Philippines and Thailand meet for the first time since 1999 for their sixth Davis Cup meeting. Philippines won their first three meetings before Thailand bounced back with the next two wins.
Philippines have regularly switched between Group I and II for the last seven years. Last year they failed to break back into Group I after losing to Indonesia in the final round of Group II. In their opening tie of the 2013 season they beat Syria inside two days.
Thailand has spent the last four years in Group II but came close to promotion in 2010 and 2011 when it reached the final round. It fell in the semifinal round last year so will be looking to win this tie and have another chance at promotion. It spent 2000-2009 in Group I.