South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup

South Africa will play away to Turkey in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup Euro Africa Zone Group 2, according to the draw conducted at the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London on Wednesday.

“We are very happy with the draw. It will be a new year with new challenges,” SA Davis Cup captain, John Laffnie De Jager said after his team was seeded at the top of the group.

“Some of our guys have played in Turkey so they will know the conditions.

“We have a few players that will compete for spots on the team so we will create a healthy and competitive atmosphere in the team. The goal will be to be promoted to group one in 2016 but we will focus on one match at a time.”

The tie between South Africa and Turkey will take place between March 6 and 8 next year.

Seeded nations: 1. South Africa 2. Latvia 3. Portugal 4. Moldova 5. Bosnia/Herzegovina 6. Finland 7. Belarus 8. Luxembourg.

Remaining nations: Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Madagascar, Monaco, Morocco, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

– Sapa

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