1991 Davis Cup

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1991 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 80th
Achievements
1990
1992

The 1991 Davis Cup was the 80th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. A total of 87 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, France defeated the United States at the Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon, France, on 29 November - 1 December. During the tournament, Yugoslavia was in the process of dissolving. Croatian tennis players Goran Ivanišević and Goran Prpić withdrew from the team after the declaration of Croatian independence, with the team losing its subsequent draw against France.[1]

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Czechoslovakia

France

Germany

Israel

Italy

Mexico

New Zealand

Spain

Sweden

United States

Yugoslavia

Draw[edit]

  First round
1 February-31 March
Quarterfinals
March–June
Semifinals
20–22 September
Final
29 November-1 December
                                     
Mexico City, Mexico (hard)
  United States 3  
Newport, United States (grass)
  Mexico 2  
    United States 4  
Murcia, Spain (clay)
    Spain 1  
  Spain 4
Kansas City, United States (indoor clay)
  Canada 1  
    United States 3  
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)
    Germany 2  
  Argentina 4  
Berlin, Germany (indoor carpet)
  New Zealand 1  
    Argentina 0
Dortmund, Germany (indoor carpet)
    Germany 5  
  Germany 3
Lyon, France (indoor carpet)
  Italy 2  
    United States 1
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (indoor clay)
    France 3
  Yugoslavia 4  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
  Sweden 1  
    Yugoslavia 4
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
    Czechoslovakia 1  
  Czechoslovakia 4
Pau, France (indoor carpet)
  Austria 1  
    Yugoslavia 0
Rennes, France (indoor clay)
    France 5  
  Israel 0  
Nîmes, France (clay)
  France 5  
    France 3
Perth, Australia (grass)
    Australia 2  
  Belgium 0
  Australia 5  

First round losers play along with Zonal Group I qualifiers in World Group Qualifying Round.

Final[edit]


France
3
Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, France[2]
29 November - 1 December 1991
Carpet (i)

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
Guy Forget
Andre Agassi
710
68
2
6
1
6
2
6
   
2 France
United States
Henri Leconte
Pete Sampras
6
4
7
5
6
4
     
3 France
United States
Guy Forget / Henri Leconte
Ken Flach / Robert Seguso
6
1
6
4
4
6
6
2
   
4 France
United States
Guy Forget
Pete Sampras
78
66
3
6
6
3
6
4
   
5 France
United States
Henri Leconte
Andre Agassi
          not
played

World Group Qualifying Round[edit]

Date: 20–22 September

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Manchester, England (grass)  Great Britain 3-1  Austria
Brussels, Belgium (clay)  Belgium 4-1  Israel
São Paulo, Brazil (clay)  Brazil 4-1  India
Havana, Cuba (hard)  Cuba 2-3  Canada
Bari, Italy (clay)  Italy 4-1  Denmark
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)  Mexico 0-5  Netherlands
Baden, Switzerland (indoor carpet)  Switzerland 5-0  New Zealand
Manila, Philippines (indoor carpet)  Philippines 0-5  Sweden
  • Brazil, Great Britain, Netherlands, and Switzerland promoted to World Group in 1992.
  • Belgium, Canada, Italy, and Sweden remain in World Group in 1992.
  • Cuba (AMN), Denmark (EA), India (AO), and Philippines (AO) remain in Group I in 1992.
  • Austria (EA), Israel (EA), Mexico (AMN), and New Zealand (AO) relegated to Group I in 1992.

Americas Zone[edit]

The semifinals winners from Group I advanced to the World Group Play-offs for a chance to play in the World Group the following year. First round losers competed for relegation to Group II. The winning team from the Group II bracket was promoted to Group I play the following year.

Group I[edit]

  2nd round play-offs
-
1st round play-offs
-
1st round
February 2–4
2nd round
March 29–31
                                     
 
      Cuba  
     bye     Havana, Cuba (hard)
            Cuba 5
          Paraguay 0
    Paraguay
       bye  
     
    Peru     Sao Paolo, Brazil (hard)
      Brazil 3  
      Peru 1     Brasilia, Brazil (indoor carpet)
  Peru         Brazil 4
          Uruguay 1
    Uruguay
     bye  
Losing team
relegated to Group II in 1992.
   Cuba and  Brazil
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group II[edit]

First round

February 1–3
St.John's (hard), Kingston (hard), Nassau (hard), Cochabamba (clay), San Salvador (clay), Port-au-Prince (clay), Port of Spain (hard)

Quarterfinals

March 29–31 / April 5–7
St.John's (hard), Nassau (hard), Santiago (clay), Caracas (hard)

Semifinals

July 19–21
Cali (clay), Santiago (clay)

Finals

September 20–22
Medellín (clay)

  Eastern Caribbean 3  
  Guatemala 2       Eastern Caribbean 0  
  Jamaica 2       Colombia 5  
  Colombia 3         Colombia 4  
  Bahamas 4         Bahamas 1  
  Costa Rica 1       Bahamas 3  
  Bolivia 2       Barbados 2  
  Barbados 3         Colombia 1
             Chile 3
           Chile 5  
  El Salvador 1       Dominican Republic 0  
  Dominican Republic 4         Chile 3  
  Haiti 1         Venezuela 2  
  Venezuela 4       Venezuela 3       
  Trinidad and Tobago 0       Ecuador 2       
  Ecuador 5  

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

The semifinals winners of the Group I bracket competed in the World Group Play-offs for a chance to compete in the World Group the following year. Two teams from Group I competed in a preliminary round where the loser would be automatically relegated to Group II. The winner of the Group II bracket was promoted to Group I the following year.

Group I[edit]

No final round was held, since both semifinals winners advanced to the next stage. The losing team of the preliminary round was relegated to Group II in 1992.

Preliminary round

February 8–10
Bangkok (hard)

Quarterfinals

March 29–31
Jaipur (grass), Kagoshima (indoor carpet)

Semifinals

May 3–5
New Delhi (grass), Manila (indoor hard)

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

Group II[edit]

First round

May 3–5 / 10-12
Kuala Lumpur (indoor hard), Singapore (hard), Manama (hard), Colombo (clay)

Quarterfinals

June 13–16
Kuala Lumpur (indoor hard), Amman (hard), Singapore (hard), Dhaka (hard)

Semifinals

July 19–21
Taipei (hard), Hong Kong (hard)

Final

September 20–22
Taipei (indoor hard)

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

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

Four teams from the Group I brackets advanced to the World Group Play-offs for a chance to compete in the World Group the following year. First round losers competed for relegation to Group II. The two winning teams of the Group II sub-zones were promoted to Group I play in 1992.

Group I[edit]

  2nd round play-offs
3–5 May
1st round play-offs
-
1st round
1–3 February
2nd round
3–5 May
                                     
  Poznán, Poland (indoor carpet)
      Poland 5  
      Romania 0     Warsaw, Poland (clay)
    Romania         Poland 1
   bye       Great Britain 4
   bye
  Bucharest, Romania (clay)       Great Britain  
    Romania 5  
    Ireland 0     Oporto, Portugal (indoor clay)
      Portugal 5  
      Ireland 0     Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
  Ireland         Portugal 1
   bye       Netherlands 4
   bye
      Netherlands  
 
      Switzerland  
     bye     Davos, Switzerland (indoor carpet)
   bye         Switzerland 3
    Hungary   Budapest, Hungary (indoor carpet)     Soviet Union 2
    Hungary 1
  Budapest, Hungary (clay)       Soviet Union 4  
    Hungary 5  
    Morocco 0    
      Finland  
     bye     Helsinki, Finland (hard)
 bye         Finland 2
    Morocco       Denmark 3
    Denmark 5
      Morocco 0  
 Ireland and  Morocco
relegated to Group II in 1992.
 Great Britain,  Netherlands,
 Switzerland, and  Denmark
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group II[edit]

Africa Zone[edit]

First round

February 1–3 Nairobi (clay), Ndola (clay)
May 8–10 Algiers (clay)
May 3–5 Cairo (clay)

Quarterfinals

April 5–7 Harare (indoor hard)
March 29–31 Ndola (clay)
June 14–16 Abidjan (indoor carpet), Cairo (clay)

Semifinals

July 19–21 Nairobi (clay)
July 26–28 Abidjan (hard)

Final

September 13–15
Nairobi (clay)

      
           Zimbabwe 1  
  Kenya 5       Kenya 4  
  Congo 0         Kenya 3  
  Zambia 3         Nigeria 2  
  Cameroon 2       Zambia 2  
           Nigeria 3  
             Kenya 4
  Algeria 2         Ivory Coast 1
  Ivory Coast 3       Ivory Coast 5  
           Togo 0  
             Ivory Coast 4  
  Egypt 3         Egypt 1  
  Senegal 2       Egypt 5       
           Ghana 0       
      

Europe Zone[edit]

Quarterfinals

May 3–5
Oslo (indoor carpet), Nicosia (clay), Luxembourg (indoor hard), Marsa (hard)

Semifinals

June 14–16
Oslo (clay), Luxembourg (indoor hard)

Final

July 19–21
Oslo (clay)

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

References[edit]