3 February 2019 – Croatia will be the no.2 seeds at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Madrid in November after all 18 teams were confirmed this weekend after qualifiers.
Australia, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Russia have all won their Davis Cup qualifying ties this weekend to make it through to the 18-nation World Cup-style event in Madrid in November.
Australia 4-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Austria 2-3 Chile
Brazil 1-3 Belgium
China 2-3 Japan
Colombia 4-0 Sweden
Czech Republic 1-3 Netherlands
Germany 5-0 Hungary
India 1-3 Italy
Kazakhstan 3-1 Portugal
Slovakia 2-3 Canada
Switzerland 1-3 Russia
Uzbekistan 2-3 Serbia
Last year’s champions Croatia, as well as France, Spain and USA, automatically qualified for the finals being the four top-ranked sides. Great Britain and Argentina were given wildcards into the finals.
The six seeded nations for the Finals, who will be drawn into position 1 across Groups A-F, are:
5. Great Britain
The remaining nations are ranked 7 to 18 in accordance with the Davis Cup Ranking:
The group stage of the Finals, to be played in Madrid from 18-24 November, will comprise of six pools (A-F) of three teams, which will be drawn at 6pm on Thursday 14 February in Madrid.
Croatia beat France 3-1 in November last year to win the Davis Cup for the final time in its old format.
The three-day, five set home and away ties have have been replaced by the World Cup-style event to be held in Madrid later this year, with matches to be the best of three sets over two days.