1996 Davis Cup

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1996 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 85th
Achievements
1995
1997

The 1996 Davis Cup was the 85th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 124 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, France defeated Sweden at Malmö Ice in Malmö, Sweden, on 29 November - 1 December, giving France their 8th title.[1][2][3]

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Germany

Hungary

India

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Russia

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
9–11 February
Quarterfinals
5–7 April
Semifinals
20–22 September
Final
29 November - 1 December
                                     
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Russia 2  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 3  
    Italy 4  
Johannesburg, South Africa (indoor hard)
    South Africa 1  
  Austria 2
Nantes, France (indoor carpet)
  South Africa 3  
    Italy 2  
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor clay)
    France 3  
  Germany 5  
Limoges, France (indoor clay)
   Switzerland 0  
    Germany 0
Besançon, France (indoor hard)
    France 5  
  France 5
Malmö, Sweden (indoor hard)
  Denmark 0  
    France 3
Jaipur, India (grass)
    Sweden 2
  India 3  
Calcutta, India (grass)
  Netherlands 2  
    India 0
Katrineholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
    Sweden 5  
  Belgium 1
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
  Sweden 4  
    Sweden 4
Plzeň, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
    Czech Republic 1  
  Hungary 0  
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
  Czech Republic 5  
    Czech Republic 3
Carlsbad, United States (hard)
    United States 2  
  Mexico 0
  United States 5  

Final[edit]


Sweden
2
Malmö Ice, Malmö, Sweden[4]
29 November - 1 December 1996
Hard (i)

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
France
Stefan Edberg
Cédric Pioline
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 Sweden
France
Thomas Enqvist
Arnaud Boetsch
6
4
6
3
77
62
     
3 Sweden
France
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
Guy Forget / Guillaume Raoux
3
6
6
1
3
6
3
6
   
4 Sweden
France
Thomas Enqvist
Cédric Pioline
3
6
68
710
6
4
6
4
9
7
 
5 Sweden
France
Nicklas Kulti
Arnaud Boetsch
62
77
6
2
6
4
65
77
8
10
 

World Group Qualifying Round[edit]

Date: 20–22 September

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Mexico City, Mexico (hard)  Mexico 3-2  Argentina
Split, Croatia (clay)  Croatia 1-4  Australia
São Paulo, Brazil (indoor carpet)  Brazil 4-1  Austria
Bucharest, Romania (clay)  Romania 3-2  Belgium
Tarragona, Spain (clay)  Spain 4-1  Denmark
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)  Russia 4-1  Hungary
Olten, Switzerland (indoor carpet)   Switzerland 5-0  Morocco
Haarlem, Netherlands (hard)  Netherlands 4-1  New Zealand
  • Australia, Brazil, Romania, Spain promoted to World Group in 1997.
  • Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland remain in World Group in 1997.
  • Argentina (AMN), Croatia (EA), Morocco (EA), and New Zealand (AO) remain in Group I in 1997.
  • Austria (EA), Belgium (EA), Denmark (EA), Hungary (EA) relegated to Group I in 1997.

Americas Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams
  •  Croatia — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Morocco — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Romania — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Spain — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Israel
  •  Ukraine
  •  Zimbabwe
  •  Finland — relegated to Group II for 1997
  •  Norway — relegated to Group II for 1997

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue A[edit]

Participating Teams

Venue B[edit]

Participating Teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1996 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496,505. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1996). World of Tennis 1996. London: Harper Collins. pp. 29–41. ISBN 9780002187145. 
  4. ^ "Sweden v France". daviscup.com. 

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