1973 Davis Cup

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1973 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 62nd
Achievements
1972
1974

The 1973 Davis Cup was the 62nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 53 teams would enter the competition, 31 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 10 in the Eastern Zone. For the first time, preliminary rounds were used in every zone, effectively giving byes through the first two rounds of competition to the previous year's finalists from the American and Eastern zones, and to the previous year's semifinalists from the European zones.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Romania and Czechoslovakia won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Romania and Australia defeated Czechoslovakia. Australia defeated the USA in the final, which was held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH, United States, on 30 November-2 December. It marked the first time the final was held indoors.

Americas Zone[edit]

North & Central America Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

South America Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


United States
3
Burns Park Tennis Club, North Little Rock, AR, United States
3 August - 5 August 1973
hard

Chile
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Chile
Tom Gorman
Jaime Fillol
17
15
6
4
4
6
6
3
   
2 United States
Chile
Stan Smith
Patricio Cornejo
7
9
2
2
8
6
4
4
   
3 United States
Chile
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
7
9
37
39
8
6
6
1
6
3
 
4 United States
Chile
Tom Gorman
Patricio Cornejo
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
5 United States
Chile
Stan Smith
Jaime Fillol
          not
played
  • United States advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Note:The 39-37 set in the doubles rubber set the Davis Cup record for most games in a set (76). [1]

Eastern Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


India
0
Madras, India
4 May - 6 May 1973

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Australia
Anand Amritraj
John Newcombe
2
6
1
6
0
6
     
2 India
Australia
Vijay Amritraj
Malcolm Anderson
1
6
2
6
1
6
     
3 India
Australia
Vijay Amritraj / Premjit Lall
Geoff Masters / John Newcombe
6
4
2
6
5
7
3
6
   
4 India
Australia
Premjit Lall
John Cooper
6
4
0
6
6
8
1
6
   
5 India
Australia
Vijay Amritraj
John Newcombe
10
12
6
3
      not
completed
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe Zone[edit]

Zone A[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Czechoslovakia
4
Prague, Czechoslovakia
3 August - 5 August 1973
clay

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
Italy
Jan Kodeš
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
6
3
4
6
6
2
1
6
 
2 Czechoslovakia
Italy
Jiří Hřebec
Antonio Zugarelli
12
10
6
1
6
1
     
3 Czechoslovakia
Italy
Jan Kodeš / František Pala
Giordano Majoli / Pietro Marzano
6
2
8
6
6
4
     
4 Czechoslovakia
Italy
Jiří Hřebec
Corrado Barazzutti
9
7
6
1
6
4
     
5 Czechoslovakia
Italy
Jan Kodeš
Antonio Zugarelli
6
1
6
3
0
6
6
2
   
  • Czechoslovakia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone B[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Romania
3
Bucharest, Romania
3 August - 5 August 1973
clay

Soviet Union
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Soviet Union
Toma Ovici
Alex Metreveli
5
7
5
7
2
6
     
2 Romania
Soviet Union
Ilie Năstase
Teimuraz Kakulia
6
0
6
3
6
0
     
3 Romania
Soviet Union
Ilie Năstase / Ionel Sânteiu
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
0
6
6
3
4
6
7
5
2
6
 
4 Romania
Soviet Union
Ilie Năstase
Alex Metreveli
6
0
6
2
6
4
     
5 Romania
Soviet Union
Toma Ovici
Teimuraz Kakulia
6
3
6
3
6
1
     
  • Romania advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
August-November
Final
30 November-2 December
                 
  Melbourne, Australia
  EAS   Australia 4  
  EUR-A   Czechoslovakia 1     Cleveland, OH, United States (indoor carpet)
    EAS   Australia 5
Alamo, CA, United States (hard)   AME   United States 0
  EUR-B   Romania 1
  AME   United States 4  

First round[edit]


Australia
4
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
16 November - 18 November 1973
grass

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Czechoslovakia
Rod Laver
Jan Kodeš
6
3
7
5
7
5
     
2 Australia
Czechoslovakia
John Newcombe
Jiří Hřebec
4
6
10
8
4
6
5
7
   
3 Australia
Czechoslovakia
Rod Laver / Ken Rosewall
Jan Kodeš / Vladimir Zednik
6
4
14
12
7
9
8
6
   
4 Australia
Czechoslovakia
Rod Laver
Jiří Hřebec
5
7
6
3
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
5 Australia
Czechoslovakia
John Newcombe
Jan Kodeš
6
2
6
2
6
4
     

United States
4
Round Hill Country Club, Alamo, CA, United States
17 August - 19 August 1973
hard

Romania
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Romania
Marty Riessen
Ilie Năstase
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 United States
Romania
Stan Smith
Toma Ovici
7
5
6
1
6
3
     
3 United States
Romania
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Ilie Năstase / Ionel Sânteiu
6
2
7
5
6
2
     
4 United States
Romania
Marty Riessen
Toma Ovici
6
1
4
6
6
1
7
5
   
5 United States
Romania
Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase
5
7
6
2
6
3
4
6
6
3
 

Final[edit]


United States
0
Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, United States
30 November - 2 December 1973
carpet (indoors)

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Stan Smith
John Newcombe
1
6
6
4
3
6
6
4
4
6
 
2 United States
Australia
Tom Gorman
Rod Laver
10
8
6
8
8
6
3
6
1
6
 
3 United States
Australia
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Rod Laver / John Newcombe
1
6
2
6
4
6
     
4 United States
Australia
Tom Gorman
John Newcombe
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
5 United States
Australia
Stan Smith
Rod Laver
3
6
4
6
6
3
2
6
   

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