South Africa draw Venezuela in away Davis Cup tie

South Africa's Davis Cup team will face a World Group II squad in September after a draw against two nations against each other at the International Tennis Federation (ITA) headquarters in London, United Kingdom on Friday.

The tie will be played either Friday, 18 and Saturday, September 19 or Saturday, September 19 and Sunday 20 September in Venezuela.

The ITA announced earlier this week that the final and playoff of the Fed Cup next month had been postponed due to the start of Covid-19, and all ITA circuit programs were also postponed until at least April 20. General Chat Chat Lounge

The September preparations for World Group I and World Group II relations will continue as usual and the ITF will continue to monitor the situation.

Team South Africa were eliminated from the World Group I playoffs last week after losing to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Team SA (Jasmin Hadzic)
This will be the first time the two nations will compete in the Davis Cup matches, but South African players will be selected for Venezuela's favorites, but there is no player in the ATP World 100 rankings.

South African team captain Marcos Andruska acknowledged that distant relationships are always difficult, but he is confident.

“It should be interesting. Given that this is true since the US Open. Everyone seems to be in the area right now, which makes things easier.

"There is a chance that we will not be able to play in Venezuela due to the political climate. This can be interesting.

Andruska commented, "Playing again is always difficult because court and ball makeup is usually made on opposing circles, so you have to beat opponents at their highest borders ... no easy task. No, but I believe it, 'commented Andruska.

Venezuela's current top three singles players include Ricardo Rodriguez Pace (No. 514), Jordi Munoz-Abreu (1 236th) and Brandon Perez (tied 1 677) who are proud to represent their country. His top two doubles players include Louis David Martinez and Roberto Matin, who are 113th and 144th in the ATP rankings, respectively.

Last year, the ITA introduced a global format for the Davis Cup in Group I and II, enabling more countries to compete globally and against the opponents under the previous regional structure structure. Did not.

The 24 countries in World Group II include 12 nations that lost to last week's World Group I playoffs and 12 nations from last week's World Group II playoffs.

The winners of World Group II will compete in the World Group I playoffs next year. Countries losing World Group II ties will compete in the World Group II playoffs next year, with nationals advancing to regional Group III events.

This format will change from the trials that began in 2018, with four single rubber and one double rubber one over two days.

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