2015 Davis Cup World Group

2015 Davis Cup World Group

The World Group is the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 2015. The first-round losers go into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progress to the quarterfinals and World Group spot for 2016.

Contents

  • Participating teams 1
    • Seeds 1.1
    • Draw 1.2
  • First round 2
    • Germany vs. France 2.1
    • Great Britain vs. United States 2.2
    • Czech Republic vs. Australia 2.3
    • Kazakhstan vs. Italy 2.4
    • Argentina vs. Brazil 2.5
    • Serbia vs. Croatia 2.6
    • Canada vs. Japan 2.7
    • Belgium vs. Switzerland 2.8
  • Quarterfinals 3
    • Great Britain vs. France 3.1
    • Australia vs. Kazakhstan 3.2
    • Argentina vs. Serbia 3.3
    • Belgium vs. Canada 3.4
  • Semifinals 4
    • Great Britain vs. Australia 4.1
    • Belgium vs. Argentina 4.2
  • Final 5
    • Belgium vs. Great Britain 5.1
  • References 6

Participating teams

Participating teams

Argentina

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Great Britain

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Serbia

Switzerland

United States

Seeds

  1.  France (Quarterfinals)
  2.   Switzerland (First round)
  3.  Czech Republic (First round)
  4.  Serbia (Quarterfinals)
  5.  Argentina (Semifinals)
  6.  Italy (First round)
  7.  United States (First round)
  8.  Canada (Quarterfinals)

Draw

  First round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
17–19 July
Semifinals
18–20 September
Final
27–29 November
                                     
Frankfurt, Germany (indoor hard)[1]
1   France 3  
London, Great Britain (grass)[2]
  Germany 2  
  1   France 1  
Glasgow, Great Britain (indoor hard)[3]
    Great Britain 3  
7   United States 2
Glasgow, Great Britain (indoor hard)[4]
  Great Britain 3  
    Great Britain 3  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)[5]
    Australia 2  
3   Czech Republic 2  
Darwin, Australia (grass)[6][7]
  Australia 3  
    Australia 3
Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)[8]
    Kazakhstan 2  
6   Italy 2
Ghent, Belgium (indoor clay)[9]
  Kazakhstan 3  
    Great Britain
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[10]
    Belgium
  Brazil 2  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (indoor clay)[11]
5   Argentina 3  
  5   Argentina 4
Kraljevo, Serbia (indoor hard)[12]
  4   Serbia 1  
  Croatia 0
Brussels, Belgium (indoor hard)[13][14]
4   Serbia 5  
  5   Argentina 2
Vancouver, Canada (indoor hard)[15]
    Belgium 3  
  Japan 2  
Middelkerke, Belgium (clay)[16]
8   Canada 3  
  8   Canada 0
Liège, Belgium (indoor hard)[17]
    Belgium 5  
  Belgium 3
2    Switzerland 2  

First round

Germany vs. France


Germany
2
Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, Germany[1]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jan-Lennard Struff
Gilles Simon
64
77
6
2
77
61
2
6
8
10
 
2
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gaël Monfils
4
6
5
7
64
77
     
3
Benjamin Becker / Andre Begemann
Julien Benneteau / Nicolas Mahut
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gilles Simon
77
65
6
4
       
5
Jan-Lennard Struff
Nicolas Mahut
78
66
6
3
       

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
3
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Great Britain[3]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Andy Murray
Donald Young
6
1
6
1
4
6
6
2
   
2
James Ward
John Isner
64
77
5
7
6
3
77
63
15
13
 
3
Dominic Inglot / Jamie Murray
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
3
6
2
6
6
3
710
68
7
9
 
4
Andy Murray
John Isner
77
64
6
3
77
64
     
5
James Ward
Donald Young
7
5
0
1
      retired
 
  • The Isner-Ward match was the longest match involving a United States player since the introduction of the tiebreaker in 1989.[18]
  • Great Britain's victory over the United States was their first win over this country at home since 1935.[19]

Czech Republic vs. Australia


Czech Republic
2
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[5]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lukáš Rosol
Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
4
6
2
5
7
5
7
3
6
 
2
Jiří Veselý
Bernard Tomic
4
6
3
6
65
77
     
3
Jiří Veselý / Adam Pavlásek
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
1
6
77
62
3
6
77
64
6
2
 
4
Lukáš Rosol
Bernard Tomic
64
77
3
6
65
77
     
5
Jan Mertl
Sam Groth
6
3
6
2
       
  • This was Australia's first World Group win since 2006.[20]

Kazakhstan vs. Italy


Kazakhstan
3
National Tennis Center, Astana, Kazakhstan[8]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mikhail Kukushkin
Simone Bolelli
78
66
6
1
6
2
     
2
Andrey Golubev
Andreas Seppi
3
6
3
6
77
65
2
6
   
3
Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Fabio Fognini / Simone Bolelli
63
77
3
6
715
613
4
6
   
4
Mikhail Kukushkin
Andreas Seppi
79
67
6
0
6
4
     
5
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Fabio Fognini
77
65
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
5
 

Argentina vs. Brazil


Argentina
3
Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina[10]
6 – 8 March 2015
Clay

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Carlos Berlocq
João Souza
4
6
6
3
7
5
3
6
2
6
 
2
Leonardo Mayer
Thomaz Bellucci
6
4
6
3
1
6
6
3
   
3
Carlos Berlocq / Diego Schwartzman
Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
4
Leonardo Mayer
João Souza
77
64
77
65
5
7
5
7
15
13
 
5
Federico Delbonis
Thomaz Bellucci
6
3
3
6
6
2
7
5
   
  • The Mayer-Souza match set the record for the longest Davis Cup singles rubber, lasting for 6 hours and 42 minutes, eclipsing the previous record by 20 minutes which was from the McEnroe-Wilander match in 1982. It is the second longest tour match in history, behind the Isner-Mahut match from Wimbledon 2010.[21]

Serbia vs. Croatia


Serbia
5
Kraljevo Sports Hall, Kraljevo, Serbia[12]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Croatia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Novak Djokovic
Mate Delić
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
2
Viktor Troicki
Borna Ćorić
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
2
6
1
 
3
Novak Djokovic / Nenad Zimonjić
Marin Draganja / Franko Škugor
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
4
Filip Krajinović
Franko Škugor
6
4
6
2
       
5
Viktor Troicki
Mate Delić
6
4
6
3
       

Canada vs. Japan


Canada
3
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada[15]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Japan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Milos Raonic
Tatsuma Ito
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2
Vasek Pospisil
Kei Nishikori
4
6
65
77
3
6
     
3
Daniel Nestor / Vasek Pospisil
Go Soeda / Yasutaka Uchiyama
7
5
2
6
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
4
Milos Raonic
Kei Nishikori
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
2
4
6
 
5
Vasek Pospisil
Go Soeda
7
5
6
3
6
4
     

Belgium vs. Switzerland


Belgium
3
Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège , Belgium[17]
6 – 8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Switzerland
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ruben Bemelmans
Henri Laaksonen
6
1
78
66
4
6
0
6
2
6
 
2
Steve Darcis
Michael Lammer
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
3
Ruben Bemelmans / Niels Desein
Adrien Bossel / Michael Lammer
1
6
6
3
6
2
6
2
   
4
Steve Darcis
Henri Laaksonen
3
6
6
3
6
3
65
77
1
6
 
5
David Goffin
Adrien Bossel
6
4
6
0
6
4
     
  • Belgium won a World Group tie for the first time since 2007.[22]

Quarterfinals

Great Britain vs. France


Great Britain
3
Queen's Club, London, Great Britain[2]
17–19 July 2015
Grass

France
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Ward
Gilles Simon
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
2
Andy Murray
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
7
5
712
610
6
2
     
3
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
Nicolas Mahut / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4
6
6
3
77
65
6
1
   
4
Andy Murray
Gilles Simon
4
6
77
65
6
3
6
0
   
5
James Ward
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
          not
played
  • Great Britain won a quarter final match for the first time since 1981.[23]
  • It is the first time since 1998 that siblings have combined to win three points in a world group tie. The Black brothers Byron and Wayne did so for Zimbabwe against Australia.[24]

Australia vs. Kazakhstan


Australia
3
Marrara Sports Complex, Darwin, Australia[6]
17–19 July 2015
Grass

Kazakhstan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Thanasi Kokkinakis
Mikhail Kukushkin
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
2
Nick Kyrgios
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
65
77
77
62
65
77
4
6
   
3
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6
4
77
64
6
2
     
4
Sam Groth
Mikhail Kukushkin
6
3
78
66
4
6
78
66
   
5
Lleyton Hewitt
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
77
62
6
2
6
3
     
  • It was the first time in 76 years that Australia had come back from 2–0 down to win.[25]
  • It was the first time that all four nominated players had played in a singles live rubber tie for Australia.[25]
  • Australia made it into the semifinals for the first time since 2006.[25]
  • Despite having played Davis Cup for 17 years it was the first time that Hewitt had played in the deciding rubber.[25]

Argentina vs. Serbia


Argentina
4
Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina[11]
17–19 July 2015
Clay (i)

Serbia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Leonardo Mayer
Filip Krajinović
6
4
6
2
6
1
     
2
Federico Delbonis
Viktor Troicki
2
6
2
6
6
4
6
4
6
2
 
3
Carlos Berlocq / Leonardo Mayer
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjić
6
2
6
4
6
1
     
4
Diego Schwartzman
Dušan Lajović
1
6
4
6
       
5
Carlos Berlocq
Filip Krajinović
6
1
3
0
       
retired

Belgium vs. Canada


Belgium
5
Sportpark Krokodiel, Middelkerke, Belgium[16]
17–19 July 2015
Clay

Canada
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Steve Darcis
Frank Dancevic
3
6
6
1
7
5
6
3
   
2
David Goffin
Filip Peliwo
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
3
Ruben Bemelmans / Kimmer Coppejans
Daniel Nestor / Adil Shamasdin
7
5
3
6
6
4
6
3
   
4
Kimmer Coppejans
Frank Dancevic
2
6
6
2
6
3
     
5
Steve Darcis
Filip Peliwo
6
4
6
3
       
  • Belgium are in the semifinals for the first time since 1999.[26]

Semifinals

Great Britain vs. Australia


Great Britain
3
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Great Britain[4][27]
18–20 September 2015
Hard (i)

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Andy Murray
Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
3
6
0
6
3
     
2
Dan Evans
Bernard Tomic
3
6
62
77
77
64
4
6
   
3
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
4
6
6
3
6
4
66
78
6
4
 
4
Andy Murray
Bernard Tomic
7
5
6
3
6
2
     
5
Dan Evans
Thanasi Kokkinakis
5
7
4
6
       

Belgium vs. Argentina


Belgium
3
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium[13]
18–20 September 2015
Hard (i)

Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
David Goffin
Federico Delbonis
7
5
77
63
6
3
     
2
Steve Darcis
Leonardo Mayer
65
77
61
77
6
4
3
6
   
3
Ruben Bemelmans / Steve Darcis
Carlos Berlocq / Leonardo Mayer
2
6
61
77
7
5
65
77
   
4
David Goffin
Diego Schwartzman
6
3
6
2
6
1
     
5
Steve Darcis
Federico Delbonis
6
4
2
6
7
5
77
63
   

Final

Belgium vs. Great Britain


Belgium
Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium[9]
27–29 November 2015
Clay (i)

Great Britain
1 2 3 4 5
1
             
2
             
3
             
4
             
5
             

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