JOHANNESBURG – Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro are headed for a rematch of the Olympic final in the Davis Cup as the two countries will do battle in the World Group semi-finals from September 16 to 18.
In August, Murray claimed gold for Team GB and retained his Olympic title in Rio despite a brilliant performance from his Argentinian opponent in a classic final, winning 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
In the other World Group semi-final, Croatia will battle it out with France.
The two semi-final winners will contest the Davis Cup final on November 25 to 27.
World Group semi-final teams:
Great Britain: Andy Murray, Daniel Evans, Kyle Edmund,Jamie Murray. Captain: Leon Smith.
Argentina: Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella, Leonardo Mayer, Juan Martin del Potro, Captain: Daniel Orsanic.
Croatia: Marin Cilic, Borna Coric, Ivan Dodig, Marin Draganja, Captain: Zeljko Krajan.
France: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Captain: Yannick Noah.
World Group playoffs fixtures:
Uzbekistan v Switzerland, Olympic Tennis School, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (clay – outdoor)
Belgium v Brazil, Sleuyter Arena, Ostend, Belgium (hard – indoor)
Australia v Slovakia, Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia (grass – outdoor)
Canada v Chile, Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Canada (hard – indoor)
Russia v Kazakhstan, National Tennis Center, Moscow, Russia (hard – outdoor)
India v Spain, R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi, India (hard – outdoor)
Germany v Poland, Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany (clay – outdoor)
Japan v Ukraine, Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan (hard – outdoor)
– African News Agency