2001 Davis Cup

The 2001 Davis Cup (also known as the 2001 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 90th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 139 teams entered the competition, 16 in the World Group, 29 in the Americas Zone, 32 in the Asia/Oceania Zone, and 62 in the Europe/Africa Zone. Angola, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Rwanda made their first appearances in the tournament.

2001 Davis Cup
Details
Duration9 February – 2 December
Edition90th
Teams139
Champion
Winning Nation France
2000
2002

France defeated Australia in the final, held at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, on 30 November–2 December, to win their 9th title and their first since 1996. The French team achieved victory despite not playing a single match on home soil.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Brazil
 
Czech Republic
 
Ecuador
 
France
 
Germany
 
Morocco
 
Netherlands
 
Romania
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First Round
9–11 February
Quarterfinals
6–8 April
Semifinals
21–23 September
Final
30 November–2 December
                                     
Perth, Australia (grass)
S    Australia 4  
Florianópolis, Brazil (clay)
   Ecuador 1  
  S    Australia 3  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (clay)
  S    Brazil 1  
S    Brazil 4
Sydney, Australia (hard)
   Morocco 1  
  S    Australia 4  
Helsingborg, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  S    Sweden 1  
S    Sweden 3  
Malmö, Sweden (indoor hard)
   Czech Republic 2  
  S    Sweden 4
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  S    Russia 1  
S    Russia 3
Melbourne, Australia (grass)
   Slovakia 2  
  S    Australia 2
Ghent, Belgium (indoor clay)
  S    France 3
   Belgium 0  
Neuchâtel, Switzerland (indoor carpet)
S    France 5  
  S    France 3
Basel, Switzerland (indoor hard)
      Switzerland 2  
    Switzerland 3
Rotterdam, Netherlands (indoor carpet)
S    United States 2  
  S    France 3
Braunschweig, Germany (indoor carpet)
     Netherlands 2  
   Romania 2  
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (indoor carpet)
S    Germany 3  
  S    Germany 1
Eindhoven, Netherlands (indoor carpet)
     Netherlands 4  
   Netherlands 4
S    Spain 1  

FinalEdit

Australia vs. France

 
Australia
2
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia [2]
30 November–2 December 2001
Grass
 
France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Nicolas Escudé
6
4
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
 
2  
 
Pat Rafter
Sébastien Grosjean
6
3
78
66
7
5
     
3  
 
Lleyton Hewitt / Pat Rafter
Cédric Pioline / Fabrice Santoro
6
2
3
6
65
77
1
6
   
4  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Sébastien Grosjean
6
3
6
2
6
3
     
5  
 
Wayne Arthurs
Nicolas Escudé
63
77
77
65
3
6
3
6
   

World Group Qualifying RoundEdit

Date: 21–23 September; 12–14 October

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 2002 World Group.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Argentina 5–0   Belarus Córdoba Córdoba Lawn Tennis Club Outdoor Clay
  Belgium 2–3   Morocco Liège Country Hall Liège Indoor Carpet
  Czech Republic 3–2   Romania Prostějov Sports Hall Indoor Carpet
  Ecuador 1–4   Great Britain Guayaquil Club Nacional Outdoor Clay
  Italy 2–3   Croatia Rome Foro Italico Outdoor Clay
  Slovakia 3–2   Chile Prešov Mestská hala Indoor Carpet
  Spain 4–0   Uzbekistan Albacete Tennis Club de Albacete Outdoor Clay
  United States 4–1   India Winston-Salem, NC Lawrence Joel Colisseum Indoor Hard

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Second Round Play-offs
21–23 September
First Round Play-offs
20–22 July
First Round
9–11 February
Second Round
6–8 April
                                     
 
       Canada  
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)    bye     Córdoba, Argentina (clay)
     Canada 3          Canada 0
     Mexico 2   Mendoza, Argentina (clay)      Argentina 5
     Mexico 0
  Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico (indoor carpet)        Argentina 5  
     Mexico 3  
     Peru 2     Nassau, Bahamas (hard)
       Bahamas 3  
       Peru 2     Nassau, Bahamas (hard)
   Peru          Bahamas 1
   bye        Chile 4
   bye
       Chile  
  Peru relegated to
Group II in 2002.
  Argentina and   Chile
advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
6–8 April
First Round
9–11 February
Second Round
6–8 April
Third Round
20–22 July
                                     
  Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
       Colombia 1  
  Bogotá, Colombia (clay)      Uruguay 3     Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
   Colombia 5          Uruguay 5  
   Costa Rica 0   San Rafael de Escazú, Costa Rica (hard)      Netherlands Antilles 0  
     Costa Rica 2
       Netherlands Antilles 3     Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
       Uruguay 2
  Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)        Venezuela 3
       Dominican Republic 2  
  Asunción, Paraguay (clay)      Guatemala 3     Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)
   Dominican Republic 2          Guatemala 0
   Paraguay 3   Asunción, Paraguay (clay)      Venezuela 5  
     Paraguay 2
       Venezuela 3  
  Costa Rica and   Dominican Republic
relegated to Group III in 2002.
    Venezuela promoted
to Group I in 2002.

Group IIIEdit

  • Venue: Cuba
  • Date: 14–18 March

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Cuba
2   Trinidad and Tobago
3   Jamaica
4   El Salvador
5   Honduras
6   Puerto Rico
7   Bolivia
8   Bermuda

Group IVEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Haiti
2   Panama
3   Eastern Caribbean
4   Saint Lucia
5   Barbados
6   U.S. Virgin Islands
7   Antigua and Barbuda
  •   Haiti and   Panama promoted to Group III in 2002.

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Second Round Play-offs
21–23 September
First Round Play-offs
6–8 April
First Round
9–11 February
Second Round
6–8 April
                                     
  Jakarta, Indonesia (hard)
       Uzbekistan 3  
  Seoul, South Korea (hard)      Indonesia 2     Invercargill, New Zealand (indoor carpet)
     Indonesia 1          Uzbekistan 3
     South Korea 4   Seoul, South Korea (indoor carpet)      New Zealand 2
     South Korea 2
  Jakarta, Indonesia (hard)        New Zealand 3  
     Indonesia 4  
     China 1     Tokyo, Japan (indoor hard)
       Thailand 1  
  Nonthaburi, Thailand (hard)      Japan 4     Tokyo, Japan (indoor hard)
   Thailand 5          Japan 2
     China 0   Langfang, China (indoor hard)      India 3
     China 2
       India 3  
  China relegated to
Group II in 2002.
  Uzbekistan and   India
advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
6–8 April
First Round
9–11 February
Second Round
6–8 April
Third Round
2–4 November
                                     
  Kuwait City, Kuwait (hard)
       Lebanon 4  
  Mishref, Kuwait (hard)      Kuwait 1     Yarze, Lebanon (clay)
   Kuwait 4          Lebanon 3  
   Iran 1   Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)      Hong Kong 2  
     Iran 1
       Hong Kong 4     Yarze, Lebanon (clay)
       Lebanon w/o
  Damascus, Syria (indoor hard)        Chinese Taipei
       Syria 2  
  Damascus, Syria (indoor hard)      Malaysia 3     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)
   Syria 0          Malaysia 0
   Pakistan 5   Taichung, Taiwan (clay)      Chinese Taipei 5  
     Pakistan 2
       Chinese Taipei 3  
  Iran and   Syria
relegated to Group III in 2001.
    Lebanon promoted
to Group I in 2001.

Group IIIEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Kazakhstan
2   Philippines
3   Tajikistan
4   Singapore
5   Saudi Arabia
6   Qatar
7   Sri Lanka
8   Bahrain

Group IVEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   United Arab Emirates
2 [[File:|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Pacific Oceania
3   Iraq
4   Oman
5   Jordan
6   Brunei
7   Fiji
8   Bangladesh

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

  Second Round Play-offs
21–23 September
First Round Play-offs
First Round
9–11 February
Second Round
6–8 April
                                     
 
       Great Britain  
     bye     Solihull, England (indoor carpet)
   bye          Great Britain 5
     Ukraine   Maia, Portugal (clay)      Portugal 0
     Ukraine 2
  Wels, Austria (indoor hard)        Portugal 3  
     Ukraine 1  
     Austria 4    
       Austria  
     bye     Pula, Croatia (indoor carpet)
   Austria          Austria 1
   bye        Croatia 4
   bye
       Croatia  
 
       Belarus  
     bye     Minsk, Belarus (indoor carpet)
   bye          Belarus 3
     Zimbabwe        Zimbabwe 2
   bye
  Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)        Zimbabwe  
     Zimbabwe 3  
     Slovenia 2     Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)
       Slovenia 2  
       Finland 3     Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)
   Slovenia          Finland 2
   bye        Italy 3
   bye
       Italy  
  Ukraine and   Slovenia
relegated to Group II in 2002.
  Great Britain,   Croatia,   Belarus, and   Italy
advance to World Group Qualifying Round.

Group IIEdit

  Relegation Play-offs
20–22 July
First Round
27–39 April
Second Round
20–22 July
Third Round
21–23 September
                                     
  Szeged, Hungary (clay)
       Hungary 5  
  Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (clay)      Monaco 0     Skagen, Denmark (hard)
   Monaco 1          Hungary 2  
   Ireland 4   Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)      Denmark 3  
     Ireland 2
       Denmark 3     Athens, Greece (clay)
       Denmark 2
  Istanbul, Turkey (hard)        Greece 3
       Greece 5  
  Chișinău, Moldova (clay)      Turkey 0     Athens, Greece (clay)
   Turkey 2          Greece 5
   Moldova 3   Chișinău, Moldova (indoor carpet)      Armenia 0  
     Armenia 3
       Moldova 2  
  Tallinn, Estonia (indoor carpet)
       Norway 3  
  Abidjan, Ivory Coast (hard)      Estonia 2     Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)
   Estonia 2          Norway 2  
   Ivory Coast 3   Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (indoor carpet)      Luxembourg 3  
     Luxembourg 3
       Ivory Coast 2     Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)
       Luxembourg 1
  Bytom, Poland (clay)        Israel 4
       Poland 2  
  Belgrade, Yugoslavia (clay)      Israel 3     Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
   Poland 2          Israel 3
   Yugoslavia 3   Nelspruit, South Africa (hard)      South Africa 2  
     Yugoslavia 0
       South Africa 5  
  Monaco,   Turkey,   Estonia, and   Poland
relegated to Group III in 2002.
  Greece and   Israel
promoted to Group I in 2002.

Group IIIEdit

Zone AEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Latvia
2   Ghana
3   Lithuania
4   Madagascar
5   Botswana
6   Iceland
7   Georgia
8   Kenya

Zone BEdit

Final standings

Rank Team
1   Bulgaria
2   Egypt
3   Bosnia and Herzegovina
4   Macedonia
5   Mauritius
6   Namibia
7   Togo
  •   Bulgaria and   Egypt promoted to Group II in 2002.
  •   Togo relegated to Group IV in 2002.

Group IVEdit

Zone AEdit

Group A

Rank Team
1   Cyprus
2   Algeria
3   Benin
4   Rwanda
5   Lesotho
6   Sudan

Group B

Rank Team
1   Tunisia
2   Azerbaijan
3   San Marino
4   Burkina Faso
5   Gabon
6   Uganda

Zone BEdit

Group A

Rank Team
1   Andorra
2   Angola
3   Malta
4   Ethiopia
5   Libya

Group B

Rank Team
1   Zambia
2   Mali
3   Senegal
4   Djibouti

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 2001". 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 "Australia v France". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit