2005 Davis Cup

The 2005 Davis Cup was the 94th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 130 teams participated in the tournament. The final took place 2-4 December at the Sibamac Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, with Croatia defeating Slovakia for their first title.[1][2][3]

2005 Davis Cup
Details
Duration4 March – 4 December
Edition94th
Teams130
Champion
Winning Nation Croatia
2004
2006

World Group

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belarus

Czech Republic

Chile

Croatia

France

Netherlands

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw

  First Round
4-6 March
Quarterfinals
15-17 July
Semifinals
23-25 September
Final
2-4 December
                                     
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
1   Spain 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  Slovakia 4  
    Slovakia 4  
Fribourg, Switzerland (indoor hard)
    Netherlands 1  
7    Switzerland 2
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  Netherlands 3  
    Slovakia 4  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
  6   Argentina 1  
4   Australia 5  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
  Austria 0  
  4   Australia 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  6   Argentina 4  
6   Argentina 5
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)
  Czech Republic 0  
    Slovakia 2
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
    Croatia 3
  Chile 1  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
5   Russia 4  
  5   Russia 3
Strasbourg, France (indoor clay)
  3   France 2  
  Sweden 1
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)
3   France 4  
  5   Russia 2
Braşov, Romania (indoor clay)
    Croatia 3  
  Romania 3  
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)
8   Belarus 2  
    Romania 1
Los Angeles, United States (hard)
    Croatia 4  
  Croatia 3
2   United States 2  

First round losers compete in Play-off ties with Zonal Group I Qualifiers.

Final


Slovakia
2
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia[4]
2–4 December 2005
Hard (i)

Croatia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Karol Kučera
Ivan Ljubičić
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2
Dominik Hrbatý
Mario Ančić
77
64
6
4
64
77
6
4
   
3
Dominik Hrbatý / Michal Mertiňák
Mario Ančić / Ivan Ljubičić
65
77
3
6
65
77
     
4
Dominik Hrbatý
Ivan Ljubičić
4
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
5
Michal Mertiňák
Mario Ančić
61
77
3
6
4
6
     

World Group Play-offs

Date: 23-25 September

Home teamScoreVisiting teamLocationVenueDoorSurface
 Austria4–1 EcuadorPörtschachWerzer ArenaOutdoorHard
 Canada2–3 BelarusTorontoRexall CentreOutdoorHard
 Chile5–0 PakistanSantiagoEstadio NacionalOutdoorClay
 Czech Republic2–3 GermanyLiberecTipsport Arena (Liberec)IndoorClay
 Italy2–3 SpainTorre del GrecoSporting Club OplontiOutdoorClay
 India1–3 SwedenNew DelhiR.K. Khanna Tennis ComplexOutdoorGrass
  Switzerland5–0 Great BritainGenevaPalexpoIndoorClay
 Belgium1–4 United StatesLeuvenSportplaza LeuvenIndoorClay

Americas Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Participating Teams

Group IV

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Participating Teams

Group IV

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Venue I

Participating Teams

Venue II

Participating Teams

Group IV

Participating Teams

References

  1. "Davis Cup scorecards – 2005". www.daviscup.com. ITF.
  2. "Anchor Ancic seals unforgettable first Davis Cup win for Croatia". The Guardian. 5 December 2005.
  3. "Croatia win first Davis Cup title". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 4 December 2005.
  4. "Slovakia v Croatia". daviscup.com.


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