2012 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2012. 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 2013.

The competition was won by the Czech Republic who defeated Spain in the final.[1][2][3][4]

Participating teams[edit]

Participating teams

Argentina

Austria

Canada

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Russia

Serbia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Seeds[edit]

  1.  Spain (Final)
  2.  Argentina (Semifinals)
  3.  Serbia (Quarterfinals)
  4.  France (Quarterfinals)
  5.  Czech Republic (Champion)
  6.  United States (Semifinals)
  7.  Croatia (Quarterfinals)
  8.  Russia (First round)

Draw[edit]

  First round
10–12 February
Quarterfinals
6–8 April
Semifinals
14–16 September
Final
16–18 November
                                     
Oviedo, Spain (indoor clay)[5]
1   Spain 5  
Oropesa del Mar, Spain (clay)[6]
  Kazakhstan 0  
  1   Spain 4  
Wiener Neustadt, Austria (indoor hard)[7]
    Austria 1  
8   Russia 2
Gijón, Spain (clay)[8]
  Austria 3  
  1   Spain 3  
Vancouver, Canada (indoor hard)[9]
  6   United States 1  
4   France 4  
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (clay)[10]
  Canada 1  
  4   France 2
Fribourg, Switzerland (indoor clay)[11]
  6   United States 3  
6   United States 5
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor hard)[12]
   Switzerland 0  
  1   Spain 2
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)[13]
  5   Czech Republic 3
  Italy 1  
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor clay)[14]
5   Czech Republic 4  
  5   Czech Republic 4
Niš, Serbia (indoor hard)[15]
  3   Serbia 1  
  Sweden 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[16]
3   Serbia 4  
  5   Czech Republic 3
Miki, Japan (indoor hard)[17]
  2   Argentina 2  
  Japan 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[18]
7   Croatia 3  
  7   Croatia 1
Bamberg, Germany (indoor clay)[19]
  2   Argentina 4  
  Germany 1
2   Argentina 4  

First round[edit]

Spain vs. Kazakhstan[edit]


Spain
5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes, Oviedo, Spain[5]
10–12 February 2012
Clay (i)

Kazakhstan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Kazakhstan
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Mikhail Kukushkin
6
1
4
6
77
62
4
6
6
4
 
2 Spain
Kazakhstan
Nicolás Almagro
Andrey Golubev
6
3
4
6
6
1
6
1
   
3 Spain
Kazakhstan
Marcel Granollers / Marc López
Evgeny Korolev / Yuri Schukin
6
2
6
3
6
1
     
4 Spain
Kazakhstan
Nicolás Almagro
Evgeny Korolev
6
3
6
4
       
5 Spain
Kazakhstan
Marcel Granollers
Andrey Golubev
6
3
62
77
6
3
     

Austria vs. Russia[edit]


Austria
3
Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, Austria[7]
10–12 February 2012
Hard (i)

Russia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Austria
Russia
Jürgen Melzer
Igor Kunitsyn
6
2
63
77
6
4
3
6
6
1
 
2 Austria
Russia
Andreas Haider-Maurer
Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
6
1
6
4
61
77
6
2
   
3 Austria
Russia
Oliver Marach / Alexander Peya
Nikolay Davydenko / Mikhail Youzhny
61
77
79
67
5
7
6
3
4
6
 
4 Austria
Russia
Jürgen Melzer
Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
6
2
6
4
6
1
     
5 Austria
Russia
Andreas Haider-Maurer
Igor Kunitsyn
4
6
6
4
64
77
     

Canada vs. France[edit]


Canada
1
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada[9]
10–12 February 2012
Hard (i)

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
France
Vasek Pospisil
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
1
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Canada
France
Milos Raonic
Julien Benneteau
6
2
6
4
7
5
     
3 Canada
France
Daniel Nestor / Milos Raonic
Julien Benneteau / Michaël Llodra
61
77
62
77
3
6
     
4 Canada
France
Frank Dancevic
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
5 Canada
France
Vasek Pospisil
Gaël Monfils
4
6
4
6
       

Switzerland vs. United States[edit]


Switzerland
0
Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland[11]
10–12 February 2012
Clay (i)[20]

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
United States
Stanislas Wawrinka
Mardy Fish
2
6
6
4
6
4
1
6
7
9
 
2 Switzerland
United States
Roger Federer
John Isner
6
4
3
6
64
77
2
6
   
3 Switzerland
United States
Roger Federer / Stanislas Wawrinka
Mike Bryan / Mardy Fish
6
4
3
6
3
6
3
6
   
4 Switzerland
United States
Michael Lammer
Ryan Harrison
60
77
64
77
       
5 Switzerland
United States
Marco Chiudinelli
John Isner
3
6
4
6
       

Czech Republic vs. Italy[edit]


Czech Republic
4
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[13]
10–12 February 2012
Hard (i)

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Italy
Radek Štěpánek
Andreas Seppi
4
6
6
4
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2 Czech Republic
Italy
Tomáš Berdych
Simone Bolelli
6
3
4
6
7
5
6
2
   
3 Czech Republic
Italy
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
Daniele Bracciali / Potito Starace
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
4 Czech Republic
Italy
Lukáš Rosol
Andreas Seppi
4
6
6
3
6
4
     
5 Czech Republic
Italy
František Čermák
Simone Bolelli
4
6
4
6
       

Serbia vs. Sweden[edit]


Serbia
4
Hala Čair, Niš, Serbia[15]
10–12 February 2012
Hard (i)

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Serbia
Sweden
Janko Tipsarević
Filip Prpic
6
3
6
3
6
4
     
2 Serbia
Sweden
Viktor Troicki
Michael Ryderstedt
6
4
6
3
5
7
6
3
   
3 Serbia
Sweden
Janko Tipsarević / Nenad Zimonjić
Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt
6
3
3
6
64
77
77
63
8
10
 
4 Serbia
Sweden
Janko Tipsarević
Michael Ryderstedt
6
2
77
65
7
5
     
5 Serbia
Sweden
Dušan Lajović
Filip Prpic
6
4
6
4
       

Japan vs. Croatia[edit]


Japan
2
Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Japan[17]
10–12 February 2012
Hard (i)

Croatia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Croatia
Go Soeda
Ivan Dodig
63
77
3
6
6
4
6
3
7
5
 
2 Japan
Croatia
Kei Nishikori
Ivo Karlović
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
3 Japan
Croatia
Tatsuma Ito / Yuichi Sugita
Ivan Dodig / Ivo Karlović
4
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
4 Japan
Croatia
Kei Nishikori
Ivan Dodig
7
5
77
64
6
3
     
5 Japan
Croatia
Go Soeda
Ivo Karlović
64
77
1
6
4
6
     

Germany vs. Argentina[edit]


Germany
1
Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Germany[19]
10–12 February 2012
Clay (i)

Argentina
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Argentina
Philipp Petzschner
Juan Mónaco
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Germany
Argentina
Florian Mayer
David Nalbandian
6
2
0
6
1
6
65
77
   
3 Germany
Argentina
Tommy Haas / Philipp Petzschner
David Nalbandian / Eduardo Schwank
6
3
6
4
4
6
3
6
4
6
 
4 Germany
Argentina
Florian Mayer
Juan Ignacio Chela
5
7
5
7
       
5 Germany
Argentina
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe
Eduardo Schwank
77
61
7
5
       

Quarterfinals[edit]

Spain vs. Austria[edit]


Spain
4
Marina d'Or, Oropesa del Mar, Spain[6]
6–8 April 2012
Clay

Austria
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Austria
Nicolás Almagro
Jürgen Melzer
6
2
6
2
6
4
     
2 Spain
Austria
David Ferrer
Andreas Haider-Maurer
6
1
6
3
6
1
     
3 Spain
Austria
Marcel Granollers / Marc López
Oliver Marach / Alexander Peya
6
3
4
6
4
6
612
714
   
4 Spain
Austria
David Ferrer
Jürgen Melzer
7
5
6
3
6
3
     
5 Spain
Austria
Nicolás Almagro
Alexander Peya
7
5
7
5
       

France vs. United States[edit]


France
2
Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune, France[10]
6–8 April 2012
Clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Ryan Harrison
7
5
6
2
2
6
6
2
   
2 France
United States
Gilles Simon
John Isner
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
3 France
United States
Julien Benneteau / Michaël Llodra
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
4
6
4
6
64
77
     
4 France
United States
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
John Isner
3
6
64
77
7
5
3
6
   
5 France
United States
Gilles Simon
Ryan Harrison
6
2
6
3
       

Czech Republic vs. Serbia[edit]


Czech Republic
4
O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic[14]
6–8 April 2012
Clay (i)

Serbia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Serbia
Tomáš Berdych
Viktor Troicki
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2 Czech Republic
Serbia
Radek Štěpánek
Janko Tipsarević
7
5
4
6
4
6
6
4
7
9
 
3 Czech Republic
Serbia
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
Ilija Bozoljac / Nenad Zimonjić
6
4
6
2
77
64
     
4 Czech Republic
Serbia
Tomáš Berdych
Janko Tipsarević
78
66
78
66
79
67
     
5 Czech Republic
Serbia
Lukáš Rosol
Viktor Troicki
77
65
7
5
       

Argentina vs. Croatia[edit]


Argentina
4
Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina[18]
6–8 April 2012
Clay

Croatia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Croatia
David Nalbandian
Marin Čilić
7
5
4
6
6
4
62
77
3
6
 
2 Argentina
Croatia
Juan Martín del Potro
Ivo Karlović
6
2
79
67
6
1
     
3 Argentina
Croatia
David Nalbandian / Eduardo Schwank
Marin Čilić / Ivo Karlović
3
6
78
66
6
3
66
78
8
6
 
4 Argentina
Croatia
Juan Martín del Potro
Marin Čilić
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
5 Argentina
Croatia
Juan Mónaco
Antonio Veić
6
1
6
1
       

Semifinals[edit]

Spain vs. United States[edit]


Spain
3
Parque Hermanos Castro, Gijón, Spain[8]
14–16 September 2012
Clay

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
United States
David Ferrer
Sam Querrey
4
6
6
2
6
2
6
4
   
2 Spain
United States
Nicolás Almagro
John Isner
6
4
4
6
6
4
3
6
7
5
 
3 Spain
United States
Marcel Granollers / Marc López
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
3
6
6
3
5
7
5
7
   
4 Spain
United States
David Ferrer
John Isner
62
77
6
3
6
4
6
2
   
5 Spain
United States
Nicolás Almagro
Sam Querrey
          not
played

Argentina vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Argentina
2
Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina[16]
14–16 September 2012
Clay

Czech Republic
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Czech Republic
Juan Martín del Potro
Radek Štěpánek
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
2 Argentina
Czech Republic
Juan Mónaco
Tomáš Berdych
1
6
6
4
6
1
4
6
4
6
 
3 Argentina
Czech Republic
Carlos Berlocq / Eduardo Schwank
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
4 Argentina
Czech Republic
Carlos Berlocq
Tomáš Berdych
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
5 Argentina
Czech Republic
Juan Mónaco
Ivo Minář
6
3
77
62
       

Final[edit]

Czech Republic vs. Spain[edit]


Czech Republic
3
O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic[12]
16–18 November 2012
Hard (i)

Spain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Spain
Radek Štěpánek
David Ferrer
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
2 Czech Republic
Spain
Tomáš Berdych
Nicolás Almagro
6
3
3
6
6
3
65
77
6
3
 
3 Czech Republic
Spain
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
Marcel Granollers / Marc López
3
6
7
5
7
5
6
3
   
4 Czech Republic
Spain
Tomáš Berdych
David Ferrer
2
6
3
6
5
7
     
5 Czech Republic
Spain
Radek Štěpánek
Nicolás Almagro
6
4
77
60
3
6
6
3
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Czech Republic edge out Spain in Prague". BBC Sport. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Czechs lay claim to Davis Cup title". ESPN. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Czechs Rejoice After Davis Cup Title". New York Times. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Czechs stun Spanish to win Davis Cup". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
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  6. ^ a b "Spain v Austria". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ a b "Austria v Russia". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ a b "Spain v United States". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ a b "Canada v France". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ a b "France vs United States". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ a b "Switzerland v United States". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ a b "Czech Republic v Spain". daviscup.com.
  13. ^ a b "Czech Republic v Italy". daviscup.com.
  14. ^ a b "Czech Republic v Serbia". daviscup.com.
  15. ^ a b "Serbia v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  16. ^ a b "Argentina vs Czech Republic". daviscup.com.
  17. ^ a b "Japan v Croatia". daviscup.com.
  18. ^ a b "Croatia v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  19. ^ a b "Germany v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  20. ^ "Swiss to host U.S. on indoor clay". Tennis.com. 2 November 2011.