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1960 Davis Cup

1960 edition of the Davis Cup

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1960 Davis Cup
Details
Duration4 April – 28 December
Edition49th
Teams40
Champion
Winning Nation  Australia
1959
1961

The 1960 Davis Cup was the 49th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams entered the Europe Zone, 6 teams entered the America Zone, and 6 teams entered the Eastern Zone. South Korea made its first appearance in the tournament.

The United States defeated Venezuela in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, the Philippines defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the United States defeated the Philippines 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 White City Stadium in Sydney on 26–28 December. It was Italy's first appearance in a Davis Cup final, and it was the first final not to feature the United States since 1936.[1][2][3]

1960 Davis Cup Intro articles: 1

America Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
15–17 July
Final
6–9 August
                 
 
     Mexico  
   bye     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Mexico 2
  Quebec City, Canada (clay)      United States 3
     Canada 0
     United States 5  

South America Zone

  Semifinals
16–18 July
Final
22–24 July
                 
 
     Venezuela  
   bye     Caracas, Venezuela
       Venezuela 3
  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)      New Zealand 2
     Caribbean/West Indies 0
     New Zealand 5  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Venezuela


United States
5
Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, OH, United States [4]
16–18 September 1960
Clay

Venezuela
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Tut Bartzen
Isaías Pimentel
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
2
Barry MacKay
Marcos Gambus
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
3
Butch Buchholz / Chuck McKinley
Marcos Gambus / Isaías Pimentel
4
6
1
6
5
7
     
4
Tut Bartzen
Marcos Gambus
6
1
6
0
6
0
     
5
Barry MacKay
Isaías Pimentel
6
3
6
3
6
3
     

1960 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 9

Eastern Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
4–6 April
Semifinals
22–24 April
Final
27–29 May
                           
 
     Philippines  
   bye     Manila, Philippines
       Philippines 3  
  Tokyo, Japan      Japan 2  
     Japan 5
     South Korea 0     Manila, Philippines
       Philippines 3
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)        India 0
     India 5  
     Ceylon 0     Bangkok, Thailand
       India 5
       Thailand 0  
   bye
     Thailand  

Final

Philippines vs. India


Philippines
3
Manila, Philippines [5]
27–29 May 1960

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Raymundo Deyro
Naresh Kumar
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
2
Felicisimo Ampon
Ramanathan Krishnan
6
3
8
6
6
1
     
3
Eduardo Dungo / Juan-Johnson José
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4
Felicisimo Ampon
Naresh Kumar
          not
played
5
Raymundo Deyro
Ramanathan Krishnan
          not
played

1960 Davis Cup Eastern Zone articles: 7

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
22 April–2 May
  Second Round
13–15 May
  Quarterfinals
10–12 June
  Semifinals
15–17 July
  Final
29–31 July
   Italy    
 bye        Italy 3  
   Hungary 5      Hungary 2    
Turin, Italy (clay)
   Ireland 0          Italy 3  
   Luxembourg 2          Chile 2  
   Monaco 3        Monaco 2
   Israel 1      Chile 3    
   Chile 4          Italy 4  
    Switzerland 2          Great Britain 1  
   Belgium 3        Belgium 3  
   Brazil w/o      Brazil 2    
   Turkey          Belgium 0
   Norway 2          Great Britain 5  
   Netherlands 3        Netherlands 0
 bye      Great Britain 5    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Great Britain          Italy 3
   France    
Paris, France (clay)
     Sweden 2
 bye        France 5  
   Finland 0      Argentina 0    
Paris, France (clay)
   Argentina 5          France 5  
   Denmark 3    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
     Denmark 0  
   Yugoslavia 2        Denmark 3
   Egypt 1      Austria 2    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Austria 4          France 2
   West Germany 3          Sweden 3  
   Czechoslovakia 2        West Germany 4  
   Romania 2      Poland 1    
   Poland 3          West Germany 1
   Sweden 5          Sweden 4  
   South Africa 0        Sweden 3
 bye      Spain 2  
   Spain  

Final

Sweden vs. Italy


Sweden
2
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden [6]
29–31 July 1960
Clay

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
Orlando Sirola
6
4
4
6
6
6
3
   
2
Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli
1
6
4
6
6
4
4
6
   
3
Jan-Erik Lundqvist / Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
16
14
7
5
2
6
3
6
2
6
 
4
Ulf Schmidt
Orlando Sirola
4
6
2
6
1
6
     
5
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
Sergio Tacchini
6
2
6
1
6
1
     

1960 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 9

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
22–24 November
Final
9–12 December
                 
 
  EUR    Italy  
   bye     Perth, Australia (grass)
    EUR    Italy 3
  Brisbane, Australia (grass)   AME    United States 2
  AME    United States 5
  EAS    Philippines 0  

Semifinals

Philippines vs. United States


Philippines
0
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [7]
22–24 November 1960
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Eduardo Dungo
Barry MacKay
1
6
2
6
0
6
     
2
Juan-Johnson José
Butch Buchholz
7
5
1
6
0
6
2
6
   
3
Eduardo Dungo / Juan-Johnson José
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
4
Raymundo Deyro
Dennis Ralston
2
6
0
6
5
7
     
5
Felicisimo Ampon
Chuck McKinley
3
6
4
6
2
6
     

Final

Italy vs. United States


Italy
3
Royal King's Park, Perth, Australia [8]
9–12 December 1960
Grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Orlando Sirola
Butch Buchholz
8
6
5
7
9
11
2
6
   
2
Nicola Pietrangeli
Barry MacKay
6
8
6
3
10
8
6
8
11
13
 
3
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Butch Buchholz / Chuck McKinley
3
6
10
8
6
4
13
11
   
4
Nicola Pietrangeli
Butch Buchholz
6
1
6
2
6
8
3
6
6
4
 
5
Orlando Sirola
Barry MacKay
9
7
6
3
8
6
     

1960 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 6

Challenge Round

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
4
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1960
Grass

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Neale Fraser
Orlando Sirola
4
6
6
3
6
3
6
3
   
2
Rod Laver
Nicola Pietrangeli
8
6
6
4
6
3
     
3
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
10
8
5
7
6
2
6
4
   
4
Rod Laver
Orlando Sirola
9
7
6
2
6
3
     
5
Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli
9
11
3
6
6
1
2
6
   

1960 Davis Cup Challenge Round articles: 4

References

  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 Venezuela". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Philippines v India". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Sweden v Italy". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Philippines v United States". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Italy v United States". daviscup.com.

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