Netherlands face Switzerland knowing that they will need to achieve something they have never done before at the Westergasfabriek stadium in Amsterdam – defeat the Swiss on home soil. All three of their previous victories have come on the road as they trail the overall head-to-head 4-3.
To reach this stage Netherlands have had to record two victories already this year as they scored back-to-back whitewash victories against Finland and Romania. They are looking to return to the World Group for the first time since 2009.
Switzerland were shock victims of the United States in the World Group first round where even having Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka they failed to win a single rubber at home. Having been relegated in 2010 it was their first tie at the highest level of the competition in two years and they must now defeat Netherlands to retain their palce beyond one year.