Cultural Learnings of Switzerland for the Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

The draw for world Group play-offs on 17-19 September

  1. Columbia: Colombia v US
  2. Israel: Israel v Austria
  3. Germany: Germany v Sth Africa
  4. Sweden: Sweden v Italy
  5. India: India v Brazil
  6. Australia: Australia v Belgium
  7. Kazakhstan: Kazkhstan v Federerstan
  8. Romania: Romania v Ecuador

Had hoped for Switzerland v Australia, but hey – they can still face off in the World Group huh?

Australia will be striving to return to the World Group for the first time since – ironically – Belgium upset Australia in the first round back in 2007. The surface, at this stage, looks to be either hard court or grass. Back in the World Group for both Fed and Davis Cups?

Surely you jest.


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10 responses to “Cultural Learnings of Switzerland for the Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”

  1. Jack says :

    If Switzerland and Australia do win and get back into the world group, they’ll probably play one of the seeded teams.

    So don’t wanna sound like a party pooper but me thinks the Swiss-Aussie clash ain’t gonna happen!!

    • xLienx says :

      Indeed! That’s also the reason why Switzerland and Australia couldn’t play each other now, they were both seeded. So they had to play an unseeded country, like Kazakhstan or Belgium.

      • dootsiez says :

        But shouldn’t switzerland be seeded in the World Group next year? Australian wouldn’t be, since we have 2 players in the top 100.

        • xLienx says :

          If it’s based on the rankings, I don’t think so.

          Right now, Switzerland is 15th (and Australia 14th). All countries that are now in the quarter finals (and thus, next year in the first round) are higher ranked than Switzerland. So, if rankings don’t change much, Switzerland will be unseeded, just like Australia. At least, if what I’m saying, is right.

        • Jack says :

          Seeds 1 and 2 are the finalists from the previous year.

          And the seeds 3-8 are determined by the rankings.

          The ranking are based on the last 4 years and because Switzerland have always lost in the 1st round, they’re unlikely to be seeded.

  2. jfk says :

    I hope Roger plays this! I mean he flew to Italy to play on clay after his 5 set defeat in NY.

  3. Alex says :

    There is NO way monkeyface is traveling to a central Asian republic. Never mind the timezone shift is WAY more then going from Ny to Italy, the security problems…

    • dootsiez says :

      I’m 50/50 on this. On the one hand, all the things that you and others have said are true.

      On the other, Boratland ain’t far from Dubai … or China for that matter, and he’s gotta be there Shanghai Masters. He might just decide not to go to Europe full stop after the US circuit and stay in Dubai, play Davis Cup and do the whole Asian thing.

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