2005 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest group of Davis Cup competition in 2005.

On February 13, 2006 the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that Karol Beck had tested positive for the beta agonist clenbuterol during the semifinal for Slovakia against Argentina. As a consequence, the ITF suspended him from the game for two years.[1]

Draw[edit]

  First round
4–6 March
Quarterfinals
15–17 July
Semifinals
23–25 September
Final
2–4 December
                                     
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
1   Spain 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  Slovakia 4  
    Slovakia 4  
Fribourg, Switzerland (indoor hard)
    Netherlands 1  
7    Switzerland 2
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  Netherlands 3  
    Slovakia 4  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
  6   Argentina 1  
4   Australia 5  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
  Austria 0  
  4   Australia 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  6   Argentina 4  
6   Argentina 5
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  Czech Republic 0  
    Slovakia 2
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
    Croatia 3
  Chile 1  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
5   Russia 4  
  5   Russia 3
Strasbourg, France (indoor clay)
  3   France 2  
  Sweden 1
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)
3   France 4  
  5   Russia 2
Braşov, Romania (indoor clay)
    Croatia 3  
  Romania 3  
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)
8   Belarus 2  
    Romania 1
Carson, California, United States (hard)
    Croatia 4  
  Croatia 3
2   United States 2  

First round losers play along with Zonal Group I qualifiers in World Group Play-offs.

First round[edit]

Slovakia vs. Spain[edit]

Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 4 1 Spain Flag of Spain.svg
National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol Beck 6 7 6
Flag of Spain.svg Feliciano López 4 6 3
2 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominik Hrbatý 6 6 6 (7) 6
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Verdasco 3 4 7 3
3 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol BeckMichal Mertiňák 7 6 7
Flag of Spain.svg Albert CostaRafael Nadal 6 (3) 4 6 (8)
4 Flag of Slovakia.svg Michal Mertiňák 6 6 (3) 6
Flag of Spain.svg Feliciano López 0 7 4
5 Flag of Slovakia.svg Kamil Čapkovič 2 2
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Verdasco 6 6

Switzerland vs. Netherlands[edit]

Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 2 3 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Expo Centre, Fribourg, Switzerland
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1  Flag of Switzerland.svg  Marco Chiudinelli 6 (4) 6 3 7 2
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjeng Schalken 7 4 6 5 6
2  Flag of Switzerland.svg  Stanislas Wawrinka 6 (12) 7 6 (7) 4
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Wessels 7 6 (4) 7 6
3  Flag of Switzerland.svg  Yves AllegroGeorge Bastl 5 4 7 7 9
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dennis van ScheppingenPeter Wessels 7 6 6 (5) 5 7
4  Flag of Switzerland.svg  Stanislas Wawrinka 6 2 4 6 7
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjeng Schalken 1 6 6 2 9
5  Flag of Switzerland.svg  Marco Chiudinelli 4
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Wessels 6 R

Australia vs. Austria[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 5 0 Austria Flag of Austria.svg
Sydney International Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of Australia.svg Lleyton Hewitt 6 6 6
Flag of Austria.svg Alexander Peya 2 3 4
2 Flag of Australia.svg Wayne Arthurs 7 6 6
Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer 6 (5) 2 4
3 Flag of Australia.svg Wayne ArthursTodd Woodbridge 4 6 2 6 7
Flag of Austria.svg Julian KnowleJürgen Melzer 6 3 6 4 5
4 Flag of Australia.svg Todd Woodbridge 6 4 7
Flag of Austria.svg Marco Mirnegg 3 6 5
5 Flag of Australia.svg Chris Guccione 6 6
Flag of Austria.svg Alexander Peya 3 4

Argentina vs. Czech Republic[edit]

Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 5 0 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 4 6 6 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Novák 6 2 3 4
2 Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Coria 6 3 6 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych 3 6 0 3
3 Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo CañasDavid Nalbandian 6 4 6 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan HernychTomáš Zíb 3 6 1 2
4 Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Coria 6 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Hernych 3 0
5 Flag of Argentina.svg Agustín Calleri 6 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Zíb 2 4

Russia vs. Chile[edit]

Flag of Russia.svg Russia 4 1 Chile Flag of Chile.svg
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Youzhny 6 (4) 7 3 6 (4)
Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González 7 5 6 7
2 Flag of Russia.svg Marat Safin 6 3 6 7
Flag of Chile.svg Adrián García 1 6 3 6 (4)
3 Flag of Russia.svg Marat SafinMikhail Youzhny 6 6 6
Flag of Chile.svg Adrián GarcíaFernando González 3 4 3
4 Flag of Russia.svg Marat Safin 7 7 1 6 (3) 6
Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González 6 (4) 6 (5) 6 7 4
5 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 6 6
Flag of Chile.svg Paul Capdeville 2 1

France vs. Sweden[edit]

Flag of France.svg France 3 2 Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg
Hall Rhénus Sport, Strasbourg, France
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of France.svg Paul-Henri Mathieu 6 6 6
Flag of Sweden.svg Joachim Johansson 3 4 2
2 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean 4 4 6 (1)
Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Johansson 6 6 7
3 Flag of France.svg Arnaud ClémentMichaël Llodra 7 6 6 (4) 6
Flag of Sweden.svg Simon AspelinJonas Björkman 6 (5) 4 7 4
4 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean 6 1 4 1
Flag of Sweden.svg Joachim Johansson 3 6 6 6
5 Flag of France.svg Paul-Henri Mathieu 6 6 6 (4) 6
Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Johansson 1 4 7 4

Romania vs. Belarus[edit]

Flag of Romania.svg Romania 3 2 Belarus Flag of Belarus.svg
Dumitru Popescu Colibași Sports Hall, Braşov, Romania
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of Romania.svg Victor Hănescu 6 (6) 4 6 4
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi 7 6 3 6
2 Flag of Romania.svg Andrei Pavel 6 7 7
Flag of Belarus.svg Vladimir Voltchkov 4 6 (2) 6 (2)
3 Flag of Romania.svg Andrei PavelGabriel Trifu 6 (3) 3 4
Flag of Belarus.svg Max MirnyiVladimir Voltchkov 7 6 6
4 Flag of Romania.svg Andrei Pavel 6 7 4 6
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi 1 6 (0) 6 3
5 Flag of Romania.svg Victor Hănescu 7 6 7
Flag of Belarus.svg Vladimir Voltchkov 6 (2) 4 6 (6)

United States vs. Croatia[edit]

Flag of the United States.svg United States 2 3 Croatia Flag of Croatia.svg
The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles, United States
04 Mar - 06 Mar 2005
1 Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 3 6 (0) 3
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 6 7 6
2 Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 4 6 6 6
Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić 6 2 1 4
3 Flag of the United States.svg Bob BryanMike Bryan 6 6 (8) 4 4
Flag of Croatia.svg Mario AnčićIvan Ljubičić 3 7 6 6
4 Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 6 3 6 (11) 7 2
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 4 6 7 6 (7) 6
5 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan 6 3 6
Flag of Croatia.svg Roko Karanušić 2 6 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Slovakia vs. Netherlands[edit]

Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 4 1 Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Sibamac Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
15 Jul - 17 Jul 2005
1 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominik Hrbatý 6 5 6 6
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raemon Sluiter 1 7 4 3
2 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol Beck 7 5 7 4 2
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Wessels 6 (5) 7 6 (3) 6 6
3 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol BeckMichal Mertiňák 5 6 6 7
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Paul HaarhuisMelle van Gemerden 7 3 4 5
4 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominik Hrbatý 6 6 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Wessels 3 1 0 R
5 Flag of Slovakia.svg Michal Mertiňák 4 6 6
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Melle van Gemerden 6 3 4

Australia vs. Argentina[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 1 4 Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg
Sydney International Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia
15 Jul - 17 Jul 2005
1 Flag of Australia.svg Lleyton Hewitt 7 6 1 6
Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Coria 6 (5) 1 6 2
2 Flag of Australia.svg Wayne Arthurs 3 6 (8) 7 2
Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 6 7 5 6
3 Flag of Australia.svg Wayne ArthursLleyton Hewitt 6 (6) 4 3
Flag of Argentina.svg David NalbandianMariano Puerta 7 6 6
4 Flag of Australia.svg Lleyton Hewitt 2 4 4
Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 6 6 6
5 Flag of Australia.svg Peter Luczak 3 6 (11)
Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Coria 6 7

Russia vs. France[edit]

Flag of Russia.svg Russia 3 2 France Flag of France.svg
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
15 Jul - 17 Jul 2005
1 Flag of Russia.svg Igor Andreev 4 3 6 (1)
Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet 6 6 7
2 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 7 6 7
Flag of France.svg Paul-Henri Mathieu 5 2 5
3 Flag of Russia.svg Igor AndreevMikhail Youzhny 5 4 7 2
Flag of France.svg Arnaud ClémentMichaël Llodra 7 6 6 (3) 6
4 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 6 4 6 6
Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet 2 6 2 1
5 Flag of Russia.svg Igor Andreev 6 6 6
Flag of France.svg Paul-Henri Mathieu 0 2 1

Croatia vs. Romania[edit]

Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 4 1 Romania Flag of Romania.svg
Dvorana SC Gripe, Split, Croatia
15 Jul - 17 Jul 2005
1 Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić 6 4 6 3 4
Flag of Romania.svg Andrei Pavel 1 6 4 6 6
2 Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 6 6 7
Flag of Romania.svg Victor Hănescu 3 2 6 (3)
3 Flag of Croatia.svg Mario AnčićIvan Ljubičić 5 6 6 (9) 6 6
Flag of Romania.svg Andrei PavelGabriel Trifu 7 4 7 4 4
4 Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 6 6 6
Flag of Romania.svg Andrei Pavel 3 4 3
5 Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić 7 7
Flag of Romania.svg Victor Hănescu 6 (3) 6 (8)

Semifinals[edit]

Slovakia vs. Argentina[edit]

Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 4 1 Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg
Sibamac Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
23 Sep - 25 Sep 2005
1 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol Beck 7 6 6
Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Coria 5 4 4
2 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominik Hrbatý 6 5 5 3
Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 3 7 7 6
3 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol BeckMichal Mertiňák 7 7 7
Flag of Argentina.svg David NalbandianMariano Puerta 6 (5) 5 6 (5)
4 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominik Hrbatý 7 6 6
Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Coria 6 (2) 2 3
5 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol Kučera 4 6 2
Flag of Argentina.svg Mariano Puerta 6 3 1 R

Croatia vs. Russia[edit]

Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 3 2 Russia Flag of Russia.svg
Dvorana SC Gripe, Split, Croatia
23 Sep - 25 Sep 2005
1 Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić 5 4 7 4
Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 7 6 5 6
2 Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 3 6 6 4 6
Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Youzhny 6 3 4 6 4
3 Flag of Croatia.svg Mario AnčićIvan Ljubičić 6 4 7 3 6
Flag of Russia.svg Igor AndreevDmitry Tursunov 2 6 6 (5) 6 4
4 Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 6 7 6
Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 3 6 (6) 4
5 Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Karlović 4 4
Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Tursunov 6 6

Final[edit]


Slovakia
2
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
2–4 December 2005
indoor hard

Croatia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Slovakia
Croatia
Karol Kučera
Ivan Ljubičić
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 Slovakia
Croatia
Dominik Hrbatý
Mario Ančić
77
65
6
4
65
77
6
4
   
3 Slovakia
Croatia
Dominik Hrbatý / Michal Mertiňák
Mario Ančić / Ivan Ljubičić
65
77
3
6
65
77
     
4 Slovakia
Croatia
Dominik Hrbatý
Ivan Ljubičić
4
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
5 Slovakia
Croatia
Michal Mertiňák
Mario Ančić
6.
7
3
6
4
6
     

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beck hit with two-year doping ban". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 February 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2011.