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The 1989 Davis Cup was the 78th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. Beginning with this year, teams advanced from Group I to the World Group Qualifying Round, where they played alongside first round losing teams from the World Group, rather than receive direct promotion. The tiebreak was also introduced into Davis Cup competition. A total of 79 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, West Germany defeated Sweden at the Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, West Germany, on 15-17 December.

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

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)[1]
   Sweden 4  
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)[2]
   Italy 1  
     Sweden 3  
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)[3]
     Austria 2  
   Australia 0
Båstad, Sweden (clay)[4]
   Austria 5  
     Sweden 4  
Belgrade, Yugoslavia (indoor clay)[5]
     Yugoslavia 1  
   Yugoslavia 4  
Split, Yugoslavia (indoor carpet)[6]
   Denmark 1  
     Yugoslavia 4
Marbella, Spain (clay)[7]
     Spain 1  
   Spain 3
Stuttgart, West Germany (indoor carpet)[8]
   Mexico 2  
     Sweden 2
Fort Myers, United States (hard)[9]
     West Germany 3
   Paraguay 0  
San Diego, United States (indoor carpet)[10]
   United States 5  
     United States 5
Tel Aviv, Israel (indoor carpet)[11]
     France 0  
   Israel 1
Munich, West Germany (indoor carpet)[12]
   France 4  
     United States 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)[13]
     West Germany 3  
   Soviet Union 1  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)[14]
   Czechoslovakia 4  
     Czechoslovakia 2
Karlsruhe, West Germany (indoor carpet)[15]
     West Germany 3  
   Indonesia 0
   West Germany 5  

First round losers play along with Zonal Group I qualifiers in World Group Qualifying Round.

FinalEdit

 
West Germany
3
Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, West Germany[16]
15–17 December 1989
Carpet (i)
 
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: July 20-23

Venue Home Tam Score Away Team
Eastbourne, England (grass)   Great Britain 2-3   Argentina
Lima, Peru (clay)   Peru 2-3   Australia
Aarhus, Denmark (indoor carpet)   Denmark 1-4   Italy
Auckland, New Zealand (indoor carpet)   New Zealand 4-1   Hungary
Best, Netherlands (indoor carpet)   Netherlands 5-0   Indonesia
Seoul, South Korea (hard)   South Korea 1-4   Israel
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)   Mexico 4-1   Soviet Union
Langenthal, Switzerland (clay)    Switzerland 5-0   Paraguay
  • Argentina, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland promoted to World Group in 1990.
  • Australia, Israel, Italy, and Mexico remain in World Group in 1990.
  • Great Britain (EA), Hungary (EA), Peru (AMN), and South Korea (AO) remain in Group I in 1990.
  • Denmark (EA), Indonesia (AO), Paraguay (AMN), and Soviet Union (EA) relegated to Group I in 1990.

Americas ZoneEdit

The semifinals winners of the Group I bracket competed in the 1989 World Group Play-offs for a chance to play in the World Group the following year. Quarterfinals losers from Group I competed in an extra tie where the loser would be relegated to Group II. The winning team of the Group II bracket was promoted to Group I.

Group IEdit

No final round was held, since both semifinals winners advanced to the next stage.

Quarterfinals

February 3-5
Lima (clay), Montreal (carpet)

Semifinals

April 7-9
Lima (clay), Buenos Aires (clay)

Final
  Peru 5  
  Ecuador 0       Peru 3  
          Brazil 2  
         
         
          Argentina 3
  Canada 4       Canada 0    
  Uruguay 1  

Group IIEdit

Quarterfinals

February 3-5
Nassau (hard), Santo Domingo (clay), Bogotá (indoor clay), Kingston (hard)

Semifinals

April 7-9
Nassau (hard), Havana (hard)

Final

July 21-23
Nassau (hard)

  Bahamas 5  
  Venezuela 0       Bahamas 5  
  Dominican Republic 3       Dominican Republic 0  
  Bolivia 2         Bahamas 1
  Colombia 1         Chile 4
  Cuba 4       Cuba 1
  Jamaica 1       Chile 4    
  Chile 4  

Relegation play-offEdit

 
Uruguay
3
Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club, Montevideo, Uruguay[17]
7-8 May 1989
clay (outdoors)
 
Ecuador
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Marcelo Filippini
Ernesto Lingen
6
3
6
3
6
1
     
2  
 
Diego Pérez
Giorgio Carneade
6
2
1
2
       
retired
3  
 
Victor Caldarelli / Diego Pérez
Andrés Alarcón / Ernesto Lingen
6
4
6
0
6
2
     
4  
 
Marcelo Filippini
Giorgio Carneade
          not
played
5  
 
Diego Pérez
Ernesto Lingen
          not
played

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

The semifinals winners of the Group I bracket competed in the 1989 World Group Play-offs for a chance to compete in the World Group the following year. Two teams from Group I competed in a preliminary round where the loser would be automatically relegated to Group II. The winner of the Group II bracket was promoted to Group I the following year.

Group IEdit

No final round was held, since both semifinals winners advanced to the next stage.

Preliminary round

February 3-5
Manila (hard)

Quarterfinals

April 7-9
Manila (hard), Hasaki (hard)

Semifinals

May 5-7
Manila (indoor clay), Bharuch (grass)

Final
  Philippines 5  
  Hong Kong 0       Philippines 4  
          China 1  
            Philippines 1  
            New Zealand 4  
             
             
             
             
             
             
            India 1  
            South Korea 4  
          Japan 2      
          South Korea 3      
     

Group IIEdit

Preliminary round

February 3-5
Amman (indoor hard), Baghdad (outdoor carpet), Manama (hard), Colombo (clay)

Quarterfinals

April 7-9
Kuwait City (hard), Dhaka (hard), Bangkok (hard), Colombo (clay)

Semifinals

June 16-18
Islamabad (clay), Bangkok (hard)

Final

July 21-24
Rawalpindi (clay)

  Jordan 2  
  Kuwait 3       Kuwait 0  
          Pakistan 5  
            Pakistan 5  
  Iraq 2         Bangladesh 0  
  Bangladesh 3       Bangladesh 4  
          Singapore 1  
            Pakistan 3
            Thailand 1
          Thailand 5  
  Bahrain 4       Bahrain 0  
  Syria 1         Thailand 5  
  Sri Lanka 3         Sri Lanka 0  
  Malaysia 2       Sri Lanka 3      
          Chinese Taipei 2      
     

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Four teams from the Group I brackets advanced to the World Group Play-offs for a chance to compete in the World Group the following year. First round losers competed for relegation to Group II. The two winning teams of the Group II sub-zones were promoted to Group I play in 1990.

Group IEdit

  2nd round play-offs
May 5-7
1st round play-offs
-
1st round
February 3-5
2nd round
May 5-7
                                     
  Dublin, Ireland (indoor hard)
       Ireland 0  
       Finland 5     Helsinki, Finland (carpet)
     Ireland          Finland 1
   bye        Great Britain 4
     Great Britain
  Limerick, Ireland (artificial grass)      bye  
     Ireland 4  
     Senegal 1    
       Netherlands  
     bye     Best, Netherlands (carpet)
 bye          Netherlands 4
     Senegal   Oporto (indoor clay)      Portugal 1
     Portugal 5
       Senegal 0  
 
        Switzerland  
     bye     Liestal, Switzerland (clay)
              Switzerland 4
           Romania 1
     Romania
       bye  
     
     Zimbabwe     Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
       Zimbabwe 1  
       Hungary 4     Budapest, Hungary (clay)
   Zimbabwe          Hungary 4
   bye        Nigeria 1
     Nigeria
     bye  
  Senegal and   Zimbabwe
relegated to Group II in 1990.
  Great Britain,   Netherlands,
   Switzerland, and   Hungary
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

Africa ZoneEdit

First round

February 3-5
Tunis (hard)

Quarterfinals

April 4-6
Accra (outdoor carpet), Tripoli (hard), Nairobi (clay), Algiers (clay)

Semifinals

June 16-18
Accra (outdoor carpet), Nairobi (clay)

Final

July 21-23
Accra (outdoor carpet)

     
          Ghana 4  
          Egypt 1  
            Ghana 4  
            Cameroon 1  
          Libya 0  
          Cameroon 5  
            Ghana 4
            Morocco 1
          Kenya 3  
          Ivory Coast 2  
            Kenya 0  
  Tunisia 0         Morocco 5  
  Algeria 5       Algeria 1      
          Morocco 3      
     

Europe ZoneEdit

First round

April 7-9
Monte Carlo (clay), Luxembourg (indoor hard)

Quarterfinals

May 12-14
Warsaw (clay), Monte Carlo (clay), Luxembourg (indoor hard), Liege (clay)

Semifinals

June 15-17
Athens (clay), Luxembourg (indoor hard)

Final

July 21-23
Athens (clay)

     
          Poland 2  
          Greece 3  
            Greece 3  
  Monaco 5         Monaco 2  
  Cyprus 0       Monaco 3  
          Bulgaria 1  
            Greece 0
  Luxembourg 5         Belgium 5
  Malta 0       Luxembourg 3  
          Norway 2  
            Luxembourg 0  
            Belgium 5  
          Turkey 0      
          Belgium 5      
     

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Sweden vs. Austria". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
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  14. ^ "Czechoslovakia vs. Germany F.R." DavisCup.com. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
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  17. ^ Uruguay vs. Ecuador, DavisCup.com. Retrieved September 20, 2012.