2013 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I

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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.

Participating teams[edit]

Draw[edit]

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 round[edit]

Poland vs. Slovenia[edit]


Poland
3
Centennial Hall in "Wroclaw", Wroclaw, Poland[1]
1–3 February 2013
hard (indoor)

Slovenia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Poland
Slovenia
Jerzy Janowicz
Blaž Kavčič
6
3
6
3
7
5
     
2 Poland
Slovenia
Łukasz Kubot
Grega Žemlja
6
3
6
2
6
0
     
3 Poland
Slovenia
Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski
Blaž Kavčič / Grega Žemlja
3
6
6
2
2
6
6
4
11
13
 
4 Poland
Slovenia
Jerzy Janowicz
Grega Žemlja
77
64
6
3
6
3
     
5 Poland
Slovenia
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Tomislav Ternar
6
4
5
7
5
7
     

Romania vs. Denmark[edit]


Romania
5
Sala Sporturilor "Horia Demian", Cluj Napoca, Romania[2]
1–3 February 2013
hard (indoor)

Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Denmark
Marius Copil
Frederik Nielsen
6
3
79
67
6
4
     
2 Romania
Denmark
Adrian Ungur
Martin Pedersen
6
2
77
63
4
6
4
6
6
2
 
3 Romania
Denmark
Florin Mergea / Horia Tecău
Frederik Nielsen / Thomas Kromann
77
63
6
2
6
4
     
4 Romania
Denmark
Adrian Ungur
Thomas Kromann
6
3
6
4
       
5 Romania
Denmark
Marius Copil
Christoffer Kønigsfeldt
6
4
6
3
       

Ukraine vs. Slovak Republic[edit]


Ukraine
3
TC Premier, Kremenchug, Ukraine[3]
1–3 February 2013
hard (indoor)

Slovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ukraine
Slovakia
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Andrej Martin
6
2
6
2
7
5
     
2 Ukraine
Slovakia
Serhiy Stakhovsky
Lukáš Lacko
2
6
7
5
65
77
4
6
   
3 Ukraine
Slovakia
Alexandr Dolgopolov / Serhiy Stakhovsky
Filip Polášek / Igor Zelenay
64
77
63
77
3
6
     
4 Ukraine
Slovakia
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Lukáš Lacko
3
6
6
3
6
2
6
1
   
5 Ukraine
Slovakia
Illya Marchenko
Andrej Martin
7
5
77
65
6
4
     

Second round[edit]

Great Britain vs. Russia[edit]


Great Britain
3
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Great Britain[4]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)

Russia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Russia
Daniel Evans
Dmitry Tursunov
4
6
77
65
4
6
7
5
4
6
 
2 United Kingdom
Russia
James Ward
Evgeny Donskoy
6
4
6
4
5
7
3
6
6
8
 
3 United Kingdom
Russia
Colin Fleming / Jonathan Marray
Victor Baluda / Igor Kunitsyn
6
1
6
4
6
2
     
4 United Kingdom
Russia
James Ward
Dmitry Tursunov
6
4
5
7
5
7
6
4
6
4
 
5 United Kingdom
Russia
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 Africa[edit]


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 Poland
South Africa
Jerzy Janowicz
Jean Andersen
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
2 Poland
South Africa
Łukasz Kubot
Rik de Voest
3
6
77
64
5
7
4
6
   
3 Poland
South Africa
Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski
Rik de Voest / Jean Andersen
7
5
77
62
7
5
     
4 Poland
South Africa
Jerzy Janowicz
Ruan Roelofse
4
6
6
3
6
1
6
1
   
5 Poland
South Africa
Łukasz Kubot
Jean Andersen
          not
played

Romania vs. Netherlands[edit]


Romania
0
Dumitru Popescu Colibași Sports Hall, Brasov, Romania[9]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)

Netherlands
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Netherlands
Adrian Ungur
Robin Haase
4
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
2 Romania
Netherlands
Victor Hănescu
Igor Sijsling
4
6
65
77
6
2
77
65
2
6
 
3 Romania
Netherlands
Marius Copil / Victor Hănescu
Thiemo de Bakker / Robin Haase
4
6
5
7
4
6
     
4 Romania
Netherlands
Marius Copil
Thiemo de Bakker
63
77
62
77
       
5 Romania
Netherlands
Adrian Ungur
Igor Sijsling
6
1
3
6
4
6
     

Ukraine vs. Sweden[edit]


Ukraine
3
Megaron Tennis Club, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine[10]
5–7 April 2013
hard (indoor)

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ukraine
Sweden
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
0
77
65
     
2 Ukraine
Sweden
Denys Molchanov
Markus Eriksson
5
7
6
4
4
6
4
6
   
3 Ukraine
Sweden
Denys Molchanov / Serhiy Stakhovsky
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
4
6
3
6
6
3
77
63
4
6
 
4 Ukraine
Sweden
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Markus Eriksson
3
6
6
1
6
4
6
3
   
5 Ukraine
Sweden
Serhiy Stakhovsky
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
3
7
5
     

First round play-offs[edit]

Slovenia vs. South Africa[edit]


Slovenia
4
Park Tivoli, Ljubljana, Slovenia[11]
13–15 September 2013
clay (outdoor)

South Africa
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Slovenia
South Africa
Blaž Rola
Rik de Voest
6
1
6
4
6
4
     
2 Slovenia
South Africa
Blaž Kavčič
Ruan Roelofse
6
1
6
3
6
4
     
3 Slovenia
South Africa
Blaž Kavčič / Blaž Rola
Raven Klaasen / Nikala Scholtz
7
5
6
1
77
64
     
4 Slovenia
South Africa
Janez Semrajc
Rik de Voest
6
2
6
4
       
5 Slovenia
South Africa
Blaž Rola
Nikala Scholtz
3
2
        retired
 

Slovakia vs. Sweden[edit]


Slovakia
3
Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia[12]
13–15 September 2013
hard (indoor)

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Slovakia
Sweden
Andrej Martin
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
2 Slovakia
Sweden
Lukáš Lacko
Markus Eriksson
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
3 Slovakia
Sweden
Lukáš Lacko / Filip Polášek
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
4
6
5
7
4
6
     
4 Slovakia
Sweden
Andrej Martin
Markus Eriksson
77
63
2
6
5
7
4
6
   
5 Slovakia
Sweden
Lukáš Lacko
Isak Arvidsson
6
2
6
3
6
3
     

Second round play-offs[edit]

Russia vs. South Africa[edit]


Russia
5
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[13]
25–27 October 2013
hard (indoor)

South Africa
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Russia
South Africa
Karen Khachanov
Dean O'Brien
7
5
6
1
6
3
     
2 Russia
South Africa
Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Jacob Coenraad de Klerk
63
77
6
0
6
4
6
1
   
3 Russia
South Africa
Konstantin Kravchuk / Andrey Kuznetsov
Raven Klaasen / Tucker Vorster
2
6
6
3
77
64
6
2
   
4 Russia
South Africa
Andrey Kuznetsov
Dean O'Brien
6
2
6
3
       
5 Russia
South Africa
Konstantin Kravchuk
Jacob Coenraad de Klerk
4
1
         
retired

Sweden vs. Denmark[edit]


Sweden
3
Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, Sweden[14]
25–27 October 2013
hard (indoor)

Denmark
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Denmark
Elias Ymer
Frederik Nielsen
66
78
2
6
6
4
5
7
   
2 Sweden
Denmark
Markus Eriksson
Martin Pedersen
79
67
3
6
63
77
4
6
   
3 Sweden
Denmark
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
Thomas Kromann / Frederik Nielsen
65
77
6
4
6
3
6
3
   
4 Sweden
Denmark
Markus Eriksson
Frederik Nielsen
6
3
3
6
61
77
6
4
9
7
 
5 Sweden
Denmark
Elias Ymer
Martin Pedersen
77
63
710
68
4
6
7
5
   

References[edit]

  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.