1981 Davis Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Davis Cup competition in 1981. The first round losers went into the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs while the winners progressed to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinalists were guaranteed a World Group spot for 1982.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Czechoslovakia

France

Great Britain

Italy

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Romania

South Korea

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

Draw[edit]

  First round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
9–11 July
Semifinals
2–4 October
Final
11–13 December
                                     
Munich, West Germany (indoor carpet)[1]
  West Germany 2  
Timişoara, Romania (hard)[2]
  Argentina 3  
    Argentina 3  
Timişoara, Romania (indoor hard)[3]
    Romania 2  
  Romania 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)[4]
  Brazil 2  
    Argentina 5  
Brighton, England (indoor carpet)[5]
    Great Britain 0  
  Great Britain 3  
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)[6]
  Italy 2  
    Great Britain 4
Seoul, South Korea (clay)[7]
    New Zealand 1  
  South Korea 0
Cincinnati, United States (indoor carpet)[8]
  New Zealand 5  
    Argentina 1
Yokohama, Japan (indoor carpet)[9]
    United States 3
  Japan 0  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)[10]
  Sweden 5  
    Sweden 1
Lyon, France (indoor carpet)[11]
    Australia 3  
  France 2
Portland, United States (indoor carpet)[12]
  Australia 3  
    Australia 0
Zürich, Switzerland (indoor hard)[13]
    United States 5  
   Switzerland 2  
New York City, United States (hard)[14]
  Czechoslovakia 3  
    Czechoslovakia 1
Carlsbad, United States (hard)[15]
    United States 4  
  United States 3
  Mexico 2  

First round[edit]

West Germany vs. Argentina[edit]


West Germany
2
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, West Germany[1]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet (i)

Argentina
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 West Germany
Argentina
Rolf Gehring
Guillermo Vilas
2
6
3
6
6
8
     
2 West Germany
Argentina
Uli Pinner
José Luis Clerc
3
6
6
3
6
4
6
3
   
3 West Germany
Argentina
Rolf Gehring / Christoph Zipf
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
3
6
6
4
4
6
3
6
   
4 West Germany
Argentina
Rolf Gehring
José Luis Clerc
6
1
4
6
6
3
6
1
   
5 West Germany
Argentina
Uli Pinner
Guillermo Vilas
3
6
2
6
6
3
1
6
   

Romania vs. Brazil[edit]


Romania
3
Timișoara, Romania[3]
6–8 March 1981
Hard (i)

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Brazil
Florin Segărceanu
Carlos Kirmayr
4
6
7
5
6
2
6
2
   
2 Romania
Brazil
Andrei Dîrzu
Thomaz Koch
2
6
4
6
1
6
     
3 Romania
Brazil
Andrei Dîrzu / Florin Segărceanu
Thomaz Koch / Carlos Kirmayr
0
6
8
6
6
4
7
5
   
4 Romania
Brazil
Florin Segărceanu
Thomaz Koch
4
6
6
3
7
5
4
6
6
0
 
5 Romania
Brazil
Andrei Dîrzu
Carlos Kirmayr
2
6
0
6
       

Great Britain vs. Italy[edit]


Great Britain
3
Brighton Centre, Brighton, England[5]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet (i)

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Italy
Buster Mottram
Adriano Panatta
9
7
3
6
6
3
6
4
   
2 United Kingdom
Italy
Richard Lewis
Corrado Barazzutti
4
6
6
1
8
6
7
9
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
Italy
Andrew Jarrett / Jonathan Smith
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
1
3
6
6
3
3
6
7
5
 
4 United Kingdom
Italy
Richard Lewis
Adriano Panatta
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
5 United Kingdom
Italy
Buster Mottram
Corrado Barazzutti
6
3
6
2
6
2
     

South Korea vs. New Zealand[edit]


South Korea
0
Jang-Choong Tennis Court, Seoul, South Korea[7]
6–8 March 1981
Clay

New Zealand
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Korea
New Zealand
Jeon Chang-dae
Chris Lewis
3
6
3
6
6
2
1
6
   
2 South Korea
New Zealand
Jeon Young-dai
Russell Simpson
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
3 South Korea
New Zealand
Jeon Young-dai / Kim Bong-suk
Chris Lewis / Russell Simpson
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
4 South Korea
New Zealand
Jeon Chang-dae
Chris Lewis
1
6
4
6
5
7
     
5 South Korea
New Zealand
Jeon Young-dai
Russell Simpson
2
6
6
8
0
6
     

Japan vs. Sweden[edit]


Japan
0
Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan[9]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet

Sweden
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Sweden
Tsuyoshi Fukui
Kjell Johansson
5
7
2
6
4
6
     
2 Japan
Sweden
Jun Kamiwazumi
Per Hjertquist
3
6
5
7
6
8
     
3 Japan
Sweden
Kenichi Hirai / Jun Kamiwazumi
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
0
6
6
8
2
6
     
4 Japan
Sweden
Tsuyoshi Fukui
Per Hjertquist
4
6
2
6
0
6
     
5 Japan
Sweden
Shigeyuki Nishio
Kjell Johansson
3
6
6
3
2
6
1
6
   

France vs. Australia[edit]


France
2
Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, France[11]
6–8 March 1981
Carpet (i)

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Australia
Yannick Noah
Peter McNamara
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
3
6
 
2 France
Australia
Pascal Portes
Kim Warwick
4
6
6
2
9
7
6
4
   
3 France
Australia
Yannick Noah / Pascal Portes
Mark Edmondson / Kim Warwick
3
6
2
6
7
5
4
6
   
4 France
Australia
Pascal Portes
Peter McNamara
3
6
0
6
2
6
     
5 France
Australia
Yannick Noah
Kim Warwick
6
2
7
5
10
8
     

Switzerland vs. Czechoslovakia[edit]


Switzerland
2
Saal Sports Hall, Zurich, Switzerland[13]
6–8 March 1981
Hard (i)

Czechoslovakia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Heinz Günthardt
Ivan Lendl
3
6
5
7
0
6
     
2 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Roland Stadler
Tomáš Šmíd
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Heinz Günthardt / Markus Günthardt
Ivan Lendl / Tomáš Šmíd
6
3
3
6
2
6
6
3
6
4
 
4 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Heinz Günthardt
Tomáš Šmíd
5
7
2
6
6
8
     
5 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Roland Stadler
Ivan Lendl
6
6
         
retired

United States vs. Mexico[edit]


United States
3
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, United States[15]
6–8 March 1981
Hard

Mexico
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Mexico
John McEnroe
Jorge Lozano
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
2 United States
Mexico
Roscoe Tanner
Raúl Ramírez
6
3
6
8
3
6
10
8
3
6
 
3 United States
Mexico
Marty Riessen / Sherwood Stewart
Jorge Lozano / Raúl Ramírez
4
6
6
3
7
9
6
0
3
6
 
4 United States
Mexico
Roscoe Tanner
Jorge Lozano
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
5 United States
Mexico
John McEnroe
Raúl Ramírez
6
4
6
3
6
0
     

Quarterfinals[edit]

Romania vs. Argentina[edit]


Romania
2
Timișoara, Romania[2]
9–11 July 1981
Hard

Argentina
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Argentina
Andrei Dîrzu
Guillermo Vilas
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 Romania
Argentina
Florin Segărceanu
José Luis Clerc
4
6
2
6
0
6
     
3 Romania
Argentina
Andrei Dîrzu / Florin Segărceanu
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
4
6
10
8
6
3
7
5
   
4 Romania
Argentina
Florin Segărceanu
Guillermo Vilas
4
6
4
6
6
3
1
6
   
5 Romania
Argentina
Andrei Dîrzu
Ricardo Cano
4
6
6
2
       
retired

New Zealand vs. Great Britain[edit]


New Zealand
1
Wilding Park, Christchurch, New Zealand[6]
9–11 July 1981
Grass

Great Britain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 New Zealand
United Kingdom
Russell Simpson
Richard Lewis
6
4
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
8
 
2 New Zealand
United Kingdom
Chris Lewis
Buster Mottram
6
4
4
6
6
4
7
9
3
6
 
3 New Zealand
United Kingdom
Chris Lewis / Russell Simpson
Andrew Jarrett / Jonathan Smith
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
4 New Zealand
United Kingdom
Chris Lewis
Richard Lewis
2
6
2
6
       
5 New Zealand
United Kingdom
Russell Simpson
Jonathan Smith
4
6
11
9
6
2
     

Sweden vs. Australia[edit]


Sweden
1
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden[10]
10–12 July 1981
Clay

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Australia
Per Hjertquist
Paul McNamee
3
6
6
8
1
6
     
2 Sweden
Australia
Mats Wilander
Peter McNamara
4
6
2
6
1
6
     
3 Sweden
Australia
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
Peter McNamara / Paul McNamee
7
9
3
6
8
6
6
2
6
2
 
4 Sweden
Australia
Mats Wilander
Paul McNamee
6
1
6
2
4
6
0
6
4
6
 
5 Sweden
Australia
Per Hjertquist
Peter McNamara
6
6
        not
completed

United States vs. Czechoslovakia[edit]


United States
4
USTA National Tennis Center, New York City, United States[14]
9–11 July 1981
Hard

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Czechoslovakia
John McEnroe
Ivan Lendl
4
6
12
14
5
7
     
2 United States
Czechoslovakia
Jimmy Connors
Tomáš Šmíd
6
3
6
1
6
2
     
3 United States
Czechoslovakia
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
Ivan Lendl / Tomáš Šmíd
9
7
6
3
6
2
     
4 United States
Czechoslovakia
John McEnroe
Tomáš Šmíd
6
3
6
1
6
4
     
5 United States
Czechoslovakia
Jimmy Connors
Ivan Lendl
7
5
6
4
       

Semifinals[edit]

Argentina vs. Great Britain[edit]


Argentina
5
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina[4]
2–4 October 1981
Clay

Great Britain
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
United Kingdom
José Luis Clerc
Richard Lewis
6
4
6
4
6
0
     
2 Argentina
United Kingdom
Guillermo Vilas
Buster Mottram
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
3 Argentina
United Kingdom
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
Andrew Jarrett / Jonathan Smith
8
6
8
6
6
2
     
4 Argentina
United Kingdom
José Luis Clerc
Buster Mottram
7
5
6
4
       
5 Argentina
United Kingdom
Guillermo Vilas
Richard Lewis
6
0
6
3
       

United States vs. Australia[edit]


United States
5
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, United States[12]
2–4 October 1981
Carpet (i)

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
John McEnroe
Mark Edmondson
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2 United States
Australia
Roscoe Tanner
Peter McNamara
6
4
6
4
4
6
3
6
6
3
 
3 United States
Australia
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
Phil Dent / Peter McNamara
8
6
6
4
8
6
     
4 United States
Australia
John McEnroe
Peter McNamara
9
7
6
0
       
5 United States
Australia
Roscoe Tanner
Mark Edmondson
4
6
6
2
6
3
     

Final[edit]

United States vs. Argentina[edit]


United States
3
Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, United States[8]
11–13 December 1981
Carpet (i)

Argentina
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Argentina
John McEnroe
Guillermo Vilas
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
2 United States
Argentina
Roscoe Tanner
José Luis Clerc
5
7
3
6
6
8
     
3 United States
Argentina
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
6
3
4
6
6
4
4
6
11
9
 
4 United States
Argentina
John McEnroe
José Luis Clerc
7
5
5
7
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
5 United States
Argentina
Roscoe Tanner
Guillermo Vilas
11
10
        not
completed

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Romania v Argentina". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
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  5. ^ a b "Great Britain v Italy". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
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