2000 Davis Cup

The 2000 Davis Cup (also known as the 2000 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 89th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 135 teams entered the competition, 16 in the World Group, 30 in the Americas Zone, 31 in the Asia/Oceania Zone, and 58 in the Europe/Africa Zone. Andorra, Lesotho, Mauritius and Namibia made their first appearances in the tournament.

2000 Davis Cup
Details
Duration4 February – 10 December
Edition89th
Teams135
Champion
Winning Nation Spain
1999
2001

Spain defeated Australia in the final, held at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, on 8–10 December, to win their first title.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Brazil
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Germany
 
Great Britain
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
Switzerland
 
United States
 
Zimbabwe

DrawEdit

  First Round
4–6 February
Quarterfinals
7–9 April
Semifinals
21–23 July
Final
8–10 December
                                     
Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
   United States 3  
Inglewood, CA, United States (indoor carpet)
   Zimbabwe 2  
     United States 3  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor clay)
     Czech Republic 2  
   Great Britain 1
Santander, Spain (clay)
   Czech Republic 4  
     United States 0  
Murcia, Spain (clay)
     Spain 5  
   Spain 4  
Málaga, Spain (clay)
   Italy 1  
     Spain 4
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
     Russia 1  
   Russia 4
Barcelona, Spain (indoor clay)
   Belgium 1  
     Spain 3
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
     Australia 1
   Austria 2  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (clay)
   Slovakia 3  
     Slovakia 2
Florianópolis, Brazil (clay)
     Brazil 3  
   Brazil 4
Brisbane, Australia (grass)
   France 1  
     Brazil 0
Leipzig, Germany (indoor carpet)
     Australia 5  
   Netherlands 1  
Adelaide, Australia (grass)
   Germany 4  
     Germany 2
Zürich, Switzerland (indoor carpet)
     Australia 3  
    Switzerland 2
   Australia 3  

FinalEdit

Spain vs. Australia

 
Spain
3
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain [2]
8–10 December 2000
Clay (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Albert Costa
Lleyton Hewitt
6
3
1
6
6
2
4
6
4
6
 
2  
 
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Pat Rafter
64
77
77
62
6
2
3
1
   
retired
3  
 
Joan Balcells / Àlex Corretja
Sandon Stolle / Mark Woodforde
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4  
 
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Lleyton Hewitt
6
2
77
65
4
6
6
4
   
5  
 
Albert Costa
Pat Rafter
          not
played

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 14–23 July

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 2001 World Group.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  France 5-0   Austria Rennes Le Liberté Indoor Carpet
  Great Britain 2-3   Ecuador Wimbledon No. 1 Court, All England Lawn Tennis Club Outdoor Grass
  Italy 1-4   Belgium Venice Green Garden Sporting Club Outdoor Clay
  Morocco w/o   Chile
  Uzbekistan 1-4   Netherlands Tashkent N.B.U. Complex Outdoor Clay
  Sweden 5-0   India Båstad Båstad Tennis Stadium Outdoor Clay
   Switzerland 5-0   Belarus St. Gallen Kreuzbleichhalle Outdoor Carpet
  Zimbabwe 2-3   Romania Harare Harare Sports Club Indoor Hard

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Second Round Play-offs
6–8 October
First Round Play-offs
21–23 July
First Round
4–6 February
Second Round
6–8 April
                                     
 
       Argentina  
  Montreal, Canada (hard)    bye     Santiago, Chile (indoor hard)
     Argentina 1          Argentina 0
     Canada 4   Viña del Mar, Chile (clay)      Chile 2
     Canada 1
  Bogotá, Colombia (clay)        Chile 4  
     Argentina 4  
     Colombia 1     Lima, Peru (clay)
       Bahamas 1  
  Nassau, Bahamas (hard)      Peru 4     Lima, Peru (clay)
   Bahamas 3          Peru 2
     Colombia 2   Bogotá, Colombia (clay)      Ecuador 3
     Colombia 0
       Ecuador 5  
  Colombia relegated to
Group II in 2001.
  Chile and   Ecuador
advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
7–9 April
First Round
4–6 February
Second Round
7–9 April
Third Round
21–23 July
                                     
  Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
       Venezuela 5  
  Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)      Uruguay 0     Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
   Uruguay 4          Venezuela 5  
   El Salvador 1   San Salvador, El Salvador (clay)      Paraguay 0  
     El Salvador 0
       Paraguay 5     Mexico City, Mexico (hard)
       Venezuela 0
  Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)        Mexico 5
       Guatemala 4  
  San Rafael de Escazú, Costa Rica (hard)      Cuba 1     Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)
   Cuba 2          Guatemala 0
   Costa Rica 3   San Rafael de Escazú, Costa Rica (hard)      Mexico 5  
     Costa Rica 1
       Mexico 4  
  El Salvador and   Cuba
relegated to Group III in 2001.
    Mexico promoted
to Group I in 2001.

Group IIIEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Netherlands Antilles
2   Dominican Republic
3   Puerto Rico
4   Jamaica
5   Bolivia
6   Trinidad and Tobago
7   Panama
8   Haiti

Group IVEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Honduras
2   Bermuda
3   Saint Lucia
4   Antigua and Barbuda
5   Barbados
6   U.S. Virgin Islands
7   Eastern Caribbean

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Second Round Play-offs
6–8 October
First Round Play-offs
7–9 April
First Round
28 January–6 February
Second Round
7–9 April
                                     
  Kunming, China (hard)
       Uzbekistan 3  
  Tianjin, China (indoor hard)      China 0     Tashkent, Uzbekistan (indoor hard)
     China 1          Uzbekistan 4
     Thailand 4   Timaru, New Zealand (hard)      New Zealand 1
     New Zealand 4
  Jounieh, Lebanon (indoor hard)        Thailand 1  
     China 3  
     Lebanon 2     Lucknow, India (grass)
       Lebanon 2  
  Yokohama, Japan (indoor carpet)      India 3     New Delhi, India (grass)
   Lebanon 1          India 4
     Japan 4   Kashima, Japan (indoor carpet)      South Korea 1
     South Korea 3
       Japan 2  
  Lebanon relegated to
Group II in 2001.
  Uzbekistan and   India
advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
17–19 March; 7–9 April
First Round
28 January–6 February
Second Round
7–9 April
Third Round
6–8 October
                                     
  Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)
       Pakistan 3  
  Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)      Hong Kong 2     Taichung, Taiwan (clay)
   Hong Kong 3          Pakistan 2  
   Kazakhstan 2   Almaty, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)      Chinese Taipei 3  
     Chinese Taipei 4
       Kazakhstan 1     Jakarta, Indonesia (hard)
       Chinese Taipei 1
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)        Indonesia 4
       Iran 2  
  Manila, Philippines (clay)      Malaysia 3     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)
   Iran 3          Malaysia 0
   Philippines 2   Manila, Philippines (hard)      Indonesia 5  
     Indonesia 4
       Philippines 1  
  Kazakhstan and   Philippines
relegated to Group III in 2001.
    Indonesia promoted
to Group I in 2001.

Group IIIEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Syria
2   Kuwait
3   Sri Lanka
4   Qatar
5   Tajikistan
6   Singapore
7   Bangladesh
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Group IVEdit

  • Venue: Al Hussein Sports City, Amman, Jordan
  • Date: 24–30 April

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Saudi Arabia
2   Bahrain
3   Oman
4   Jordan
5   United Arab Emirates
6   Fiji
7   Brunei

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Second Round Play-offs
6–8 October
First Round Play-offs
First Round
4–6 February
Second Round
7–9 April
                                     
 
       Sweden  
     bye     Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)
   bye          Sweden 3
     Finland        Finland 2
   bye
  Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)        Finland  
     Finland 4  
     Hungary 1    
       Romania  
     bye     Bucharest, Romania (indoor carpet)
 bye          Romania 3
     Hungary        Hungary 2
   bye
       Hungary  
 
       Belarus  
     bye     Minsk, Belarus (indoor carpet)
   bye          Belarus 4
     South Africa        South Africa 1
   bye
  Maia, Portugal (clay)        South Africa  
     South Africa 2  
     Portugal 3     Kiev, Ukraine (indoor carpet)
       Portugal 1  
       Ukraine 4     Casablanca, Morocco (clay)
   Portugal          Ukraine 2
   bye        Morocco 3
   bye
       Morocco  
  Hungary and   South Africa
relegated to Group II in 2001.
  Sweden,   Romania,   Belarus, and   Morocco
advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
21–23 July
First Round
28–30 April
Second Round
14–23 July
Third Round
6–8 October
                                     
  Jūrmala, Latvia (indoor carpet)
       Croatia 5  
  Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)      Latvia 0     Dublin, Ireland (carpet)
   Latvia 1          Croatia 5  
   Luxembourg 4   Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)      Ireland 0  
     Luxembourg 2
       Ireland 3     Rijeka, Croatia (indoor carpet)
       Croatia 5
  Istanbul, Turkey (hard)        Ivory Coast 0
       Denmark 3  
  İzmir, Turkey (hard)      Turkey 2     Rungsted, Denmark (clay)
   Turkey 4          Denmark 2
   Lithuania 1   Šiauliai, Lithuania (indoor carpet)      Ivory Coast 3  
     Ivory Coast 3
       Lithuania 2  
  Cairo, Egypt (clay)
       Egypt 2  
  Tallinn, Estonia (indoor carpet)      Slovenia 3     Szczecin, Poland (clay)
   Egypt 0          Slovenia 3  
   Estonia 5   Bytom, Poland (clay)      Poland 2  
     Estonia 1
       Poland 4     Athens, Greece (clay)
       Slovenia 4
  Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)        Greece 1
       Greece 3  
  Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)      Bulgaria 2     Athens, Greece (clay)
   Bulgaria 2          Greece 4
   Israel 3   Oslo, Norway (clay)      Norway 1  
     Norway 3
       Israel 2  
  Latvia,   Lithuania,   Egypt, and   Bulgaria
relegated to Group III in 2001.
  Croatia and   Slovenia
promoted to Group I in 2001.

Group IIIEdit

Zone AEdit

  • Venue: Tennis Club de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Date: 24–28 May

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Yugoslavia
2   Monaco
3   Georgia
4   Bosnia and Herzegovina
5   Togo
6   Botswana
7   Tunisia
8   Malta

Zone BEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Moldova
2   Armenia
3   Iceland
4   Macedonia
5   Nigeria
6   Madagascar
7   Benin
8   Senegal

Group IVEdit

Zone AEdit

Group A

Rank Team
1   Namibia
2   Zambia
3   San Marino
4   Ethiopia

Group B

Rank Team
1   Kenya
2   Cyprus
3   Uganda
4   Lesotho
5   Djibouti

Zone BEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Ghana
2   Mauritius
3   Andorra
4   Algeria
5   Cameroon
6   Azerbaijan
7   Liechtenstein
8   Sudan

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 2000". 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, 505. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b "Spain v Australia". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit