Next tie 12-14 September 2014
Sweden travel to Romania in this first round play-off tie, with the losers scheduled to meet either Latvia or Austria at the end of October. The Swedes have been victorious both times that these nations have met in the past, including a World Group play-off tie in 2009.
Last tie 4-6 April 2014
Johan Brunstrom won one epic five set match and lost another as Sweden were defeated by Ukraine in this second round tie. The doubles specialist, called at the last minute in to replace an injured Isak Arvidsson, pushed Sergiy Stakhovsky all the way before falling 1311 in the final set. After a loss for Markus Eriksson left Sweden on the brink of defeat, Brunstrom and Robert Lindstedt won 108 in the final set of the doubles to take the tie into a third day. There was to be no miraculous comeback for the Swedes, however, as Stakhovsky won in three sets against Eriksson to send the Ukrainians through.
Sweden lies fifth on the all-time list of champions, having won the title on seven occasions between 1975 and 1998. Sweden holds the record for the most number of comebacks, six, from 0-2 down. Bjorn Borg, meanwhile, holds the individual record for the longest unbeaten streak, having tallied 33 rubbers without a loss between 1973 and 1980.
Next Tie24 Oct 2014
[Group I, Europe/Africa, Relegation Play-off] - 2nd Round Play-off
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