2008 Davis Cup

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2008 Davis Cup
Details
Duration 8 February – 23 November
Edition 97th
Achievements
2007
2009
Semifinal match between the future champion, Spain, and the USA in Las Ventas bullring.

The 2008 Davis Cup was the 97th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. Sixteen teams participated in the World Group and more than one hundred others took part in different regional groups. The first matches were played on February 8–10. The final took place on November 21–23 at Estadio Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, Mar del Plata, Argentina, with Spain beating Argentina 3-1 to clinch their 3rd Davis Cup title.[1]

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Great Britain

Germany

Israel

Peru

Romania

Russia

Serbia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
8–10 February
Quarterfinals
11–13 April
Semifinals
19–21 September
Final
21–23 November
                                     
Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)
1   Russia 3  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
  Serbia 2  
  1   Russia 3  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
    Czech Republic 2  
8   Belgium 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Czech Republic 3  
  1   Russia 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  3   Argentina 3  
3   Argentina 4  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Great Britain 1  
  3   Argentina 4
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
  6   Sweden 1  
6   Sweden 3
Mar del Plata, Argentina (indoor hard)
  Israel 2  
  3   Argentina 1
Braunschweig, Germany (indoor clay)
  5   Spain 3
  South Korea 2  
Bremen, Germany (indoor hard)
4   Germany 3  
  4   Germany 1
Lima, Peru (clay)
  5   Spain 4  
  Peru 0
Madrid, Spain (clay)
5   Spain 5  
  5   Spain 4
Sibiu, Romania (indoor hard)
  2   United States 1  
  Romania 0  
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (indoor hard)
7   France 5  
  7   France 1
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
  2   United States 4  
  Austria 1
2   United States 4  

Final[edit]


Argentina
1
Estadio Polideportivo, Mar del Plata, Argentina[2]
21–23 November 2008
Hard (i)

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Spain
David Nalbandian
David Ferrer
6
3
6
2
6
3
     
2 Argentina
Spain
Juan Martín del Potro
Feliciano López
6
4
62
77
64
77
3
6
   
3 Argentina
Spain
Agustín Calleri / David Nalbandian
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
7
5
5
7
65
77
3
6
   
4 Argentina
Spain
José Acasuso
Fernando Verdasco
3
6
77
63
6
4
3
6
1
6
 
5 Argentina
Spain
David Nalbandian
Feliciano López
          not
played

World Group Play-offs[edit]

  • Date: 19–21 September

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties, and eight winners of the Group I second round ties entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs. Eight seeded teams, based on the Davis Cup rankings as of 14 April, were drawn against eight unseeded teams.

Venue (surface) Home Team Score Visiting Team
Antofagasta, Chile (clay)  Chile 3–2  Australia (3)
Wimbledon, London, Great Britain (grass)  Great Britain 2–3  Austria (7)
Lausanne, Switzerland (indoor hard)  Switzerland 4–1  Belgium (4)
Zadar, Croatia (indoor hard)  Croatia (1) 4–1  Brazil
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)  Israel (8) 4–1  Peru
Apeldoorn, Netherlands (indoor clay)  Netherlands 3–2  South Korea (5)
Bucharest, Romania (clay)  Romania (6) 4–1  India
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)  Slovakia (2) 1–4  Serbia
  • Chile, Croatia, Netherlands, and Switzerland promoted to World Group in 2009.
  • Austria, Israel, Romania, and Serbia remain in World Group in 2009.
  • Australia (AO), Brazil (AM), India (AO), and Slovakia (EA) remain in Group I in 2009.
  • Belgium (EA), Great Britain (EA), Peru (AM) and South Korea (AO) relegated to Group I in 2009.

Americas Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams
For more details on this topic, see 2008 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I.

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams
For more details on this topic, see 2008 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II.

Group III[edit]

Venue 1[edit]

Participating Teams

Venue 2[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2008". www.daviscup.com. ITF. 
  2. ^ "Argentina v Spain". daviscup.com. 

External links[edit]