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World Group Play-off

12 Sep - 15 Sep 2013, Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium, Clay, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Olivier ROCHUS
    • Date of birth: 18 Jan 1981
    • Singles ranking: 556
    • Doubles ranking: 332
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    • Ruben BEMELMANS
    • Date of birth: 14 Jan 1988
    • Singles ranking: 189
    • Doubles ranking: 227
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    • Steve DARCIS
    • Date of birth: 13 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking: 456
    • Doubles ranking: -
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    • Germain GIGOUNON
    • Date of birth: 20 Apr 1989
    • Singles ranking: 301
    • Doubles ranking: 327
  • Team captain Johan VAN HERCK
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    • Dudi SELA
    • Date of birth: 04 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking: 88
    • Doubles ranking: 396
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    • Amir WEINTRAUB
    • Date of birth: 16 Sep 1986
    • Singles ranking: 200
    • Doubles ranking: 300
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    • Jonathan ERLICH
    • Date of birth: 05 Apr 1977
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 85
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    • Andy RAM
    • Date of birth: 10 Apr 1980
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 208
  • Team captain Eyal RAN

News from the tie

Photos

  • Steve Darcis (BEL)
  • Team Belgium celebrate
  • Team Belgium celebrate
  • Team Belgium celebrate
  • The Belgian team celebrates victory
  • Team Belgium celebrate
  • Eyal Ran (ISR)
  • Belgium v Israel doubles
  • Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
  • Jonathan Erlich (ISR) and Andy Ram (ISR)
  • Jonathan Erlich (ISR) and Andy Ram (ISR) with captain Eyal Ran
  • Steve Darcis (BEL) and Olivier Rochus (BEL)
  • Commitment Award recipient Patrick Hombergen (BEL)
  • Captain Johan Van Herck (BEL)
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) and David Goffin (BEL)
  • Team Belgium
  • Steve Darcis (BEL) and Olivier Rochus (BEL)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
  • The Belgian bench
  • Captain Ayal Ran and Amir Weintraub (ISR)
  • Olivier Rochus and Steve Darcis (BEL)
  • The draw in Antwerp
  • The Belgian team
  • The Belgian team
  • Tie Summary

    Belgium and Israel go head-to-head in a tie that is taking place on Thursday 12 September, Friday 13 September and Sunday 15 September with a rest day on Saturday due to the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

    The two nations are currently tied at 2-2 in their head-to-head but Belgium have won their last two meetings. With a World Group place for next year up for grabs, they will be hoping to make it three in a row whereas Israel will be desperate to stop the run.

    Belgium are facing relegation after losing 3-2 to Serbia in the World Group first round. Belgium are regulars in World Group play-offs, having competed in 20 over the last 23 years, but they have compiled a winning record in that time, having won 12 of them.

    Israel suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to France in the opening round of this year's World Group. They have been involved in the World Group play-offs for each of the last three years, including a spectacular 3-2 victory over Japan last time round.

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  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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