1990 Davis Cup

The 1990 Davis Cup (also known as the 1990 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 79th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 85 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 19 in the Americas Zone, 19 in the Asia/Oceania Zone, and 31 in the Europe/Africa Zone. Barbados, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago and Zambia made their first appearances in the tournament.

1990 Davis Cup
Details
Duration2 February – 2 December
Edition79th
Teams84
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1989
1991

The United States defeated Australia in the final, held at the Florida Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, on 30 November–2 December, to win their 29th title overall.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Czechoslovakia
 
France
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Mexico
 
Netherlands
 
New Zealand
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States
 
West Germany
 
Yugoslavia

DrawEdit

  First Round
2–4 February
Quarterfinals
30 March–2 April
Semifinals
21–23 September
Final
30 November–2 December
                                     
Bremen, West Germany (indoor carpet)
   West Germany 3  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
   Netherlands 2  
     West Germany 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
     Argentina 3  
   Argentina 3
Sydney, Australia (grass)
   Israel 0  
     Argentina 0  
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)
     Australia 5  
   Yugoslavia 2  
Brisbane, Australia (grass)
   New Zealand 3  
     New Zealand 2
Perth, Australia (grass)
     Australia 3  
   France 2
St. Petersburg, FL, United States (indoor clay)
   Australia 3  
     Australia 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
     United States 3
    Switzerland 0  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
   Czechoslovakia 5  
     Czechoslovakia 1
Carlsbad, CA, United States (hard)
     United States 4  
   Mexico 0
Vienna, Austria (clay)
   United States 4  
     United States 3
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
     Austria 2  
   Spain 2  
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
   Austria 3  
     Austria 5
Cagliari, Italy (clay)
     Italy 0  
   Italy 3
   Sweden 2  

FinalEdit

United States vs. Australia

 
United States
3
Florida Suncoast Dome, St. Petersburg, FL, United States [2]
30 November–2 December 1990
Clay (indoors)
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Andre Agassi
Richard Fromberg
4
6
6
2
4
6
6
2
6
4
 
2  
 
Michael Chang
Darren Cahill
6
2
77
64
6
0
     
3  
 
Rick Leach / Jim Pugh
Pat Cash / John Fitzgerald
6
4
6
2
3
6
77
62
   
4  
 
Andre Agassi
Darren Cahill
4
6
6
4
      retired
 
5  
 
Michael Chang
Richard Fromberg
5
7
6
2
3
6
     

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 21–23 September

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 1991 World Group.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Belgium 4–1   South Korea Brussels Royal Léopold Club Outdoor Clay
  Israel 5–0   China Ramat HaSharon Canada Stadium Outdoor Hard
  Canada 3–2   Netherlands Toronto National Tennis Centre Outdoor Hard
  Soviet Union 1–4   Spain Moscow Lenin Central Stadium Indoor Carpet
  Sweden 5–0   Finland Västerås Rocklundahallen Indoor Carpet
  Great Britain 0–5   France London Queen's Club Outdoor Grass
  Mexico 5–0   Uruguay Mexico City Club Alemán de México Outdoor Hard
  Yugoslavia 3–2    Switzerland Split Športski centar Gripe Indoor Clay

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  First Round
2–4 February
Second Round
30 March–1 April
                 
   Paraguay  
Asunción, Paraguay (clay)
 bye  
     Paraguay 0
Vancouver, Canada (indoor carpet)
     Canada 5
   Canada 4
   Brazil 1  
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
   Uruguay 3  
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
   Chile 2  
     Uruguay 4
     Peru 1
 bye
   Peru  
  •   Canada and   Uruguay advance to World Group Qualifying Round.
  Relegation Play-off
30 March–1 April
       
  Brasília, Brazil (indoor hard)
     Brazil 4
     Chile 1

Group IIEdit

  First Round
2–4 February
Second Round
30 March–1 April
Third Round
15–17 June
Fourth Round
20–22 July
                                     
   Ecuador  
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (clay)
 bye  
     Ecuador 3  
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (hard)
     Haiti 2  
   Haiti 5
Havana, Cuba (hard)
   Trinidad and Tobago 0  
     Ecuador 1  
     Cuba 4  
   Cuba  
Havana, Cuba (hard)
 bye  
     Cuba 4
Caracas, Venezuela (clay)
     Venezuela 1  
   Jamaica 0
Havana, Cuba (hard)
   Venezuela 5  
     Cuba 3
Cali, Colombia (clay)
     Colombia 2
   Colombia 4  
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (clay)
   Guatemala 1  
     Colombia 4
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (clay)
     Dominican Republic 1  
   Costa Rica 2
Saint Peter, Barbados (hard)
   Dominican Republic 3  
     Colombia 4
Saint Michael, Barbados (clay)
     Barbados 1  
   Barbados 3  
Saint Michael, Barbados (clay)
   Bolivia 2  
     Barbados 4
     Bahamas 1  
 bye
   Bahamas  

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Preliminary Round
2–4 February
       
  Guangzhou, China (indoor hard)
     China 5
     Pakistan 0
  First Round
30 March–1 April
Second Round
4–6 May
                 
   Indonesia  
Beijing, China (hard)
 bye  
     Indonesia 1
Shanghai, China (clay)
     China 4
   China 5
   Philippines 0  
Chandigarh, India (grass)
   Japan 1  
Seoul, South Korea (clay)
   India 4  
     India 0
     South Korea 5
 bye
   South Korea  

Group IIEdit

  First Round
2–4 February
Second Round
30 March–1 April
Third Round
15–17 June
Fourth Round
20–22 July
                                     
   Hong Kong  
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)
 bye  
     Hong Kong 4  
Amman, Jordan (indoor hard)
     Malaysia 1  
   Jordan 0
Kowloon, Hong Kong (hard)
   Malaysia 5  
     Hong Kong 4  
     Chinese Taipei 1  
   Bangladesh  
Dhaka, Bangladesh (hard)
 bye  
     Bangladesh 0
Singapore (grass)
     Chinese Taipei 5  
   Singapore 0
Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
   Chinese Taipei 5  
     Hong Kong 2
Manama, Bahrain (hard)
     Thailand 3
   Iraq 2  
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
   Bahrain 3  
     Bahrain 1
     Sri Lanka 4  
 bye
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
   Sri Lanka  
     Sri Lanka 1
Kuwait City, Kuwait (hard)
     Thailand 4  
   Kuwait 4  
Kuwait City, Kuwait (hard)
   Syria 1  
     Kuwait 0
     Thailand 5  
 bye
   Thailand  

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  First Round
2–4 February
Second Round
4–6 May
                 
   Soviet Union  
Kiev, Soviet Union (indoor clay)
 bye  
     Soviet Union 4
Accra, Ghana (hard)
     Portugal 1
   Portugal 5
   Ghana 0  
Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)
   Ireland 2  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Romania 3  
     Romania 2
     Great Britain 3
 bye
   Great Britain  
   Hungary  
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
 bye  
     Hungary 1
     Belgium 4
 bye
   Belgium  
Lagos, Nigeria (hard)
   Finland 4  
Aarhus, Denmark (indoor carpet)
   Nigeria 1  
     Finland 3
     Denmark 2
 bye
   Denmark  
  Relegation Play-off
5–7 May
       
  Accra, Ghana (hard)
     Ghana 2
     Ireland 3

Group II EuropeEdit

  First Round
30 March–1 April
Second Round
4–6 May
Third Round
15–17 June
Fourth Round
20–22 July
                                     
   Greece  
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
 bye  
     Greece 0  
Nicosia, Cyprus (clay)
     Bulgaria 5  
   Bulgaria 5
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
   Cyprus 0  
     Bulgaria 1  
     Poland 4  
   Luxembourg  
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (indoor hard)
 bye  
     Luxembourg 1
     Poland 4  
 bye
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
   Poland  
     Poland 4
     Norway 1
   Malta  
İzmir, Turkey (clay)
 bye  
     Malta 2
     Turkey 3  
 bye
İzmir, Turkey (clay)
   Turkey  
     Turkey 2
     Norway 3  
   Norway  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
 bye  
     Norway 4
     Monaco 1  
 bye
   Monaco  

Group II AfricaEdit

  First Round
1–4 February
Second Round
23 March–1 April
Third Round
15–17 June
Fourth Round
20–22 July
                                     
   Senegal  
Lomé, Togo (hard)
 bye  
     Senegal 0  
     Togo 5  
   Togo w/o
Casablanca, Morocco (clay)
   Libya  
     Togo 0  
     Morocco 5  
   Morocco  
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
 bye  
     Morocco 5
Algiers, Algeria (clay)
     Egypt 0  
   Algeria 1
Casablanca, Morocco (clay)
   Egypt 4  
     Morocco 4
Abidjan, Ivory Coast (hard)
     Zimbabwe 1
   Kenya 1  
Abidjan, Ivory Coast (hard)
   Ivory Coast 4  
     Ivory Coast 5
     Cameroon 0  
 bye
Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
   Cameroon  
     Ivory Coast 0
     Zimbabwe 5  
   Zambia  
Lusaka, Zambia (hard)
 bye  
     Zambia 1
     Zimbabwe 4  
 bye
   Zimbabwe  

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1990". 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 "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit