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9 Tie – How Decided For all Ties in the World Group and Group I the court
a) Each tie shall consist of four singles and one doubles.
surface must be of a type used in a Grand Slam
Tournament or in a minimum of three tournaments
b) The two nominated singles players will play against in the Men’s Professional Tour held in the year
each of the nominated singles players of the previous to the Tie.
opposing team. The No.1 ranked player of each
team shall play against the No.2 ranked player of
Note:for the purpose of this regulation ‘NORMAL
the opposing team on the first day, and the order of
CONDITIONS’ refers to a situation when, for example,
play shall be decided by lot. The No.1 ranked player
the weather and climate conditions are good and
of each team shall play the third singles match. The
satisfactory for play but the match court, due to
No.2 ranked players shall play the fourth singles match.
negligence by the Home Nation and/or court
manufacturer, still fails to be playable in the opinion
c) Where a result has been obtained after the of the Referee. Rain or other unavoidable hindrance
doubles match, or after the third singles match, beyond the control of anyone would not constitute a
the remaining match or matches shall be played reason for the referee to call off a Tie and award the
to the best of three tiebreak sets. victory to the Visiting Nation.
d) If a result has been obtained and weather or any other (b) Court Pace Rating (CPR)
unavoidable hindrance forces play to be abandoned on
the third day, teams are not required to complete the
The pace of the courts to be used in the
Tie unless otherwise decided by the Referee.
Competition, excluding grass and clay surfaces, shall
have a measured ITF Court Pace Rating between
If a result has not been obtained on the third day, twenty four (24) and fifty (50) inclusive, when using
due to weather or other unavoidable hindrance, the tie ball. Where practical, Court Pace Ratings shall
teams must stay and play for two further days if be confirmed and approved by the ITF in advance
necessary to conclude a Tie. If the Tie has not been
of the Tie. Otherwise, all testing to determine Court
concluded after two days further stay, every effort
Pace Ratings shall be conducted on-site.
must still be made to conclude the Tie on a further
third or fourth day.
If on-site testing establishes that the court does not
comply with the required Court Pace Rating, the Host
If any player’s commitment makes it impossible for
Nation shall be subject to one or more of the following
him to stay longer than two days after the agreed
penalties as determined by the Davis Cup Committee:
completion date, then the Tie shall be declared
Reduction of Davis Cup Ranking Points; Fines;
postponed by the Referee. The Davis Cup Committee
Ineligibility for all or part of payments to Nations;
will then notify the two nations concerned of the new
Forfeiture of choice of ground on the next or
date by which the Tie shall be played and concluded.
subsequent occasions when the Nation is entitled
Failure to conclude a tie by the date fixed, or as provided
to choice; Relegation to a lower division of the
above, shall render both sides liable to be defaulted.
Competition; Disqualification for the current year
and/or entry refused for future Competitions.
10 Surface of Courts and Playing Conditions
c) General Conditions for the Tie
a) Surface
The surface of the courts to be used in the
The Davis Cup Committee may, at any time, at its
discretion intervene if, in its opinion, the conditions
Competition shall be grass turf; a natural or artificial
for or the circumstances surrounding any Tie,
fine gritty material; cement; or a bituminous
including but without limitation to, the climate,
composition or a synthetic surface; but in no case
court surface or local organisation do not or are
shall a Tie be played on a surface of stone or any
unlikely to ensure the maintenance at all times
other surface except by mutual agreement between
of the high ideals of the competition.
the two Nations competing and subject to the
approval of the ITF. If the Host Nation under normal
11 Entitlement to Rest
conditions as determined by the Referee is unable
Whenever a player is required to play more than
to provide a playable match court at the scheduled
one match the same day, any rest period between
starting time, the Home Nation shall forfeit the
matches shall be at the discretion of the Referee
Tie and the Visiting Nation shall be determined the
provided such rest period does not exceed two hours.
winner of the Tie. However prior to doing so, the
Referee should use best efforts to obtain the
12 Referee – Powers
approval of the Executive Director. The Referee may
extend the starting time if, in his opinion, the match
a) The Referee is the on-site representative of the ITF, and
is responsible for ensuring the uniform administration
court could satisfactorily be made playable within a
and interpretation of the Davis Cup Regulations, the
reasonable time which shall not exceed three hours.
Rules of Tennis, the Davis Cup Operations Manual and
the Davis Cup Code of Conduct.
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