Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round – Team nominations

Davis Cup Team nominations, The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round ties, taking place on 10-12 February.

In addition, Zone Group I and II first round ties are also being played on the same dates. The team nominations for these ties are currently being compiled and will be announced in due course. Follow all the action on the official Davis Cup by BNP Paribas websites: www.daviscup.com and www.copadavis.com.

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.

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND 

SPAIN v KAZAKHSTAN: Venue: Palacio Municipal de los Deportes, Oviedo, ESP (clay – indoors)

Spain: Nicolas Almagro, Marcel Granollers, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marc Lopez, Captain: Alex Corretja

Kazakhstan: Mikhail Kukushkin, Andrey Golubev, Yuriy Schukin, Evgeny Korolev, Captain: Yegor Shaldunov

AUSTRIA v RUSSIA

Venue: Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, AUT (hard – indoors)

Austria: Jurgen Melzer, Andreas Haider-Maurer, Alexander Peya, Olivier Marach, Captain: Clemens Trimmel

Russia: Alex Bogomolov, Mikhail Youzhny, Nikolay Davydenko, Igor Kunitsyn, Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

CANADA v FRANCE

Venue: Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, CAN (hard – indoors)

Canada: Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, Frank Dancevic, Daniel Nestor, Captain: Martin Laurendeau

France: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, Michael Llodra, Captain: Guy Forget

SWITZERLAND v USA

Venue: Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, SUI (clay – indoors)

Switzerland: Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli, Michael Lammer, Captain: Severin Luthi

USA: Mardy Fish, John Isner, Ryan Harrison, Mike Bryan, Captain: Jim Courier

CZECH REPUBLIC v ITALY

Venue: CEZ Arena, Ostrava, CZE (hard – indoors)

Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol, Frantisek Cermak, Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

Italy: Simone Bolelli, Daniele Bracciali, Andreas Seppi, Potito Starace, Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

SERBIA v SWEDEN

Venue: Hala Cair, Nis, SRB (hard – indoors)

Serbia: Janko Tipsarevic, Viktor Troicki, Ilija Bozoljac, Nenad Zimonjic, Captain: Bogdan Obradovic

Sweden: Michael Ryderstedt, Carl Bergman, Filip Prpic, Robert Lindstedt, Captain: Thomas Enqvist

JAPAN v CROATIA

Venue: Bourbon Beans Dome, Hyogo, JPN (hard – indoors)

Japan: Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito, Yuichi Sugita, Captain: Eiji Takeuchi

Croatia: Ivan Dodig, Ivo Karlovic, Antonio Veic, Lovro Zovko, Captain: Zeljko Krajan

GERMANY v ARGENTINA

Venue: Stechert Arena Bamberg, Bamberg, GER (clay – indoors)

Germany: Florian Mayer, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Philipp Petzschner, Tommy Haas, Captain: Patrik Kuhnen

Argentina: Juan Ignacio Chela, Juan Monaco, David Nalbandian, Eduardo Schwank, Captain: Martin Jaite

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