1973 Davis Cup

1973 Davis Cup

1973 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 62nd
Achievements
1972
1974

The 1973 Davis Cup was the 62nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 53 teams would enter the competition, 31 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 10 in the Eastern Zone. For the first time, preliminary rounds were used in every zone, effectively giving byes through the first two rounds of competition to the previous year's finalists from the American and Eastern zones, and to the previous year's semifinalists from the European zones.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Romania and Czechoslovakia won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Romania and Australia defeated Czechoslovakia. Australia defeated the USA in the final, which was held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH, United States, on 30 November-2 December. It marked the first time the final was held indoors.

Contents

  • Americas Zone 1
    • North & Central America Zone 1.1
      • Preliminary Rounds 1.1.1
      • Main draw 1.1.2
    • South America Zone 1.2
      • Preliminary Rounds 1.2.1
      • Main draw 1.2.2
    • Americas Inter-Zonal Final 1.3
  • Eastern Zone 2
    • Preliminary Rounds 2.1
    • Main draw 2.2
    • Final 2.3
  • Europe Zone 3
    • Zone A 3.1
      • Preliminary Rounds 3.1.1
      • Main draw 3.1.2
      • Final 3.1.3
    • Zone B 3.2
      • Preliminary Rounds 3.2.1
      • Main draw 3.2.2
      • Final 3.2.3
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 4
    • Draw 4.1
    • First round 4.2
  • Final 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Americas Zone

North & Central America Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

South America Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Americas Inter-Zonal Final


United States
3
Burns Park Tennis Club, North Little Rock, AR, United States
3 August - 5 August 1973
hard

Chile
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Tom Gorman
Jaime Fillol
17
15
6
4
4
6
6
3
   
2
Stan Smith
Patricio Cornejo
7
9
2
2
8
6
4
4
   
3
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
7
9
37
39
8
6
6
1
6
3
 
4
Tom Gorman
Patricio Cornejo
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
5
Stan Smith
Jaime Fillol
          not
played
  • United States advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Note:The 39-37 set in the doubles rubber set the Davis Cup record for most games in a set (76). [1]

Eastern Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


India
0
Madras, India
4 May - 6 May 1973

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Anand Amritraj
John Newcombe
2
6
1
6
0
6
     
2
Vijay Amritraj
Malcolm Anderson
1
6
2
6
1
6
     
3
Vijay Amritraj / Premjit Lall
Geoff Masters / John Newcombe
6
4
2
6
5
7
3
6
   
4
Premjit Lall
John Cooper
6
4
0
6
6
8
1
6
   
5
Vijay Amritraj
John Newcombe
10
12
6
3
      not
completed
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe Zone

Zone A

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Czechoslovakia
4
Prague, Czechoslovakia
3 August - 5 August 1973
clay

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jan Kodeš
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
6
3
4
6
6
2
1
6
 
2
Jiří Hřebec
Antonio Zugarelli
12
10
6
1
6
1
     
3
Jan Kodeš / František Pala
Giordano Majoli / Pietro Marzano
6
2
8
6
6
4
     
4
Jiří Hřebec
Corrado Barazzutti
9
7
6
1
6
4
     
5
Jan Kodeš
Antonio Zugarelli
6
1
6
3
0
6
6
2
   
  • Czechoslovakia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone B

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Romania
3
Bucharest, Romania
3 August - 5 August 1973
clay

Soviet Union
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Toma Ovici
Alex Metreveli
5
7
5
7
2
6
     
2
Ilie Năstase
Teimuraz Kakulia
6
0
6
3
6
0
     
3
Ilie Năstase / Ionel Sânteiu
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
0
6
6
3
4
6
7
5
2
6
 
4
Ilie Năstase
Alex Metreveli
6
0
6
2
6
4
     
5
Toma Ovici
Teimuraz Kakulia
6
3
6
3
6
1
     
  • Romania advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  1st Round
August-November
Final
30 November-2 December
                 
  Melbourne, Australia
  EAS   Australia 4  
  EUR-A   Czechoslovakia 1     Cleveland, OH, United States (indoor carpet)
    EAS   Australia 5
Alamo, CA, United States (hard)   AME   United States 0
  EUR-B   Romania 1
  AME   United States 4  

First round


Australia
4
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
16 November - 18 November 1973
grass

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Rod Laver
Jan Kodeš
6
3
7
5
7
5
     
2
John Newcombe
Jiří Hřebec
4
6
10
8
4
6
5
7
   
3
Rod Laver / Ken Rosewall
Jan Kodeš / Vladimir Zednik
6
4
14
12
7
9
8
6
   
4
Rod Laver
Jiří Hřebec
5
7
6
3
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
5
John Newcombe
Jan Kodeš
6
2
6
2
6
4
     

United States
4
Round Hill Country Club, Alamo, CA, United States
17 August - 19 August 1973
hard

Romania
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Marty Riessen
Ilie Năstase
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
2
Stan Smith
Toma Ovici
7
5
6
1
6
3
     
3
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Ilie Năstase / Ionel Sânteiu
6
2
7
5
6
2
     
4
Marty Riessen
Toma Ovici
6
1
4
6
6
1
7
5
   
5
Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase
5
7
6
2
6
3
4
6
6
3
 

Final


United States
0
Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, United States
30 November - 2 December 1973
carpet (indoors)

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Stan Smith
John Newcombe
1
6
6
4
3
6
6
4
4
6
 
2
Tom Gorman
Rod Laver
10
8
6
8
8
6
3
6
1
6
 
3
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Rod Laver / John Newcombe
1
6
2
6
4
6
     
4
Tom Gorman
John Newcombe
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
5
Stan Smith
Rod Laver
3
6
4
6
6
3
2
6
   

References

External links

  • Official Site