2008 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II

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The European and African Zone is one of the three zones of regional Davis Cup competition in 2008.

In the European and African Zone there are four different groups in which teams compete against each other to advance to the next group.

Participating teams[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Play-offs
18–20 July
1st round
11–13 April
2nd round
18–20 July
3rd round
19–21 September
                                     
  Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (indoor hard)
    1   Luxembourg 0  
  Hanko, Finland (clay)     Denmark 5     Johannesburg, South Africa (hard)
1   Luxembourg 2         Denmark 0  
7   Finland 3   Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)     South Africa 5  
  7   Finland 1
      South Africa 4     Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (clay)
      South Africa 3
  Algiers, Algeria (clay)     5   Monaco 2
    3   Hungary 2  
  Thessaloniki, Greece (clay)     Algeria 3     Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (clay)
3   Hungary 5         Algeria 0
  Greece 0   Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (clay)   5   Monaco 5  
  5   Monaco 3
      Greece 2  
  Cherkasy, Ukraine (indoor hard)
      Egypt 0  
  Cairo, Egypt (clay)   6   Ukraine 5     Dublin, Ireland (grass)
  Egypt 3       6   Ukraine 3  
4   Morocco 2   Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)     Ireland 2  
    Ireland 3
    4   Morocco 2     Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (indoor hard)
    6   Ukraine 5
  Nicosia, Cyprus (hard)     2   Portugal 0
      Cyprus 3  
  Tunis, Tunisia (clay)   8   Slovenia 2     Porto, Portugal (clay)
8   Slovenia 4         Cyprus 0
  Tunisia 1   Estoril, Portugal (clay)   2   Portugal 5  
    Tunisia 1
    2   Portugal 4  
Luxembourg, Greece, Morocco, and Tunisia
relegated to Group III in 2009.
South Africa and Ukraine
promoted to Group I in 2009.

First Round Matches[edit]

Luxembourg vs. Denmark[edit]


Luxembourg
0
National Tennis Centre, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
11–13 April 2008
hard (indoors)

Denmark
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Luxembourg
Denmark
Roman Margoulis
Frederik Nielsen
3
6
1
6
2
6
     
2 Luxembourg
Denmark
Philippe Grandjean
Martin Pedersen
5
7
6
3
1
6
1
6
   
3 Luxembourg
Denmark
Philippe Grandjean / Tom Maquel
Frederik Nielsen / Rasmus Norby
1
6
3
6
0
6
     
4 Luxembourg
Denmark
Philippe Grandjean
Rasmus Norby
3
6
1
6
       
5 Luxembourg
Denmark
Roman Margoulis
Martin Pedersen
2
6
2
6
       

Finland vs. South Africa[edit]


Finland
1
Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, Finland
11–13 April 2008
hard (indoors)

South Africa
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Finland
South Africa
Juho Paukku
Kevin Anderson
0
6
4
6
65
77
     
2 Finland
South Africa
Jarkko Nieminen
Rik de Voest
6
4
6
3
7
5
     
3 Finland
South Africa
Henri Kontinen / Jarkko Nieminen
Jeff Coetzee / Wesley Moodie
6
4
1
6
4
6
2
6
   
4 Finland
South Africa
Jarkko Nieminen
Kevin Anderson
6
4
3
6
1
6
3
6
   
5 Finland
South Africa
Henri Kontinen
Rik de Voest
6
4
4
6
3
6
     

Algeria vs. Hungary[edit]


Algeria
3
Office du Complexe Olympique Mohamed Boudiaf Tennis Club, Algiers, Algeria
11–13 April 2008
clay (outdoors)

Hungary
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Algeria
Hungary
Slimane Saoudi
Kornél Bardóczky
1
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 Algeria
Hungary
Lamine Ouahab
Sebo Kiss
1
6
4
6
6
4
6
1
7
5
 
3 Algeria
Hungary
Lamine Ouahab / Slimane Saoudi
Kornél Bardóczky / Robert Varga
4
6
3
6
5
7
     
4 Algeria
Hungary
Lamine Ouahab
Kornél Bardóczky
6
1
4
6
3
6
6
3
6
2
 
5 Algeria
Hungary
Slimane Saoudi
Sebo Kiss
77
64
4
6
6
0
6
3
   

Monaco vs. Greece[edit]


Monaco
3
Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune Cap Martin, France
11–13 April 2008
clay (outdoors)

Greece
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Monaco
Greece
Jean-René Lisnard
Alexandros Jakupovic
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
2 Monaco
Greece
Benjamin Balleret
Konstantinos Economidis
6
3
3
6
61
77
5
7
   
3 Monaco
Greece
Guillaume Couillard / Jean-René Lisnard
Konstantinos Economidis / Alexandros Jakupovic
3
6
5
7
3
6
     
4 Monaco
Greece
Jean-René Lisnard
Konstantinos Economidis
2
6
4
6
77
64
6
0
6
0
 
5 Monaco
Greece
Benjamin Balleret
Alexandros Jakupovic
6
3
6
1
7
5
     

Ukraine vs. Egypt[edit]


Ukraine
5
Selena Tennis Club, Cherkasy, Ukraine
11–13 April 2008
hard (indoors)

Egypt
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ukraine
Egypt
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Karim Maamoun
6
1
6
3
6
1
     
2 Ukraine
Egypt
Sergey Bubka
Sherif Sabry
6
1
77
64
2
6
6
0
   
3 Ukraine
Egypt
Sergey Bubka / Sergiy Stakhovsky
Karim Maamoun / Sherif Sabry
64
77
6
1
6
4
6
2
   
4 Ukraine
Egypt
Artem Smirnov
Sherif Sabry
6
3
6
3
       
5 Ukraine
Egypt
Ivan Sergeyev
Mahmoud Ezz
6
3
6
4
       

Ireland vs. Morocco[edit]


Ireland
3
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland
11–13 April 2008
carpet (indoors)

Morocco
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Republic of Ireland
Morocco
Louk Sorensen
Mounir El Aarej
6
3
2
6
6
4
6
2
   
2 Republic of Ireland
Morocco
Conor Niland
Younes El Aynaoui
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
3 Republic of Ireland
Morocco
James Cluskey / Colin O'Brien
Rabie Chaki / Reda El Amrani
6
1
5
7
6
2
64
77
4
6
 
4 Republic of Ireland
Morocco
Louk Sorensen
Younes El Aynaoui
3
6
6
4
77
65
6
4
   
5 Republic of Ireland
Morocco
Conor Niland
Mounir El Aarej
77
64
1
6
66
78
6
3
6
0
 

Cyprus vs. Slovenia[edit]


Cyprus
3
National Tennis Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
11–13 April 2008
hard (outdoors)

Slovenia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cyprus
Slovenia
Photos Kallias
Marko Tkalec
3
6
3
6
1
6
     
2 Cyprus
Slovenia
Marcos Baghdatis
Blaž Kavčič
6
4
6
3
6
4
     
3 Cyprus
Slovenia
Marcos Baghdatis / Photos Kallias
Luka Gregorc / Grega Žemlja
77
64
4
6
6
2
4
6
6
1
 
4 Cyprus
Slovenia
Marcos Baghdatis
Marko Tkalec
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
5 Cyprus
Slovenia
Photos Kallias
Blaž Kavčič
1
6
1
6
       

Portugal vs. Tunisia[edit]


Portugal
4
Clube de Tenis do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
11–13 April 2008
clay (outdoors)

Tunisia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Portugal
Tunisia
Rui Machado
Walid Jallali
6
1
6
1
7
5
     
2 Portugal
Tunisia
Frederico Gil
Malek Jaziri
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
3 Portugal
Tunisia
Gastão Elias / Leonardo Tavares
Walid Jallali / Malek Jaziri
6
3
6
3
6
3
     
4 Portugal
Tunisia
Gastão Elias
Walid Jallali
5
7
2
6
       
5 Portugal
Tunisia
Leonardo Tavares
Slah Mbarek
6
2
6
4
       

Play-offs[edit]

Finland vs. Luxembourg[edit]


Finland
3
Hanko Tennis Stadion, Hanko, Finland[1]
18 – 20 July 2008
Clay

Luxembourg
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Finland
Luxembourg
Timo Nieminen
Gilles Müller
1
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 Finland
Luxembourg
Jarkko Nieminen
Philippe Grandjean
6
0
6
1
6
0
     
3 Finland
Luxembourg
Henri Kontinen / Jarkko Nieminen
Laurent Bram / Gilles Müller
6
2
79
67
77
64
     
4 Finland
Luxembourg
Harri Heliövaara
Gilles Müller
4
6
5
7
1
6
     
5 Finland
Luxembourg
Henri Kontinen
Laurent Bram
6
1
6
3
6
3
     

Greece vs. Hungary[edit]


Greece
0
Thessaloniki Tennis Club, Thessaloniki, Greece[2]
18 – 20 July 2008
Clay

Hungary
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Greece
Hungary
Konstantinos Mikos
Sebő Kiss
1
6
3
6
0
6
     
2 Greece
Hungary
Charalampos Kapogiannis
Kornél Bardóczky
2
6
2
6
4
6
     
3 Greece
Hungary
Charalampos Kapogiannis / Konstantinos Mikos
Kornél Bardóczky / Róbert Varga
1
6
1
6
1
6
     
4 Greece
Hungary
Konstantinos Mikos
Dénes Lukács
1
6
2
6
       
5 Greece
Hungary
Charalampos Kapogiannis
Sebő Kiss
1
6
2
6
       

Egypt vs. Morocco[edit]


Egypt
3
Heliopolis Sporting Club, Cairo, Egypt[3]
18 – 20 July 2008
Clay

Morocco
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Egypt
Morocco
Sherif Sabry
Talal Ouahabi
2
6
62
77
3
2
     
retired
2 Egypt
Morocco
Karim Maamoun
Reda El Amrani
2
6
2
6
711
69
6
4
6
4
 
3 Egypt
Morocco
Karim Maamoun / Sherif Sabry
Reda El Amrani / Mehdi Ziadi
67
79
7
5
4
6
5
7
   
4 Egypt
Morocco
Mohamed Mamoun
Reda El Amrani
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
5 Egypt
Morocco
Karim Maamoun
Mehdi Ziadi
6
4
77
61
6
3
     

Tunisia vs. Slovenia[edit]


Tunisia
1
Tennis Club de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia[4]
18 – 20 July 2008
Clay

Slovenia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Tunisia
Slovenia
Malek Jaziri
Grega Žemlja
6
3
1
6
6
4
3
6
4
6
 
2 Tunisia
Slovenia
Walid Jallali
Marko Tkalec
3
6
1
6
2
6
     
3 Tunisia
Slovenia
Haythem Abid / Malek Jaziri
Marko Tkalec / Grega Žemlja
3
6
7
5
77
65
7
5
   
4 Tunisia
Slovenia
Haythem Abid
Blaž Kavčič
3
6
6
3
6
3
5
7
2
6
 
5 Tunisia
Slovenia
Anis Ghorbel
Janez Semrajc
3
6
3
6
       

Second Round Matches[edit]

South Africa vs. Denmark[edit]


South Africa
5
Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa[5]
18 – 20 July 2008
Hard

Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Denmark
Kevin Anderson
Martin Pedersen
77
65
7
5
6
2
     
2 South Africa
Denmark
Rik de Voest
Frederik Nielsen
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
3 South Africa
Denmark
Jeff Coetzee / Rik de Voest
Frederik Nielsen / Rasmus Nørby
77
63
7
5
4
6
7
5
   
4 South Africa
Denmark
Kevin Anderson
Thomas Kromann
6
1
6
3
       
5 South Africa
Denmark
Izak van der Merwe
Martin Pedersen
712
610
6
4
       

Monaco vs. Algeria[edit]


Monaco
5
Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France[6]
18 – 20 July 2008
Clay

Algeria
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Monaco
Algeria
Jean-René Lisnard
Ouassel Hared
715
613
6
3
6
1
     
2 Monaco
Algeria
Benjamin Balleret
Slimane Saoudi
3
6
6
3
6
2
6
4
   
3 Monaco
Algeria
Guillaume Couillard / Jean-René Lisnard
Abdelhak Hameurlaine / Slimane Saoudi
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
4 Monaco
Algeria
Clement Morel
Slimane Saoudi
6
4
6
1
       
5 Monaco
Algeria
Benjamin Balleret
Abdelhak Hameurlaine
6
2
6
4
       

Ireland vs. Ukraine[edit]


Ireland
2
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland[7]
18 – 20 July 2008
Grass

Ukraine
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Republic of Ireland
Ukraine
Conor Niland
Artem Smirnov
6
1
6
2
6
2
     
2 Republic of Ireland
Ukraine
Colin O'Brien
Sergiy Stakhovsky
3
6
3
6
1
6
     
3 Republic of Ireland
Ukraine
James Cluskey / Eoin Heavey
Sergei Bubka / Sergiy Stakhovsky
3
6
66
78
4
6
     
4 Republic of Ireland
Ukraine
Conor Niland
Sergiy Stakhovsky
6
4
6
4
4
6
67
79
5
7
 
5 Republic of Ireland
Ukraine
Colin O'Brien
Artem Smirnov
6
2
6
2
       

Portugal vs. Cyprus[edit]


Portugal
5
Lawn Tennis Club da Foz, Porto, Portugal[8]
18 – 20 July 2008
Clay

Cyprus
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Portugal
Cyprus
Frederico Gil
George Kallis
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
2 Portugal
Cyprus
Rui Machado
Photos Kallias
6
4
6
4
7
5
     
3 Portugal
Cyprus
Frederico Gil / Leonardo Tavares
Photos Kallias / Demetrios Leontis
6
2
6
1
5
7
6
3
   
4 Portugal
Cyprus
Frederico Gil
Photos Kallias
6
3
6
2
       
5 Portugal
Cyprus
João Sousa
Eleftherios Christou
6
3
6
3
       

Third Round Matches[edit]

Monaco vs. South Africa[edit]


Monaco
2
Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France[9]
19 – 21 September 2008
Clay

South Africa
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Monaco
South Africa
Benjamin Balleret
Kevin Anderson
79
67
2
6
6
2
3
6
0
6
 
2 Monaco
South Africa
Jean-René Lisnard
Rik de Voest
6
4
4
6
5
7
64
77
   
3 Monaco
South Africa
Guillaume Couillard / Jean-René Lisnard
Jeff Coetzee / Izak van der Merwe
6
2
3
6
6
4
6
4
   
4 Monaco
South Africa
Jean-René Lisnard
Kevin Anderson
6
3
6
4
77
62
     
5 Monaco
South Africa
Benjamin Balleret
Rik de Voest
5
7
2
6
1
6
     

Ukraine vs. Portugal[edit]


Ukraine
5
Megaron Tennis Club, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine[10]
19 – 21 September 2008
Hard (indoor)

Portugal
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ukraine
Portugal
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Gastão Elias
6
4
77
65
6
4
     
2 Ukraine
Portugal
Sergei Bubka
Rui Machado
6
3
3
6
77
64
6
4
   
3 Ukraine
Portugal
Sergei Bubka / Sergiy Stakhovsky
Gastão Elias / Leonardo Tavares
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
4 Ukraine
Portugal
Illya Marchenko
João Sousa
6
3
6
3
       
5 Ukraine
Portugal
Ivan Sergeyev
Leonardo Tavares
78
66
4
6
6
3
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland v Luxembourg". daviscup.com. 
  2. ^ "Greece v Hungary". daviscup.com. 
  3. ^ "Egypt v Morocco". daviscup.com. 
  4. ^ "Tunisia v Slovenia". daviscup.com. 
  5. ^ "South Africa v Denmark". daviscup.com. 
  6. ^ "Monaco v Algeria". daviscup.com. 
  7. ^ "Ireland v Ukraine". daviscup.com. 
  8. ^ "Portugal v Cyprus". daviscup.com. 
  9. ^ "Monaco v South Africa". daviscup.com. 
  10. ^ "Ukraine v Portugal". daviscup.com.