During the nominations day of Davis Cup, there was a new touch added to the proceedings, whereby, the captains for the first time were able to nominate five-man teams as part of new trials in the competition in 2018.
 
Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and USA in the World Group, were the only chose not to exercise their right to field a five-strong team. The move was specifically welcomed by France, which enabled them to name the same team that defeated Belgium in November’s Davis Cup Final, however, this time include Nicolas Mahut, who missed out on a place in Yannick Noah’s final four man team.

According to the Davis Cup organizers, in the 2 to 4 February event, ranked players to star include:

No. 04 – Alexander Zverev,
No. 06 – Marin Cilic,
No. 07 – David Goffin,
No. 11 – Pablo Carreno Busta,
No. 13 – Sam Querrey,
No. 15 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
No. 16 – John Isner,
No. 17 – Nick Kyrgios
No. 18 – Lucas Pouille
The teams to take part in the World Group first round ties are (No. with players states there world ranking):

 

Australia
  • Alex De Minaur
  • Lleyton Hewitt
  • De Minaur
  • Nick Kyrgios
  • Jordan Thompson
  • John Millman
  • John Peer
Belgium
  • No. 7 David Goffin
  • Johan Van Herck
  • No. 264 Julien Cagnina
  • No. 117 Ruben Bemelmans
  • No. 314 Joris De Loore
Croatia
  • No. 6 Marin Cilic
  • No. 46 Borna Coric
  • No. 179 Viktor Galovic
  • No. 293 Franko Skugor
  • No. 347 Ivan Dodig
  • Zeljko Krajan
Canada
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Vasek Pospisil
  • Peter Polansky
  • Daniel Nestor
  • Frank Dancevic
France
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Lucas Pouille
  • Richard Gasquet
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  • Nicolas Mahut
Germany
  • No. 4 Alexander Zverev
  • No. 55 Jan-Lennard Struff
  • No. 62 Peter Gojowczyk
  • No. 298 Tim Puetz
Great Britain
  • Kyle Edmund
  • Cameron Norrie
  • Liam Broady
  • Jamie Murray
  • Dominic Inglot
  • Captain Leon Smith
  • No. 111 Norrie
Hungary 
  • No. 80 Marton Fucsovics
  • No. 206 Attila Balazs
  • No. 557 Zsombor Piros
  • No. 844 Mate Valkusz
  • No. 950 Gabor Borsos
Italy
  • No. 25 Fabio Fognini
  • No. 44 Paolo Lorenzi
  • No. 73 Thomas Fabbiano
  • No. 76 Andreas Seppi
  • No. 173 Simone Bolelli
Japan
  • No. 41 Yuichi Sugita
  • No. 96 Taro Daniel
  • No. 152 Go Soeda
  • No. 237 Yasutaka Uchiyama
  • No. 73 Ben McLachlan
Kazakhstan
  • No. 69 Mikhail Kukushkin
  • No. 234 Aleksandr Nedovyesov
  • No. 248 Dmitry Popko
  • No. 711 Roman Khassanov
  • No. 783 Timur Khabibulin
Netherlands 
  • Robin Haase
  • Tallon Griekspoor
  • Thiemo De Bakker
  • Jean-Julien Rojer
Spain
  • No. 11 Pablo Carreno Busta
  • No. 21 Roberto Bautista Agut
  • No. 22 Albert Ramos Vinolas
  • No. 33 David Ferrer
  • No. 38 Feliciano Lope
Serbia
  • No. 75 Dusan Lajovic
  • No. 85 Laslo Djere
  • No. 176 Nikola Milojevic
  • No. 232 Pedja Krstin
  • No. 297 Miljan Zekic
Switzerland
  • Henri Laaksonen
  • Adrian Bodmer
  • Marc Andrea Huesler
  • Antoine Bellier
  • Luca Margaroli
  • Severin Luthi
USA 
  • Sam Querrey
  • John Isner
  • Steve Johnson
  • Ryan Harrison

 

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