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The 2014 Davis Cup (also known as the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 103rd edition of the tournament between national teams in men's tennis.[1] The final took place between the 21–23 of November 2014 in Lille, France, with Switzerland winning the title for the first time, defeating hosts France in the final.[2][3][4][5]

2014 Davis Cup
Details
Duration31 January – 23 November
Edition103rd
Champion
Winning Nation  Switzerland
2013
2015

Contents

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Canada
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Germany
 
Great Britain
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
Kazakhstan
 
Netherlands
 
Serbia
 
Spain
 
Switzerland
 
United States

SeedsEdit

  1.   Czech Republic (Semifinals)
  2.   Serbia (First round)
  3.   Spain (First round)
  4.   Argentina (First round)
  5.   France (Final)
  6.   United States (First round)
  7.   Canada (First round)
  8.   Kazakhstan (Quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

  First round
31 January –2 February
Quarterfinals
4–6 April
Semifinals
12–14 September
Final
21–23 November
                                     
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
1    Czech Republic 3  
Tokyo, Japan (indoor hard)
   Netherlands 2  
  1    Czech Republic 5  
Tokyo, Japan (indoor hard)
     Japan 0  
7    Canada 1
Paris, France (clay)
   Japan 4  
  1    Czech Republic 1  
Frankfurt, Germany (indoor hard)
  5    France 4  
3    Spain 1  
Nancy, France (indoor hard)
   Germany 4  
     Germany 2
Mouilleron-le-Captif, France (indoor clay)
  5    France 3  
5    France 5
Lille, France (indoor clay)
   Australia 0  
  5    France 1
San Diego, United States (clay)
      Switzerland 3
   Great Britain 3  
Naples, Italy (clay)
6    United States 1  
     Great Britain 2
Mar del Plata, Argentina (clay)
     Italy 3  
   Italy 3
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor hard)
4    Argentina 1  
     Italy 2
Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)
      Switzerland 3  
   Belgium 2  
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor hard)
8    Kazakhstan 3  
  8    Kazakhstan 2
Novi Sad, Serbia (indoor hard)
      Switzerland 3  
    Switzerland 3
2    Serbia 2  

FinalEdit

 
France
1
Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France[6][7]
21–23 November 2014
Clay (i)
 
Switzerland
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Stan Wawrinka
1
6
6
3
3
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Gaël Monfils
Roger Federer
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
3  
 
Julien Benneteau / Richard Gasquet
Roger Federer / Stan Wawrinka
3
6
5
7
4
6
     
4  
 
Richard Gasquet
Roger Federer
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
5  
 
Gaël Monfils
Stan Wawrinka
          not
played

World Group Play-offsEdit

Date: 12–14 September

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I final round ties competed in the World Group Play-offs for spots in the 2015 World Group. The draw took place on April 8 in London, England.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  India 2–3   Serbia Bangalore KSLTA Tennis Stadium Outdoor Hard
  Brazil 3–1   Spain São Paulo Ginásio do Ibirapuera Indoor Clay
  Israel 2–3   Argentina Sunrise, United States[8][9] Sunrise Tennis Club[8][9] Outdoor Hard
  Canada 3–2   Colombia Halifax Halifax Metro Centre Indoor Hard
  United States 5–0   Slovakia Chicago Sears Centre Indoor Hard
  Australia 5–0   Uzbekistan Perth Cottesloe Tennis Club Outdoor Grass
  Netherlands 2–3   Croatia Amsterdam Ziggo Dome Indoor Clay
  Ukraine 2–3   Belgium Tallinn, Estonia[8][10] Tere Tennis Centre[8][10] Indoor Hard

Note: Due to security concerns, the International Tennis Federation Board of Directors decided to move the World Group play-off ties originally scheduled to be held in Israel and Ukraine. Israel and Ukraine exercised their option of nominating neutral venues for their ties against Argentina and Belgium, respectively.[8]

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
12–14 September
1st round play-offs
-
1st round
31 January – 2 February
2nd round
4–6 April
                                     
 
    1    Brazil  
     bye     Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
   bye       1    Brazil 3
     Venezuela   Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)      Ecuador 1
     Ecuador 3
  Caracas, Venezuela (hard)        Venezuela 2  
     Venezuela 1  
     Uruguay 4     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (hard)
       Dominican Republic 4  
       Uruguay 0     Cali, Colombia (clay)
   Uruguay          Dominican Republic 1
   bye     2    Colombia 4
   bye
    2    Colombia  
  Venezuela relegated to
Group II in 2015.
    Brazil and   Colombia
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
4–6 April
1st round
31 January – 2 February
2nd round
4–6 April
3rd round
12–14 September
                                     
  Bridgetown, Barbados (hard)
    1    Chile 2  
  Santiago, Chile (clay)      Barbados 3     Saint Michael, Barbados (hard)
1    Chile 5          Barbados 4  
   Paraguay 0   Asunción, Paraguay (clay)   4    El Salvador 1  
  4    El Salvador 3
       Paraguay 2     Saint Michael, Barbados (hard)
       Barbados 3
  Trinidad, Bolivia (clay)     2    Mexico 2
       Bolivia 2  
  Cochabamba, Bolivia (clay)   3    Peru 3     Puebla, Mexico (hard)
   Bolivia 3       3    Peru 2
   Guatemala 1   Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)   2    Mexico 3  
     Guatemala 2
    2    Mexico 3  
  Paraguay and   Guatemala
relegated to Group III in 2015.
    Barbados promoted
to Group I in 2015.

Group IIIEdit

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
24–26 October
1st round play-offs
12–14 September
1st round
31 January –2 February
2nd round
4–6 April
                                     
 
    1    Uzbekistan  
     bye     Tianjin, China (hard)
   bye       1    Uzbekistan 3
     New Zealand   Tianjin, China (indoor hard)      China 2
     New Zealand 1
  Christchurch, New Zealand (indoor hard)        China 3  
     New Zealand 4  
     Chinese Taipei 1     Indore, India (hard)
       Chinese Taipei 0  
  Kaohsiung, Taiwan (hard)      India 5     Busan, South Korea (hard)
   Chinese Taipei 1          India 3
  2    South Korea 3     2    South Korea 1
   bye
    2    South Korea  
  Chinese Taipei relegated to
Group II in 2015.
    Uzbekistan and   India
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
4–6 April / 25–27 April
1st round
31 January –2 February
2nd round
4–6 April
3rd round
12–14 September
                                     
  Colombo, Sri Lanka (hard)
    1    Philippines 3  
  Da Lat, Vietnam (hard)      Sri Lanka 1     Manila, Philippines (indoor clay)
   Sri Lanka 3       1    Philippines 2  
   Vietnam 2   Da Lat, Vietnam (hard)   4    Pakistan 3  
  4    Pakistan 3
       Vietnam 2     Nonthaburi, Thailand (hard)
    4    Pakistan 1
  Phuket, Thailand (indoor hard)     3    Thailand 4
       Hong Kong 1  
  Jakarta, Indonesia (hard)   3    Thailand 4     Nonthaburi, Thailand (hard)
   Hong Kong 1       3    Thailand 4
2    Indonesia 3   Mishref, Kuwait (hard)      Kuwait 1  
     Kuwait 3
    2    Indonesia 2  
  Vietnam and   Hong Kong
relegated to Group III in 2015.
    Thailand promoted
to Group I in 2015.

Group IIIEdit

Group IVEdit

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
12–14 September / 24–26 October
1st round play-offs
12–14 September
1st round
31 January–2 February
2nd round
4–6 April
                                     
 
    1    Croatia  
     bye     Warsaw, Poland (indoor hard)
   bye       1    Croatia 3
     Russia   Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)      Poland 1
     Russia 2
  Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)        Poland 3  
     Russia 4  
     Portugal 1    
    3    Israel  
     bye     Portoroz, Slovenia (clay)
 bye       3    Israel 3
     Portugal   Kranj, Slovenia (indoor hard)      Slovenia 1
     Portugal 2
       Slovenia 3  
  Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (indoor hard)
       Ukraine 3  
  Bucharest, Romania (clay)      Romania 1     Malmö, Sweden (indoor hard)
     Romania 3          Ukraine 4
  4    Sweden 1     4    Sweden 1
   bye
  Jönköping, Sweden (indoor hard)     4    Sweden  
  4    Sweden 3  
     Latvia 2     Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
       Slovakia 5  
  Valmiera, Latvia (indoor hard)      Latvia 0     Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
   Latvia 1          Slovakia 4
  2    Austria 4     2    Austria 1
   bye
    2    Austria  
  Portugal and   Latvia
relegated to Group II in 2015.
  Croatia,   Israel,   Ukraine, and   Slovakia
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
4–6 April
1st round
31 January–2 February
2nd round
4–6 April
3rd round
12–14 September
                                     
  Centurion, South Africa (hard)
    1    South Africa 3  
  Oslo, Norway (indoor hard)      Monaco 2     Centurion, South Africa (hard)
   Monaco 5       1    South Africa 2  
   Norway 0   Oslo, Norway (indoor hard)   8    Lithuania 3  
  8    Lithuania 5
       Norway 0     Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (indoor hard)
    8    Lithuania 3
  Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)     5    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
    3    Finland 3  
  Athens, Greece (clay)      Bulgaria 2     Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)
   Bulgaria 4       3    Finland 2
   Greece 1   Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (indoor carpet)   5    Bosnia and Herzegovina 3  
  5    Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
       Greece 1  
  Minsk, Belarus (indoor hard)
       Ireland 1  
  Dublin, Ireland (indoor hard)   6    Belarus 4     Chișinău, Moldova (indoor hard)
   Ireland 3       6    Belarus 1  
   Egypt 2   Chișinău, Moldova (indoor hard)   4    Moldova 4  
     Egypt 1
    4    Moldova 4     Kolding, Denmark (indoor carpet)
    4    Moldova 2
  Rabat, Morocco (clay)     2    Denmark 3
       Morocco 2  
  Casablanca, Morocco (clay)   7    Luxembourg 3     Hillerød, Denmark (indoor hard)
   Morocco 4       7    Luxembourg 0
   Cyprus 1   Copenhagen, Denmark (indoor hard)   2    Denmark 5  
     Cyprus 1
    2    Denmark 4  
  Norway,   Greece,   Egypt, and   Cyprus
relegated to Group III in 2015.
  Lithuania and   Denmark
promoted to Group I in 2015.

Group III EuropeEdit

Group III AfricaEdit

Note:   Tunisia was suspended from Davis Cup competition for one year for violation of ITF rules, after the Tunisian Tennis Federation ordered Malek Jaziri not to play against Israeli opponent Amir Weintraub during the 2013 Tashkent Challenger, an ATP Challenger Tour event in October 2013.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2014". www.daviscup.com. ITF.
  2. ^ "Roger Federer completes his collection as Switzerland clinch Davis Cup final win". Daily Mail. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Switzerland wins Davis Cup final". ESPN. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Roger Federer dedicates win to his team-mates". BBC Sport. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Tears of joy from Roger Federer as Switzerland win Davis Cup". Guardian. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  6. ^ "France v Switzerland". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Lille to stage Davis Cup Final". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ a b c d e "ITF Board of Directors decisions regarding appeals". Davis Cup. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Israel versus Argentina tie to be held in Sunrise". Davis Cup. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Ukraine versus Belgium to be held in Tallinn". Davis Cup. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.

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