2015 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2015. The first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progressed to the quarterfinals and World Group spot for 2016.

Participating teams[edit]

Participating teams

Argentina

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Great Britain

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Serbia

Switzerland

United States

Seeds[edit]

  1.  France (Quarterfinals)
  2.   Switzerland (First round)
  3.  Czech Republic (First round)
  4.  Serbia (Quarterfinals)
  5.  Argentina (Semifinals)
  6.  Italy (First round)
  7.  United States (First round)
  8.  Canada (Quarterfinals)

Draw[edit]

  First Round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
17–19 July
Semifinals
18–20 September
Final
27–29 November
                                     
Frankfurt, Germany (indoor hard)[1]
1   France 3  
London, Great Britain (grass)[2]
  Germany 2  
  1   France 1  
Glasgow, Great Britain (indoor hard)[3]
    Great Britain 3  
7   United States 2
Glasgow, Great Britain (indoor hard)[4]
  Great Britain 3  
    Great Britain 3  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)[5]
    Australia 2  
3   Czech Republic 2  
Darwin, Australia (grass)[6][7]
  Australia 3  
    Australia 3
Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)[8]
    Kazakhstan 2  
6   Italy 2
Ghent, Belgium (indoor clay)[9]
  Kazakhstan 3  
    Great Britain 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[10]
    Belgium 1
  Brazil 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (indoor clay)[11]
5   Argentina 3  
  5   Argentina 4
Kraljevo, Serbia (indoor hard)[12]
  4   Serbia 1  
  Croatia 0
Brussels, Belgium (indoor hard)[13][14]
4   Serbia 5  
  5   Argentina 2
Vancouver, Canada (indoor hard)[15]
    Belgium 3  
  Japan 2  
Middelkerke, Belgium (clay)[16]
8   Canada 3  
  8   Canada 0
Liège, Belgium (indoor hard)[17]
    Belgium 5  
  Belgium 3
2    Switzerland 2  

First round[edit]

Germany vs. France[edit]


Germany
2
Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, Germany[1]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
France
Jan-Lennard Struff
Gilles Simon
64
77
6
2
77
61
2
6
8
10
 
2 Germany
France
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gaël Monfils
4
6
5
7
64
77
     
3 Germany
France
Benjamin Becker / Andre Begemann
Julien Benneteau / Nicolas Mahut
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Germany
France
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gilles Simon
77
65
6
4
       
5 Germany
France
Jan-Lennard Struff
Nicolas Mahut
78
66
6
3
       

Great Britain vs. United States[edit]


Great Britain
3
Commonwealth Arena, Glasgow, Great Britain[3]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Andy Murray
Donald Young
6
1
6
1
4
6
6
2
   
2 United Kingdom
United States
James Ward
John Isner
64
77
5
7
6
3
77
63
15
13
 
3 United Kingdom
United States
Dominic Inglot / Jamie Murray
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
3
6
2
6
6
3
710
68
7
9
 
4 United Kingdom
United States
Andy Murray
John Isner
77
64
6
3
77
64
     
5 United Kingdom
United States
James Ward
Donald Young
7
5
0
1
      retired
 
  • The Isner-Ward match was the longest match involving a United States player since the introduction of the tiebreaker in 1989.[18]
  • Great Britain's victory over the United States was their first win over this country at home since 1935.[19]

Czech Republic vs. Australia[edit]


Czech Republic
2
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[5]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Australia
Lukáš Rosol
Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
4
6
2
5
7
5
7
3
6
 
2 Czech Republic
Australia
Jiří Veselý
Bernard Tomic
4
6
3
6
65
77
     
3 Czech Republic
Australia
Jiří Veselý / Adam Pavlásek
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
1
6
77
62
3
6
77
64
6
2
 
4 Czech Republic
Australia
Lukáš Rosol
Bernard Tomic
64
77
3
6
65
77
     
5 Czech Republic
Australia
Jan Mertl
Sam Groth
6
3
6
2
       
  • This was Australia's first World Group win since 2006.[20]

Kazakhstan vs. Italy[edit]


Kazakhstan
3
National Tennis Center, Astana, Kazakhstan[8]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Kazakhstan
Italy
Mikhail Kukushkin
Simone Bolelli
78
66
6
1
6
2
     
2 Kazakhstan
Italy
Andrey Golubev
Andreas Seppi
3
6
3
6
77
65
2
6
   
3 Kazakhstan
Italy
Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Fabio Fognini / Simone Bolelli
64
77
3
6
715
613
4
6
   
4 Kazakhstan
Italy
Mikhail Kukushkin
Andreas Seppi
710
68
6
0
6
4
     
5 Kazakhstan
Italy
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Fabio Fognini
77
65
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
5
 

Argentina vs. Brazil[edit]


Argentina
3
Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina[10]
6–8 March 2015
Clay

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Brazil
Carlos Berlocq
João Souza
4
6
6
3
7
5
3
6
2
6
 
2 Argentina
Brazil
Leonardo Mayer
Thomaz Bellucci
6
4
6
3
1
6
6
3
   
3 Argentina
Brazil
Carlos Berlocq / Diego Schwartzman
Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
4 Argentina
Brazil
Leonardo Mayer
João Souza
77
64
77
65
5
7
5
7
15
13
 
5 Argentina
Brazil
Federico Delbonis
Thomaz Bellucci
6
3
3
6
6
2
7
5
   
  • The Mayer-Souza match set the record for the longest Davis Cup singles rubber, lasting for 6 hours and 42 minutes, eclipsing the previous record by 20 minutes which was from the McEnroe-Wilander match in 1982. It is the second longest tour match in history, behind the Isner-Mahut match from Wimbledon 2010.[21]

Serbia vs. Croatia[edit]


Serbia
5
Kraljevo Sports Hall, Kraljevo, Serbia[12]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Croatia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Serbia
Croatia
Novak Djokovic
Mate Delić
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
2 Serbia
Croatia
Viktor Troicki
Borna Ćorić
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
2
6
1
 
3 Serbia
Croatia
Novak Djokovic / Nenad Zimonjić
Marin Draganja / Franko Škugor
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
4 Serbia
Croatia
Filip Krajinović
Franko Škugor
6
4
6
2
       
5 Serbia
Croatia
Viktor Troicki
Mate Delić
6
4
6
3
       

Canada vs. Japan[edit]


Canada
3
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada[15]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Japan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Japan
Milos Raonic
Tatsuma Ito
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2 Canada
Japan
Vasek Pospisil
Kei Nishikori
4
6
65
77
3
6
     
3 Canada
Japan
Daniel Nestor / Vasek Pospisil
Go Soeda / Yasutaka Uchiyama
7
5
2
6
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
4 Canada
Japan
Milos Raonic
Kei Nishikori
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
2
4
6
 
5 Canada
Japan
Vasek Pospisil
Go Soeda
7
5
6
3
6
4
     

Belgium vs. Switzerland[edit]


Belgium
3
Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège, Belgium[17]
6–8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Switzerland
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
Switzerland
Ruben Bemelmans
Henri Laaksonen
6
1
78
66
4
6
0
6
2
6
 
2 Belgium
Switzerland
Steve Darcis
Michael Lammer
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
3 Belgium
Switzerland
Ruben Bemelmans / Niels Desein
Adrien Bossel / Michael Lammer
1
6
6
3
6
2
6
2
   
4 Belgium
Switzerland
Steve Darcis
Henri Laaksonen
3
6
6
3
6
3
65
77
1
6
 
5 Belgium
Switzerland
David Goffin
Adrien Bossel
6
4
6
0
6
4
     
  • Belgium won a World Group tie for the first time since 2007.[22]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Great Britain vs. France[edit]


Great Britain
3
Queen's Club, London, Great Britain[2]
17–19 July 2015
Grass

France
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
France
James Ward
Gilles Simon
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
2 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
7
5
712
610
6
2
     
3 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
Nicolas Mahut / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4
6
6
3
77
65
6
1
   
4 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray
Gilles Simon
4
6
77
65
6
3
6
0
   
5 United Kingdom
France
James Ward
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
          not
played
  • Great Britain won a quarterfinal match for the first time since 1981.[23]
  • It is the first time since 1998 that siblings have combined to win three points in a world group tie. The Black brothers Byron and Wayne did so for Zimbabwe against Australia.[24]

Australia vs. Kazakhstan[edit]


Australia
3
Marrara Sports Complex, Darwin, Australia[6]
17–19 July 2015
Grass

Kazakhstan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Kazakhstan
Thanasi Kokkinakis
Mikhail Kukushkin
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Australia
Kazakhstan
Nick Kyrgios
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
65
77
77
62
65
77
4
6
   
3 Australia
Kazakhstan
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6
4
77
64
6
2
     
4 Australia
Kazakhstan
Sam Groth
Mikhail Kukushkin
6
3
78
66
4
6
78
66
   
5 Australia
Kazakhstan
Lleyton Hewitt
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
77
62
6
2
6
3
     
  • It was the first time in 76 years that Australia had come back from 2–0 down to win.[25]
  • It was the first time that all four nominated players had played in a singles live rubber tie for Australia.[25]
  • Australia made it into the semifinals for the first time since 2006.[25]
  • Despite having played Davis Cup for 17 years it was the first time that Hewitt had played in the deciding rubber.[25]

Argentina vs. Serbia[edit]


Argentina
4
Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina[11]
17–19 July 2015
Clay (i)

Serbia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Serbia
Leonardo Mayer
Filip Krajinović
6
4
6
2
6
1
     
2 Argentina
Serbia
Federico Delbonis
Viktor Troicki
2
6
2
6
6
4
6
4
6
2
 
3 Argentina
Serbia
Carlos Berlocq / Leonardo Mayer
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjić
6
2
6
4
6
1
     
4 Argentina
Serbia
Diego Schwartzman
Dušan Lajović
1
6
4
6
       
5 Argentina
Serbia
Carlos Berlocq
Filip Krajinović
6
1
3
0
       
retired

Belgium vs. Canada[edit]


Belgium
5
Sportpark Krokodiel, Middelkerke, Belgium[16]
17–19 July 2015
Clay

Canada
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
Canada
Steve Darcis
Frank Dancevic
3
6
6
1
7
5
6
3
   
2 Belgium
Canada
David Goffin
Filip Peliwo
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
3 Belgium
Canada
Ruben Bemelmans / Kimmer Coppejans
Daniel Nestor / Adil Shamasdin
7
5
3
6
6
4
6
3
   
4 Belgium
Canada
Kimmer Coppejans
Frank Dancevic
2
6
6
2
6
3
     
5 Belgium
Canada
Steve Darcis
Filip Peliwo
6
4
6
3
       
  • Belgium advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1999.[26]

Semifinals[edit]

Great Britain vs. Australia[edit]


Great Britain
3
Commonwealth Arena, Glasgow, Great Britain[4][27]
18–20 September 2015
Hard (i)

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Australia
Andy Murray
Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
3
6
0
6
3
     
2 United Kingdom
Australia
Dan Evans
Bernard Tomic
3
6
62
77
77
64
4
6
   
3 United Kingdom
Australia
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
4
6
6
3
6
4
66
78
6
4
 
4 United Kingdom
Australia
Andy Murray
Bernard Tomic
7
5
6
3
6
2
     
5 United Kingdom
Australia
Dan Evans
Thanasi Kokkinakis
5
7
4
6
       
  • Great Britain reach their first final since 1978.

Belgium vs. Argentina[edit]


Belgium
3
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium[13]
18–20 September 2015
Hard (i)

Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
Argentina
David Goffin
Federico Delbonis
7
5
77
63
6
3
     
2 Belgium
Argentina
Steve Darcis
Leonardo Mayer
65
77
61
77
6
4
3
6
   
3 Belgium
Argentina
Ruben Bemelmans / Steve Darcis
Carlos Berlocq / Leonardo Mayer
2
6
61
77
7
5
65
77
   
4 Belgium
Argentina
David Goffin
Diego Schwartzman
6
3
6
2
6
1
     
5 Belgium
Argentina
Steve Darcis
Federico Delbonis
6
4
2
6
7
5
77
63
   
  • Belgium reach their first final since 1904 and equal their best Davis Cup performance.

Final[edit]

Belgium vs. Great Britain[edit]


Belgium
1
Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium[9]
27–29 November 2015
Clay (i)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
United Kingdom
David Goffin
Kyle Edmund
3
6
1
6
6
2
6
1
6
0
 
2 Belgium
United Kingdom
Ruben Bemelmans
Andy Murray
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
3 Belgium
United Kingdom
Steve Darcis / David Goffin
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
4
6
6
4
3
6
2
6
   
4 Belgium
United Kingdom
David Goffin
Andy Murray
3
6
5
7
3
6
     
5 Belgium
United Kingdom
Ruben Bemelmans
Kyle Edmund
          not
played
  • Great Britain win their 10th Davis Cup and their first since 1936.[28]
  • Andy Murray becomes the third player to finish with an 8–0 record in the singles after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander.[28]
  • Andy Murray becomes the fourth player to finish with an 11–0 record in the singles and doubles.[28]

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