1972 Davis Cup

1972 Davis Cup

1972 Davis Cup
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Edition 61st
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The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. This year would mark the abolishment of the Challenge Round. The previous year's champion would now play in all matches, rather than advance directly to the Challenge Round. The winner of the Inter-Zonal Zone would be declared the champion. 56 teams would enter the competition, 34 in the Europe Zone, 11 in the Americas Zone, and 11 in the Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Romania and Spain won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Spain and Romania defeated Australia. The USA defeated Romania in the final, giving the US their 5th straight title. The final was played at the Club Sportiv Progresul in Bucharest, Romania, on 13–15 October.[1]

Contents

  • Americas Zone 1
    • North & Central America draw 1.1
    • South America draw 1.2
    • Americas Inter-Zonal Final 1.3
  • Eastern Zone 2
    • Zone A Draw 2.1
    • Zone B Draw 2.2
    • Eastern Inter-Zonal Final 2.3
  • Europe Zone 3
    • Zone A Draw 3.1
    • Zone A Final 3.2
    • Zone B draw 3.3
    • Zone B Final 3.4
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 4
    • Draw 4.1
    • First round 4.2
    • Final 4.3
  • References 5
  • External links 6
  • Related information 7

Americas Zone

North & Central America draw

  1st Round
March–May
Final
16–18 June
                 
  Kingston, Jamaica (indoor carpet)
    United States 4  
    Caribbean/West Indies 1     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      United States 5
Vancouver, Canada (clay)     Mexico 0
    Canada 2
    Mexico 3  

South America draw

  1st Round
20–26 March
Semifinals
8–10 April
Final
21–23 April
                           
 
    Argentina  
   bye     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (clay)
      Argentina 2  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     Brazil 3  
    Brazil 4
    Venezuela 0     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Brazil 2
  Santiago, Chile       Chile 3
    Chile 4  
    Peru 1     Santiago, Chile
      Chile 4
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)     Colombia 1  
    Ecuador 1
    Colombia 4  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final


Chile
0
Stade Francais, Santiago, Chile
21–24 July 1972

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jaime Pinto-Bravo
Stan Smith
1
6
5
7
2
6
     
2
Patricio Cornejo
Harold Solomon
7
9
6
4
1
6
6
3
2
6
 
3
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
2
6
4
6
6
4
6
3
3
6
 
4
Marcelo Lara
Harold Solomon
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
5
Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
Stan Smith
4
6
6
1
7
9
1
6
   

Eastern Zone

Zone A Draw

  1st Round
24–26 March
Semifinals
8–16 April
Final
28–30 April
                           
 
    Australia  
   bye     Seoul, South Korea
      Australia 5  
    South Korea 0  
    South Korea w/o
    Philippines     Tokyo, Japan
      Australia 4
  Saigon, South Vietnam       Japan 1
    South Vietnam 5  
    Chinese Taipei 0     Saigon, South Vietnam
      South Vietnam 2
Hong Kong     Japan 3  
    Hong Kong 0
    Japan 5  

Zone B Draw

  1st Round
1–3 April
Final
28–30 April
                 
  Lucknow, India
    India 5  
    Sri Lanka 0     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      India 5
    Malaysia 0
    Malaysia w/o
    Pakistan  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final


India
0
Bangalore, India
16–18 May 1972

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Vijay Amritraj
Mal Anderson
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
2
Jaidip Mukerjea
Geoff Masters
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
1
3
6
 
3
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Colin Dibley / Geoff Masters
2
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
4
Anand Amritraj
Ross Case
1
6
6
8
5
7
     
5
Vijay Amritraj
Colin Dibley
5
7
6
4
3
6
2
6
   

Europe Zone

Zone A Draw

  First round
1–13 May
Quarterfinals
18–22 May
Semifinals
9–18 June
Final
21–23 July
                                     
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Romania 5  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Switzerland 0  
    Romania 5  
Tehran, Iran
    Iran 0  
  Iran 4
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Egypt 1  
    Romania 4  
Reggio Calabria, Italy (clay)
    Italy 1  
  Italy 5  
San Benedetto, Italy (clay)
  Austria 0  
    Italy 4
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 1  
  Netherlands 5
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
  Norway 0  
    Romania 3
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
    Soviet Union 2
  Finland 2  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Denmark 3  
    Denmark 0
Warsaw, Poland
    Poland 5  
  Poland 3
Warsaw, Poland
  Yugoslavia 1  
    Poland 0
Beirut, Lebanon (clay)
    Soviet Union 4  
  Lebanon 0  
Casablanca, Morocco
  Morocco 5  
    Morocco 0
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
    Soviet Union 5  
  Soviet Union 3
  Hungary 2  

Zone A Final


Soviet Union
2
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
21–23 July 1972

Romania
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase
4
6
0
6
4
6
     
2
Teimuraz Kakulia
Ion Ţiriac
6
4
7
5
6
1
     
3
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4
Alex Metreveli
Ion Ţiriac
2
6
6
4
1
6
6
4
6
3
 
5
Teimuraz Kakulia
Ilie Năstase
2
6
2
6
3
6
     

Zone B draw

  First round
28 April-7 May
Quarterfinals
19–22 May
Semifinals
14–18 June
Final
21–24 July
                                     
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  Czechoslovakia 3  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  Belgium 2  
    Czechoslovakia 3  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
    Sweden 1  
  Sweden 4
Düsseldorf, West Germany (clay)
  New Zealand 1  
    Czechoslovakia 3  
Athens, Greece
    West Germany 2  
  Greece 0  
West Berlin, West Germany
  West Germany 5  
    West Germany 5
Cork, Ireland
    Ireland 0  
  Ireland 5
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Turkey 0  
    Czechoslovakia 2
Paris, France (clay)
    Spain 3
  France 4  
Paris, France (clay)
  Great Britain 1  
    France 2
Sofia, Bulgaria
    Spain 3  
  Bulgaria 0
Avilés, Spain
  Spain 5  
    Spain 5
Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Monaco 0  
  Monaco 3  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
  Luxembourg 2  
    Monaco 3
    Portugal 2  
  Portugal w/o
  South Africa  

Zone B Final


Spain
3
Barcelona, Spain
21–24 July 1972
clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Juan Gisbert
Jan Kodeš
8
6
6
4
5
7
0
6
6
4
 
2
Manuel Orantes
František Pala
5
7
4
6
6
0
7
5
4
6
 
3
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Orantes
Jan Kodeš / Jan Kukal
10
12
6
2
7
5
6
4
   
4
Juan Gisbert
František Pala
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
   
5
Antonio Muñoz
Jiří Hřebec
4
6
0
6
3
6
     

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  1st Round
4–7 August
Final
13–15 October
                 
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  EUR-B   Spain 2  
  AME   United States 3     Bucharest, Romania (clay)
    AME   United States 3
Bucharest, Romania (clay)   EUR-A   Romania 2
  EUR-A   Romania 4
  EAS   Australia 1  

First round


Spain
2
Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
4–7 August 1972
clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Andrés Gimeno
Stan Smith
6
8
7
5
6
3
6
4
   
2
Juan Gisbert
Harold Solomon
7
9
5
7
6
0
6
1
4
6
 
3
Andrés Gimeno / Juan Gisbert
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
3
6
6
0
2
6
3
6
   
4
Andrés Gimeno
Harold Solomon
6
3
6
1
2
6
6
2
   
5
Juan Gisbert
Stan Smith
9
11
8
10
4
6
     

Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania
4–7 August 1972
clay

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ion Ţiriac
Mal Anderson
6
2
6
2
6
8
4
6
4
6
 
2
Ilie Năstase
Colin Dibley
6
3
6
0
6
2
     
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
Mal Anderson / Colin Dibley
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4
Ion Ţiriac
Colin Dibley
6
3
3
6
11
13
6
3
6
0
 
5
Ilie Năstase
Mal Anderson
6
2
6
2
4
6
6
3
   

Final


Romania
2
Club Sportiv Progresul, Bucharest, Romania
13–15 October 1972
clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ilie Năstase
Stan Smith
9
11
2
6
3
6
     
2
Ion Ţiriac
Tom Gorman
4
6
2
6
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
2
6
0
6
3
6
     
4
Ion Ţiriac
Stan Smith
6
4
2
6
4
6
6
2
0
6
 
5
Ilie Năstase
Tom Gorman
6
1
6
2
5
7
10
8
   


References

  1. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/teams/teams-a-to-z.aspx

External links

  • Official Site

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