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World Team Cup

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World Team Cup
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Tournament information
Founded 1975
Abolished 2012
Location Düsseldorf
23x15px Germany
Category ATP World Tour 250 series
Surface Clay / Outdoors
Draw 8 teams (round-robin)
Prize money US$1,764,700
Website world-team-cup.com
File:Rochusclub Duesseldorf.jpg
Rochusclub clay court in Düsseldorf, Germany

The World Team Cup was the international team championship of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The inaugural edition of the tournament was contested in 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica and was called the Nations Cup.[1][2] No tournament was held in 1976 and 1977. From 1978 through 2012 the tournament was held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was generally considered to be second most prestigious men's team competition in tennis after the Davis Cup.[citation needed]

Every year, the eight nations whose top two male players have achieved the highest combined placings in the men's world rankings at the end of the previous year were invited to compete for the cup.[citation needed]

The competition was played on clay courts in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event was generally regarded as the sports highlight of the social scene in the Düsseldorf area. It attracted around 75,000 visitors every year and was televised to over 160 countries.[citation needed]

From 1978 to 1981 the tournament was held under the name "Ambre Solaire Nations Cup", from 1982 until 1986 it was named "Ambre Solaire World Team Cup", from 1987-1999 "Peugeot World Team Cup" and from 2000 the event's main sponsor until 2010 was the ARAG Insurance Group, and its sponsored name was the "ARAG World Team Cup".[3]

After ARAG discontinued sponsorship for the event and organizers failed to find a new sponsor, the 2011 edition of the tournament was cancelled.[4] However, a new sponsor —Power Horse— was found in January 2011 and the 2011 edition took place between May 15–21 under the name "Power Horse World Team Cup".[5]

In October 2012 it was announced that the World Team Cup event would be discontinued and replaced by the Power Horse Cup, an ATP 250 tournament in Düsseldorf.[6][7]

Past Results

Year Champions Runners-up Score in final
1975 23x15px United States 23x15px Great Britain 2–1
1976 Not held
1977 Not held
1978 23x15px Spain 23x15px Australia 2–1
1979 23x15px Australia 23x15px Italy 2–1
1980 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Italy 3–0
1981 23x15px Czechoslovakia 23x15px Australia 2–1
1982 23x15px United States 23x15px Australia 2–0
1983 23x15px Spain 23x15px Australia 2–1
1984 23x15px United States 23x15px Czechoslovakia 2–1
1985 23x15px United States 23x15px Czechoslovakia 2–1
1986 23x15px France 23x15px Sweden 2–1
1987 23x15px Czechoslovakia 23x15px United States 2–1
1988 23x15px Sweden 23x15px United States 2–0
1989 23x15px West Germany 23x15px Argentina 2–1
1990 23x15px Yugoslavia 23x15px United States 3–0
1991 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Yugoslavia 2–1
1992 23x15px Spain 23x15px Czech Republic 2–0
1993 23x15px United States 23x15px Germany 3–0
1994 23x15px Germany 23x15px Spain 2–1
1995 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Croatia 2–1
1996 23x16px Switzerland 23x15px Czech Republic 2–1
1997 23x15px Spain 23x15px Australia 3–0
1998 23x15px Germany 23x15px Czech Republic 3–0
1999 23x15px Australia 23x15px Sweden 2–1
2000 23x15px Slovakia 23x15px Russia 3–0
2001 23x15px Australia 23x15px Russia 2–1
2002 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Russia 3–0
2003 23x15px Chile 23x15px Czech Republic 2–1
2004 23x15px Chile 23x15px Australia 2–1
2005 23x15px Germany 23x15px Argentina 2–1
2006 23x15px Croatia 23x15px Germany 2–1
2007 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Czech Republic 2–1
2008 23x15px Sweden 23x15px Russia 2–1
2009 23x15px Serbia 23x15px Germany 2–1
2010 23x15px Argentina 23x15px United States 2–1
2011 23x15px Germany 23x15px Argentina 2–1
2012 23x15px Serbia 23x15px Czech Republic 3–0

Titles by country

Titles won Country Years Won Runners Up
5 23x15px Germany 1989, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2011 (5) 1993, 2006, 2009 (3)
23x15px United States 1975, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1993 (5) 1987, 1988, 1990, 2010 (4)
4 23x15px Argentina 1980, 2002, 2007, 2010 (4) 1989, 2005, 2011 (3)
23x15px Sweden 1988, 1991, 1995, 2008 (4) 1986, 1999 (2)
23x15px Spain 1978, 1983, 1992, 1997 (4) 1994 (1)
3 23x15px Australia 1979, 1999, 2001 (3) 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1997, 2004 (6)
2 23x15px Czechoslovakia 1981, 1987 (2) 1984, 1985 (2)
23x15px Chile 2003, 2004 (2)
23x15px Serbia 2009, 2012 (2)
1 23x15px Yugoslavia 1990 (1) 1991 (1)
23x15px Croatia 2006 (1) 1995 (1)
23x15px France 1986 (1)
23x16px Switzerland 1996 (1)
23x15px Slovakia 2000 (1)
0 23x15px Czech Republic 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2012 (6)
23x15px Russia 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008 (4)
23x15px Italy 1979, 1980 (2)

Point distribution

World Team Cup
Match type 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals Points Bonus Total
Singles 1 35 35 35 95 200 50 250
Singles 2 25 25 25 50 125 50 175
Deciding match (doubles) 35 35 35 95 200 50 250
Dead rubber (doubles) 10 10 10 20 50 50

  • Players who only play the finals will be awarded points from the previous round.[8]
  • Players must win all 4 matches and be part of the winning team in order to earn the Bonus Points.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1976). World of Tennis '76 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 196. ISBN 9780362002768. OCLC 650229036. 
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 238. ISBN 9780362020120. OCLC 237184610. 
  3. ^ "Tennis - Alle Sieger des World Team Cup". Sporthelden.de. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Karolos Grohmann; Alan Baldwin (13 December 2010). "World Team Cup 2011 scrapped due to lack of a sponsor". Reuters. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "World Team Cup back in 2011 schedule with new sponsor". Reuters. 25 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "World Team Cup Event Ends After 35 Years". TennisNow. 4 Oct 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "ATP Discontinues World Team Cup Competition, Dusseldorf Will Get 250 Series Event Instead". SportsBusiness. October 4, 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 

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