World Group Play-off

16 Sep - 18 Sep 2011, Fanie Du Toit Sports Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa, Hard, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Kevin ANDERSON
    • Date of birth:  18 May 1986
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  98
    • Rik DE VOEST
    • Date of birth:  05 Jun 1980
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Raven KLAASEN
    • Date of birth:  16 Oct 1982
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  20
  • Captain John-Laffnie DE JAGER
    • Marin CILIC
    • Date of birth:  28 Sep 1988
    • Singles ranking:  13
    • Doubles ranking:  253
    • Ivan DODIG
    • Date of birth:  02 Jan 1985
    • Singles ranking:  106
    • Doubles ranking:  6
    • Antonio VEIC
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1988
    • Singles ranking:  476
    • Doubles ranking:  1193=
    • Nikola MEKTIC
    • Date of birth:  24 Dec 1988
    • Singles ranking:  351
    • Doubles ranking:  187
  • Captain Goran PRPIC

News from the tie


  • NIkola Mektic (CRO)
  • Raven Klaasen (RSA)
  • Raven Klaasen (RSA)
  • Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • Fans
  • Rik de Voest (RSA)
  • Rik de Voest (RSA)
  • Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Marin Cilic (CRO) and captain Goran Prpic
  • Raven Klaasen (RSA)
  • Croatia fans
  • Rik de Voest and Raven Klaasen (RSA)
  • Croatia and South Africa doubles
  • Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • South African fans
  • Izak van der Merwe (RSA)
  • Izak van der Merwe (RSA)
  • Ivan Dodig (CRO)
  • Ivan Dodig (CRO)
  • Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • Kevin Anderson and Rik de Voest (RSA)
  • Croatian team watch the native dancers
  • Croatian team
  • Nikola Mektic/Antonio Veic (CRO) and Rik de Voest/Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • South African team
  • Native dancers at the draw in South Africa
  • Native dancers at the draw in South Africa
  • Antonio Veic and Ivan Dodig (CRO)
  • Tie Summary

    This will be the first time that these two countries meet in Davis Cup.

    South Africa´s captain John-Laffnie De Jager has made it clear that his main objective is being part of the World Group next year. In order to acess the World Group playoffs, De Jager fielded a very powerful team to face the Netherlands that included South Africa´s No. 1 player Kevin Anderson. The Dutch were looking in good shape after their No. 1 player Robin Haase took the first point for the Europeans. However, Kevin Anderson became the hero of the tie by winning his two singles rubbers and also the doubles in partnership with Rik de Voest.

    Croatia is facing the playoff after being defeated by Germany 3-2 in the World Group first round in Zagreb. The tie went to the fifth rubber in which Philipp Petzschner defeated Ivo Karlovic in straight sets and clinched the decisive third point.

    Croatia has spent 9 of the last 10 years in the World Group while South Africa played in the top tier for the last time in 1998.
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