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U.S. to play Brazil at home in 2013 Davis Cup first round

September 19, 2012 12:44 PM
John Isner in action during the 2012 Davis Cup semifinals vs. Spain.
The draw for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas was held at the London offices of title sponsor BNP Paribas on Wednesday.

Individual draws were made for the 2013 World Group, Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The draws for Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the remaining 2012 Davis Cup playoff ties, October 19-21.

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 130 nations entered in 2013. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are HP (Official Technology Sponsor), Rolex (Official Timekeeper) Hugo Boss (Official Men's Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner.
The 100th Davis Cup Final will take place November 16-18 at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013. To view the full draw sheets, please visit the official Davis Cup website.

World Group:

First round (February 1-3)

Canada [c] v Spain [s]
Italy [c] v Croatia [s]
Belgium [c] v Serbia [s]
USA [s] [c] v Brazil
France [s] [c] v Israel
Argentina [s] [c] v Germany
Kazakhstan [s] [c] [*] v Austria
Switzerland [c] v Czech Republic [s]

[s] = Seeded nation
[c] = Choice of ground
[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot
The home nation is listed first for each tie.
Americas Zone Group I:

First round (February 1-3)
Chile [s] v Bye
Ecuador v Bye
Uruguay [c] v Dominican Republic
Colombia [s] v Bye
Second round (5-7 April)
Ecuador [c] v Chile [s]

Europe/Africa Zone Group I:

First round (February 1-3)
Russia [s] v Bye
Great Britain v Bye
South Africa [s] v Bye
Poland [c] v Slovenia
Finland or Denmark v Romania (Home team not yet known)
Netherlands [s] v Bye
Ukraine [c] v Slovak Republic
Sweden [s] v Bye

Second round (April 5-7)
Great Britain [c] [*] v Russia [s]
Americas Zone Group II:

First round (February 1-3)
Puerto Rico [c] [*] v Mexico [s]
El Salvador [s] [c] [*] v Barbados
Venezuela [s] [c] v Guatemala
Peru [s] [c] [*] v Haiti
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II:

First round (February 1-3)
Chinese Taipei or New Zealand [s] v Lebanon (Home team not yet known)
Sri Lanka [c] v Pakistan [s]
Kuwait [c] v Thailand [s]
Syria [c] [*] v Philippines [s]
[s] = Seeded nation
[c] = Choice of ground
[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot
The home nation is listed first for each tie.


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