2008 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs

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This article gives details on the 2008 Davis Cup World Group play-offs. The ties were played on the weekend of 19 to 21 September 2008 and the winners would return to the World Group for 2009. The eight losing teams from the 2008 Davis Cup World Group first round ties and the eight Group 1 winners were pooled. The eight seeded teams, based on the Davis Cup rankings as of 14 April, were drawn against eight unseeded teams.

The only two teams to lose home ties were Great Britain (against Austria) and Slovakia (against Serbia). The other six teams to emerge victorious were: Chile, Switzerland, Netherlands and Croatia (all promoted to the world group for 2009); Israel and Romania (along with Serbia and Austria) remain in the world group.

Details[edit]

Venue (surface) Home Team Score Away 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

Play-offs[edit]

Chile vs. Australia[edit]


Chile
3
Estadio Militar Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
September 19–21, 2008
clay (outdoors)

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
Australia
Nicolás Massú
Chris Guccione
77
65
77
65
3
6
77
62
   
2 Chile
Australia
Fernando González
Peter Luczak
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
3 Chile
Australia
Fernando González / Nicolás Massú
Carsten Ball / Chris Guccione
77
65
69
711
3
6
7
5
5
7
 
4 Chile
Australia
Fernando González
Chris Guccione
77
64
7
5
6
3
     
5 Chile
Australia
Paul Capdeville
Carsten Ball
3
6
64
77
       

Great Britain vs. Austria[edit]


Great Britain
2
All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
September 19–21, 2008
grass (outdoors)

Austria
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Austria
Alex Bogdanović
Jürgen Melzer
6
3
64
77
2
6
1
6
   
2 United Kingdom
Austria
Andy Murray
Alexander Peya
6
4
6
1
6
3
     
3 United Kingdom
Austria
Ross Hutchins / Jamie Murray
Julian Knowle / Jürgen Melzer
4
6
3
6
1
6
     
4 United Kingdom
Austria
Andy Murray
Jürgen Melzer
6
4
5
7
6
4
6
1
   
5 United Kingdom
Austria
Alex Bogdanović
Alexander Peya
6
2
4
6
4
6
2
6
   

Switzerland vs. Belgium[edit]


Switzerland
4
Centre Intercommunal de Glace Malley, Lausanne, Switzerland
September 19–21, 2008
hard (indoors)

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
Belgium
Stanislas Wawrinka
Steve Darcis
64
77
6
1
6
3
2
6
6
4
 
2 Switzerland
Belgium
Roger Federer
Kristof Vliegen
77
61
6
4
6
2
     
3 Switzerland
Belgium
Roger Federer / Stanislas Wawrinka
Xavier Malisse / Olivier Rochus
4
6
78
66
6
3
6
3
   
4 Switzerland
Belgium
Stéphane Bohli
Steve Darcis
6
3
1
6
6
3
     
5 Switzerland
Belgium
Yves Allegro
Xavier Malisse
3
6
2
6
       

Croatia vs. Brazil[edit]


Croatia
4
Športski centar Višnjik, Zadar, Croatia
September 19–21, 2008
hard (indoors)

Brazil
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Croatia
Brazil
Mario Ančić
Thomaz Bellucci
6
2
77
65
77
64
     
2 Croatia
Brazil
Ivo Karlović
Thiago Alves
77
65
77
64
7
5
     
3 Croatia
Brazil
Ivo Karlović / Lovro Zovko
Marcelo Melo / André Sá
77
64
2
6
5
7
77
65
3
6
 
4 Croatia
Brazil
Ivo Karlović
Thomaz Bellucci
77
65
6
4
66
78
77
65
   
5 Croatia
Brazil
Roko Karanušić
Thiago Alves
77
65
4
6
77
65
     

Israel vs. Peru[edit]


Israel
4
Israel Tennis Center, Ramat HaSharon, Israel
September 19–21, 2008
hard (outdoors)

Peru
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Israel
Peru
Harel Levy
Luis Horna
5
7
7
5
64
77
3
6
   
2 Israel
Peru
Dudi Sela
Iván Miranda
6
2
6
1
3
6
6
4
   
3 Israel
Peru
Harel Levy / Andy Ram
Mauricio Echazú / Matías Silva
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
4 Israel
Peru
Dudi Sela
Luis Horna
66
78
6
4
6
1
6
2
   
5 Israel
Peru
Noam Okun
Iván Miranda
6
4
5
7
6
3
     

Netherlands vs. South Korea[edit]


Netherlands
3
Omnisport Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
September 19–21, 2008
clay (indoors)

South Korea
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
South Korea
Thiemo de Bakker
Lee Hyung-taik
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Netherlands
South Korea
Jesse Huta Galung
Im Kyu-tae
6
3
6
3
5
7
6
2
   
3 Netherlands
South Korea
Jesse Huta Galung / Peter Wessels
Jun Woong-sun / Lee Hyung-taik
4
6
6
4
6
4
6
3
   
4 Netherlands
South Korea
Jesse Huta Galung
Lee Hyung-taik
6
1
1
6
65
77
2
6
   
5 Netherlands
South Korea
Thiemo de Bakker
Jun Woong-sun
6
2
6
1
6
3
     

Romania vs. India[edit]


Romania
4
Clubul Sportiv Progresul, Bucuresti, Romania
September 19–21, 2008
clay (outdoors)

India
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
India
Victor Crivoi
Prakash Amritraj
7
5
5
7
6
2
6
2
   
2 Romania
India
Victor Hănescu
Somdev Devvarman
6
3
6
1
6
0
     
3 Romania
India
Adrian Cruciat / Horia Tecău
Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes
4
6
60
7
4
6
     
4 Romania
India
Victor Hănescu
Prakash Amritraj
6
2
6
3
6
1
     
5 Romania
India
Victor Crivoi
Somdev Devvarman
4
6
7
5
6
3
     

Slovakia vs. Serbia[edit]


Slovakia
1
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
September 19–21, 2008
hard (indoors)

Serbia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Slovakia
Serbia
Dominik Hrbatý
Novak Djokovic
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 Slovakia
Serbia
Lukáš Lacko
Janko Tipsarević
77
64
6
4
4
6
65
77
6
8
 
3 Slovakia
Serbia
Michal Mertiňák / Filip Polášek
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjić
69
711
4
6
710
68
65
77
   
4 Slovakia
Serbia
Lukáš Lacko
Viktor Troicki
3
6
4
6
       
5 Slovakia
Serbia
Filip Polášek
Janko Tipsarević
          w/o
 

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