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The 1998 Davis Cup was the 87th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 131 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, Sweden defeated Italy at the Forum in Milan, Italy, on 4–6 December, giving Sweden their 7th title.[1]

1998 Davis Cup
Details
Duration3 April – 6 December
Edition87th
Champion
Winning Nation Sweden
1997
1999

Contents

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Brazil
 
Czech Republic
 
Germany
 
India
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
South Africa
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States
 
Zimbabwe

DrawEdit

  First round
3–5 April
Quarterfinals
17–19 July
Semifinals
25–27 September
Final
4–6 December
                                     
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor clay)
   Sweden 3  
Hamburg, Germany (hard)
   Slovakia 2  
     Sweden 3  
Bremen, Germany (indoor carpet)
     Germany 2  
   Germany 5
Stockholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
   South Africa 0  
     Sweden 4  
Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)
     Spain 1  
   Spain 3  
La Coruña, Spain (clay)
   Brazil 2  
     Spain 4
Zürich, Switzerland (indoor carpet)
      Switzerland 1  
   Czech Republic 2
Milan, Italy (indoor clay)
    Switzerland 3  
     Sweden 4
Genoa, Italy (clay)
     Italy 1
   India 1  
Prato, Italy (clay)
   Italy 4  
     Italy 5
Mildura, Australia (grass)
     Zimbabwe 0  
   Zimbabwe 3
Milwaukee, United States (indoor hard)
   Australia 2  
     Italy 4
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
     United States 1  
   Belgium 3  
Indianapolis, United States (hard)
   Netherlands 1  
     Belgium 1
Atlanta, United States (hard)
     United States 4  
   Russia 2
   United States 3  

FinalEdit

 
Italy
1
Forum, Milan, Italy[2]
4–6 December 1998
Clay (i)
 
Sweden
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Andrea Gaudenzi
Magnus Norman
711
69
60
77
6
4
3
6
6
6
retired
 
2  
 
Davide Sanguinetti
Magnus Gustafsson
1
6
4
6
0
6
     
3  
 
Diego Nargiso / Davide Sanguinetti
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
61
77
1
6
3
6
     
4  
 
Gianluca Pozzi
Magnus Gustafsson
4
6
2
6
       
5  
 
Diego Nargiso
Magnus Norman
6
2
6
3
       

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 25–27 September

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Townsville, Australia (indoor hard)   Australia 5-0   Uzbekistan
Florianópolis, Brazil (clay)   Brazil 3-0   Romania
Prague, Czech Republic (clay)   Czech Republic 5-0   South Africa
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)   Israel 1-4   France
Nottingham, England (hard)   Great Britain 3-2   India
Eindhoven, Netherlands (indoor carpet)   Netherlands 5-0   Ecuador
Osaka, Japan (hard)   Japan 2-3   Russia
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)   Argentina 2-3   Slovakia
  • France and Great Britain promoted to World Group in 1999.
  • Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Russia, and Slovakia remain in World Group in 1999.
  • Argentina (AMN), Ecuador (AMN), Israel (EA), Japan (AO), Romania (EA), and Uzbekistan (AO) remain in Group I in 1999.
  • India (AO) and South Africa (EA) relegated to Group I in 1999.

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IVEdit

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IVEdit

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Venue AEdit

Participating Teams

Venue BEdit

Participating Teams

Group IVEdit

Participating Teams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – Tie details – 1998". ITF.
  2. ^ "Italy v Sweden". daviscup.com.