Tenis: Draws made for 2018 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

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The draws for the 2018 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas were held at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Wednesday.

London, Sept 20, 2017.- In addition to draws for the 2018 Davis Cup World Group, and Fed Cup World Group and World Group II, individual draws were made for the Davis Cup Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The draw for the 2018 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the Europe/Africa Zone Group I play-off tie on 20-22 October.

Under new Davis Cup and Fed Cup regulations, the finalist nations in the 2017 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas were all guaranteed choice of ground for their 2018 first round ties. Belgium was drawn away to Hungary in the first round of the 2018 Davis Cup World Group, but the Belgian tennis federation has until 4 October to confirm whether it wishes to host the tie. USA was drawn away to Netherlands in the first round of the 2018 Fed Cup World Group, but the USTA also has until 4 October to confirm whether it wishes to host the tie.

Belarus is at home to USA in the 2017 Fed Cup Final in Minsk on 11-12 November, while France is at home to Belgium in the 2017 Davis Cup Final in Lille on 24-26 November.

The 2017 Davis Cup and Fed Cup finalist nations were seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2018 World Groups, while all the other seeds were in accordance with the latest ITF Davis Cup and Fed Cup Nations Rankings.

2018 Draws
Davis Cup World Group

First round (2-4 February)

France [s] [c] v Netherlands
Japan [c] [*] v Italy [s]
Spain [c] v Great Britain [s]
Australia [s] [c] v Germany
Kazakhstan [c] v Switzerland [s]
Croatia [s] [c] [*] v Canada
Serbia [s] [c] v USA
[#] Hungary [c] v Belgium [s]

[#] = Belgium given choice to host tie as 2017 finalist nation (Belgian tennis federation to confirm by 4 October)

Fed Cup World Group

First round (10-11 February)

Belarus [s] [c] [*] v Germany
Czech Republic [s] [c] v Switzerland
France [s] [c] v Belgium
[#] Netherlands [c] v USA [s]

[#] = USA given choice to host tie as 2017 finalist nation (USTA to confirm by 4 October)

Fed Cup World Group II

First round (10-11 February)

Slovakia [c] v Russia [s]
Australia [c] v Ukraine [s]
Romania [s] [c] v Canada
Italy [s] [c] v Spain

Key
[s] = seeded nation
[c] = choice of ground
[*] = choice of ground decided by lot

Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I
First round (2-4 February)

Argentina [s] BYE
Chile [c] v Ecuador
Barbados [c] v Colombia
Dominican Republic [c] [*] v Brazil [s]

Davis Cup Americas Zone Group II
First round (2-4 February)

Guatemala [c] v Venezuela [s]
El Salvador [s] [c] v Uruguay
Mexico [s] [c] v Puerto Rico
Bolivia [c] v Peru [s]

Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
First round (2-4 February)

India [s] BYE
China, P.R. [c] v New Zealand
Pakistan [c] v Korea, Rep.
Uzbekistan [s] BYE

Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
First round (2-4 February)

Sri Lanka [c] v Thailand [s]
Indonesia [c] v Philippines [s]
Hong Kong, China [s] [c] v Iran
Lebanon [c] v Chinese Taipei [s]

Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I

First round (2-4 February)

Czech Republic [s] BYE
South Africa v winner of Israel or Romania
Portugal [s] BYE
Ukraine [c] v Sweden
Bosnia/Herzegovina BYE
Slovakia [s] BYE
Austria [c] v Belarus
Russia [s] BYE

Second round

Slovakia [c] [*] v Bosnia/Herzegovina

Key
[s] = seeded nation
[c] = choice of ground
[*] = choice of ground decided by lot

The World Group dates for the 2018 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:

World Group first round: 2-4 February
World Group quarterfinals: 6-8 April
World Group semifinals and play-offs: 14-16 September
World Group Final: 23-25 November

The World Group dates for the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas are as follows:

World Group/World Group II first round: 10-11 February
World Group semifinals; World Group/World Group II play-offs: 21-22 April
World Group Final: 10-11 November



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