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    Davis Cup II

    The draw for the Season II Davis Cup has been made in Geneva with some intriguing World Group ties coming out of the hat.

    Serbia, the defending champions, have been drawn against last year's top seeds Argentina for a first round tie to take place in the South American country. Argentina were eliminated in a shocked first round defeat to Chile in Buenos Aires last season, but now boast a French Open semifinalist in their ranks.

    The political turmoil in the island of CWLand means that just one of the two nations will compete in their first round fixture and it is a doozy; Spain in Spain. A few of the higher ranked players from both nations have expressed their desire to end Daniel Páez Blanco's domination on clay, and two will get their chance in March.

    Also in the bottom half, the Czech Republic do battle with eighth seeds Croatia whilst season I runners up Russia begin in Belgium.

    The full draw for the Season II Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group is as follows:

    SERBIA (s) v ARGENTINA (c)(*)
    JAPAN v SWEDEN (s)(c)(*)
    UNITED STATES (s)(c)(*) v ROMANIA
    SWITZERLAND (c)(*) v CHILE (s)
    SPAIN (s)(c)(*) v DR CWLAND
    GREAT BRITAIN (c)(*) v AUSTRIA (s)
    CROATIA (s)(c)(*) v CZECH REPUBLIC
    BELGIUM(c)(*) v RUSSIA(s)

    First Round ties to be played on 5-7 March I.Venues to be sent to the ITF by 15 December.

    Key
    (s) = seeded nation
    (c) = choice of ground
    (*) = choice of ground decided by lot.
    Relevantly for CWLand, the losers in the World Group first round play-off to occur in early February will move into Group I of the Europe/Africa Zone. They will be seeded one, and have a bye to the second round where they face the winner of the South Africa/Denmark tie.
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    Good stuff.

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    Should we go playing captains to pick squads and such? Vimes can probably correct me if I'm wrong, but I think playing captains mean you can get squads of five for each tie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    Should we go playing captains to pick squads and such? Vimes can probably correct me if I'm wrong, but I think playing captains mean you can get squads of five for each tie?
    Unfortunately not.

    para 36a of the rules

    Each competing Nation shall...nominate...:
    - A team of a minimum of three and a maximum of four which shall include the nomination of a playing Captain
    (or a team of a minimum of four and a maximum of five which shall include the nomination of a non-playing captain)

    Still think it's a good idea though.


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    No surprises in either camp for Feb. 5 clash

    The East-West CWLand rivalry officially kicks off on February 5 as the two nations battle it out for the March 5 tie against Spain in the World Group. East CWLand named a five-man squad from which four will be selected to play in tie in Stedingham. West CWLand, meanwhile, have also chosen a preliminary squad of five for the home tie with Marcuss Deane to act as alternate. All eyes will be on a mouth-watering singles tie between Jefferson Drake of the CWLand Democratic Republic and Sven Oxenstierna of the Federal Republic of CWLand; those with tickets hoping for a meeting similar to that of the fourth round in Nixonstown last season.



    EAST CWLAND
    Jefferson DRAKE
    Martti KORPINEN
    Jamee HANCIANU
    Jarkko MAXUM
    Randy SMELTZ



    WEST CWLAND
    Rob BOWENBURG
    Heath DAVIS
    Jojo MUSTARD
    Sven OXENSTIERNA
    Scotland RIVERS
    Alt: Marcuss DEANE
    Last edited by SirBloody Idiot; 09-01-2010 at 01:57 AM.

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    Aren't I ranked about Rivers in both Singles and Doubles?

    *Fake rage*

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    Yeah, but your form sucks, Bowenburg. (neglects to mention that mine's bloody atrocious too)
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    My singles form ain't flash but my doubles form is pretty much awesome. I guess I don't have old faithful beside me though.

    Good luck West!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Aren't I ranked about Rivers in both Singles and Doubles?

    *Fake rage*
    Hmm... will make it a squad of five, and whoever captains the West can choose who to leave out.

    Thinking about it, Rivers is the better singles player ATM but probably is fourth in line there. But I don't want to influence anyone's opinion...
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    Who would have thought complaining would pay off.

    No, in all serious Bowenburg is just making up the numbers at the moment, I'll be a decent hitting partner if nothing else.

    East are going to be tough to beat, we really need Ox to win both his singles matches, no pressure though Ox!

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    Hopefully grab the second singles spot for the tie, my win against the Ox in the CW championships should ensure it.

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    Will be interesting to see who the West go with for the 2nd singles rubber. None of the other players in the squad are in particularly good singles form. Will be an interesting tie.
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    Worth noting that points are available for the Davis Cup this year (and World Team Champs):

    Code:
    Davis Cup - Points will be awarded cumulatively as one result and fall off at the end of the year
                The points category will be the equivalent of ATP World Tour 500
    
    Singles              Win       Loss      Team    Performance  Wins
                      Per Match  Per Match   Bonus   Bonus       Cumulative
    Playoff Round         5         
    Playoff Round        10         
    1st Round loss                 10
    1st Round            40                                        40
    1st Round            40                                        80
    Quarterfinals        65                                       145
    Quarterfinals        65                                       210
    Semifinals           70                                       280
    Semifinals           70                                       350
    Finals               75                                       425
    Finals                                     75#                500
    Finals               75                            125##      625
    
    #  Team bonus awarded to a singles player who wins 7 live matches in a calendar year and his team wins the competition
    ## Performance bonus awarded to a singles player who wins 8 live matches in a calendar year
    Also: For the first round only, any player who competes in a "live" singles match(es), without a win,
          shall receive 10 ranking points.
    
    Doubles              Win       Loss      Team     Wins
                      Per Match  Per Match   Bonus  Cumulative
    Playoff Round        10         
    1st Round loss                 10
    1st Round            50                           50
    Quarterfinals        80                           130
    Semifinals           90                           220
    Finals               95                           315
                                              35@     350
    
    @ Team bonus awarded to a doubles player who wins 4 matches and his team wins the competition
    
    
    Special Ranking Rules for Davis Cup (taken from ATP rulebook 2010)
       1) If a player does not compete in the singles of one or more rounds he will receive
          points from the previous round when playing singles at the next tie.
       2) If a player does not compete in singles in either the 1st round or Quarter-final round
          and then plays singles in the Semi-final and Final rounds, he will receive Quarterfinal
          points for his Semi-final match, but will then be eligible for Finals points when
          playing the final.
       3) If a player is a late substitution to the team and was released from another tournament
          that same week, he will not be eligible to earn points for that Davis Cup
          tie. A player only has the opportunity to earn points in one event per week.
       4) If a particular Davis Cup round shows up twice within the 52-week window, the
          best one of those two results will count towards the player’s Davis Cup result. (This
          will come into play when a tie is played earlier in the year compared to the previous      year and both ties fall within the 52-week window.)

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    Very proud to make the squad, hopefully I can continue some of my form from late last year and early this season.

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    stoked to be on the squad... may place strain on the Maxum/Bowenburg doubles combination relationship....nothing can't solve though
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