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The 2019 Davis Cup is the 108th edition of the Davis Cup, a tournament between national teams in men's tennis. It is sponsored by Rakuten.[1]

2019 Davis Cup
Details
Duration1 February – 30 November
Edition108th
Champion
Winning Nation Spain
2018
2020

For this edition, the format of the cup was changed.[2] The main modification is the World Group taking place at one location and in one week, with eighteen teams divided in six round-robin groups of three teams each, with the winners of the groups and the two best second places advancing to quarterfinals. The series between the teams in this stage features two singles matches and one doubles match, instead of the best-of-5 series, with the matches changing from best of 5 sets to best of 3. As the World Group is now taking place as one single tournament, this event has been named the 2019 Davis Cup Finals. The lower zone groups I and II are composed of single ties deciding promotion or relegation.

Spain won their sixth title (their first since 2011), defeating Canada in the final 2–0. Rafael Nadal received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for his performance in the tournament, after he won 8 of the 8 matches he participated in.[3]

Davis Cup FinalsEdit

Date: 18–24 November 2019[4]
Venue: Caja Mágica in Madrid, Spain[5]
Surface: Hard court[4]

18 nations are taking in the finals, formerly known as World Group. The qualification is as follows:

  • 4 semifinalists of the previous edition
  • 2 wild card teams
  • 12 winners of a qualifier round, in February 2019

H = Host Nation, TH = Title Holder, WC = Wild Card

Participating teams
 
Argentina (WC)
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Canada
 
Chile
 
Colombia
 
Croatia (TH)
 
France
 
Germany
 
Great Britain (WC)
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
Kazakhstan
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
Serbia
 
Spain (H)
 
United States

SeedsEdit

The seedings are based on the Nations Ranking of 4 February.[6]

Qualifying roundEdit

Date: 1–2 February 2019

Twenty-four teams played for twelve spots in the Finals, in series decided on a home and away basis.[7]

These twenty-four teams are:

  • 4 losing quarterfinalists of the previous edition,
  • 8 winners of World Group Play-offs of previous edition, and
  • 12 best teams not previously qualified with best ranking of their zone:
    • 6 from Europe/Africa,
    • 3 from Asia/Oceania, and
    • 3 from Americas.

The 12 losing teams from the qualifying round then played at the Group I of the corresponding continental zone in September.

#: Nations Ranking as of 29 October 2018.[8]

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  Brazil 1–3   Belgium [1] Uberlândia Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves Clay (i) [9]
  Uzbekistan 2–3   Serbia [2] Tashkent Saxovat Sport Servis Sport Complex Hard (i) [10]
  Australia [3] 4–0   Bosnia and Herzegovina Adelaide Memorial Drive Tennis Club Hard [11]
  India 1–3   Italy [4] Kolkata Calcutta South Club Grass [12]
  Germany [5] 5–0   Hungary Frankfurt Fraport Arena Hard (i) [13]
   Switzerland [6] 1–3   Russia Biel/Bienne Swiss Tennis Arena Hard (i) [14]
  Kazakhstan [7] 3–1   Portugal Astana Daulet National Tennis Centre Hard (i) [15]
  Czech Republic [8] 1–3   Netherlands Ostrava Ostravar Aréna Hard (i) [16]
  Colombia 4–0   Sweden [9] Bogotá Palacio de los Deportes Clay (i) [17]
  Austria [10] 2–3   Chile Salzburg Salzburgarena Clay (i) [18]
  Slovakia 2–3   Canada [11] Bratislava Aegon Arena Clay (i) [19]
  China 2–3   Japan [12] Guangzhou Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre Hard [20]

Group stageEdit

Qualified for the Knockout stage

T = Ties, M = Matches, S = Sets

Group Winners Runners-up Third
Nation T M S Nation T M S Nation T M S
A   Serbia 2–0 5–1 10–2   France 1–1 3–3 6–7   Japan 0–2 1–5 3–10
B   Spain 2–0 5–1 11–2   Russia 1–1 4–2 8–6   Croatia 0–2 0–6 1–12
C   Germany 2–0 5–1 11–4   Argentina 1–1 3–3 8–6   Chile 0–2 1–5 2–11
D   Australia 2–0 5–1 10–3   Belgium 1–1 3–3 7–7   Colombia 0–2 1–5 4–11
E   Great Britain 2–0 4–2 10–5   Kazakhstan 1–1 3–3 7–7   Netherlands 0–2 2–4 5–10
F   Canada 2–0 4–2 9–5   United States 1–1 3–3 7–8   Italy 0–2 2–4 7–10
Group A SRB FRA JPN
1   Serbia 2-1 3-0
2   France 1-2 2-1
3   Japan 0-3 1-2
Group B ESP RUS CRO
1   Spain 2-1 3-0
2   Russia 1-2 3-0
3   Croatia 0-3 0-3
Group C GER ARG CHI
1   Germany 3-0 2-1
2   Argentina 0-3 3-0
3   Chile 1-2 0-3
Group D AUS BEL COL
1   Australia 2-1 3-0
2   Belgium 1-2 2-1
3   Colombia 0-3 1-2
Group E GBR KAZ NED
1   Great Britain 2-1 2-1
2   Kazakhstan 1-2 2-1
3   Netherlands 1-2 1-2
Group F CAN USA ITA
1   Canada 2-1 2-1
2   United States 1-2 2-1
3   Italy 1-2 1-2

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
  22 November
  8    Serbia 1  
  17    Russia 2     23 November
    17    Russia 1  
  21 November   13    Canada 2  
  9    Australia 1
  13    Canada 2     24 November
    13    Canada 0
  22 November     7    Spain 2
  5    Great Britain 2  
  11    Germany 0     23 November
    5    Great Britain 1
  22 November   7    Spain 2  
  3    Argentina 1
  7    Spain 2  

FinalEdit

 
Canada
0
Estadio Manolo Santana[21]
24 November 2019
 
Spain
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Félix Auger-Aliassime
Roberto Bautista Agut
63
77
3
6
   
2  
 
Denis Shapovalov
Rafael Nadal
3
6
67
79
   
3  
 
Vasek Pospisil / Denis Shapovalov
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
      not
played

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Dates: 13–14 September and 14–15 September 2019

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  Brazil [1] 3–1   Barbados Criciúma Sociedade Recreativa Mampituba Clay [22]
  Venezuela 0–4   Ecuador [2] Doral (Miami)1 Doral Park Country Club Hard [23]
  Uruguay 3–1   Dominican Republic [3] Montevideo Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club Clay [24]

1Because of the Venezuelan financial crisis, the Venezuelan national team plays its "home" matches in the Miami metropolitan area in the United States.

Group IIEdit

Dates: 5–6 April, 13–14 September and 14–15 September 2019

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  El Salvador 2–3   Peru [1] Santa Tecla Complejo Polideportivo de Ciudad Merliot Hard [25]
  Paraguay 1–4   Mexico [2] Asunción Club Internacional de Tenis Clay [26]
  Guatemala [3] 2–3   Bolivia Guatemala City Federación Nacional de Tenis Hard [27]

Group IIIEdit

Dates: 17–22 June 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Dates: 13–14 September, 14–15 September 2019 and 29–30 November 2019

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  Pakistan 0–4   India [1] Nur-Sultan Daulet National Tennis Centre Hard (i) [28][29]
  Lebanon 2–3   Uzbekistan [2] Jounieh Automobile and Touring Club of Lebanon Clay [30]
  China [3] 1–3   South Korea Guiyang Guiyang Olympic Sports Center Tennis Stadium Hard (i) [31]

Group IIEdit

Dates: 5–6 April and 14–15 September 2019

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  Thailand [1] 3–1   Philippines Nonthaburi National Tennis Development Centre Hard [32]
  Indonesia 1–3   New Zealand [2] Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex Hard [33]
  Hong Kong 0–4   Chinese Taipei [3] Hong Kong Victoria Park Tennis Stadium Hard [34]

Group IIIEdit

Dates: 26–29 June 2019

Location: Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore (indoor hard)

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

  •   Vietnam was the winner of Group III.

Group IVEdit

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

Location: Jordan Tennis Federation, Amman, Jordan (hard)

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Dates: 13–14 September and 14–15 September 2019

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–3   Czech Republic [1] Zenica Arena Zenica Hard (i) [35]
  Sweden [2] 3–1   Israel Stockholm Kungliga tennishallen Hard (i) [36]
  Finland 2–3   Austria [3] Espoo Espoo Metro Areena Hard (i) [37]
  Hungary [4] 3–2   Ukraine Budapest Sport 11 Sports, Leisure and Event Center Clay [38]
  Slovakia 3–1    Switzerland [5] Bratislava AXA Aréna NTC Clay [39]
  Belarus 3–2   Portugal [6] Minsk Republic Olympic Tennis Center Hard (i) [40]

Group IIEdit

Dates: 5–6 April and 13–14 September 2019

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
  Romania [1] 4–1   Zimbabwe Piatra Neamț Polyvalent Hall Hard (i) [41]
  South Africa [2] 4–1   Bulgaria Cape Town Kelvin Grove Club Hard [42]
  Denmark [3] 2–3   Turkey Risskov Vejlby-Risskov Hallen Hard (i) [43]
  Morocco 2–3   Lithuania [4] Marrakesh Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech Clay [44]
  Egypt [5] 1–3   Slovenia Cairo Gezira Sporting Club Clay [45]
  Norway [6] 3–1   Georgia Oslo Njård Tennisklubb Clay [46]

Group III EuropeEdit

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

Location: Tatoi Club, Athens, Greece (clay)

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

  •   Poland was the winner of Europe Group III.

Group III AfricaEdit

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

  •   Tunisia was the winner of Africa Group III.

Group IV EuropeEdit

Dates: 15–20 July 2019

Location: Centro Tennis Cassa di Risparmio, San Marino, San Marino (clay)

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

  •   Cyprus was the winner of Europe Group IV.

Group IV AfricaEdit

Dates: 26–29 June 2019

Location: Kintélé Sports Complex, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (hard)

Participating nations

Play-offsEdit

  •   Ghana was the winner of Africa Group IV.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Historic Davis Cup reforms approved at AGM". Daviscup.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
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  4. ^ a b "Inaugural Davis Cup finals to be staged on 18-24 November". Daviscup.com. 2018-10-17.
  5. ^ "Madrid chosen as host city for 2019, 2020 Davis Cup finals". Daviscup.com. 2018-09-27.
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  12. ^ "India v Italy". Daviscup.com.
  13. ^ "Germany v Hungary". Daviscup.com.
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  16. ^ "Czech Republic v Netherlands". Daviscup.com.
  17. ^ "Colombia v Sweden". Daviscup.com.
  18. ^ "Austria v Chile". Daviscup.com.
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  20. ^ "China v Japan". Daviscup.com.
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  25. ^ "El Salvador v Peru". Daviscup.com.
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  31. ^ "China v South Korea". Daviscup.com.
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  33. ^ "Indonesia v New Zealand". Daviscup.com.
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  36. ^ "Sweden v Israel". Daviscup.com.
  37. ^ "Finland v Austria". Daviscup.com.
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  41. ^ "Romania v Zimbabwe". Daviscup.com.
  42. ^ "South Africa v Bulgaria". Daviscup.com.
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  44. ^ "Morocco v Lithuania". Daviscup.com.
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