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1969 Davis Cup

1969 edition of the Davis Cup

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1969 Davis Cup
Details
Duration1 March – 21 September
Edition58th
Teams50
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1968
1970

The 1969 Davis Cup was the 58th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 32 teams entered the Europe Zone, 9 teams entered the Americas Zone, and 8 teams entered the Eastern Zone.

Brazil defeated Mexico in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Inter-Zonal final, and Great Britain and Romania were the winners of the two Europe Zones, defeating South Africa and the Soviet Union respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Romania defeated India and Great Britain defeated Brazil in the semifinals, and then Romania defeated Great Britain in the final. Romania were then defeated by the defending champions United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Harold Clark Courts in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on 19–21 September. This marked the first time the final was played on hard courts and the first final since 1937 not to feature Australia.[1][2][3]

1969 Davis Cup Intro articles: 6

Americas Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
3–5 May
Final
23–25 May
                 
  Bridgetown, Barbados
     Mexico 4  
     Caribbean/West Indies 1     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Mexico 3
       Australia 2
   bye
     Australia  

South America Zone

  Quarterfinals
2–5 May
Semifinals
16–18 May
Final
14–16 June
                           
 
     Brazil  
   bye     Bogotá, Colombia
       Brazil 3  
  Caracas, Venezuela      Colombia 2  
     Venezuela 2
     Colombia 3     Santiago, Chile
       Brazil 3
  Santiago, Chile        Chile 2
     Chile 3  
     Argentina 2     Santiago, Chile (clay)
       Chile 4
       Ecuador 1  
   bye
     Ecuador  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

Brazil vs. Mexico


Brazil
4
Esporte Clube Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil [4]
19–21 June 1969
Clay

Mexico
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
José Edison Mandarino
Marcello Lara
4
6
6
2
6
4
5
7
6
3
 
2
Thomaz Koch
Joaquín Loyo Mayo
7
5
6
1
6
3
     
3
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
Luis-Augusto García / Joaquín Loyo Mayo
19
17
6
3
6
4
     
4
José Edison Mandarino
Joaquín Loyo Mayo
6
2
7
5
5
7
3
6
5
7
 
5
Thomaz Koch
Luis-Augusto García
4
6
6
1
6
2
6
4
   

1969 Davis Cup Americas Zone articles: 9

Eastern Zone

Zone A

  Quarterfinals
28–30 March
Semifinals
4–20 April
Final
                           
  Jakarta, Indonesia
     Indonesia 0  
     Philippines 3     Tokyo, Japan
       Philippines 0  
       Japan 5  
     Japan
   bye    
       Japan w/o
         South Vietnam
   bye  
     South Korea     Seoul, South Korea
       South Korea 2
       South Vietnam 3  
   bye
     South Vietnam  

Zone B

  Semifinals
1–3 March
Final
25–27 March
                 
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
     Malaysia 0  
     India 5     Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
       India 4
       Ceylon 1
   bye
     Ceylon  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final

India vs. Japan


India
5
Poona, India [5]
10–12 May 1969

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ramanathan Krishnan
Ichizō Konishi
6
2
6
4
6
4
     
2
Premjit Lall
Koji Watanabe
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
3
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Isao Watanabe / Koji Watanabe
6
3
13
11
7
9
6
4
   
4
Premjit Lall
Ichizō Konishi
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
5
Shiv Prakash Misra
Koji Watanabe
6
3
6
3
5
7
6
2
   

1969 Davis Cup Eastern Zone articles: 8

Europe Zone

Zone A

  First Round
24 April–11 May
Quarterfinals
22–26 May
Semifinals
12–14 June
Final
17–19 July
                                     
Cologne, West Germany
   West Germany 4  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   New Zealand 1  
     West Germany 4  
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
     Sweden 1  
   Finland 1
Birmingham, England (grass)
   Sweden 4  
     West Germany 2  
Zürich, Switzerland (clay)
     Great Britain 3  
    Switzerland 0  
Eastbourne, England (grass)
   Great Britain 5  
     Great Britain 5
Cork, Ireland
     Ireland 0  
   Ireland 5
Bristol, England (grass)
   Luxembourg 0  
     Great Britain 3
Monte Carlo, Monaco
     South Africa 2
   Monaco 3  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
   Bulgaria 2  
     Monaco 0
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
     Czechoslovakia 5  
   Denmark 2
   Czechoslovakia 3  
     Czechoslovakia
Warsaw, Poland
     South Africa w/o  
   Poland 3  
   Hungary 2  
     Poland
Cape Town, South Africa
     South Africa w/o  
   Iran 0
   South Africa 5  

Zone A Final

Great Britain vs. South Africa


Great Britain
3
Bristol Lawn Tennis Club, Bristol, England [6]
17–19 July 1969
Grass

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mark Cox
Bob Maud
3
6
6
3
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
2
Graham Stilwell
Bob Hewitt
9
7
3
6
6
3
2
6
3
6
 
3
Mark Cox / Peter Curtis
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
6
4
3
6
4
6
6
4
9
7
 
4
Graham Stilwell
Bob Maud
8
6
11
9
6
3
     
5
Mark Cox
Bob Hewitt
6
3
0
6
6
4
3
6
7
9
 

Zone B

  First Round
4–12 May
Quarterfinals
22–25 May
Semifinals
13–15 June
Final
18–20 July
                                     
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
   Spain 5  
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)
   Rhodesia 0  
     Spain 5  
Maribor, Yugoslavia
     Yugoslavia 0  
   Yugoslavia 3
Valencia, Spain (clay)
   France 2  
     Spain 1  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
     Romania 4  
   Romania 3  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Egypt 2  
     Romania 5
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
     Israel 0  
   Portugal 1
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Israel 4  
     Romania 4
Athens, Greece
     Soviet Union 1
   Greece 0  
Moscow, Soviet Union (clay)
   Soviet Union 5  
     Soviet Union 4
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
     Canada 1  
   Netherlands 2
Moscow, Soviet Union
   Canada 3  
     Soviet Union 5
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Italy 0  
   Norway 0  
Barletta, Italy (clay)
   Austria 5  
     Austria 0
Genoa, Italy (clay)
     Italy 5  
   Belgium 1
   Italy 4  

Zone B Final

Romania vs. Soviet Union


Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania [7]
18–20 July 1969
Clay

Soviet Union
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ion Țiriac
Toomas Leius
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
2
Ilie Năstase
Alex Metreveli
6
4
6
2
7
5
     
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
6
8
6
1
6
4
8
6
   
4
Ilie Năstase
Toomas Leius
4
6
6
3
6
2
6
2
   
5
Sever Dron
Vladimir Korotkov
1
6
4
6
4
6
     

1969 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 51

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
31 July–3 August
Final
14–16 August
                 
  Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  EUR-B    Romania 4  
  EAS    India 0     Wimbledon, England (grass)
    EUR-A    Romania 3
  Wimbledon, England (grass)   EUR-B    Great Britain 2
  AME    Brazil 2
  EUR-A    Great Britain 3  

Semifinals

Romania vs. India


Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania [8]
1–3 August 1969
Clay

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ion Țiriac
Premjit Lall
6
2
6
3
6
2
     
2
Ilie Năstase
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
1
 
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
4
Petre Marmureanu
Gaurav Misra
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
5
Sever Dron
Anand Amritraj
6
3
6
2
8
10
    not
completed

Great Britain vs. Brazil


Great Britain
3
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, England [9]
31 July–3 August 1969
Grass

Brazil
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Graham Stilwell
José Edison Mandarino
6
3
8
6
8
6
     
2
Mark Cox
Thomaz Koch
6
4
13
11
3
6
6
8
6
8
 
3
Mark Cox / Peter Curtis
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
6
4
4
6
4
6
4
6
   
4
Graham Stilwell
Thomaz Koch
7
5
6
4
6
4
     
5
Mark Cox
José Edison Mandarino
6
3
18
16
3
6
6
2
   

Final

Great Britain vs. Romania


Great Britain
2
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, England [10]
14–16 August 1969
Grass

Romania
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mark Cox
Ion Țiriac
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2
Graham Stilwell
Ilie Năstase
6
4
4
6
6
1
6
2
   
3
Mark Cox / Graham Stilwell
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
8
10
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4
Graham Stilwell
Ion Țiriac
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
5
Mark Cox
Ilie Năstase
6
3
1
6
4
6
4
6
   

1969 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 4

Challenge Round

United States vs. Romania


United States
5
Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, OH, United States [3]
19–21 September 1969
Hard

Romania
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Arthur Ashe
Ilie Năstase
6
2
15
13
7
5
     
2
Stan Smith
Ion Țiriac
6
8
6
3
5
7
6
4
6
4
 
3
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
8
6
6
1
11
9
     
4
Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase
4
6
4
6
6
4
6
1
11
9
 
5
Arthur Ashe
Ion Țiriac
6
3
8
6
3
6
4
0
   
retired

1969 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 "United States v Romania". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Brazil v Mexico". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Japan". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Great Britain v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Romania v Soviet Union". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Romania v India". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Great Britain v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "Great Britain v Romania". daviscup.com.

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