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The 2010 Davis Cup (also known as the 2010 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 99th edition of the most important annual tournament among national teams in men's tennis worldwide. In the dramatic final, Serbia defeated France 3–2 to win its first Davis Cup title.[1][2]

2010 Davis Cup
Details
Duration5 March – 5 December
Edition99th
Champion
Winning Nation Serbia
2009
2011

The draw for the World Group, Zonal Groups I and Zonal Groups II took place in Geneva on 23 September 2009. The competition started with the first round on 5–7 March.[3]

On 6–8 March 2010 Novak Djokovic played the key role in bringing Serbia to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time in its independent history, winning both singles matches in the home tie against the United States (against Sam Querrey and John Isner).[4] Later, Serbia progressed to the Davis Cup final, following the victories over Croatia (4–1) and Czech Republic (3–2).[3] Serbia came from 1–2 down to defeat France in the final tie 3–2 in Belgrade to win the nation's first Davis Cup championship. In the final, Djokovic scored two singles points for Serbia, defeating Gilles Simon and Gaël Monfils, while the last match was won by Viktor Troicki, who beat Michaël Llodra.[1]

Serbia became the 13th nation in history to win the Cup,[5] which was passed to them from the previous year's winner Spain. France missed the opportunity to win its 10th title and surpass Great Britain in total number of titles won. The Serbian team celebrated the trophy by fulfilling their bet to shave their hair off in case of victory.[1]

Zones and Groups in the 2010 Davis cup:
  World Group
  Americas Zone Group I
  Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
  Europe/Africa Zone Group I
  Countries promoted to World Group Play-Offs
  Countries advanced to World Group
  Countries relegated to Group I
  2010 champion
  Defending champion

Contents

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Argentina
 
Belgium
 
Chile
 
Croatia
 
Czech Republic
 
Ecuador
 
France
 
Germany
 
India
 
Israel
 
Russia
 
Serbia
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

The draw for the 2010 World Group was held in Geneva on 23 September 2009.

  First round
5–7 March
Quarterfinals
9–11 July
Semifinals
17–19 September
Final
3–5 December
                                     
Logroño, Spain (clay)
1    Spain 4  
Clermont-Ferrand, France (indoor hard)
      Switzerland 1  
  1    Spain 0  
Toulon, France (indoor hard)
       France 5  
     France 4
Lyon, France (indoor hard)
8    Germany 1  
       France 5  
Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)
  5    Argentina 0  
4    Russia 3  
Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)
     India 2  
  4    Russia 2
Stockholm, Sweden (indoor hard)
  5    Argentina 3  
     Sweden 2
Belgrade, Serbia (indoor hard)
5    Argentina 3  
       France 2
Varaždin, Croatia (indoor hard)
       Serbia 3
6    Croatia 5  
Split, Croatia (indoor hard)
     Ecuador 0  
  6    Croatia 1
Belgrade, Serbia (indoor clay)
       Serbia 4  
     Serbia 3
Belgrade, Serbia (indoor hard)
3    United States 2  
       Serbia 3
Coquimbo, Chile (clay) 6–8 March
  2    Czech Republic 2  
     Chile 4  
Coquimbo, Chile (clay)
7    Israel 1  
       Chile 1
Bree, Belgium (indoor clay)
  2    Czech Republic 4  
     Belgium 1
2    Czech Republic 4  

First round losers played in World Group Play-offs.

FinalEdit

 
Serbia
3
Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia[6]
3–5 December 2010
Hard (i)
 
France
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Janko Tipsarević
Gaël Monfils
1
6
64
77
0
6
     
2  
 
Novak Djokovic
Gilles Simon
6
3
6
1
7
5
     
3  
 
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjić
Arnaud Clément / Michaël Llodra
6
3
77
63
4
6
5
7
4
6
 
4  
 
Novak Djokovic
Gaël Monfils
6
2
6
2
6
4
     
5  
 
Viktor Troicki
Michaël Llodra
6
2
6
2
6
3
     

World Group Play-offsEdit

  • Date: 17–19 September

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties, and eight winners of the Group I second round ties competed in the World Group Play-offs.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Colombia 1–3   United States Bogotá Plaza de Toros la Santamaria Outdoor Clay
  Israel 2–3   Austria Tel Aviv Nokia Arena Indoor Hard
  Germany 5–0   South Africa Stuttgart TC Weissenhof Outdoor Clay
  Sweden 3–2   Italy Lidköping Sparbanken Lidköping Arena Indoor Hard
  India 3–2   Brazil Chennai SDAT Tennis Stadium Outdoor Hard
  Australia 2–3   Belgium North Cairns Cairns Regional Tennis Centre Outdoor Hard
  Kazakhstan 5–0    Switzerland Astana National Tennis Centre Indoor Hard
  Romania 5–0   Ecuador Bucharest Centrul Naţional de Tenis Outdoor Clay

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
17–19 September
1st round play-offs
9–11 July
1st round
5–7 March
2nd round
7–9 May
                                     
 
    1    Brazil  
     bye     Bauru, Brazil (clay)
   bye       1    Brazil 5
     Dominican Republic   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (hard)      Uruguay 0
     Dominican Republic 1
  Toronto, Canada (hard)        Uruguay 4  
     Dominican Republic 0  
     Canada 5    
     bye  
       Canada     Bogota, Colombia (clay) (5–7 March)
   Canada          Canada 1
   bye     2    Colombia 4
   bye
    2    Colombia  
  Dominican Republic relegated to
Group II in 2011.
    Brazil and   Colombia
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
9–11 July
1st round
5–7 March
2nd round
9–11 July
3rd round
17–19 September
                                     
  Lima, Peru (clay)
    1    Peru 5  
  Cochabamba, Bolivia (clay)      El Salvador 0     Maracaibo, Venezuela (hard)
   El Salvador 4       1    Peru 1  
   Bolivia 1   La Paz, Bolivia (clay)   4    Venezuela 3  
  4    Venezuela 4
       Bolivia 1     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
    4    Venezuela 1
  Lambaré, Paraguay (clay)     2    Mexico 4
    3    Paraguay 4  
  Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)      Netherlands Antilles 1     Encarnación, Paraguay (clay)
   Netherlands Antilles 3       3    Paraguay 1
   Guatemala 2   Mexico City, Mexico (clay)   2    Mexico 4  
  2    Mexico 5
       Guatemala 0  
  Bolivia and   Guatemala
relegated to Group III in 2011.
    Mexico promoted
to Group I in 2011.

Group IIIEdit

Group IVEdit

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
17–19 September
1st round play-offs
9–11 July
1st round
5–7 March
2nd round
7–9 May
                                     
  Melbourne, Australia (hard)
    1    Australia 5  
  Kaohsiung, Taiwan (hard)        Chinese Taipei 0     Brisbane, Australia (clay)
       Chinese Taipei 4       1    Australia 5
       Philippines 1   Osaka, Japan (indoor carpet)   4    Japan 0
  4    Japan 5
  Changwon, South Korea (hard)          Philippines 0  
       Philippines 3  
  2    South Korea 2     Guangdong, China (indoor hard)
         China 3  
  Gimcheon, South Korea (indoor hard)   3    Uzbekistan 2     Wuhan, China (hard)
3    Uzbekistan 4            China 1
  2    South Korea 1   Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor clay)        Kazakhstan 4
       Kazakhstan 5
    2    South Korea 0  
  South Korea relegated to
Group II in 2011.
    Australia and   Kazakhstan
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
9–11 July
1st round
5–7 March
2nd round
9–11 July
3rd round
17–19 September
                                     
  Nonthaburi, Thailand (hard)
    1    Thailand 5  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)      Pacific Oceania 0     Jakarta, Indonesia (hard)
   Pacific Oceania 3       1    Thailand 4  
     Malaysia 2   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (indoor hard)   3    Indonesia 1  
  3    Indonesia 5
         Malaysia 0     Nonthaburi, Thailand (hard)
    1    Thailand 2
  Hong Kong, Hong Kong (hard)     2    New Zealand 3
         Hong Kong 1  
  Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)   4    Pakistan 3     Hawera, New Zealand (indoor hard) *
     Hong Kong 3       4    Pakistan 2
     Sri Lanka 2   Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)   2    New Zealand 3  
       Sri Lanka 2
    2    New Zealand 3  
  Malaysia and   Sri Lanka
relegated to Group III in 2011.
    New Zealand promoted
to Group I in 2011.
  • Round tie between New Zealand and Pakistan has switched home venues, due to ongoing security concerns in the region

Group IIIEdit

  • Withdrawn:   Saudi Arabia – relegated to Asia/Oceania Group IV

Group IVEdit

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
17-19 Sep
1st round play-offs
9–11 July
1st round
5–7 March
2nd round
7–9 May
                                     
 
    1    Austria    
       bye       Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
(indoor hard) (5–7 March)
     bye         1    Austria 3
       Slovakia            Slovakia 2
       Slovakia  
  Minsk, Belarus (hard)        bye    
       Slovakia 4  
       Belarus 1    
    3    Netherlands    
  Minsk, Belarus (hard)      bye       Zoetermeer, Netherlands (indoor hard)
3    Netherlands 4       3    Netherlands 1
       Belarus 1   Castellaneta, Italy (clay)        Italy 4
       Italy 5
         Belarus 0  
  Sopot, Poland (indoor hard)
         Finland 3  
         Poland 2     Pretoria, South Africa (hard)
       Poland              Finland 0
     bye       4    South Africa 4
     bye  
  Riga, Latvia (carpet indoor)     4    South Africa    
       Poland 3  
       Latvia 2     Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (indoor hard)
         Ukraine 4  
         Latvia 1     Bucharest, Romania (clay)
     Latvia              Ukraine 1
     bye       2    Romania 3
     bye  
    2    Romania    
  Belarus and   Latvia
relegated to Group II in 2011.
  Austria,   Italy,   South Africa, and   Romania
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
9–11 July
1st round
5–7 March
2nd round
9–11 July
3rd round
17–19 September
                                     
  Vilnius, Lithuania (indoor hard)
    1    Great Britain 2  
  Eastbourne, Great Britain (grass)        Lithuania 3     Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)
1    Great Britain 5            Lithuania 3  
     Turkey 0   Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)   7    Ireland 2  
  7    Ireland 4
         Turkey 1     Vilnius, Lithuania (indoor hard)
         Lithuania 2
  Sofia, Bulgaria (indoor hard)     6    Slovenia 3
    3    Monaco 2  
  Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)        Bulgaria 3     Otočec, Slovenia (clay)
3    Monaco 5            Bulgaria 0
   Norway 0   Oslo, Norway (indoor hard)   6    Slovenia 5  
  6    Slovenia 5
         Norway 0  
  Maia, Portugal (indoor clay)
         Denmark 1  
  Cairo, Egypt (clay)   5    Portugal 4     Cruz Quebrada, Portugal (clay)
     Denmark 5       5    Portugal 5  
     Egypt 0   Limassol, Cyprus (indoor hard)   4    Cyprus 0  
       Egypt 2
    4    Cyprus 3     Cruz Quebrada, Portugal (clay)
    5    Portugal 3
  Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)          Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
         Estonia 4  
  Gödöllő, Hungary (clay)   8    Hungary 1     Tallinn, Estonia (clay)
8    Hungary 4            Estonia 2
2    North Macedonia 1   Veles, Macedonia (indoor clay)        Bosnia and Herzegovina 3  
       Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
    2    North Macedonia 2  
  Turkey,   Norway,   Egypt, and   North Macedonia
relegated to Group III in 2011.
  Slovenia and   Portugal
promoted to Group I in 2011.

Group III EuropeEdit

Group III AfricaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Serbia crowned Davis Cup champion at the Davis Cup official site
  2. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2010". www.daviscup.com. ITF.
  3. ^ a b World Group 2010 at the Davis Cup official site
  4. ^ Best of Three: Djokovic shines for country in Davis Cup first round sportsillustrated.cnn.com
  5. ^ which Serbia scores historic Davis Cup victory Times LIVE
  6. ^ "Serbia v France". Davis Cup.

External linksEdit