1981 Davis Cup World Group

1981 Davis Cup World Group

The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 1981. The first round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs while the winners progressed to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists were guaranteed a World Group spot for 1982.

Contents

  • Participating Teams 1
    • Draw 1.1
  • First round 2
    • West Germany vs. Argentina 2.1
    • Romania vs. Brazil 2.2
    • Great Britain vs. Italy 2.3
    • South Korea vs. New Zealand 2.4
    • Japan vs. Sweden 2.5
    • France vs. Australia 2.6
    • Switzerland vs. Czechoslovakia 2.7
    • United States vs. Mexico 2.8
  • Quarterfinals 3
    • Romania vs. Argentina 3.1
    • New Zealand vs. Great Britain 3.2
    • Sweden vs. Australia 3.3
    • United States vs. Czechoslovakia 3.4
  • Semifinals 4
    • Argentina vs. Great Britain 4.1
    • United States vs. Australia 4.2
  • Final 5
    • United States vs. Argentina 5.1
  • References 6

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Czechoslovakia

France

Great Britain

Italy

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Romania

South Korea

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

Draw

  First round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
9–11 July
Semifinals
2–4 October
Final
11–13 December
                                     
Munich, West Germany (indoor carpet)[1]
  West Germany 2  
Timişoara, Romania (hard)[2]
  Argentina 3  
    Argentina 3  
Timişoara, Romania (indoor hard)[3]
    Romania 2  
  Romania 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[4]
  Brazil 2  
    Argentina 5  
Brighton, England (indoor carpet)[5]
    Great Britain 0  
  Great Britain 3  
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)[6]
  Italy 2  
    Great Britain 4
Seoul, South Korea (clay)[7]
    New Zealand 1  
  South Korea 0
Cincinnati, United States (indoor carpet)[8]
  New Zealand 5  
    Argentina 1
Yokohama, Japan (indoor carpet)[9]
    United States 3
  Japan 0  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)[10]
  Sweden 5  
    Sweden 1
Lyon, France (indoor carpet)[11]
    Australia 3  
  France 2
Portland, United States (indoor carpet)[12]
  Australia 3  
    Australia 0
Zürich, Switzerland (indoor hard)[13]
    United States 5  
  Switzerland 2  
New York City, United States (hard)[14]
  Czechoslovakia 3  
    Czechoslovakia 1
Carlsbad, United States (hard)[15]
    United States 4  
  United States 3
  Mexico 2  

First round

West Germany vs. Argentina


West Germany
2
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, West Germany[1]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet (i)

Argentina
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Rolf Gehring
Guillermo Vilas
2
6
3
6
6
8
     
2
Uli Pinner
José Luis Clerc
3
6
6
3
6
4
6
3
   
3
Rolf Gehring / Christoph Zipf
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
3
6
6
4
4
6
3
6
   
4
Rolf Gehring
José Luis Clerc
6
1
4
6
6
3
6
1
   
5
Uli Pinner
Guillermo Vilas
3
6
2
6
6
3
1
6
   

Romania vs. Brazil


Romania
3
Timișoara, Romania[3]
6–8 March 1981
Hard (i)

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Florin Segărceanu
Carlos Kirmayr
4
6
7
5
6
2
6
2
   
2
Andrei Dîrzu
Thomaz Koch
2
6
4
6
1
6
     
3
Andrei Dîrzu / Florin Segărceanu
Thomaz Koch / Carlos Kirmayr
0
6
8
6
6
4
7
5
   
4
Florin Segărceanu
Thomaz Koch
4
6
6
3
7
5
4
6
6
0
 
5
Andrei Dîrzu
Carlos Kirmayr
2
6
0
6
       

Great Britain vs. Italy


Great Britain
3
Brighton Centre, Brighton, England[5]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet (i)

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Buster Mottram
Adriano Panatta
9
7
3
6
6
3
6
4
   
2
Richard Lewis
Corrado Barazzutti
4
6
6
1
8
6
7
9
4
6
 
3
Andrew Jarrett / Jonathan Smith
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
1
3
6
6
3
3
6
7
5
 
4
Richard Lewis
Adriano Panatta
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
5
Buster Mottram
Corrado Barazzutti
6
3
6
2
6
2
     

South Korea vs. New Zealand


South Korea
0
Jang-Choong Tennis Court, Seoul, South Korea[7]
6–8 March 1981
Clay

New Zealand
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jeon Chang-Dae
Chris Lewis
3
6
3
6
6
2
1
6
   
2
Jeon Young-Dai
Russell Simpson
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
3
Jeon Young-Dai / Kim Bong-Suk
Chris Lewis / Russell Simpson
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
4
Jeon Chang-Dae
Chris Lewis
1
6
4
6
5
7
     
5
Jeon Young-Dai
Russell Simpson
2
6
6
8
0
6
     

Japan vs. Sweden


Japan
0
Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan[9]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet

Sweden
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Tsuyoshi Fukui
Kjell Johansson
5
7
2
6
4
6
     
2
Jun Kamiwazumi
Per Hjertquist
3
6
5
7
6
8
     
3
Kenichi Hirai / Jun Kamiwazumi
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
0
6
6
8
2
6
     
4
Tsuyoshi Fukui
Per Hjertquist
4
6
2
6
0
6
     
5
Shigeyuki Nishio
Kjell Johansson
3
6
6
3
2
6
1
6
   

France vs. Australia


France
2
Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, France[11]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet (i)

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Yannick Noah
Peter McNamara
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
3
6
 
2
Pascal Portes
Kim Warwick
4
6
6
2
9
7
6
4
   
3
Yannick Noah / Pascal Portes
Mark Edmondson / Kim Warwick
3
6
2
6
7
5
4
6
   
4
Pascal Portes
Peter McNamara
3
6
0
6
2
6
     
5
Yannick Noah
Kim Warwick
6
2
7
5
10
8
     

Switzerland vs. Czechoslovakia


Switzerland
2
Saal Sports Hall, Zurich, Switzerland[13]
6–8 March 1981
Hard (i)

Czechoslovakia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Heinz Günthardt
Ivan Lendl
3
6
5
7
0
6
     
2
Roland Stadler
Tomáš Šmíd
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
3
Heinz Günthardt / Markus Günthardt
Ivan Lendl / Tomáš Šmíd
6
3
3
6
2
6
6
3
6
4
 
4
Heinz Günthardt
Tomáš Šmíd
5
7
2
6
6
8
     
5
Roland Stadler
Ivan Lendl
6
6
         
retired

United States vs. Mexico


United States
3
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, United States[15]
6–8 March 1981
Hard

Mexico
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
John McEnroe
Jorge Lozano
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
2
Roscoe Tanner
Raúl Ramírez
6
3
6
8
3
6
10
8
3
6
 
3
Marty Riessen / Sherwood Stewart
Raúl Ramírez
4
6
6
3
7
9
6
0
3
6
 
4
Roscoe Tanner
Jorge Lozano
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
5
John McEnroe
Raúl Ramírez
6
4
6
3
6
0
     

Quarterfinals

Romania vs. Argentina


Romania
2
Timișoara, Romania[2]
9–11 July 1981
Hard

Argentina
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Andrei Dîrzu
Guillermo Vilas
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2
Florin Segărceanu
José Luis Clerc
4
6
2
6
0
6
     
3
Andrei Dîrzu / Florin Segărceanu
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
4
6
10
8
6
3
7
5
   
4
Florin Segărceanu
Guillermo Vilas
4
6
4
6
6
3
1
6
   
5
Andrei Dîrzu
Ricardo Cano
4
6
6
2
       
retired

New Zealand vs. Great Britain


New Zealand
1
Wilding Park, Christchurch, New Zealand[6]
9–11 July 1981
Grass

Great Britain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Russell Simpson
Richard Lewis
6
4
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
8
 
2
Chris Lewis
Buster Mottram
6
4
4
6
6
4
7
9
3
6
 
3
Chris Lewis / Russell Simpson
Andrew Jarrett / Jonathan Smith
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
4
Chris Lewis
Richard Lewis
2
6
2
6
       
5
Russell Simpson
Jonathan Smith
4
6
11
9
6
2
     

Sweden vs. Australia


Sweden
1
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden[10]
10–12 July 1981
Clay

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Per Hjertquist
Paul McNamee
3
6
6
8
1
6
     
2
Mats Wilander
Peter McNamara
4
6
2
6
1
6
     
3
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
Peter McNamara / Paul McNamee
7
9
3
6
8
6
6
2
6
2
 
4
Mats Wilander
Paul McNamee
6
1
6
2
4
6
0
6
4
6
 
5
Per Hjertquist
Peter McNamara
6
6
        not
completed

United States vs. Czechoslovakia


United States
4
USTA National Tennis Center, New York City, United States[14]
9–11 July 1981
Hard

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
John McEnroe
Ivan Lendl
4
6
12
14
5
7
     
2
Jimmy Connors
Tomáš Šmíd
6
3
6
1
6
2
     
3
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
Ivan Lendl / Tomáš Šmíd
9
7
6
3
6
2
     
4
John McEnroe
Tomáš Šmíd
6
3
6
1
6
4
     
5
Jimmy Connors
Ivan Lendl
7
5
6
4
       

Semifinals

Argentina vs. Great Britain


Argentina
5
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina[4]
2–4 October 1981
Clay

Great Britain
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
José Luis Clerc
Richard Lewis
6
4
6
4
6
0
     
2
Guillermo Vilas
Buster Mottram
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
3
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
Andrew Jarrett / Jonathan Smith
8
6
8
6
6
2
     
4
José Luis Clerc
Buster Mottram
7
5
6
4
       
5
Guillermo Vilas
Richard Lewis
6
0
6
3
       

United States vs. Australia


United States
5
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, United States[12]
2–4 October 1981
Carpet (i)

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
John McEnroe
Mark Edmondson
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2
Roscoe Tanner
Peter McNamara
6
4
6
4
4
6
3
6
6
3
 
3
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
Phil Dent / Peter McNamara
8
6
6
4
8
6
     
4
John McEnroe
Peter McNamara
9
7
6
0
       
5
Roscoe Tanner
Mark Edmondson
4
6
6
2
6
3
     

Final

United States vs. Argentina


United States
3
Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, United States[8]
11–13 December 1981
Carpet (i)

Argentina
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
John McEnroe
Guillermo Vilas
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
2
Roscoe Tanner
José Luis Clerc
5
7
3
6
6
8
     
3
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
6
3
4
4
6
4
4
6
11
9
 
4
John McEnroe
José Luis Clerc
7
5
5
7
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
5
Roscoe Tanner
Guillermo Vilas
11
10
        not
completed

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  15. ^ a b "United States v Mexico". DavisCup.com. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-15.