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1961 Davis Cup

1961 edition of the 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]

1961 Davis Cup Intro articles: 4

America Zone

Draw

  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

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

1961 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 9

Eastern Zone

Draw

  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

India vs. Japan


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

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

1961 Davis Cup Eastern Zone articles: 9

Europe Zone

Draw

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

Italy vs. Sweden


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

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

1961 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 9

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  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

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

Final

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

1961 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 6

Challenge Round

Australia vs. Italy


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

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

1961 Davis Cup Challenge Round articles: 3

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 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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