1975 Davis Cup

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1975 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 64th
Achievements (singles)
1974
1976

The 1975 Davis Cup was the 64th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 53 teams would enter the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 9 in the Eastern Zone.

Chile defeated South Africa in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Czechoslovakia and Sweden won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Sweden defeated Chile and Czechoslovakia defeated Australia. Sweden defeated Czechoslovakia in the final, which was held inside the Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden, on 19–21 December.[1]

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]


Chile
5
Santiago, Chile
18–20 July 1975

South Africa
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo
Bernie Mitton
4
6
6
4
6
2
7
5
   
2 Chile
South Africa
Jaime Fillol
Ray Moore
6
3
6
3
0
6
3
6
6
3
 
3 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Frew McMillan / Ray Moore
7
5
6
2
6
4
     
4 Chile
South Africa
Jaime Fillol
Bernie Mitton
2
6
6
2
3
6
6
1
7
5
 
5 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo
Ray Moore
6
3
6
4
4
6
6
3
   
  • Chile advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


New Zealand
0
Stanley Street, Auckland, New Zealand
28 February - 2 March 1975
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 New Zealand
Australia
Brian Fairlie
John Newcombe
5
7
3
6
5
7
     
2 New Zealand
Australia
Onny Parun
Ken Rosewall
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
3 New Zealand
Australia
Brian Fairlie / Onny Parun
Geoff Masters / John Newcombe
4
6
4
6
5
7
     
4 New Zealand
Australia
Brian Fairlie
Ken Rosewall
1
6
11
9
5
7
7
9
   
5 New Zealand
Australia
Onny Parun
Geoff Masters
6
3
10
8
      not
completed
  • 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]


Czechoslovakia
3
Prague, Czechoslovakia
25–27 July 1975
clay

France
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
France
Jan Kodeš
Patrice Dominguez
6
1
6
4
1
6
6
0
   
2 Czechoslovakia
France
Jiří Hřebec
François Jauffret
6
4
4
6
6
3
2
6
6
0
 
3 Czechoslovakia
France
Jiří Hřebec / Jan Kodeš
Patrice Dominguez / Patrick Proisy
3
6
6
3
4
6
6
1
3
6
 
4 Czechoslovakia
France
Jiří Hřebec
Patrice Dominguez
6
4
3
6
4
6
4
6
   
5 Czechoslovakia
France
Jan Kodeš
François Jauffret
6
1
7
5
6
1
     
  • Czechoslovakia 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]


Spain
2
Barcelona, Spain
25–27 July 1975
clay

Sweden
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Sweden
Manuel Orantes
Birger Andersson
6
1
6
3
6
4
     
2 Spain
Sweden
José Higueras
Björn Borg
3
6
1
6
1
6
     
3 Spain
Sweden
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Orantes
Ove Bengtson / Björn Borg
6
4
6
3
6
1
     
4 Spain
Sweden
Manuel Orantes
Björn Borg
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
5 Spain
Sweden
José Higueras
Birger Andersson
6
3
4
6
3
6
0
6
   
  • Sweden advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st round
19–28 September
Final
19–21 December
                 
  Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  AME   Chile 1  
  EUR-B   Sweden 4     Stockholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
    EUR-B   Sweden 3
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)   EUR-A   Czechoslovakia 2
  EUR-A   Czechoslovakia 3
  EAS   Australia 1  

First round[edit]


Sweden
4
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden
19–21 September 1975
clay

Chile
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Chile
Björn Borg
Patricio Cornejo
3
6
6
4
7
5
6
3
   
2 Sweden
Chile
Birger Andersson
Jaime Fillol
3
6
2
6
3
6
     
3 Sweden
Chile
Ove Bengtson / Björn Borg
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
7
5
6
2
3
6
6
3
   
4 Sweden
Chile
Birger Andersson
Patricio Cornejo
6
3
14
12
6
1
     
5 Sweden
Chile
Björn Borg
Jaime Fillol
6
1
6
2
6
1
     

Czechoslovakia
3
Stvanice Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia
26–28 September 1975
clay

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Jan Kodeš
John Alexander
6
4
2
6
7
5
6
4
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Jiří Hřebec
Tony Roche
3
6
4
6
6
1
6
3
6
3
 
3 Czechoslovakia
Australia
František Pala / Vladimír Zedník
John Alexander / Phil Dent
3
6
6
3
2
6
3
6
   
4 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Jan Kodeš
Tony Roche
6
3
6
1
6
4
     
5 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Jiří Hřebec
John Alexander
6
8
3
6
6
1
6
6
  not
completed

Final[edit]


Sweden
3
Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden
19–21 December 1975
carpet (indoors)

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Czechoslovakia
Björn Borg
Jiří Hřebec
6
1
6
3
6
0
     
2 Sweden
Czechoslovakia
Ove Bengtson
Jan Kodeš
6
4
2
6
5
7
4
6
   
3 Sweden
Czechoslovakia
Ove Bengtson / Björn Borg
Jan Kodeš / Vladimír Zedník
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4 Sweden
Czechoslovakia
Björn Borg
Jan Kodeš
6
4
6
2
6
2
     
5 Sweden
Czechoslovakia
Ove Bengtson
Jiří Hřebec
6
2
3
6
1
6
4
6
   

Controversy[edit]

The semifinal in Båstad, Sweden, between Sweden and Chile was played on September 19–21. This was two years after Augusto Pinochet's military coup in Chile and many wanted the match to be cancelled, in protest of the junta's violations of human rights, while others wanted sport and politics to remain separated.

Chilekommittén mobilized protests against the match. The call for the manifestation was issued on July 30, 1975. The slogan of the protests was Stoppa Matchen! ('Stop the match'). About 7,000 people took part in the protest. Hundreds of balloons, with names of political prisoners were released in the vicinity of the match venue, garded by a police force of 1,300. Through Chilean sports commentators on site, news about the protests reached Chile. A special issue of Chilebulletinen was produced for the protests, with 20,000 copies.

The then governing Swedish Social Democratic Party didn't take part in the protests on September 20. A protest march was instead organized in Båstad by the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League on September 18, ending at the town square, where former prime minister Tage Erlander and Sweden's former ambassador to Chile Harald Edelstam (who personally helped rescue over 1,200 political prisoners in Chile after the 1973 coup) addressed a crowd of some 3,000.

Olof Palme's government tried to stop the match, but on September 12 negotiations ended with a decision to play. During game on September 20, which was guarded by 1,300 police, over 7,000 demonstrants gathered on the square, peacefully.[2] The match was eventually played, but behind closed doors (without spectators).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Dahlgren (15 January 2009). "Björn Borg på nervigt uppdrag" (in Swedish). Östgöta Correspondenten. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Anno 75 (1976), Årskalender utgiven av Förlagshuset Norden AB, Malmö, och Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm, pp. 35, 36.
  3. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/daviscup/4944005/Singer-calls-tune-as-fans-banned-from-Swedens-Davis-Cup-clash-with-Israel.html

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