SA Draw Estonia in Davis Cup


The Draw for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group II competition was held at the ITF offices in London on Thursday.
South Africa have been seeded 8 in the Euro/Africa Zone Group II and have drawn unseeded Estonia at home in round 1. South Africa are ranked 58 on the Davis Cup world rankings 22 spots ahead of Estonia at 80. South Africa and Estonia have never met each other before in the Davis Cup.
The winner of the tie will play the winner of the Monaco vs Slovenia tie in April 2017. The loser will play in the Euro/Africa Zone Group II Play-offs against the loser of the Monaco vs Slovenia tie also in April 2017.
The seeds for the draw were based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 19 September.
The tie will be played from 3-5 February 2017 at a venue still to be confirmed by Tennis South Africa.
South Africa retained their Europe/Africa Zone Group II status for 2017 by romping past Luxembourg 5-0 at home in Centurion, Pretoria at the Irene Country Club to fend off relegation.
Estonia were promoted to Group II after winning their Group III competition at home in 2016.