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FACTBOX-Tennis-Davis Cup world group quarter-finals

 July 7 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Davis Cup world group
quarter-final ties beginning on Friday (all times GMT).
 FRANCE v SPAIN
 Venue: Grande Halle d'Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
 Surface: Hard indoors
 Times: Friday (1100), Saturday (1200), Sunday (1100)
 Head-to-head: Spain lead 5-1
 FRANCE team: Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, Gilles Simon,
Michael Lodra; Captain: Guy Forget
 Best results: Winners 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932,
1991, 1996, 2001
 Ties played (W-L): 231 (150-81)
 SPAIN team: Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer, Nicolas
Almagro, Feliciano Lopez; Captain: Albert Costa
 Best results: Winners 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009
 Ties played (W-L): 184 (115-69)
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 RUSSIA v ARGENTINA
 Venue: Olympic Stadium, Moscow
 Surface: Hard indoors
 Times: Friday (1100), Saturday (1000), Sunday (0900)
 Head-to-head: Russia lead 3-2
 RUSSIA team: Nikolay Davydenko, Mikhail Youzhny, Teimuraz
Gabashvili, Igor Kunitsyn; Captain: Shamil Tarpischev
 Best Results: Winners 2002, 2006
 Ties played (W-L): 120 (79-41)
 ARGENTINA team: Horacio Zeballos, Eduardo Schwank, Leonardo
Mayer, David Nalbandian; Captain: Tito Vazquez
 Best results: Runners-up 1981, 2006, 2008
 Ties played (W-L): 130 (73-57)
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 CROATIA v SERBIA
 Venue: Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
 Surface: Hard indoors
 Times: Friday (1200), Saturday (1300), Sunday (1000)
 Head-to-head: No previous meetings
 CROATIA team: Marin Cilic, Ivan Ljubicic, Antonio Veic, Ivan
Dodig; Captain: Goran Prpic
 Best result: Winners 2005
 Ties played (W-L): 39 (24-15). Prior to 1992, Croatian
players represented Yugoslavia.
 SERBIA team: Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, Janko
Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic; Captain: Bogdan Obradovic
 Best result: Quarter-finals 2010
 Ties played (W-L): 167 (96-71). Until 2003, Serbian players
respresented Yugoslavia, and then Serbia and Montenegro between
2004-2006.
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 CHILE v CZECH REPUBLIC 
 Venue: Enjoy Tennis Centre, Coquimbo
 Surface: Outdoor clay
 Times: Friday (1400), Saturday (1600), Sunday (1400)
 Head-to-head: Chile lead 1-0
 CHILE team: Nicolas Massu, Jorge Aguilar, Paul Capdeville,
Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan; Captain: Hans Gildemeister
 Best results: Runners-up 1976
 Ties played (W-L): 135 (74-61)
 CZECH REPUBLIC: Jan Hajek, Lukas Dlouhy, Frantisek Cermak,
Ivo Minar; Captain: Jaroslav Navratil
 Best result: Champions 1980 
 Ties played (W-L): 187 (113-74)
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 (Compiled by Tom Pilcher, Editing by Neil Maidment)




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