2008 Davis Cup

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2008 Davis Cup
Details
Duration 8 February – 23 November
Edition 97th
Champion
Winning Nation  Spain
2007
2009
Semifinal match between the future champion, Spain, and the USA in Las Ventas bullring.

The 2008 Davis Cup was the 97th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. Sixteen teams participated in the World Group and more than one hundred others took part in different regional groups. The first matches were played on February 8–10. The final took place on November 21–23 at Estadio Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, Mar del Plata, Argentina, with Spain beating Argentina 3-1 to clinch their 3rd Davis Cup title.[1]

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Great Britain

Germany

Israel

Peru

Romania

Russia

Serbia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
8–10 February
Quarterfinals
11–13 April
Semifinals
19–21 September
Final
21–23 November
                                     
Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)
1   Russia 3  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
  Serbia 2  
  1   Russia 3  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
    Czech Republic 2  
8   Belgium 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Czech Republic 3  
  1   Russia 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  3   Argentina 3  
3   Argentina 4  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Great Britain 1  
  3   Argentina 4
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
  6   Sweden 1  
6   Sweden 3
Mar del Plata, Argentina (indoor hard)
  Israel 2  
  3   Argentina 1
Braunschweig, Germany (indoor clay)
  5   Spain 3
  South Korea 2  
Bremen, Germany (indoor hard)
4   Germany 3  
  4   Germany 1
Lima, Peru (clay)
  5   Spain 4  
  Peru 0
Madrid, Spain (clay)
5   Spain 5  
  5   Spain 4
Sibiu, Romania (indoor hard)
  2   United States 1  
  Romania 0  
Winston-Salem, USA (indoor hard)
7   France 5  
  7   France 1
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
  2   United States 4  
  Austria 1
2   United States 4  

Final[edit]


Argentina
1
Estadio Polideportivo, Mar del Plata, Argentina[2]
21–23 November 2008
Hard (i)

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Spain
David Nalbandian
David Ferrer
6
3
6
2
6
3
     
2 Argentina
Spain
Juan Martín del Potro
Feliciano López
6
4
62
77
64
77
3
6
   
3 Argentina
Spain
Agustín Calleri / David Nalbandian
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
7
5
5
7
65
77
3
6
   
4 Argentina
Spain
José Acasuso
Fernando Verdasco
3
6
77
63
6
4
3
6
1
6
 
5 Argentina
Spain
David Nalbandian
Feliciano López
          not
played

World Group Play-offs[edit]

  • Date: 19–21 September

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties, and eight winners of the Group I second round ties entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs. Eight seeded teams, based on the Davis Cup rankings as of 14 April, were drawn against eight unseeded teams.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
 Chile 3–2  Australia Antofagasta Estadio Militar Antofagasta Outdoor Clay
 Great Britain 2–3  Austria Wimbledon, London All England Lawn Tennis Club Outdoor Grass
  Switzerland 4–1  Belgium Lausanne Centre Intercommunal de Glace Malley Indoor Hard
 Croatia 4–1  Brazil Zadar Športski centar Višnjik Indoor Hard
 Israel 4–1  Peru Ramat HaSharon Israel Tennis Center Outdoor Hard
 Netherlands 3-2  South Korea Apeldoorn Omnisport Apeldoorn Indoor Clay
 Romania 4–1  India Bucharest Clubul Sportiv Progresul Outdoor Clay
 Slovakia 1–4  Serbia Bratislava Sibamac Arena Indoor Hard

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
For more details on this topic, see 2008 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I.

Group II[edit]

Participating Teams
For more details on this topic, see 2008 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II.

Group III[edit]

Venue 1[edit]

Participating Teams

Venue 2[edit]

Participating Teams

Group IV[edit]

Participating Teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2008". www.daviscup.com. ITF. 
  2. ^ "Argentina v Spain". daviscup.com. 

External links[edit]