1972 Davis Cup

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1972 Davis Cup
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Edition 61st
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1971
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The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. This year would mark the abolishment of the Challenge Round. The previous year's champion would now play in all matches, rather than advance directly to the Challenge Round. The winner of the Inter-Zonal Zone would be declared the champion. 56 teams would enter the competition, 34 in the Europe Zone, 11 in the Americas Zone, and 11 in the Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Romania and Spain won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Spain and Romania defeated Australia. The USA defeated Romania in the final, giving the US their 5th straight title. The final was played at the Club Sportiv Progresul in Bucharest, Romania, on 13–15 October.[1]

Americas Zone[edit]

North & Central America draw[edit]

  1st Round
March–May
Final
16–18 June
                 
  Kingston, Jamaica (indoor carpet)
    United States 4  
    Caribbean/West Indies 1     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      United States 5
Vancouver, Canada (clay)     Mexico 0
    Canada 2
    Mexico 3  

South America draw[edit]

  1st Round
20–26 March
Semifinals
8–10 April
Final
21–23 April
                           
 
    Argentina  
   bye     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (clay)
      Argentina 2  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     Brazil 3  
    Brazil 4
    Venezuela 0     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Brazil 2
  Santiago, Chile       Chile 3
    Chile 4  
    Peru 1     Santiago, Chile
      Chile 4
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)     Colombia 1  
    Ecuador 1
    Colombia 4  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


Chile
0
Stade Francais, Santiago, Chile
21–24 July 1972

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
United States
Jaime Pinto-Bravo
Stan Smith
1
6
5
7
2
6
     
2 Chile
United States
Patricio Cornejo
Harold Solomon
7
9
6
4
1
6
6
3
2
6
 
3 Chile
United States
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
2
6
4
6
6
4
6
3
3
6
 
4 Chile
United States
Marcelo Lara
Harold Solomon
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
5 Chile
United States
Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
Stan Smith
4
6
6
1
7
9
1
6
   

Eastern Zone[edit]

Zone A Draw[edit]

  1st Round
24–26 March
Semifinals
8–16 April
Final
28–30 April
                           
 
    Australia  
   bye     Seoul, South Korea
      Australia 5  
    South Korea 0  
    South Korea w/o
    Philippines     Tokyo, Japan
      Australia 4
  Saigon, South Vietnam       Japan 1
    South Vietnam 5  
    Chinese Taipei 0     Saigon, South Vietnam
      South Vietnam 2
Hong Kong     Japan 3  
    Hong Kong 0
    Japan 5  

Zone B Draw[edit]

  1st Round
1–3 April
Final
28–30 April
                 
  Lucknow, India
    India 5  
    Sri Lanka 0     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      India 5
    Malaysia 0
    Malaysia w/o
    Pakistan  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


India
0
Bangalore, India
16–18 May 1972

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Australia
Vijay Amritraj
Mal Anderson
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 India
Australia
Jaidip Mukerjea
Geoff Masters
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
1
3
6
 
3 India
Australia
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Colin Dibley / Geoff Masters
2
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
4 India
Australia
Anand Amritraj
Ross Case
1
6
6
8
5
7
     
5 India
Australia
Vijay Amritraj
Colin Dibley
5
7
6
4
3
6
2
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Zone A Draw[edit]

  First round
1–13 May
Quarterfinals
18–22 May
Semifinals
9–18 June
Final
21–23 July
                                     
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Romania 5  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Switzerland 0  
    Romania 5  
Tehran, Iran
    Iran 0  
  Iran 4
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Egypt 1  
    Romania 4  
Reggio Calabria, Italy (clay)
    Italy 1  
  Italy 5  
San Benedetto,[disambiguation needed] Italy (clay)
  Austria 0  
    Italy 4
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 1  
  Netherlands 5
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
  Norway 0  
    Romania 3
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
    Soviet Union 2
  Finland 2  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Denmark 3  
    Denmark 0
Warsaw, Poland
    Poland 5  
  Poland 3
Warsaw, Poland
  Yugoslavia 1  
    Poland 0
Beirut, Lebanon (clay)
    Soviet Union 4  
  Lebanon 0  
Casablanca, Morocco
  Morocco 5  
    Morocco 0
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
    Soviet Union 5  
  Soviet Union 3
  Hungary 2  

Zone A Final[edit]


Soviet Union
2
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
21–23 July 1972

Romania
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Soviet Union
Romania
Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase
4
6
0
6
4
6
     
2 Soviet Union
Romania
Teimuraz Kakulia
Ion Ţiriac
6
4
7
5
6
1
     
3 Soviet Union
Romania
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4 Soviet Union
Romania
Alex Metreveli
Ion Ţiriac
2
6
6
4
1
6
6
4
6
3
 
5 Soviet Union
Romania
Teimuraz Kakulia
Ilie Năstase
2
6
2
6
3
6
     

Zone B draw[edit]

  First round
28 April-7 May
Quarterfinals
19–22 May
Semifinals
14–18 June
Final
21–24 July
                                     
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  Czechoslovakia 3  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  Belgium 2  
    Czechoslovakia 3  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
    Sweden 1  
  Sweden 4
Düsseldorf, West Germany (clay)
  New Zealand 1  
    Czechoslovakia 3  
Athens, Greece
    West Germany 2  
  Greece 0  
West Berlin, West Germany
  West Germany 5  
    West Germany 5
Cork, Ireland
    Ireland 0  
  Ireland 5
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Turkey 0  
    Czechoslovakia 2
Paris, France (clay)
    Spain 3
  France 4  
Paris, France (clay)
  Great Britain 1  
    France 2
Sofia, Bulgaria
    Spain 3  
  Bulgaria 0
Avilés, Spain
  Spain 5  
    Spain 5
Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Monaco 0  
  Monaco 3  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
  Luxembourg 2  
    Monaco 3
    Portugal 2  
  Portugal w/o
  South Africa  

Zone B Final[edit]


Spain
3
Barcelona, Spain
21–24 July 1972
clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Czechoslovakia
Juan Gisbert
Jan Kodeš
8
6
6
4
5
7
0
6
6
4
 
2 Spain
Czechoslovakia
Manuel Orantes
František Pala
5
7
4
6
6
0
7
5
4
6
 
3 Spain
Czechoslovakia
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Orantes
Jan Kodeš / Jan Kukal
10
12
6
2
7
5
6
4
   
4 Spain
Czechoslovakia
Juan Gisbert
František Pala
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
   
5 Spain
Czechoslovakia
Antonio Muñoz
Jiří Hřebec
4
6
0
6
3
6
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
4–7 August
Final
13–15 October
                 
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  EUR-B   Spain 2  
  AME   United States 3     Bucharest, Romania (clay)
    AME   United States 3
Bucharest, Romania (clay)   EUR-A   Romania 2
  EUR-A   Romania 4
  EAS   Australia 1  

First round[edit]


Spain
2
Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
4–7 August 1972
clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
United States
Andrés Gimeno
Stan Smith
6
8
7
5
6
3
6
4
   
2 Spain
United States
Juan Gisbert
Harold Solomon
7
9
5
7
6
0
6
1
4
6
 
3 Spain
United States
Andrés Gimeno / Juan Gisbert
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
3
6
6
0
2
6
3
6
   
4 Spain
United States
Andrés Gimeno
Harold Solomon
6
3
6
1
2
6
6
2
   
5 Spain
United States
Juan Gisbert
Stan Smith
9
11
8
10
4
6
     

Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania
4–7 August 1972
clay

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Australia
Ion Ţiriac
Mal Anderson
6
2
6
2
6
8
4
6
4
6
 
2 Romania
Australia
Ilie Năstase
Colin Dibley
6
3
6
0
6
2
     
3 Romania
Australia
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
Mal Anderson / Colin Dibley
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4 Romania
Australia
Ion Ţiriac
Colin Dibley
6
3
3
6
11
13
6
3
6
0
 
5 Romania
Australia
Ilie Năstase
Mal Anderson
6
2
6
2
4
6
6
3
   

Final[edit]


Romania
2
Club Sportiv Progresul, Bucharest, Romania
13–15 October 1972
clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
United States
Ilie Năstase
Stan Smith
9
11
2
6
3
6
     
2 Romania
United States
Ion Ţiriac
Tom Gorman
4
6
2
6
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
3 Romania
United States
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
2
6
0
6
3
6
     
4 Romania
United States
Ion Ţiriac
Stan Smith
6
4
2
6
4
6
6
2
0
6
 
5 Romania
United States
Ilie Năstase
Tom Gorman
6
1
6
2
5
7
10
8
   


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