1988 Davis Cup

The 1988 Davis Cup was the 77th edition of the competition organized by the ITF for men's national teams in tennis. The discharged between December 16 to 18 final in Gothenburg won the Federal Republic of Germany with 4-1 win over Sweden. If Germany is the Davis Cup for the first time secured. Throughout the tournament, the German team lost only one singles match Stefan Edberg won his at the time already meaningless second singles match against Carl -Uwe Steeb.

The teams

World Group

In the World Group play 16 teams that were made up of the 8 best teams of the previous year and the winners of last year's relegation.

  • Israel Israel
  • India India
  • Germany Germany BR BR
  • France France
  • Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Paraguay Paraguay 1954
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Mexico Mexico
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • Switzerland Switzerland



Team Mats Wilander Stefan Edberg Anders Järryd Kent Carlsson

Captain Hans Olsson

Date: 16 bis December 18, 1988 Location: Gothenburg (Sweden) Surface: sand (Hall )

Result: 1:4

Team Carl -Uwe Steeb Boris Becker Eric Jelen Patrik Kuhnen

Captain Nikola Pilić