The Davis Cup World Group play-offs were all completed on Sunday, with eight nations earning their places in the 2014 Davis cup World Group.
Following this weekend's tennis action the line-up for 2014's Davis Cup World Group has been completed. There were no shock results in a weekend where the home advantage appeared to give all but two host nations the edge.
Spain, one of the powerhouse nations of tennis, unsurprisingly prevailed over Ukraine with Rafael Nadal leading the charge for a 5-0 victory. There was also a 5-0 for the Netherlands, who showed their strength in depth to get the better of Austria.
Great Britain returned to the World Group courtesy of a 4-1 away win against Croatia. Andy Murray's presence for all three days proved to be hugely influential in Umag, as the World No. 3 won all three of his rubbers. Switzerland, who couldn't tempt Roger Federer to participate, also prevailed 4-1, with Stanislas Wawrinka producing some strong performances to help oust Ecuador.
Australia were another nation to win 4-1. Despite losing Saturday's doubles rubber, Bernard Tomic won his second singles match of the weekend to finish off Poland on Sunday. Nick Kyrgios was able to consolidate the score as Michal Przysiezny was forced to retire in the first set of the final match. Germany were also 4-1 winners, putting forward a very capable roster to make light work of Brazil.
Belgium and Israel were involved in arguably the most exciting clash. Israel led 2-1 going into Sunday, but Ruben Bemelmans and Steve Darcis turned the tables to secure a memorable victory. Japan also came back from 2-1 down, with Kei Nishikori and Go Soeda clinching wins on the third day to stun Colombia.
Scores (Home nation first)
Spain 5:0 Ukraine
Netherlands 5:0 Austria
Croatia 1:4 Great Britain
Switzerland 4:1 Ecuador
Germany 4:1 Brazil
Poland 1:4 Australia
Belgium 3:2 Israel
Japan 3:2 Colombia