Davis Cup Group I and Group II Results
(September 15, 2019) The ITF has announced the results from the Davis Cup Group I and Group II ties taking place on 13-15 September. Nineteen ties took place this weekend. The 12 Group I winning nations will contest the Davis Cup. Qualifiers on March 2020, while the losers will play in the new World Group I Play-offs alongside the 12 winners of Group II ties. The weekend’s results mean that, to date, 10 nations – Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Korea Republic, Slovakia, Sweden, Uruguay and Uzbekistan – have secured a place in March’s Qualifiers.
Hungary’s Europe/Africa Group I tie with Ukraine was suspended due to bad light with Attila Balazs of Hungary leading Ilya Marchenko 64 5-5 in the decisive fifth match. The tie will be completed on Monday.
The remaining Group I tie between Pakistan and India is scheduled to take place in November.
Meanwhile, eight Group II ties were completed this weekend, with Bolivia, Chinese Taipei, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa and Turkey all securing a place in next year’s World Group I Play-offs. In addition to the Group I and Group II ties, three regional group events were held this week, with all three concluding on Saturday. In Europe Group III four teams (Estonia, Greece, Latvia and Poland) have gained promotion to March’s World Group II Play-offs, where they will be joined by Kenya and Tunisia, who were victorious in Africa Group III. In Asia/Oceania Group IV, Jordan and Pacific Oceania won promotion to Group III. Davis Cup is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 133 nations entered in 2019. The competition is 119 years old, having been founded in 1900.
AFRICA GROUP III Venue: Nairobi Club, Nairobi, KEN (clay – outdoor)
KENYA and TUNISIA advance to the 2020 World Group II Play-offs.
NAMIBIA and NIGERIA are relegated to 2020 Africa Group IV
EUROPE GROUP III Venue: TATOI Club, Athens, GRE (clay – outdoor)
ESTONIA, GREECE, LATVIA and POLAND advance to the 2020 World Group II Play-offs.
MONTENEGRO and NORTH MACEDONIA are relegated to 2020 Europe Group IV.