1998 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 1998, the first-round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and the winners progress to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists were guaranteed a World Group spot for 1999.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Czech Republic

Germany

India

Italy

Netherlands

Russia

Slovakia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Zimbabwe

Draw[edit]

  First round
3–5 April
Quarterfinals
17–19 July
Semifinals
25–27 September
Final
4–6 December
                                     
Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor clay)[1]
  Sweden 3  
Hamburg, Germany (hard)[2]
  Slovakia 2  
    Sweden 3  
Bremen, Germany (indoor carpet)[3]
    Germany 2  
  Germany 5
Stockholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)[4]
  South Africa 0  
    Sweden 4  
Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)[5]
    Spain 1  
  Spain 3  
La Coruña, Spain (clay)[6]
  Brazil 2  
    Spain 4
Zürich, Switzerland (indoor carpet)[7]
     Switzerland 1  
  Czech Republic 2
Milan, Italy (indoor clay)[8]
   Switzerland 3  
    Sweden 4
Genoa, Italy (clay)[9]
    Italy 1
  India 1  
Prato, Italy (clay)[10]
  Italy 4  
    Italy 5
Mildura, Australia (grass)[11]
    Zimbabwe 0  
  Zimbabwe 3
Milwaukee, United States (indoor hard)[12]
  Australia 2  
    Italy 4
Brussels, Belgium (clay)[13]
    United States 1  
  Belgium 3  
Indianapolis, United States (hard)[14]
  Netherlands 1  
    Belgium 1
Atlanta, United States (hard)[15]
    United States 4  
  Russia 2
  United States 3  

First round[edit]

Slovakia vs. Sweden[edit]


Slovakia
2
Incheba Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia[1]
3–5 April 1998
Clay (i)

Sweden
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Slovakia
Sweden
Dominik Hrbatý
Magnus Norman
77
65
4
6
6
4
3
6
6
2
 
2 Slovakia
Sweden
Karol Kučera
Mikael Tillström
1
6
6
1
6
2
6
4
   
3 Slovakia
Sweden
Martin Hromec / Ján Krošlák
Magnus Larsson / Mikael Tillström
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
4 Slovakia
Sweden
Karol Kučera
Magnus Norman
3
6
6
4
3
6
6
3
3
6
 
5 Slovakia
Sweden
Dominik Hrbatý
Magnus Gustafsson
2
6
7
5
5
7
64
77
   

Germany vs. South Africa[edit]


Germany
5
Stadthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany[3]
3–5 April 1998
Carpet (i)

South Africa
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
South Africa
Nicolas Kiefer
Grant Stafford
4
6
4
6
6
1
6
2
6
2
 
2 Germany
South Africa
Tommy Haas
Wayne Ferreira
77
62
3
6
6
3
6
4
   
3 Germany
South Africa
Boris Becker / David Prinosil
David Adams / Ellis Ferreira
5
7
6
4
6
4
6
3
   
4 Germany
South Africa
David Prinosil
Wayne Ferreira
6
4
64
77
77
64
     
5 Germany
South Africa
Tommy Haas
Grant Stafford
6
1
77
64
       

Brazil vs. Spain[edit]


Brazil
2
Moinhos de Vento Park, Porto Alegre, Brazil[5]
3–5 April 1998
Clay

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Brazil
Spain
Gustavo Kuerten
Carlos Moyá
5
7
1
6
6
4
6
4
6
4
 
2 Brazil
Spain
Fernando Meligeni
Àlex Corretja
6
4
4
6
6
3
4
6
4
6
 
3 Brazil
Spain
Gustavo Kuerten / Jaime Oncins
Àlex Corretja / Javier Sánchez
6
1
7
5
3
6
6
2
   
4 Brazil
Spain
Gustavo Kuerten
Àlex Corretja
3
6
5
7
6
4
4
6
   
5 Brazil
Spain
Fernando Meligeni
Carlos Moyá
64
77
2
6
2
6
     

Switzerland vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Switzerland
3
Saal Sports Hall, Zürich, Switzerland[7]
3–5 April 1998
Carpet (i)

Czech Republic
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
Czech Republic
Ivo Heuberger
Bohdan Ulihrach
79
67
0
6
5
7
2
6
   
2 Switzerland
Czech Republic
Marc Rosset
Daniel Vacek
3
6
6
2
77
65
6
0
   
3 Switzerland
Czech Republic
Lorenzo Manta / Marc Rosset
Martin Damm / Daniel Vacek
6
4
65
77
4
6
6
1
6
4
 
4 Switzerland
Czech Republic
Marc Rosset
Bohdan Ulihrach
6
4
7
5
7
5
     
5 Switzerland
Czech Republic
Ivo Heuberger
Martin Damm
63
77
7
5
65
77
     

Italy vs. India[edit]


Italy
4
Beppe Croce, Genova, Italy[9]
3–5 April 1998
Clay

India
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
India
Andrea Gaudenzi
Srinath Prahlad
6
0
6
2
1
6
6
2
   
2 Italy
India
Davide Sanguinetti
Mahesh Bhupathi
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
3 Italy
India
Andrea Gaudenzi / Diego Nargiso
Mahesh Bhupathi / Fazaluddin Syed
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
3
   
4 Italy
India
Andrea Gaudenzi
Mahesh Bhupathi
6
1
77
63
6
1
     
5 Italy
India
Davide Sanguinetti
Srinath Prahlad
6
2
6
3
       

Australia vs. Zimbabwe[edit]


Australia
2
Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, Victoria, Australia[11]
3–5 April 1998
Grass

Zimbabwe
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Zimbabwe
Jason Stoltenberg
Wayne Black
6
3
6
4
5
7
7
5
   
2 Australia
Zimbabwe
Patrick Rafter
Byron Black
6
3
3
6
2
6
60
77
   
3 Australia
Zimbabwe
Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde
Byron Black / Wayne Black
6
4
78
66
6
2
     
4 Australia
Zimbabwe
Mark Woodforde
Wayne Black
3
6
5
7
77
63
4
6
   
5 Australia
Zimbabwe
Jason Stoltenberg
Byron Black
2
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   

Belgium vs. Netherlands[edit]


Belgium
3
Royal Primrose Club, Brussels, Belgium[13]
3–5 April 1998
Clay

Netherlands
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
Netherlands
Johan van Herck
Jan Siemerink
4
6
3
6
6
4
1
6
   
2 Belgium
Netherlands
Filip Dewulf
Sjeng Schalken
7
5
6
2
7
5
     
3 Belgium
Netherlands
Filip Dewulf / Libor Pimek
Jacco Eltingh / Jan Siemerink
1
6
4
6
4
6
     
4 Belgium
Netherlands
Filip Dewulf
John van Lottum
6
4
6
0
6
4
     
5 Belgium
Netherlands
Christophe van Garsse
Sjeng Schalken
6
4
6
4
3
6
3
6
6
3
 

United States vs. Russia[edit]


United States
3
Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta, United States[15]
4–6 April 1998
Hard

Russia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Russia
Jim Courier
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2
6
7
5
77
62
4
6
4
6
 
2 United States
Russia
Andre Agassi
Marat Safin
6
3
6
3
6
3
     
3 United States
Russia
Todd Martin / Richey Reneberg
Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Marat Safin
77
63
6
1
2
6
6
1
   
4 United States
Russia
Andre Agassi
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
3
6
0
6
63
77
     
5 United States
Russia
Jim Courier
Marat Safin
0
6
6
4
4
6
6
1
6
4
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Germany vs. Sweden[edit]


Germany
2
National Centre, Hamburg, Germany[2]
17–19 July 1998
Hard

Sweden
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Sweden
Tommy Haas
Jonas Björkman
6
3
77
64
7
5
     
2 Germany
Sweden
Nicolas Kiefer
Thomas Enqvist
3
6
3
6
5
7
     
3 Germany
Sweden
Boris Becker / David Prinosil
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
6
4
65
77
65
77
4
6
   
4 Germany
Sweden
Nicolas Kiefer
Jonas Björkman
3
6
6
4
2
6
7
5
4
6
 
5 Germany
Sweden
Tommy Haas
Magnus Larsson
64
77
7
5
6
2
     

Spain vs. Switzerland[edit]


Spain
4
Coruña Tennis Club, La Coruña, Spain[6]
17–19 July 1998
Clay

Switzerland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Switzerland
Carlos Moyá
Ivo Heuberger
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
2 Spain
Switzerland
Àlex Corretja
Marc Rosset
6
1
6
2
6
2
     
3 Spain
Switzerland
Julián Alonso / Javier Sánchez
Lorenzo Manta / Marc Rosset
6
3
3
6
4
6
7
5
2
6
 
4 Spain
Switzerland
Carlos Moyá
Marc Rosset
7
5
6
1
7
5
     
5 Spain
Switzerland
Àlex Corretja
George Bastl
6
0
7
5
       

Italy vs. Zimbabwe[edit]


Italy
5
Prato Tennis Club, Prato, Italy[10]
17–19 July 1998
Clay

Zimbabwe
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Zimbabwe
Andrea Gaudenzi
Wayne Black
6
3
6
3
6
4
     
2 Italy
Zimbabwe
Davide Sanguinetti
Byron Black
6
3
6
3
6
0
     
3 Italy
Zimbabwe
Andrea Gaudenzi / Diego Nargiso
Byron Black / Wayne Black
1
6
7
5
7
5
6
3
   
4 Italy
Zimbabwe
Diego Nargiso
Genius Chidzikwe
6
0
6
2
       
5 Italy
Zimbabwe
Davide Sanguinetti
Wayne Black
6
4
3
6
6
3
     

United States vs. Belgium[edit]


United States
4
State Tennis Club, Indianapolis, United States[14]
17–19 July 1998
Hard

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Belgium
Jim Courier
Filip Dewulf
6
3
77
61
2
6
6
3
   
2 United States
Belgium
Andre Agassi
Christophe van Garsse
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
3 United States
Belgium
Jim Courier / Todd Martin
Xavier Malisse / Johan van Herck
5
7
6
2
62
77
77
65
6
1
 
4 United States
Belgium
Todd Martin
Xavier Malisse
77
61
6
3
       
5 United States
Belgium
Jim Courier
Christophe van Garsse
6
3
1
4
      retired
 

Semifinals[edit]

Sweden vs. Spain[edit]


Sweden
4
Kungliga Tennis Hall, Stockholm, Sweden[4]
25–27 September 1998
Carpet (i)

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Spain
Jonas Björkman
Àlex Corretja
6
3
7
5
65
77
6
3
   
2 Sweden
Spain
Thomas Johansson
Carlos Moyá
7
5
77
64
78
66
     
3 Sweden
Spain
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
Julian Alonso / Javier Sánchez
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4 Sweden
Spain
Jonas Björkman
Carlos Moyá
6
3
7
5
       
5 Sweden
Spain
Thomas Johansson
Julian Alonso
1
6
63
77
       

United States vs. Italy[edit]


United States
1
Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, United States[12]
25–27 September 1998
Hard (i)

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Italy
Jan-Michael Gambill
Andrea Gaudenzi
2
6
6
0
60
77
64
77
   
2 United States
Italy
Todd Martin
Davide Sanguinetti
60
77
3
6
68
710
     
3 United States
Italy
Justin Gimelstob / Todd Martin
Andrea Gaudenzi / Diego Nargiso
4
6
63
77
7
5
6
2
3
6
 
4 United States
Italy
Justin Gimelstob
Gianluca Pozzi
64
77
5
7
       
5 United States
Italy
Jan-Michael Gambill
Davide Sanguinetti
4
6
6
3
6
3
     

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Sweden[edit]


Italy
1
Forum, Milan, Italy[8]
4–6 December 1998
Clay (i)

Sweden
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Sweden
Andrea Gaudenzi
Magnus Norman
711
69
60
77
6
4
3
6
6
6
retired
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Davide Sanguinetti
Magnus Gustafsson
1
6
4
6
0
6
     
3 Italy
Sweden
Diego Nargiso / Davide Sanguinetti
Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
61
77
1
6
3
6
     
4 Italy
Sweden
Gianluca Pozzi
Magnus Gustafsson
4
6
2
6
       
5 Italy
Sweden
Diego Nargiso
Magnus Norman
6
2
6
3
       

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Slovakia v Sweden". daviscup.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Germany v Sweden". daviscup.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Germany v South Africa". daviscup.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Sweden v Spain". daviscup.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Brazil v Spain". daviscup.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Spain v Switzerland". daviscup.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Switzerland v Czech Republic". daviscup.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Italy v Sweden". daviscup.com. 
  9. ^ a b "Italy v India". daviscup.com. 
  10. ^ a b "Italy v Zimbabwe". daviscup.com. 
  11. ^ a b "Australia v Zimbabwe". daviscup.com. 
  12. ^ a b "United States v Italy". daviscup.com. 
  13. ^ a b "Belgium v Netherlands". daviscup.com. 
  14. ^ a b "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com. 
  15. ^ a b "United States v Russia". daviscup.com.