1974 Davis Cup

1974 Davis Cup

1974 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 63rd
Achievements
1973
1975

The 1974 Davis Cup was the 63rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 56 teams would enter the competition, 33 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 11 in the Eastern Zone.[1]

South Africa defeated Colombia in the Americas Zone final, India defeated Australia in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and the Soviet Union won the Europe Zones.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, South Africa defeated Italy and India defeated the Soviet Union. The final was scratched and South Africa was awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies.

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
      • Qualifying Rounds 3.1.1
      • Preliminary Rounds 3.1.2
      • Main draw 3.1.3
      • Final 3.1.4
    • Zone B 3.2
      • Qualifying Rounds 3.2.1
      • Preliminary Rounds 3.2.2
      • Main draw 3.2.3
      • Final 3.2.4
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 4
    • Draw 4.1
    • First round 4.2
    • Final 4.3
  • References 5

Americas Zone

North & Central America Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

South America Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Americas Inter-Zonal Final


Colombia
2
Bogotá, Colombia
10 May - 12 May 1974

South Africa
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Iván Molina
Ray Moore
8
6
3
6
5
7
4
6
   
2
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Bob Hewitt
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
3
Iván Molina / Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
3
6
0
6
3
6
     
4
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Ray Moore
6
2
4
6
6
3
7
9
6
2
 
5
Álvaro Betancur
Byron Bertram
6
2
4
6
8
6
8
6
   
  • South Africa advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


India
3
Calcutta, India
10 May - 12 May 1974

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jasjit Singh
Bob Giltinan
11
9
9
11
12
10
8
6
   
2
Vijay Amritraj
John Alexander
12
14
15
17
8
6
2
6
   
3
Anand Amritraj / Vijay Amritraj
John Alexander / Colin Dibley
17
15
6
8
6
3
16
18
6
4
 
4
Jasjit Singh
John Alexander
6
8
4
6
3
6
     
5
Vijay Amritraj
Bob Giltinan
6
1
5
7
6
4
6
4
   
  • India advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Note:The Final set the Davis Cup record for most games in a tie (327). [1]

Europe Zone

Zone A

Qualifying Rounds

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Soviet Union
3
Donetsk, Soviet Union
26 July - 28 July 1974
clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Alex Metreveli
František Pala
6
2
6
4
3
6
6
2
   
2
Teimuraz Kakulia
Jan Kodeš
4
6
2
6
3
6
     
3
Vladimir Korotkov / Alex Metreveli
Jan Kodeš / Vladimir Zednik
4
6
1
6
3
6
     
4
Alex Metreveli
Jan Kodeš
4
6
6
3
4
6
6
3
7
5
 
5
Teimuraz Kakulia
František Pala
6
3
4
6
6
4
2
6
6
4
 
  • Soviet Union advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone B

Qualifying Rounds

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Italy
3
Mestre, Italy
2 August - 4 August 1974
clay

Romania
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Corrado Barazzutti
Ilie Năstase
7
9
0
6
1
6
     
2
Adriano Panatta
Ion Ţiriac
6
1
6
3
6
2
     
3
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
6
4
8
6
6
8
4
6
6
2
 
4
Corrado Barazzutti
Ion Ţiriac
6
3
6
0
6
0
     
5
Adriano Panatta
Ilie Năstase
0
6
0
6
5
7
     
  • Italy advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  1st Round
20 September-5 October
Final
                 
  Pune, India
  EAS   India 3  
  EUR-A   Soviet Union 1    
    EAS   India
Johannesburg, South Africa   AME   South Africa w/o
  EUR-B   Italy 1
  AME   South Africa 4  

First round


India
3
Pune, India
20 September - 22 September 1974

Soviet Union
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Vijay Amritraj
Teimuraz Kakulia
6
4
11
9
6
3
     
2
Anand Amritraj
Alex Metreveli
6
4
9
7
6
3
     
3
Anand Amritraj / Vijay Amritraj
Vladimir Korotkov / Alex Metreveli
15
13
5
7
17
19
3
6
   
4
Anand Amritraj
Teimuraz Kakulia
6
2
8
10
4
6
6
3
6
3
 
5
Vijay Amritraj
Alex Metreveli
          not
played

South Africa
4
Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
3 October - 5 October 19741

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bob Hewitt
Antonio Zugarelli
4
6
6
0
9
7
4
6
6
1
 
2
Ray Moore
Adriano Panatta
4
6
6
4
6
3
6
4
   
3
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
7
5
6
4
10
8
     
4
Ray Moore
Antonio Zugarelli
6
3
7
5
6
3
     
5
Bob Hewitt
Adriano Panatta
3
6
6
8
2
6
     

1 The South Africa / Italy tie was delayed from September 22 due to scheduling conflicts; Italy had announced in August that they would not travel to South Africa, and South Africa had refused Italy's request to play the match in Rome.[2]

Final

The final was scratched and South Africa was awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies.

References

  1. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/teams/teams-a-to-z.aspx
  2. ^ Possible Davis Cup default