1989 Davis Cup

The 1989 Davis Cup (also known as the 1989 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 78th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. This year's tournament saw the expansion of the previous World Group Relegation Play-offs round into the World Group Qualifying Round; instead of advancing directly to the World Group, the Zonal Group I winners would now join the World Group first round losers for a chance to compete in the following year's World Group. This year also marked the introduction of the tiebreak, played at 6–6 in all sets except for the final set.

1989 Davis Cup
Details
Duration3 February – 17 December
Edition78th
Teams79
Champion
Winning Nation West Germany
1988
1990

79 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 14 in the Americas Zone, 19 in the Asia/Oceania Zone, and 30 in the Europe/Africa Zone. The Bahamas, Bahrain, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait and Jordan made their first appearances in the tournament.

West Germany defeated Sweden in the final, held at the Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, West Germany, on 15–17 December, to win their second consecutive Davis Cup title.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Denmark
 
France
 
Indonesia
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Mexico
 
Paraguay
 
Soviet Union
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
United States
 
West Germany
 
Yugoslavia

DrawEdit

  First Round
3–5 February
Quarterfinals
7–9 April
Semifinals
21–23 July
Final
15–17 December
                                     
Malmö, Sweden (indoor carpet)
   Sweden 4  
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
   Italy 1  
     Sweden 3  
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
     Austria 2  
   Australia 0
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Austria 5  
     Sweden 4  
Belgrade, Yugoslavia (indoor clay)
     Yugoslavia 1  
   Yugoslavia 4  
Split, Yugoslavia (indoor carpet)
   Denmark 1  
     Yugoslavia 4
Marbella, Spain (clay)
     Spain 1  
   Spain 3
Stuttgart, West Germany (indoor carpet)
   Mexico 2  
     Sweden 2
Fort Myers, FL, United States (hard)
     West Germany 3
   Paraguay 0  
San Diego, CA, United States (indoor carpet)
   United States 5  
     United States 5
Tel Aviv, Israel (indoor carpet)
     France 0  
   Israel 1
Munich, West Germany (indoor carpet)
   France 4  
     United States 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
     West Germany 3  
   Soviet Union 1  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
   Czechoslovakia 4  
     Czechoslovakia 2
Karlsruhe, West Germany (indoor carpet)
     West Germany 3  
   Indonesia 0
   West Germany 5  

FinalEdit

West Germany vs. Sweden

 
West Germany
3
Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, West Germany[2]
15–17 December 1989
Carpet (indoors)
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Carl-Uwe Steeb
Mats Wilander
7
5
6
7
77
64
2
6
3
6
 
2  
 
Boris Becker
Stefan Edberg
6
2
6
2
6
4
     
3  
 
Boris Becker / Eric Jelen
Jan Gunnarsson / Anders Järryd
78
66
6
4
3
6
64
77
6
4
 
4  
 
Boris Becker
Mats Wilander
6
2
6
0
6
2
     
5  
 
Carl-Uwe Steeb
Stefan Edberg
2
6
4
6
       

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 20–24 July

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I final round ties competed in the World Group Qualifying Round for spots in the 1990 World Group.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Great Britain 2–3   Argentina Eastbourne Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club Outdoor Grass
  Peru 2–3   Australia Lima Jockey Club del Perú Outdoor Clay
  Denmark 1–4   Italy Aarhus Aarhus Idrætspark Indoor Carpet
  New Zealand 4–1   Hungary Auckland Chase Stadium Indoor Carpet
  Netherlands 5–0   Indonesia Best Best Leisure Centre Indoor Carpet
  South Korea 1–4   Israel Seoul Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center Outdoor Hard
  Mexico 4–1   Soviet Union Mexico City Club Alemán de México Outdoor Clay
   Switzerland 5–0   Paraguay Langenthal Dreilinden Tenniscenter Outdoor Clay

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  First Round
3–5 February
Second Round
7–9 April
                 
   Brazil  
Lima, Peru (clay)
 bye  
     Brazil 2
Lima, Peru (clay)
     Peru 3
   Ecuador 0
   Peru 5  
Montreal, Canada (indoor carpet)
   Canada 4  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
   Uruguay 1  
     Canada 0
     Argentina 3
 bye
   Argentina  
  •   Peru and   Argentina advance to World Group Qualifying Round.
  Relegation Play-off
7–8 May
       
  Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
     Ecuador 0
     Uruguay 3

Group IIEdit

  First Round
3–5 February
Second Round
7–9 April
Third Round
21–23 July
                           
  Kingston, Jamaica (hard)
     Chile 4  
     Jamaica 1     Havana, Cuba (hard)
       Chile 4  
  Bogotá, Colombia (indoor clay)      Cuba 1  
     Cuba 4
     Colombia 1     Nassau, Bahamas (hard)
       Chile 4
  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (clay)        Bahamas 1
     Dominican Republic 3  
     Bolivia 2     Nassau, Bahamas (hard)
       Dominican Republic 0
  Nassau, Bahamas (hard)      Bahamas 5  
     Bahamas 5
     Venezuela 0  

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Preliminary Round
3–5 February
       
  Manila, Philippines (hard)
     Philippines 5
     Hong Kong 0
  First Round
7–9 April
Second Round
5–7 May
                 
   New Zealand  
Manila, Philippines (indoor clay)
 bye  
     New Zealand 4
Manila, Philippines (hard)
     Philippines 1
   Philippines 4
   China 1  
Hasaki, Japan (hard)
   Japan 2  
Bharuch, India (grass)
   South Korea 3  
     South Korea 4
     India 1
 bye
   India  

Group IIEdit

  First Round
3–5 February
Second Round
7–9 April
Third Round
16–18 June
Fourth Round
21–24 July
                                     
   Thailand  
Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
 bye  
     Thailand 5  
Manama, Bahrain (hard)
     Bahrain 0  
   Bahrain 4
Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
   Syria 1  
     Thailand 5  
     Sri Lanka 0  
   Chinese Taipei  
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
 bye  
     Chinese Taipei 2
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
     Sri Lanka 3  
   Sri Lanka 3
Rawalpindi, Pakistan (clay)
   Malaysia 2  
     Thailand 1
Baghdad, Iraq (hard)
     Pakistan 3
   Iraq 2  
Dhaka, Bangladesh (hard)
   Bangladesh 3  
     Bangladesh 4
     Singapore 1  
 bye
Islamabad, Pakistan (clay)
   Singapore  
     Bangladesh 0
Amman, Jordan (indoor hard)
     Pakistan 5  
   Kuwait 3  
Kuwait City, Kuwait (hard)
   Jordan 2  
     Kuwait 0
     Pakistan 5  
 bye
   Pakistan  

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  First Round
3–5 February
Second Round
5–7 May
                 
    Switzerland  
Liestal, Switzerland (clay)
 bye  
      Switzerland 4
     Romania 1
 bye
   Romania  
Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
   Zimbabwe 1  
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
   Hungary 4  
     Hungary 4
     Nigeria 1
 bye
   Nigeria  
   Great Britain  
Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)
 bye  
     Great Britain 4
Dublin, Ireland (indoor hard)
     Finland 1
   Ireland 0
   Finland 5  
Porto, Portugal (indoor clay)
   Senegal 0  
Best, Netherlands (indoor carpet)
   Portugal 5  
     Portugal 1
     Netherlands 4
 bye
   Netherlands  
  Relegation Play-off
5–7 May
       
  Limerick, Ireland (carpet)
     Ireland 4
     Senegal 1

Group II EuropeEdit

  First Round
7–9 April
Second Round
5–14 May
Third Round
15–18 June
Fourth Round
21–23 July
                                     
   Belgium  
Liège, Belgium (clay)
 bye  
     Belgium 5  
     Turkey 0  
 bye
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (indoor hard)
   Turkey  
     Belgium 5  
     Luxembourg 0  
   Norway  
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (indoor hard)
 bye  
     Norway 2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (indoor hard)
     Luxembourg 3  
   Luxembourg 5
Athens, Greece (clay)
   Malta 0  
     Belgium 5
     Greece 0
   Poland  
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
 bye  
     Poland 2
     Greece 3  
 bye
Athens, Greece (clay)
   Greece  
     Greece 3
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
     Monaco 2  
   Cyprus 0  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
   Monaco 5  
     Monaco 3
     Bulgaria 1  
 bye
   Bulgaria  

Group II AfricaEdit

  First Round
3–5 February
Second Round
4–10 April
Third Round
16–18 June
Fourth Round
21–23 July
                                     
   Egypt  
Accra, Ghana (hard)
 bye  
     Egypt 1  
     Ghana 4  
 bye
Accra, Ghana (hard)
   Ghana  
     Ghana 4  
     Cameroon 1  
   Cameroon  
Tripoli, Libya (hard)
 bye  
     Cameroon 5
     Libya 0  
 bye
Accra, Ghana (hard)
   Libya  
     Ghana 4
Tunis, Tunisia (hard)
     Morocco 1
   Algeria 5  
Algiers, Algeria (clay)
   Tunisia 0  
     Algeria 1
     Morocco 3  
 bye
Nairobi, Kenya (clay)
   Morocco  
     Morocco 5
     Kenya 0  
   Kenya  
Nairobi, Kenya (clay)
 bye  
     Kenya 3
     Ivory Coast 2  
 bye
   Ivory Coast  

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1989". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
Specific
  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b "West Germany v Sweden". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit