February 3, 2023



Britain to face Colombia in 2023 Davis Cup qualifiers

Nice Britain have been drawn away to Colombia within the qualifying spherical of the 2023 Davis Cup.

Britain had a wildcard into this yr’s Finals however should win February’s tie in South America to qualify for subsequent September’s group stage.

The tie will happen the week after the Australian Open.

Britain have far larger power in depth in singles, with Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper and Andy Murray all within the prime 50.

Colombia’s highest ranked singles participant is the world quantity 69 Daniel Elahi Galan, and their quantity two participant is more likely to be the world quantity 300 Nicolas Mejia.

However the Colombians do have the previous world primary doubles pair of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, who received each Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019.
The very best-of-five match collection might be performed on a floor of Colombia’s selecting, and it will likely be a difficult journey for anybody concerned within the latter levels of the Australian Open, which runs from 16-29 January.
Colombia is 16 hours behind Melbourne, with the tie more likely to begin on Friday, 3 February.
The LTA might be within the second of a 5 yr deal to host one of many 4 teams contested in September – however that’s depending on Britain efficiently qualifying.
Glasgow’s Emirates Enviornment hosted the group stage in September, however Britain didn’t qualify for this week’s knockout stage after ending third behind the Netherlands and the USA.

Australia face Canada within the 2022 Last in Malaga on Sunday.

Each finalists qualify routinely for subsequent yr’s Finals, together with Italy and Spain who’ve been awarded wildcards.
The opposite 12 locations within the Finals might be decided by February’s qualifiers, with the tie between Serbia and Norway probably pitting Novak Djokovic in opposition to the world quantity three Casper Ruud.

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