1967 Davis Cup

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1967 Davis Cup
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Edition 56th
Achievements
1966
1968

The 1967 Davis Cup was the 56th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 48 teams would enter the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 9 in the Eastern Zone, and 7 in the Americas Zone.[1]

Ecuador defeated the United States in the Americas Zone final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and South Africa and Spain won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Spain defeated Ecuador, South Africa defeated India, and then Spain defeated South Africa in the final. Spain then fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Milton Courts in Brisbane, Australia on 26–28 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

North & Central America draw[edit]

  1st Round
15–30 April
Final
27–30 May
                 
  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
    United States 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      United States 4
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)     Mexico 1
    New Zealand 1
    Mexico 4  

South America draw[edit]

  1st Round
30 April-2 May
Final
28–30 May
                 
  Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
    Venezuela 0  
    Argentina 5     Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
      Argentina 1
    Ecuador 4
   bye
    Ecuador  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


Ecuador
3
Guayaquil Tennis Club, Guayaquil, Ecuador
17–19 June 1967
clay

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ecuador
United States
Pancho Guzmán
Cliff Richey
2
6
6
2
6
8
4
6
   
2 Ecuador
United States
Miguel Olvera
Arthur Ashe
4
6
6
4
6
4
6
2
   
3 Ecuador
United States
Pancho Guzmán / Miguel Olvera
Clark Graebner / Marty Riessen
0
6
9
7
6
3
4
6
8
6
 
4 Ecuador
United States
Pancho Guzmán
Arthur Ashe
0
6
6
4
6
2
0
6
6
3
 
5 Ecuador
United States
Miguel Olvera
Cliff Richey
7
5
4
6
5
7
6
4
0
6
 

Eastern Zone[edit]

Zone A Draw[edit]

  1st Round
25–27 March
Semifinals
14–16 April
Final
5–8 May
                           
  Manila, Philippines
    Philippines 5  
    South Korea 0     Manila, Philippines
      Philippines 5  
    South Vietnam 0  
    South Vietnam
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Philippines 0
        Japan 5
   bye  
    Indonesia     Jakarta, Indonesia
      Indonesia 0
    Japan 5  
   bye
    Japan  

Zone B Draw[edit]

  1st Round
25–27 February
Final
28–30 April
                 
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
    India 5  
    Ceylon 0     Tehran, Iran
      India 4
    Iran 1
    Iran w/o
    Malaysia  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


India
4
New Delhi, India
29 September - 1 October 1967

Japan
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Japan
Premjit Lall
Koji Watanabe
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
2 India
Japan
Jaidip Mukerjea
Ichizo Konishi
3
6
6
3
5
7
9
7
6
3
 
3 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Isao Watanabe / Koji Watanabe
6
2
6
4
4
6
6
0
   
4 India
Japan
Jaidip Mukerjea
Koji Watanabe
8
6
2
6
2
6
1
6
   
5 India
Japan
Premjit Lall
Ichizo Konishi
6
2
9
7
6
3
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Zone A Draw[edit]

  First round
28 April-7 May
Quarterfinals
19–21 May
Semifinals
8–11 June
Final
20–22 July
                                     
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  Brazil 3  
Warsaw, Poland
  Yugoslavia 2  
    Brazil 5  
Warsaw, Poland
    Poland 0  
  Poland 5
Naples, Italy (clay)
  Israel 0  
    Brazil 3  
Verona, Italy (clay)
    Italy 1  
  Italy 5  
Piacenza, Italy (clay)
  Austria 0  
    Italy 5
Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg
    Luxembourg 0  
  Luxembourg 3
Durban, South Africa
  Ireland 2  
    Brazil 0
Paris, France (clay)
    South Africa 5
  France 5  
Paris, France (clay)
  Norway 0  
    France 5
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
    Hungary 0  
  Hungary 4
Paris, France (clay)
  Sweden 1  
    France 0
Monte Carlo, Monaco
    South Africa 5  
  Monaco 5  
Monte Carlo, Monaco
  Turkey 0  
    Monaco 0
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
    South Africa 5  
  Netherlands 2
  South Africa 3  

Zone A Final[edit]


South Africa
5
Durban, South Africa
20–22 July 1967

Brazil
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Brazil
Bob Hewitt
Tomas Koch
6
4
9
11
11
9
6
2
   
2 South Africa
Brazil
Cliff Drysdale
José Edison Mandarino
6
2
8
6
2
2
     
3 South Africa
Brazil
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Tomas Koch / José Edison Mandarino
1
6
4
6
6
2
6
4
6
2
 
4 South Africa
Brazil
Bob Hewitt
José Edison Mandarino
1
6
3
6
6
4
6
2
6
0
 
5 South Africa
Brazil
Cliff Drysdale
Tomas Koch
6
3
8
6
6
4
     

Zone B draw[edit]

  First round
28 April-7 May
Quarterfinals
19–23 May
Semifinals
7–10 June
Final
14–16 July
                                     
Düsseldorf, West Germany
  West Germany 2  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Soviet Union 3  
    Soviet Union 3  
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
    Denmark 2  
  Finland 1
Moscow, Soviet Union
  Denmark 4  
    Soviet Union 3  
Geneva, Switzerland
    Chile 0  
  Switzerland 2  
Athens, Greece
  Greece 3  
    Greece 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
    Chile 3  
  Czechoslovakia 2
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Chile 3  
    Soviet Union 1
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
    Spain 4
  Bulgaria 5  
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
  Portugal 0  
    Bulgaria 0
Bournemouth, England (clay)
    Great Britain 5  
  Great Britain 4
Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Canada 1  
    Great Britain 2
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
    Spain 3  
  Romania 4  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Belgium 1  
    Romania 2
San Sebastian, Spain (clay)
    Spain 3  
  Egypt 0
  Spain 5  

Zone B Final[edit]


Spain
4
Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
14–16 July 1967
clay

Soviet Union
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Soviet Union
Manuel Santana
Tomas Lejus
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
2 Spain
Soviet Union
Juan Gisbert
Alex Metreveli
3
6
2
6
6
3
7
5
6
2
 
3 Spain
Soviet Union
José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
3
6
6
3
4
6
4
6
   
4 Spain
Soviet Union
Manuel Santana
Alex Metreveli
6
0
6
3
6
3
     
5 Spain
Soviet Union
Juan Gisbert
Tomas Lejus
2
6
6
4
6
3
6
0
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
21 September-12 November
Final
30 November-4 December
                 
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  EUR-B   Spain 5  
  AME   Ecuador 0     Johannesburg, South Africa (hard)
    EUR-B   Spain 3
Barcelona, Spain (clay)   EUR-A   South Africa 2
  EAS   India 0
  EUR-A   South Africa 5  

First round[edit]


Spain
5
Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
21–23 September 1967
clay

Ecuador
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Ecuador
Manuel Santana
Pancho Guzmán
6
2
6
2
6
1
     
2 Spain
Ecuador
Juan Gisbert
Miguel Olvera
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3 Spain
Ecuador
José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana
Pancho Guzmán / Miguel Olvera
7
5
6
8
3
6
9
7
6
1
 
4 Spain
Ecuador
Manuel Santana
Miguel Olvera
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
5 Spain
Ecuador
Juan Gisbert
Pancho Guzmán
6
3
2
6
0
6
6
2
6
1
 

South Africa
5
Barcelona, Spain
10–12 November 1967
clay

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
India
Bob Hewitt
Ramanathan Krishnan
3
6
6
3
6
2
2
6
8
6
 
2 South Africa
India
Cliff Drysdale
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
1
6
0
6
0
     
3 South Africa
India
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Ramanathan Krishnan / Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
7
5
6
2
     
4 South Africa
India
Cliff Drysdale
Ramanathan Krishnan
7
5
6
4
3
6
6
3
   
5 South Africa
India
Bob Maud
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
1
6
2
6
3
     

Final[edit]


South Africa
2
Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
30 November - 3 December 1967
hard

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Spain
Ray Moore
Manuel Santana
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
2 South Africa
Spain
Cliff Drysdale
Manuel Orantes
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
3 South Africa
Spain
Cliff Drysdale / Frew McMillan
José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana
4
6
3
6
11
13
     
4 South Africa
Spain
Ray Moore
Manuel Orantes
6
4
0
6
6
4
2
6
6
4
 
5 South Africa
Spain
Cliff Drysdale
Manuel Santana
3
6
3
6
6
3
2
6
   

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
4
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
26–28 December 1967
grass

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Spain
Roy Emerson
Manuel Santana
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
2 Australia
Spain
John Newcombe
Manuel Orantes
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3 Australia
Spain
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Manuel Orantes / Manuel Santana
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4 Australia
Spain
John Newcombe
Manuel Santana
5
7
4
6
2
6
     
5 Australia
Spain
Roy Emerson
Manuel Orantes
6
1
6
1
2
6
6
4
   

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