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World Group Play-off

14 Sep - 16 Sep 2012, Harmonia Tenis Clube, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Thomaz BELLUCCI
    • Date of birth:  30 Dec 1987
    • Singles ranking:  42
    • Doubles ranking:  237
    • Rogerio DUTRA SILVA
    • Date of birth:  03 Feb 1984
    • Singles ranking:  349
    • Doubles ranking:  583
    • Marcelo MELO
    • Date of birth:  23 Sep 1983
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  3
    • Bruno SOARES
    • Date of birth:  27 Feb 1982
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  14
  • Captain Joao ZWETSCH
    • Alex BOGOMOLOV JR.
    • Date of birth:  23 Apr 1983
    • Singles ranking:  784
    • Doubles ranking:  783
    • Igor ANDREEV
    • Date of birth:  14 Jul 1983
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Teymuraz GABASHVILI
    • Date of birth:  23 May 1985
    • Singles ranking:  53
    • Doubles ranking:  142
    • Stanislav VOVK
    • Date of birth:  19 Feb 1991
    • Singles ranking:  1057=
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Captain Shamil TARPISCHEV

News from the tie


  • Stanislav Vovk (RUS)
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Team Brazil
  • The Brazilian team celebrate victory
  • Team Brazil
  • Bruno Soares (BRA)
  • Teymuraz Gabashvili and Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • Teymuraz Gaashvili and Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) and Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
  • Igor Andreev (RUS)
  • Igor Andreev (RUS)
  • Igor Andreev (RUS)
  • Igor Andreev (RUS)
  • Igor Andreev (RUS)
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva and captain Joao Zwetsch (BRA)
  • Igor Andreev and captain Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Russian team
  • Russian team
  • Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) and Alexander Vovk/
  • Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) and Igor Andreev (RUS)
  • Brazilian team
  • Brazil and Russian teams
  • Captain Joao Zwetsch (BRA)
  • Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) and Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
  • Referee Andy Jarrett (GBR)
  • Tie Summary

    Brazil have chosen the Harmonia Tenis Clube as the venue for their World Group play-off tie against Russia having won their only previous tie there against Colombia in the previous round. Russia won the only previous meeting which occurred at the same stage of the competition last year when they overcame a 2-1 deficit on the final day to win in Kazan.

    Brazil have been perennial visitors to the World Group play-offs having experienced defeat in each of the last six years and are looking to reach the pinnacle of the World Group for the first time since 2003. Colombia were the latest Americas Zone Group I victims when they were seen off comfortably by a Brazilian side led by Thomasz Bellucci in April.

    Russia find themselves in the play-offs after losing away to Austria in the first round of World Group competition. Whilst it is their second consecutive year of play-offs they have been regulars in the top level of competition having last played in Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 1992.

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