1961 Davis Cup

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1961 Davis Cup
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Edition 50th
Achievements
1960
1962

The 1961 Davis Cup was the 50th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 42 teams would enter the competition, 28 in the Europe Zone, 7 in the Americas Zone, and 7 in the Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone final, the India defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated India, and then Italy defeated the USA. Italy then fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–28 December.[1]

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
April–July
Semifinals
July–August
Final
18–20 August
                           
 
    Morocco  
   bye     Casablanca, Morocco
      Morocco 0  
Quebec City, Canada (clay)     Mexico 5  
    Canada 2
    Mexico 3     Cleveland, OH, United States (clay)
      Mexico 2
  Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)       United States 3
    Ecuador 5  
    Colombia 0     St. Louis, MO, United States (clay)
      Ecuador 0
Bridgetown, Barbados (grass)     United States 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0
    United States 5  

These were the first Davis Cup appearances of Ecuador and Morocco.

Final[edit]


United States
3
Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, OH, United States
18–20 August 1961
clay

Mexico
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Mexico
Chuck McKinley
Rafael Osuna
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 United States
Mexico
Tut Bartzen
Mario Llamas
4
6
6
4
6
4
6
4
   
3 United States
Mexico
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
Rafael Osuna / Tony Palafox
4
6
6
2
4
6
3
6
   
4 United States
Mexico
Chuck McKinley
Mario Llamas
6
4
7
5
10
8
     
5 United States
Mexico
Tut Bartzen
Rafael Osuna
6
3
6
3
7
5
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
18–28 March
Semifinals
April
Final
6–8 May
                           
 
    Philippines  
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Philippines 2  
    Japan 3  
    Japan w/o
    South Korea     New Delhi, India
      Japan 1
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)       India 4
    Ceylon 2  
    Thailand 3     Lucknow, India
      Thailand 0
Bandung, Indonesia     India 5  
    Indonesia 1
    India 4  

This was Indonesia's first appearance in Davis Cup competition.

Final[edit]


India
4
New Delhi, India
6–8 May 1961

Japan
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Japan
Jaidip Mukerjea
Atsushi Miyagi
2
6
7
9
6
2
2
6
   
2 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan
Osamu Ishiguro
4
6
6
3
6
3
6
3
   
3 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Atsushi Miyagi / Masao Nagasaki
6
4
6
3
6
4
     
4 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan
Atsushi Miyagi
6
4
6
1
6
4
     
5 India
Japan
Akhtar Ali
Osamu Ishiguro
4
6
6
4
6
0
2
6
6
4
 

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
27 April-7 May
  2nd round
1–4 June
  Quarterfinals
10–19 June
  Semifinals
21–23 July
  Final
4–6 August
  Italy     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
 bye       Italy 3  
  Belgium 3     Belgium 2     Munich, West Germany (clay)
  Chile 2         Italy 3  
  Switzerland 2     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     West Germany 2  
  Netherlands 3       Netherlands 0
  Czechoslovakia 2     West Germany 5     Paris, France (clay)
  West Germany 3         Italy 4  
  Ireland 0     Warsaw, Poland     France 1  
  Poland 5       Poland 4  
  Monaco 3     Monaco 1     Warsaw, Poland
  Luxembourg 2         Poland 0
  Egypt 0     Paris, France (clay)     France 5  
  Brazil 5       Brazil 1
 bye     France 4     Milan, Italy (clay)
  France         Italy 4
  Great Britain     Vienna, Austria (clay)     Sweden 1
 bye       Great Britain 3  
  Austria 5     Austria 2     Birmingham, England (grass)
  Norway 0         Great Britain 4  
  Turkey 1     Helsinki, Finland     South Africa 1  
  Finland 4       Finland 1
  Romania 0     South Africa 4     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  South Africa 5         Great Britain 1
  Yugoslavia 1     Madrid, Spain (clay)     Sweden 4  
  Spain 3       Spain 3  
  Israel 0     New Zealand 2     Madrid, Spain (clay)
  New Zealand 5         Spain 1
  Denmark 2     Budapest, Hungary (clay)     Sweden 4  
  Hungary 3       Hungary 2
 bye     Sweden 3  
  Sweden  

Final[edit]


Italy
4
Milan, Italy
4–6 August 1961
clay

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Ulf Schmidt
6
4
4
1
6
6
6
6
3
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli
Jan-Erik Lundquist
2
6
5
7
6
1
4
6
   
3 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Thomas Hallberg / Jan-Erik Lundquist
6
3
3
6
6
3
6
1
   
4 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli
Ulf Schmidt
6
3
6
2
3
6
6
3
   
5 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Thomas Hallberg
6
2
6
1
6
0
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
30 September-2 October
Final
13–16 October
                 
 
  EUR   Italy  
   bye     Rome, Italy (clay)
    EUR   Italy 4
New Delhi, India   AME   United States 1
  AME   United States 3
  EAS   India 2  

India
2
National Sports Club, New Delhi, India
30 September - 2 October 1961

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
United States
Jaidip Mukerjea
Chuck McKinley
4
6
4
6
7
9
     
2 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Whitney Reed
6
4
6
1
7
5
     
3 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Donald Dell / Chuck McKinley
7
5
0
6
3
6
2
6
   
4 India
United States
Jaidip Mukerjea
Whitney Reed
2
6
3
6
3
6
     
5 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Chuck McKinley
6
3
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
4
 

Italy
4
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
13–16 October 1961
clay

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
United States
Fausto Gardini
Jon Douglas
6
4
6
4
5
7
8
10
0
6
 
2 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli
Whitney Reed
2
6
6
8
6
4
6
4
6
4
 
3 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Donald Dell / Whitney Reed
6
4
3
6
6
3
6
2
   
4 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli
Jon Douglas
9
7
6
3
6
2
     
5 Italy
United States
Fausto Gardini
Whitney Reed
3
6
7
5
3
6
8
6
6
4
 

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
5
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
26–28 December 1961
grass

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson
Nicola Pietrangeli
8
6
6
4
6
3
     
2 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Orlando Sirola
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
3 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
4 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
3
8
6
 
5 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson
Orlando Sirola
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
2
   


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