1996 Davis Cup

1996 Davis Cup

1996 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 85th
Achievements (singles)
1995
1997

The 1996 Davis Cup was the 85th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 124 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, France defeated Sweden at Malmö Ice in Malmö, Sweden, on 29 November - 1 December, giving France their 8th title.[1][2][3]

Contents

  • World Group 1
    • Draw 1.1
    • Final 1.2
  • World Group Qualifying Round 2
  • Americas Zone 3
    • Group I 3.1
    • Group II 3.2
    • Group III 3.3
  • Asia/Oceania Zone 4
    • Group I 4.1
    • Group II 4.2
    • Group III 4.3
  • Europe/Africa Zone 5
    • Group I 5.1
    • Group II 5.2
    • Group III 5.3
      • Venue A 5.3.1
      • Venue B 5.3.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

World Group

Participating Teams

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Germany

Hungary

India

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Russia

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw

  First round
9–11 February
Quarterfinals
5–7 April
Semifinals
20–22 September
Final
29 November - 1 December
                                     
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Russia 2  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 3  
    Italy 4  
Johannesburg, South Africa (indoor hard)
    South Africa 1  
  Austria 2
Nantes, France (indoor carpet)
  South Africa 3  
    Italy 2  
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor clay)
    France 3  
  Germany 5  
Limoges, France (indoor clay)
   Switzerland 0  
    Germany 0
Besançon, France (indoor hard)
    France 5  
  France 5
Malmö, Sweden (indoor hard)
  Denmark 0  
    France 3
Jaipur, India (grass)
    Sweden 2
  India 3  
Calcutta, India (grass)
  Netherlands 2  
    India 0
Katrineholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
    Sweden 5  
  Belgium 1
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
  Sweden 4  
    Sweden 4
Plzeň, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
    Czech Republic 1  
  Hungary 0  
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
  Czech Republic 5  
    Czech Republic 3
Carlsbad, United States (hard)
    United States 2  
  Mexico 0
  United States 5  

Final


Sweden
2
Malmö Ice, Malmö, Sweden[4]
29 November - 1 December 1996
Hard (i)

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Stefan Edberg
Cédric Pioline
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2
Thomas Enqvist
Arnaud Boetsch
6
4
6
3
77
62
     
3
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
Guillaume Raoux
3
6
6
1
3
6
3
6
   
4
Thomas Enqvist
Cédric Pioline
3
6
68
710
6
4
6
4
9
7
 
5
Nicklas Kulti
Arnaud Boetsch
62
77
6
2
6
4
65
77
8
10
 

World Group Qualifying Round

Date: 20–22 September

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Mexico City, Mexico (hard)  Mexico 3-2  Argentina
Split, Croatia (clay)  Croatia 1-4  Australia
São Paulo, Brazil (indoor carpet)  Brazil 4-1  Austria
Bucharest, Romania (clay)  Romania 3-2  Belgium
Tarragona, Spain (clay)  Spain 4-1  Denmark
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)  Russia 4-1  Hungary
Olten, Switzerland (indoor carpet)   Switzerland 5-0  Morocco
Haarlem, Netherlands (hard)  Netherlands 4-1  New Zealand
  • Australia, Brazil, Romania, Spain promoted to World Group in 1997.
  • Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland remain in World Group in 1997.
  • Argentina (AMN), Croatia (EA), Morocco (EA), and New Zealand (AO) remain in Group I in 1997.
  • Austria (EA), Belgium (EA), Denmark (EA), Hungary (EA) relegated to Group I in 1997.

Americas Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

Participating Teams
  •  Croatia — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Morocco — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Romania — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Spain — advanced to World Group Playoffs
  •  Israel
  •  Ukraine
  •  Zimbabwe
  •  Finland — relegated to Group II for 1997
  •  Norway — relegated to Group II for 1997

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Venue A

Participating Teams

Venue B

Participating Teams

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1996 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496,505.  
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1996). World of Tennis 1996. London: Harper Collins. pp. 29–41.  
  4. ^ "Sweden v France". daviscup.com. 

External links

  • Davis Cup Official Website