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The 2018 Davis Cup was the 107th edition of the Davis Cup, a tournament between national teams in men's tennis. It was sponsored by BNP Paribas.[1] In 2018, new rules were introduced for the Group I and II zonal events, with ties now being played as best-of-three sets over the course of two days. Croatia won the Davis Cup on 25 November with a 3–1 win over France.[2]

2018 Davis Cup
France and Croatia during the final
France and Croatia during the final
Details
Duration2 February – 25 November
Edition107th
Champion
Winning Nation Croatia
2017
2019

Contents

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Canada
 
Croatia
 
France
 
Germany
 
Great Britain
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
Kazakhstan
 
Netherlands
 
Serbia
 
Spain
 
Switzerland
 
United States

SeedsEdit

  1.   France (Final)
  2.   Belgium (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Great Britain (First round)
  4.   Croatia (Champion)
  5.    Switzerland (First round)
  6.   Australia (First round)
  7.   Serbia (First round)
  8.   Italy (Quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

  First round
2–4 February
Quarterfinals
6–8 April
Semifinals
14–16 September
Final
23–25 November
                                     
Albertville, France (indoor hard)[3]
1    France 3  
Genoa, Italy (clay)[4]
   Netherlands 1  
  1    France 3  
Morioka, Japan (indoor hard)[5]
  8    Italy 1  
8    Italy 3
Lille, France (indoor hard)[6]
   Japan 1  
  1    France 3  
Marbella, Spain (clay)[7]
     Spain 2  
3    Great Britain 1  
Valencia, Spain (clay)[8]
   Spain 3  
     Spain 3
Brisbane, Australia (hard)[9]
     Germany 2  
6    Australia 1
Lille, France (indoor clay)[10]
   Germany 3  
  1    France 1
Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)[11]
  4    Croatia 3
   Kazakhstan 4  
Varaždin, Croatia (indoor clay)[12]
5     Switzerland 1  
     Kazakhstan 1
Osijek, Croatia (indoor clay)[13]
  4    Croatia 3  
   Canada 1
Zadar, Croatia (clay)[14]
4    Croatia 3  
  4    Croatia 3
Niš, Serbia (indoor clay)[15]
     United States 2  
   United States 3  
Nashville, United States (indoor hard)[16]
7    Serbia 1  
     United States 4
Liège, Belgium (indoor hard)[17]
  2    Belgium 0  
   Hungary 2
2    Belgium 3  


FinalEdit

 
France
1
Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France[10]
23–25 November
Clay (i)
 
Croatia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jérémy Chardy
Borna Ćorić
2
6
5
7
4
6
     
2  
 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Marin Čilić
3
6
5
7
4
6
     
3  
 
Nicolas Mahut / Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Ivan Dodig / Mate Pavić
6
4
6
4
3
6
77
63
   
4  
 
Lucas Pouille
Marin Čilić
63
77
3
6
3
6
     
5  
 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Borna Ćorić
          not
played

World Group Play-offsEdit

Date: 14–16 September 2018

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I final round ties will compete in the World Group Play-offs for seeded spots in the 2019 Qualifying Round. Seedings are based on Davis Cup rankings as of 9 April 2018.

Home team Score Visiting team Location Venue Door Surface
  Argentina 4–0   Colombia San Juan Estadio Aldo Cantoni Indoor Clay
  Great Britain 3–1   Uzbekistan Glasgow Emirates Arena Indoor Hard
  Austria 3–1   Australia Graz Messe Congress Graz Outdoor Clay
   Switzerland 2–3   Sweden Biel/Bienne Swiss Tennis Arena Indoor Hard
  Serbia 4–0   India Kraljevo Kraljevo Sports Hall Indoor Clay
  Canada 3–1   Netherlands Toronto Coca-Cola Coliseum Indoor Hard
  Hungary 2–3   Czech Republic Budapest Kopaszi Dam Outdoor Clay
  Japan 4–0   Bosnia and Herzegovina Osaka Utsubo Tennis Center Outdoor Hard

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
14–15 September
1st round play-offs
6–7 April
1st round
2–3 February
2nd round
6–7 April
                                     
 
    1    Argentina  
     bye     San Juan, Argentina (indoor clay)[18]
   bye       1    Argentina 3
     Ecuador   Santiago, Chile (clay)[19]      Chile 2
     Chile 3
  Saint Michael, Barbados (hard)[20]        Ecuador 1  
     Ecuador 4  
     Barbados 0     Saint Michael, Barbados (hard)[21]
       Colombia 4  
  Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic (hard)[22]      Barbados 0     Barranquilla, Colombia (hard)[23]
   Barbados 0          Colombia 3
     Dominican Republic 4   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (hard)[24]   2    Brazil 2
     Dominican Republic 2
    2    Brazil 3  
  Barbados relegated to
Group II in 2019.
    Argentina and   Colombia
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
7–8 April
1st round
3–4 February
2nd round
7–8 April
3rd round
15–16 September
                                     
  Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)[25]
    1    Venezuela 3  
  Guatemala City, Guatemala (hard)[26]      Guatemala 1     Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)[27]
   Guatemala 3       1    Venezuela 1  
3    El Salvador 1   San Salvador, El Salvador (hard)[28]      Uruguay 4  
  3    El Salvador 1
       Uruguay 4     Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)[29]
       Uruguay 3
  Tijuana, Mexico (hard)[30]     4    Mexico 1
       Puerto Rico 0  
  Trinidad, Bolivia (clay)[31]   4    Mexico 5     Metepec, Mexico (hard)[32]
   Puerto Rico 0       4    Mexico 3
   Bolivia 5   La Paz, Bolivia (clay)[33]   2    Peru 1  
     Bolivia 1
    2    Peru 4  
  El Salvador and   Puerto Rico
relegated to Group III in 2019.
    Uruguay promoted
to Group I in 2019.

Group IIIEdit

Date: 28 May–2 June

Location: Costa Rica Country Club, Escazú, Costa Rica (hard)

Format: Round-robin basis. The winner of Pool A will play-off against the runner-up of Pool B and the winner of Pool B will play-off against the runner-up of Pool A to determine which two nations will advance to Americas Zone Group II in 2019.

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
14–15 September
1st round play-offs
1st round
2–3 February
2nd round
6–7 April
                                     
 
    1    India  
     bye     Tianjin, China (hard)[34]
   bye       1    India 3
     New Zealand   Tianjin, China (indoor hard)[35]      China 2
     China 3
  Gimcheon, South Korea (hard)[36]        New Zealand 1  
     New Zealand 2  
     South Korea 3     Islamabad, Pakistan (grass)[37]
       Pakistan 4  
       South Korea 0     Islamabad, Pakistan (grass)[38]
   South Korea          Pakistan 1
   bye     2    Uzbekistan 4
   bye
    2    Uzbekistan  
  New Zealand relegated to
Group II in 2019.
    India and   Uzbekistan
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
7–8 April
1st round
3–4 February
2nd round
7–8 April
3rd round
15–16 September
                                     
  Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)[39]
    1    Thailand 3  
  Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)[40]      Sri Lanka 2     Manila, Philippines (indoor clay)[41]
   Sri Lanka 1       1    Thailand 4  
   Indonesia 3   Jakarta, Indonesia (indoor hard)[42]   3    Philippines 1  
  3    Philippines 4
       Indonesia 1     Nonthaburi, Thailand (hard)[43]
    1    Thailand 2
  Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)[44]        Lebanon 3
       Iran 0  
  Taipei, Taiwan (indoor hard)[45]   4    Hong Kong 4     Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon (hard)[46]
   Iran 0       4    Hong Kong 1
2    Chinese Taipei 4   Beirut, Lebanon (indoor hard)[47]      Lebanon 3  
     Lebanon 3
    2    Chinese Taipei 2  
  Sri Lanka and   Iran
relegated to Group III in 2019.
    Lebanon promoted
to Group I in 2019.

Group IIIEdit

Date: 2–7 April

Location: Mỹ Đình Sports Complex, Hanoi, Vietnam (indoor hard)

Format: Round-robin basis. One pool of 4 teams (Pool A) and one pool of 5 teams (Pool B). The winner of Pool A will play-off against the runner-up of Pool B and the winner of Pool B will play-off against the runner-up of Pool A to determine which two nations will be promoted to Asia/Oceania Zone Group II in 2019.

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IVEdit

Date: 29 January–3 February

Location: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman (hard)

Format: Round-robin basis. Two pools of six teams. The winner of Pool A will play-off against the runner-up in Pool B and the winner of Pool B will play-off against the runner-up in Pool A to determine which two nations will be promoted to Asia/Oceania Zone Group III in 2019.

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

DrawEdit

  2nd round play-offs
19–20 October / 26–27 October
1st round play-offs
14–15 September
1st round
2–3 February
2nd round
6–7 April
                                     
 
    1    Czech Republic  
     bye     Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor clay)[48]
   bye       1    Czech Republic 3
     South Africa   Centurion, South Africa (hard)[49]      Israel 1
     South Africa 2
  Lisbon, Portugal (clay)[50]        Israel 3  
     South Africa 0  
  4    Portugal 4    
    4    Portugal  
  Bucha, Ukraine (hard)[51]    bye     Stockholm, Sweden (indoor hard)[52]
4    Portugal 1       4    Portugal 2
     Ukraine 3   Dnipro, Ukraine (indoor hard)[53]      Sweden 3
     Ukraine 2
       Sweden 3  
 
       Bosnia and Herzegovina  
     bye     Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor clay)[54]
   bye          Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
  3    Slovakia     3    Slovakia 2
   bye
  Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor clay)[55]     3    Slovakia  
  3    Slovakia 3  
     Belarus 1     Sankt Pölten, Austria (indoor clay)[56]
       Austria 5  
  Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)[57]      Belarus 0     Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)[58]
   Belarus 2          Austria 3
  2    Russia 3     2    Russia 1
   bye
    2    Russia  
  South Africa and   Belarus
relegated to Group II in 2019.
  Czech Republic,   Sweden,   Bosnia and Herzegovina, and   Austria
advance to World Group Play-off.

Group IIEdit

DrawEdit

  Play-offs
7–8 April
1st round
3–4 February
2nd round
7–8 April
3rd round
14–15 September / 15–16 September
                                     
  Piatra Neamț, Romania (indoor hard)[59]
    1    Romania 4  
  Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (indoor hard)[60]      Luxembourg 1     Cluj-Napoca, Romania (indoor hard)[61]
   Luxembourg 5       1    Romania 5  
8    Georgia 0   Marrakech, Morocco (clay)[62]      Morocco 0  
  8    Georgia 1
       Morocco 3     Cluj-Napoca, Romania (indoor clay)[63]
    1    Romania 2
  Maribor, Slovenia (indoor hard)[64]        Poland 3
    4    Slovenia 2  
  Portorož, Slovenia (clay)[65]      Poland 3     Sopot, Poland (indoor hard)[66]
4    Slovenia 3          Poland 4
5    Turkey 2   Harare, Zimbabwe (hard)[67]      Zimbabwe 1  
  5    Turkey 1
       Zimbabwe 3  
  Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (hard)[68]
       Egypt 4  
  Oslo, Norway (indoor hard)[69]   6    Norway 0     Gentofte, Denmark (indoor hard)[70]
6    Norway 3          Egypt 3  
   Ireland 1   Birkerød, Denmark (indoor hard)[71]   3    Denmark 1  
     Ireland 1
    3    Denmark 4     Cairo, Egypt (clay)[72]
       Egypt 2
  Tunis, Tunisia (hard)[73]     7    Finland 3
       Tunisia 2  
  Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)[74]   7    Finland 3     Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)[75]
   Tunisia 2       7    Finland 3
   Estonia 3   Šiauliai, Lithuania (indoor hard)[76]   2    Lithuania 2  
     Estonia 1
    2    Lithuania 3  
  Georgia,   Turkey,   Ireland, and   Tunisia
relegated to Group III in 2019.
  Poland and   Finland
promoted to Group I in 2019.

Group III EuropeEdit

Date: 3–7 April

Location 1: Tennis Club Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (clay)
Location 2: Ulcinj Bellevue, Ulcinj, Montenegro (clay)

Format: Round-robin basis. Two pools of four teams at each venue. The winners of each pool play-off against each other to determine which nation will be promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2019. Two promoted - one from each venue.

Participating teams


Play-offsEdit

Group III AfricaEdit

Date: 18–23 June

Location: Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya (clay)

Format: Round-robin basis. One pool of four teams (Pool A) and one pool of five teams (Pool B). The winners of each pool play-off against each other to determine which two nations are promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2019.

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Kenya and   Namibia were promoted to Group II in 2019.

ReferencesEdit

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  20. ^ "Ecuador v Barbados". DavisCup.com.
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  22. ^ "Barbados v Dominican Republic". DavisCup.com.
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  40. ^ "Sri Lanka v Indonesia". DavisCup.com.
  41. ^ "Philippines v Thailand". DavisCup.com.
  42. ^ "Indonesia v Philippines". DavisCup.com.
  43. ^ "Thailand v Lebanon". DavisCup.com.
  44. ^ "Hong Kong v Iran". DavisCup.com.
  45. ^ "Iran v Chinese Taipei". DavisCup.com.
  46. ^ "Lebanon v Hong Kong". DavisCup.com.
  47. ^ "Lebanon v Chinese Taipei". DavisCup.com.
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  49. ^ "South Africa v Israel". DavisCup.com.
  50. ^ "Portugal v South Africa". DavisCup.com.
  51. ^ "Portugal v Ukraine". DavisCup.com.
  52. ^ "Sweden v Portugal". DavisCup.com.
  53. ^ "Ukraine v Sweden". DavisCup.com.
  54. ^ "Slovakia v Bosnia and Herzegovina". DavisCup.com.
  55. ^ "Slovakia v Belarus". DavisCup.com.
  56. ^ "Austria v Belarus". DavisCup.com.
  57. ^ "Belarus v Russia". DavisCup.com.
  58. ^ "Russia v Austria". DavisCup.com.
  59. ^ "Romania v Luxembourg". DavisCup.com.
  60. ^ "Luxembourg v Georgia". DavisCup.com.
  61. ^ "Romania v Morocco". DavisCup.com.
  62. ^ "Morocco v Georgia". DavisCup.com.
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  65. ^ "Slovenia v Turkey". DavisCup.com.
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  67. ^ "Zimbabwe v Turkey". DavisCup.com.
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  69. ^ "Norway v Ireland". DavisCup.com.
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  72. ^ "Egypt v Finland". DavisCup.com.
  73. ^ "Tunisia v Finland". DavisCup.com.
  74. ^ "Estonia v Tunisia". DavisCup.com.
  75. ^ "Finland v Lithuania". DavisCup.com.
  76. ^ "Lithuania v Estonia". DavisCup.com.

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