1976 Davis Cup

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1976 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 65th
Achievements
1975
1977

The 1976 Davis Cup was the 65th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 56 teams would enter the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 12 in the Eastern Zone.

Chile defeated South Africa in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and the Soviet Union won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone,Chile defeated the Soviet Union (by walkover) and Italy defeated Australia. Italy defeated Chile in the final, which was held at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, on 17–19 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Chile
3
Santiago, Chile
26–28 April 1976

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
4
6
6
3
5
7
5
7
   
2 Chile
South Africa
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
8
6
6
3
     
3 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Byron Bertram / Frew McMillan
6
3
10
8
2
6
4
6
3
6
 
4 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
5
7
6
2
10
8
7
5
   
5 Chile
South Africa
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
6
3
4
6
6
2
   
  • Chile advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Australia
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
27 February - 1 March 1976
grass

New Zealand
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
New Zealand
Ross Case
Brian Fairlie
6
3
8
10
1
6
6
2
4
6
 
2 Australia
New Zealand
John Newcombe
Onny Parun
8
6
6
3
7
5
     
3 Australia
New Zealand
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Brian Fairlie / Onny Parun
6
1
3
6
6
3
7
5
   
4 Australia
New Zealand
John Newcombe
Brian Fairlie
8
6
5
7
11
9
6
3
   
5 Australia
New Zealand
Ross Case
Onny Parun
          not
played
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe Zone[edit]

Zone A[edit]

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Great Britain
1
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, London, England
5–7 August 1976
grass

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Italy
Roger Taylor
Antonio Zugarelli
1
6
5
7
6
3
1
6
   
2 United Kingdom
Italy
John Lloyd
Adriano Panatta
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
2
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
Italy
David Lloyd / John Lloyd
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
8
3
6
6
3
18
16
6
2
 
4 United Kingdom
Italy
Roger Taylor
Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
4
6
4
6
   
5 United Kingdom
Italy
John Lloyd
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
8
6
1
6
1
6
1
6
 
  • Italy advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone B[edit]

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Soviet Union
4
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
13–15 August 1976

Hungary
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Soviet Union
Hungary
Alex Metreveli
János Benyik
6
3
7
5
6
3
     
2 Soviet Union
Hungary
Teimuraz Kakulia
Balázs Taróczy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
3 Soviet Union
Hungary
Teimuraz Kakulia / Alex Metreveli
Péter Szőke / Balázs Taróczy
12
10
6
0
6
4
     
4 Soviet Union
Hungary
Alex Metreveli
Balázs Taróczy
7
5
6
1
9
7
     
5 Soviet Union
Hungary
Teimuraz Kakulia
János Benyik
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
6
1
 
  • Soviet Union advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
24–27 September
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Rome, Italy (clay)
  EUR-A   Italy 3  
  EAS   Australia 2     Santiago, Chile (clay)
    EUR-A   Italy 4
  AME   Chile 1
  EUR-B   Soviet Union
  AME   Chile w/o*  

The Soviet Union refused to compete against Chile, because of their opposition to the military government of Augusto Pinochet.[1] They would subsequently be barred from the 1977 and 1978 competitions as punishment.

First round[edit]

Italy vs. Australia[edit]


Italy
3
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
24–27 September 1976
clay

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Australia
Corrado Barazzutti
John Newcombe
7
5
6
1
6
4
     
2 Italy
Australia
Adriano Panatta
John Alexander
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
3 Italy
Australia
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4 Italy
Australia
Corrado Barazzutti
John Alexander
2
6
2
6
7
5
6
4
2
6
 
5 Italy
Australia
Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe
5
7
8
6
6
4
6
2
   

Soviet Union vs. Chile[edit]

Chile defeated Soviet Union by walkover.

Final[edit]


Chile
1
Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
17–19 December 1976
clay

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
Italy
Jaime Fillol
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
6
4
5
7
1
6
   
2 Chile
Italy
Patricio Cornejo
Adriano Panatta
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Chile
Italy
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
9
   
4 Chile
Italy
Jaime Fillol
Adriano Panatta
6
8
4
6
6
3
8
10
   
5 Chile
Italy
Belus Prajoux
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
6
4
6
2
     

References[edit]