and USA.

Zone Group I second round winning nations: Brazil, Croatia, Colombia, India, Israel, Slovak Republic, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The draw for the play-offs will take place on Tuesday.

Davis Cup Results:

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

 

CZECH REPUBLIC defeated JAPAN 5-0

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoor)

 

Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 67(5) 76(5) 61 75

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 64 36 46 62

Lukas Rosol/Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 64 64 64

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 63 36 64

Jiri Vesely (CZE) d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 64

 

FRANCE defeated GERMANY 3-2

Venue: Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy, FRA (hard – indoor)

 

Tobias Kamke (GER) d. Julien Benneteau (FRA) 76(8) 63 62

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 57 76(3) 36 76(8) 86

Julien Benneteau/Michael Llodra (FRA) d. Andre Begemann/Tobias Kamke (GER) 61 76(5) 46 75

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Tobias Kamke (GER) 63 62 64

Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 61 76(0) 62

 

ITALY defeated GREAT BRITAIN 3-2

Venue: Tennis Club Napoli, Naples, ITA (clay – outdoor)

 

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. James Ward (GBR) 64 26 64 61

Andy Murray (GBR) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 64 75 63

Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR) d. Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 62 36 75

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Andy Murray (GBR) 63 63 64

Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. James Ward (GBR) 64 63 64

 

SWITZERLAND defeated KAZAKHSTAN 3-2

Venue: Palexpo, Geneva, SUI (hard – indoor)

 

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) d. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 76(5) 62 36 76(5)

Roger Federer (SUI) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 64 62

Andrey Golubev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) d. Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 76(5) 46 76(6)

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 67(4) 64 64 64

Roger Federer (SUI) d. Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 76(0) 62 63

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

BRAZIL defeated ECUADOR 3-1

Venue: Francisco Segura Cano, Guayaquil, ECU (clay – outdoor)

 

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) d. Julio-Cesar Campozano (ECU) 64 26 64 64

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Guilherme Clezar (BRA) 67(3) 64 1-1 ret.

Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Gonzalo Escobar/Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) 62 60 63

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) d. Emilio Gomez (ECU) 64 67(10) 61 61

Julio-Cesar Campozano (ECU) v Guilherme Clezar (BRA) – not played

 

COLOMBIA defeated DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4-1

Venue: Estadio de Tenis “Alvaro Carlos Jordan”, Cali, COL (clay – outdoor)

 

Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Jose Hernandez (DOM) 62 46 64 67(3) 62

Alejandro Falla (COL) d. Victor Estrella (DOM) 46 62 57 62 62

Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL) d. Victor Estrella/Jose Hernandez (DOM) 63 62 64

Peter Bertran (DOM) d. Robert Farah (COL) 26 61 64

Juan-Sebastian Cabal (COL) d. Jose Olivares (DOM) 60 61
ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

UZBEKISTAN defeated CHINA, P.R. 3-2

Venue: Tianjin Tennis Center, Tianjin, CHN (hard – outdoor)

 

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Zhang Ze (CHN) 64 46 36 63 64

Wu Di (CHN) d. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 16 76(4) 76(4) 36 97

Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) 64 62 62

Wu Di (CHN) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 16 75 63 75

Farrukh Dustov (UZB) d. Zhang Ze (CHN) 62 16 63 67(4) 63

 

INDIA defeated KOREA, REPUBLIC 3-1

Venue: Spo1 Tennis Courts, Busan, KOR (hard – outdoor)

 

Somdev Devvarman (IND) d. Chung Hyeon (KOR) 76(4) 76(3) 64

Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) d. Sanam Singh (IND) 76(5) 64 64

Rohan Bopanna/Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Lee Hyung-Taik/Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 76(4) 57 76(2) 63

Somdev Devvarman (IND) d. Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 64 57 63 61

Chung Hyeon (KOR) v Sanam Singh (IND) – not played

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

CROATIA defeated POLAND 3-1

Venue: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, POL (hard – indoor)

 

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 61 64 64

Borna Coric (CRO) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 26 62 75 57 64

Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL) d. Marin Draganja/Mate Pavic (CRO) 67(1) 76(4) 46 76(2) 64

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 36 67(5) 64 61 63

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Borna Coric (CRO) – not played

 

ISRAEL defeated SLOVENIA 3-1

Venue: SRC Marina Portoroz, SLO (clay – outdoor)

 

Amir Weintraub (ISR) d. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 46 75 63 36 64

Blaz Rola (SLO) d. Dudi Sela (ISR) 63 64 64

Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR) d. Blaz Rola/Grega Zemlja (SLO) 76(7) 46 76(5) 63

Dudi Sela (ISR) d. Grega Zemlja (SLO) 62 67(5) 60 62

Blaz Rola (SLO) v Amir Weintraub (ISR) – not played

 

UKRAINE defeated SWEDEN 4-1

Venue: Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, SWE (hard – indoor)

 

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Johan Brunstrom (SWE) 64 64 57 36 1311

Artem Smirnov (UKR) d. Markus Eriksson (SWE) 64 61 62

Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt (SWE) d. Sergei Bubka/Denys Molchanov (UKR) 76(4) 67(6) 36 64 108

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Markus Eriksson (SWE) 76(5) 76(4) 64

Sergei Bubka (UKR) d. Robert Lindstedt (SWE) 57 76(3) ret.

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC defeated AUSTRIA 4-1

Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (hard – indoor)

 

Norbert Gombos (SVK) d. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 64 36 63 64

Lukas Lacko (SVK) d. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 76(3) 46 46 62 63

Martin Klizan/Michal Mertinak (SVK) d. Alexander Peya/Dominic Thiem (AUT) 67(4) 36 76(5) 64 64

Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) d. Norbert Gombos (SVK) 76(5) 75

Lukas Lacko (SVK) d. Gerald Melzer (AUT) 46 63 62

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

BARBADOS defeated EL SALVADOR 4-1

Venue: National Tennis Centre, St Michael, BAR (hard – outdoor)

 

Darian King (BAR) d. Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 61 63 63

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Haydn Lewis (BAR) 76 (5) 57 64 76(1)

Darian King/Haydn Lewis (BAR) d. Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 26 64 76(9) ret.

Darian King (BAR) d. Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) 60 1-0 ret.

Seanon Williams (BAR) d. Salvador Andres Bolanos (ESA) 62 67(5) 76(8)

 

MEXICO defeated PERU 3-1

Venue: Club Britania Zavaleta, Puebla, MEX (hard – outdoor)

 

Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Mauricio Echazu (PER) 63 46 76(2) 64

Duilio Beretta (PER) d. Cesar Ramirez (MEX) 26 64 26 61 62

Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Sergio Galdos/Rodrigo Sanchez (PER) 62 61 61

Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Duilio Beretta (PER) 63 76(2) 46 63

Cesar Ramirez (MEX) v Mauricio Echazu (PER) – not played

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFF

 

CHILE defeated PARAGUAY 5-0

Venue: Club Palestino, Santiago, CHI (clay – outdoor)

 

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Juan Borba (PAR) 63 60 61

Christian Garin (CHI) d. Gustavo Ramirez (PAR) 46 63 60 63

Jorge Aguilar/Paul Capdeville (CHI) d. Ramon Delgado/Gustavo Ramirez (PAR) 62 64 64

Jorge Aguilar (CHI) d. Juan-Carlos Ramirez (PAR) 64 62

Christian Garin (CHI) d. Juan Borba (PAR) 62 61

 

BOLIVIA defeated GUATEMALA 3-1

Venue: Country Club Cochabamba, Cochabamba, BOL (clay – outdoor)

 

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Federico Zeballos (BOL) 76(8) 76(4) 76(4)

Hugo Dellien (BOL) d. Andres Bucaro (GUA) 62 63 75

Hugo Dellien/Federico Zeballos (BOL) d. Andres Bucaro/Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) 76(3) 75 64

Hugo Dellien (BOL) d. Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) 63 36 62 46 62

Federico Zeballos (BOL) v Andres Bucaro (GUA) – not played

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

PAKISTAN defeated PHILIPPINES 3-2

Venue: Philippine Columbian Association, Manila, PHI (clay – indoor)

 

Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) d. Aqeel Khan (PAK) 75 64 64

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) d. Samir Iftihkar (PAK) 64 63 61

Aqeel Khan/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) d. Ruben Gonzales/Treat Huey (PHI) 75 63 62

Aqeel Khan (PAK) d. Johnny Arcilla (PHI) 46 61 26 63 5-1 ret.

Aisam Qureshi (PAK) d. Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) 62 63 36 64

 

THAILAND defeated KUWAIT 4-1

Venue: The National Tennis Development Centre, Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

 

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Abdulhameed Alshatti (KUW) 60 60 60

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) d. Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) 36 76(8) 76(4) 36 75

Pruchya Isarow/Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA) d. Hasan Al Mousa/Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) 76(2) 75 63

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) 62 76(12) 16 61

Warit Sornbutnark (THA) d. Ali Ghareeb (KUW) 63 64

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFF

 

SRI LANKA defeated VIETNAM 3-2

Venue: The 198 Tennis Club, Da Lat City, VIE (hard – outdoor)

 

Minh-Quan Do (VIE) d. Dineshkanthan Thangarajan (SRI) 63 64 64

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 62 63 62

Sharmal Dissanayake/Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Minh-Quan Do/Quoc-Khanh Le (VIE) 64 75 63

Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) d. Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) 62 63 64

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Minh-Quan Do (VIE) 63 75 60

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

LITHUANIA defeated SOUTH AFRICA 3-2

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

 

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) d. Jean Andersen (RSA) 63 76(2) 63

Rik de Voest (RSA) d. Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 76(5) 76(3) 26 76(4)

Jean Andersen/Raven Klaasen (RSA) d. Ricardas Berankis/Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 36 63 63 76(5)

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) d. Rik de Voest (RSA) 62 64 57 75

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Ruan Roelofse 76(5) 36 76(3) 64

 

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA defeated FINLAND 3-2

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Juho Paukku (FIN) 63 76(4) 64

Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 36 76(3) 36 63 86

Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 63 76(4) 62

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 75 76(1) 61

Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Juho Paukku (FIN) 36 46 63 75 64

 

MOLDOVA defeated BELARUS 4-1

Venue: Manejul de Atletica Usoara, Chisinau, MDA (clay – indoor)

 

Radu Albot (MDA) d. Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) 62 62 36 62

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) d. Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) 75 76(5) 63

Egor Gerasimov/Max Mirnyi (BLR) d. Andrei Ciumac/Andrei Gorban (MDA) 63 62 60

Radu Albot (MDA) d. Egor Gerasimov (BLR) 36 16 63 61 62

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) d. Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) 76(3) 76(2)

 

DENMARK defeated LUXEMBOURG 5-0

Venue: Hillerod Tennis Klub, DEN (hard – indoor)

 

Martin Pedersen (DEN) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 64 61

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) 63 64 57 67(5) 61

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) 46 64 57 64 62

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 36 62

Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) d. Christophe Tholl (LUX) 62 63

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

 

MONACO defeated NORWAY 5-0

Venue: Oslo Tennis Arena, Oslo, NOR (hard – indoor)

 

Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Viktor Durasovic (NOR) 61 62 64

Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Joachim Bjerke (NOR) 76(7) 63 63

Guillaume Couillard/Thomas Oger (MON) d. Stian Boretti/Erling Tveit (NOR) 62 64 63

Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Joachim Bjerke (NOR) 76(5) 64

Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Viktor Durasovic (NOR) 61 62

 

BULGARIA defeated GREECE 4-1

Venue: Ilioupoli Tennis Club, Athens, GRE (clay – outdoor)

 

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) 63 63 60

Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Theodoros Angelinos (GRE) 64 63 16 63

Grigor Dimitrov/Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Alexandros Jakupovic/Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) 76(4) 62 64

Alexandros Jakupovic (GRE) d. Dinko Halachev (BUL) 76(2) 61

Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Charalampos Kapogiannis (GRE) 57 60 61

 

IRELAND defeated EGYPT 3-2

Venue: Castleknock Tennis Club, Dublin, IRL (hard – indoor)

 

James McGee (IRL) d. Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) 60 63 62

Mohamed Safwat (EGY) d. Sam Barry (IRL) 36 75 75 76(5)

Sam Barry/James Cluskey (IRL) d. Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 62 76(6) 62

James McGee (IRL) d. Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 75 64 63

Mazen Osama (EGY) d. Daniel Glancy (IRL) 76(4) 76(5)

 

MOROCCO defeated CYPRUS 4-1

Venue: Complexe Sportif Al Amal, Casablanca, MAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Sergis Kyratzis (CYP) d. Hicham Khaddari (MAR) 26 62 61 75

Lamine Ouahab (MAR) d. Petros Chrysochos (CYP) 63 64 64

Lamine Ouahab/Mehdi Ziadi (MAR) d. Petros Chrysochos/Rares Cuzdriorean (CYP) 76(6) 61 36 46 64

Lamine Ouahab (MAR) d. Sergis Kyratzis (CYP) 60 60 60

Ayoub Chakrouni (MAR) d. Constantinos Ioannides (CYP) 63 62

 

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Davis Cup: Switzerland Trails 1-2 While Great Britain Leads 2-1 Going into Day 3

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(April 5, 2014) Switzerland find itself on the verge of elimination in Geneva as Kazakhstan’s  Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov won the doubles rubber over the team of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6(5), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5) to give them a 2-1 lead going into day 3 of their Davis Cup quarterfinal tie.

In Sunday’s reverse singles, No. 3 Wawrinka is on tap to play the No. 56th  Mikhail Kukushkin before Federer plays Golubev.

The winner of the tie will face the winner of Great Britain versus Italy. Andy Murray won two matches on Saturday to give Britain a 2-1 lead. The Scot finished up his singles match which carried over from Friday due to darkness. He also paired up with Colin Fleming to take the doubles.

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

CZECH REPUBLIC defeated JAPAN 5-0

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoor)

Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 67(5) 76(5) 61 75

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 64 36 46 62

Lukas Rosol/Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 64 64 64

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 63 36 64

Jiri Vesely (CZE) d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 64

GERMANY leads FRANCE 2-1

Venue: Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy, FRA (hard – indoor)

Tobias Kamke (GER) d. Julien Benneteau (FRA) 76(8) 63 62

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 57 76(3) 36 76(8) 86

Julien Benneteau/Michael Llodra (FRA) d. Andre Begemann/Tobias Kamke (GER) 61 76(5) 46 75

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Tobias Kamke (GER)

Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

GREAT BRITAIN leads ITALY 2-1

Venue: Tennis Club Napoli, Naples, ITA (clay – outdoor)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. James Ward (GBR) 64 26 64 61

Andy Murray (GBR) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 64 75 63

Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR) d. Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 62 36 75

Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Andy Murray (GBR)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v James Ward (GBR)

KAZAKHSTAN leads SWITZERLAND 2-1

Venue: Palexpo, Geneva, SUI (hard – indoor)

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) d. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 76(5) 62 36 76(5)

Roger Federer (SUI) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 64 62

Andrey Golubev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) d. Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 76(5) 46 76(6)

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Roger Federer (SUI) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ)

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

BRAZIL leads ECUADOR 2-1

Venue: Francisco Segura Cano, Guayaquil, ECU (clay – outdoor)

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) d. Julio-Cesar Campozano (ECU) 64 26 64 64

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Guilherme Clezar (BRA) 67(3) 64 1-1 ret.

Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Gonzalo Escobar/Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) 62 60 63

Emilio Gomez (ECU) v Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)

Julio-Cesar Campozano (ECU) v Guilherme Clezar (BRA)

COLOMBIA defeated DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3-0

Venue: Estadio de Tenis “Alvaro Carlos Jordan”, Cali, COL (clay – outdoor)

Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Jose Hernandez (DOM) 62 46 64 67(3) 62

Alejandro Falla (COL) d. Victor Estrella (DOM) 46 62 57 62 62

Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL) d. Victor Estrella/Jose Hernandez (DOM) 63 62 64

Santiago Giraldo (COL) v Victor Estrella (DOM)

Alejandro Falla (COL) v Jose Hernandez (DOM)

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

CHINA, P.R. level with UZBEKISTAN 2-2

Venue: Tianjin Tennis Center, Tianjin, CHN (hard – outdoor)

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Zhang Ze (CHN) 64 46 36 63 64

Wu Di (CHN) d. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 16 76(4) 76(4) 36 97

Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) 64 62 62

Wu Di (CHN) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 16 75 63 75

Zhang Ze (CHN) v Farrukh Dustov (UZB)

INDIA defeated KOREA, REPUBLIC 3-1

Venue: Spo1 Tennis Courts, Busan, KOR (hard – outdoor)

Somdev Devvarman (IND) d. Chung Hyeon (KOR) 76(4) 76(3) 64

Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) d. Sanam Singh (IND) 76(5) 64 64

Rohan Bopanna/Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Lee Hyung-Taik/Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 76(4) 57 76(2) 63

Somdev Devvarman (IND) d. Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 64 57 63 61

Chung Hyeon (KOR) v Sanam Singh (IND) – not played

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

CROATIA leads POLAND 2-1

Venue: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, POL (hard – indoor)

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 61 64 64

Borna Coric (CRO) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 26 62 75 57 64

Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL) d. Marin Draganja/Mate Pavic (CRO) 67(1) 76(4) 46 76(2) 64

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) v Marin Cilic (CRO)

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Borna Coric (CRO)

SLOVENIA level with ISRAEL 1-1

Venue: SRC Marina Portoroz, SLO (clay – outdoor)

Amir Weintraub (ISR) d. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 46 75 63 36 64

Blaz Rola (SLO) d. Dudi Sela (ISR) 63 64 64

Blaz Rola/Grega Zemlja (SLO) v Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR) – no play on Saturday due to rain

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Blaz Rola (SLO) v Amir Weintraub (ISR)

UKRAINE leads SWEDEN 2-1

Venue: Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, SWE (hard – indoor)

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Johan Brunstrom (SWE) 64 64 57 36 1311

Artem Smirnov (UKR) d. Markus Eriksson (SWE) 64 61 62

Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt (SWE) d. Sergei Bubka/Denys Molchanov (UKR) 76(4) 67(6) 36 64 108

Markus Eriksson (SWE) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

Isak Arvidsson (SWE) v Artem Smirnov (UKR)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC defeated AUSTRIA 3-0

Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (hard – indoor)

Norbert Gombos (SVK) d. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 64 36 63 64

Lukas Lacko (SVK) d. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 76(3) 46 46 62 63

Martin Klizan/Michal Mertinak (SVK) d. Alexander Peya/Dominic Thiem (AUT) 67(4) 36 76(5) 64 64

Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Norbert Gombos (SVK) v Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

BARBADOS leads EL SALVADOR 2-1

Venue: National Tennis Centre, St Michael, BAR (hard – outdoor)

Darian King (BAR) d. Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 61 63 63

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Haydn Lewis (BAR) 76 (5) 57 64 76(1)

Darian King/Haydn Lewis (BAR) d. Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 26 64 76(9) ret.

Darian King (BAR) v Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)

Haydn Lewis (BAR) v Rafael Arevalo (ESA)

MEXICO leads PERU 2-1

Venue: Club Britania Zavaleta, Puebla, MEX (hard – outdoor)

Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Mauricio Echazu (PER) 63 46 76(2) 64

Duilio Beretta (PER) d. Cesar Ramirez (MEX) 26 64 26 61 62

Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Sergio Galdos/Rodrigo Sanchez (PER) 62 61 61

Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) v Duilio Beretta (PER)

Cesar Ramirez (MEX) v Mauricio Echazu (PER)

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFF

CHILE defeated PARAGUAY 3-0

Venue: Club Palestino, Santiago, CHI (clay – outdoor)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Juan Borba (PAR) 63 60 61

Christian Garin (CHI) d. Gustavo Ramirez (PAR) 46 63 60 63

Jorge Aguilar/Paul Capdeville (CHI) d. Ramon Delgado/Gustavo Ramirez (PAR) 62 64 64

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) v Gustavo Ramirez (PAR)

Christian Garin (CHI) v Juan Borba (PAR)

BOLIVIA leads GUATEMALA 2-1

Venue: Country Club Cochabamba, Cochabamba, BOL (clay – outdoor)

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Federico Zeballos (BOL) 76(8) 76(4) 76(4)

Hugo Dellien (BOL) d. Andres Bucaro (GUA) 62 63 75

Hugo Dellien/Federico Zeballos (BOL) d. Andres Bucaro/Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) 76(3) 75 64

Hugo Dellien (BOL) v Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA)

Federico Zeballos (BOL) v Andres Bucaro (GUA)

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

PHILIPPINES level with PAKISTAN 2-2

Venue: Philippine Columbian Association, Manila, PHI (clay – indoor)

Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) d. Aqeel Khan (PAK) 75 64 64

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) d. Samir Iftihkar (PAK) 64 63 61

Aqeel Khan/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) d. Ruben Gonzales/Treat Huey (PHI) 75 63 62

Aqeel Khan (PAK) d. Johnny Arcilla (PHI) 46 61 26 63 5-1 ret.

Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) v Aisam Qureshi (PAK)

THAILAND defeated KUWAIT 4-1

Venue: The National Tennis Development Centre, Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Abdulhameed Alshatti (KUW) 60 60 60

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) d. Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) 36 76(8) 76(4) 36 75

Pruchya Isarow/Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA) d. Hasan Al Mousa/Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) 76(2) 75 63

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) 62 76(12) 16 61

Warit Sornbutnark (THA) d. Ali Ghareeb (KUW) 63 64

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFF

SRI LANKA defeated VIETNAM 3-2

Venue: The 198 Tennis Club, Da Lat City, VIE (hard – outdoor)

Minh-Quan Do (VIE) d. Dineshkanthan Thangarajan (SRI) 63 64 64

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 62 63 62

Sharmal Dissanayake/Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Minh-Quan Do/Quoc-Khanh Le (VIE) 64 75 63

Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) d. Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) 62 63 64

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Minh-Quan Do (VIE) 63 75 60

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

SOUTH AFRICA leads LITHUANIA 2-1

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) d. Jean Andersen (RSA) 63 76(2) 63

Rik De Voest (RSA) d. Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 76(5) 76(3) 26 76(4)

Jean Andersen/Raven Klaasen (RSA) d. Ricardas Berankis/Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 36 63 63 76(5)

Rik De Voest (RSA) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

Jean Andersen (RSA) v Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA leads FINLAND 2-1

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Juho Paukku (FIN) 63 76(4) 64

Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 36 76(3) 36 63 86

Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 63 76(4) 62

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

Juho Paukku (FIN) v Mirza Basic (BIH)

MOLDOVA leads BELARUS 2-1

Venue: Manejul de Atletica Usoara, Chisinau, MDA (clay – indoor)

Radu Albot (MDA) d. Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) 62 62 36 62

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) d. Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) 75 76(5) 63

Egor Gerasimov/Max Mirnyi (BLR) d. Andrei Ciumac/Andrei Gorban (MDA) 63 62 60

Radu Albot (MDA) v Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR)

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) v Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR)

DENMARK defeated LUXEMBOURG 3-0

Venue: Hillerod Tennis Klub, DEN (hard – indoor)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 64 61

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) 63 64 57 67(5) 61

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) 46 64 57 64 62

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) v Mike Scheidweiler (LUX)

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

MONACO defeated NORWAY 3-0

Venue: Oslo Tennis Arena, Oslo, NOR (hard – indoor)

Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Viktor Durasovic (NOR) 61 62 64

Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Joachim Bjerke (NOR) 76(7) 63 63

Guillaume Couillard/Thomas Oger (MON) d. Stian Boretti/Erling Tveit (NOR) 62 64 63

Joachim Bjerke (NOR) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

BULGARIA defeated GREECE 3-0

Venue: Ilioupoli Tennis Club, Athens, GRE (clay – outdoor)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) 63 63 60

Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Theodoros Angelinos (GRE) 64 63 16 63

Grigor Dimitrov/Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Alexandros Jakupovic/Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) 76(4) 62 64

Alexandros Jakupovic (GRE) v Dinko Halachev (BUL)

Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) v Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

IRELAND leads EGYPT 2-1

Venue: Castleknock Tennis Club, Dublin, IRL (hard – indoor)

James McGee (IRL) d. Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) 60 63 62

Mohamed Safwat (EGY) d. Sam Barry (IRL) 36 75 75 76(5)

Sam Barry/James Cluskey (IRL) d. Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 62 76(6) 62

James McGee (IRL) v Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

Sam Barry (IRL) v Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY)

MOROCCO leads CYPRUS 2-1

Venue: Complexe Sportif Al Amal, Casablanca, MAR (clay – outdoor)

Sergis Kyratzis (CYP) d. Hicham Khaddari (MAR) 26 62 61 75

Lamine Ouahab (MAR) d. Petros Chrysochos (CYP) 63 64 64

Lamine Ouahab/Mehdi Ziadi (MAR) d. Petros Chrysochos/Rares Cuzdriorean (CYP) 76(6) 61 36 46 64

Lamine Ouahab (MAR) v Sergis Kyratzis (CYP)

Hicham Khaddari (MAR) v Petros Chrysochos (CYP)

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Draws Announced for 2014 Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinals and Zone Group Ties

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(April 3, 2014) The ITF has announced the draws for the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and Zone Group ties taking place on 4-6 April. A total of 27 ties are taking place this weekend.

 

The eight winners of the Zone Group I second round ties will qualify for the World Group play-offs on 12-14 September, with the draw due to be held at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday 8 April at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT). The eight seeds will be based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of April 7.

 

 

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

JAPAN v CZECH REPUBLIC

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoor)

Tatsuma Ito (JPN) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)

Taro Daniel (JPN) v Lukas Rosol (CZE)

Tatsuma Ito/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) v Radek Stepanek/Jiri Vesely (CZE)

Tatsuma Ito (JPN) v Lukas Rosol (CZE)

Taro Daniel (JPN) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)

FRANCE v GERMANY

Venue: Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy, FRA (hard – indoor)

Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Tobias Kamke (GER)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

Michael Llodra/Gael Monfils (FRA) v Andre Begemann/Tobias Kamke (GER)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Tobias Kamke (GER)

Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

ITALY v GREAT BRITAIN

Venue: Tennis Club Napoli, Naples, ITA (clay – outdoor)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) v James Ward (GBR)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Andy Murray (GBR)

Simone Bolelli/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins (GBR)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Andy Murray (GBR)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v James Ward (GBR)

SWITZERLAND v KAZAKHSTAN

Venue: Palexpo, Geneva, SUI (hard – indoor)

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ)

Roger Federer (SUI) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Evgeny Korolev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ)

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Roger Federer (SUI) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ)

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

ECUADOR v BRAZIL

Venue: Francisco Segura Cano, Guayaquil, ECU (clay – outdoor)

Ecuador

Emilio Gomez

Julio-Cesar Campozano

Giovanni Lapentti

Gonzalo Escobar

Captain: Raul Viver

Brazil

Rogerio Dutra Silva

Guilherme Clezar

Bruno Soares

Marcelo Melo

Captain: Joao Zwetsch

COLOMBIA v DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Venue: Estadio de Tenis “Alvaro Carlos Jordan”, Cali, COL (clay – outdoor)

Colombia

Santiago Giraldo

Alejandro Falla

Juan-Sebastian Cabal

Robert Farah

Captain: Mauricio Hadad

Dominican Republic

Victor Estrella

Jose Hernandez

Roberto Cid

Peter Bertran

Captain: Rafael Moreno

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

CHINA, P.R. v UZBEKISTAN

Venue: Tianjin Tennis Center, Tianjin, CHN (hard – outdoor)

Zhang Ze (CHN) v Denis Istomin (UZB)

Wu Di (CHN) v Farrukh Dustov (UZB)

Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) v Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB)

Wu Di (CHN) v Denis Istomin (UZB)

Zhang Ze (CHN) v Farrukh Dustov (UZB)

KOREA, REPUBLIC v INDIA

Venue: Spo1 Tennis Courts, Busan, KOR (hard – outdoor)

Chung Hyeon (KOR) v Somdev Devvarman (IND)

Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) v Sanam Singh (IND)

Lee Hyung-Taik/Noh Sang-Woo (KOR) v Rohan Bopanna/Saketh Myneni (IND)

Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) v Somdev Devvarman (IND)

Chung Hyeon (KOR) v Sanam Singh (IND)

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

POLAND v CROATIA

Venue: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, POL (hard – indoor)

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Marin Cilic (CRO)

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) v Borna Coric (CRO)

Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL) v Marin Draganja/Mate Pavic (CRO)

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) v Marin Cilic (CRO)

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Borna Coric (CRO)

SLOVENIA v ISRAEL

Venue: SRC Marina Portoroz, SLO (clay – outdoor)

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Amir Weintraub (ISR)

Blaz Rola (SLO) v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Blaz Rola/Grega Zemlja (SLO) v Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR)

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Blaz Rola (SLO) v Amir Weintraub (ISR)

SWEDEN v UKRAINE

Venue: Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, SWE (hard – indoor)

Isak Arvidsson (SWE) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

Markus Eriksson (SWE) v Artem Smirnov (UKR)

Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt (SWE) v Sergei Bubka/Denys Molchanov (UKR)

Markus Eriksson (SWE) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

Isak Arvidsson (SWE) v Artem Smirnov (UKR)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC v AUSTRIA

Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (hard – indoor)

Norbert Gombos (SVK) v Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)

Lukas Lacko/Michal Mertinak (SVK) v Gerald Melzer/Alexander Peya (AUT)

Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Norbert Gombos (SVK) v Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

BARBADOS v EL SALVADOR

Venue: National Tennis Centre, St Michael, BAR (hard – outdoor)

Barbados

Darian King

Haydn Lewis

Seanon Williams

Russell Moseley

Captain: Kevin Yarde

El Salvador

Marcelo Arevalo

Rafael Arevalo

Salvador Bolanos

Juan Diego Telles

Captain: Roberto Salazar

MEXICO v PERU

Venue: Club Britania Zavaleta, Puebla, MEX (hard – outdoor)

Mexico

Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela

Miguel Gallardo-Valles

Cesar Ramirez

Santiago Gonzalez

Captain: Jorge Lozano

Peru

Duilio Beretta

Mauricio Echazu

Sergio Galdos

Rodrigo Sanchez

Captain: Luis Horna

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFF

CHILE v PARAGUAY

Venue: Club Palestino, Santiago, CHI (clay – outdoor)

Chile

Paul Capdeville

Gonzalo Lama

Christian Garin

Jorge Aguilar

Captain: Nicolas Massu

Paraguay

Ramon Delgado

Gustavo Ramirez

Juan-Carlos Ramirez

Juan Borba

Captain: Paulo Carvallo

BOLIVIA v GUATEMALA

Venue: Country Club Cochabamba, Cochabamba, BOL (clay – outdoor)

Bolivia

Hugo Dellien
Federico Zeballos
Boris Arias
Mauricio Doria Medina
Captain: Mauricio Solis

Guatemala

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa

Stefan Emilio Gonzalez

Andres Bucaro

Captain: Anthony Vasquez

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

PHILIPPINES v PAKISTAN

Venue: Philippine Columbian Association, Manila, PHI (clay – indoor)

Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) v Aqeel Khan (PAK)

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Samir Iftihkar (PAK)

Johnny Arcilla/Treat Huey (PHI) v Aqeel Khan/Aisam Qureshi (PAK)

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Aqeel Khan (PAK)

Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) v Samir Iftihkar (PAK)

THAILAND v KUWAIT

Venue: The National Tennis Development Centre, Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

Pruchya Isarow (THA) v Abdulhameed Alshatti (KUW)

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) v Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW)

Pruchya Isarow/Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA) v Hasan Al Mousa/Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW)

Pruchya Isarow (THA) v Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW)

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) v Abdulhameed Alshatti (KUW)

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFF

VIETNAM v SRI LANKA

Venue: The 198 Tennis Club, Da Lat City, VIE (hard – outdoor)

Minh-Quan Do (VIE) v Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI)

Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) v Harshana Godamanna (SRI)

Quoc-Khanh Le/Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) v Sharmal Dissanayake/Harshana Godamanna (SRI)

Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) v Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI)

Minh-Quan Do (VIE) v Harshana Godamanna (SRI)

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

SOUTH AFRICA v LITHUANIA

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

Jean Andersen (RSA) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

Rik De Voest (RSA) v Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

Jean Andersen/Raven Klaasen (RSA) v Ricardas Berankis/Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

Rik De Voest (RSA) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

Jean Andersen (RSA) v Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

FINLAND v BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

Juho Paukku (FIN) v Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Mirza Basic (BIH)

Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH)

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

Juho Paukku (FIN) v Mirza Basic (BIH)

MOLDOVA v BELARUS

Venue: Manejul de Atletica Usoara, Chisinau, MDA (clay – indoor)

Radu Albot (MDA) v Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR)

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) v Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR)

Radu Albot/Andrei Ciumac (MDA) v Uladzimir Ignatik/Max Mirnyi (BLR)

Radu Albot (MDA) v Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR)

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) v Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR)

DENMARK v LUXEMBOURG

Venue: Hillerod Tennis Klub, DEN (hard – indoor)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Mike Scheidweiler (LUX)

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX)

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) v Mike Scheidweiler (LUX)

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

NORWAY v MONACO

Venue: Oslo Tennis Arena, Oslo, NOR (hard – indoor)

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

Joachim Bjerke (NOR) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

Stian Boretti/Erling Tveit (NOR) v Guillaume Couillard/Thomas Oger (MON)

Joachim Bjerke (NOR) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

GREECE v BULGARIA

Venue: Ilioupoli Tennis Club, Athens, GRE (clay – outdoor)

Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

Theodoros Angelinos (GRE) v Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

Alexandros Jakupovic/Charalampos Kapogiannis (GRE) v Grigor Dimitrov/Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

Theodoros Angelinos (GRE) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) v Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

IRELAND v EGYPT

Venue: Castleknock Tennis Club, Dublin, IRL (hard – indoor)

James McGee (IRL) v Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY)

Sam Barry (IRL) v Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

Sam Barry/James McGee (IRL) v Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

James McGee (IRL) v Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

Sam Barry (IRL) v Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY)

MOROCCO v CYPRUS

Venue: Complexe Sportif Al Amal, Casablanca, MAR (clay – outdoor)

Hicham Khaddari (MAR) v Sergis Kyratzis (CYP)

Lamine Ouahab (MAR) v Petros Chrysochos (CYP)

Lamine Ouahab/Mehdi Ziadi (MAR) v Petros Chrysochos/Rares Cuzdriorean (CYP)

Lamine Ouahab (MAR) v Sergis Kyratzis (CYP)

Hicham Khaddari (MAR) v Petros Chrysochos (CYP)

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Davis Cup Draws Asia/Oceania Zone Group II

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(February 13, 2014) The ITF has announced the draws for the two 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group II first round ties taking place on 14-16 February.

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

VIETNAM v PAKISTAN

Venue: The 198 Tennis Club, Da Lat City, VIE (hard – outdoor)

 

Quang-Huy Ngo (VIE) v Aqeel Khan (PAK)

Hoang Thien Nguyen (VIE) v Muhammad Abid (PAK)

Trinh Linh Giang/Quoc Khanh Le (VIE) v Aqeel Khan/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)

Hoang Thien Nguyen (VIE) v Aqeel Khan (PAK)

Quang-Huy Ngo (VIE) v Muhammad Abid (PAK)

 

 

THAILAND v HONG KONG, CHINA

Venue: Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket, THA (hard – indoor)

 

Warit Sornbutnark (THA) v Phillip King (HKG)

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) v Ognian Kolev (HKG)

Pruchya Isarow/Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA) v Phillip King/Ognian Kolev (HKG)

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) v Phillip King (HKG)

Warit Sornbutnark (THA) v Ognian Kolev (HKG)

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Draws announced for 2014 Fed Cup Play-offs

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(February 11, 2014) The ITF has announced the draws for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs on 19-20 April:

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS

Russia [s] [c] v Argentina
Canada [c] v Slovak Republic [s]
USA [s] [c] v France
Spain [s] [c] v Poland

WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

Romania [c] [*] v Serbia [s]
Netherlands [c] [*] v Japan [s]
Sweden [s] [c] [*] v Thailand
Brazil [c] [*] v Switzerland [s]

[s] = seed

[c] = choice of ground

[*] = choice of ground decided by lot

The 2014 World Group and World Group II play-offs will take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 19-20 April. In the semifinals, Czech Republic will be at home to Italy, and Australia has choice of ground against Germany.

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Davis Cup Draws for World Group First Round and Zone Group Ties

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(January 30, 2014) The ITF has announced the official draws for the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 31 January – 2 February. A total of 30 ties are taking place this week.

 

[NB The Asia/Oceania Zone Group I first round tie between China, P.R. and New Zealand was played on 27-29 January.]

 

Live scoring for the World Group first round ties will be available on the official Davis Cup website throughout the weekend. In addition, the English and Spanish websites will feature a live blog, reports, photographs, audio interviews, podcasts and live streaming. There will also be a social media hub where fans can interact on www.daviscup.com/showyourcolours.

 

Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com, www.twitter.com/daviscup, www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis and www.daviscup.tv.

 

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 122 nations taking part in 2014. The competition is 114 years old having been founded in 1900.

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

CZECH REPUBLIC v NETHERLANDS

Venue: CEZ Arena, Ostrava, CZE (hard – indoor)

 

Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Robin Haase (NED)

Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Igor Sijsling (NED)

Lukas Rosol/Jiri Vesely (CZE) v Thiemo de Bakker/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)

Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Robin Haase (NED)

Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Igor Sijsling (NED)

 

JAPAN v CANADA

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoor)

 

Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Peter Polansky (CAN)

Go Soeda (JPN) v Frank Dancevic (CAN)

Yuichi Sugita/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) v Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Frank Dancevic (CAN)

Go Soeda (JPN) v Peter Polansky (CAN)

 

GERMANY v SPAIN

Venue: Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, GER (hard – indoor)

 

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

Florian Mayer (GER) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

Daniel Brands/Tommy Haas (GER) v David Marrero/Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

Florian Mayer (GER) v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

 

FRANCE v AUSTRALIA

Venue: Vendéspace, La Roche sur Yon, FRA (clay – indoor)

 

Richard Gasquet (FRA) v Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

Julien Benneteau/Gael Monfils (FRA) v Chris Guccione/Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

Richard Gasquet (FRA) v Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

 

USA v GREAT BRITAIN

Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA, USA (clay – outdoor)

 

Donald Young (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR)

Sam Querrey (USA) v James Ward (GBR)

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR)

Sam Querrey (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR)

Donald Young (USA) v James Ward (GBR)

 

ARGENTINA v ITALY

Venue: Patinodromo Municipal “Adalberto Lugea”, Mar del Plata, ARG (clay – outdoor)

 

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)

Juan Monaco (ARG) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)

Eduardo Schwank/Horacio Zeballos (ARG) v Simone Bolelli/Filippo Volandri (ITA)

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)

Juan Monaco (ARG) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)

 

KAZAKHSTAN v BELGIUM

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Astana, KAZ (hard – indoor)

 

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v David Goffin (BEL)

Evgeny Korolev/Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) v Kimmer Coppejans/Olivier Rochus (BEL)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v David Goffin (BEL)

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)

 

SERBIA v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Spens Sport Centre, Novi Sad, SRB (hard – indoor)

 

Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) v Roger Federer (SUI)

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

Filip Krajinovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Marco Chiudinelli/Michael Lammer (SUI)

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Roger Federer (SUI)

Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) v Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I

ECUADOR v VENEZUELA

Venue: Francisco Segura Cano, Guayaquil, ECU (clay – outdoor)

 

Julio-Cesar Campozano (ECU) v David Souto (VEN)

Emilio Gomez (ECU) v Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN)

Emilio Gomez/Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) v Luiz David Martinez/Roberto Maytin (VEN)

Emilio Gomez (ECU) v David Souto (VEN)

Julio-Cesar Campozano (ECU) v Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN)

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC v URUGUAY

Venue: Centro Nacional de Tenis Parque del Este, Santo Domingo, DOM (hard – outdoor)

 

Jose Hernandez (DOM) v Martin Cuevas (URU)

Victor Estrella (DOM) v Ariel Behar (URU)

William Kirkman/Jose Olivares (DOM) v Ariel Behar/Martin Cuevas (URU)

Victor Estrella (DOM) v Martin Cuevas (URU)

Jose Hernandez (DOM) v Ariel Behar (URU)

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I

CHINA, P.R. defeated NEW ZEALAND 3-1 (tie played 27-29 January)

Venue: Tianjin Tennis Centre, Tianjin, CHN (hard – indoor)

 

Wu Di (CHN) d. Michael Venus (NZL) 36 76(4) 62 16 63

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Jose Statham (NZL) 67(5) 63 64 64

Marcus Daniell/Michael Venus (NZL) d. Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) 63 76(3) 75

Wu Di (CHN) d. Jose Statham (NZL) 67(5) 67(1) 63 75 64

Zhang Ze (CHN) v Michael Venus (NZL) not played

 

INDIA v CHINESE TAIPEI

Venue: ITC Tennis Stadium, Indore, IND (hard – outdoor)

 

Yuki Bhambri (IND) v Yang Tsung-Hua (TPE)

Somdev Devvarman (IND) v Chen Ti (TPE)

Rohan Bopanna/Saketh Myneni (IND) v Lee Hsin-Han/Peng Hsien-Yin (TPE)

Somdev Devvarman (IND) v Yang Tsung-Hua (TPE)

Yuki Bhambri (IND) v Chen Ti (TPE)

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I

RUSSIA v POLAND

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Karen Khachanov (RUS) v Jerzy Janowicz (POL)

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) v Michal Przysiezny (POL)

Teymuraz Gabashvili/Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) v Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL)

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) v Jerzy Janowicz (POL)

Karen Khachanov (RUS) v Michal Przysiezny (POL)

 

SLOVENIA v PORTUGAL

Venue: Teniski Klub Triglav Kranj, Kranj, SLO (hard – indoor)

 

Janez Semrajc (SLO) v Joao Sousa (POR)

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Gastao Elias (POR)

Blaz Kavcic/Grega Zemlja (SLO) v Gastao Elias/Joao Sousa (POR)

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Joao Sousa (POR)

Janez Semrajc (SLO) v Gastao Elias (POR)

 

UKRAINE v ROMANIA

Venue:  Megaron Tennis Club, Dnipropetrovsk, UKR (hard – indoor)

 

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Adrian Ungur (ROU)

Iliya Marchenko (UKR) v Victor Hanescu (ROU)

Sergei Bubka/Denys Molchanov (UKR) v Victor Hanescu/Horia Tecau (ROU)

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Victor Hanescu (ROU)

Iliya Marchenko (UKR) v Adrian Ungur (ROU)

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC v LATVIA

Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (hard – indoor)

 

Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Martins Podzus (LAT)

Martin Klizan (SVK) v Andis Juska (LAT)

Martin Klizan/Michal Mertinak (SVK) v Arturs Lazdins/Janis Podzus (LAT)

Lukas Lacko (SVK) v Andis Juska (LAT)

Martin Klizan (SVK) v Martins Podzus (LAT)

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II

BARBADOS v CHILE

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Bridgetown, BAR (hard – outdoor)

 

Haydn Lewis (BAR) v Gonzalo Lama (CHI)

Darian King (BAR) v Christian Garin (CHI)

Darian King/Haydn Lewis (BAR) v Jorge Aguillar/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI)

Darian King (BAR) v Gonzalo Lama (CHI)

Haydn Lewis (BAR) v Christian Garin (CHI)

 

PARAGUAY v EL SALVADOR

Venue: Club Internacional de Tenis – Estadio Victor Pecci, Asuncion, PAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Juan Borba (PAR) v Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)

Diego Galeano (PAR) v Rafael Arevalo (ESA)

Diego Galeano/Juan Carlos Ramirez (PAR) v Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA)

Diego Galeano (PAR) v Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)

Juan Borba (PAR) v Rafael Arevalo (ESA)

 

BOLIVIA v PERU

Venue: Club de Tenis Trinidad, Trinidad, BOL (clay – outdoor)

 

Federico Zeballos (BOL) v Mauricio Echazu (PER)

Hugo Dellien (BOL) v Sergio Galdos (PER)

Hugo Dellien/Federico Zeballos (BOL) v Duilio Beretta/Sergio Galdos (PER)

Hugo Dellien (BOL) v Mauricio Echazu (PER)

Federico Zeballos (BOL) v Sergio Galdos (PER)

 

GUATEMALA v MEXICO

Venue: Federacion Nacional de Tenis de Campo, Guatemala City, GUA (hard – outdoor)

 

Luciano Ramazzini (GUA) v Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) v Tigre Hank (MEX)

Stefan Emilio Gonzalez/Sebastien Vidal (GUA) v Miguel Gallardo-Valles/Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)

Luciano Ramazzini (GUA) v Tigre Hank (MEX)

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) v Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II

SRI LANKA v PHILIPPINES

Venue: Sri Lanka Tennis Association Courts, Colombo, SRI (hard – outdoor)

 

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) v Patrick-John Tierro (PHI)

Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (SRI) v Ruben Gonzales (PHI)

Harshana Godamanna/Rajeev Rajapakse (SRI) v Johnny Arcilla/Treat Huey (PHI)

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) v Ruben Gonzales (PHI)

Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (SRI) v Patrick-John Tierro (PHI)

 

KUWAIT v INDONESIA

Venue: Kuwait Tennis Federation Center, Mishref, KUW (hard – outdoor)

 

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) v David Agung Susanto (INA)

Abdullah Maqdas (KUW) v Elbert Sie (INA)

Mohammad Ghareeb/Abdullah Maqdas (KUW) v Wisnu Adi Nugroho/Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA)

Abdullah Maqdas (KUW) v David Agung Susanto (INA)

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) v Elbert Sie (INA)

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II

SOUTH AFRICA v MONACO

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

 

Rik de Voest (RSA) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

Nikala Scholtz (RSA) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

Raven Klaasen/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) v Guillaume Couillard/Thomas Oger (MON)

Rik de Voest (RSA) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

Nikala Scholtz (RSA) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

 

NORWAY v LITHUANIA

Venue: Oslo Tennis Arena, Oslo, NOR (hard – indoor)

 

Joachim Bjerke (NOR) v Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

Stian Boretti/Viktor Durasovic (NOR) v Ricardas Berankis/Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

Joachim Bjerke (NOR) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) v Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)

 

FINLAND v BULGARIA

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Alexander Lazov (BUL)

Micke Kontinen (FIN) v Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Tihomir Grozdanov/Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL)

Micke Kontinen (FIN) v Alexander Lazov (BUL)

 

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA v GREECE

Venue: Mojmilo Sports Hall, Sarajevo, BIH (carpet – indoor)

 

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Alexandros Jakupovic (GRE)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) v Markos Kalovelonis (GRE)

Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) v Alexandros Jakupovic/Markos Kalovelonis (GRE)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) v Alexandros Jakupovic (GRE)

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Markos Kalovelonis (GRE)

 

BELARUS v IRELAND

Venue: Republic Olympic Training Center for Tennis, Minsk, BLR (hard – indoor)

 

Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) v Daniel Glancy (IRL)

Egor Gerasimov (BLR) v John Morrissey (IRL)

Alexander Bury/Max Mirnyi (BLR) v James Cluskey/David O’Hare (IRL)

Egor Gerasimov (BLR) v Daniel Glancy (IRL)

Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) v John Morrissey (IRL)

 

MOLDOVA v EGYPT

Venue: Manejul de Atletica Usoara, Chisnau, MDA (hard – indoor)

 

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) v Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

Radu Albot (MDA) v Karim Hossam (EGY)

Radu Albot/Andrei Ciumac (MDA) v Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

Radu Albot (MDA) v Mohamed Safwat (EGY)

Maxim Dubarenco (MDA) v Karim Hossam (EGY)

 

MOROCCO v LUXEMBOURG

Venue: Club Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc, Rabat, MAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Yassine Idmbarek (MAR) v Gilles Muller (LUX)

Hicham Khaddari (MAR) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

Mehdi Jdi/Younes Rachidi (MAR) v Gilles Muller/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX)

Hicham Khaddari (MAR) v Gilles Muller (LUX)

Yassine Idmbarek (MAR) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

 

DENMARK v CYPRUS

Venue: Hørsholm-Rungsted Tennisklub, Copenhagen, DEN (hard – indoor)

 

Martin Pedersen (DEN) v Sergis Kyratzis (CYP)

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Petros Chrysochos (CYP)

Frederik Nielsen/Thomas Kromann (DEN) v Christos Hadjigeorgiou/Photos Photiades (CYP)

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Sergis Kyratzis (CYP)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) v Petros Chrysochos (CYP)

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Nominations announced for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II ties

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(January 29, 2014) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties taking place on 8-9 February.

 

Five Zone Group events are also taking place in the week commencing 3 February: Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Budapest, Hungary (4-9 February); Americas Zone Group I in Lambare, Paraguay (5-8 February); Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II in Astana, Kazakhstan (5-8 February); and Europe/Africa Zone Group III in Tallinn, Estonia (5-8 February).

 

All nations contesting the Zone Group I events will be bidding to qualify for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs on 19-20 April, with two teams qualifying from the Europe/Africa Zone, and one team from both the Americas and Asia/Oceania Zones.

 

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 95 nations taking part in 2014. The event celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013 in the ITF’s centenary year. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor, and Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es, www.twitter.com/fedcup, www.facebook.com/FedCup and www.fedcup.tv

 

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

USA v ITALY

Venue: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH (hard – indoors)

 

USA
Madison Keys

Alison Riske

Christina McHale

Lauren Davis

Captain: Mary Joe Fernandez

 

Italy

Karin Knapp

Camila Giorgi

Nastassja Burnett

Alice Matteucci

Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

 

SPAIN v CZECH REPUBLIC

Venue: Centro de Tenis Blas Infante, Seville (clay – outdoors)

 

Spain

Carla Suarez Navarro

Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor

Silvia Soler-Espinosa

Lara Arruabarrena

Captain: Conchita Martinez

 

Czech Republic

Petra Kvitova

Lucie Safarova

Klara Zakopalova

Andrea Hlavackova

Captain: Petr Pala

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC v GERMANY

Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava (hard – indoors)

 

Slovak Republic

Dominika Cibulkova

Daniela Hantuchova

Magdalena Rybarikova

Jana Cepelova

Captain: Matej Liptak

 

Germany

Angelique Kerber

Sabine Lisicki

Andrea Petkovic

Julia Goerges

Captain: Barbara Rittner

 

AUSTRALIA v RUSSIA

Venue: Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart (hard – outdoors)

 

Australia

Samantha Stosur

Casey Dellacqua

Ashleigh Barty

Storm Sanders

Captain: Alicia Molik

 

Russia

Victoria Kan

Irina Khromacheva

Valeria Solovyeva

Veronika Kudermetova

Captain: Anastasia Myskina

 

WORLD GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

CANADA v SERBIA

Venue: Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard, Montreal (hard – indoors)

 

Canada

Eugenie Bouchard

Sharon Fichman

Gabriela Dabrowski

Aleksandra Wozniak

Captain: Sylvain Bruneau

 

Serbia

Bojana Jovanovski

Vesna Dolonc

Jovana Jaksic

Aleksandra Krunic

Captain: Dejan Vranes

 

SWEDEN v POLAND

Venue: Borashallen, Boras (hard – indoors)

 

Sweden

Johanna Larsson

Sofia Arvidsson

Rebecca Peterson

Hilda Melander

Captain: Lars-Anders Wahlgren

 

Poland

Agnieszka Radwanska

Katarzyna Piter

Paula Kania

Alicja Rosolska

Captain: Tomasz Wiktorowski

 

FRANCE v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Stade de Coubertin, Paris (hard – indoors)

 

France

Alize Cornet

Kristina Mladenovic

Caroline Garcia

Virginie Razzano

Captain: Amelie Mauresmo

 

Switzerland

Stefanie Voegele

Belinda Bencic

Viktorija Golubic

Timea Bacsinszky

Captain: Heinz Guenthardt

 

ARGENTINA v JAPAN

Venue: Pilara Tennis Club, Buenos Aires (clay – outdoors)

 

Argentina

Paula Ormachea

Maria Irigoyen

Florencia Molinero

Catalina Pella

Captain: Maria-Jose Gaidano

 

Japan

Kurumi Nara

Misaki Doi

Risa Ozaki

Shuko Aoyama

Captain: Yuka Kaneko

 

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Nominations announced for Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and Zone Group ties

 

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(January 21, 2014) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 31 January – 2 February. A total of 31 ties are taking place next week.

 

[NB The Asia/Oceania Zone Group I first round tie between China, P.R. and New Zealand is being played on 27-29 January.]

 

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 122 nations taking part in 2014. The competition is 114 years old having been founded in 1900.

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

CZECH REPUBLIC v NETHERLANDS

Venue: CEZ Arena, Ostrava, CZE (hard – indoor)

 

Czech Republic

Tomas Berdych

Radek Stepanek

Lukas Rosol

Jiri Vesely

Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

 

Netherlands

Robin Haase

Igor Sijsling

Thiemo de Bakker

Jean-Julien Rojer

Captain: Jan Siemerink

 

JAPAN v CANADA

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoor)

 

Japan

Kei Nishikori

Go Soeda

Yuichi Sugita

Yasutaka Uchiyama

Captain: Minoru Ueda

 

Canada

Milos Raonic

Vasek Pospisil

Frank Dancevic

Daniel Nestor

Captain: Martin Laurendeau

 

GERMANY v SPAIN

Venue: Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, GER (hard – indoor)

 

Germany

Tommy Haas

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Florian Mayer

Daniel Brands

Captain: Carsten Arriens

 

Spain

Feliciano Lopez

Fernando Verdasco

Roberto Bautista Agut

David Marrero

Captain: Carlos Moya

 

FRANCE v AUSTRALIA

Venue: Vendéspace, La Roche sur Yon, FRA (clay – indoor)

 

France

Richard Gasquet

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Gael Monfils

Julien Benneteau

Captain: Arnaud Clement

 

Australia

Lleyton Hewitt

Nick Kyrgios

Christopher Guccione

Thanasi Kokkinakis

Captain: Patrick Rafter

 

USA v GREAT BRITAIN

Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA, USA (clay – outdoor)

 

USA

John Isner

Sam Querrey

Mike Bryan

Bob Bryan

Captain: Jim Courier

 

Great Britain

Andy Murray

James Ward

Kyle Edmund

Colin Fleming

Captain: Leon Smith

 

ARGENTINA v ITALY

Venue: Patinodromo Municipal “Adalberto Lugea”, Mar del Plata, ARG (clay – outdoor)

 

Argentina

Carlos Berlocq

Juan Monaco

Horacio Zeballos

Eduardo Schwank

Captain: Martin Jaite

 

Italy

Fabio Fognini

Andreas Seppi

Filippo Volandri

Simone Bolelli

Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

 

KAZAKHSTAN v BELGIUM

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Astana, KAZ (hard – indoor)

 

Kazakhstan

Mikhail Kukushkin

Andrey Golubev

Evgeny Korolev

Denis Yevseyev

Captain: Dias Doskarayev

 

Belgium

David Goffin

Ruben Bemelmans

Olivier Rochus

Germain Gigounon

Captain: Johan van Herck

 

SERBIA v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Spens Sport Centre, Novi Sad, SRB (hard – indoor)

 

Serbia

Dusan Lajovic

Filip Krajinovic

Ilija Bozoljac

Nenad Zimonjic

Captain: Bogdan Obradovic

 

Switzerland

Stanislas Wawrinka

Marco Chiudinelli

Henri Laaksonen

Michael Lammer

Captain: Severin Luthi

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I

ECUADOR v VENEZUELA

Venue: Francisco Segura Cano, Guayaquil, ECU (clay – outdoor)

 

Ecuador

Emilio Gomez

Julio-Cesar Campozano

Giovanni Lapentti

Gonzalo Escobar

Captain: Raul Viver

 

Venezuela

David Souto

Ricardo Rodriguez

Luis David Martinez

Roberto Maytin

Captain: William Campos

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC v URUGUAY

Venue: Centro Nacional de Tenis Parque del Este, Santo Domingo, DOM (hard – outdoor)

 

Dominican Republic

Victor Estrella

Jose Hernandez

Peter Bertran

Jose Olivares

Captain: Rafael Moreno

 

Uruguay

Martin Cuevas

Ariel Behar

Rodrigo Senattore

Santiago Maresca

Captain: Enrique Perez

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I

CHINA, P.R. v NEW ZEALAND (tie to be played 27-29 January)

Venue: Tianjin Tennis Centre, Tianjin, CHN (hard – indoor)

 

China, P.R.

Wu Di

Zhang Ze

Gong Mao-Xin

Li Zhe

Captain: Jiang Wei

 

New Zealand

Jose Statham

Michael Venus

Artem Sitak

Marcus Daniell

Captain: Alistair Hunt

 

INDIA v CHINESE TAIPEI

Venue: ITC Tennis Stadium, Indore, IND (hard – outdoor)

 

India

Somdev Devvarman

Yuki Bhambri

Saketh Myneni

Rohan Bopanna

Captain: Anand Amritraj

 

Chinese Tapei

Yang Tsung-Hua

Chen Ti

Peng Hsien-Yin

Lee Hsin-Han

Captain: Liu Tai-Wei

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I

RUSSIA v POLAND

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Russia

Dmitry Tursunov

Teymuraz Gabashvili

Andrey Kuznetsov

Karen Khachanov

Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

 

Poland

Jerzy Janowicz

Michal Przysiezny

Mariusz Fyrstenberg

Marcin Matkowski

Captain: Radoslaw Szymanik

 

SLOVENIA v PORTUGAL

Venue: Teniski Klub Triglav Kranj, Kranj, SLO (hard – indoor)

 

Slovenia

Blaz Kavcic

Janez Semrajc

Mike Urbanija

Tom Kocevar-Desman

Captain: Blaz Trupej

 

Portugal

Joao Sousa

Gastao Elias

Rui Machado

Frederico Silva

Captain: Nuno Marques

 

UKRAINE v ROMANIA

Venue:  Megaron Tennis Club, Dnipropetrovsk, UKR (hard – indoor)

 

Ukraine

Illya Marchenko

Denys Molchanov

Vladyslav Manafov

Sergei Bubka

Captain: Mikhail Filima

 

Romania

Victor Hanescu

Adrian Ungur

Marius Copil

Horia Tecau

Captain: Andrei Pavel

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC v LATVIA

Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (hard – indoor)

 

Slovak Republic

Lukas Lacko

Martin Klizan

Andrej Martin

Michal Mertinak

Captain: Miloslav Mecir

 

Latvia

Ernests Gulbis

Andis Juska

Martins Podzus

Janis Podzus

Captain: Karlis Lejnieks

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II

BARBADOS v CHILE

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Bridgetown, BAR (hard – outdoor)

 

Barbados

Darian King

Haydn Lewis

Seanon Williams

Russell Moseley

Captain: Kevin Yarde

 

Chile

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo

Gonzalo Lama

Jorge Aguilar

Christian Garin

Captain: Nicolas Massu

 

PARAGUAY v EL SALVADOR

Venue: Club Internacional de Tenis – Estadio Victor Pecci, Asuncion, PAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Paraguay

Diego Galeano

Juan-Carlos Ramirez

Juan Borba

Lucas Escobar

Captain: Gustavo Ramirez

 

El Salvador

Marcelo Arevalo

Rafael Arevalo

Sebastian Quiros

Salvador Bolanos

Captain: Roberto Salazar

 

BOLIVIA v PERU

Venue: Club de Tenis Trinidad, Trinidad, BOL (clay – outdoor)

 

Bolivia

tbc

 

Peru

tbc

 

GUATEMALA v MEXICO

Venue: Federacion Nacional de Tenis de Campo, Guatemala City, GUA (hard – outdoor)

 

Guatemala

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa

Luciano Ramazzini

Sebastien Vidal

Stefan Emilio Gonzalez

Captain: Anthony Vasquez

 

Mexico

tbc

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II

SRI LANKA v PHILIPPINES

Venue: Sri Lanka Tennis Association Courts, Colombo, SRI (hard – outdoor)

 

Sri Lanka

Harshana Godamanna

Dineshkanthan Thangarajah

Rajeev Rajapakse

Sharmal Dissanayake

Captain: Rohan de Silva

 

Philippines

Ruben Gonzales

Treat Huey

Johnny Arcilla

Patrick-John Tierro

Captain: Roland Kraut

 

THAILAND v HONG KONG CHINA

Venue: The National Tennis Development Center, Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

 

Thailand

Pruchya Isarow

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul

Warit Sornbutnark

Nuttanon Kadchapanan

Captain: Draipetch Worasinbat

 

Hong Kong China

Phillip King

Ognian Kolev

Kelvin Lam

Andrew Li

Captain: Christopher Lai

 

KUWAIT v INDONESIA

Venue: Kuwait Tennis Federation Center, Mishref, KUW (hard – outdoor)

 

Kuwait

Abdullah Maqdas

Mohammad Ghareeb

Hassan Al Mousa

Abdulrahman Alawadhi

Captain: Khaled Al Foudari

 

Indonesia

David Agung Susanto

Elbert Sie

Wisnu Adi Nugroho

Aditya Hari Sasongko

Captain: Roy Therik

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II

SOUTH AFRICA v MONACO

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

 

South Africa

Rik de Voest

Nikala Scholtz

Izak van der Merwe

Raven Klaasen

Captain: John-Laffnie de Jager

 

Monaco

Benjamin Balleret

Romain Arneodo

Thomas Oger

Guillaume Couillard

Captain: Christophe Boggetti

 

NORWAY v LITHUANIA

Venue: Oslo Tennis Arena, Oslo, NOR (hard – indoor)

 

Norway

Joachim Bjerke

Viktor Durasovic

Stian Boretti

Erling Tveit

Captain: Anders Haseth

 

Lithuania

Ricardas Berankis

Laurynas Grigelis

Lukas Mugevicius

Dovydas Sakinis

Captain: Rimvydas Mugevicius

 

FINLAND v BULGARIA

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Finland

Jarkko Nieminen

Micke Kontinen

Herkko Pollanen

Henri Kontinen

Captain: Kim Tiilikainen

 

Bulgaria

Tihomir Grozdanov

Dimitar Kutrovsky

Alexander Lazov

Dinko Halachev

Captain: Todor Enev

 

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA v GREECE

Venue: Mojmilo Sports Hall, Sarajevo, BIH (carpet – indoor)

 

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Damir Dzumhur

Mirza Basic

Aldin Setkic

Tomislav Brkic

Captain: Amer Delic

 

Greece

Theodoros Angelinos

Alexandros Jakupovic

Markos Kalovelonis

Charalampos Kapogiannis

Captain: George Kalovelonis

 

BELARUS v IRELAND

Venue: Republic Olympic Training Center for Tennis, Minsk, BLR (hard – indoor)

 

Belarus

Egor Gerasimov

Dzmitry Zhyrmont

Alexander Bury

Max Mirnyi

Captain: Vladimir Voltchkov

 

Ireland

Daniel Glancy

John Morrissey

James Cluskey

David O’Hare

Captain: Garry Cahill

 

MOLDOVA v EGYPT

Venue: Manejul de Atletica Usoara, Chisnau, MDA (hard – indoor)

 

Moldova

Radu Albot

Maxim Dubarenco

Andrei Ciumac

Andrei Gorban

Captain: Iurie Gorban

 

Egypt

Mohamed Safwat

Karim Hossam

Sherif Sabry

Mazen Osama

Captain: Khaled Baligh

 

MOROCCO v LUXEMBOURG

Venue: Club Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc, Rabat, MAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Morocco

Hicham Khaddari

Yassine Idmbarek

Younes Rachidi

Mehdi Jdi

Captain: Mehdi Tahiri

 

Luxembourg

Gilles Muller

Ugo Nastasi

Mike Scheidweiler

Christophe Tholl

Captain: Johny Goudenbour

 

DENMARK v CYPRUS

Venue: Hørsholm-Rungsted Tennisklub, Copenhagen, DEN (hard – indoor)

 

Denmark

Frederik Nielsen

Martin Pedersen

Mikael Torpegaard

Thomas Kromann

Captain: Kenneth Carlsen

 

Cyprus

Sergis Kyratzis

Christos Hadjigeorgiou

Petros Chrysochos

Photos Photiades

Captain: Demetris Herodotou

 

 

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Western & Southern Open Schedule for August 10, 2013

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ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
CENTER COURT start 10:00 am
[WC] Nicole Gibbs (USA) vs [18] Johanna Larsson (Sweden) – WTA
Steve Johnson (USA) vs [5] Yen-Hsun Lu (Chinese Taipei) – ATP
[8] Ayumi Morita (Japan) vs Alison Riske (USA) – WTA
[2][Alt] Bernard Tomic (Australia) vs [WC] Robby Ginerpi (USA) – ATP

[2] Madison Keys (USA) vs Vesna Dolonc (Serbia) – WTA

GRANDSTAND start 10:00 am
Denis Kudla (USA) vs [6] Grega Zemlja (Slovenia) – ATP
[6] Andrea Petkovic (Germany) vs [WC] Maria Sanchez (USA) – WTA
[WC] Tim Smyczek (USA) vs [10] Albert Ramos (Spain) – ATP
[1] Urszula Radwanska (Poland) vs Petra Martic (Croatia) – WTA

[11] Francesca Schiavone (Italy) vs Heather Watson (Great Britain) – WTA

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[WC] Melanie Oudin (USA) vs [17] Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) – WTA
Rajeev Ram (USA) vs [7] Adrian Mannarino (France) – ATP
[9] Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) vs Christina Mchale (USA) – WTA
[4] Pablo Andujar (Spain) vs [WC] Eric Quigley (USA)- ATP

[4] Annika Beck (Germany) vs [WC] Shelby Rogers (USA) – WTA

COURT 9 start 10:00 am
[WC] Vania King (USA) vs Paula Ormaechea (Argentina) – WTA
Caroline Garcia (France) vs [21] Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) – WTA
[3] Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) vs Aljax Bdene (Slovenia) – ATP   Benjamin Becker (Germany) vs [8] Lukasz Kubot (Poland) – ATP

Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain) vs [13] Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) – WTA

COURT 4 start 10:00 am
[3] Monica Niculescu (Romania) vs Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) – WTA
[11] Nicolas Mahut (France) vs [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) – ATP
Galina Voskoboeva (Kazakhstan) vs [14] Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) – WTA
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (Spain) vs Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) – WTA

Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) vs [24] Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) – WTA

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
[5] Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) vs Sofia Arvidsson (Sweden) – WTA
Tobias Kamke (Germany) vs [14] Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) – ATP
[WC] Polona Hercog (Slovenia) vs [19] Silvia Soler-Espinosa (Spain) – WTA

[13] Davie Goffin (Belgium) vs [ALT] Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) – ATP

COURT 7 start 10:00 am
[17] Karin Knapp (Italy) vs Lara Arruabarrena (Spain) – WTA
[7] Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) vs Mallory Burdette (USA) – WTA
[10] Jie Zheng (China) vs Anna Tatishvili (Georgia) – WTA

Olga Puchkova (Russia) vs [23] Olga Govortsova (Belarus) – WTA

COURT 10 start 10:00 am
Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) vs [15] Donna Vekic (Coatia) – WTA
Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) – ATP
Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (Romania) – WTA

Not Before 5:00
[1] Ivan Dodig (Croatia) vs Michael Russell (USA) – ATP

DRAWS
Men’s Qualifying
Women’s Qualifying

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