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31 January 2013

Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Thursday


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Photo: Paul ZimmerAlexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)

Poland v Slovenia

- Venue: Centennial Hall in Wroclaw
- Location: Wroclaw, Poland
- Surface: Indoor Hard

Four players inside the Top 100 face each other in singles action in what may prove to be a nerve-wrecking encounter in Wroclaw. Polish No.1 Jerzy Janowicz will play first on Friday against Blaz Kavcic before Grega Zelmja and Lukasz Kubot battle it out to swing the momentum in their nations favour going into the middle day.

Kavcic and Zelmja have been named as the preferred partnership for Slovenia while regular doubles partners Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski who will be looking to improve upon their 15-5 record in the competition.

Matkowski will be taking nothing for granted in his preperation, "The fact they don’t play together often doesn’t mean they cannot play some good tennis as a team. Especially that Davis Cup matches are a different story and players might play much better than expected. In that respect we treat every match as potentially golden and crucial."

Friday:
R1: Jerzy Janowicz (POL) v Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
R2: Lukasz Kubot (POL) v Grega Zelmja (SLO)

Saturday:
R3: Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL) v Blaz Kavcic/Grega Zelmja (SLO)

Sunday:
R4: Jerzy Janowicz (POL) v Grega Zelmja (SLO)
R5: Lukasz Kubot (POL) v Blaz Kavcic (SLO)

Romania v Denmark

- Venue: Sala Sporturilor "Horia Demian"
- Location: Cluj Napoca, Romania
- Surface: Indoor Hard

A pair of Top 200 players in Marius Copil and Adrian Ungur lead the way for Romania in this weekend's tie against Denmark who name just a single ranked player amongst their whole team and will be strong favourites to progress.

Frederik Nielsen, who gained prominence as one half of the unlikely winners of last year's Wimbledon men's doubles Champions alongside Johnny Marray, will shoulder the burden of Denmark's hopes and has been nominated for each day of competition.

Friday:
R1: Marius Copil (ROM) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)
R2: Adrian Ungur (ROM) v Martin Pedersen (DEN)

Saturday:
R3: Horia Tecau/Florin Mergea (ROM) v Frederik Nielsen/Thomas Kromann (DEN)

Sunday:
R4: Adrian Ungur (ROM) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)
R5: Marius Copil (ROM) v Martin Pedersen (DEN)

Ukraine v Slovak Republic

- Venue: TC Premier
- Location: Kremenchug, Ukraine
- Surface: Indoor Hard

Alexandr Dolgopolov makes his first appearance for Ukraine in Davis Cup since 2007 and will feature in just his third tie. He has been given resposibility by captain Mikhail Filima to open proceedings where he will be tested by Andrej Martin.

Lukas Lacko and Sergiy Stakhovsky will face-off in the second singles rubber between two sides who appear closely matched. Sunday's nominations are currently down as Illya Marchenko and Denys Molchanov for the home team while Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay represent Slovak Republic.

Friday:
R1: Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) v Andrej Martin (SVK)
R2: Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Lukas Lacko (SVK)

Saturday:
R3: Illya Marchenko/Denys Molchanov (UKR) v Filip Polasek/Igor Zelenay (SVK)

Sunday:
R4: Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) v Lukas Lacko (SVK)
R5: Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Andrej Martin (SVK)

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