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2013 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I

The Europe and Africa Zone is one of the three zones of the regional Davis Cup competition in 2013.

In the Europe and Africa Zone there are four different groups in which teams compete against each other to advance to the next group. Winners in Group I advance to the World Group Play-offs, along with losing teams from the World Group first round. Teams who lose their respective ties will compete in the relegation play-offs, with winning teams remaining in Group I, whereas teams who lose their play-offs will be relegated to the Europe/Africa Group II in 2014.

Great Britain, Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine won their second-round ties, and competed in the World Group Play-offs in mid-September.

South Africa and Denmark were defeated in the play-offs and were relegated to play the Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2014.

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Participating teamsEdit

DrawEdit

All seeded teams get a bye into the second round, as well as Great Britain who were second round losers in the 2012 Davis Cup

  2nd round play-offs
25–27 October
1st round play-offs
13–15 September
1st round
1–3 February
2nd round
5–7 April
                                     
 
    1    Russia  
     bye     Coventry, Great Britain (indoor hard)
  1    Russia       1    Russia 2
   bye        Great Britain 3
     Great Britain
  Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)      bye  
  1    Russia 5  
  3    South Africa 0    
    3    South Africa  
  Ljubljana, Slovenia (clay)    bye     Zielona Góra, Poland (indoor hard)
3    South Africa 1       3    South Africa 1
     Slovenia 4   Wrocław, Poland (indoor hard)      Poland 3
     Poland 3
       Slovenia 2  
  Cluj-Napoca, Romania (indoor hard)
       Denmark 0  
       Romania 5     Brasov, Romania (indoor hard)
     Denmark          Romania 0
   bye     4    Netherlands 5
  4    Netherlands
  Helsingborg, Sweden (indoor hard)      bye  
     Denmark 2  
  2    Sweden 3     Kremenchug, Ukraine (indoor hard)
       Ukraine 3  
  Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)      Slovakia 2     Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (indoor hard)
   Slovakia 3          Ukraine 3
  2    Sweden 2     2    Sweden 2
   bye
    2    Sweden  
  South Africa and   Denmark
relegated to Group II in 2014.
  Great Britain,   Poland,   Netherlands, and   Ukraine
advance to World Group Play-off.

First roundEdit

Poland vs. SloveniaEdit

 
Poland
3
Centennial Hall in "Wroclaw", Wroclaw, Poland[1]
1–3 February 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Slovenia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jerzy Janowicz
Blaž Kavčič
6
3
6
3
7
5
     
2  
 
Łukasz Kubot
Grega Žemlja
6
3
6
2
6
0
     
3  
 
Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski
Blaž Kavčič / Grega Žemlja
3
6
6
2
2
6
6
4
11
13
 
4  
 
Jerzy Janowicz
Grega Žemlja
77
64
6
3
6
3
     
5  
 
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Tomislav Ternar
6
4
5
7
5
7
     

Romania vs. DenmarkEdit

 
Romania
5
Sala Sporturilor "Horia Demian", Cluj Napoca, Romania[2]
1–3 February 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Marius Copil
Frederik Nielsen
6
3
79
67
6
4
     
2  
 
Adrian Ungur
Martin Pedersen
6
2
77
63
4
6
4
6
6
2
 
3  
 
Florin Mergea / Horia Tecău
Frederik Nielsen / Thomas Kromann
77
63
6
2
6
4
     
4  
 
Adrian Ungur
Thomas Kromann
6
3
6
4
       
5  
 
Marius Copil
Christoffer Kønigsfeldt
6
4
6
3
       

Ukraine vs. Slovak RepublicEdit

 
Ukraine
3
TC Premier, Kremenchug, Ukraine[3]
1–3 February 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Slovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Andrej Martin
6
2
6
2
7
5
     
2  
 
Serhiy Stakhovsky
Lukáš Lacko
2
6
7
5
65
77
4
6
   
3  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov / Serhiy Stakhovsky
Filip Polášek / Igor Zelenay
64
77
63
77
3
6
     
4  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Lukáš Lacko
3
6
6
3
6
2
6
1
   
5  
 
Illya Marchenko
Andrej Martin
7
5
77
65
6
4
     

Second roundEdit

Great Britain vs. RussiaEdit

 
Great Britain
3
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Great Britain[4]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Russia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Daniel Evans
Dmitry Tursunov
4
6
77
65
4
6
7
5
4
6
 
2  
 
James Ward
Evgeny Donskoy
6
4
6
4
5
7
3
6
6
8
 
3  
 
Colin Fleming / Jonathan Marray
Victor Baluda / Igor Kunitsyn
6
1
6
4
6
2
     
4  
 
James Ward
Dmitry Tursunov
6
4
5
7
5
7
6
4
6
4
 
5  
 
Daniel Evans
Evgeny Donskoy
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
  • It was the first time since 1930 that Great Britain had won after being 2-0 down.[5][6][7]

Poland vs. South AfricaEdit

 
Poland
3
Recreation and Sports Center, Zielona Góra, Poland[8]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jerzy Janowicz
Jean Andersen
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
2  
 
Łukasz Kubot
Rik de Voest
3
6
77
64
5
7
4
6
   
3  
 
Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski
Rik de Voest / Jean Andersen
7
5
77
62
7
5
     
4  
 
Jerzy Janowicz
Ruan Roelofse
4
6
6
3
6
1
6
1
   
5  
 
Łukasz Kubot
Jean Andersen
          not
played

Romania vs. NetherlandsEdit

 
Romania
0
Dumitru Popescu Colibași Sports Hall, Brasov, Romania[9]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Netherlands
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Adrian Ungur
Robin Haase
4
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
2  
 
Victor Hănescu
Igor Sijsling
4
6
65
77
6
2
77
65
2
6
 
3  
 
Marius Copil / Victor Hănescu
Thiemo de Bakker / Robin Haase
4
6
5
7
4
6
     
4  
 
Marius Copil
Thiemo de Bakker
63
77
62
77
       
5  
 
Adrian Ungur
Igor Sijsling
6
1
3
6
4
6
     

Ukraine vs. SwedenEdit

 
Ukraine
3
Megaron Tennis Club, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine[10]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
0
77
65
     
2  
 
Denys Molchanov
Markus Eriksson
5
7
6
4
4
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Denys Molchanov / Serhiy Stakhovsky
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
4
6
3
6
6
3
77
63
4
6
 
4  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Markus Eriksson
3
6
6
1
6
4
6
3
   
5  
 
Serhiy Stakhovsky
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
3
7
5
     

First round play-offsEdit

Slovenia vs. South AfricaEdit

 
Slovenia
4
Park Tivoli, Ljubljana, Slovenia[11]
13–15 September 2013
clay (outdoor)
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Blaž Rola
Rik de Voest
6
1
6
4
6
4
     
2  
 
Blaž Kavčič
Ruan Roelofse
6
1
6
3
6
4
     
3  
 
Blaž Kavčič / Blaž Rola
Raven Klaasen / Nikala Scholtz
7
5
6
1
77
64
     
4  
 
Janez Semrajc
Rik de Voest
6
2
6
4
       
5  
 
Blaž Rola
Nikala Scholtz
3
2
        retired
 

Slovakia vs. SwedenEdit

 
Slovakia
3
Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia[12]
13–15 September 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Andrej Martin
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
2  
 
Lukáš Lacko
Markus Eriksson
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
3  
 
Lukáš Lacko / Filip Polášek
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
4
6
5
7
4
6
     
4  
 
Andrej Martin
Markus Eriksson
77
63
2
6
5
7
4
6
   
5  
 
Lukáš Lacko
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
3
6
3
     

Second round play-offsEdit

Russia vs. South AfricaEdit

 
Russia
5
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[13]
25–27 October 2013
hard (indoor)
 
South Africa
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Karen Khachanov
Dean O'Brien
7
5
6
1
6
3
     
2  
 
Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Jacob Coenraad de Klerk
63
77
6
0
6
4
6
1
   
3  
 
Konstantin Kravchuk / Andrey Kuznetsov
Raven Klaasen / Tucker Vorster
2
6
6
3
77
64
6
2
   
4  
 
Andrey Kuznetsov
Dean O'Brien
6
2
6
3
       
5  
 
Konstantin Kravchuk
Jacob Coenraad de Klerk
4
1
         
retired

Sweden vs. DenmarkEdit

 
Sweden
3
Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, Sweden[14]
25–27 October 2013
hard (indoor)
 
Denmark
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Elias Ymer
Frederik Nielsen
66
78
2
6
6
4
5
7
   
2  
 
Markus Eriksson
Martin Pedersen
79
67
3
6
63
77
4
6
   
3  
 
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
Thomas Kromann / Frederik Nielsen
65
77
6
4
6
3
6
3
   
4  
 
Markus Eriksson
Frederik Nielsen
6
3
3
6
61
77
6
4
9
7
 
5  
 
Elias Ymer
Martin Pedersen
77
63
710
68
4
6
7
5
   

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Poland v Slovenia". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ "Romania v Denmark". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ "Ukraine v Slovak Rep". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Great Britain v Russia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Davis Cup 2013: Great Britain shock Russia in Coventry". BBC Sport. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Great Britain come from 2-0 down to beat Russia 3-2 in Davis Cup tie to earn World Group play-off". The Telegraph. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Great Britain through to World Group play-offs". ESPN. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Poland v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Romania v Netherlands". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "Ukraine v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ "Slovenia v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ "Slovakia v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  13. ^ "Russia v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  14. ^ "Sweden v Denmark". daviscup.com.