1969 Davis Cup

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1969 Davis Cup
Details
Duration1 March – 21 September
Edition58th
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1968
1970

The 1969 Davis Cup was the 58th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 49 teams entered the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 9 in the Americas Zone, and 8 in the Eastern Zone.

Brazil defeated Mexico in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Inter-Zonal final, and Great Britain and Romania were the winners of the two Europe Zones, defeating South Africa and the Soviet Union respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Romania defeated India and Great Britain defeated Brazil in the semifinals, and then Romania defeated Great Britain in the final. Romania were then defeated by the defending champions United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Harold Clark Courts in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on 19-21 September. This marked the first time the final was played on hard courts and the first final since 1937 not to feature Australia.[1][2][3]

Americas Zone[edit]

North & Central America Zone[edit]

  Semifinals
3–5 May
Final
23–25 May
                 
  Bridgetown, Barbados
    Mexico 4  
    Caribbean/West Indies 1     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      Mexico 3
      Australia 2
   bye
    Australia  

South America Zone[edit]

  Quarterfinals
2–5 May
Semifinals
16–18 May
Final
14–16 June
                           
 
    Brazil  
   bye     Bogotá, Colombia
      Brazil 3  
  Caracas, Venezuela     Colombia 2  
    Venezuela 2
    Colombia 3     Santiago, Chile
      Brazil 3
  Santiago, Chile       Chile 2
    Chile 3  
    Argentina 2     Santiago, Chile (clay)
      Chile 4
      Ecuador 1  
   bye
    Ecuador  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

Brazil vs. Mexico


Brazil
4
Esporte Clube Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil [4]
19–21 June 1969
Clay

Mexico
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Brazil
Mexico
José Edison Mandarino
Marcello Lara
4
6
6
2
6
4
5
7
6
3
 
2 Brazil
Mexico
Thomaz Koch
Joaquín Loyo Mayo
7
5
6
1
6
3
     
3 Brazil
Mexico
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
Luis-Augusto García / Joaquín Loyo Mayo
19
17
6
3
6
4
     
4 Brazil
Mexico
José Edison Mandarino
Joaquín Loyo Mayo
6
2
7
5
5
7
3
6
5
7
 
5 Brazil
Mexico
Thomaz Koch
Luis-Augusto García
4
6
6
1
6
2
6
4
   

Eastern Zone[edit]

Zone A[edit]

  Quarterfinals
28–30 March
Semifinals
4–20 April
Final
                           
  Jakarta, Indonesia
    Indonesia 0  
    Philippines 3     Tokyo, Japan
      Philippines 0  
      Japan 5  
    Japan
   bye    
      Japan w/o
        South Vietnam
   bye  
    South Korea     Seoul, South Korea
      South Korea 2
      South Vietnam 3  
   bye
    South Vietnam  

Zone B[edit]

  Semifinals
1–3 March
Final
25–27 March
                 
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Malaysia 0  
    India 5     Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
      India 4
      Ceylon 1
   bye
    Ceylon  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

India vs. Japan


India
5
Poona, India [5]
10–12 May 1969

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan
Ichizō Konishi
6
2
6
4
6
4
     
2 India
Japan
Premjit Lall
Koji Watanabe
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
3 India
Japan
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Isao Watanabe / Koji Watanabe
6
3
13
11
7
9
6
4
   
4 India
Japan
Premjit Lall
Ichizō Konishi
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
5 India
Japan
Shiv Prakash Misra
Koji Watanabe
6
3
6
3
5
7
6
2
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Zone A[edit]

  First Round
24 April–11 May
Quarterfinals
22–26 May
Semifinals
12–14 June
Final
17–19 July
                                     
Cologne, West Germany
  West Germany 4  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  New Zealand 1  
    West Germany 4  
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
    Sweden 1  
  Finland 1
Birmingham, United Kingdom (grass)
  Sweden 4  
    West Germany 2  
Zürich, Switzerland (clay)
    Great Britain 3  
   Switzerland 0  
Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
  Great Britain 5  
    Great Britain 5
Cork, Ireland
    Ireland 0  
  Ireland 5
Bristol, United Kingdom (grass)
  Luxembourg 0  
    Great Britain 3
Monte Carlo, Monaco
    South Africa 2
  Monaco 3  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
  Bulgaria 2  
    Monaco 0
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
    Czechoslovakia 5  
  Denmark 2
  Czechoslovakia 3  
    Czechoslovakia
Warsaw, Poland
    South Africa w/o  
  Poland 3  
  Hungary 2  
    Poland
Cape Town, South Africa
    South Africa w/o  
  Iran 0
  South Africa 5  

Zone A Final[edit]

Great Britain vs. South Africa


Great Britain
3
Bristol Lawn Tennis Club, Bristol, United Kingdom [6]
17–19 July 1969
Grass

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
South Africa
Mark Cox
Bob Maud
3
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
2 United Kingdom
South Africa
Graham Stilwell
Bob Hewitt
9
7
3
6
6
3
2
6
3
6
 
3 United Kingdom
South Africa
Mark Cox / Peter Curtis
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
6
4
3
6
4
6
6
4
9
7
 
4 United Kingdom
South Africa
Graham Stilwell
Bob Maud
8
6
11
9
6
3
     
5 United Kingdom
South Africa
Mark Cox
Bob Hewitt
6
3
0
6
6
4
3
6
7
9
 

Zone B[edit]

  First Round
4–12 May
Quarterfinals
22–25 May
Semifinals
13–15 June
Final
18–20 July
                                     
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
  Spain 5  
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)
  Rhodesia 0  
    Spain 5  
Maribor, Yugoslavia
    Yugoslavia 0  
  Yugoslavia 3
Valencia, Spain (clay)
  France 2  
    Spain 1  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
    Romania 4  
  Romania 3  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Egypt 2  
    Romania 5
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
    Israel 0  
  Portugal 1
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Israel 4  
    Romania 4
Athens, Greece
    Soviet Union 1
  Greece 0  
Moscow, Soviet Union (clay)
  Soviet Union 5  
    Soviet Union 4
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
    Canada 1  
  Netherlands 2
Moscow, Soviet Union
  Canada 3  
    Soviet Union 5
Oslo, Norway (clay)
    Italy 0  
  Norway 0  
Barletta, Italy (clay)
  Austria 5  
    Austria 0
Genoa, Italy (clay)
    Italy 5  
  Belgium 1
  Italy 4  

Zone B Final[edit]

Romania vs. Soviet Union


Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania [7]
18–20 July 1969
Clay

Soviet Union
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Soviet Union
Ion Țiriac
Toomas Leius
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
2 Romania
Soviet Union
Ilie Năstase
Alex Metreveli
6
4
6
2
7
5
     
3 Romania
Soviet Union
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
6
8
6
1
6
4
8
6
   
4 Romania
Soviet Union
Ilie Năstase
Toomas Leius
4
6
6
3
6
2
6
2
   
5 Romania
Soviet Union
Sever Dron
Vladimir Korotkov
1
6
4
6
4
6
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
31 July–3 August
Final
14–16 August
                 
  Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  EUR-B   Romania 4  
  EAS   India 0     Wimbledon, United Kingdom (grass)
    EUR-A   Romania 3
  Wimbledon, United Kingdom (grass)   EUR-B   Great Britain 2
  AME   Brazil 2
  EUR-A   Great Britain 3  

Semifinals[edit]

Romania vs. India


Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania [8]
1–3 August 1969
Clay

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
India
Ion Țiriac
Premjit Lall
6
2
6
3
6
2
     
2 Romania
India
Ilie Năstase
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
1
 
3 Romania
India
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
4 Romania
India
Petre Marmureanu
Gaurav Misra
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
5 Romania
India
Sever Dron
Anand Amritraj
6
3
6
2
8
10
    not
completed

Great Britain vs. Brazil


Great Britain
3
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [9]
31 July–3 August 1969
Grass

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Brazil
Graham Stilwell
José Edison Mandarino
6
3
8
6
8
6
     
2 United Kingdom
Brazil
Mark Cox
Thomaz Koch
6
4
13
11
3
6
6
8
6
8
 
3 United Kingdom
Brazil
Mark Cox / Peter Curtis
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
6
4
4
6
4
6
4
6
   
4 United Kingdom
Brazil
Graham Stilwell
Thomaz Koch
7
5
6
4
6
4
     
5 United Kingdom
Brazil
Mark Cox
José Edison Mandarino
6
3
18
16
3
6
6
2
   

Final[edit]

Great Britain vs. Romania


Great Britain
2
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [10]
14–16 August 1969
Grass

Romania
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Romania
Mark Cox
Ion Țiriac
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 United Kingdom
Romania
Graham Stilwell
Ilie Năstase
6
4
4
6
6
1
6
2
   
3 United Kingdom
Romania
Mark Cox / Graham Stilwell
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
8
10
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4 United Kingdom
Romania
Graham Stilwell
Ion Țiriac
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
5 United Kingdom
Romania
Mark Cox
Ilie Năstase
6
3
1
6
4
6
4
6
   

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. Romania


United States
5
Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, OH, United States [3]
19–21 September 1969
Hard

Romania
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Romania
Arthur Ashe
Ilie Năstase
6
2
15
13
7
5
     
2 United States
Romania
Stan Smith
Ion Țiriac
6
8
6
3
5
7
6
4
6
4
 
3 United States
Romania
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
8
6
6
1
11
9
     
4 United States
Romania
Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase
4
6
4
6
6
4
6
1
11
9
 
5 United States
Romania
Arthur Ashe
Ion Țiriac
6
3
8
6
3
6
4
0
   
retired

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426.
  3. ^ a b "United States v Romania". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Brazil v Mexico". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Japan". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Great Britain v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Romania v Soviet Union". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Romania v India". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Great Britain v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "Great Britain v Romania". daviscup.com.

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