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Thursday, September 20, 2012


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Draw Made For 2013 Davis Cup

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 play-off ties on 19-21 October.

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]

Americas Zone Group I
First round (1-3 February)
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]

Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
First round (1-3 February)
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]

Europe/Africa Zone Group I
First round (1-3 February)
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 (5-7 April)
Great Britain [c] [*] v Russia [s]

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

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


Hewitt May Be At The End Of His Davis Cup Career

Lleyton Hewitt’s future hangs in the balance as that unbeatable combination of advancing age and increasing fatigue finally seemed to catch up with the former world no.1 as he simply ran out of steam in Australia’s Davis Cup World Group play-offs against Germany.



Spain Is Cautious About 2013 Davis Cup Draw

Spain is wary of an energy-sapping trip to Canada for a Davis Cup first-round tie next year, with teams expected to be in place for training and acclimation across the Pacific only hours after the Australian Open final in Melbourne.




New Directors Appointed To Board of Directors For International Tennis Hall Of Fame & Museum

The newly elected board members are Jim Citrin, senior partner at the global executive search firm of Spencer Stuart; Marianne Gaige, president & CEO of Cathedral Corporation; Jim Goldman, president & CEO of Godiva Chocolatier; David A. Haggerty, current first vice president of the USTA, incoming president of the USTA, and former chairman of Head USA; Bob Jeffrey, chairman and CEO of JWT Worldwide; Stephen Lewinstein, owner of the real estate investment and development firm of Stephen R. Lewinstein Associates and part owner of the Boston Celtics; Betsy Nagelsen-McCormack, a former top-25 player on the WTA Tour, and wife of the late Mark McCormack; and Mark J. Panarese, managing director of Rockefeller Financial.


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St. Petersburg

Singles - First Round
L Kubot def. (2) D Istomin 4-6 6-3 6-4
(3) M Klizan def. (WC) M Elgin 6-4 6-3
(4) F Fognini def. T Kamke 4-6 6-2 6-3
(8) J Zopp def. (Q) A Kumantsov 6-3 5-3 retired (Dizziness)
P Lorenzi def. (Q) S Betov 1-6 6-2 6-2
S Bolelli def. H Zeballos 7-6(7-3) 7-5
R Berankis def. P Petzschner 6-2 3-3 retired (Left Knee)
(WC) T Gabashvili def. (Q) N Fidirko 6-2 6-0
S Stakhovsky def. (LL) I Nedelko 7-6(7-2) 6-2
Doubles - First Round
Kubot/Youzhny def. G Garcia-Lopez/H Zeballos 6-2 6-4
Lacko/Zelenay def. (WC) Berankis/Gudozhnikov 6-1 6-1
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Ram/Zimonjic def. Marx/Mergea 2-6 6-1 10-8

Singles - First Round
(5) A Seppi def. I Dodig 6-7(7-9) 6-3 6-4
J Levine def. C Stebe 6-3 6-2
(LL) M Berrer def. J Hajek 6-4 2-0, retired (right wrist)
G Muller def. (WC) P Mathieu 7-6(7-5) 6-4
N Mahut def. (LL) D Brands 7-6(10-8) 7-6(7-4)
Singles - Second Round
(1) J Tsonga def. (Q) C Reix 6-3 6-3
(4) F Mayer def. J Blake 6-7(4-7) 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round
Monroe/Stadler def. (1) Dodig/Melo 6-4 6-4
(4) Brunstrom/Nielsen def. Berrer/Erlich 6-4 3-6 10-3 (Match TB)
(WC) Millot/Monfils def. Klaasen/Norman 6-5 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(3) Brown/Kas def. Butorac/Peers 7-6(7-5) 6-4




Singles - First Round
(WC) Lee So-Ra def. (2) Maria Kirilenko 1-1 retired (Back Injury)
(4) Nadia Petrova def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2 6-4
Tamira Paszek def. Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6(10-8) 6-3
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez def. (Q) Eleni Daniilidou 6-2 6-3
Singles - Second Round
(3) Kaia Kanepi def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-2 6-2
Kiki Bertens def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 1-6 7-6(7-3) 6-2
Doubles - First Round
Amanmuradova/King def. (2) Medina Garrigues/Mirza 5-7 6-4 10-7 (Match TB)
(3) Grandin/Uhlirova def. Chuang/Date-Krumm 6-2 6-1
(4) Dushevina/Rosolska def. Lykina/Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-3
Cadantu/Lepchenko def. Craybas/Garcia 4-6 6-3 10-7 (Match TB)
Jurak/Marosi def. (WC) Han/Lee 3-6 6-2 10-6 (Match TB)

Singles - Second Round
Laura Robson def. (2) Zheng Jie 6-3 6-3
(3) Sorana Cirstea def. (WC) Duan Ying-Ying 6-1 7-6(7-0)
(4) Urszula Radwanska def. Mandy Minella 6-2 6-3
(5) Chanelle Scheepers def. Bojana Jovanovski 6-4 6-1
(7) Peng Shuai def. (Q) Nudnina Luangnam 6-2 6-1
(8) Alize Cornet def. Olga Govortsova (Blr) 6-4 retired (GI Illness)
Hsieh Su-Wei def. (LL) Chang Kai-Chen 6-0 6-3
Mathilde Johansson def. (WC) Zheng Saisai 6-2 4-6 7-5
Doubles - First Round
Hsieh/Hsieh def. Kumkhum/Wongteanchai 4-6 6-1 12-10 (Match TB)
Han/Liu def. (WC) Liang/Tian 6-2 2-6 10-6 (Match TB)
(WC) Yan/Zhang def. Babos/Minella 6-4 6-1

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