1994 Davis Cup

The 1994 Davis Cup (also known as the 1994 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 83rd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 109 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. Belarus, Brunei, Georgia, Lithuania, Oman, Slovakia, Sudan and Uzbekistan made their first appearances in the tournament.

1994 Davis Cup
Details
Duration25 March – 4 December
Edition83rd
Teams109
Champion
Winning Nation Sweden
1993
1995

Sweden defeated Russia in the final, held at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on 2–4 December, to win their 5th title overall.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Czech Republic
 
Denmark
 
France
 
Germany
 
Hungary
 
India
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First Round
25–27 March
Quarterfinals
15–17 July
Semifinals
23–25 September
Final
2–4 December
                                     
New Delhi, India (grass)
   United States 5  
Rotterdam, Netherlands (hard)
   India 0  
     United States 3  
Eindhoven, Netherlands (indoor carpet)
     Netherlands 2  
   Netherlands 5
Gothenburg, Sweden (indoor carpet)
   Belgium 0  
     United States 2  
Lund, Sweden (indoor carpet)
     Sweden 3  
   Sweden 5  
Cannes, France (hard)
   Denmark 0  
     Sweden 3
Besançon, France (indoor hard)
     France 2  
   France 4
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
   Hungary 1  
     Sweden 4
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
     Russia 1
   Israel 1  
Saint Petersburg, Russia (indoor carpet)
   Czech Republic 4  
     Czech Republic 2
Saint Petersburg, Russia (indoor carpet)
     Russia 3  
   Russia 4
Hamburg, Germany (hard)
   Australia 1  
     Russia 4
Madrid, Spain (clay)
     Germany 1  
   Italy 1  
Halle, Germany (grass)
   Spain 4  
     Spain 2
Graz, Austria (indoor clay)
     Germany 3  
   Austria 2
   Germany 3  

FinalEdit

Russia vs. Sweden

 
Russia
1
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[2]
2–4 December 1994
Carpet (indoors)
 
Sweden
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Alexander Volkov
Stefan Edberg
4
6
2
6
77
62
6
0
6
8
 
2  
 
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Magnus Larsson
0
6
2
6
6
3
6
2
3
6
 
3  
 
Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Andrei Olhovskiy
Jan Apell / Jonas Björkman
77
64
2
6
3
6
6
1
6
8
 
4  
 
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Stefan Edberg
4
6
6
4
6
0
     
5  
 
Alexander Volkov
Magnus Larsson
64
77
4
6
       

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 23–25 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 1995 World Group.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  New Zealand 1-4   Australia Christchurch King Edward Barracks Indoor Carpet
  Uruguay 2-3   Austria Montevideo Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club Outdoor Clay
  Israel 2-3   Belgium Ramat HaSharon Canada Stadium Outdoor Hard
  Portugal 0-4   Croatia Porto Lawn Tennis Club da Foz Outdoor Clay
  Denmark 4-1   Peru Copenhagen Valby-Hallen Indoor Carpet
  Hungary 1-4   Italy Budapest Romai Tennis Academy Outdoor Clay
  Indonesia 1-4    Switzerland Jakarta Gelora Senayan Sports Complex Outdoor Hard
  India 2-3   South Africa Jaipur Jai Club Tennis Complex Outdoor Grass

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Relegation Play-off
25–27 March
Preliminary Round
4–6 February
                 
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
     Uruguay 5
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
     Cuba 0
   Cuba 0  
Lima, Peru (clay)
   Mexico 5  
   Mexico 2
     Peru 3
  •   Cuba relegated to Group II in 1995.
  First Round
25–27 March
Second Round
8–17 July
                 
   Argentina  
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
 bye  
     Argentina 2
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
     Uruguay 3
   Bahamas 2
   Uruguay 3  
Lima, Peru (hard)
   Peru 3  
Lima, Peru (clay)
   Chile 2  
     Peru 3
     Brazil 2
 bye
   Brazil  
  •   Uruguay and   Peru advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
25–27 March
First Round
4–6 February
Second Round
25–27 March
Third Round
15–17 July
                                     
  Ottawa, Canada (indoor hard)
       Canada 5  
  Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)      Jamaica 0     Bogotá, Colombia (clay)
   Jamaica 1          Canada 3  
   Guatemala 4   Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)      Colombia 2  
     Guatemala 0
       Colombia 5     Montreal, Canada (hard)
       Canada 2
  Asunción, Paraguay (clay)        Venezuela 3
       Venezuela 4  
  Asunción, Paraguay (clay)      Paraguay 1     Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
   Paraguay 4          Venezuela 4
   Puerto Rico 1   San Juan, Puerto Rico (hard)      Ecuador 1  
     Ecuador 4
       Puerto Rico 1  
  Jamaica and   Puerto Rico
relegated to Group III in 1995.
    Venezuela promoted
to Group I in 1995.

Group IIIEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Haiti
2   Bolivia
3   El Salvador
4   Dominican Republic
5   Costa Rica
6   Trinidad and Tobago
7   Eastern Caribbean
8   Barbados

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Preliminary Round
4–6 February
       
  Beijing, China (indoor carpet)
     China 0
     Japan 5
  •   China relegated to Group II in 1995.
  First Round
25–27 March
Second Round
29 April–8 May
                 
   New Zealand  
Christchurch, New Zealand (indoor carpet)
 bye  
     New Zealand 3
Kyoto, Japan (indoor carpet)
     Japan 2
   Japan 5
   Philippines 0  
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)
   Indonesia 3  
Jakarta, Indonesia (clay)
   Hong Kong 2  
     Indonesia 3
     South Korea 2
 bye
   South Korea  

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
25–27 March
First Round
4–6 February
Second Round
25–27 March
Third Round
29 April–1 May
                                     
  Taichung, Taiwan (clay)
       Chinese Taipei 3  
  Singapore (hard)      Malaysia 2     Taichung, Taiwan (clay)
   Malaysia 4          Chinese Taipei 3  
   Singapore 1   Singapore (hard)      Pakistan 2  
     Singapore 0
       Pakistan 4     Taoyuan, Taiwan (indoor hard)
       Chinese Taipei 4
  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (hard)        Iran 1
       Iran 3  
  Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)      Saudi Arabia 2     Tehran, Iran (clay)
   Saudi Arabia 0          Iran 4
   Sri Lanka 5   Bangkok, Thailand (hard)      Thailand 1  
     Sri Lanka 0
       Thailand 5  
  Singapore and   Saudi Arabia
relegated to Group III in 1995.
    Chinese Taipei promoted
to Group I in 1995.

Group IIIEdit

Group A

  UZB   LIB   BHR   JOR   BRU
1   Uzbekistan (4–0) 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0
2   Lebanon (3–1) 0–3 2–1 3–0 2–1
3   Bahrain (2–2) 0–3 1–2 2–1 3–0
4   Jordan (1–3) 0–3 0–3 1–2 3–0
5   Brunei (0–4) 0–3 1–2 0–3 0–3

Group B

  QAT   KUW   BAN   SYR   UAE   OMA
1   Qatar (5–0) 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
2   Kuwait (4–1) 1–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0
3   Bangladesh (3–2) 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0
4   Syria (2–3) 1–2 0–3 1–2 3–0 2–1
5   United Arab Emirates (1–4) 0–3 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–1
6   Oman (0–5) 0–3 0–3 0–3 1–2 1–2

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Preliminary Round
4–6 February
       
  Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
     Zimbabwe 4
     Luxembourg 1
  First Round
25–27 March
       
  Johannesburg, South Africa (indoor hard)
     South Africa 5
     Romania 0
  Porto, Portugal (clay)
     Portugal 4
     Great Britain 1
  Zagreb, Croatia (indoor clay)
     Croatia 3
     Norway 2
  Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
     Zimbabwe 2
      Switzerland 3
  Relegation Play-off
15–17 July
       
  Manchester, United Kingdom (grass)
     Romania 3
     Great Britain 2

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
15–18 July
First Round
29 April–1 May
Second Round
15–17 July
Third Round
23–26 September
                                     
  Nairobi, Kenya (clay)
       Kenya 1  
  Dublin, Ireland (carpet)      Latvia 3     Jūrmala, Latvia (clay)
   Kenya 1          Latvia 3  
   Ireland 4   Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)      Ukraine 2  
     Ukraine 5
       Ireland 0     Jūrmala, Latvia (hard)
       Latvia 1
  Casablanca, Morocco (clay)        Morocco 4
       Morocco 5  
  Cairo, Egypt (clay)      Egypt 0     Warsaw, Poland (clay)
   Egypt 3          Morocco 5
   Bulgaria 2   Sopot, Poland (indoor carpet)      Poland 0  
     Poland 4
       Bulgaria 1  
  Accra, Ghana (hard)
       Ghana 3  
  Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)      Monaco 2     Accra, Ghana (hard)
   Monaco 4          Ghana 3  
   Senegal 1   Lagos, Nigeria (hard)      Nigeria 2  
     Nigeria 5
       Senegal 0     Accra, Ghana (hard)
       Ghana 2
  Maribor, Slovenia (clay)        Slovenia 3
       Slovenia 3  
  Athens, Greece (clay)      Greece 2     Ljubljana, Slovenia (clay)
   Greece 1          Slovenia 3
   Estonia 4   Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)      Finland 2  
     Estonia 1
       Finland 4  
  Kenya,   Bulgaria,   Senegal, and   Greece
relegated to Group III in 1995.
  Morocco and   Slovenia
promoted to Group I in 1995.

Group IIIEdit

Zone AEdit

Group A

Rank Team
1   Ivory Coast
2   Georgia
3   San Marino
4   Zambia
5   Djibouti

Group B

Rank Team
1   Belarus
2   Cameroon
3   Algeria
4   Benin
5   Togo

Zone BEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Slovakia
2   Lithuania
3   Tunisia
4   Malta
5   Turkey
6   Cyprus
7   Sudan
8   Congo

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1994". 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 "Russia v Sweden". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit