The International Tennis Federation has announced that the draw for the 2020 Davis Cup World Group I play-offs will take place on Thursday.
The ITF has introduced a global format for Davis Cup Group I and Group II in 2020. World Group I and World Group II ties will replace the regional Group I and Group II ties previously played in the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe/Africa conferences.
Following South Africa’s recent 4-1 win over Bulgaria in Cape Town, the team has been promoted to World Group 1 for 2020.
The 2020 World Group I play-offs will see the 12 losing nations from the 2019 Group I ties competing against the 12 winning nations from the 2019 Group II ties. The draws for the World Group I Play-offs and World Group II Play-offs will see teams from Pot B drawn against teams from Pot A.
World Group I Play-offs:
Pot A (losing nations from 2019 Group I ties): Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China P.R., Dominican Republic, Finland, Israel, Lebanon, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Venezuela, the loser of the tie between Pakistan and India (due to take place on November 2019).
Pot B (winning nations from 2019 Group II ties): Bolivia, Chinese Taipei, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey.
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