2005 Davis Cup World Group

2005 Davis Cup World Group

The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2005. The first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progress to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists are guaranteed a World Group spot for 2006.

On February 13, 2006 the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that Karol Beck had tested positive for the beta agonist clenbuterol during the semifinal for Slovakia against Argentina. As a consequence, the ITF suspended him from the game for two years.[1][2]

Contents

  • Participating Teams 1
  • Draw 2
  • First round 3
    • Slovakia vs. Spain 3.1
    • Switzerland vs. Netherlands 3.2
    • Australia vs. Austria 3.3
    • Argentina vs. Czech Republic 3.4
    • Russia vs. Chile 3.5
    • France vs. Sweden 3.6
    • Romania vs. Belarus 3.7
    • United States vs. Croatia 3.8
  • Quarterfinals 4
    • Slovakia vs. Netherlands 4.1
    • Australia vs. Argentina 4.2
    • Russia vs. France 4.3
    • Croatia vs. Romania 4.4
  • Semifinals 5
    • Slovakia vs. Argentina 5.1
    • Croatia vs. Russia 5.2
  • Final 6
    • Slovakia vs. Croatia 6.1
  • References 7

Participating Teams

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)[3]
1   Spain 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)[4]
  Slovakia 4  
    Slovakia 4  
Fribourg, Switzerland (indoor hard)[5]
    Netherlands 1  
7    Switzerland 2
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)[6]
  Netherlands 3  
    Slovakia 4  
Sydney, Australia (grass)[7]
  6   Argentina 1  
4   Australia 5  
Sydney, Australia (grass)[8]
  Austria 0  
  4   Australia 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[9]
  6   Argentina 4  
6   Argentina 5
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)[10]
  Czech Republic 0  
    Slovakia 2
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)[11]
    Croatia 3
  Chile 1  
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)[12]
5   Russia 4  
  5   Russia 3
Strasbourg, France (indoor clay)[13]
  3   France 2  
  Sweden 1
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)[14]
3   France 4  
  5   Russia 2
Braşov, Romania (indoor clay)[15]
    Croatia 3  
  Romania 3  
Split, Croatia (indoor carpet)[16]
8   Belarus 2  
    Romania 1
Los Angeles, United States (hard)[17]
    Croatia 4  
  Croatia 3
2   United States 2  


First round

Slovakia vs. Spain


Slovakia
4
National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia[3]
4–6 March 2005
Hard (i)

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Karol Beck
Feliciano López
6
4
7
5
6
3
     
2
Dominik Hrbatý
Fernando Verdasco
6
3
6
4
67
79
6
3
   
3
Karol Beck / Michal Mertiňák
Albert Costa / Rafael Nadal
63
77
6
4
710
68
     
4
Michal Mertiňák
Feliciano López
6
0
63
77
6
4
     
5
Kamil Čapkovič
Fernando Verdasco
2
6
2
6
       

Switzerland vs. Netherlands


Switzerland
2
Expo Centre, Fribourg, Switzerland[5]
4–6 March 2005
Hard (i)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Marco Chiudinelli
Sjeng Schalken
64
77
6
4
3
6
7
5
2
6
 
2
Stanislas Wawrinka
Peter Wessels
612
714
77
64
67
79
4
6
   
3
George Bastl
Dennis van Scheppingen / Peter Wessels
5
7
4
6
77
65
7
5
9
7
 
4
Stanislas Wawrinka
Sjeng Schalken
6
1
2
6
4
6
6
2
7
9
 
5
Marco Chiudinelli
Peter Wessels
4
6
         
retired

Australia vs. Austria


Australia
5
Sydney International Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia[7]
4–6 March 2005
Grass

Austria
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lleyton Hewitt
Alexander Peya
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
2
Wayne Arthurs
Jürgen Melzer
77
65
6
2
6
4
     
3
Wayne Arthurs / Todd Woodbridge
Julian Knowle / Jürgen Melzer
4
6
6
3
2
6
6
4
7
5
 
4
Todd Woodbridge
Marco Mirnegg
6
3
4
6
7
5
     
5
Chris Guccione
Alexander Peya
6
3
6
4
       

Argentina vs. Czech Republic


Argentina
5
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina[9]
4–6 March 2005
Clay

Czech Republic
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
David Nalbandian
Jiří Novák
4
6
6
2
6
3
6
4
   
2
Guillermo Coria
Tomáš Berdych
6
3
3
6
6
0
6
3
   
3
Guillermo Cañas / David Nalbandian
Jan Hernych / Tomáš Zíb
6
3
4
6
6
1
6
2
   
4
Guillermo Coria
Jan Hernych
6
3
6
0
       
5
Agustín Calleri
Tomáš Zíb
6
2
6
4
       

Russia vs. Chile


Russia
4
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[11]
4–6 March 2005
Carpet (i)

Chile
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mikhail Youzhny
Fernando González
64
77
7
5
3
6
64
77
   
2
Marat Safin
Adrián García
6
1
3
6
6
3
77
64
   
3
Marat Safin / Mikhail Youzhny
Adrián García / Fernando González
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4
Marat Safin
Fernando González
77
64
77
65
1
6
63
77
6
4
 
5
Nikolay Davydenko
Paul Capdeville
6
2
6
1
       

France vs. Sweden


France
3
Hall Rhénus Sport, Strasbourg, France[13]
4–6 March 2005
Clay (i)

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Paul-Henri Mathieu
Joachim Johansson
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2
Sébastien Grosjean
Thomas Johansson
4
6
4
6
61
77
     
3
Arnaud Clément / Michaël Llodra
Simon Aspelin / Jonas Björkman
77
65
6
4
64
77
6
4
   
4
Sébastien Grosjean
Joachim Johansson
6
3
1
6
4
6
1
6
   
5
Paul-Henri Mathieu
Thomas Johansson
6
1
6
4
64
77
6
4
   

Romania vs. Belarus


Romania
3
Dumitru Popescu Colibași Sports Hall, Braşov, Romania[15]
4–6 March 2005
Clay (i)

Belarus
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Victor Hănescu
Max Mirnyi
66
78
4
6
6
3
4
6
   
2
Andrei Pavel
Vladimir Voltchkov
6
4
77
62
77
62
     
3
Andrei Pavel / Gabriel Trifu
Max Mirnyi / Vladimir Voltchkov
63
77
3
6
4
6
     
4
Andrei Pavel
Max Mirnyi
6
1
77
60
4
6
6
3
   
5
Victor Hănescu
Vladimir Voltchkov
77
62
6
4
78
66
     

United States vs. Croatia


United States
2
The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles, United States[17]
4–6 March 2005
Hard

Croatia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Andre Agassi
Ivan Ljubičić
3
6
60
77
3
6
     
2
Andy Roddick
Mario Ančić
4
6
6
2
6
1
6
4
   
3
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
Mario Ančić / Ivan Ljubičić
6
3
68
710
4
6
4
6
   
4
Andy Roddick
Ivan Ljubičić
6
4
3
6
611
713
79
67
2
6
 
5
Bob Bryan
Roko Karanušić
6
2
3
6
6
1
     

Quarterfinals

Slovakia vs. Netherlands


Slovakia
4
Sibamac Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia[4]
15–17 July 2005
Hard (i)

Netherlands
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Dominik Hrbatý
Raemon Sluiter
6
1
5
7
6
4
6
3
   
2
Karol Beck
Peter Wessels
77
65
5
7
77
63
4
6
2
6
 
3
Karol Beck / Michal Mertiňák
Paul Haarhuis / Melle van Gemerden
5
7
6
3
6
4
7
5
   
4
Dominik Hrbatý
Peter Wessels
6
3
6
1
3
0
     
retired
5
Michal Mertiňák
Melle van Gemerden
4
6
6
3
6
4
     

Australia vs. Argentina


Australia
1
Sydney International Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia[8]
15–17 July 2005
Grass

Argentina
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lleyton Hewitt
Guillermo Coria
77
65
6
1
1
6
6
2
   
2
Wayne Arthurs
David Nalbandian
3
6
68
710
7
5
2
6
   
3
Wayne Arthurs / Lleyton Hewitt
David Nalbandian / Mariano Puerta
66
78
4
6
3
6
     
4
Lleyton Hewitt
David Nalbandian
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
5
Peter Luczak
Guillermo Coria
3
6
611
713
       

Russia vs. France


Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[12]
15–17 July 2005
Clay (i)

France
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Igor Andreev
Richard Gasquet
4
6
3
6
61
77
     
2
Nikolay Davydenko
Paul-Henri Mathieu
7
5
6
2
7
5
     
3
Igor Andreev / Mikhail Youzhny
Arnaud Clément / Michaël Llodra
5
7
4
6
77
63
2
6
   
4
Nikolay Davydenko
Richard Gasquet
6
2
4
6
6
2
6
1
   
5
Igor Andreev
Paul-Henri Mathieu
6
0
6
2
6
1
     

Croatia vs. Romania


Croatia
4
Dvorana SC Gripe, Split, Croatia[16]
15–17 July 2005
Carpet (i)

Romania
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mario Ančić
Andrei Pavel
6
1
4
6
6
4
3
6
4
6
 
2
Ivan Ljubičić
Victor Hănescu
6
3
6
2
77
63
     
3
Mario Ančić / Ivan Ljubičić
Andrei Pavel / Gabriel Trifu
5
7
6
4
69
711
6
4
6
4
 
4
Ivan Ljubičić
Andrei Pavel
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
5
Mario Ančić
Victor Hănescu
77
63
710
68
       

Semifinals

Slovakia vs. Argentina


Slovakia
4
Sibamac Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia[6]
23–25 September 2005
Hard (i)

Argentina
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Karol Beck
Guillermo Coria
7
5
6
4
6
4
     
2
Dominik Hrbatý
David Nalbandian
6
3
5
7
5
7
3
6
   
3
Karol Beck / Michal Mertiňák
David Nalbandian / Mariano Puerta
77
65
7
5
77
65
     
4
Dominik Hrbatý
Guillermo Coria
77
62
6
2
6
3
     
5
Karol Kučera
Mariano Puerta
4
6
6
3
2
1
     
retired

Croatia vs. Russia


Croatia
4
Dvorana SC Gripe, Split, Croatia[14]
23–25 September 2005
Hard (i)

Russia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mario Ančić
Nikolay Davydenko
5
7
4
6
7
5
4
6
   
2
Ivan Ljubičić
Mikhail Youzhny
3
3
6
3
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
3
Mario Ančić / Ivan Ljubičić
Igor Andreev / Dmitry Tursunov
6
2
4
6
77
65
3
6
6
4
 
4
Ivan Ljubičić
Nikolay Davydenko
6
3
78
66
6
4
     
5
Ivo Karlović
Dmitry Tursunov
4
6
4
6
       

Final

Slovakia vs. Croatia


Slovakia
2
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia[10]
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
     

References

  1. ^ "Beck hit with two-year doping ban". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 February 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Davis Cup scorecards – 2005". www.daviscup.com. ITF. 
  3. ^ a b "Slovakia v Spain". daviscup.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Slovakia v Netherlands". daviscup.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Switzerland v Netherlands". daviscup.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Slovakia v Argentina". daviscup.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Australia v Austria". daviscup.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Australia v Argentina". daviscup.com. 
  9. ^ a b "Argentina v Czech Republic". daviscup.com. 
  10. ^ a b "Slovakia v Croatia". daviscup.com. 
  11. ^ a b "Russia v Chile". daviscup.com. 
  12. ^ a b "Russia v France". daviscup.com. 
  13. ^ a b "France v Sweden". daviscup.com. 
  14. ^ a b "Croatia v Russia". daviscup.com. 
  15. ^ a b "Romania v Belarus". daviscup.com. 
  16. ^ a b "Croatia v Romania". daviscup.com. 
  17. ^ a b "United States v Croatia". daviscup.com.