1961 Davis Cup

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1961 Davis Cup
Details
Duration18 March – 28 December
Edition50th
Teams42
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1960
1962

The 1961 Davis Cup was the 50th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams entered the Europe Zone, 7 teams entered the Americas Zone, and 7 teams entered the Eastern Zone. Ecuador, Indonesia and Morocco made their first appearances in the tournament.

The United States defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the United States defeated India in the semifinal, and then Italy defeated the United States in the final. In the Challenge Round Italy were defeated by the defending champions Australia. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–28 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
29 April–1 May; 27–29 May; 28–31 July
Semifinals
15–17 July; 4–6 August
Final
18–20 August
                           
 
    Morocco  
   bye     Casablanca, Morocco
      Morocco 0  
  Quebec City, Canada (clay)     Mexico 5  
    Canada 2
    Mexico 3     Cleveland, OH, United States (clay)
      Mexico 2
  Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)       United States 3
    Ecuador 5  
    Colombia 0     St. Louis, MO, United States (clay)
      Ecuador 0
  Bridgetown, Barbados (grass)     United States 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0
    United States 5  

Final[edit]

United States vs. Mexico


United States
3
Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, OH, United States [4]
18–20 August 1961
Clay

Mexico
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Mexico
Chuck McKinley
Rafael Osuna
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 United States
Mexico
Tut Bartzen
Mario Llamas
4
6
6
4
6
4
6
4
   
3 United States
Mexico
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox
4
6
6
2
4
6
3
6
   
4 United States
Mexico
Chuck McKinley
Mario Llamas
6
4
7
5
10
8
     
5 United States
Mexico
Tut Bartzen
Rafael Osuna
6
3
6
3
7
5
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
18–28 March
Semifinals
1–24 April
Final
6–8 May
                           
 
    Philippines  
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Philippines 2  
      Japan 3  
    Japan w/o
    South Korea     New Delhi, India
      Japan 1
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)       India 4
    Ceylon 2  
    Thailand 3     Lucknow, India
      Thailand 0
  Bandung, Indonesia     India 5  
    Indonesia 1
    India 4  

Final[edit]

India vs. Japan


India
4
New Delhi, India [5]
6–8 May 1961

Japan
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Japan
Jaidip Mukerjea
Atsushi Miyagi
2
6
7
9
6
2
2
6
   
2 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan
Osamu Ishiguro
4
6
6
3
6
3
6
3
   
3 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Atsushi Miyagi / Masao Nagasaki
6
4
6
3
6
4
     
4 India
Japan
Ramanathan Krishnan
Atsushi Miyagi
6
4
6
1
6
4
     
5 India
Japan
Akhtar Ali
Osamu Ishiguro
4
6
6
4
6
0
2
6
6
4
 

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
27 April–7 May
  Second Round
1–4 June
  Quarterfinals
10–19 June
  Semifinals
21–23 July
  Final
4–6 August
  Italy    
 bye       Italy 3  
  Belgium 3     Belgium 2    
  Chile 2         Italy 3  
   Switzerland 2         West Germany 2  
  Netherlands 3       Netherlands 0
  Czechoslovakia 2     West Germany 5    
Paris, France (clay)
  West Germany 3         Italy 4  
  Ireland 0         France 1  
  Poland 5       Poland 4  
  Monaco 3     Monaco 1    
  Luxembourg 2         Poland 0
  Egypt 0    
Paris, France (clay)
    France 5  
  Brazil 5       Brazil 1
 bye     France 4    
Milan, Italy (clay)
  France         Italy 4
  Great Britain    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
    Sweden 1
 bye       Great Britain 3  
  Austria 5     Austria 2    
  Norway 0         Great Britain 4  
  Turkey 1         South Africa 1  
  Finland 4       Finland 1
  Romania 0     South Africa 4    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  South Africa 5         Great Britain 1
  Yugoslavia 1    
Madrid, Spain (clay)
    Sweden 4  
  Spain 3       Spain 3  
  Israel 0     New Zealand 2    
Madrid, Spain (clay)
  New Zealand 5         Spain 1
  Denmark 2         Sweden 4  
  Hungary 3       Hungary 2
 bye     Sweden 3  
  Sweden  

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Sweden


Italy
4
Milan, Italy [6]
4–6 August 1961
Clay

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Ulf Schmidt
6
4
4
1
6
6
6
6
3
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
2
6
5
7
6
1
4
6
   
3 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Thomas Hallberg / Jan-Erik Lundqvist
6
3
3
6
6
3
6
1
   
4 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli
Ulf Schmidt
6
3
6
2
3
6
6
3
   
5 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Thomas Hallberg
6
2
6
1
6
0
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
30 September–2 October
Final
13–16 October
                 
 
  EUR   Italy  
   bye     Rome, Italy (clay)
    EUR   Italy 4
  New Delhi, India   AME   United States 1
  AME   United States 3
  EAS   India 2  

Semifinals[edit]

India vs. United States


India
2
National Sports Club, New Delhi, India [7]
30 September–2 October 1961

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
United States
Jaidip Mukerjea
Chuck McKinley
4
6
4
6
7
9
     
2 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Whitney Reed
6
4
6
1
7
5
     
3 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Donald Dell / Chuck McKinley
7
5
0
6
3
6
2
6
   
4 India
United States
Jaidip Mukerjea
Whitney Reed
2
6
3
6
3
6
     
5 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Chuck McKinley
6
3
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
4
 

Final[edit]

Italy vs. United States


Italy
4
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy [8]
13–16 October 1961
Clay

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
United States
Fausto Gardini
Jon Douglas
6
4
6
4
5
7
8
10
0
6
 
2 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli
Whitney Reed
2
6
6
8
6
4
6
4
6
4
 
3 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Donald Dell / Whitney Reed
6
4
3
6
6
3
6
2
   
4 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli
Jon Douglas
9
7
6
3
6
2
     
5 Italy
United States
Fausto Gardini
Whitney Reed
3
6
7
5
3
6
8
6
6
4
 

Challenge Round[edit]

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
5
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1961
Grass

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson
Nicola Pietrangeli
8
6
6
4
6
0
     
2 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Orlando Sirola
6
1
6
4
6
3
     
3 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
4 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
3
8
6
 
5 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson
Orlando Sirola
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
2
   

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 "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Mexico". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Japan". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "India v United States". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Italy v United States". daviscup.com.

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