First Tie of Bulgaria is against Albania in Pool B of Davis Cup Group 3 Europe

First Tie of Bulgaria is against Albania in Pool B of Davis Cup Group 3 Europe
02 May 2012
Grigor Dimitrov is the lead player of the Bulgarian team in the Davis Cup tournament that starts today at Carlsberg National Tennis Center, Sofia, Bulgaria. It is Group III Zone Europe of Davis Cup. 2 teams will be promoted to Group II Zone Europe/Africa.

Thirteen nations will participate in format that starts with round-robin in 4 pools. Bulgarian is in pool B with Albania and Georgia.

Pool A includes the teams of Andorra, Lithuania and San Marino. The nations in Pool C are Montenegro, Armenia and Macedonia and there are 4 teams in Pool D: Greece, Norway, Malta and Iceland.

The winner of Pool B will meet the winner of Pool C in a play-off tie for promotion to Group II. Another play-off will be played between the winners of Pool A and Pool D.

Grigor Dimitrov is with Dimitar Kuzmanov, Todor Enev and Petar Trendafilov in the Bulgarian national team.

Today the Bulgarian team will play matches against Albania. The singles match of the second rackets starts at 11 h local time (10 h CET). Dimitrov will play Flavio Dece (no ATP rank) at 13:40 h local time (12:40 CET). The doubles match is at 16 h local time (15 h CET). The channels of the Bulgarian national television BNT1, BNT2 and BNT World will broadcast the matches.

Ognyan Iliev, the captain of the Bulgarian team said that there is no place for any plans and calculations and the promotion to Group II is mandatory.

More News