LONDON.- Chile could face rivals like Switzerland, Serbia or France as a result of the drawing for the classification phase of the Davis Cup World Group tomorrow after not being included by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) today amongst those heading the series.
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland are scheduled to form part of the group of nations to be included in the London drawing to see which of the eight classified countries they will go up against: Chile, Ecuador, Italy, Holland, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
The most difficult rivals among the favorites are Switzerland (home of Roger Federer), Serbia (home of Novak Djokovic) and France (home of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils).
Chile -with Fernando González at ATP No.12 wordwide and Paul Capdeville at ATP No.80- has been left out of the seeds where Brazil, for example, is included despite having their best-ranked player at ATP No.117 (Thomaz Bellucci).
The series will take place from September 18-20 of this year, during the same weekend as the semi-finals for the 2009 World Group.
The winning nations will participate in the 2010 World Group, while those who are defeated will be included in Group I of the area competition.