1997 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 1997. The first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progress to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists were guaranteed a World Group spot for 1998.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Brazil

Czech Republic

France

Germany

India

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Romania

Russia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
7–9 February
Quarterfinals
4–6 April
Semifinals
19–21 September
Final
28–30 November
                                     
Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (clay)[1]
  United States 4  
Newport Beach, United States (hard)[2]
  Brazil 1  
    United States 4  
Bucharest, Romania (indoor hard)[3]
    Netherlands 1  
  Netherlands 3
Washington, United States (hard)[4]
  Romania 2  
    United States 4  
Sydney, Australia (grass)[5]
    Australia 1  
  France 1  
Adelaide, Australia (grass)[6]
  Australia 4  
    Australia 5
Příbram, Czech Republic (indoor clay)[7]
    Czech Republic 0  
  Czech Republic 3
Gothenburg, Sweden (indoor carpet)[8]
  India 2  
    United States 0
Rome, Italy (clay)[9]
    Sweden 5
  Mexico 1  
Pesaro, Italy (indoor carpet)[10]
  Italy 4  
    Italy 4
Mallorca, Spain (clay)[11]
    Spain 1  
  Spain 4
Norrköping, Sweden (indoor carpet)[12]
  Germany 1  
    Italy 1
Durban, South Africa (hard)[13]
    Sweden 4  
  South Africa 3  
Växjö, Sweden (indoor carpet)[14]
  Russia 1  
    South Africa 2
Luleå, Sweden (indoor hard)[15]
    Sweden 3  
   Switzerland 1
  Sweden 4  

First round[edit]

Brazil vs. United States[edit]


Brazil
1
Tennis Country Club, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil[1]
7–9 February 1997
Clay

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Brazil
United States
Gustavo Kuerten
MaliVai Washington
6
3
66
78
63
77
3
6
   
2 Brazil
United States
Fernando Meligeni
Jim Courier
6
3
1
6
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
3 Brazil
United States
Gustavo Kuerten / Jaime Oncins
Alex O'Brien / Richey Reneberg
6
2
6
4
7
5
     
4 Brazil
United States
Gustavo Kuerten
Jim Courier
3
6
2
6
7
5
611
713
   
5 Brazil
United States
Fernando Meligeni
Alex O'Brien
5
7
64
77
       

Romania vs. Netherlands[edit]


Romania
2
Sports Palace, Bucharest, Romania [3]
7–9 February 1997
Hard (i)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Netherlands
Adrian Voinea
Paul Haarhuis
4
6
6
1
6
3
6
3
   
2 Romania
Netherlands
Andrei Pavel
Jan Siemerink
6
2
6
1
4
6
6
4
   
3 Romania
Netherlands
Ionuț Moldovan / Răzvan Sabău
Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis
64
77
4
6
3
6
     
4 Romania
Netherlands
Adrian Voinea
Jan Siemerink
66
78
7
5
77
63
68
710
4
6
 
5 Romania
Netherlands
Andrei Pavel
Paul Haarhuis
3
6
1
6
2
6
     

Australia vs. France[edit]


Australia
4
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia[5]
7–9 February 1997
Grass

France
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
France
Patrick Rafter
Cédric Pioline
3
6
65
77
6
4
7
5
6
4
 
2 Australia
France
Mark Woodforde
Arnaud Boetsch
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
3 Australia
France
Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde
Guy Forget / Guillaume Raoux
78
66
6
4
6
3
     
4 Australia
France
Sandon Stolle
Cédric Pioline
77
63
6
4
       
5 Australia
France
Patrick Rafter
Arnaud Boetsch
6
6
4
4
65
77
     

Czech Republic vs. India[edit]


Czech Republic
3
Ice Hockey Hall, Příbram, Czech Republic[7]
7–9 February 1997
Clay (i)

India
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
India
Petr Korda
Mahesh Bhupathi
6
3
62
77
6
1
6
2
   
2 Czech Republic
India
Jiří Novák
Leander Paes
2
6
3
6
77
65
3
6
   
3 Czech Republic
India
Martin Damm / Petr Korda
Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes
67
79
3
6
4
6
     
4 Czech Republic
India
Petr Korda
Leander Paes
5
7
6
3
6
4
6
1
   
5 Czech Republic
India
Jiří Novák
Mahesh Bhupathi
6
1
6
4
6
3
     

Italy vs. Mexico[edit]


Italy
4
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy[9]
7–9 February 1997
Clay

Mexico
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Mexico
Omar Camporese
Alejandro Hernández
2
6
6
0
6
4
7
5
   
2 Italy
Mexico
Renzo Furlan
Luis-Enrique Herrera
3
6
6
1
6
2
6
1
   
3 Italy
Mexico
Diego Nargiso / Stefano Pescosolido
Alejandro Hernández / Leonardo Lavalle
6
1
4
6
79
67
6
3
   
4 Italy
Mexico
Renzo Furlan
Alejandro Hernández
6
2
6
3
       
5 Italy
Mexico
Omar Camporese
Luis-Enrique Herrera
6
2
3
6
4
6
     

Spain vs. Germany[edit]


Spain
4
Hotel L'llot, Mallorca, Spain[11]
7–9 February 1997
Clay

Germany
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Germany
Carlos Moyá
Marc-Kevin Goellner
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
2 Spain
Germany
Albert Costa
Hendrik Dreekmann
6
4
6
1
6
4
     
3 Spain
Germany
Àlex Corretja / Carlos Costa
Marc-Kevin Goellner / David Prinosil
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
4 Spain
Germany
Carlos Moyá
Hendrik Dreekmann
6
4
6
4
7
5
     
5 Spain
Germany
Albert Costa
Marc-Kevin Goellner
2
6
77
65
6
1
     

South Africa vs. Russia[edit]


South Africa
3
Westridge Park, Durban, South Africa[13]
7–9 February 1997
Hard

Russia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Russia
Marcos Ondruska
Andrei Chesnokov
77
62
6
3
3
6
4
6
7
5
 
2 South Africa
Russia
Wayne Ferreira
Andrei Cherkasov
7
5
6
3
3
6
4
6
8
6
 
3 South Africa
Russia
Ellis Ferreira / Grant Stafford
Andrei Cherkasov / Andrei Olhovskiy
6
2
3
6
6
0
6
2
   
4 South Africa
Russia
Wayne Ferreira
Andrei Chesnokov
2
6
79
67
2
6
     
5 South Africa
Russia
Marcos Ondruska
Andrei Cherkasov
          not
played

Sweden vs. Switzerland[edit]


Sweden
4
Pontushallen, Luleå, Sweden[15]
7–9 February 1997
Hard (i)

Switzerland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Switzerland
Magnus Larsson
Marc Rosset
63
77
6
3
4
6
6
4
11
13
 
2 Sweden
Switzerland
Thomas Enqvist
Lorenzo Manta
77
64
711
69
6
2
     
3 Sweden
Switzerland
Nicklas Kulti / Mikael Tillström
Lorenzo Manta / Marc Rosset
5
7
6
4
6
3
5
7
6
4
 
4 Sweden
Switzerland
Thomas Enqvist
Marc Rosset
6
3
6
2
3
6
6
2
   
5 Sweden
Switzerland
Magnus Larsson
Ivo Heuberger
3
6
6
4
6
2
     

Quarterfinals[edit]

United States vs. Netherlands[edit]


United States
4
Palisades Tennis Club, Newport Beach, United States[2]
4–6 April 1997
Hard

Netherlands
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Netherlands
Andre Agassi
Sjeng Schalken
78
66
6
4
77
62
     
2 United States
Netherlands
Jim Courier
Jan Siemerink
4
6
4
6
6
1
77
65
6
3
 
3 United States
Netherlands
Rick Leach / Jonathan Stark
Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis
4
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
4 United States
Netherlands
Andre Agassi
Jan Siemerink
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
3
6
3
 
5 United States
Netherlands
Jonathan Stark
Sjeng Schalken
6
4
6
0
       

Australia vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Australia
5
Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Australia[6]
4–6 April 1997
Grass

Czech Republic
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Czech Republic
Patrick Rafter
Martin Damm
6
1
79
67
4
6
6
4
   
2 Australia
Czech Republic
Mark Philippoussis
David Rikl
6
1
6
4
2
6
6
4
   
3 Australia
Czech Republic
Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde
Martin Damm / David Rikl
4
6
6
1
7
5
6
4
   
4 Australia
Czech Republic
Mark Philippoussis
Martin Damm
6
4
6
2
       
5 Australia
Czech Republic
Patrick Rafter
David Rikl
715
613
0
6
6
2
     

Italy vs. Spain[edit]


Italy
4
Sports Palace, Pesaro, Italy[10]
4–6 April 1997
Carpet (i)

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Spain
Omar Camporese
Carlos Moyá
68
710
64
77
6
1
6
3
6
3
 
2 Italy
Spain
Renzo Furlan
Albert Costa
4
6
6
3
4
6
6
4
6
1
 
3 Italy
Spain
Omar Camporese / Diego Nargiso
Francisco Roig / Javier Sánchez
5
7
77
60
6
2
77
65
   
4 Italy
Spain
Marzio Martelli
Carlos Moyá
65
77
6
4
3
6
     
5 Italy
Spain
Omar Camporese
Albert Costa
6
2
3
6
6
4
     

Sweden vs. South Africa[edit]


Sweden
3
Tipshallen, Växjö, Sweden[14]
4–6 April 1997
Carpet (i)

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
South Africa
Thomas Enqvist
Grant Stafford
7
5
2
6
6
4
6
1
   
2 Sweden
South Africa
Jonas Björkman
Wayne Ferreira
3
6
4
6
6
2
63
77
   
3 Sweden
South Africa
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
David Adams / Ellis Ferreira
7
5
2
6
6
4
66
78
6
2
 
4 Sweden
South Africa
Thomas Enqvist
Wayne Ferreira
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
5 Sweden
South Africa
Jonas Björkman
Grant Stafford
3
6
6
0
3
6
6
2
6
2
 

Semifinals[edit]

United States vs. Australia[edit]


United States
4
Fitzgerald Tennis Centre, Washington, United States[4]
19–21 September 1997
Hard

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Michael Chang
Patrick Rafter
6
4
1
6
6
3
6
4
   
2 United States
Australia
Pete Sampras
Mark Philippoussis
6
1
6
2
77
65
     
3 United States
Australia
Todd Martin / Pete Sampras
Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde
6
3
65
77
2
6
4
6
   
4 United States
Australia
Pete Sampras
Patrick Rafter
66
78
6
1
6
1
6
4
   
5 United States
Australia
Michael Chang
Mark Philippoussis
77
65
77
62
       

Sweden vs. Italy[edit]


Sweden
4
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping, Sweden[12]
19–21 September 1997
Carpet (i)

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Italy
Jonas Björkman
Omar Camporese
65
77
6
3
6
2
3
6
6
3
 
2 Sweden
Italy
Thomas Enqvist
Renzo Furlan
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
 
3 Sweden
Italy
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
Omar Camporese / Diego Nargiso
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
4 Sweden
Italy
Jonas Björkman
Renzo Furlan
4
6
6
4
6
0
6
4
   
5 Sweden
Italy
Thomas Enqvist
Omar Camporese
6
3
65
77
6
3
     

Final[edit]

Sweden vs. United States[edit]


Sweden
5
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden[8]
28–30 November 1997
Carpet (i)

United States
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
United States
Jonas Björkman
Michael Chang
7
5
1
6
6
3
6
3
   
2 Sweden
United States
Magnus Larsson
Pete Sampras
3
6
77
61
2
1
     
retired
3 Sweden
United States
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
Todd Martin / Jonathan Stark
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4 Sweden
United States
Jonas Björkman
Jonathan Stark
6
1
6
1
       
5 Sweden
United States
Magnus Larsson
Michael Chang
77
64
66
78
6
4
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brazil v United States". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ a b "United States v Netherlands". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ a b "Romania v Netherlands". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ a b "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ a b "Australia v France". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ a b "Australia v Czech Republic". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ a b "Czech Republic v India". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ a b "Sweden v United States". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ a b "Italy v Mexico". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ a b "Italy v Spain". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ a b "Spain v Germany". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ a b "Sweden v Italy". daviscup.com.
  13. ^ a b "South Africa v Russia". daviscup.com.
  14. ^ a b "Sweden v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  15. ^ a b "Sweden v Switzerland". daviscup.com.