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The 2006 Davis Cup was the 95th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. Sixteen teams participated in the World Group and 125 participated in total. The first round matches were played 10-12 February and the final took place 1-3 December 2006 at the Olympic Stadium, Moscow, with Russia defeating Argentina.[1][2][3][4]

2006 Davis Cup
Details
Duration10 February – 3 December
Edition95th
Champion
Winning Nation Russia
2005
2007

World GroupEdit

2006 World Group Teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belarus
 
Chile
 
Croatia
 
France
 
Germany
 
Netherlands
 
Romania
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First Round
10-12 February
Quarterfinals
7-9 April
Semifinals
22-24 September
Final
1-3 December
                                     
Graz, Austria (indoor clay)
S    Croatia 3  
Zagreb, Croatia (indoor carpet)
   Austria 2  
  S    Croatia 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  S    Argentina 3  
S    Argentina 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
   Sweden 0  
  S    Argentina 5  
Minsk, Belarus (indoor carpet)
  S    Australia 0  
S    Spain 1  
Melbourne, Australia (hard)
   Belarus 4  
     Belarus 0
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor clay)
  S    Australia 5  
S    Australia 3
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
    Switzerland 2  
  S    Argentina 2
Halle, Germany (indoor hard)
  S    Russia 3
   Germany 2  
Pau, France (indoor carpet)
S    France 3  
  S    France 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands (ind. carpet)
  S    Russia 4  
   Netherlands 0
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
S    Russia 5  
  S    Russia 3
La Jolla, United States (hard)
  S    United States 2  
   Romania 1  
Rancho Mirage, USA (grass)
S    United States 4  
  S    United States 3
Rancagua, Chile (clay)
     Chile 2  
   Chile 4
S    Slovakia 1  

First round losers play along with Zonal Group I qualifiers in World Group Play-offs.

FinalEdit

 
Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[5]
1-3 December, 2006
Carpet (i)
 
Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Nikolay Davydenko
Juan Ignacio Chela
6
1
6
2
5
7
6
4
   
2  
 
Marat Safin
David Nalbandian
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Marat Safin / Dmitry Tursunov
Agustín Calleri / David Nalbandian
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
4  
 
Nikolay Davydenko
David Nalbandian
2
6
2
6
6
4
4
6
   
5  
 
Marat Safin
José Acasuso
6
3
3
6
6
3
77
65
   

World Group Play-offsEdit

Date: 22-24 September

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Austria 5–0   Mexico Pörtschach Werzer Arena Outdoor Clay
  Germany 4–1   Thailand Düsseldorf Rochus Club Outdoor Clay
  Netherlands 1–4   Czech Republic Leiden Groenoordhallen Indoor Carpet
  Romania 4–1   South Korea Bucharest Club Sportiv Progresul Bucuresti Outdoor Clay
  Slovakia 2–3   Belgium Bratislava Sibamac Arena Indoor Hard
  Spain 4–1   Italy Santander Real Sociedad de Tenis de La Magdalena Outdoor Clay
  Brazil 1–3   Sweden Belo Horizonte Expominas Outdoor Clay
   Switzerland 4–1   Serbia and Montenegro Geneva Palexpo Indoor Hard

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Group IIEdit

Group IIIEdit

  1.   El Salvador — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.   Cuba — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.   Bahamas
  4.   Puerto Rico
  5.   Costa Rica
  6.   Haiti
  7.   Honduras — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.   Trinidad and Tobago — relegated to Group IV in 2007

Group IVEdit

  1.   Barbados — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.   Panama — promoted to Group III in 2007
  3.   Saint Lucia
  4.   U.S. Virgin Islands
  5.   Bermuda

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Group IIEdit

Group IIIEdit

  1.   Philippines — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.   Iran — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.   Sri Lanka
  4.   Saudi Arabia
  5.   Vietnam
  6.   Singapore
  7.   Bahrain — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.   Bangladesh — relegated to Group IV in 2007

Group IVEdit

Pool A
  1.   Oman — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.   Iraq
  3.   Myanmar
  4.   Qatar
Pool B
  1.   United Arab Emirates — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.   Syria
  3.   Tajikistan
  4.   Jordan
  5.   Turkmenistan

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Group IIEdit

Group IIIEdit

Venue 1
  1.   Monaco — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.   Estonia — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.   Turkey
  4.   Lithuania
  5.   Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6.   Moldova
  7.   Armenia — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.   Andorra — relegated to Group IV in 2007
Venue 2
  1.   Denmark — promoted to Group II in 2007
  2.   Nigeria — promoted to Group II in 2007
  3.   Ghana
  4.   Namibia
  5.   Tunisia
  6.   Ivory Coast
  7.   Botswana — relegated to Group IV in 2007
  8.   Rwanda — relegated to Group IV in 2007

Group IVEdit

  1.   Mauritius — promoted to Group III in 2007
  2.   Madagascar — promoted to Group III in 2007
  3.   Iceland — promoted to Group III in 2007
  4.   San Marino — promoted to Group III in 2007
  5.   Malta
  6.   Azerbaijan
  7.   Uganda

  Senegal (withdrew)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2006". www.daviscup.com. ITF.
  2. ^ "Rejuvenated Safin steers Russia to second Davis Cup triumph". The Guardian. 4 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Safin wins Davis Cup for Russia". www.cnn.com. CNN. 3 December 2006.
  4. ^ "Safin seals Russian Davis Cup win". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 3 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Russia v Argentina". daviscup.com.

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