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The 1996 Davis Cup was the 85th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 124 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, France defeated Sweden at Malmö Isstadion in Malmö, Sweden, on 29 November - 1 December, giving France their 8th title.[1][2][3]

1996 Davis Cup
Details
Duration9 February – 1 December
Edition85th
Champion
Winning Nation France
1995
1997

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Czech Republic
 
Denmark
 
France
 
Germany
 
Hungary
 
India
 
Italy
 
Mexico
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
South Africa
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First round
9–11 February
Quarterfinals
5–7 April
Semifinals
20–22 September
Final
29 November - 1 December
                                     
Rome, Italy (clay)
   Russia 2  
Rome, Italy (clay)
   Italy 3  
     Italy 4  
Johannesburg, South Africa (indoor hard)
     South Africa 1  
   Austria 2
Nantes, France (indoor carpet)
   South Africa 3  
     Italy 2  
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor clay)
     France 3  
   Germany 5  
Limoges, France (indoor clay)
    Switzerland 0  
     Germany 0
Besançon, France (indoor hard)
     France 5  
   France 5
Malmö, Sweden (indoor hard)
   Denmark 0  
     France 3
Jaipur, India (grass)
     Sweden 2
   India 3  
Calcutta, India (grass)
   Netherlands 2  
     India 0
Katrineholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
     Sweden 5  
   Belgium 1
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
   Sweden 4  
     Sweden 4
Plzeň, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
     Czech Republic 1  
   Hungary 0  
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
   Czech Republic 5  
     Czech Republic 3
Carlsbad, United States (hard)
     United States 2  
   Mexico 0
   United States 5  

FinalEdit

 
Sweden
2
Malmö Isstadion, Malmö, Sweden[4]
29 November - 1 December 1996
Hard (i)
 
France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Stefan Edberg
Cédric Pioline
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2  
 
Thomas Enqvist
Arnaud Boetsch
6
4
6
3
77
62
     
3  
 
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
Guy Forget / Guillaume Raoux
3
6
6
1
3
6
3
6
   
4  
 
Thomas Enqvist
Cédric Pioline
3
6
68
710
6
4
6
4
9
7
 
5  
 
Nicklas Kulti
Arnaud Boetsch
62
77
6
2
6
4
65
77
8
10
 

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 20–22 September

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Mexico City, Mexico (hard)   Mexico 3-2   Argentina
Split, Croatia (clay)   Croatia 1-4   Australia
São Paulo, Brazil (indoor carpet)   Brazil 4-1   Austria
Bucharest, Romania (clay)   Romania 3-2   Belgium
Tarragona, Spain (clay)   Spain 4-1   Denmark
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)   Russia 4-1   Hungary
Olten, Switzerland (indoor carpet)    Switzerland 5-0   Morocco
Haarlem, Netherlands (hard)   Netherlands 4-1   New Zealand
  • Australia, Brazil, Romania, Spain promoted to World Group in 1997.
  • Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland remain in World Group in 1997.
  • Argentina (AMN), Croatia (EA), Morocco (EA), and New Zealand (AO) remain in Group I in 1997.
  • Austria (EA), Belgium (EA), Denmark (EA), Hungary (EA) relegated to Group I in 1997.

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Participating Teams
  •   Croatia — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •   Morocco — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •   Romania — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •   Spain — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •   Israel
  •   Ukraine
  •   Zimbabwe
  •   Finland — relegated to Group II for 1997
  •   Norway — relegated to Group II for 1997

Group IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Venue AEdit

Participating Teams

Venue BEdit

Participating Teams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1996 Results". ITF.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 505. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1996). World of Tennis 1996. London: Harper Collins. pp. 29–41. ISBN 9780002187145.
  4. ^ "Sweden v France". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit