Davis Cup: Great Britain in Pot 2 for finals draw

10/03/2020

| Davis Cup

With the final 18 countries confirmed for this year’s Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, the tournament’s seeds have now been revealed. These will determine which pot each team is drawn from on 12 March (16:00 GMT).

The seeds are based on each country’s current Davis Cup Nations Ranking, which is determined by their results over a four-year period. Points are collated based on recent performances and what stage of the competition the team reached at last year’s event. Bonuses are awarded based on the rank of the opposition they have beaten and for winning away ties in the qualifiers.

Each group will consist of three teams, made up of one country from each of Pots 1, 2 and 3. In the latest rankings Great Britain are 10th and will be the 9th seed heading to the finals. This puts them in Pot 2 for Thursday’s draw.

Who's in the draw?

Last year’s winners Spain and runners-up Canada will enter the event as the No.1 and No.2 seeds, based on their performances in the 2019 finals. This could potentially set up a rematch for the Brits with Spain, who the team lost out to in last year’s semi-finals. GB’s other potential opponents from Pot 1 include top ranked team France, as well as Croatia, USA and Serbia.

Being in Pot 2 means that Britain will avoid group-stage ties with teams such as Germany, Italy, Australia, Russia and last year’s opponents Kazakhstan.

In Pot 3, Colombia will be joined by five teams making their Davis Cup Finals debuts, in Austria, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary and Sweden.

 

Davis Cup Finals 2020 (current ranking)

Pot 1
1. Spain (3)
2. Canada (6)
3. France (1)
4. Croatia (2)
5. USA (5)
6. Serbia (7)

Pot 2
7. Germany (8)
8. Italy (9)
9. Great Britain (10)
10. Australia (11)
11. Kazakhstan (12)
12. Russia (13)

Pot 3
13. Sweden (14)
14. Austria (15)
15. Czech Republic (17)
16. Colombia (18)
17. Hungary (23)
18. Ecuador (24)

 

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