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2015 Davis Cup World Group

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

Participating teams

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  
    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 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[10]
    Belgium 1
  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 Germany
France
Jan-Lennard Struff
Gilles Simon
64
77
6
2
77
61
2
6
8
10
 
2 Germany
France
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gaël Monfils
4
6
5
7
64
77
     
3 Germany
France
Benjamin Becker / Andre Begemann
Julien Benneteau / Nicolas Mahut
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Germany
France
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gilles Simon
77
65
6
4
       
5 Germany
France
Jan-Lennard Struff
Nicolas Mahut
78
66
6
3
       

Great Britain vs. United States


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

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Andy Murray
Donald Young
6
1
6
1
4
6
6
2
   
2 United Kingdom
United States
James Ward
John Isner
64
77
5
7
6
3
77
63
15
13
 
3 United Kingdom
United States
Dominic Inglot / Jamie Murray
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
3
6
2
6
6
3
710
68
7
9
 
4 United Kingdom
United States
Andy Murray
John Isner
77
64
6
3
77
64
     
5 United Kingdom
United States
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
?EZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[5]
6-8 March 2015
Hard (i)

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czech Republic
Australia
Luká? Rosol
Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
4
6
2
5
7
5
7
3
6
 
2 Czech Republic
Australia
Ji?í Veselý
Bernard Tomic
4
6
3
6
65
77
     
3 Czech Republic
Australia
Ji?í Veselý / Adam Pavlásek
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
1
6
77
62
3
6
77
64
6
2
 
4 Czech Republic
Australia
Luká? Rosol
Bernard Tomic
64
77
3
6
65
77
     
5 Czech Republic
Australia
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 Kazakhstan
Italy
Mikhail Kukushkin
Simone Bolelli
78
66
6
1
6
2
     
2 Kazakhstan
Italy
Andrey Golubev
Andreas Seppi
3
6
3
6
77
65
2
6
   
3 Kazakhstan
Italy
Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Fabio Fognini / Simone Bolelli
64
77
3
6
715
613
4
6
   
4 Kazakhstan
Italy
Mikhail Kukushkin
Andreas Seppi
710
68
6
0
6
4
     
5 Kazakhstan
Italy
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 Argentina
Brazil
Carlos Berlocq
João Souza
4
6
6
3
7
5
3
6
2
6
 
2 Argentina
Brazil
Leonardo Mayer
Thomaz Bellucci
6
4
6
3
1
6
6
3
   
3 Argentina
Brazil
Carlos Berlocq / Diego Schwartzman
Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
4 Argentina
Brazil
Leonardo Mayer
João Souza
77
64
77
65
5
7
5
7
15
13
 
5 Argentina
Brazil
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 Serbia
Croatia
Novak Djokovic
Mate Deli?
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
2 Serbia
Croatia
Viktor Troicki
Borna ?ori?
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
2
6
1
 
3 Serbia
Croatia
Novak Djokovic / Nenad Zimonji?
Marin Draganja / Franko ?kugor
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
4 Serbia
Croatia
Filip Krajinovi?
Franko ?kugor
6
4
6
2
       
5 Serbia
Croatia
Viktor Troicki
Mate Deli?
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 Canada
Japan
Milos Raonic
Tatsuma Ito
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2 Canada
Japan
Vasek Pospisil
Kei Nishikori
4
6
65
77
3
6
     
3 Canada
Japan
Daniel Nestor / Vasek Pospisil
Go Soeda / Yasutaka Uchiyama
7
5
2
6
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
4 Canada
Japan
Milos Raonic
Kei Nishikori
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
2
4
6
 
5 Canada
Japan
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 Belgium
Switzerland
Ruben Bemelmans
Henri Laaksonen
6
1
78
66
4
6
0
6
2
6
 
2 Belgium
Switzerland
Steve Darcis
Michael Lammer
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
3 Belgium
Switzerland
Ruben Bemelmans / Niels Desein
Adrien Bossel / Michael Lammer
1
6
6
3
6
2
6
2
   
4 Belgium
Switzerland
Steve Darcis
Henri Laaksonen
3
6
6
3
6
3
65
77
1
6
 
5 Belgium
Switzerland
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 United Kingdom
France
James Ward
Gilles Simon
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
2 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
7
5
712
610
6
2
     
3 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
Nicolas Mahut / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4
6
6
3
77
65
6
1
   
4 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray
Gilles Simon
4
6
77
65
6
3
6
0
   
5 United Kingdom
France
James Ward
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
          not
played
  • Great Britain won a quarterfinal 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 Australia
Kazakhstan
Thanasi Kokkinakis
Mikhail Kukushkin
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Australia
Kazakhstan
Nick Kyrgios
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
65
77
77
62
65
77
4
6
   
3 Australia
Kazakhstan
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6
4
77
64
6
2
     
4 Australia
Kazakhstan
Sam Groth
Mikhail Kukushkin
6
3
78
66
4
6
78
66
   
5 Australia
Kazakhstan
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 Argentina
Serbia
Leonardo Mayer
Filip Krajinovi?
6
4
6
2
6
1
     
2 Argentina
Serbia
Federico Delbonis
Viktor Troicki
2
6
2
6
6
4
6
4
6
2
 
3 Argentina
Serbia
Carlos Berlocq / Leonardo Mayer
Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonji?
6
2
6
4
6
1
     
4 Argentina
Serbia
Diego Schwartzman
Du?an Lajovi?
1
6
4
6
       
5 Argentina
Serbia
Carlos Berlocq
Filip Krajinovi?
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 Belgium
Canada
Steve Darcis
Frank Dancevic
3
6
6
1
7
5
6
3
   
2 Belgium
Canada
David Goffin
Filip Peliwo
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
3 Belgium
Canada
Ruben Bemelmans / Kimmer Coppejans
Daniel Nestor / Adil Shamasdin
7
5
3
6
6
4
6
3
   
4 Belgium
Canada
Kimmer Coppejans
Frank Dancevic
2
6
6
2
6
3
     
5 Belgium
Canada
Steve Darcis
Filip Peliwo
6
4
6
3
       
  • Belgium advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1999.[26]

Semifinals

Great Britain vs. Australia


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

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Australia
Andy Murray
Thanasi Kokkinakis
6
3
6
0
6
3
     
2 United Kingdom
Australia
Dan Evans
Bernard Tomic
3
6
62
77
77
64
4
6
   
3 United Kingdom
Australia
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
Sam Groth / Lleyton Hewitt
4
6
6
3
6
4
66
78
6
4
 
4 United Kingdom
Australia
Andy Murray
Bernard Tomic
7
5
6
3
6
2
     
5 United Kingdom
Australia
Dan Evans
Thanasi Kokkinakis
5
7
4
6
       
  • Great Britain reach their first final since 1978.

Belgium vs. Argentina


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

Argentina
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
Argentina
David Goffin
Federico Delbonis
7
5
77
63
6
3
     
2 Belgium
Argentina
Steve Darcis
Leonardo Mayer
65
77
61
77
6
4
3
6
   
3 Belgium
Argentina
Ruben Bemelmans / Steve Darcis
Carlos Berlocq / Leonardo Mayer
2
6
61
77
7
5
65
77
   
4 Belgium
Argentina
David Goffin
Diego Schwartzman
6
3
6
2
6
1
     
5 Belgium
Argentina
Steve Darcis
Federico Delbonis
6
4
2
6
7
5
77
63
   
  • Belgium reach their first final since 1904 and equal their best Davis Cup performance.

Final

Belgium vs. Great Britain


Belgium
1
Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium[9]
27-29 November 2015
Clay (i)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
United Kingdom
David Goffin
Kyle Edmund
3
6
1
6
6
2
6
1
6
0
 
2 Belgium
United Kingdom
Ruben Bemelmans
Andy Murray
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
3 Belgium
United Kingdom
Steve Darcis / David Goffin
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray
4
6
6
4
3
6
2
6
   
4 Belgium
United Kingdom
David Goffin
Andy Murray
3
6
5
7
3
6
     
5 Belgium
United Kingdom
Ruben Bemelmans
Kyle Edmund
          not
played
  • Great Britain win their 10th Davis Cup and their first since 1936.[28]
  • Andy Murray becomes the third player to finish with an 8-0 record in the singles after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander.[28]
  • Andy Murray becomes the fourth player to finish with an 11-0 record in the singles and doubles.[28]

References

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  2. ^ a b "Great Britain v France". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ a b "Great Britain v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ a b "Czech Republic v Australia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ a b "Australia v Kazakhstan". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Darwin to host Davis Cup Quarter Finals". Tennis Australia. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Kazakhstan v Italy". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ a b "Belgium v Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ a b "Argentina v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ a b "Argentina v Serbia". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ a b "Serbia v Croatia". daviscup.com.
  13. ^ a b "Belgium v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  14. ^ "Brussels to host Belgium's semifinal with Argentina". Davis Cup. 27 July 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Canada v Japan". daviscup.com.
  16. ^ a b "Belgium v Canada". daviscup.com.
  17. ^ a b "Belgium v Switzerland". daviscup.com.
  18. ^ "Ward tops Isner in five sets to give Britain 2-0 lead".
  19. ^ "Davis Cup 2015: Andy Murray beats John Isner in straight sets to take GB to quarter-finals". The Independent. Retrieved 2015.
  20. ^ "UPDATE 1-Tennis-Switzerland's Davis Cup reign ends swiftly". Reuters UK. Retrieved 2015.
  21. ^ "News". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015.
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