2006 Davis Cup

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2006 Davis Cup
Details
Duration 10 February – 3 December
Edition 95th
Champion
Winning Nation  Russia
2005
2007

The 2006 Davis Cup was the 95th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. Sixteen teams participated in the World Group and 125 participated in total. The first round matches were played 10-12 February and the final took place 1-3 December 2006 at the Olympic Stadium, Moscow, with Russia defeating Argentina.[1][2][3][4]

World Group[edit]

2006 World Group Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belarus

Chile

Croatia

France

Germany

Netherlands

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
10-12 February
Quarterfinals
7-9 April
Semifinals
22-24 September
Final
1-3 December
                                     
Graz, Austria (indoor clay)
S   Croatia 3  
Zagreb, Croatia (indoor carpet)
  Austria 2  
  S   Croatia 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  S   Argentina 3  
S   Argentina 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Sweden 0  
  S   Argentina 5  
Minsk, Belarus (indoor carpet)
  S   Australia 0  
S   Spain 1  
Melbourne, Australia (hard)
  Belarus 4  
    Belarus 0
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor clay)
  S   Australia 5  
S   Australia 3
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
   Switzerland 2  
  S   Argentina 2
Halle, Germany (indoor hard)
  S   Russia 3
  Germany 2  
Pau, France (indoor carpet)
S   France 3  
  S   France 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands (ind. carpet)
  S   Russia 4  
  Netherlands 0
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
S   Russia 5  
  S   Russia 3
La Jolla, United States (hard)
  S   United States 2  
  Romania 1  
Rancho Mirage, USA (grass)
S   United States 4  
  S   United States 3
Rancagua, Chile (clay)
    Chile 2  
  Chile 4
S   Slovakia 1  

First round losers play along with Zonal Group I qualifiers in World Group Play-offs.

Final[edit]


Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[5]
1-3 December, 2006
Carpet (i)

Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Russia
Argentina
Nikolay Davydenko
Juan Ignacio Chela
6
1
6
2
5
7
6
4
   
2 Russia
Argentina
Marat Safin
David Nalbandian
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
3 Russia
Argentina
Marat Safin / Dmitry Tursunov
Agustín Calleri / David Nalbandian
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
4 Russia
Argentina
Nikolay Davydenko
David Nalbandian
2
6
2
6
6
4
4
6
   
5 Russia
Argentina
Marat Safin
José Acasuso
6
3
3
6
6
3
77
65
   

World Group Play-offs[edit]

Date: 22-24 September

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
 Austria 5–0  Mexico Pörtschach Werzer Arena Outdoor Clay
 Germany 4–1  Thailand Düsseldorf Rochus Club Outdoor Clay
 Netherlands 1–4  Czech Republic Leiden Groenoordhallen Indoor Carpet
 Romania 4–1  South Korea Bucharest Club Sportiv Progresul Bucuresti Outdoor Clay
 Slovakia 2–3  Belgium Bratislava Sibamac Arena Indoor Hard
 Spain 4–1  Italy Santander Real Sociedad de Tenis de La Magdalena Outdoor Clay
 Brazil 1–3  Sweden Belo Horizonte Expominas Outdoor Clay
  Switzerland 4–1  Serbia and Montenegro Geneva Palexpo Indoor Hard

Americas Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Group II[edit]

Group III[edit]

  1.  El Salvador — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.  Cuba — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.  Bahamas
  4.  Puerto Rico
  5.  Costa Rica
  6.  Haiti
  7.  Honduras — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.  Trinidad and Tobago — relegated to Group IV in 2007

Group IV[edit]

  1.  Barbados — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.  Panama — promoted to Group III in 2007
  3.  Saint Lucia
  4.  U.S. Virgin Islands
  5.  Bermuda

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Group II[edit]

Group III[edit]

  1.  Philippines — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.  Iran — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.  Sri Lanka
  4.  Saudi Arabia
  5.  Vietnam
  6.  Singapore
  7.  Bahrain — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.  Bangladesh — relegated to Group IV in 2007

Group IV[edit]

Pool A
  1.  Oman — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.  Iraq
  3.  Myanmar
  4.  Qatar
Pool B
  1.  United Arab Emirates — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.  Syria
  3.  Tajikistan
  4.  Jordan
  5.  Turkmenistan

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

Group I[edit]

Group II[edit]

Group III[edit]

Venue 1
  1.  Monaco — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.  Estonia — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.  Turkey
  4.  Lithuania
  5.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6.  Moldova
  7.  Armenia — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.  Andorra — relegated to Group IV in 2007
Venue 2
  1.  Denmark — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.  Nigeria — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.  Ghana
  4.  Namibia
  5.  Tunisia
  6.  Ivory Coast
  7.  Botswana — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.  Rwanda — relegated to Group IV in 2007

Group IV[edit]

  1.  Mauritius — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.  Madagascar — promoted to Group III in 2007
  3.  Iceland — promoted to Group III in 2007
  4.  San Marino — promoted to Group III in 2007
  5.  Malta
  6.  Azerbaijan
  7.  Uganda

 Senegal (withdrew)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2006". www.daviscup.com. ITF. 
  2. ^ "Rejuvenated Safin steers Russia to second Davis Cup triumph". The Guardian. 4 December 2006. 
  3. ^ "Safin wins Davis Cup for Russia". www.cnn.com. CNN. 3 December 2006. 
  4. ^ "Safin seals Russian Davis Cup win". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 3 December 2006. 
  5. ^ "Russia v Argentina". daviscup.com. 

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