From January 31 to February 2 Dnipropetrovsk hosted Davis Cup tennis tournament. In the competition between Ukraine and Romania Ukrainian team won with a score of 3:1.
Mercedes-Benz has become the official car of the tournament for the first time in Ukraine. Cars for the teams were provided by "AutoCapital" the official importer of Mercedes-Benz. The Representative Office of Mercedes-Benz in Dnipropetrovsk belongs to "Dnipropetrovsk-Auto".
According to the results of competitions, Sergiy Stakhovsky succeeded in overcoming opposition of the Romanian player Victor Hanescu. Score 3:6, 6:3, 6:2, 6:3. The ultimate victory of the Ukrainian team.
At the global level, there is Mercedes Cup – men's professional tennis tournament held annually in Stuttgart. The winner of the tournament in singles in addition to the prize of EUR 74,000 is awarded with a Mercedes-Benz car.
The tournament is held since 1916. In 1978 it was included into ATP Grand Prix series and in 1979 it received its current name.
From 1990 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2008 the tournament belonged to the second most prestigious category of ATP tournaments, ATP Gold (prior to 1998 — ATP Championship Series). In 2008 the prize money of the tournament (in addition to the car awarded to the winner) was about EUR 550,000. In 2002 and after the change of the ATP Tour schedule in 2009 the tournament belongs to the basic category of ATP tournaments.