1963 Davis Cup

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1963 Davis Cup
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Edition 52nd
Achievements
1962
1964

The 1963 Davis Cup was the 52nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 44 teams would enter the competition, 28 in the Europe Zone, 9 in the Eastern Zone, and 7 in the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Venezuela in the Americas Zone final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Great Britain defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Great Britain, and then India. The USA then defeated defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round, ending Australia's four-year title run. The final was played at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide, Australia on 26–28 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
June–July
Semifinals
28 July-18 August
Final
13–15 September
                           
 
    Venezuela  
   bye     Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
      Venezuela 3  
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)     Ecuador 1  
    Ecuador 3
    Caribbean/West Indies 2     Denver, Colorado, United States (hard)
      Venezuela 0
  Tehran, Iran       United States 5
    Iran 0  
    United States 5     Los Angeles, California, United States (hard)
      United States 4
Vancouver, Canada (hard)     Mexico 1  
    Canada 1
    Mexico 4  

Final[edit]


United States
5
Cherry Hills Country Club, Denver, Colorado, United States
13–15 September 1963
hard

Venezuela
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Venezuela
Dennis Ralston
Orlando Bracamonte
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2 United States
Venezuela
Marty Riessen
Isaias Pimentel
8
6
6
4
6
4
     
3 United States
Venezuela
Dennis Ralston / Marty Riessen
Orlando Bracamonte / Isaias Pimentel
7
5
8
6
6
3
     
4 United States
Venezuela
Arthur Ashe
Orlando Bracamonte
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
5 United States
Venezuela
Dennis Ralston
Isaias Pimentel
18
16
9
7
6
4
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
17–19 March
Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
  Ceylon 0
  Pakistan 4
  Quarterfinals
27 March-7 April
Semifinals
19–22 April
Final
4–6 May
                           
  Pune, India
    Pakistan 1  
    India 4     Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
      India 4  
Kuala Lumpur, Malaya     Malaya 0  
    Malaya 3
    Burma 2     Tokyo, Japan
      India 3
  Fukuoka, Japan       Japan 2
    Japan 5  
    South Korea 0     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 4
Manila, Philippines     Philippines 1  
    New Zealand 1
    Philippines 3  

Final[edit]


Japan
2
Tokyo, Japan
3–7 May 1963

India
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
India
Atsushi Miyagi
Ramanathan Krishnan
5
7
6
4
0
6
0
6
   
2 Japan
India
Osamu Ishiguro
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
6
3
6
2
     
3 Japan
India
Michio Fujii / Atsushi Miyagi
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
6
4
3
6
2
6
5
7
   
4 Japan
India
Osamu Ishiguro
Ramanathan Krishnan
2
6
5
7
       
5 Japan
India
Atsushi Miyagi
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
3
6
2
3
6
7
5
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
3–5 May
  2nd round
24 May-3 June
  Quarterfinals
13–16 June
  Semifinals
18–21 July
  Final
1–5 August
  Sweden     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
 bye       Sweden 3  
  Netherlands 1     Rhodesia 2     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Rhodesia 4         Sweden 4  
  Yugoslavia 5     Zagreb, Yugoslavia     Yugoslavia 1  
  Monaco 0       Yugoslavia 5
  Austria 5     Austria 0     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Israel 0         Sweden 5  
  Denmark 4     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)     South Africa 0  
  Czechoslovakia 1       Denmark 4  
  Portugal 0     Norway 1     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Norway 5         Denmark 1
  Romania 5     Bucharest, Romania (clay)     South Africa 4  
  Switzerland 0       Romania 2
 bye     South Africa 3     Wimbledon, England
  South Africa         Sweden 2
  Great Britain     Brussels, Belgium (clay)     Great Britain 3
 bye       Great Britain 5  
  Hungary 2     Belgium 0     Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Belgium 3         Great Britain 4  
  Finland 0     Moscow, USSR     Soviet Union 1  
  Soviet Union 5       Soviet Union 4
  Egypt 0     Chile 1     Bristol, England (grass)
  Chile 5         Great Britain 4
  France 5     Paris, France (clay)     Spain 1  
  Poland 0       France 4  
  Greece 2     Brazil 1     Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Brazil 3         France 1
  West Germany 2     Barcelona, Spain (clay)     Spain 4  
  Spain 3       Spain 4
 bye     Italy 1  
  Italy  

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

Final[edit]


Great Britain
3
All England Club, Wimbledon, London, England
1–5 August 1963
grass

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Sweden
Mike Sangster
Jan-Erik Lundquist
3
6
6
2
4
6
12
10
9
7
 
2 United Kingdom
Sweden
Bobby Wilson
Ulf Schmidt
4
6
6
4
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
Sweden
Mike Sangster / Bobby Wilson
Jan-Erik Lundquist / Ulf Schmidt
22
20
6
4
6
3
     
4 United Kingdom
Sweden
Bobby Wilson
Jan-Erik Lundquist
6
3
6
2
2
6
2
6
1
6
 
5 United Kingdom
Sweden
Mike Sangster
Ulf Schmidt
7
5
6
2
9
11
3
6
6
3
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
26–28 September
Final
2–4 November
                 
 
  EAS   India  
   bye     Bombay, India
    EAS   India 0
Bournemouth, England (clay)   AME   United States 5
  AME   United States 5
  EUR   Great Britain 0  

Great Britain
0
West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth, England
26–28 September 1963
clay

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Mike Sangster
Chuck McKinley
5
7
2
6
5
7
     
2 United Kingdom
United States
Billy Knight
Frank Froehling
6
4
6
8
4
6
4
6
   
3 United Kingdom
United States
Mike Sangster / Bobby Wilson
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
4
6
8
6
7
9
2
6
   
4 United Kingdom
United States
Billy Knight
Chuck McKinley
6
8
2
6
3
6
     
5 United Kingdom
United States
Mike Sangster
Frank Froehling
1
6
6
4
0
6
4
6
   

India
0
Cricket Club of India, Bombay, India
2–4 November 1963

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
United States
Premjit Lall
Chuck McKinley
4
6
3
6
0
6
     
2 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Dennis Ralston
4
6
1
6
11
13
     
3 India
United States
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
8
6
3
6
10
12
4
6
   
4 India
United States
Premjit Lall
Marty Riessen
3
6
6
2
0
6
1
6
   
5 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Chuck McKinley
8
10
8
6
2
6
6
2
0
6
 

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
2
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
26–28 December 1963
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
John Newcombe
Dennis Ralston
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
4
5
7
 
2 Australia
United States
Roy Emerson
Chuck McKinley
6
3
3
6
7
5
7
5
   
3 Australia
United States
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
3
6
6
4
9
11
9
11
   
4 Australia
United States
Roy Emerson
Dennis Ralston
6
2
6
3
3
6
6
2
   
5 Australia
United States
John Newcombe
Chuck McKinley
12
10
2
6
7
9
2
6
   


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