Spain and Czech Republic head the seeds for the Draw for the World Group of the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which takes place at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Wednesday 19 September at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).
The draws for 2013 Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group I will also take place in London. 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.
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According to the Davis Cup Regulations, the two finalist nations are seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in the World Group for the following year, and will be drawn in opposite halves. Seeds 3-8 are in accordance with the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 17 September.
2. Czech Republic
The seeded nations will be drawn against the remaining World Group nations: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland.
Seeds for the Zone Group I and Group II competitions are also based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.
Americas Zone Group I
Remaining Nations: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uruguay.
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
3. South Africa
Remaining Nations: Denmark or Finland, Great Britain, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine.
Americas Zone Group II
4. El Salvador
Remaining Nations: Barbados, Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico.
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
1. Chinese Taipei or New Zealand
Remaining Nations: Kuwait, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Syria.
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 on 16-18 November at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com and www.copadavis.com.