The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the official teams for the Davis Cup 2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I second round play-off ties, scheduled to be held from October 25-27.
Teams finishing on the top-two will retain their place in Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 2014, while the teams occupying the last and the second-last position, will be relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2014.
According to Tennis Panorama, the draws for the 2014 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II will be held at the ITF offices in London at 12:00 GMT on Monday 28th October. The seeds will be based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 28th October.
EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND PLAY-OFFS
RUSSIA v/s SOUTH AFRICA
Venue: Tennis Palace of Army Central Sport Club, Moscow, RUS (hard – indoor)
Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev
Jacob de Klerk
Captain: John-Laffnie de Jager
SWEDEN v/s DENMARK
Venue: Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, SWE (hard – indoor)
Robert LindstedtJohan Brunstrom
Captain: Fredrik Rosengren
Captain: Kenneth Carlsen
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.