1983 Davis Cup

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1983 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 72nd
Achievements
1982
1984

The 1983 Davis Cup was the 72nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 59 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 25 in the Europe Zone, 10 in the Eastern Zone, and 8 in the Americas Zone. Australia defeated Sweden in the final, which was held at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on 26-28 December.

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Chile

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

France

Great Britain

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

New Zealand

Paraguay

Romania

Soviet Union

Sweden

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
4-6 March
Quarterfinals
8-10 July
Semifinals
30 September-2 October
Final
26-28 December
                                     
Moscow, Soviet Union (indoor carpet)
  France 4  
Marseilles, France (clay)
  Soviet Union 1  
    France 3  
Asunción, Paraguay (indoor carpet)
    Paraguay 2  
  Czechoslovakia 2
Sydney, Australia (grass)
  Paraguay 3  
    France 1  
Adelaide, Australia (grass)
    Australia 4  
  Australia 4  
Brisbane, Australia (grass)
  Great Britain 1  
    Australia 5
Timişoara, Romania (indoor hard)
    Romania 0  
  Chile 0
Melbourne, Australia (grass)
  Romania 5  
    Australia 3
Lomma-Bjärred, Sweden (indoor carpet)
    Sweden 2
  Indonesia 0  
Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Sweden 5  
    Sweden 3
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)
    New Zealand 2  
  Denmark 0
Stockholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  New Zealand 5  
    Sweden 4
Reggio Calabria, Italy (clay)
    Argentina 1  
  Ireland 2  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 3  
    Italy 0
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
    Argentina 5  
  Argentina 3
  United States 2  

First round losers play in World Group Relegation Play-off.

Final[edit]


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia[1]
26–28 December 1983
Grass

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Sweden
Pat Cash
Mats Wilander
3
6
6
4
7
9
3
6
   
2 Australia
Sweden
John Fitzgerald
Joakim Nyström
6
4
6
2
4
6
6
4
   
3 Australia
Sweden
Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
4 Australia
Sweden
Pat Cash
Joakim Nyström
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
5 Australia
Sweden
John Fitzgerald
Mats Wilander
8
6
1
6
0
6
     

World Group Relegation Play-offs[edit]

Date: 30 September - 2 October

Venue Winner Score Loser
Eastbourne, England (grass)  Great Britain 4-1  Chile
Copenhagen, Denmark (indoor carpet)  Denmark 4-1  Indonesia
Dublin, Ireland (indoor carpet)  United States 4-1  Ireland
Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia (indoor clay)  Czechoslovakia 4-1  Soviet Union
  • Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, and United States remain in World Group in 1984.
  • Chile (AME), Indonesia (EAS), Ireland (EUR), and Soviet Union (EUR) relegated to Zonal competition in 1984.

American Zone[edit]

The Americas Zone competition changed its format in 1983, integrating both sub-zones into a single bracket where the winner was promoted to the 1984 World Group.

First round

14-16 January
Lima

Quarterfinals

4-6 March
Guayaquil, Laval, Montevideo, Bogotá

Semifinals

6-8 May
Guayaquil, Montevideo

Final

30 September - 2 October
Guayaquil

      
           Ecuador 5  
          Caribbean/West Indies 0  
             Ecuador 4  
             Canada 1  
           Canada 3  
           Venezuela 2  
             Ecuador 5
             Brazil 0
           Uruguay 4  
           Mexico 1  
             Uruguay 2  
             Brazil 3  
           Colombia 0       
  Peru 1       Brazil 5       
  Brazil 4  

Eastern Zone[edit]

The winner of the Eastern Zone bracket was promoted to the 1984 World Group.

First round

14-16 January
Manila, Colombo

Quarterfinals

4-6 March
Osaka, Seoul, Colombo, Taipei

Semifinals

6-8 May
Nagoya, New Delhi

Final

30 September - 2 October
Tokyo

      
           Japan 3  
           China 2  
             Japan 4  
             South Korea 1  
           South Korea 4  
  Philippines 5       Philippines 1  
  Malaysia 0         Japan 2
  Sri Lanka 3         India 3
  Hong Kong 2       Sri Lanka 1  
           India 4  
             India 5  
             Thailand 0  
           Chinese Taipei 2       
           Thailand 3       
      

European Zone[edit]

The winner from each bracket was promoted to the 1984 World Group.

Zone A[edit]

First round

6-8 May
Monte Carlo, Warsaw, Estoril

Quarterfinals

10-12 June
Monte Carlo, Eupen, Ostermundigen, Cairo

Semifinals

8-10 July
Ramat Hasharon, Lugano

Final

30 September - 2 October
Freiburg

  Monaco 4  
  Luxembourg 1       Monaco 1  
           Israel 4  
             Israel 2  
  Poland 0         West Germany 3  
  Belgium 5       Belgium 0  
           West Germany 5  
             West Germany 3
             Switzerland 2
           Switzerland 5  
  Iraq       Greece 0  
  Greece W/O         Switzerland 3  
             Netherlands 1  
           Egypt 1       
  Portugal 1       Netherlands 4       
  Netherlands 4  

Zone B[edit]

First round

4-6 May
Algiers, Zagreb, Ternitz, Istanbul

Quarterfinals

10-12 June
Sofia, Madrid, Oslo, Budapest

Semifinals

8-10 July
Sofia, Portschach

Final

30 September - 2 October
Zagreb

  Algeria 1  
  Bulgaria 4       Bulgaria 3  
           Finland 2  
             Bulgaria 0  
             Yugoslavia 5  
           Spain 2  
  Yugoslavia 3       Yugoslavia 3  
  Tunisia 0         Yugoslavia 4
  Libya         Hungary 0
  Norway W/O       Norway 1  
  Austria 5       Austria 4  
  Morocco 0         Austria 2  
             Hungary 3  
           Hungary 4       
  Turkey 0       Zimbabwe 1       
  Zimbabwe 5  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia v Sweden". daviscup.com.