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Seeds announced for 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs



April 11, 2012
Seeds announced for 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs

The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draw for the 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs. The Draw will take place on Wednesday 11 April at the ITF offices in London at 11:00 (10:00 GMT).

The eight seeded nations are: Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. Seeds are based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 9 April.

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and Uzbekistan.

The 2012 World Group play-offs will take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 14-16 September. The eight winning nations will contest the 2013 World Group.

The line-up for the World Group play-offs was confirmed after Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Netherlands, South Africa and Uzbekistan all won their Zone Group I second round ties on 6-8 April. They joined the losers from the 2012 World Group first round ties.

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 123 nations entered in 2012. 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 on 16-18 November at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com and www.twitter.com/daviscup.

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