These are the regular dates in a year with a short summer, when there is one less week in the summer tennis calendar:
The format of competition in 2017 will remain the same: The best-of-five match series begins with two singles matches between the No. 1 player for each country and the other team's No. 2 player. The doubles match will be held the following day. The last day features the No. 1 players playing each other and the No. 2 players facing off.
Great Britain have been drawn away to Canada in the first round of the 2017 Davis Cup World Group in February. Britain were beaten semi-finalists in this year's competition, losing 3-2 to Argentina in Glasgow . The fixture on 3-5 February could feature a meeting between British world number two Andy Murray and Canada's world number six Milos Raonic. Murray beat Raonic in this Wimbledon year's final to win his third Grand Slam title. Britain and Canada have faced each other only once before in the Davis Cup - in Bournemouth in 1967 - as a host team comprising Mike Sangster, Roger Taylor and Bobby Wilson won 4-1.
A first-round Davis Cup match between the United States and Switzerland will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The city also hosted a Switzerland-U.S. first-rounder in 2009. "Birmingham was a fantastic host for our players, fans, and staff in 2009 and we are thrilled to be coming back," USTA President Katrina Adams said. "Davis Cup is a unique event and we look forward to showcasing high-quality tennis, while also growing the game in this community." U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier will select the four players to represent the U.S. no later than 10 days prior to the event. The U.S. team is expected to be led by Top 25 players Jack Sock and John Isner.
Yannick Noah will stay on as Davis Cup French team captain next year. In the past months he had already said that he was almost sure to be the head of the French team in 2017, but had added that they had to sweeten the details. They will play their first round match in the 2017 World Group against Japan.
Conchita Martinez has been officially re-confirmed as Spanish Davis Cup and Fed Cup team captain for the 2017 season. Spanish Men’s Mapfre Team will debut in their return to the Davis Cup World Group from February 3 to 5, 2017, visiting Croatia, which is the runner-up team of 2016.
Talking about the Davis Cup tie against Croatia, Martinez seemed to be confident that Rafael Nadal will be part of the Spanish squad. However, she also added that it will depend on the situation during the week.
The others matches from the 1st round are: Argentina vs Italy, Belgium vs Germany, Czech Republic vs Australia and Russia vs Serbia.