Top seeds and 2012 champions Czech Republic were drawn on Wednesday (September 18) to play their opening round of the 2014 Davis Cup World Group competition at home to the Netherlands.

Serbia, the second seeds and winners in 2010, were drawn at home to Switzerland in a clash that offers the prospect of world number one Novak Djokovic against multiple grand-slam winner Roger Federer.

World number two Rafael Nadal's Spain, five times champions, will play in Germany after the draw was made in London.

Britain returns to the elite after a five-year absence with a trip to the United States, a rematch of the very first Davis Cup tie in 1900. That clash will be the first time the two countries have been drawn against each other since 1999, when the United States won 3-2.

France host Australia, which means the four countries that hold Grand Slam tournaments have been drawn against each other.

The first round matches will be played between January 31 and February 2.

The 2013 Davis Cup competition culminates in November with the final between the Czechs and Serbs in Belgrade from the 15th to the 17th.

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