The International Tennis Federation has announced the nominations for players competing in this year's Davis Cup World Group semifinal and the World Group playoffs, scheduled to take place between 16 to 18 September. Defending champions Serbia will face Argentina at Belgrade in the first semifinal while Spain take on France at home in the other. India, who lost to Serbia in their opening World Group tie earlier this year, are set to face qualifier Japan in their World Group playoff. Meanwhile 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, will feature for Switzerland in their playoff tie against Australia.
Defending champions Serbia, who had battled past a Swedish side sans Robin Soderling to qualify for the World Group semi-final, have named Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki as part of their Davis Cup lineup, while Argentina, who swept past Kazakhstan, have announced a strong team with Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Ignacio Chela, Juan Monaco and David Nalbandian set to feature in the last four. Serbia's captain will be Bogdan Obradovic while Argentina will be led by Tito Vasquez.