2012 Davis Cup Draw: US Travels to Switzerland, Spain the Favorites Again?

by Sean Randall | September 21st, 2011, 10:06 am

The 2012 Davis Cup draw was revealed this morning. This year’s finalists Spain and Argentina are seeded on opposite sides of the bracket.

Among the highlights of the 16-team field are USA traveling to Europe to play possibly Roger Federer and his Swiss team. Canada and Milos Raonic will host a deep France squad. Argentina will have to fly long and far for an away tie against a dangerous German team.

Still, if Nadal is healthy Spain has to be the favorites once again. The Spaniards will begin at home against Kazakhstan with Russia in the quarterfinals followed by a tough road tie against France. I’d rate Serbia, who open in Belgrade against Sweden, as the second favorite.

Federer might have to go through the USA, then France, then Spain and then possibly Serbia to win a first Davis Cup. A very tough draw.

First round ties scheduled for February 10-12, 2012:
Spain (s)(c)(*) v Kazakhstan
Russia (s) v Austria (c)
France (s) v Canada (c)(*)
USA (s) v Switzerland (c)
Italy v Czech Republic (s)(c)
Sweden v Serbia (s)(c)
Japan (c)(*) v Croatia (s)
Germany (c) v Argentina (s)

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7 Comments for 2012 Davis Cup Draw: US Travels to Switzerland, Spain the Favorites Again?

bstevens Says:

Nice to see Canada (my native country) in the main draw. The veteran Nestor, inspired Pospisil, and healthy Raonic should give them a decent shot against France.

jane Says:

^ Agreed! So nice to see Canada in the main draw for the first time since 2004. Hope Vasek and Milos can keep improving and growing the sport here. Nestor’s been fabulous of course, but doubles always gets so much less attention.

Mike Says:

They should have it in New Brunswick

Mike Says:

Or nunavut lol

Dan Martin Says:

I hope Milos R. gets his health back

Anna Says:

No kidding! Milos is such a hopeful and far to young to have to deal with this kind of injury.

Alejandro Says:

What about Argentina? If they get past Germany they will face every top country at home and if they don’t win it this year you know they will be hungry.

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