World Team Cup

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World Team Cup
World Team Cup logo.png
 ATP World Tour
Location Düsseldorf
 Germany
Category ATP World Tour 250 series
Surface Clay / Outdoors
Draw 8 teams (round-robin)
Prize money US$1,764,700
Website world-team-cup.com
Rochusclub clay court in Düsseldorf, Germany

The World Team Cup was the international team championship of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The tournament was contested annually from 1978 through 2012, initially under the name Nations Cup. It was generally considered to be second most prestigious men's team competition in tennis after the Davis Cup.[citation needed]

Every year, the eight nations whose top two male players have achieved the highest combined placings in the men's world rankings at the end of the previous year were invited to compete for the cup.[citation needed]

The competition was played on clay courts in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event was generally regarded as the sports highlight of the social scene in the Düsseldorf area. It attracted around 75,000 visitors every year and was televised to over 160 countries.[citation needed]

From 1978 to 1981 the tournament was held under the name "Ambre Solaire Nations Cup", from 1982 until 1986 it was named "Ambre Solaire World Team Cup", from 1987-1999 "Peugeot World Team Cup" and from 2000 the event's main sponsor until 2010 was the ARAG Insurance Group, and its sponsored name was the "ARAG World Team Cup".[1]

After ARAG discontinued sponsorship for the event and organizers failed to find a new sponsor, the 2011 edition of the tournament was cancelled.[2] However, a new sponsor —Power Horse— was found in January 2011 and the 2011 edition took place between May 15–21 under the name "Power Horse World Team Cup".[3]

In October 2012 it was announced that the World Team Cup event would be discontinued and replaced by the Power Horse Cup, an ATP 250 tournament in Düsseldorf.[4][5]

Past Results[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score in final
2012 Serbia Serbia Czech Republic Czech Republic 3–0
2011 Germany Germany Argentina Argentina 2–1
2010 Argentina Argentina United States United States 2–1
2009 Serbia Serbia Germany Germany 2–1
2008 Sweden Sweden Russia Russia 2–1
2007 Argentina Argentina Czech Republic Czech Republic 2–1
2006 Croatia Croatia Germany Germany 2–1
2005 Germany Germany Argentina Argentina 2–1
2004 Chile Chile Australia Australia 2–1
2003 Chile Chile Czech Republic Czech Republic 2–1
2002 Argentina Argentina Russia Russia 3–0
2001 Australia Australia Russia Russia 2–1
2000 Slovakia Slovakia Russia Russia 3–0
1999 Australia Australia Sweden Sweden 2–1
1998 Germany Germany Czech Republic Czech Republic 3–0
1997 Spain Spain Australia Australia 3–0
1996 Switzerland Switzerland Czech Republic Czech Republic 2–1
1995 Sweden Sweden Croatia Croatia 2–1
1994 Germany Germany Spain Spain 2–1
1993 United States United States Germany Germany 3–0
1992 Spain Spain Czech Republic Czech Republic 2–0
1991 Sweden Sweden Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 2–1
1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia United States United States 3–0
1989 West Germany West Germany Argentina Argentina 2–1
1988 Sweden Sweden United States United States 2–0
1987 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia United States United States 2–1
1986 France France Sweden Sweden 2–1
1985 United States United States Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2–1
1984 United States United States Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2–1
1983 Spain Spain Australia Australia 2–1
1982 United States United States Australia Australia 2–0
1981 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Australia Australia 2–1
1980 Argentina Argentina Italy Italy 3–0
1979 Australia Australia Italy Italy 2–1
1978 Spain Spain Australia Australia 2–1

Titles by country[edit]

Titles won Country Years Won Runners Up
5 Germany Germany 1989, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2011 (5) 1993, 2006, 2009 (3)
4 United States United States 1982, 1984, 1985, 1993 (4) 1987, 1988, 1990, 2010 (4)
Argentina Argentina 1980, 2002, 2007, 2010 (4) 1989, 2005, 2011 (3)
Sweden Sweden 1988, 1991, 1995, 2008 (4) 1986, 1999 (2)
Spain Spain 1978, 1983, 1992, 1997 (4) 1994 (1)
3 Australia Australia 1979, 1999, 2001 (3) 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1997, 2004 (6)
2 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1981, 1987 (2) 1984, 1985 (2)
Chile Chile 2003, 2004 (2)
Serbia Serbia 2009, 2012 (2)
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1990 (1) 1991 (1)
Croatia Croatia 2006 (1) 1995 (1)
France France 1986 (1)
Switzerland Switzerland 1996 (1)
Slovakia Slovakia 2000 (1)
0 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2012 (6)
Russia Russia 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008 (4)
Italy Italy 1979, 1980 (2)

Sponsors[edit]

2010[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

World Team Cup
Match type 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals Points Bonus Total
Singles 1 35 35 35 95 200 50 250
Singles 2 25 25 25 50 125 50 175
Deciding match (doubles) 35 35 35 95 200 50 250
Dead rubber (doubles) 10 10 10 20 50 50
  • Players who only play the finals will be awarded points from the previous round.[6]
  • Players must win all 4 matches and be part of the winning team in order to earn the Bonus Points.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis - Alle Sieger des World Team Cup". Sporthelden.de. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Karolos Grohmann; Alan Baldwin (13 December 2010). "World Team Cup 2011 scrapped due to lack of a sponsor". Reuters. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "World Team Cup back in 2011 schedule with new sponsor". Reuters. 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "World Team Cup Event Ends After 35 Years". TennisNow. 4 Oct 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "ATP Discontinues World Team Cup Competition, Dusseldorf Will Get 250 Series Event Instead". SportsBusiness. October 4, 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 

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