Same Davis Cup team

South Africa have selected an unchanged Davis Cup team from that which whitewashed Macedonia 5-0,d for the crucial Euro-Africa Group One tie against Belarus at the Arthur Ashe Centre in Soweto, from May 8 to 10 - but three players made themselves unavailable.

South Africa have selected an unchanged Davis Cup team from that which whitewashed Macedonia 5-0,d for the crucial Euro-Africa Group One tie against Belarus at the Arthur Ashe Centre in Soweto, from May 8 to 10 - but three players made themselves unavailable.

The team announced by captain John-Laffnie de Jager last Wednesday consists of Rik de Voest, Izak van der Merwe, Raven Klaasen and doubles specialist Jeff Coetzee.

De Jager said South African number one Kevin Anderson, doubles stalwart Wesley Moodie and the revitalised Fritz Wolmarans, had all made themselves unavailable for a tie South Africa must win in order to keep alive any hope of going through to next year's elite World Group of the competition.

"Anderson wants to continue playing tournaments on clay courts, Wolmarans also wants to play as many tournaments as possible after his long absence through knee surgery and Moodie gave no specific reason." - Sapa

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