2019 Davis Cup

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 Finals

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

Seeds

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

Qualifying round

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 teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 Brazil 1–3  Belgium [1]UberlândiaGinásio Municipal Tancredo NevesClay (i)[9]
 Uzbekistan2–3 Serbia [2]TashkentSaxovat Sport Servis Sport ComplexHard (i)[10]
 Australia [3]4–0 Bosnia and HerzegovinaAdelaideMemorial Drive Tennis ClubHard[11]
 India1–3 Italy [4]KolkataCalcutta South ClubGrass[12]
 Germany [5]5–0 HungaryFrankfurtFraport ArenaHard (i)[13]
  Switzerland [6]1–3 RussiaBiel/BienneSwiss Tennis ArenaHard (i)[14]
 Kazakhstan [7]3–1 PortugalAstanaDaulet National Tennis CentreHard (i)[15]
 Czech Republic [8]1–3 NetherlandsOstravaOstravar ArénaHard (i)[16]
 Colombia 4–0  Sweden [9]BogotáPalacio de los DeportesClay (i)[17]
 Austria [10]2–3 ChileSalzburgSalzburgarenaClay (i)[18]
 Slovakia2–3 Canada [11]BratislavaAegon ArenaClay (i)[19]
 China2–3 Japan [12]GuangzhouGuangdong Olympic Tennis CentreHard[20]

Group stage

Qualified for the Knockout stage

T = Ties, M = Matches, S = Sets

Group Winners Runners-up Third
NationTMS NationTMS NationTMS
A  Serbia2–05–110–2  France1–13–36–7  Japan0–21–53–10
B  Spain2–05–111–2  Russia1–14–28–6  Croatia0–20–61–12
C  Germany2–05–111–4  Argentina1–13–38–6  Chile0–21–52–11
D  Australia2–05–110–3  Belgium1–13–37–7  Colombia0–21–54–11
E  Great Britain2–04–210–5  Kazakhstan1–13–37–7  Netherlands0–22–45–10
F  Canada2–04–29–5  United States1–13–37–8  Italy0–22–47–10
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 stage

  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  

Final


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 Zone

Group I

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

Home teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 Brazil [1]3–1 BarbadosCriciúmaSociedade Recreativa MampitubaClay[22]
 Venezuela0–4 Ecuador [2]Doral (Miami)1Doral Park Country ClubHard[23]
 Uruguay3–1 Dominican Republic [3]MontevideoCarrasco Lawn Tennis ClubClay[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 II

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

Home teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 El Salvador2–3 Peru [1]Santa TeclaComplejo Polideportivo de Ciudad MerliotHard[25]
 Paraguay1–4 Mexico [2]AsunciónClub Internacional de TenisClay[26]
 Guatemala [3]2–3 BoliviaGuatemala CityFederación Nacional de TenisHard[27]

Group III

Dates: 17–22 June 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offs

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

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

Home teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 Pakistan0–4 India [1]Nur-SultanDaulet National Tennis CentreHard (i)[28][29]
 Lebanon2–3 Uzbekistan [2]JouniehAutomobile and Touring Club of LebanonClay[30]
 China [3]1–3 South KoreaGuiyangGuiyang Olympic Sports Center Tennis StadiumHard (i)[31]

Group II

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

Home teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 Thailand [1]3–1 PhilippinesNonthaburiNational Tennis Development CentreHard[32]
 Indonesia1–3 New Zealand [2]JakartaGelora Bung Karno Sports ComplexHard[33]
 Hong Kong0–4 Chinese Taipei [3]Hong KongVictoria Park Tennis StadiumHard[34]

Group III

Dates: 26–29 June 2019

Location: Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore (indoor hard)

Participating nations

Play-offs

  •  Vietnam was the winner of Group III.

Group IV

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offs

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

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

Home teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina2–3 Czech Republic [1]ZenicaArena ZenicaHard (i)[35]
 Sweden [2]3–1 IsraelStockholmKungliga tennishallenHard (i)[36]
 Finland2–3 Austria [3]EspooEspoo Metro AreenaHard (i)[37]
 Hungary [4]3–2 UkraineBudapestSport 11 Sports, Leisure and Event CenterClay[38]
 Slovakia3–1  Switzerland [5]BratislavaAXA Aréna NTCClay[39]
 Belarus3–2 Portugal [6]MinskRepublic Olympic Tennis CenterHard (i)[40]

Group II

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

Home teamScoreAway teamLocationVenueSurfaceRef.
 Romania [1]4–1 ZimbabwePiatra NeamțPolyvalent HallHard (i)[41]
 South Africa [2]4–1 BulgariaCape TownKelvin Grove ClubHard[42]
 Denmark [3]2–3 TurkeyRisskovVejlby-Risskov HallenHard (i)[43]
 Morocco2–3 Lithuania [4]MarrakeshRoyal Tennis Club de MarrakechClay[44]
 Egypt [5]1–3 SloveniaCairoGezira Sporting ClubClay[45]
 Norway [6]3–1 GeorgiaOsloNjård TennisklubbClay[46]

Group III Europe

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

Location: Tatoi Club, Athens, Greece (clay)

Participating nations

Play-offs

  •  Poland was the winner of Europe Group III.

Group III Africa

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offs

  •  Tunisia was the winner of Africa Group III.

Group IV Europe

Dates: 15–20 July 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offs

  •  Cyprus was the winner of Europe Group IV.

Group IV Africa

Dates: 26–29 June 2019

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

Participating nations

Play-offs

  •  Ghana was the winner of Africa Group IV.

References

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  11. "Australia v Bosnia/Herzegovina". Daviscup.com.
  12. "India v Italy". Daviscup.com.
  13. "Germany v Hungary". Daviscup.com.
  14. "Switzerland v Russia". Daviscup.com.
  15. "Kazakhstan v Portugal". Daviscup.com.
  16. "Czech Republic v Netherlands". Daviscup.com.
  17. "Colombia v Sweden". Daviscup.com.
  18. "Austria v Chile". Daviscup.com.
  19. "Slovakia v Canada". Daviscup.com.
  20. "China v Japan". Daviscup.com.
  21. "Canada v Spain". DavisCup.com.
  22. "Brazil v Barbados". Daviscup.com.
  23. "Venezuela v Ecuador". Daviscup.com.
  24. "Uruguay v Dominican Republic". Daviscup.com.
  25. "El Salvador v Peru". Daviscup.com.
  26. "Paraguay v Mexico". Daviscup.com.
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  32. "Thailand v Philippines". Daviscup.com.
  33. "Indonesia v New Zealand". Daviscup.com.
  34. "Hong Kong v Chinese Taipei". Daviscup.com.
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  36. "Sweden v Israel". Daviscup.com.
  37. "Finland v Austria". Daviscup.com.
  38. "Hungary v Ukraine". Daviscup.com.
  39. "Slovakia v Switzerland". Daviscup.com.
  40. "Belarus v Portugal". Daviscup.com.
  41. "Romania v Zimbabwe". Daviscup.com.
  42. "South Africa v Bulgaria". Daviscup.com.
  43. "Denmark v Turkey". Daviscup.com.
  44. "Morocco v Lithuania". Daviscup.com.
  45. "Egypt v Slovenia". Daviscup.com.
  46. "Norway v Georgia". Daviscup.com.
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