2002 Davis Cup

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2002 Davis Cup
Details
Duration8 February – 1 December
Edition91st
Teams130
Champion
Winning NationFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
2001
2003
A 2003 Russian souvenir sheet commemorating the victory in the final. Souvenir sheet of Russia stamp no. 831 - 2002 Davis Cup.jpg
A 2003 Russian souvenir sheet commemorating the victory in the final.

The 2002 Davis Cup (also known as the 2002 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 91st edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 130 teams entered the competition, 16 in the World Group, 28 in the Americas Zone, 32 in the Asia/Oceania Zone, and 54 in the Europe/Africa Zone. Kyrgyzstan made its first appearances in the tournament.

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BNP Paribas became the Davis Cup's new Title Sponsor from this year's tournament, taking over from NEC, the previous sponsor since the 1981 tournament. [1]

Russia defeated the defending champions France in the final, held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, on 29 November–1 December, to win their first title. [2] [3] This is the only time in the history of the competition that a two-set deficit has been turned around in a live fifth rubber of a Final. [4]

World Group

Participating teams
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Argentina
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
Flag of the United States.svg
United States

Draw

 First Round
8–10 February
Quarterfinals
5–7 April
Semifinals
20–22 September
Final
29 November–1 December
                   
Metz, France (indoor clay)
1 Flag of France.svg  France 3 
Pau, France (indoor carpet)
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2 
 1 Flag of France.svg  France 3 
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1 
 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 4
Paris, France (clay)
S Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1 
 1 Flag of France.svg  France 3 
Zaragoza, Spain (indoor clay)
 S Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2 
S Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3 
Houston, TX, United States (grass)
 Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2 
 S Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1
Oklahoma City, OK, United States (indoor hard)
 S Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3 
S Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5
Paris, France (indoor clay)
 Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0 
 1 Flag of France.svg  France 2
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
 S Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3
 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2 
Moscow, Russia (indoor clay)
S Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3 
 S Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 4
Birmingham, England (indoor carpet)
 S Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1 
 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 2
Moscow, Russia (indoor carpet)
S Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3 
 S Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3
Zagreb, Croatia (indoor carpet)
  Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2 
 Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 4 
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
S Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1 
  Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3 
 Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 5
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 0 

Final

France vs. Russia

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France
2
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France [3]
29 November–1 December 2002
Clay (indoors)
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3
12345
1 Flag of France.svg
Flag of Russia.svg
Paul-Henri Mathieu
Marat Safin
4
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
  
2 Flag of France.svg
Flag of Russia.svg
Sébastien Grosjean
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
77
63
6
3
6
0
   
3 Flag of France.svg
Flag of Russia.svg
Nicolas Escudé  /  Fabrice Santoro
Yevgeny Kafelnikov  /  Marat Safin
6
3
3
6
5
7
6
3
6
4
 
4 Flag of France.svg
Flag of Russia.svg
Sébastien Grosjean
Marat Safin
3
6
2
6
611
713
   
5 Flag of France.svg
Flag of Russia.svg
Paul-Henri Mathieu
Mikhail Youzhny
6
3
6
2
3
6
5
7
4
6
 

World Group Qualifying Round

Date: 20–22 September

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I final round ties competed in the World Group Qualifying Round for spots in the 2003 World Group.

Home teamScoreVisiting teamLocationVenueDoorSurface
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 5–0Flag of India.svg  India Adelaide Memorial Drive OutdoorHard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1–4Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Harare City Sports CentreIndoorHard
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Rio de Janeiro Universidade Veiga de Almeida OutdoorClay
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5–0Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Karlsruhe Europahalle IndoorHard
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3–2Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Birmingham National Indoor Arena IndoorCarpet
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1–4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Turku Turkuhalli IndoorCarpet
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 1–4Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Prešov Mestská hala IndoorCarpet
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2–3Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Casablanca Complexe Al Amal OutdoorClay

Americas Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Participating Teams

Group IV

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Participating Teams

Group IV

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

Participating Teams

Group II

Participating Teams

Group III

Venue I

Participating Teams

Venue II

Participating Teams

Group IV

Venue A

Participating Teams

Venue II

Participating Teams

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