September 25, 2016

ATP and WTA Results

GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN – GUANGZHOU, CHINA
$250,000
19 – 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Women’s
Singles – Final

L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [2] J. Jankovic (SRB) 64 36 64

Women’s
Doubles – Final

[4] A. Muhammad (USA) / S. Peng (CHN) d [WC] O. Govortsova (BLR) / V. Lapko (BLR) 62 76(3)

 

KOREA OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 – SEOUL, KOREA
$250,000
17-25 SEPTEMBER,2016

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Women’s
Singles – Semifinals

[5] M. Niculescu (ROU) d [3] S. Zhang (CHN) 60 64
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) d P. Tig (ROU) 61 62

Women’s
Doubles – Semifinals

[2] K. Flipkens (BEL) / J. Larsson (SWE) d K. Lykina (RUS) / R. Sawayanagi (JPN) 62 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[5] M. Niculescu (ROU) vs L. Arruabarrena (ESP)
Award Ceremony
A. Omae (JPN) / P. Plipuech (THA) vs [2] K. Flipkens (BEL) / J. Larsson (SWE)

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN – TOKYO, JAPAN
$1,000,000
17-25 SEPTEMBER 2016

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Women’s
Singles – Semifinals

C. Wozniacki (DEN) d [2] A. Radwanska (POL) 46 75 64
[WC] N. Osaka (JPN) d E. Svitolina (UKR) 16 63 62

Women’s
Doubles – Final

[2] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) d C. Liang (CHN) / Z. Yang (CHN) 61 61

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] N. Osaka (JPN) vs C. Wozniacki (DEN)

 

St. Petersburg

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d [4] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 76(8) 62
[5] A. Zverev (GER) d [3] T. Berdych (CZE) 64 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] D. Inglot (GBR) / H. Kontinen (FIN) d K. Kravchuk (RUS) / A. Kuznetsov (RUS) 63 60

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[1] D. Inglot (GBR) / H. Kontinen (FIN) vs [PR] A. Begemann (GER) / L. Paes (IND)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[1] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [5] A. Zverev (GER)

 

Moselle Open

Metz, France

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] D. Thiem (AUT) d [4] G. Simon (FRA) 46 75 63
[3] L. Pouille (FRA) d [2] D. Goffin (BEL) 76(6) 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) d C. Fleming (GBR) / S. Lipsky (USA) 76(4) 61

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

COURT PATRICE DOMINGUEZ start 1:45 pm
[3] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) vs J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG)

3:45 pm
[1] D. Thiem (AUT) vs [3] L. Pouille (FRA)

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United States to Host Switzerland in First Round Of Davis Cup in February

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UNITED STATES TO HOST SWITZERLAND  

IN THE 2017 DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND THIS FEBRUARY

USTA: WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 22, 2016 — The United States Davis Cup Team will host Switzerland in the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round, February 3-5, at a site to be determined. The International Tennis Federation announced the draw for the 2017 World Group today in London. Switzerland is seeded No. 5, while the United States is unseeded. The U.S. reached the World Group Quarterfinals this year, defeating Australia in Melbourne in March and falling to 2016 Davis Cup finalist Croatia in July in Portland, Ore.

The United States holds a 3-1 record over Switzerland in Davis Cup competition. The two countries last met in 2012, in a World Group First Round tie played in Fribourg, Switzerland, where the U.S. team of Mardy Fish, John Isner, Mike Bryan, and Ryan Harrison swept Switzerland, 5-0, with a Swiss team comprising of both Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.   

The United States will host back-to-back Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties next February, as the United States hosts Germany in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round, February 11-12. With these draws, there is the possibility of hosting both reigning US Open singles champions in the United States for Davis Cup and Fed Cup, as Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) and Angelique Kerber (Germany) are each their country’s top players, as well as five-time US Open champion Roger Federer.  

Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world’s largest annual international men’s team competition.  The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 216-70 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989.  Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com. Follow the U.S. Davis Cup Team on Twitter @USDavisCupTeam. For Fed Cup information, visit www.usta.com/fedcup or www.fedcup.com. Follow the U.S. Fed Cup Team on Twitter @USFedCupTeam.

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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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Constant Lestienne Suspended and Fined for Gambling on Tennis

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From the Tennis Integrity Unit: (September 21, 2016) French tennis player Constant Lestienne has been suspend for seven months and fined $10,000 after admitting to charges of betting on tennis.

 

Half of the period of ineligibility (3 months and 2 weeks) is suspended on condition that he commits no further offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

 

$5,000 of the $10,000 fine will be considered paid in full providing Mr Lestienne gives assistance to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), which can include anti-corruption education for other players.

 

A TIU investigation secured evidence to confirm that between February 2012 and June 2015, he placed bets on 220 tennis matches through online accounts with Betclic and Pari Mutel Ubain.

 

The investigation was supported by information provided by the Autorité de Regulation des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL), the French online gambling regulator.

 

None of the bets placed involved matches in which Mr Lestienne was playing.

 

The case was referred to and considered by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer, Jane Mulcahy QC, who delivered the disciplinary Decision.

 

Mr Lestienne, 24, is currently ranked at a career-high 164 in singles.

 

Under the terms of the TACP all players and other Covered Persons are barred from betting on any tennis match. The offence falls under Section D.1.a – No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, wager or attempt to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition.

 

The suspension applies with immediate effect and means the player is not allowed to compete in, or attend, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport.

 

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis. 

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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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ATP – Metz and St. Petersburg Results

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St. Petersburg Open

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2016

Singles – First Round
[Q] A. Sidorenko (FRA) d [6] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 75 62
D. Lajovic (SRB) d F. Verdasco (ESP) 26 63 62
P. Lorenzi (ITA) d [Q] M. Zverev (GER) 36 76(6) 60 – saved 2 M.P.
[Q] D. Medvedev (RUS) d [WC] A. Bublik (RUS) 64 60

Doubles – First Round
[1] D. Inglot (GBR) / H. Kontinen (FIN) d G. Duran (ARG) / M. Fyrstenberg (POL) 67(7) 76(2) 10-6
[2] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) d R. Berankis (LTU) / G. Elias (POR) 46 63 10-4
K. Kravchuk (RUS) / A. Kuznetsov (RUS) d [3] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) 57 64 10-5
[Alt] K. Khachanov (RUS) / L. Rosol (CZE) d [WC] A. Bublik (RUS) / E. Donskoy (RUS) 36 63 10-7
[WC] M. Elgin (RUS) / A. Kudryavtsev (RUS) d T. Gabashvili (RUS) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 75 75

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2016

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] A. Rublev (RUS) vs M. Kukushkin (KAZ)
[PR] J. Tipsarevic (SRB) vs M. Youzhny (RUS)
E. Donskoy (RUS) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS)
Not Before 6:30 pm
[1] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs L. Rosol (CZE)
[4] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs R. Berankis (LTU)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[Q] R. Albot (MDA) vs [8] J. Sousa (POR)
G. Elias (POR) vs [7] V. Troicki (SRB)
P. Lorenzi (ITA) / A. Mannarino (FRA) vs J. Marray (GBR) / A. Shamasdin (CAN)
After Suitable Rest – [PR] J. Tipsarevic (SRB) / V. Troicki (SRB) vs [PR] A. Begemann (GER) / L. Paes (IND)
P. Raja (IND) / D. Sharan (IND) vs [4] A. Molteni (ARG) / H. Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI)

Moselle Open
Metz, France

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2016

Singles – First Round
[Q] V. Millot (FRA) d [7] B. Paire (FRA) 64 63
[Q] P. Gojowczyk (GER) d N. Almagro (ESP) 64 67(11) 63
[Q] N. Basilashvili (GEO) d [Q] G. Barrere (FRA) 57 75 62
G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d D. Dzumhur (BIH) 57 62 61
D. Brown (GER) d P. Mathieu (FRA) 64 62

Doubles – First Round
C. Fleming (GBR) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [WC] J. Melzer (AUT) / D. Thiem (AUT) 46 76(5) 10-8
N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) d J. Knowle (AUT) / A. Seppi (ITA) 62 57 10-6
G. Kretschmer (GER) / J. Struff (GER) d K. Skupski (GBR) / N. Skupski (GBR) 16 75 10-6

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2016

COURT PATRICE DOMINGUEZ start 12:00
J. Struff (GER) vs [WC] T. Robredo (ESP)
Not Before 2:00 pm
[WC] J. Benneteau (FRA) vs D. Brown (GER)
[8] N. Mahut (FRA) vs [WC] Q. Halys (FRA)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] D. Thiem (AUT) vs [Q] P. Gojowczyk (GER)
[Q] N. Basilashvili (GEO) vs [6] G. Muller (LUX)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
I. Marchenko (UKR) vs A. Seppi (ITA)
P. Herbert (FRA) vs I. Cervantes (ESP)
[3] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) vs S. Gonzalez (MEX) / D. Marrero (ESP)
M. Jaziri (TUN) vs I. Dodig (CRO)
J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG) vs D. Brown (GER) / B. Paire (FRA)
[1] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA)

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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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Zheng Added to Wuhan Open Field

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(September 20, 2016) China will have three representatives in the Main Draw of next week’s Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open after Saisai Zheng moved into the 56-player main draw to join Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang.

The Chinese trio will join the biggest names in women’s tennis at the WTA Premier event. WTA Premier tournaments are the top events on the Tour and are second only to the four majors in prestige, ranking points and prize money.

Qualifying begins on Friday. The Official Draw will also take place on Friday at 4pm onsite in the Carnival Square.

MAIN DRAW PLAYERS:
ANGELIQUE KERBER
SERENA WILLIAMS
GARBIÑE MUGURUZA
AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA
SIMONA HALEP
KAROLINA PLISKOVA
VENUS WILLIAMS
CARLA SUÁREZ NAVARRO
MADISON KEYS
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA
DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA
JOHANNA KONTA
TIMEA BACSINSZKY
ROBERTA VINCI
PETRA KVITOVA
ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA
SAMANTHA STOSUR
ELINA SVITOLINA
BARBORA STRYCOVA
IRINA-CAMELIA BEGU
CAROLINE GARCIA
TIMEA BABOS
BELINDA BENCIC
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (WC)
LAURA SIEGEMUND
COCO VANDEWEGHE
MONICA PUIG
MISAKI DOI
SARA ERRANI
JELENA JANKOVIC
YULIA PUTINTSEVA
EKATERINA MAKAROVA
SHUAI ZHANG
YARASLAVA SHVEDOVA
LUCIE SAFAROVA
ANDREA PETKOVIC
JELENA OSTAPENKO
ANNIKA BECK
DARIA GAVRILOVA
EUGENIE BOUCHARD
ANNA-LENA FRIEDSAM
YANINA WICKMAYER
KRISTINA MLADENOVIC
MADISON BRENGLE

SABINE LISICKI (WC)
SAISAI ZHENG (WC)
SHUAI PENG (WC)

PLUS EIGHT QUALIFIERS

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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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Davis Cup Results

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17 September 2016

croatia edges closer to the final with doubles triumph
Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig engineered a thrilling win over Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert to give Croatia a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal on Saturday.

With Cilic starting as a strong favourite against Richard Gasquet in Sunday’s opening reverse singles, the outcome of the absorbing doubles contest put the competition’s 2005 winners in a commanding position to reach their second final.

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murray brothers keep comeback hopes alive
Andy and Jamie Murray have given Great Britain hope that a comeback is on as the brothers claimed victory in the doubles to reduce Argentina’s lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals.

Around 19 hours after losing the longest match of his career, Andy returned to the Emirates Arena court, teaming up with his older brother to beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 61 36 64 64 in two hours and 55 minutes.

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