1988 Davis Cup

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1988 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 77th
Achievements
1987
1989

The 1988 Davis Cup was the 77th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. For the first time, the Zones were divided into two groups, with promotion and relegation between the two. The Eastern Zone was also renamed the Asia/Oceania Zone. A total of 74 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, West Germany defeated Sweden at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 16–18 December.

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Brazil

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

France

India

Israel

Italy

Mexico

New Zealand

Paraguay

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

West Germany

Yugoslavia

Draw[edit]

  First round
5–7 February
Quarterfinals
8–10 April
Semifinals
22–24 July
Final
16–18 December
                                     
Gävle, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  Sweden 5  
Norrköping, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  New Zealand 0  
    Sweden 3  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
    Czechoslovakia 2  
  Czechoslovakia 5
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Paraguay 0  
    Sweden 4  
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
    France 1  
  Australia 3  
Clermont-Ferrand, France (indoor clay)
  Mexico 2  
    Australia 0
Basel, Switzerland (indoor carpet)
    France 5  
  France 4
Gothenburg, Sweden (indoor clay)
   Switzerland 1  
    Sweden 1
Essen, West Germany (indoor carpet)
    West Germany 4
  Brazil 0  
Frankfurt, West Germany (indoor carpet)
  West Germany 5  
    West Germany 5
Aarhus, Denmark (indoor carpet)
    Denmark 0  
  Denmark 3
Dortmund, West Germany (indoor carpet)
  Spain 2  
    West Germany 5
Palermo, Italy (clay)
    Yugoslavia 0  
  Italy 4  
Belgrade, Yugoslavia (indoor carpet)
  Israel 1  
    Italy 1
New Delhi, India (grass)
    Yugoslavia 4  
  Yugoslavia 3
  India 2  

First round losers play in World Group Relegation Play-off.

Final[edit]


Sweden
1
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
16–18 December 1988
clay (indoors)

West Germany
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
West Germany
Mats Wilander
Carl-Uwe Steeb
10
8
6
1
2
6
4
6
6
8
 
2 Sweden
West Germany
Stefan Edberg
Boris Becker
3
6
1
6
4
6
     
3 Sweden
West Germany
Stefan Edberg / Anders Järryd
Boris Becker / Eric Jelen
6
2
6
3
5
7
3
6
2
6
 
4 Sweden
West Germany
Stefan Edberg
Carl-Uwe Steeb
6
4
8
6
       
5 Sweden
West Germany
Kent Carlsson
Patrik Kühnen
           
w/o

World Group Relegation Play-offs[edit]

Date: 8–10 April

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
   Israel w/o  India
Murcia, Spain (clay)  Spain 5-0  Brazil
St. Gallen, Switzerland (indoor carpet)   Switzerland 2-3  Mexico
Asunción, Paraguay (hard)  Paraguay 4-1  New Zealand
  • Israel, Mexico, Paraguay, and Spain remain in World Group in 1989.
  • Brazil (AME), India (EAS), New Zealand (EAS), and Switzerland (EUR) relegated to Group I in 1989.

Americas Zone[edit]

The winning team of the Group I bracket was promoted to the 1989 World Group. Quarterfinals losers from Group I competed in an extra tie where the loser would be relegated to Group II. The winning team of the Group II bracket was promoted to Group I.

Group I[edit]

Quarterfinals

February 4-7
Guayaquil (clay), Vina del Mar (clay)

Semifinals

April 8-10
Guayaquil (clay), Lima (clay)

Final

July 22-24
Buenos Aires (clay)

  Ecuador 5  
  Canada 0       Ecuador 1  
           Argentina 4  
             Argentina 1
  Chile 1         United States 4
  Peru 4       Peru 0
           United States 3    
      

Group II[edit]

Quarterfinals

February 5-7
Havana (hard), Kingston (hard), Caracas (hard)

Semifinals

April 8-10
Havana (hard), Kingston (hard)

Final

July 22-24
Montevideo (clay)

  Cuba 4  
  Bolivia 1       Cuba 0  
           Uruguay 5  
             Uruguay 4
  Jamaica 5         Venezuela 1
  Haiti 0       Jamaica 2
  Venezuela 4       Venezuela 3    
  Colombia 1  

Relegation play-off[edit]


Canada
4
Vancouver, Canada
8–10 April 1988
carpet (indoors)

Chile
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Chile
Chris Pridham
Ricardo Acuña
6
8
6
1
6
2
6
4
   
2 Canada
Chile
Andrew Sznajder
Juan Pablo Queirolo
6
2
6
4
6
1
     
3 Canada
Chile
Grant Connell / Glenn Michibata
Ricardo Acuña / Cristian Araya
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
4 Canada
Chile
Andrew Sznajder
Ricardo Acuña
5
7
1
6
       
5 Canada
Chile
Chris Pridham
Juan Pablo Queirolo
6
1
8
6
       

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

The winning teams of the Group I and Group II brackets were promoted to the 1989 World Group and Asia/Oceania Group I respectively. Quarterfinals losers from Group I competed in an extra tie where the loser would be relegated to Group II.

Group I[edit]

Quarterfinals

February 5-7
Jakarta (clay), Manila (clay)

Semifinals

April 8-10
Jakarta (clay), Seoul (clay)

Final

July 22-24
Jakarta (clay)

  Indonesia 5  
  Thailand 0       Indonesia 4  
           China 1  
             Indonesia 3
             South Korea 2
           South Korea 5
  Philippines 3       Philippines 0    
  Japan 2  

Group II[edit]

First round

February 5-7
Kuala Lumpur (hard)

Quarterfinals

April 8-10
Hong Kong (hard), Damascus (indoor hard), Taipei (indoor hard), Colombo (clay)

Semifinals

May 6-8
Hong Kong (carpet), Taipei (carpet)

Final

July 22-24
Hong Kong (hard)

      
           Hong Kong 5  
           Iraq 0  
             Hong Kong 5  
  Syria W/O         Singapore 0  
  Saudi Arabia       Syria 1  
           Singapore 4  
             Hong Kong 5
             Pakistan 0
           Chinese Taipei 4  
           Bangladesh 1  
             Chinese Taipei 1  
  Malaysia 1         Pakistan 4  
  Sri Lanka 4       Sri Lanka 2       
           Pakistan 3       
      

Relegation play-off[edit]


Thailand
1
Bangkok, Thailand
8–10 April 1988
hard (outdoors)

Japan
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Thailand
Japan
Panomkorn Pladchurnil
Shuzo Matsuoka
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
2 Thailand
Japan
Woraphol Thongkhamchu
Toshihisa Tsuchihashi
6
1
1
6
4
6
7
5
1
6
 
3 Thailand
Japan
Vittaya Samrej / Woraphol Thongkhamchu
Kenichi Kiyomiya / Shigeru Ota
6
3
1
6
6
1
6
4
   
4 Thailand
Japan
Panomkorn Pladchurnil
Toshihisa Tsuchihashi
6
4
5
7
4
6
1
6
   
5 Thailand
Japan
Woraphol Thongkhamchu
Shuzo Matsuoka
5
7
0
6
       

Europe Zone[edit]

The winning teams from each of the Group I brackets were promoted to the 1989 World Group, while quarterfinals losers from the same draw competed against each other in an extra tie where the loser was relegated to Group II. Group II featured two separate draws for African and European teams. The winners from each bracket were promoted to Group I the following season.

Quarterfinals

May 6-8
Lagos (hard), Brussels (clay)

Semifinals

June 9-12
Villach (clay), Bristol (grass)

Final

July 22-24
Zell am See (clay)

      
           Austria 5  
  Nigeria 5       Nigeria 0  
  Hungary 0         Austria 5
             Great Britain 0
           Great Britain 3
  Belgium 1       Finland 1    
  Finland 4  
Quarterfinals

May 6-8
Timisoara (clay), Dakar (hard)

Semifinals

June 10-12
Lisbon (clay), Warmond (clay)

Final

July 22-24
Jurmala (clay)

      
           Portugal 0  
  Romania 2       Soviet Union 5  
  Portugal 3         Soviet Union 5
             Netherlands 0
           Netherlands 3
  Senegal 4       Senegal 2    
  Bulgaria 1  

Group II[edit]

Africa Zone[edit]

First round

February 5-7
Accra (carpet)

Quarterfinals

April 8-10
Abidjan (hard), Harare (indoor hard), Tunis (hard), Cairo (clay)

Semifinals

May 6-8
Abidjan (hard), Casablanca (clay)

Final

July 22-24
Harare (hard)

      
           Ivory Coast 3  
           Algeria 2  
             Ivory Coast 2  
             Zimbabwe 3  
           Zimbabwe 5  
           Cameroon 0  
             Zimbabwe 5
             Egypt 0
           Tunisia 0  
           Morocco 5  
             Morocco 2  
             Egypt 3  
           Egypt 5       
  Ghana 1       Kenya 0       
  Kenya 4  

Europe Zone[edit]

First round

April 8-10
Stavanger (indoor hard)

Quarterfinals

May 6-8
Cork (carpet), Bergen (carpet), Athens (clay), Warsaw (clay)

Semifinals

June 10-12
Belfast (grass), Athens (clay)

Final

July 22-24
Dublin (grass)

      
           Ireland 5  
           Cyprus 0  
             Ireland 3  
  Norway 5         Norway 2  
  Malta 0       Norway 4  
           Monaco 1  
             Ireland 5
             Greece 0
           Turkey 1  
           Greece 4  
             Greece 3  
             Poland 1  
           Poland 5       
           Luxembourg 0       
      

Relegation play-offs[edit]


Hungary
3
Budapest, Hungary[1]
10–13 June 1988
clay (outdoors)

Belgium
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Hungary
Belgium
András Lányi
Bart Wuyts
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2 Hungary
Belgium
Ferenc Csepai
Karel Demuynck
3
6
3
6
6
2
3
6
   
3 Hungary
Belgium
Gábor Köves / László Markovits
Karel Demuynck / Denis Langaskens
4
6
3
6
8
6
6
4
6
2
 
4 Hungary
Belgium
Ferenc Csepai
Bart Wuyts
6
3
1
6
0
6
6
4
4
6
 
5 Hungary
Belgium
András Lányi
Xavier Daufresne
6
4
5
7
6
2
6
1
   

Bulgaria
0
Sofia, Bulgaria[2]
10–12 June 1988
clay (outdoors)

Romania
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Bulgaria
Romania
Krassimir Lazarov
Adrian Marcu
1
6
2
6
7
5
1
6
   
2 Bulgaria
Romania
Julian Stamatov
Florin Segărceanu
1
6
2
6
0
6
     
3 Bulgaria
Romania
Julian Stamatov / Milen Velev
George Cosac / Florin Segărceanu
4
6
1
6
4
6
     
4 Bulgaria
Romania
Julian Stamatov
Adrian Marcu
3
6
3
6
       
5 Bulgaria
Romania
Krassimir Lazarov
Florin Segărceanu
4
6
3
6
       

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hungary vs. Belgium, DavisCup.com. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Bulgaria vs. Romania, DavisCup.com. Retrieved September 20, 2012.