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ITF announces Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I teams

The ITF has revealed that list of teams participationg at the 2013 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I
Davis Cup  16 Oct 2013 - 07:05 / by Vishal Gajaria / reads 1202.
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Alex Bogomolov Jr.

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)

Russia

Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Andrey Kuznetsov
Karen Khachanov
Konstantin Kravchuk

Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

South Africa

Dean O’Brien
Tucker Vorster
Jacob de Klerk
Raven Klaasen

Captain: John-Laffnie de Jager

SWEDEN v/s DENMARK

Venue: Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, SWE (hard – indoor)

Sweden
Markus Eriksson
Patrik Rosenholm
Robert LindstedtJohan Brunstrom

Captain: Fredrik Rosengren

Denmark

Frederik Nielsen
Martin Pedersen
Thomas Kromann
Mikael Torpegaard

Captain: Kenneth Carlsen




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