SALINAS, ECUADOR: Julio Campozano and Robert Farah will be in charge of opening the proceedings between Ecuador and Colombia on day one of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I after the draw took place at the Salinas Golf & Tennis Club.
It will be the third time the pair have met, with the Colombian having won both their previous matches.
“It won’t be the first time that I have opened a tie, so I know what to expect,” said Campozano. “I don’t think this time we are favourites as the Colombians have players in the Top 100 in singles and doubles, but I’m going to try to use my experience of playing Davis Cup to my advantage.”
Farah said: “I will need to be at my best, I have played Julio a few times – he knows how to play and I know how to play him. These matches are different, more important, playing Davis Cup is playing for your country so you carry a responsibility. The crowd will be against me so I will need to keep my concentration.”
The second match on Friday sees Ivan Endara of Ecuador and Santiago Giraldo of Colombia going head-to-head. For them it will be a first meeting as professionals. Saturday’s doubles match between Campozano and Endara against Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Farah starts at 2pm (local time).
On the final day the reverse singles rubbers start at 10am (local time)
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY: Martin Cuevas of Uruguay and Duilio Beretta of Peru will start on Friday at 4pm (local time).
Uruguay’s captain Enrique Perez has kept the country’s No. 1 player, Pablo Cuevas, back just for the doubles as he’s still on the return from an injury.
For that reason his brother, Martin, will play first against Beretta, who was a Top 10 junior last year. Second on court will be the experienced Marcel Felder against Mauricio Echazu.
In Saturday’s doubles, Pablo Cuevas and Felder take on Beretta and Sergio Galdos of Peru.
Sunday’s reverse singles rubbers start at 4pm (local time).