2003 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2003. The first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progress to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists are guaranteed a World Group spot for 2004.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Great Britain

Netherlands

Romania

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
7–9 February
Quarterfinals
4–6 April
Semifinals
19–21 September
Final
28–30 November
                                     
Bucharest, Romania (indoor carpet)[1]
S   France 4  
Toulouse, France (indoor hard)[2]
  Romania 1  
  S   France 2  
Arnhem, Netherlands (indoor carpet)[3]
     Switzerland 3  
S   Netherlands 2
Melbourne, Australia (hard)[4]
   Switzerland 3  
     Switzerland 2  
Sydney, Australia (clay)[5]
  S   Australia 3  
S   Australia 4  
Malmö, Sweden (indoor hard)[6]
  Great Britain 1  
  S   Australia 5
Helsingborg, Sweden (indoor carpet)[7]
  S   Sweden 0  
S   Sweden 3
Melbourne, Australia (grass)[8]
  Brazil 2  
  S   Australia 3
Zagreb, Croatia (indoor carpet)[9]
  S   Spain 1
  Croatia 4  
Valencia, Spain (clay)[10]
S   United States 1  
    Croatia 0
Seville, Spain (clay)[11]
  S   Spain 5  
  Belgium 0
Málaga, Spain (clay)[12]
S   Spain 5  
  S   Spain 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[13]
  S   Argentina 2  
  Germany 0  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[14]
S   Argentina 5  
  S   Argentina 5
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor clay)[15]
  S   Russia 0  
  Czech Republic 2
S   Russia 3  


First round[edit]

Romania vs. France[edit]


Romania
1
Sala Polivalentă, Bucharest, Romania[1]
7–9 February 2003
Carpet (i)

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
France
Adrian Voinea
Sébastien Grosjean
2
6
3
6
610
712
     
2 Romania
France
Andrei Pavel
Nicolas Escudé
62
77
2
6
65
77
     
3 Romania
France
Andrei Pavel / Gabriel Trifu
Michaël Llodra / Fabrice Santoro
4
6
3
6
64
77
     
4 Romania
France
Victor Hănescu
Fabrice Santoro
6
1
6
4
       
5 Romania
France
Gabriel Trifu
Nicolas Escudé
63
77
6
4
4
6
     

Netherlands vs. Switzerland[edit]


Netherlands
2
Gelredome, Arnhem, Netherlands[3]
7–9 February 2003
Carpet (i)

Switzerland
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
Switzerland
Sjeng Schalken
Michel Kratochvil
6
3
7
5
1
6
4
6
6
4
 
2 Netherlands
Switzerland
Raemon Sluiter
Roger Federer
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Netherlands
Switzerland
Paul Haarhuis / Martin Verkerk
George Bastl / Roger Federer
3
6
6
3
6
4
7
5
   
4 Netherlands
Switzerland
Sjeng Schalken
Roger Federer
62
77
4
6
5
7
     
5 Netherlands
Switzerland
Martin Verkerk
Michel Kratochvil
6
1
65
77
66
78
1
6
   

Australia vs. Great Britain[edit]


Australia
4
Sydney International Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia[5]
7–9 February 2003
Clay

Great Britain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United Kingdom
Mark Philippoussis
Alan Mackin
6
3
6
3
6
3
     
2 Australia
United Kingdom
Lleyton Hewitt
Alex Bogdanovic
7
5
6
1
6
2
     
3 Australia
United Kingdom
Lleyton Hewitt / Todd Woodbridge
Miles McLagan / Arvind Parmar
6
1
6
3
4
6
6
2
   
4 Australia
United Kingdom
Wayne Arthurs
Miles McLagan
4
6
6
1
6
4
     
5 Australia
United Kingdom
Todd Woodbridge
Alex Bogdanovic
2
6
64
77
       

Sweden vs. Brazil[edit]


Sweden
3
Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, Sweden[7]
7–9 February 2003
Carpet (i)

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Brazil
Andreas Vinciguerra
Gustavo Kuerten
1
6
4
6
4
6
     
2 Sweden
Brazil
Jonas Björkman
André Sá
6
4
5
7
6
2
4
6
6
1
 
3 Sweden
Brazil
Jonas Björkman / Magnus Larsson
Gustavo Kuerten / André Sá
4
6
6
2
7
5
2
6
2
6
 
4 Sweden
Brazil
Jonas Björkman
Gustavo Kuerten
6
4
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
1
 
5 Sweden
Brazil
Andreas Vinciguerra
Flávio Saretta
6
1
7
5
6
3
     

Croatia vs. United States[edit]


Croatia
4
Hall Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia[9]
7–9 February 2003
Carpet (i)

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Croatia
United States
Ivan Ljubičić
Mardy Fish
7
5
6
3
6
4
     
2 Croatia
United States
Mario Ančić
James Blake
1
6
2
6
65
77
     
3 Croatia
United States
Goran Ivanišević / Ivan Ljubičić
James Blake / Mardy Fish
3
6
4
6
77
64
6
4
6
4
 
4 Croatia
United States
Ivan Ljubičić
James Blake
6
3
65
77
6
4
6
3
   
5 Croatia
United States
Mario Ančić
Taylor Dent
77
65
3
6
712
610
     

Spain vs. Belgium[edit]


Spain
5
Centro Deportivo Tenis Olimpico, Seville, Spain[11]
7–9 February 2003
Clay

Belgium
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Belgium
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Christophe Rochus
6
3
6
2
7
5
     
2 Spain
Belgium
Carlos Moyá
Xavier Malisse
77
62
6
1
77
65
     
3 Spain
Belgium
Àlex Corretja / Albert Costa
Olivier Rochus / Kristof Vliegen
6
4
4
6
6
3
3
6
8
6
 
4 Spain
Belgium
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Kristof Vliegen
6
1
6
4
       
5 Spain
Belgium
Carlos Moyá
Christophe Rochus
6
2
6
2
       

Argentina vs. Germany[edit]


Argentina
5
Club Atlético River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina[13]
7–9 February 2003
Clay

Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Germany
Gastón Gaudio
Rainer Schüttler
6
2
6
3
6
0
     
2 Argentina
Germany
David Nalbandian
Lars Burgsmüller
6
1
77
64
7
5
     
3 Argentina
Germany
Lucas Arnold Ker / David Nalbandian
Michael Kohlmann / Rainer Schüttler
6
1
0
6
4
6
6
1
6
2
 
4 Argentina
Germany
Juan Ignacio Chela
David Prinosil
6
4
6
1
       
5 Argentina
Germany
Gastón Gaudio
Lars Burgsmüller
6
3
6
1
       

Czech Republic vs. Russia[edit]


Czech Republic
2
Sports Culture Palace, Ostrava, Czech Republic[15]
7–9 February 2003
Clay (i)

Russia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Russia
Jiří Novák
Nikolay Davydenko
6
4
4
6
6
1
6
1
   
2 Czech Republic
Russia
Radek Štěpánek
Mikhail Youzhny
6
3
68
710
78
66
2
6
3
6
 
3 Czech Republic
Russia
Martin Damm / Cyril Suk
Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Mikhail Youzhny
61
77
6
4
3
6
3
6
   
4 Czech Republic
Russia
Jiří Novák
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6
2
6
3
77
65
     
5 Czech Republic
Russia
Radek Štěpánek
Nikolay Davydenko
6
1
64
77
2
6
6
3
0
6
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

France vs. Switzerland[edit]


France
2
Zenith Stadium, Toulouse, France[2]
4–6 April 2003
Hard (i)

Switzerland
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Switzerland
Sébastien Grosjean
George Bastl
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
3
   
2 France
Switzerland
Nicolas Escudé
Roger Federer
4
6
5
7
2
6
     
3 France
Switzerland
Nicolas Escudé / Fabrice Santoro
Roger Federer / Marc Rosset
4
6
6
3
3
6
64
77
   
4 France
Switzerland
Fabrice Santoro
Roger Federer
1
6
0
6
2
6
     
5 France
Switzerland
Nicolas Escudé
George Bastl
77
65
5
7
77
63
     

Sweden vs. Australia[edit]


Sweden
0
Baltiska Hallen, Malmö, Sweden[6]
4–6 April 2003
Hard (i)

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Australia
Jonas Björkman
Mark Philippoussis
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Sweden
Australia
Thomas Enqvist
Lleyton Hewitt
4
6
2
6
7
5
4
6
   
3 Sweden
Australia
Jonas Björkman / Thomas Enqvist
Wayne Arthurs / Todd Woodbridge
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
4 Sweden
Australia
Fabrice Santoro
Wayne Arthurs
3
6
6
3
64
77
     
5 Sweden
Australia
Nicolas Escudé
Mark Philippoussis
5
7
7
5
3
6
     

Spain vs. Croatia[edit]


Spain
5
Valencia Tennis Club, Valencia, Spain[10]
4–6 April 2003
Clay

Croatia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Croatia
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Mario Ančić
6
4
6
2
77
61
     
2 Spain
Croatia
Carlos Moyá
Ivan Ljubičić
65
77
6
1
6
4
6
4
   
3 Spain
Croatia
Àlex Corretja / Albert Costa
Ivan Ljubičić / Lovro Zovko
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
4 Spain
Croatia
Albert Costa
Ivan Ljubičić
6
3
6
4
       
5 Spain
Croatia
Àlex Corretja
Mario Ančić
7
5
6
3
       

Argentina vs. Russia[edit]


Argentina
5
Club Atlético River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina[14]
4–6 April 2003
Clay

Russia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Russia
David Nalbandian
Nikolay Davydenko
6
2
6
2
7
5
     
2 Argentina
Russia
Gastón Gaudio
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6
4
6
0
6
2
     
3 Argentina
Russia
Lucas Arnold Ker / David Nalbandian
Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Mikhail Youzhny
3
6
6
3
6
4
6
3
   
4 Argentina
Russia
Mariano Zabaleta
Mikhail Youzhny
6
1
6
4
       
5 Argentina
Russia
Gastón Gaudio
Nikolay Davydenko
77
64
6
3
       

Semifinals[edit]

Australia vs. Switzerland[edit]


Australia
3
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia[4]
19–21 September 2003
Hard

Switzerland
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Switzerland
Lleyton Hewitt
Michel Kratochvil
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
2 Australia
Switzerland
Mark Philippoussis
Roger Federer
3
6
4
6
63
77
     
3 Australia
Switzerland
Wayne Arthurs / Todd Woodbridge
Roger Federer / Marc Rosset
4
6
77
65
5
7
6
4
6
4
 
4 Australia
Switzerland
Lleyton Hewitt
Roger Federer
5
7
2
6
77
64
7
5
6
1
 
5 Australia
Switzerland
Todd Woodbridge
Michel Kratochvil
4
6
        retired
 

Spain vs. Argentina[edit]


Spain
3
Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena, Málaga, Spain[12]
4–6 April 2003
Clay

Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Argentina
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Gastón Gaudio
6
4
6
0
6
0
     
2 Spain
Argentina
Carlos Moyá
Mariano Zabaleta
5
7
2
6
6
2
6
0
6
1
 
3 Spain
Argentina
Àlex Corretja / Albert Costa
Lucas Arnold Ker / Agustín Calleri
3
6
6
1
4
6
2
6
   
4 Spain
Argentina
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Agustín Calleri
4
6
5
7
1
6
     
5 Spain
Argentina
Carlos Moyá
Gastón Gaudio
6
1
6
4
6
2
     


Final[edit]

Australia vs. Spain[edit]


Australia
3
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia[8]
28–30 November 2003
Grass

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Spain
Lleyton Hewitt
Juan Carlos Ferrero
3
6
6
3
3
6
77
60
6
2
 
2 Australia
Spain
Mark Philippoussis
Carlos Moyà
4
6
4
6
6
4
64
77
   
3 Australia
Spain
Wayne Arthurs / Todd Woodbridge
Àlex Corretja / Feliciano López
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
4 Australia
Spain
Mark Philippoussis
Juan Carlos Ferrero
7
5
6
3
1
6
2
6
6
0
 
5 Australia
Spain
Lleyton Hewitt
Carlos Moyà
          not
played

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Romania v France". daviscup.com. 
  2. ^ a b "France v Switzerland". daviscup.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Netherlands v Switzerland". daviscup.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Australia v Switzerland". daviscup.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Australia v Great Britain". daviscup.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Sweden v Australia". daviscup.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Sweden v Brazil". daviscup.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Australia v Spain". daviscup.com. 
  9. ^ a b "Croatia v United States". daviscup.com. 
  10. ^ a b "Spain v Croatia". daviscup.com. 
  11. ^ a b "Spain v Belgium". daviscup.com. 
  12. ^ a b "Spain v Argentina". daviscup.com. 
  13. ^ a b "Argentina v Germany". daviscup.com. 
  14. ^ a b "Argentina v Russia". daviscup.com. 
  15. ^ a b "Czech Republic v Russia". daviscup.com.