March 24, 2017

Nominations Announced for Fed Cup World Group and World Group II ties

Nominations Announced for Fed Cup World Group and World Group II ties

ITF: (February 1, 2017) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties taking place on 11-12 February.

Three Zone Group I events are also taking place on 6-11 February: Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Tallinn, Estonia; Americas Zone Group I in Metepec, Mexico; and Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 

All nations contesting the Zone Group I events will be bidding to qualify for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs on 22-23 April, with two teams qualifying from the Europe/Africa Zone, and one team from both the Americas and Asia/Oceania Zones.

 

 

 

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

CZECH REPUBLIC v SPAIN

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

Czech Republic

Karolina Pliskova

Barbora Strycova

Katerina Siniakova

Lucie Safarova

Captain: Petr Pala

Spain

Garbine Muguruza

Lara Arruabarrena

Sara Sorribes Tormo

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez

Captain: Conchita Martinez

 

USA v GERMANY

Venue: Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, USA (hard – outdoor)

 

USA

CoCo Vandeweghe

Alison Riske

Shelby Rogers

Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Captain: Kathy Rinaldi

 

Germany

Laura Siegemund

Andrea Petkovic

Julia Goerges

Carina Witthoeft

Captain: Barbara Rittner

 

BELARUS v NETHERLANDS

Venue: Chizhovka-Arena, Minsk, BLR (hard – indoor)

 

Belarus

Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Aryna Sabalenka

Olga Govortsova

Vera Lapko

Captain: Eduard Dubrou

 

Netherlands

Kiki Bertens

Cindy Burger

Arantxa Rus

Michaella Krajicek

Captain: Paul Haarhuis

 

SWITZERLAND v FRANCE

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

 

Switzerland

Timea Bacsinszky

Viktorija Golubic

Belinda Bencic

Martina Hingis

Captain: Heinz Guenthardt

 

France

Alize Cornet

Kristina Mladenovic

Pauline Parmentier

Captain: Yannick Noah

 

 

WORLD GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

RUSSIA v CHINESE TAIPEI

Venue: Druzhba Sport Complex, Moscow, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Russia

Ekaterina Makarova

Natalia Vikhlyantseva

Anna Blinkova

Anna Kalinskaya

Captain: Anastasia Myskina

 

Chinese Taipei

Chang Kai-Chen

Lee Ya-Hsuan

Hsu Ching-Wen

Chan Chin-Wei

Captain: Wang Shi-Ting

 

ROMANIA v BELGIUM

Venue: Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, ROU (hard – indoor)

 

Romania

Simona Halep

Irina-Camelia Begu

Monica Niculescu

Sorana Cirstea

Captain: Ilie Nastase

 

Belgium

Yanina Wickmayer

Kirsten Flipkens

Elise Mertens

Maryna Zanevska

Captain: Dominique Monami

 

UKRAINE v AUSTRALIA

Venue: Palace of Sports ‘Lokomotiv’, Kharkiv, UKR (hard – indoor)

Ukraine

Elina Svitolina

Lesia Tsurenko

Olga Savchuk

Nadiia Kichenok

Captain: Mikhail Filima

 

Australia

Daria Gavrilova

Ashleigh Barty

Arina Rodionova

Casey Dellacqua

Captain: Alicia Molik

 

ITALY v SLOVAKIA

Venue: PalaGalassi, Forlì, ITA (clay – indoor)

 

Italy

Sara Errani

Francesca Schiavone

Jasmine Paolini

Martina Trevisan

Captain: Tathiana Garbin

 

Slovakia

Jana Cepelova

Rebecca Sramkova

Daniela Hantuchova

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

Captain: Matej Liptak

 

 

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Nominations Announced for Davis Cup World Group First Round and Zone Group Ties

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

 

(January 24, 2017) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 3-5 February. A total of 32 ties will be held next week with the draws for all ties taking place on Thursday 2 February.

 

The Asia/Oceania Zone Group I first round tie between Chinese Taipei and China, P.R will take place on 17-19 February and the draw for that tie will take place on Thursday 16 February.

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

ARGENTINA v ITALY

Venue: Parque Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, ARG (clay – outdoor)

 

Argentina

Diego Schwartzman

Horacio Zeballos

Guido Pella

Leonardo Mayer

Captain: Daniel Orsanic

 

Italy

Paolo Lorenzi

Fabio Fognini

Andreas Seppi

Simone Bolelli

Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

 

GERMANY v BELGIUM

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

 

Germany

Alexander Zverev

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Mischa Zverev

Jan-Lennard Struff

Captain: Michael Kohlmann

 

Belgium

David Goffin

Steve Darcis

Ruben Bemelmans

Joris de Loore

Captain: Johan van Herck

 

AUSTRALIA v CZECH REPUBLIC

Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, AUS (hard – outdoor)

 

Australia

Nick Kyrgios

Jordan Thompson

Sam Groth

John Peers

Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

 

Czech Republic

Jiri Vesely

Radek Stepanek

Jan Satral

Zdenek Kolar

Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

 

USA v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Legacy Arena / BJCC, Birmingham, USA (hard – indoor)

 

USA

John Isner

Jack Sock

Steve Johnson

Sam Querrey

Captain: Jim Courier

 

Switzerland

Marco Chiudinelli

Henri Laaksonen

Adrien Bossel

Antoine Bellier

Captain: Severin Luthi

 

JAPAN v FRANCE

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

 

Japan

Yoshihito Nishioka

Yuichi Sugita

Taro Daniel

Yasutaka Uchiyama

Captain: Minoru Ueda

 

France

Richard Gasquet

Gilles Simon

Nicolas Mahut

Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Captain: Yannick Noah

 

CANADA v GREAT BRITAIN

Venue: The Arena at TD Place, Ottawa, CAN (hard – indoor)

 

Canada

Milos Raonic

Vasek Pospisil

Denis Shapovalov

Daniel Nestor

Captain: Martin Laurendeau

 

Great Britain

Kyle Edmund

Daniel Evans

Jamie Murray

Dominic Inglot

Captain: Leon Smith

 

SERBIA v RUSSIA

Venue: Sportski Centar Cair, Nis, SRB (hard – indoor)

 

Serbia

Novak Djokovic

Viktor Troicki

Dusan Lajovic

Playing captain: Nenad Zimonjic

 

Russia

Andrey Kuznetsov

Karen Khachanov

Daniil Medvedev

Konstantin Kravchuk

Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

 

CROATIA v SPAIN

Venue: Sportska Dvorana Gradski Vrt, Osijek, CRO (hard – indoor)

 

Croatia

Franko Skugor

Nikola Mektic

Ante Pavic

Marin Draganja

Captain: Zeljko Krajan

 

Spain

Rafael Nadal

Roberto Bautista Agut

Pablo Carreno Busta

Marc Lopez

Captain: Conchita Martinez

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA v POLAND

Venue: Arena Zenica, Zenica, BIH (hard – indoor)

 

Bosnia/Herzegovina

Damir Dzumhur

Mirza Basic

Nerman Fatic

Playing captain: Tomislav Brkic

 

Poland

Kamil Majchrzak

Hubert Hurkacz

Lukasz Kubot

Marcin Matkowski

Captain: Radoslaw Szymanik

 

BELARUS v ROMANIA

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

 

Belarus

Ilya Ivashka

Egor Gerasimov

Yaraslav Shyla

Max Mirnyi

Captain: Vladimir Voltchkov

 

Romania

Marius Copil

Adrian Ungur

Nicolae Frunza

Horia Tecau

Captain: Andrei Pavel

 

PORTUGAL v ISRAEL

Venue: Club Internacional de Foot-Ball, Lisbon, POR (clay – indoor)

 

Portugal

Joao Sousa

Gastao Elias

Pedro Sousa

Frederico Ferreira Silva

Captain: Nuno Marques

 

Israel

Dudi Sela

Amir Weintraub

Edan Leshem

Jonathan Erlich

Captain: Eyal Ran

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

SLOVAKIA v HUNGARY

Venue: Aegon Arena NTC, Bratislava, SVK (hard – indoor)

 

Slovakia

Martin Klizan

Jozef Kovalik

Lukas Lacko

Andrej Martin

Captain: Miloslav Mecir

 

Hungary

Marton Fucsovics

Attila Balazs

Gabor Borsos

Levente Godry

Captain: Gabor Koves

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI v CHINA, P.R.

Venue: Kaohsiung Yangming Tennis Courts, Kaohsiung, TPE (hard – outdoor)

 

Chinese Taipei

Jason Jung

Chen Ti

Lee Kuan-Yi

Yi Chu-Huan

Captain: Chiang Jinn-Yen

 

China, P.R.

TBC

 

KOREA, REP. v UZBEKISTAN

Venue: Gimcheon Sports Town Tennis Courts, Gimcheon, KOR (hard – indoor)

 

Korea, Rep.

Chung Hyeon

Duck Hee Lee

Kwon Soon Woo

Lim Yong-Kyu

Captain: Kim Jae-Sik

 

Uzbekistan

Denis Istomin

Sanjar Fayziev

Farrukh Dustov

Jurabek Karimov

Captain: Petr Lebed

 

INDIA v NEW ZEALAND

Venue: MSLTA School of Tennis, Pune, IND (hard – outdoor)

 

India

Saketh Myneni

Ramkumar Ramanathan

Yuki Bhambri

Leander Paes

Captain: Anand Amritraj

 

New Zealand

Finn Tearney

Jose Statham

Michael Venus

Artem Sitak

Captain: Alistair Hunt

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ECUADOR v PERU

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

 

Ecuador

Roberto Quiroz

Emilio Gomez

Ivan Endara

Gonzalo Escobar

Captain: Raul Viver

 

Peru

Juan Pablo Varillas

Mauricio Echazu

Jorge Brian Panta

Nicolas Alvarez

Captain: Pablo Arraya

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC v CHILE

Venue: Centro De Tenis Parque Del Este, Santo Domingo Este, DOM (hard – outdoor)

 

Dominican Republic

Jose Hernandez-Fernandez

Roberto Cid Subervi

Jose Olivares

Nick Hardt

Captain: Rafael Moreno

 

Chile

Christian Garin

Nicolas Jarry

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo

Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera

Captain: Nicolas Massu

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

TUNISIA v SWEDEN

Venue: Tennis courts of Cité Nationale Sportive El Menzah, Tunis, TUN (hard – outdoor)

 

Tunisia

Malek Jaziri

Anis Ghorbel

Mohamed Aziz Dougaz

Aziz Ouakaa

Captain: Adel Brahim

 

Sweden

Patrik Rosenholm

Isak Arvidsson

Andreas Siljestrom

Johan Brunstrom

Captain: Johan Hedsberg

 

CYPRUS v TURKEY

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Nicosia, CYP (hard – outdoor)

 

Cyprus

Petros Chrysochos

Menelaos Efstathiou

Eleftherios Neos

Nicholas Campbell

Captain: Demetris Herodotou

 

Turkey

Marsel Ilhan

Cem Ilkel

Anil Yuksel

Altug Celikbilek

Captain: Haluk Akkoyun

 

LITHUANIA v MADAGASCAR

Venue: Siauliai Tennis School, Siauliai, LTU (hard – indoor)

 

Lithuania

Laurynas Grigelis

Lukas Mugevicius

Tadas Babelis

Tomas Vaise

Captain: Rimvydas Mugevicius

 

Madagascar

Antso Rakotondramanga

Jean-Jacques Rakotohasy

Ando Rasolomalala

Lucas Andriamasilalao

Captain: Thierry Rajaobelina

 

GEORGIA v FINLAND

Venue: New Sport Hall, Tbilisi, GEO (carpet – indoor)

 

Georgia

Nikoloz Basilashvili

George Tsivadze

Zura Tkemaladze

Vazha Shubladze

Captain: David Kvernadze

 

Finland

Patrik Niklas-Salminen

Eero Vasa

Emil Ruusuvuori

Harri Heliovaara

Captain: Kim Tiilikainen

 

LATVIA v NORWAY

Venue: Zemgales Olimpiskais centrs, Jelgava, LAT (hard – indoor)

 

Latvia

Mikelis Libietis

Martins Podzus

Arturs Lazdins

Rudolfs Mednis

Captain: Karlis Lejnieks

 

Norway

Casper Ruud

Viktor Durasovic

Simen Sunde Bratholm

Joachim Bjerke

Captain: Anders Haseth

 

DENMARK v MOROCCO

Venue: Vejlby-Risskov Centret, Aarhus, DEN (carpet – indoor)

 

Denmark

Frederik Nielsen

August Holmgren

Thomas Kromann

Soren Hess-Olesen

Captain: Kenneth Carlsen

 

Morocco

Reda El Amrani

Amine Ahouda

Yassine Idmbarek

Mehdi Jdi

Captain: Mehdi Tahiri

 

SOUTH AFRICA v ESTONIA

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

 

South Africa

Lloyd Harris

Nicolaas Scholtz

Ruan Roelofse

Raven Klaasen

Captain: TBC

 

Estonia

Jurgen Zopp

Vladimir Ivanov

Kenneth Raisma

Mattias Siimar

Captain: Ekke Tiidemann

 

SLOVENIA v MONACO

Venue: Zeleznicarski Teniski Klub, Maribor, SLO (hard – indoor)

 

Slovenia

Grega Zemlja

Blaz Kavcic

Sven Lah

Tilen Zitnik

Captain: Blaz Trupej

 

Monaco

Benjamin Balleret

Lucas Catarina

Romain Arneodo

Thomas Oger

Captain: Guillaume Couillard

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

PAKISTAN v IRAN

Venue: Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad, PAK (hard – outdoor)

 

Pakistan

Mohammad Abid Ali Khan Akbar

Aisam Qureshi

Aqeel Khan

Muhammad Abid

Captain:  Rashid Malik

 

Iran

TBC

 

VIETNAM v HONG KONG, CHINA

Venue: Phu Tho Tennis Club, Ho Chi Minh, VIE (hard – outdoor)

 

Vietnam

Nam Hoang Ly

Thien Nguyen Hoang

Minh Tuan Pham

Dac Tien Nguyen

Captain: Quoc-Bao Truong

 

Hong Kong, China

Wong Hong Kit

Karan Rastogi

Andrew Li

Wong Chun Hun

Captain: Michael Walker

 

PHILIPPINES v INDONESIA

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

 

Philippines

Francis Casey Alcantara

Ruben Gonzales

Treat Huey

Alberto Lim

Captain: Karl Santamaria

 

Indonesia

David Agung Susanto

Aditya Hari Sasongko

Anthony Susanto

Sunu-Wahyu Trijati

Captain: Andrian Raturandang

 

KUWAIT v THAILAND

Venue: Kuwait Tennis Federation Centre, Meshref, KUW (hard – outdoor)

 

Kuwait

Abdullah Maqdes

Abdulhamid Mubarak

Abdulrahman Alawadhi

Mohammad Ghareeb

Captain: Adel al Shatti

 

Thailand

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul

Jirat Navasirisomboon

Sonchat Ratiwatana

Sanchai Ratiwatana

Captain: Vittaya Samrej

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

PARAGUAY v BARBADOS

Venue: Rakiura Resort, Luque, PAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Paraguay

Ayed Zatar

Bruno Britez

Joaquin Vallejo

Lucas Carlos Ribas Crichigno

Captain: Paulo Carvallo

 

Barbados

Darian King

Haydn Lewis

Matthew Foster-Estwick

Seanon Williams

Captain: Damien Applewhaite

 

GUATEMALA v MEXICO

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

 

Guatemala

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa

Wilfredo Gonzalez

Stefan Emilio Gonzalez

Rudy Richter

Captain: Anthony Benjamin Vasquez Rodas

 

Mexico

Lucas Gomez
Luis Patino
Manuel Sanchez
Gerardo Lopez
Captain: David Roditi

 

EL SALVADOR v BOLIVIA

Venue: Circulo Deportivo Internacional, San Salvador, ESA (hard – outdoor)

 

El Salvador

Marcelo Arevalo

Rafael Arevalo

Alberto Emmanuel Alvarado Larin

Jose Baires

Captain: Cesar Nolasco

 

Bolivia

Federico Zeballos

Hugo Dellien

Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar

Rodrigo Banzer

Captain: Mauricio Solis

 

VENEZUELA v BAHAMAS

Venue: Doral Park Country Club, Doral, USA (hard – outdoor)

 

Venezuela

Ricardo Rodriguez

Luis David Martinez

Jordi Munoz-Abreu

Miguel Angel Este

Captain: Yohny Romero

 

Bahamas

Spencer Newman

Philip Wilbert Major

Justin Lunn

Playing captain: Marvin Rolle

 

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2017 Australian Open Men’s First Round Head-to-Heads

2017 Australian Open Men’s First Round Head-to-Heads

Andy MURRAY v Illya MARCHENKO       Andy MURRAY LEADS 1 : 0

2011              Australian Open (AUS)                                Hard (O)         R64        Andy MURRAY                                        6-1 6-3 6-3

Andrey RUBLEV v Yen-Hsun LU       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Alex DE MINAUR v Gerald MELZER       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Quentin HALYS v Sam QUERREY       NO MATCHES PLAYED
John ISNER v Konstantin KRAVCHUK       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ v Mischa ZVEREV       TIED 1 : 1
  • Bucharest (ROU) Clay (O)     R32          Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ           6-4 3-6 6-0
  • Stuttgart Outdoor (GER) Clay (O)     R32          Mischa ZVEREV         6-2 6-4
Malek JAZIRI v Go SOEDA       TIED 0 : 0

2012               Pingguo Challenger (CHN)                           Hard (O)         FR         Go SOEDA                                              6-1 3-6 7-5

Alexander BUBLIK v Lucas POUILLE       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Tomas BERDYCH v Luca VANNI       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Ryan HARRISON v Nicolas MAHUT       Nicolas MAHUT LEADS 1 : 0

2014              Sydney (AUS)                                            Hard (O)         R32        Nicolas MAHUT                                       7-6(2) 7-5

Bjorn FRATANGELO v Noah RUBIN       TIED 0 : 0

2016              Tiburon Challenger (USA)                            Hard (O)         R32        Bjorn FRATANGELO                                6-7(5) 7-5 6-3

Jurgen MELZER v Roger FEDERER       Roger FEDERER LEADS 3 : 1

 2010              Wimbledon (GBR)                                       Grass (O)        R16        Roger FEDERER                                     6-3 6-2 6-3

 2010              U.S. Open (USA)                                        Hard (O)         R16        Roger FEDERER                                     6-3 7-6(4) 6-3

  • Paris Open (FRA) Hard (I)     QF            Roger FEDERER        6-1 7-6(4)
  • Monte Carlo (MON) Clay (O) QF            Jurgen MELZER         6-4 6-4
Albert RAMOS-VINOLAS v Lukas LACKO       Lukas LACKO LEADS 1 : 0
  • Tokyo Outdoor (JPN) Hard (O)    R32          Lukas LACKO            6-0 6-2
Marcel GRANOLLERS v Dudi SELA       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Nicolas ALMAGRO v Jeremy CHARDY       Nicolas ALMAGRO LEADS 5 : 0

 2008              French Open (FRA)                                     Clay (O)          R16        Nicolas ALMAGRO                                   7-6(0) 7-6(7) 7-5

 2010              Miami (USA)                                              Hard (O)         R32        Nicolas ALMAGRO                                   6-2 6-7(9) 6-3

 2010 Gstaad (SUI) Clay (O) QF Nicolas ALMAGRO 6-2 7-6(5)  2013 Shanghai (CHN) Hard (O) R32 Nicolas ALMAGRO 6-3 6-4

 2014              Buenos Aires (ARG)                                    Clay (O)          QF         Nicolas ALMAGRO                                   7-6(7) 6-3

Andrey KUZNETSOV v Kei NISHIKORI       Kei NISHIKORI LEADS 2 : 1

 2010              Eastbourne (GBR)                                      Grass (O)        R32        Andrey KUZNETSOV                               6-4 3-1    RET

 2016              French Open (FRA)                                     Clay (O)          R64        Kei NISHIKORI                                        6-3 6-3 6-3

 2016              Wimbledon (GBR)                                       Grass (O)        R32        Kei NISHIKORI                                        7-5 6-3 7-5

Stan WAWRINKA v Martin KLIZAN       Stan WAWRINKA LEADS 1 : 0

2010              Casablanca (MAR)                                      Clay (O)          R16        Stan WAWRINKA                                     6-4 0-6 6-4

Federico DELBONIS v Steve JOHNSON       Steve JOHNSON LEADS 1 : 0

2016              Cincinnati (USA)                                         Hard (O)         R64        Steve JOHNSON                                     6-4 7-5

James DUCKWORTH v Paolo LORENZI       TIED 0 : 0

2013               Shanghai Qualifying Draw (CHN)                  Hard (O)         R16        Paolo LORENZI                                       7-5 6-4

Damir DZUMHUR v Viktor TROICKI       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Pablo CUEVAS v Diego SCHWARTZMAN       TIED 1 : 1

 2013               Montevideo Challenger (URU)                      Clay (O)         SF          Diego SCHWARTZMAN                            6-2 6-2

  • Hamburg (GER) Clay (O)     R32          Pablo CUEVAS           7-6(4) 6-4
  • Antwerp (BEL) Hard (I)     QF            Diego SCHWARTZMAN              7-6(8) 6-3
Steve DARCIS v Sam GROTH       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Paul-Henri MATHIEU v Andreas SEPPI       Paul-Henri MATHIEU LEADS 4 : 2

 2006              Indian Wells (USA)                                      Hard (O)         R128      Paul-Henri MATHIEU                                2-6 6-4 6-1

  • Paris Open (FRA) Carpet (I)   R64          Paul-Henri MATHIEU  6-2 6-4
  • Gstaad (SUI) Clay (O)     FR            Paul-Henri MATHIEU  6-7(1) 6-4 7-5

 2009              Sydney (AUS)                                            Hard (O)         R32        Paul-Henri MATHIEU                                6-2 2-6 6-3

 2013              Dubai (UAE)                                               Hard (O)         R32        Andreas SEPPI                                        6-3 7-5

 2016              Nice (FRA)                                                 Clay (O)          R16        Andreas SEPPI                                        4-6 6-2 6-4

Gastao ELIAS v Nick KYRGIOS       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA v Thiago MONTEIRO       Thiago MONTEIRO LEADS 1 : 0

2016              Rio De Janeiro (BRA)                                  Clay (O)          R32        Thiago MONTEIRO                                  6-3 3-6 6-4

Dusan LAJOVIC v Stephane ROBERT       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Karen KHACHANOV v Adrian MANNARINO       Karen KHACHANOV LEADS 1 : 0
  • Mouilleron Le Captif Challenger (FRA) Hard (I)     QF            Adrian MANNARINO   2-6 6-2 7-5
  • Chengdu Open (CHN) Hard (O)    R16          Karen KHACHANOV   3-6 6-3 6-1
Pierre-Hugues HERBERT v Jack SOCK       Jack SOCK LEADS 1 : 0

2014              Wimbledon (GBR)                                       Grass (O)       R128      Jack SOCK                                             6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4

Bernard TOMIC v Thomaz BELLUCCI       Thomaz BELLUCCI LEADS 2 : 1
  • Stuttgart Outdoor (GER) Clay (O)     R16          Thomaz BELLUCCI     7-6(6) 6-3
  • Indian Wells (USA) Hard (O)    R128         Bernard TOMIC          6-4 6-3

2016              Shenzhen (CHN)                                        Hard (O)         QF         Thomaz BELLUCCI                                  6-2 6-2

Victor ESTRELLA BURGOS v Aljaz BEDENE       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Facundo BAGNIS v Daniel EVANS       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Jerzy JANOWICZ v Marin CILIC       TIED 1 : 1

 2012              Paris Open (FRA)                                       Hard (I)           R32        Jerzy JANOWICZ                                     7-6(6) 6-2

 2014              Davis Cup (EA1-2R) (POL)                          Hard (I)           R4         Marin CILIC                                             3-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 6-3

Gael MONFILS v Jiri VESELY       TIED 1 : 1

 2014              Wimbledon (GBR)                                       Grass (O)        R64        Jiri VESELY                                             7-6(3) 6-3 6-7(1) 6-7(3) 6-4

 2016              Monte Carlo (MON)                                     Clay (O)          R16        Gael MONFILS                                        6-1 6-2

Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV v Borna CORIC       TIED 1 : 1

 2015              Monte Carlo (MON)                                     Clay (O)          R64        Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV                          7-5 5-7 6-2

 2015              Shanghai (CHN)                                         Hard (O)         R64       Borna CORIC                                          6-3 1-6 7-6(5)

Thomas FABBIANO v Donald YOUNG       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Nikoloz BASILASHVILI v Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER     NO MATCHES PLAYED
Alexander ZVEREV v Robin HAASE       Alexander ZVEREV LEADS 1 : 0

2014              Hamburg (GER)                                          Clay (O)          R64        Alexander ZVEREV                                  6-0 6-2

Frances TIAFOE v Mikhail KUKUSHKIN       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Mikhail YOUZHNY v Marcos BAGHDATIS       Mikhail YOUZHNY LEADS 4 : 3

 2005              Wimbledon (GBR)                                       Grass (O)       R128      Mikhail YOUZHNY                                    6-2 3-6 6-1 6-4

  • Marseille (FRA) Hard (I)     QF            Marcos BAGHDATIS   2-6 7-6(7) 7-5
  • Marseille (FRA) Hard (I)     QF            Marcos BAGHDATIS   7-6(2) 6-3
  • Queen’s (GBR) Grass (O)  R32          Mikhail YOUZHNY      6-4 7-6(3)
  • Kuala Lumpur (MAS) Hard (O)    R16          Mikhail YOUZHNY      6-2 6-3
  • Kuala Lumpur (MAS) Hard (I)     QF            Mikhail YOUZHNY      6-7(5) 7-5 6-1

 2015              Zagreb (CRO)                                            Hard (I)           QF         Marcos BAGHDATIS                                3-6 6-3 6-4

Florian MAYER v Rafael NADAL       TIED 1 : 1

 2002              Spain F20 Futures (ESP)                             Clay (O)         FR          Rafael NADAL                                         7-6(3) 6-4

  • Shanghai (CHN) Hard (O)    R16          Florian MAYER           7-6(5) 6-3
  • Rome (ITA) Clay (O)     R32          Rafael NADAL            6-1 7-5
Roberto BAUTISTA AGUT v Guido PELLA       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Yoshihito NISHIOKA v Alex BOLT       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Daniil MEDVEDEV v Ernesto ESCOBEDO       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Omar JASIKA v David FERRER       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Gilles SIMON v Michael MMOH       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Jared DONALDSON v Rogerio DUTRA SILVA       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Gilles MULLER v Taylor FRITZ       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Dustin BROWN v Milos RAONIC       Milos RAONIC LEADS 1 : 0

2016              U.S. Open (USA)                                        Hard (O)         R128      Milos RAONIC                                         7-5 6-3 6-4

Dominic THIEM v Jan-Lennard STRUFF       TIED 1 : 1
  • Auckland (NZL) Hard (O)    R32          Jan-Lennard STRUFF 6-7(6) 6-4 6-3
  • Monte Carlo (MON) Clay (O) R64          Dominic THIEM          1-6 6-3 6-4
Jordan THOMPSON v Joao SOUSA       Joao SOUSA LEADS 1 : 0

2015              Australian Open (AUS)                                Hard (O)         R128      Joao SOUSA                                           6-4 7-6(5) 6-4

Tommy HAAS v Benoit PAIRE       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Fabio FOGNINI v Feliciano LOPEZ       Feliciano LOPEZ LEADS 2 : 0
  • S. Open (USA) Hard (O)    R16          Feliciano LOPEZ         6-3 7-6(5) 6-1
  • Wimbledon (GBR) Grass (O)  R64          Feliciano LOPEZ         3-6 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3 6-3
Ivo KARLOVIC v Horacio ZEBALLOS       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Adam PAVLASEK v Andrew WHITTINGTON       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Dmitry TURSUNOV v Radek STEPANEK       Dmitry TURSUNOV LEADS 2 : 1
  • Moscow (RUS) Hard (I)     R16          Radek STEPANEK      3-6 6-3 6-1
  • Metz (FRA) Hard (I)     SF            Dmitry TURSUNOV     6-3 6-4
  • Washington (USA) Hard (O)    R16          Dmitry TURSUNOV     4-6 6-4 7-5
Reilly OPELKA v David GOFFIN       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Grigor DIMITROV v Christopher O’CONNELL       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Hyeon CHUNG v Renzo OLIVO       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Radu ALBOT v Carlos BERLOCQ       Carlos BERLOCQ LEADS 1 : 0
  • Bastad (SWE) Clay (O)     R16          Carlos BERLOCQ       5-7 6-4 6-2
Blake MOTT v Richard GASQUET       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Pablo CARRENO BUSTA v Peter POLANSKY       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Kyle EDMUND v Santiago GIRALDO       NO MATCHES PLAYED
Denis ISTOMIN v Ivan DODIG       Ivan DODIG LEADS 1 : 0

2007              Astana Challenger (KAZ)                             Hard (O)         R32        Denis ISTOMIN                                        6-3 6-2

2013              Eastbourne (GBR)                                      Grass (O)        R32        Ivan DODIG                                            6-3 6-4

  • Rome Qualifying Draw (ITA) Clay (O)     R32          Ivan DODIG               6-3 6-3
  • Tashkent Challenger (UZB) Hard (O)    QF            Denis ISTOMIN          6-4 7-6(13)
Fernando VERDASCO v Novak DJOKOVIC       Novak DJOKOVIC LEADS 9 : 4
  • S. Open (USA) Hard (O)    R32          Fernando VERDASCO 6-1 4-6 6-7(2) 6-4 6-4
  • Hamburg (GER) Clay (O)     R32          Fernando VERDASCO 6-4 6-3
  • French Open (FRA) Clay (O) R16          Novak DJOKOVIC      6-3 6-3 7-6(1)

 2007              Madrid (ESP)                                             Hard (I)           R32        Novak DJOKOVIC                                    6-7(7) 6-3 6-3

 2009              Monte Carlo (MON)                                     Clay (O)          QF         Novak DJOKOVIC                                    6-2 4-6 6-3

 2009              U.S. Open (USA)                                        Hard (O)         QF         Novak DJOKOVIC                                    7-6(2) 1-6 7-5 6-2

  • Beijing (CHN) Hard (O)    QF            Novak DJOKOVIC      6-3 1-6 6-1
  • Monte Carlo (MON) Clay (O) SF            Fernando VERDASCO 6-2 6-2

 2010              Rome (ITA)                                                Clay (O)          QF         Fernando VERDASCO                              7-6(4) 3-6 6-4

 2013              Hopman Cup 2013 (AUS)                            Hard (I)           R1          Novak DJOKOVIC                                    6-3 7-5

 2013              Beijing (CHN)                                             Hard (O)         R16        Novak DJOKOVIC                                    7-5 2-6 6-2

  • Australian Open (AUS) Hard (O)    R32          Novak DJOKOVIC      7-6(8) 6-3 6-4
  • Doha (QAT) Hard (O)    R16          Novak DJOKOVIC      6-2 6-2
  • Doha (QAT) Hard (O)    SF            Novak DJOKOVIC      4-6 7-6(7) 6-3
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Johanna Konta Heads Nominations for 2017 Fed Cup Zone Group I Events

ITF: (January 10, 2017) World No. 10 Johanna Konta heads the nominations for the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group I events taking place on 6-11 February in the same week as the Fed Cup World Group and World Group II first round ties on 11-12 February.

 

The ITF has announced the full nominations for Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Tallinn, Estonia; Americas Zone Group I in Metepec, Mexico; and Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 

The draws for all three Zone Group I events will be held at Melbourne Park on Monday 16 January at 10am GMT.

 

All nations contesting the Zone Group I events will be bidding to qualify for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs on 22-23 April, with two teams qualifying from the Europe/Africa Zone, and one team from both the Americas and Asia/Oceania Zones.

 

Eight top 50 players will contest Zone Group I events, with Great Britain’s Konta joined in Europe/Africa Zone Group I by Hungary’s Timea Babos, Croatia’s Ana Konjuh and Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, while in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, hosts Kazakhstan have named Yuliya Putintseva and Yaroslava Shvedova, with Japan being led by Misaki Doi and Naomi Osaka.

 

Nominations for the 2016 Fed Cup World Group and World Group II first round ties on 6-7 February will be announced on Wednesday 1 February.

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I

Venue: Tallink Tennis Centre, Tallinn, Estonia (hard – indoors)

Dates: 8-11 February

 

Austria
Barbara Haas
Tamira Paszek
Julia Grabher
Pia Konig
Captain: Jurgen Waber

 

Bosnia/Herzegovina
Dea Herdzelas
Jelena Simic
Anita Husaric
Nefisa Berberovic
Captain: Vojin Sukalo

 

Bulgaria
Tsvetana Pironkova
Isabella Shinikova
Viktoriya Tomova
Sesil Karatantcheva
Captain: Dora Rangelova

 

Croatia
Ana Konjuh
Donna Vekic
Tena Lukas
Lea Boskovic
Captain: Iva Majoli

 

Estonia
Anett Kontaveit
Valeria Gorlats
Maileen Nuudi
Maria Lota Kaul
Captain: Marten Tamla

 

Georgia
Sofia Shapatava
Ekaterine Gorgodze
Mariam Bolkvadze
Oksana Kalashnikova
Captain: Margalita Chakhnashvili

 

Great Britain

Johanna Konta
Heather Watson
Laura Robson
Jocelyn Rae
Captain: Anne Keothavong

 

Hungary
Timea Babos
Dalma Galfi
Fanni Stollar
Agnes Bukta
Captain: Gabor Juhasz

 

Israel

Julia Glushko
Deniz Khazaniuk
Maya Tahan
Shelly Krolitzky
Captain: Tzipora Hirsh-Obziler

 

Latvia
Jelena Ostapenko
Diana Marcinkevica
Daniela Vismane
Captain: Andis Juska

 

Poland
Magda Linette
Katarzyna Piter
Paula Kania
Magdalena Frech
Captain: Klaudia Jans-Ignacik

 

Portugal
Michelle Larcher de Brito
Ines Murta
Maria Joao Koehler
Joana Vale Costa
Captain: Neuza Silva

 

Serbia
Nina Stojanovic
Ivana Jorovic
Dejana Radanovic
Olga Danilovic
Captain: Tatjana Jecmenica

 

Turkey
Cagla Buyukakcay
Ipek Soylu
Ayla Aksu
Pemra Ozgen
Captain: Alaaddin Karagoz

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I

Venue: Club Deportivo la Asuncion, Metepec, Mexico (hard – outdoors)

Dates: 6-11 February

 

Argentina
Catalina Pella
Nadia Podoroska
Guadalupe Perez Rojas
Maria Irigoyen
Captain: Marcelo Gomez

 

Bolivia
Noelia Zeballos
Hortencia Birnbaumer
Maria-Fernanda Alvarez-Teran
Paola Vargas
Captain: Rolando Nieva

 

Brazil
Teliana Pereira
Carolina Meligeni Rodrigues Alves
Gabriela Ce
Luisa Stefani
Captain: Fernando Roese

 

Canada
Francoise Abanda
Bianca Andreescu
Charlotte Robillard-Millette
Captain: Sylvain Bruneau

 

Chile
Daniela Seguel
Fernanda Brito
Barbara Gatica
Daniela Lopez
Captain: Jorge Ibanez Garcia

 

Colombia
Mariana Duque-Marino
Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez
Emiliana Arango
Maria Camila Osorio Serrano
Captain: Catalina Castano

 

Mexico
Renata Zarazua
Marcela Zacarias
Giuliana Olmos
Nazari Urbina
Captain: Agustin Moreno

 

Paraguay
Veronica Cepede Royg
Montserrat Gonzalez
Camila Giangreco Campiz
Lara Escauriza
Captain: Alfredo de Brix

 

Venezuela
Andrea Gamiz
Aymet Uzcategui
Adriana Perez
Maria Gabriela Linares de Faria
Captain: William Campos

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan (hard – indoors)

Dates: 8-11 February

 

China, P.R.
Duan Ying-Ying
Zhu Lin
Zhang Kai-Lin
Yang Zhaoxuan
Captain: Wang Peng

 

India
Ankita Raina
Karman Kaur Thandi
Snehadevi S Reddy
Sania Mirza
Captain: Nandan Bal

 

Japan
Misaki Doi
Naomi Osaka
Eri Hozumi
Shuko Aoyama
Captain: Toshihisa Tsuchihashi

 

Kazakhstan

Yuliya Putintseva
Yaroslava Shvedova
Galina Voskoboeva
Kamila Kerimbayeva
Captain: Dias Doskarayev

 

Korea, Republic
Jang Su Jeong
Han Na-Lae
Kim Nari
Choi Ji-Hee
Captain: Kim Jin Hee

 

Philippines
Katharina Lehnert
Anna Clarice Patrimonio
Khim Iglupas
Playing captain: Czarina-Mae Arevalo

Thailand
Luksika Kumkhum
Peangtarn Plipuech
Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Kamonwan Buayam
Captain: Tamarine Tanasugarn

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Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray named 2016 ITF World Champions

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(December 13, 2016) The ITF announced today that Andy Murray of Great Britain and Angelique Kerber of Germany are the 2016 ITF World Champions. This is the first year that either player has received this honour.

 

In an historic year for the Murray family, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares of Brazil become Men’s Doubles World Champions, while French pair Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic are Women’s Doubles World Champions. This is the first time that two brothers have been named as men’s singles and men’s doubles World Champions in the same year.

 

Gordon Reid becomes the third British player to be honoured in 2016, being named as ITF Wheelchair World Champion, with Jiske Griffioen of Netherlands becoming women’s World Champion for the second year running. Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia and Anastasia Potapova of Russia are named ITF Junior World Champions.

 

The ITF World Champions will receive their awards at the 2017 ITF World Champions Dinner on Tuesday 6 June, in Paris, during Roland Garros. Nine of the ten players are being honoured for the first time.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray sealed the year-end No. 1 ranking in the final match of the season after defeating his great rival Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals. He won a total of nine titles during a milestone year, including his second Wimbledon triumph, and became the first player in history to win two Olympic singles gold medals with victory over Juan Martin del Potro at Rio 2016.

 

Murray said: “It means a lot to me to be named ITF World Champion. I have had such a memorable year, winning again at Wimbledon, retaining my Olympic title, and clinching the year-end No. 1 ranking in the last match of the season. It is particularly special with my brother Jamie also becoming World Champion.”

 

Angelique Kerber becomes Germany’s first World Champion since Steffi Graf received the last of seven awards in 1996. The 28-year-old enjoyed a stunning season, defeating Serena Williams to capture her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, before going on to win the US Open. She was also a silver medallist at the Olympic Tennis Event and runner-up at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals.

 

Kerber said: “I’m truly honoured to be named ITF World Champion and to line up with all these past champions. This year was by far the best of my career with so many unforgettable experiences and emotions. I am grateful for the recognition and I’m looking forward to the upcoming challenges.”

 

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares clinched the year-end No. 1 team ranking in the very last event of 2016 at the ATP World Tour Finals. The British-Brazilian duo enjoyed a breakthrough first season together, capturing their first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, and going on to win the US Open. These were the first major men’s doubles titles for both players.

 

Murray said: “We are very proud to receive this award. It’s been an incredible year for us, winning two Grand Slams and finishing as the No. 1 team in just our first season together.”

 

Soares said: “As a new team coming into the season there is a lot of expectation and belief, but also some doubts and uncertainty, so for us to finish the year as the No. 1 team winning two Slams was amazing. It gives us a lot to look forward to in the future.”

 

Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic also enjoyed an outstanding first season together to end 2016 as the No. 1-ranked team, and help France reach the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final. They captured their first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, and went on to reach the final at the US Open. This is the second honour for Mladenovic, who received the ITF Junior World Champion award in 2009.

 

Garcia said: “We really had an exceptional year with great victories on the court, even though we only started playing together at the beginning of 2016. Winning Roland Garros at home was definitely the culmination of the year. It is an incredible success to finish the No. 1 team in the world, and an honour to receive this ITF trophy.”

 

Mladenovic said: “It is a great achievement for Caroline and I to win this trophy after having played only one season together. The highlight of the year was definitely winning the French Open in our own country. We get on very well both on and off court and are looking forward to more success next year.”

 

ITF President David Haggerty said: “Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber have both been rewarded for their hard work and dedication with exceptional years that see them worthy recipients of the ITF World Champion awards. Our two doubles World Champions, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, and Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, have shown impressive teamwork in their first season together. All these players have taken great pride in representing their country, and are fine ambassadors for our sport.”

 

The ITF’s selection of its senior World Champions is based on an objective system that considers all results during the year, but gives special weight to the Olympic Tennis Event, Grand Slam tournaments, and two ITF international team competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

 

Gordon Reid had an outstanding year to become the first British player to become Wheelchair World Champion. The 25-year-old won his first two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and was also runner-up at Roland Garros. He went on to win singles gold at the Paralympic Tennis Event, before clinching the year-end No. 1 ranking by reaching the final of the NEC Masters.

 

Reid said: “It’s a great honour for me to complete the best year of my career by finishing year-end No.1 for the first time. I can’t thank all of my coaching team, family and friends enough for all their dedication and support, which was a vital part of my 2016 successes.”

 

Jiske Griffioen is the only repeat ITF World Champion in 2016, collecting the women’s wheelchair honour for the second year. The 31-year-old captured two of the three Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and went on to win two gold medals at the Paralympic Tennis Event. She finished 2016 with victory at the NEC Masters and held the No. 1 ranking throughout the year.

 

Griffioen said: “It was an incredible year for me! To win two Grand Slam titles, the Masters and be on top of the rankings for the whole year is something I’m proud of for sure. And my dream of winning two gold medals at the Paralympics in Rio came true. All the hard work paid off.”

 

Miomir Kecmanovic is the first Serbian player to be named ITF Junior World Champion following a triumphant end of season. The 17-year-old from Belgrade enjoyed an 18-match winning streak in winning the titles in Mexico City, the Eddie Herr tournament and Orange Bowl to seal the year-end No. 1 ranking. He won a total of four singles and two doubles titles, and was runner-up at the US Open.

 

Kecmanovic said: “It is great news to be named 2016 Junior World Champion. I also understand that this is just one important milestone on a difficult trip. I am focused on the long road ahead of me, and will do my best to reach the top with the support of my family and a great team around me.”

 

Anastasia Potapova becomes Junior Girls World Champion in her first full season on the ITF Junior Circuit. The 15-year-old from Russia reached the quarterfinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments, winning her first major title at Wimbledon. She was also a semifinalist at Roland Garros, and captured a total of three singles and one doubles title.

 

Potapova said: “I’m very pleased to finish the year as ITF Junior World Champion. After I won Wimbledon, the next goal for me and my team was to become No. 1 in the ITF ranking, and I am very happy that we’ve managed to succeed. They key to achieving this was hard work, desire and passion for what you do.”

 

ITF President David Haggerty said: “The list of 2016 ITF World Champions reflects an exciting year of change in our sport, and I would like to thank all the players for their contribution to another memorable tennis season.”

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Nominations Announced for 2016 Davis Cup Final

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15 November 2016
Nominations announced for Davis Cup BY BNP Paribas Final
Argentina and Croatia have announced their team nominations for the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final, which takes place at the Arena Zagreb on 25-27 November. While Argentina named its team a fortnight ago, Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan waited until Tuesday’s deadline to reveal his line-up.
Borna Coric is named in the Croatian team despite concerns over his fitness, with world No. 7 Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic and Ivan Dodig completing the quartet. They will take on an Argentinian outfit led by Olympic silver medallist Juan Martin del Potro.
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Draws Made for 2017 Davis Cup

 

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(September 22, 2016) The Draw for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas was held at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Thursday.

 

Individual draws were made for the 2017 World Group, Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II.

 

The 2017 World Group dates are as follows:

 

World Group first round: 3-5 February

World Group quarterfinals: 7-9 April

World Group semifinals and play-offs: 15-17 September

World Group Final: 24-26 November

 

The 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Croatia and Argentina will take place in Croatia on 25-27 November, with the venue to be confirmed in due course.

 

2017 Draws

 

World Group

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Argentina [s] [c] v Italy

Germany [c] v Belgium [s]

Australia [c] v Czech Republic [s]

USA [c] v Switzerland [s]

Japan [c] v France [s]

Canada [c] [*] v Great Britain [s]

Serbia [s] [c] v Russia

Croatia [s] [c] v Spain
Americas Zone Group I

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Brazil [s] v Bye

Ecuador [c] v Peru

Winner of Barbados v Dominican Republic v Chile

Colombia [s] v Bye
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Kazakhstan [s] v Bye

Chinese Taipei [c] v China P.R.

Korea, Rep. [c] v Uzbekistan

India [s] [c] v New Zealand
Europe/Africa Zone Group I

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Slovakia [s] v Bye

Hungary v Bye

Netherlands [s] Bye

Bosnia/Herzegovina [c] [*] [^] v Poland

Belarus [c] v Romania

Austria [s] v Bye

Winner of Israel v Sweden v Portugal

Ukraine [s] v Bye

 

Americas Zone Group II

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Loser of Barbados v Dominican Republic [s] v Paraguay

Guatemala [c] v Mexico [s]

El Salvador [s] [c] v Bolivia

Bahamas [c] v Venezuela [s]
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Pakistan [s] [c] v Iran

Vietnam [s] [c] [*] v Hong Kong, China

Philippines [s] [c] v Indonesia

Kuwait [c] v Thailand [s]

 

Europe/Africa Zone Group II

 

First round (3-5 February)

 

Loser of Israel v Sweden [s] v Tunisia

Cyprus [c] [*] v Turkey [s]

Madagascar [c] [*] v Lithuania [s]

Georgia [c] [*] v Finland [s]

Latvia [s] [c] [*] v Norway

Denmark [s] [c] v Morocco

South Africa [s] [c] [*] v Estonia

Slovenia [s] [c] Monaco

 

Key
[s] = Seeded nation

[c] = Choice of ground

[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot

[^] = Choice of ground reversed by Davis Cup Committee

 

The home nation is listed first for each tie.

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ITF Launches Next Phase of its International Team Competitions Strategy

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PRESS RELEASE

21 September 2016

 

International Tennis Federation launches the next phase of its international team competitions strategy

 

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today announced the next phase of its international team competitions strategy. With an emphasis on format changes to Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas at all levels of the competitions, this next phase will also look at innovative new ways to host both finals.

 

The next phase will include:

 

  • The launch of an open bid process to assess fixed host cities for the Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals – a model used by events including the UEFA Champions League Final, Superbowl and European Rugby Champions Cup;

 

  • Further steps towards the introduction of a 16-team World Group for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas via the introduction of a Final Four event;

 

  • A full industry consultation on scheduling alternatives for the 2020 season;

 

  • A review of current match formats used in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, particularly the current best-of- five-sets approach and scheduling requirements during the week;

 

  • An extensive feasibility study, by the newly created Davis & Fed Cup Taskforce, of format changes below World Group to better support and encourage involvement in both Davis and Fed Cup – particularly by developing tennis nations, and to further increase worldwide interest and viewership;

 

  • A full assessment of current staging options for host venues and cities;

 

  • A review of Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup including the potential benefits of introducing new age group events;

 

All recommendations will be put to the ITF AGM in August 2017 with all changes requiring a formal vote of approval.

 

The bidding process for National Associations and cities interested in hosting the Finals will begin in December 2016 with the decision on successful bids anticipated to be made in the summer of 2017.

 

 

Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas have enjoyed significant fan growth over the past two years. Fan attendance has risen to 700,000 spectators annually, with the 2014 Davis Cup Final in Lille attracting the largest ever attendance for a recognised tennis match of 27,448 spectators. Broadcast of both events has now reached 3.6 billion households across 156 territories and the ITF has grown its combined social media audience to 1 million worldwide.

 

The draw for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will be made in London on Thursday 22 September. The final of the 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas will be held on 12-13 November at Rhenus Sport stadium in Strasbourg. The final of the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will be held on 25-27 November with the venue to be announced shortly.

 

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 135 teams entered in 2016. The competition is 116 years old having been founded in 1900. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and Betway (Official Betting Sponsor). beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com, www.twitter.com/daviscup, www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis, www.Weibo.com/daviscupofficial and www.DavisCup.tv

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Varvara Lepchenko Cleared After Positive Meldonium Tests

 

From the International Tennis Federation:

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Tennis Anti-Doping Programme

 

20 September 2016 – London, ENGLAND

 

Decision in the case of Varvara Lepchenko

 

The International Tennis Federation announced today that Varvara Lepchenko has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”). It has been accepted by the ITF that Ms. Lepchenko bore no fault or negligence for the violation, and that any period of ineligibility that may otherwise have been imposed is eliminated.

 

Ms. Lepchenko, a 30-year-old American tennis player originally from Uzbekistan, provided samples on 7 January 2016 (In-Competition at the Brisbane International event) and 1 February, 1 March and 7 April 2016 (Out-of-Competition), all of which were found to contain meldonium at estimated concentrations of (respectively) 12,630 ng/mL, 931 ng/mL, 339 ng/mL and 29 ng/mL. Meldonium is a non-specified substance that was added to the WADA Prohibited List (in category S4.5) on 1 January 2016 and is therefore also prohibited under the Programme. Ms. Lepchenko was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme, and was provisionally suspended on 12 March 2016.

 

WADA issued a Meldonium Notice on 13 April 2016, following which Ms. Lepchenko made a successful application to the Chairman of the Independent Tribunal established to hear the case to have her provisional suspension lifted. This was on the grounds that the meldonium present in her samples came from a course of Mildronate tablets that she stopped taking on or around 20 December 2015. WADA published a second Meldonium Notice on 30 June 2016, on the basis of which WADA advised the ITF that the concentrations found in Ms. Lepchenko’s samples are consistent with her account of pre-1 January 2016 use.

 

Accordingly, it was accepted by the ITF that Ms. Lepchenko bore no fault or negligence for the violation, and that any period of ineligibility that may otherwise have been imposed is eliminated entirely under Programme Article 10.4. The results that Ms. Lepchenko obtained at the 2016 Brisbane International event are automatically disqualified pursuant to TADP Article 9.1 and TADP Article 9.2.1, and the points and prize money that she won are forfeit. This presence violation will be disregarded for sanctioning purposes in the event that Ms. Lepchenko commits any further anti-doping rule violation.

 

The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme is a comprehensive and internationally recognised drug-testing programme that applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP and WTA. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed in accordance with the requirements of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme and World Anti-Doping Code. More background information on the Programme, sanctions, tennis statistics and related information can be found at www.itftennis.com/antidoping.

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Seeds Announced for Draw for 2017 Davis Cup

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Seeds announced for Draw for 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas

 

(September 19, 2016) Argentina and Croatia head the seeds for the Draw for the World Group of the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which will take place at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Thursday 22 September at 13:00 local time (12:00 GMT). The Draw will be streamed live on www.daviscup.com

 

The draws for 2017 Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II will also take place on Thursday. The ITF will confirm on Tuesday whether the draws can be held for Americas Zone Groups I and II.

 

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 19 September.

 

World Group

 

  1. Argentina
  2. Croatia
  3. Great Britain
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Switzerland
  6. France
  7. Belgium
  8. Serbia

 

The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and USA.

 

Seeds for the Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

 

Asia/Oceania Zone Group I

 

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. India

 

Remaining Nations: China P.R., Chinese Taipei, Korea Rep., New Zealand and Uzbekistan

 

Asia/Oceania Zone Group II

 

  1. Pakistan
  2. Thailand
  3. Philippines
  4. Vietnam

 

Remaining Nations: Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Iran and Kuwait

 

Europe/Africa Zone Group I

  1. Slovakia
  2. Ukraine
  3. Netherlands
  4. Austria

 

Remaining Nations: Belarus, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Hungary, Winner of Israel v Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Romania

 

Europe/Africa Zone Group II

 

  1. Loser of Israel v Sweden
  2. Slovenia
  3. Lithuania
  4. Denmark
  5. Finland
  6. Latvia
  7. Turkey
  8. South Africa

 

Remaining Nations: Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Madagascar, Monaco, Morocco, Norway and Tunisia

 

The World Group dates for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:

 

World Group first round: 3-5 February

World Group quarterfinals: 7-9 April

World Group semifinals and play-offs: 15-17 September

World Group Final: 24-26 November

 

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