Next tie 4-6 April 2014
Sweden face Ukraine away from home in the second round having received a bye first up in Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The two nations have met just once previously, which came at the same stage of the competition last year when Sweden let a 2-1 lead slip away on the final day to lose 3-2.
Last tie 25-27 October 2013
Sweden defeated Denmark in a dramatic Group I relegation play-off tie in Helsingborg. The Swedes were forced to come from 0-2 down, after Frederik Nielsen and Martin Pedersen recorded singles wins for Denmark on the first day of the tie. The vastly experienced doubles team of Johan Brunstrom and Robert Lindstedt won the third rubber, before Markus Eriksson defeated Nielsen in a five-set epic to leave the tie evenly poised at 2-2. 17-year-old Elias Ymer, making his first Davis Cup appearance, was the hero for the Swedes, winning in four sets against Pedersen and ensuring Sweden would remain in Group I for 2014.
Sweden lies fifth on the all-time list of champions, having won the title on seven occasions between 1975 and 1998. Sweden holds the record for the most number of comebacks, six, from 0-2 down. Bjorn Borg, meanwhile, holds the individual record for the longest unbeaten streak, having tallied 33 rubbers without a loss between 1973 and 1980.
Next Tie04 Apr 2014
Group I, Europe/Africa - 2nd Round
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