The 2009 Davis Cup draw is now out, and if the stars show up round one will offer plenty of attractive, intriguing matchups come early March.
In draw order from the top it will be Netherlands at Argentina, France at Czech Republic, Switzerland at USA and Chile at Croatia.
In the bottom half we have Israel at Sweden, Russia at Romania, Austria at Germany and Serbia at Spain.
Some quick observations, the top half is absolutely loaded with six of the eight teams all contenders – sorry Czech Republic and Netherlands.
Bottom half looks like Spain is in good position to get back to the final. Russia will be strong as well.
Of course the No. 1 question is will Roger Federer be on the Swiss squad that visits the U.S. My guess is he has to be. After all the tie will be played in America just before Indian Wells (and after Dubai), so Roger should be on his way to the U.S. anyway.
And Rog, no exos with Pete at the Garden this time, got it?
I’ll also be looking forward to another Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic clash.
Long way away of course.
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