1998 Davis Cup

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1998 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 87th
Achievements (singles)
1997
1999

The 1998 Davis Cup was the 87th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 131 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, Sweden defeated Italy at the Forum in Milan, Italy, on 4–6 December, giving Sweden their 7th title.[1]

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Czech Republic

Germany

India

Italy

Netherlands

Russia

Slovakia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Zimbabwe

Draw[edit]

  First round
3–5 April
Quarterfinals
17–19 July
Semifinals
25–27 September
Final
4–6 December
                                     
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor clay)
  Sweden 3  
Hamburg, Germany (hard)
  Slovakia 2  
    Sweden 3  
Bremen, Germany (indoor carpet)
    Germany 2  
  Germany 5
Stockholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  South Africa 0  
    Sweden 4  
Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)
    Spain 1  
  Spain 3  
La Coruña, Spain (clay)
  Brazil 2  
    Spain 4
Zürich, Switzerland (indoor carpet)
     Switzerland 1  
  Czech Republic 2
Milan, Italy (indoor clay)
   Switzerland 3  
    Sweden 4
Genoa, Italy (clay)
    Italy 1
  India 1  
Prato, Italy (clay)
  Italy 4  
    Italy 5
Mildura, Australia (grass)
    Zimbabwe 0  
  Zimbabwe 3
Milwaukee, United States (indoor hard)
  Australia 2  
    Italy 4
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
    United States 1  
  Belgium 3  
Indianapolis, United States (hard)
  Netherlands 1  
    Belgium 1
Atlanta, United States (hard)
    United States 4  
  Russia 2
  United States 3  

Final[edit]


Italy
1
Forum, Milan, Italy[2]
4–6 December 1998
Clay (i)

Sweden
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Sweden
Andrea Gaudenzi
Magnus Norman
711
69
60
77
6
4
3
6
6
6
retired
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Davide Sanguinetti
Magnus Gustafsson
1
6
4
6
0
6
     
3 Italy
Sweden
Diego Nargiso / Davide Sanguinetti
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
61
77
1
6
3
6
     
4 Italy
Sweden
Gianluca Pozzi
Magnus Gustafsson
4
6
2
6
       
5 Italy
Sweden
Diego Nargiso
Magnus Norman
6
2
6
3
       

World Group Qualifying Round[edit]

Date: 25–27 September

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Townsville, Australia (indoor hard)  Australia 5-0  Uzbekistan
Florianópolis, Brazil (clay)  Brazil 3-0  Romania
Prague, Czech Republic (clay)  Czech Republic 5-0  South Africa
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)  Israel 1-4  France
Nottingham, England (hard)  Great Britain 3-2  India
Eindhoven, Netherlands (indoor carpet)  Netherlands 5-0  Ecuador
Osaka, Japan (hard)  Japan 2-3  Russia
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)  Argentina 2-3  Slovakia
  • France and Great Britain promoted to World Group in 1999.
  • Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Russia, and Slovakia remain in World Group in 1999.
  • Argentina (AMN), Ecuador (AMN), Israel (AO), Japan (AO), Romania (EA), and Uzbekistan (AO) remain in Group I in 1999.
  • India (AO) and South Africa (EA) relegated to Group I in 1999.

Americas Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue A[edit]

Participating Teams

Venue B[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

References[edit]