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The 2008 Davis Cup was the 97th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. Sixteen teams participated in the World Group and more than one hundred others took part in different regional groups. The first matches were played on February 8–10. The final took place on November 21–23 at Estadio Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, Mar del Plata, Argentina, with Spain beating Argentina 3-1 to clinch their 3rd Davis Cup title.[1]

2008 Davis Cup
Details
Duration8 February – 23 November
Edition97th
Champion
Winning Nation Spain
2007
2009
Semifinal match between the future champion, Spain, and the USA in Las Ventas bullring.

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Argentina
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Great Britain
 
Germany
 
Israel
 
Peru
 
Romania
 
Russia
 
Serbia
 
South Korea
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First Round
8–10 February
Quarterfinals
11–13 April
Semifinals
19–21 September
Final
21–23 November
                                     
Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)
1    Russia 3  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
   Serbia 2  
  1    Russia 3  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
     Czech Republic 2  
8    Belgium 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
   Czech Republic 3  
  1    Russia 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  3    Argentina 3  
3    Argentina 4  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
   Great Britain 1  
  3    Argentina 4
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
  6    Sweden 1  
6    Sweden 3
Mar del Plata, Argentina (indoor hard)
   Israel 2  
  3    Argentina 1
Braunschweig, Germany (indoor clay)
  5    Spain 3
   South Korea 2  
Bremen, Germany (indoor hard)
4    Germany 3  
  4    Germany 1
Lima, Peru (clay)
  5    Spain 4  
   Peru 0
Madrid, Spain (clay)
5    Spain 5  
  5    Spain 4
Sibiu, Romania (indoor hard)
  2    United States 1  
   Romania 0  
Winston-Salem, USA (indoor hard)
7    France 5  
  7    France 1
Vienna, Austria (indoor clay)
  2    United States 4  
   Austria 1
2    United States 4  

FinalEdit

 
Argentina
1
Estadio Polideportivo, Mar del Plata, Argentina[2]
21–23 November 2008
Hard (i)
 
Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
David Nalbandian
David Ferrer
6
3
6
2
6
3
     
2  
 
Juan Martín del Potro
Feliciano López
6
4
62
77
64
77
3
6
   
3  
 
Agustín Calleri / David Nalbandian
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
7
5
5
7
65
77
3
6
   
4  
 
José Acasuso
Fernando Verdasco
3
6
77
63
6
4
3
6
1
6
 
5  
 
David Nalbandian
Feliciano López
          not
played

World Group Play-offsEdit

  • Date: 19–21 September

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties, and eight winners of the Group I second round ties entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs. Eight seeded teams, based on the Davis Cup rankings as of 14 April, were drawn against eight unseeded teams.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Chile 3–2   Australia Antofagasta Estadio Militar Antofagasta Outdoor Clay
  Great Britain 2–3   Austria Wimbledon, London All England Lawn Tennis Club Outdoor Grass
   Switzerland 4–1   Belgium Lausanne Centre Intercommunal de Glace Malley Indoor Hard
  Croatia 4–1   Brazil Zadar Športski centar Višnjik Indoor Hard
  Israel 4–1   Peru Ramat HaSharon Israel Tennis Center Outdoor Hard
  Netherlands 3-2   South Korea Apeldoorn Omnisport Apeldoorn Indoor Clay
  Romania 4–1   India Bucharest Clubul Sportiv Progresul Outdoor Clay
  Slovakia 1–4   Serbia Bratislava Sibamac Arena Indoor Hard

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 1Edit

Participating Teams

Venue 2Edit

Participating Teams

Group IVEdit

Participating Teams

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2008". www.daviscup.com. ITF.
  2. ^ "Argentina v Spain". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit