1976 Davis Cup

1976 Davis Cup

1976 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 65th
Achievements
1975
1977

The 1976 Davis Cup was the 65th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 56 teams would enter the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 12 in the Eastern Zone.

Chile defeated South Africa in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and the Soviet Union won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone,Chile defeated the Soviet Union (by walkover) and Italy defeated Australia. Italy defeated Chile in the final, which was held at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, on 17–19 December.

Contents

  • Americas Zone 1
    • Preliminary Rounds 1.1
    • Main draw 1.2
    • 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
      • Italy vs. Australia 4.2.1
      • Soviet Union vs. Chile 4.2.2
  • Final 5
  • References 6

Americas Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Chile
3
Santiago, Chile
26–28 April 1976

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
4
6
6
3
5
7
5
7
   
2
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
8
6
6
3
     
3
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Byron Bertram / Frew McMillan
6
3
10
8
2
6
4
6
3
6
 
4
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
5
7
6
2
10
8
7
5
   
5
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
6
3
4
6
6
2
   
  • Chile advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern Zone

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Australia
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
27 February - 1 March 1976
grass

New Zealand
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ross Case
Brian Fairlie
6
3
8
10
1
6
6
2
4
6
 
2
John Newcombe
Onny Parun
8
6
6
3
7
5
     
3
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Brian Fairlie / Onny Parun
6
1
3
6
6
3
7
5
   
4
John Newcombe
Brian Fairlie
8
6
5
7
11
9
6
3
   
5
Ross Case
Onny Parun
          not
played
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe Zone

Zone A

Qualifying Rounds

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Great Britain
1
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, London, England
5–7 August 1976
grass

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Roger Taylor
Antonio Zugarelli
1
6
5
7
6
3
1
6
   
2
John Lloyd
Adriano Panatta
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
2
4
6
 
3
David Lloyd / John Lloyd
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
8
3
6
6
3
18
16
6
2
 
4
Roger Taylor
Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
4
6
4
6
   
5
John Lloyd
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
8
6
1
6
1
6
1
6
 
  • Italy advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone B

Qualifying Rounds

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds

Participating Teams

Main draw

Participating Teams

Final


Soviet Union
4
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
13–15 August 1976

Hungary
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Alex Metreveli
János Benyik
6
3
7
5
6
3
     
2
Teimuraz Kakulia
Balázs Taróczy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
3
Teimuraz Kakulia / Alex Metreveli
Péter Szőke / Balázs Taróczy
12
10
6
0
6
4
     
4
Alex Metreveli
Balázs Taróczy
7
5
6
1
9
7
     
5
Teimuraz Kakulia
János Benyik
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
6
1
 
  • Soviet Union advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  1st Round
24–27 September
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Rome, Italy (clay)
  EUR-A   Italy 3  
  EAS   Australia 2     Santiago, Chile (clay)
    EUR-A   Italy 4
  AME   Chile 1
  EUR-B   Soviet Union
  AME   Chile w/o*  

The Soviet Union refused to compete against Chile, because of their opposition to the military government of Augusto Pinochet.[1] They would subsequently be barred from the 1977 and 1978 competitions as punishment.

First round

Italy vs. Australia


Italy
3
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
24–27 September 1976
clay

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Corrado Barazzutti
John Newcombe
7
5
6
1
6
4
     
2
Adriano Panatta
John Alexander
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
3
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4
Corrado Barazzutti
John Alexander
2
6
2
6
7
5
6
4
2
6
 
5
Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe
5
7
8
6
6
4
6
2
   

Soviet Union vs. Chile

Chile defeated Soviet Union by walkover.

Final


Chile
1
Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
17–19 December 1976
clay

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jaime Fillol
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
6
4
5
7
1
6
   
2
Patricio Cornejo
Adriano Panatta
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
9
   
4
Jaime Fillol
Adriano Panatta
6
8
4
6
6
3
8
10
   
5
Belus Prajoux
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
6
4
6
2
     

References

  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o81DAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pa8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=5596,2335981&dq=davis+cup+chile+soviet&hl=en