A number of nations got set to do battle in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup.
In 2014, Switzerland—led by Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—won its first Davis Cup title by defeating France in the final of the international team competition.
Starting the week after the Australian Open, the opening round of World Group play saw those two countries joined by 14 more: Teams with rich legacies in the event, as well as nations who battled for years to earn a berth in the World Group, faced off in the 104th edition of the tournament.
Switzerland, without Federer or Wawrinka, hosted Belgium. Despite the absence of its top two stars, the tie was even at 2-2 before David Goffin clinched it for Belgium, sending Switzerland back to the playoff round.