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The 2005 Davis Cup was the 94th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 130 teams participated in the tournament. The final took place 2-4 December at the Sibamac Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, with Croatia defeating Slovakia for their first title.[1][2][3]

2005 Davis Cup
Details
Duration4 March – 4 December
Edition94th
Champion
Winning Nation Croatia
2004
2006

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belarus
 
Czech Republic
 
Chile
 
Croatia
 
France
 
Netherlands
 
Romania
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First round
4-6 March
Quarterfinals
15-17 July
Semifinals
23-25 September
Final
2-4 December
                                     
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
1    Spain 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
   Slovakia 4  
     Slovakia 4  
Fribourg, Switzerland (indoor hard)
     Netherlands 1  
7     Switzerland 2
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
   Netherlands 3  
     Slovakia 4  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
  6    Argentina 1  
4    Australia 5  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
   Austria 0  
  4    Australia 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  6    Argentina 4  
6    Argentina 5
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
   Czech Republic 0  
     Slovakia 2
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
     Croatia 3
   Chile 1  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
5    Russia 4  
  5    Russia 3
Strasbourg, France (indoor clay)
  3    France 2  
   Sweden 1
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)
3    France 4  
  5    Russia 2
Braşov, Romania (indoor clay)
     Croatia 3  
   Romania 3  
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)
8    Belarus 2  
     Romania 1
Los Angeles, United States (hard)
     Croatia 4  
   Croatia 3
2    United States 2  

First round losers compete in Play-off ties with Zonal Group I Qualifiers.

FinalEdit

 
Slovakia
2
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia[4]
2–4 December 2005
Hard (i)
 
Croatia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Karol Kučera
Ivan Ljubičić
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2  
 
Dominik Hrbatý
Mario Ančić
77
64
6
4
64
77
6
4
   
3  
 
Dominik Hrbatý / Michal Mertiňák
Mario Ančić / Ivan Ljubičić
65
77
3
6
65
77
     
4  
 
Dominik Hrbatý
Ivan Ljubičić
4
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
5  
 
Michal Mertiňák
Mario Ančić
61
77
3
6
4
6
     

World Group Play-offsEdit

Date: 23-25 September

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Austria 4–1   Ecuador Pörtschach Werzer Arena Outdoor Hard
  Canada 2–3   Belarus Toronto Rexall Centre Outdoor Hard
  Chile 5–0   Pakistan Santiago Estadio Nacional Outdoor Clay
  Czech Republic 2–3   Germany Liberec Tipsport Arena (Liberec) Indoor Clay
  Italy 2–3   Spain Torre del Greco Sporting Club Oplonti Outdoor Clay
  India 1–3   Sweden New Delhi R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex Outdoor Grass
   Switzerland 5–0   Great Britain Geneva Palexpo Indoor Clay
  Belgium 1–4   United States Leuven Sportplaza Leuven Indoor Clay

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 IEdit

Participating Teams

Venue IIEdit

Participating Teams

Group IVEdit

Participating Teams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2005". www.daviscup.com. ITF.
  2. ^ "Anchor Ancic seals unforgettable first Davis Cup win for Croatia". The Guardian. 5 December 2005.
  3. ^ "Croatia win first Davis Cup title". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 4 December 2005.
  4. ^ "Slovakia v Croatia". daviscup.com.

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