NEW DELHI: India will be drawn to meet one of the seeded teams in the Davis Cup World Group next year.

The top eight ranked Davis Cup nations — Spain, U.S., Russia, Czech Republic, Argentina, Croatia, Israel and Germany, have been seeded in that order.

India will play Spain, U.S. and Czech Republic at home if it draws any one of them, while it would be an away tie against the other five, as Russia (1986), Argentina (1987), Croatia (1995) and Israel (1987) had played in Delhi the last time. India had played host to Germany in 1970 in Pune.

India has jumped up from 19th to 11th in the Davis Cup rankings, and finds itself ahead of such powerhouses as Switzerland, Serbia and Chile.

Sweden, France, Belgium and Ecuador are the other teams that figure in the World Group of elite 16 nations.

The Davis Cup draw will be made in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday. — Special Correspondent

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