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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2009. The first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progress to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists were guaranteed a World Group spot for 2010.

Contents

Participating TeamsEdit

DrawEdit

  First round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
10–12 July
Semifinals
18–20 September
Final
4–6 December
                                     
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[1]
1    Argentina 5  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)[2]
     Netherlands 0  
  1    Argentina 2  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)[3]
       Czech Republic 3  
8    France 2
Poreč, Croatia (indoor clay)[4]
     Czech Republic 3  
       Czech Republic 4  
Birmingham, United States (indoor hard)[5]
  5    Croatia 1  
4    United States 4  
Poreč, Croatia (indoor clay)[6]
      Switzerland 1  
  4    United States 2
Poreč, Croatia (indoor hard)[7]
  5    Croatia 3  
5    Croatia 5
Barcelona, Spain (indoor clay)[8]
     Chile 0  
       Czech Republic 0
Malmö, Sweden (indoor carpet)[9]
  2    Spain 5
     Israel 3  
Tel Aviv, Israel (indoor hard)[10]
6    Sweden 2  
       Israel 4
Sibiu, Romania (indoor carpet)[11]
  3    Russia 1  
     Romania 1
Murcia, Spain (clay)[12]
3    Russia 4  
       Israel 1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (indoor hard)[13]
  2    Spain 4  
     Austria 2  
Marbella, Spain (clay)[14]
7    Germany 3  
  7    Germany 2
Benidorm, Spain (clay)[15]
  2    Spain 3  
     Serbia 1
2    Spain 4  

First roundEdit

Argentina vs. NetherlandsEdit

 
Argentina
5
Estadio Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
6–8 March 2009
Clay
 
Netherlands
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Juan Ignacio Chela
Jesse Huta Galung
6
2
2
6
6
2
64
77
6
2
 
2  
 
Juan Mónaco
Thiemo de Bakker
6
1
6
2
77
61
     
3  
 
Lucas Arnold Ker / Martín Vassallo Argüello
Jesse Huta Galung / Rogier Wassen
6
4
7
5
6
3
     
4  
 
Martín Vassallo Argüello
Matwé Middelkoop
6
2
6
4
       
5  
 
Juan Ignacio Chela
Thiemo de Bakker
7
5
6
2
       

Czech Republic vs. FranceEdit

 
Czech Republic
3
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[3]
6–8 March 2009
Carpet (i)
 
France
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Gilles Simon
77
63
4
6
77
62
6
3
   
2  
 
Radek Štěpánek
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
5
7
2
6
61
77
     
3  
 
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
Richard Gasquet / Michaël Llodra
6
3
1
6
6
4
6
2
   
4  
 
Radek Štěpánek
Gilles Simon
77
62
6
3
7
6
     
5  
 
Jan Hernych
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2
6
77
65
60
77
     

United States vs. SwitzerlandEdit

 
United States
4
Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, United States[5]
6–8 March 2009
Hard (i)
 
Switzerland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
James Blake
Stanislas Wawrinka
6
3
4
6
3
6
63
77
   
2  
 
Andy Roddick
Marco Chiudinelli
6
1
6
3
77
65
     
3  
 
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
Yves Allegro / Stanislas Wawrinka
6
3
6
4
3
6
77
62
   
4  
 
Andy Roddick
Stanislas Wawrinka
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
5  
 
James Blake
Marco Chiudinelli
6
4
78
66
       

Croatia vs. ChileEdit

 
Croatia
5
Višenamjenska Sportska Dvorana Žatika, Poreč, Croatia[7]
6–8 March 2009
Hard (i)
 
Chile
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Mario Ančić
Nicolás Massú
6
3
6
3
77
64
     
2  
 
Marin Čilić
Paul Capdeville
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
3  
 
Mario Ančić / Marin Čilić
Paul Capdeville / Nicolás Massú
6
3
6
3
3
6
6
4
   
4  
 
Roko Karanušić
Guillermo Hormazábal
7
5
6
3
       
5  
 
Ivo Karlović
Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
6
3
77
64
       

Sweden vs. IsraelEdit

 
Sweden
2
The Baltic Hall, Malmö, Sweden[9]
6–8 March 2009
Carpet (i)
 
Israel
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Thomas Johansson
Harel Levy
63
77
6
4
7
5
4
6
8
6
 
2  
 
Andreas Vinciguerra
Dudi Sela
6
4
3
6
6
3
3
6
9
11
 
3  
 
Simon Aspelin / Robert Lindstedt
Amir Hadad / Andy Ram
6
4
1
6
77
64
6
4
   
4  
 
Thomas Johansson
Dudi Sela
6
3
1
6
6
4
4
6
2
6
 
5  
 
Andreas Vinciguerra
Harel Levy
4
6
6
4
4
6
6
3
6
8
 

Controversy and riotsEdit

Sweden attracted controversy when they forbade fans from seeing the matches inside the Baltic Hall, fearing anti-Israeli violence.[16] Several Swedish politicians, including the mayor of Malmö and the head of the Green Party, said that they wanted to cancel the match instead of having an Israeli team play in the city, but after it was strongly pointed out that Sweden would suffer a forfeit loss and elimination of the Cup tournament, the prospect of a cancellation was nixed. A proposal to move the matches to Stockholm fell through because of limited preparation time.[17] Israeli player Andy Ram condemned the switch, calling it a "stupid decision".[18] In the end, anti-Israel protesters rioted outside the stadium while the Swedish team was stunned when Israel defeated them.

The Davis Cup fined the Swedish tennis federation $25,000 and ordered them to pay an additional $15,000 in what would have been gate receipts. The city of Malmö was also banned from hosting Davis Cup matches for the next five years, and Sweden will lose its choice of venue if it happens again, being required to guarantee that future matches will be open to the public.[19]

Romania vs. RussiaEdit

 
Romania
1
Sala Transilvania, Sibiu, Romania[11]
6–8 March 2009
Carpet (i)
 
Russia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Victor Crivoi
Marat Safin
65
77
4
6
4
6
     
2  
 
Victor Hănescu
Mikhail Youzhny
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Marius Copil / Horia Tecău
Marat Safin / Dmitry Tursunov
4
6
62
77
77
64
77
65
6
4
 
4  
 
Victor Hănescu
Dmitry Tursunov
6
4
7
5
3
6
4
6
2
6
 
5  
 
Victor Crivoi
Teymuraz Gabashvili
4
6
2
6
       

Germany vs. AustriaEdit

 
Germany
3
Olympia Eissportzentrum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany[13]
6–8 March 2009
Hard (i)
 
Austria
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Rainer Schüttler
Stefan Koubek
4
6
5
7
7
5
2
6
   
2  
 
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Jürgen Melzer
64
77
4
6
6
4
6
3
6
3
 
3  
 
Nicolas Kiefer / Philipp Kohlschreiber
Julian Knowle / Alexander Peya
6
3
78
66
3
6
6
4
   
4  
 
Nicolas Kiefer
Jürgen Melzer
77
63
6
4
6
4
     
5  
 
Christopher Kas
Stefan Koubek
2
6
3
6
       

Spain vs. SerbiaEdit

 
Spain
4
Parque Temático Terra Mítica, Benidorm, Spain[15]
7–8 March 2009
Clay
 
Serbia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
David Ferrer
Novak Djokovic
6
3
6
3
77
64
     
2  
 
Rafael Nadal
Janko Tipsarević
6
1
6
0
6
2
     
3  
 
Tommy Robredo / Feliciano López
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjić
65
77
4
6
67
79
     
4  
 
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
5  
 
David Ferrer
Viktor Troicki
6
0
6
3
       

QuarterfinalsEdit

Czech Republic vs. ArgentinaEdit

 
Czech Republic
3
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[2]
10–12 July 2009
Carpet (i)
 
Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Juan Mónaco
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
3
6
2
 
2  
 
Ivo Minář
Juan Martín del Potro
1
6
3
6
3
6
     
3  
 
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
José Acasuso / Leonardo Mayer
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
4  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Juan Martín del Potro
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
5  
 
Radek Štěpánek
Juan Mónaco
77
65
6
3
6
2
     

Croatia vs. United StatesEdit

 
Croatia
3
Višenamjenska Sportska Dvorana Žatika, Poreč, Croatia[6]
10–12 July 2009
Clay (i)
 
United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ivo Karlović
James Blake
65
77
4
6
6
3
77
63
7
5
 
2  
 
Marin Čilić
Mardy Fish
4
6
6
3
63
77
6
1
8
6
 
3  
 
Roko Karanušić / Lovro Zovko
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
4  
 
Marin Čilić
James Blake
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
2
   
5  
 
Roko Karanušić
Bob Bryan
7
5
3
6
64
77
     

Israel vs. RussiaEdit

 
Israel
4
Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel[10]
10–12 July 2009
Hard (i)
 
Russia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Harel Levy
Igor Andreev
6
4
6
2
4
6
6
2
   
2  
 
Dudi Sela
Mikhail Youzhny
3
6
6
1
6
0
7
5
   
3  
 
Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram
Igor Kunitsyn / Marat Safin
6
3
6
4
63
77
4
6
6
4
 
4  
 
Dudi Sela
Igor Andreev
3
4
        retired
 
5  
 
Harel Levy
Igor Kunitsyn
6
4
4
6
77
62
     

Spain vs. GermanyEdit

 
Spain
3
Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banús, Marbella, Spain[14]
10–12 July 2009
Clay
 
Germany
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Fernando Verdasco
Andreas Beck
6
0
3
6
64
77
6
2
6
1
 
2  
 
Tommy Robredo
Philipp Kohlschreiber
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
Nicolas Kiefer / Mischa Zverev
6
3
77
61
66
78
6
3
   
4  
 
Fernando Verdasco
Philipp Kohlschreiber
4
6
2
6
6
1
6
2
6
8
 
5  
 
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Andreas Beck
6
4
6
4
6
4
     

SemifinalsEdit

Croatia vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Croatia
1
Sportska Dvorana 'Zatika', Poreč, Croatia[4]
18–20 September 2009
Clay (i)
 
Czech Republic
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ivo Karlović
Radek Štěpánek
77
65
65
77
66
78
77
62
14
16
 
2  
 
Marin Čilić
Tomáš Berdych
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
 
3  
 
Marin Čilić / Lovro Zovko
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
1
6
3
6
4
6
     
4  
 
Roko Karanušić
Jan Hájek
64
77
4
6
       
5  
 
Lovro Zovko
Lukáš Dlouhý
6
3
6
4
       

Spain vs. IsraelEdit

 
Spain
4
Polaris World la Torre Golf Resort, Murcia, Spain[12]
18–20 September 2009
Clay
 
Israel
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
David Ferrer
Harel Levy
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
2  
 
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Dudi Sela
6
4
6
2
6
0
     
3  
 
Feliciano López / Tommy Robredo
Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram
78
66
67
79
6
4
6
2
   
4  
 
David Ferrer
Andy Ram
6
3
6
1
       
5  
 
Feliciano López
Harel Levy
5
7
2
6
       

FinalEdit

Spain vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Spain
5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain[8]
4–6 December 2009
Clay (i)
 
Czech Republic
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Rafael Nadal
Tomáš Berdych
7
5
6
0
6
2
     
2  
 
David Ferrer
Radek Štěpánek
1
6
2
6
6
4
6
4
8
6
 
3  
 
Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
Tomáš Berdych / Radek Štěpánek
79
67
7
5
6
2
     
4  
 
Rafael Nadal
Jan Hájek
6
3
6
4
       
5  
 
David Ferrer
Lukáš Dlouhý
6
4
6
2
       

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Argentina v Netherlands". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ a b "Czech Republic v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ a b "Czech Republic v France". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ a b "Croatia v Czech Republic". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ a b "United States v Switzerland". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ a b "Croatia v United States". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ a b "Croatia v Chile". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ a b "Spain v Czech Republic". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ a b "Sweden v Israel". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ a b "Israel v Russia". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ a b "Romania v Russia". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ a b "Spain v Israel". daviscup.com.
  13. ^ a b "Germany v Austria". daviscup.com.
  14. ^ a b "Spain v Germany". daviscup.com.
  15. ^ a b "Spain v Serbia". daviscup.com.
  16. ^ No fans allowed when Sweden hosts Israel in Davis Cup - ESPN.com
  17. ^ Sweden-Israel Davis Cup matches still to be played with no fans - ESPN.com
  18. ^ Andy Ram says fan ban at Israel-Sweden Davis Cup 'stupid decision' - ESPN.com
  19. ^ Davis Cup fines Swedish tennis for playing Israel without fans