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Group I Europe/Africa 2nd Round

05 Apr - 07 Apr 2013, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Great Britain, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • James WARD
    • Date of birth:  09 Feb 1987
    • Singles ranking:  131
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Daniel EVANS
    • Date of birth:  23 May 1990
    • Singles ranking:  177
    • Doubles ranking:  1293=
    • Colin FLEMING
    • Date of birth:  13 Aug 1984
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  56
    • Jonathan MARRAY
    • Date of birth:  10 Mar 1981
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  60
  • Team captain Leon SMITH
    • Dmitry TURSUNOV
    • Date of birth:  12 Dec 1982
    • Singles ranking:  58
    • Doubles ranking:  118
    • Evgeny DONSKOY
    • Date of birth:  09 May 1990
    • Singles ranking:  118
    • Doubles ranking:  1298=
    • Igor KUNITSYN
    • Date of birth:  30 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking:  1093=
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Victor BALUDA
    • Date of birth:  30 Sep 1992
    • Singles ranking:  489
    • Doubles ranking:  128
  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV

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  • Team Great Britain celebrate victory
  • Team Great Britain celebrate victory
  • Dan Evans (GBR)
  • James Ward (GBR)
  • Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
  • British fans
  • James Ward (GBR)
  • Jeremy Bates (GBR), Bill Knight (GBR) and Bobby Wilson (GBR) receive the Davis Cup Commitment Award
  • Jeremy Bates (GBR), Bill Knight (GBR) and Bobby Wilson (GBR) receive the Davis Cup Commitment Award
  • Jonathan Marray and Colin Fleming (GBR)
  • Jonathan Marray and Colin Fleming (GBR)
  • Jonathan Marray and Colin Fleming (GBR)
  • James Ward (GBR) and captain Leon Smith
  • James Ward (GBR)
  • Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)
  • Dan Evans (GBR)
  • British fans
  • James Ward (GBR)
  • Russian team
  • Captain Leon Smith (GBR)
  • Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)
  • Victor Baluda (RUS)
  • Tie Summary

    It is somewhat surprising that Great Britain and Russia have only met on one previous occasion and that came back in 1963 when the latter was playing under the flag of the Soviet Union. Britain won the tie on that occasion at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne by a 4-1 scoreline with Mike Sangster involved in three winning rubbers.

    British hopes of a return to the World Group were lifted last year after a victory against Slovak Republic decided in the fifth rubber with victory from Daniel Evans. They were quickly quashed in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I semifinals where Belgium surrendered only the doubles on their way to victory.

    Russia are returning to zonal action for the first time in 20 years after suffering their heaviest defeat for a decade at the hands of Brazil in the World Group play-offs. They had earlier lost to Austria in the first round and will now look to make an immediate return but have to win away from home – something they have not achieved since 2009.

    The loser of this tie will have to wait for the outcome of South Africa v Poland before finding out their next opponent. If South Africa wins, the loser of this tie will play Slovenia in the 2nd Round play-off on 13-15 September. If Poland wins, South Africa will play Slovenia in the 1st Round Play-off on 13-15 September. The loser of that tie will play the loser of Great Britain v Russia in the 2nd Round play-off on 18-20 October.

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