2009 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2009. The first round losers go into the 2009 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs while the winners progress to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists are guaranteed a World Group spot for 2010.

Draw[edit]

  First round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
10–12 July
Semifinals
18–20 September
Final
4–6 December
                                     
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
1   Argentina 5  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
    Netherlands 0  
  1   Argentina 2  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
      Czech Republic 3  
8   France 2
Poreč, Croatia (indoor clay)
    Czech Republic 3  
      Czech Republic 4  
Birmingham, Alabama, USA (indoor hard)
  5   Croatia 1  
4   United States 4  
Poreč, Croatia (indoor clay)
     Switzerland 1  
  4   United States 2
Poreč, Croatia (indoor hard)
  5   Croatia 3  
5   Croatia 5
Barcelona, Spain (indoor clay)
    Chile 0  
      Czech Republic 0
Malmö, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  2   Spain 5
    Israel 3  
Tel Aviv, Israel (indoor hard)
6   Sweden 2  
      Israel 4
Sibiu, Romania (indoor carpet)
  3   Russia 1  
    Romania 1
Murcia, Spain (clay)
3   Russia 4  
      Israel 1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (indoor hard)
  2   Spain 4  
    Austria 2  
Marbella, Spain (clay)
7   Germany 3  
  7   Germany 2
Benidorm, Spain (clay)
  2   Spain 3  
    Serbia 1
2   Spain 4  

First round losers play in World Group Play-offs

First round[edit]

Argentina vs. Netherlands[edit]


Argentina
5
Estadio Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6–8 March 2009
clay (outdoors)

Netherlands
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Netherlands
Juan Ignacio Chela
Jesse Huta Galung
6
2
2
6
6
2
64
77
6
2
 
2 Argentina
Netherlands
Juan Mónaco
Thiemo de Bakker
6
1
6
2
77
61
     
3 Argentina
Netherlands
Lucas Arnold Ker / Martín Vassallo Argüello
Jesse Huta Galung / Rogier Wassen
6
4
7
5
6
3
     
4 Argentina
Netherlands
Martín Vassallo Argüello
Matwe Middelkoop
6
2
6
4
       
5 Argentina
Netherlands
Juan Ignacio Chela
Thiemo de Bakker
7
5
6
2
       

Czech Republic vs. France[edit]


Czech Republic
3
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic
6–8 March 2009
carpet (indoors)

France
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
France
Tomáš Berdych
Gilles Simon
77
63
4
6
77
62
6
3
   
2 Czech Republic
France
Radek Štěpánek
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
5
7
2
6
61
77
     
3 Czech Republic
France
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
Richard Gasquet / Michaël Llodra
6
3
1
6
6
4
6
2
   
4 Czech Republic
France
Radek Štěpánek
Gilles Simon
77
62
6
3
7
6
     
5 Czech Republic
France
Jan Hernych
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2
6
77
65
60
77
     

United States vs. Switzerland[edit]


United States
4
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
6–8 March 2009
hard (indoors)

Switzerland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Switzerland
James Blake
Stanislas Wawrinka
6
3
4
6
3
6
63
77
   
2 United States
Switzerland
Andy Roddick
Marco Chiudinelli
6
1
6
3
77
65
     
3 United States
Switzerland
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
Yves Allegro / Stanislas Wawrinka
6
3
6
4
3
6
77
62
   
4 United States
Switzerland
Andy Roddick
Stanislas Wawrinka
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
5 United States
Switzerland
James Blake
Marco Chiudinelli
6
4
78
66
       

Croatia vs. Chile[edit]


Croatia
5
Višenamjenska Sportska Dvorana Žatika, Poreč, Croatia
6–8 March 2009
hard (indoors)

Chile
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Croatia
Chile
Mario Ančić
Nicolás Massú
6
3
6
3
77
64
     
2 Croatia
Chile
Marin Čilić
Paul Capdeville
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
3 Croatia
Chile
Mario Ančić / Marin Čilić
Paul Capdeville / Nicolás Massú
6
3
6
3
3
6
6
4
   
4 Croatia
Chile
Roko Karanušić
Guillermo Hormazábal
7
5
6
3
       
5 Croatia
Chile
Ivo Karlović
Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
6
3
77
64
       

Sweden vs. Israel[edit]


Sweden
2
The Baltic Hall, Malmö, Sweden
6–8 March 2009
carpet (indoors)

Israel
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Israel
Thomas Johansson
Harel Levy
63
77
6
4
7
5
4
6
8
6
 
2 Sweden
Israel
Andreas Vinciguerra
Dudi Sela
6
4
3
6
6
3
3
6
9
11
 
3 Sweden
Israel
Simon Aspelin / Robert Lindstedt
Amir Hadad / Andy Ram
6
4
1
6
77
64
6
4
   
4 Sweden
Israel
Thomas Johansson
Dudi Sela
6
3
1
6
6
4
4
6
2
6
 
5 Sweden
Israel
Andreas Vinciguerra
Harel Levy
4
6
6
4
4
6
6
3
6
8
 

Controversy[edit]

Sweden attracted controversy when they forbade fans from seeing the matches inside the Baltic Hall, fearing anti-Israeli violence.[1] Several Swedish politicians, including the mayor of Malmo and the head of the Green Party, said that they wanted to cancel the match instead of having an Israeli team play in the city. A proposal to move the matches to Stockholm fell through because of limited preparation time.[2] Israeli player Andy Ram condemned the switch, calling it a "stupid decision".[3] In the end, anti-Israel protesters rioted outside the stadium while the Swedish team was stunned when Israel defeated them.

The Davis Cup fined the Swedish tennis federation $25,000 and ordered them to pay an additional $15,000 in what would have been gate receipts. The city of Malmö was also banned from hosting Davis Cup matches for the next five years, and Sweden will lose its choice of venue if it happens again, being required to guarantee that future matches will be open to the public.[4]

Romania vs. Russia[edit]


Romania
1
Sala Transilvania, Sibiu, Romania
6–8 March 2009
carpet (indoors)

Russia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Russia
Victor Crivoi
Marat Safin
65
77
4
6
4
6
     
2 Romania
Russia
Victor Hănescu
Mikhail Youzhny
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
3 Romania
Russia
Marius Copil / Horia Tecău
Marat Safin / Dmitry Tursunov
4
6
62
77
77
64
77
65
6
4
 
4 Romania
Russia
Victor Hănescu
Dmitry Tursunov
6
4
7
5
3
6
4
6
2
6
 
5 Romania
Russia
Victor Crivoi
Teymuraz Gabashvili
4
6
2
6
       

Germany vs. Austria[edit]


Germany
3
Olympia Eissportzentrum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
6–8 March 2009
hard (indoors)

Austria
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Austria
Rainer Schüttler
Stefan Koubek
4
6
5
7
7
5
2
6
   
2 Germany
Austria
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Jürgen Melzer
64
77
4
6
6
4
6
3
6
3
 
3 Germany
Austria
Nicolas Kiefer / Philipp Kohlschreiber
Julian Knowle / Alexander Peya
6
3
78
66
3
6
6
4
   
4 Germany
Austria
Nicolas Kiefer
Jürgen Melzer
77
63
6
4
6
4
     
5 Germany
Austria
Christopher Kas
Stefan Koubek
2
6
3
6
       

Spain vs. Serbia[edit]


Spain
4
Parque Temático Terra Mítica, Benidorm, Spain
7–8 March 2009
clay (outdoors)

Serbia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Serbia
David Ferrer
Novak Djokovic
6
3
6
3
77
64
     
2 Spain
Serbia
Rafael Nadal
Janko Tipsarević
6
1
6
0
6
2
     
3 Spain
Serbia
Tommy Robredo / Feliciano López
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjić
65
77
4
6
67
79
     
4 Spain
Serbia
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
5 Spain
Serbia
David Ferrer
Viktor Troicki
6
0
6
3
       

Quarterfinals[edit]

Czech Republic vs. Argentina[edit]


Czech Republic
3
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic
10–12 July 2009
hard (indoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Argentina
Tomáš Berdych
Juan Mónaco
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
3
6
2
 
2 Czech Republic
Argentina
Ivo Minář
Juan Martín del Potro
1
6
3
6
3
6
     
3 Czech Republic
Argentina
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
José Acasuso / Leonardo Mayer
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
4 Czech Republic
Argentina
Tomáš Berdych
Juan Martín del Potro
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
5 Czech Republic
Argentina
Radek Štěpánek
Juan Mónaco
77
65
6
3
6
2
     

Croatia vs. United States[edit]


Croatia
3
Višenamjenska Sportska Dvorana Žatika, Poreč, Croatia
10–12 July 2009
clay (indoors)

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Croatia
United States
Ivo Karlović
James Blake
65
77
4
6
6
3
77
63
7
5
 
2 Croatia
United States
Marin Čilić
Mardy Fish
4
6
6
3
63
77
6
1
8
6
 
3 Croatia
United States
Roko Karanušić / Lovro Zovko
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
4 Croatia
United States
Marin Čilić
James Blake
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
2
   
5 Croatia
United States
Roko Karanušić
Bob Bryan
7
5
3
6
64
77
     

Israel vs. Russia[edit]


Israel
4
Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel
10–12 July 2009
hard (indoors)

Russia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Israel
Russia
Harel Levy
Igor Andreev
6
4
6
2
4
6
6
2
   
2 Israel
Russia
Dudi Sela
Mikhail Youzhny
3
6
6
1
6
0
7
5
   
3 Israel
Russia
Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram
Igor Kunitsyn / Marat Safin
6
3
6
4
63
77
4
6
6
4
 
4 Israel
Russia
Dudi Sela
Igor Andreev
3
4
        retired
 
5 Israel
Russia
Harel Levy
Igor Kunitsyn
6
4
4
6
77
62
     

Spain vs. Germany[edit]


Spain
3
Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain
10–12 July 2009
clay (outdoors)

Germany
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Germany
Fernando Verdasco
Andreas Beck
6
0
3
6
64
77
6
2
6
1
 
2 Spain
Germany
Tommy Robredo
Philipp Kohlschreiber
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
3 Spain
Germany
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
Nicolas Kiefer / Mischa Zverev
6
3
77
61
66
78
6
3
   
4 Spain
Germany
Fernando Verdasco
Philipp Kohlschreiber
4
6
2
6
6
1
6
2
6
8
 
5 Spain
Germany
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Andreas Beck
6
4
6
4
6
4
     

Semifinals[edit]

Croatia vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Croatia
1
Sportska Dvorana 'Zatika', Porec, Croatia
18–20 September 2009
clay (indoors)

Czech Republic
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Croatia
Czech Republic
Ivo Karlović
Radek Štěpánek
77
65
65
77
66
78
77
62
14
16
 
2 Croatia
Czech Republic
Marin Čilić
Tomáš Berdych
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
 
3 Croatia
Czech Republic
Marin Čilić / Lovro Zovko
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
1
6
3
6
4
6
     
4 Croatia
Czech Republic
Roko Karanušić
Jan Hájek
64
77
4
6
       
5 Croatia
Czech Republic
Lovro Zovko
Lukáš Dlouhý
6
3
6
4
       

Spain vs. Israel[edit]


Spain
4
Polaris World la Torre Golf Resort, Murcia, Spain
18–20 September 2009
clay (outdoors)

Israel
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Israel
David Ferrer
Harel Levy
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
2 Spain
Israel
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Dudi Sela
6
4
6
2
6
0
     
3 Spain
Israel
Feliciano López / Tommy Robredo
Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram
78
66
67
79
6
4
6
2
   
4 Spain
Israel
David Ferrer
Andy Ram
6
3
6
1
       
5 Spain
Israel
Feliciano López
Harel Levy
5
7
2
6
       

Final[edit]

Spain vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Spain
5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
4–6 December 2009
clay (indoors)

Czech Republic
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Czech Republic
Rafael Nadal
Tomáš Berdych
7
5
6
0
6
2
     
2 Spain
Czech Republic
David Ferrer
Radek Štěpánek
1
6
2
6
6
4
6
4
8
6
 
3 Spain
Czech Republic
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
79
67
7
5
6
2
     
4 Spain
Czech Republic
Rafael Nadal
Jan Hájek
6
3
6
4
       
5 Spain
Czech Republic
David Ferrer
Lukáš Dlouhý
6
4
6
2
       

References[edit]