1993 Davis Cup

The 1993 Davis Cup (also known as the 1993 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 82nd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 100 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 22 in the Americas Zone, 23 in the Asia/Oceania Zone, and 39 in the Europe/Africa Zone. Benin, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Latvia, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates made their first appearances in the tournament.

1993 Davis Cup
Details
Duration26 March – 5 December 1993
Edition82nd
Teams100
Champion
Winning Nation Germany
1992
1994

Germany defeated Australia in the final, held at the Messe Düsseldorf Exhibition Hall in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 3–5 December, to win their 3rd title overall.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Brazil
 
Cuba
 
Czech Republic[a]
 
Denmark
 
France
 
Germany
 
India
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Russia[b]
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

First round
26–28 March
Quarterfinals
16–18 July
Semifinals
24–26 September
Final
3–5 December
Melbourne, Australia (grass)
  United States1
Florence, Italy (clay)
  Australia4
  Australia3
Modena, Italy (indoor carpet)
  Italy2
  Italy4
Chandigarh, India (grass)
  Brazil1
  Australia5
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
  India0
  France4
Fréjus, France (clay)
  Austria1
  France2
Calcutta, India (grass)
  India3
  Switzerland2
Düsseldorf, Germany (indoor clay)
  India3
  Australia1
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Germany4
  Netherlands3
The Hague, Netherlands (clay)
  Spain2
  Netherlands1
Kalmar, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  Sweden4
  Cuba0
Borlänge, Sweden (indoor clay)
  Sweden5
  Sweden0
Aarhus, Denmark (indoor carpet)
  Germany5
  Denmark1
Halle, Germany (grass)
  Czech Republic4
  Czech Republic1
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
  Germany4
  Russia1
  Germany4

FinalEdit

Germany vs. Australia

 
Germany
4
Messe Düsseldorf Exhibition Hall, Düsseldorf, Germany[2]
3–5 December 1993
Clay (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Michael Stich
Jason Stoltenberg
62
77
6
3
6
1
4
6
6
3
 
2  
 
Marc-Kevin Goellner
Richard Fromberg
6
3
7
5
68
710
2
6
7
9
 
3  
 
Patrik Kühnen / Michael Stich
Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde
77
64
4
6
6
3
77
64
   
4  
 
Michael Stich
Richard Fromberg
6
4
6
2
6
2
     
5  
 
Marc-Kevin Goellner
Jason Stoltenberg
6
1
62
77
77
63
     

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 22–27 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 1994 World Group.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Israel 3-2   Switzerland Ramat HaSharon Canada Stadium Outdoor Hard
  Hungary 4-1   Argentina Budapest Újpesti Torna Egylet Outdoor Clay
  New Zealand 2-3   Austria Christchurch Pioneer Stadium Indoor Carpet
  United States 5-0   Bahamas Charlotte, NC Olde Province Racquet Club Outdoor Hard
  Belgium 3-1   Brazil Brussels Royal Primerose Tennis Club Outdoor Clay
  Denmark 3-2   Croatia Copenhagen K.B. Hallen Indoor Carpet
  Russia 5-0   Cuba Saint Petersburg Sports Forum Indoor Carpet
  South Korea 0-5   Spain Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center Outdoor Hard

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

First Round
5–7 February
Second Round
26–28 March
  Uruguay
Nassau, Bahamas (hard)
bye
  Uruguay1
Santiago, Chile (clay)
  Bahamas4
  Bahamas3
  Chile2
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
  Mexico4
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Canada1
  Mexico1
  Argentina4
bye
  Argentina
Relegation Play-off
26–28 March
Santiago, Chile (clay)
  Chile3
  Canada1


Group IIEdit

Relegation Play-offsFirst RoundSecond RoundThird Round
Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep. (clay)
  Paraguay3
Bogotá, Colombia (clay)  Dominican Republic2Lima, Peru (clay)
  Dominican Republic1  Paraguay0
  Colombia4Lima, Peru (clay)  Peru5
  Colombia2
  Peru3Lima, Peru (clay)
  Peru5
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (clay)  Puerto Rico0
  Puerto Rico5
Caracas, Venezuela (clay)  Haiti0Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
  Haiti2  Puerto Rico3
  Venezuela3Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)  Ecuador2
  Ecuador4
  Venezuela1
  •   Colombia and   Haiti relegated to Group III in 1994.
  •   Peru promoted to Group I in 1994.


Group IIIEdit

  GUA   JAM   ESA   ECA   CRC   BOL   TRI   BAR
1   Guatemala (6–1) 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0
2   Jamaica (6–1) 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–1
3   El Salvador (5–2) 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1
4   Eastern Caribbean (4–3) 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–0
5   Costa Rica (3–4) 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–1 3–0 2–1
6   Bolivia (2–5) 0–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–0
7   Trinidad and Tobago (1–6) 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–2
8   Barbados (1–6) 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–1

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Preliminary Round
5–7 February
Manila, Philippines (indoor clay)
  Philippines4
  Chinese Taipei1
First Round
26–29 March
Second Round
30 April–2 May
  South Korea
Seoul, South Korea (clay)
bye
  South Korea5
Jakarta, Indonesia (clay)
  Indonesia0
  Philippines2
  Indonesia3
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)
  Japan5
Saga, Japan (indoor carpet)
  Hong Kong0
  Japan2
  New Zealand3
bye
  New Zealand


Group IIEdit

Relegation Play-offsFirst RoundSecond RoundThird Round
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)
  China4
Amman, Jordan (hard)  Malaysia1Tehran, Iran (clay)
  Malaysia4  China3
  Jordan1Amman, Jordan (indoor hard)  Iran2
  Jordan0
  Iran5Tianjin, China (indoor hard)
  China4
Lahore, Pakistan (grass)  Thailand1
  Sri Lanka1
Mishref, Kuwait (hard)  Pakistan4Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
  Sri Lanka5  Pakistan0
  Kuwait0Bangkok, Thailand (hard)  Thailand5
  Kuwait0
  Thailand5


Group IIIEdit

  SIN   KSA   LIB   UAE   BHR   BAN   SYR   QAT
1   Singapore (6–1) 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–0
2   Saudi Arabia (6–1) 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0
3   Lebanon (4–3) 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–0
4   United Arab Emirates (4–3) 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–0
5   Bahrain (4–3) 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–0
6   Bangladesh (3–4) 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–0 3–0
7   Syria (1–6) 1–2 0–3 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–1
8   Qatar (0–7) 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 1–2

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

First RoundSecond Round
  Israel
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
bye
  Israel3
  Portugal2
bye
  Portugal
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (indoor carpet)
  Kenya1
Waregem, Belgium (clay)
  Luxembourg4
  Luxembourg0
  Belgium5
bye
  Belgium
  Great Britain
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
bye
  Great Britain2
Budapest, Hungary (indoor carpet)
  Hungary3
  Finland1
  Hungary4
Oslo, Norway (indoor carpet)
  Norway1
Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
  Zimbabwe4
  Zimbabwe2
  Croatia3
bye
  Croatia
Relegation Play-off
Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)
  Finland2
  Norway3


Group IIEdit

Relegation Play-offsFirst RoundSecond RoundThird Round
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
  Poland2
Abidjan, Ivory Coast (hard)Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
  Bulgaria3
  Poland3  Bulgaria1
Johannesburg, South Africa (hard)
  Ivory Coast1  South Africa4
  Ivory Coast0
Dakar, Senegal (hard)
  South Africa5
  South Africa5
Athens, Greece (clay)
  Senegal0
  Greece5
Carthage, Tunisia (clay)Dakar, Senegal (hard)
  Tunisia0
  Tunisia0  Greece2
Dakar, Senegal (hard)
  Egypt5  Senegal3
  Senegal4
  Egypt1
Dublin, Ireland (carpet)
  Ghana0
Accra, Ghana (hard)Casablanca, Morocco (clay)
  Ireland5
  Ghana5  Ireland2
Casablanca, Morocco (clay)
  Cyprus0  Morocco3
  Cyprus0
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Morocco5
  Morocco1
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
  Romania4
  Algeria1
Lagos, Nigeria (hard)Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
  Monaco4
  Algeria0  Monaco0
Lagos, Nigeria (hard)
  Nigeria5  Romania5
  Nigeria1
  Romania4


Group IIIEdit

Group A

  • Venue: Lusaka Tennis Club, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date: 28 April–2 March
  LAT   SLO   ZAM   TUR   SMR   CGO
1   Latvia[b] (5–0) 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0
2   Slovenia[c] (4–1) 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–0
3   Zambia (3–2) 0–3 0–3 2–1 3–0 3–0
4   Turkey (2–3) 0–3 0–3 1–2 3–0 3–0
5   San Marino (1–4) 0–3 1–2 0–3 0–3 3–0
6   Congo (0–5) 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3

Group B

  UKR   EST   MLT   TGO   BEN   DJI
1   Ukraine[b] (5–0) 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0
2   Estonia[b] (4–1) 0–3 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0
3   Malta (3–2) 0–3 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–0
4   Togo (2–3) 0–3 0–3 1–2 3–0 3–0
5   Benin (1–4) 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 3–0
6   Djibouti (0–5) 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Czech Republic replaced Czechoslovakia in the World Group and assumed all historical records for the former country.[3]
  2. ^ a b c d Russia took over the place in the World Group gained by the CIS in the 1992 Davis Cup, and assumed all historical records held by the Soviet Union.[4] Former Soviet states and newly independent countries Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine would all begin as new nations in Group III.
  3. ^ As the stronger tennis nation that began Davis Cup play immediately after the breakup of Yugoslavia, and due to the ongoing sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia took Yugoslavia's spot in Group I and Slovenia began as a new nation in Group III. Yugoslavia continued to hold their historical records when they resumed play in 1995, which were subsequently passed onto Serbia.[5]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1993". 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 "Germany v Australia". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ "Czech Republic Davis Cup profile". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Russia Davis Cup profile". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Serbia Davis Cup profile". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit