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1971 Davis Cup

1971 edition of the Davis Cup

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1971 Davis Cup
Details
Duration19 March – 11 October
Edition60th
Teams51
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1970
1972

The 1971 Davis Cup was the 60th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams entered the Europe Zone, 13 teams entered the Americas Zone, and 9 teams entered the Eastern Zone. Bolivia made its first appearance in the tournament.

Brazil defeated Mexico in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Inter-Zonal final, and Czechoslovakia and Romania were the winners of the two Europe Zones, defeating Spain and West Germany respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia and Romania defeated India in the semifinals, and then Romania defeated Brazil in the final. Romania were then defeated by the defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Olde Providence Racquet Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States on 8–11 October.[1][2][3]

1971 was the last year the Davis Cup was played under the Challenge Round format.

South Africa was excluded from the tournament as part of the growing international opposition to its apartheid policies.[4]

1971 Davis Cup Intro articles: 5

Americas Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Quarterfinals
8–10 May
Semifinals
7–30 May
Final
4–6 June
                           
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
     Mexico 5  
     South Korea 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Mexico 3  
       Canada 2  
     Canada
   bye     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Mexico 3
         New Zealand 2
   bye  
     Caribbean/West Indies     Kingston, Jamaica
       Caribbean/West Indies 1
       New Zealand 4  
   bye
     New Zealand  

South America Zone

  Quarterfinals
19 March–6 April
Semifinals
9–18 April
Final
22–24 April
                           
  Porto Alegre, Brazil
     Brazil 5  
     Bolivia 0     Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)
       Brazil 4  
  Guayaquil, Ecuador (hard)      Ecuador 1  
     Ecuador 4
     Venezuela 1     Santiago, Chile
       Brazil 3
  Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)        Chile 2
     Uruguay 0  
     Argentina 5     Santiago, Chile
       Argentina 1
  Bogotá, Colombia      Chile 4  
     Colombia 2
     Chile 3  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

Mexico vs. Brazil


Mexico
2
Estadio Rafael Osuna, Mexico City, Mexico [5]
17–19 July 1971
Clay

Brazil
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Marcello Lara
Thomaz Koch
4
6
2
6
1
6
     
2
Joaquín Loyo Mayo
José Edison Mandarino
6
4
3
6
4
6
7
5
6
1
 
3
Joaquín Loyo Mayo / Vicente Zarazúa
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
8
6
7
5
6
2
     
4
Marcello Lara
José Edison Mandarino
4
6
3
6
7
9
     
5
Joaquín Loyo Mayo
Thomaz Koch
5
7
6
4
9
7
4
6
7
9
 

1971 Davis Cup Americas Zone articles: 8

Eastern Zone

Zone A

  Quarterfinals
27–29 March
Semifinals
2–5 April
Final
23–25 April
                           
  Hong Kong
     Australia 5  
     Hong Kong 0     Jakarta, Indonesia
       Australia 3  
       Indonesia 2  
     Indonesia
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
       Australia 2
         Japan 3
   bye  
     Philippines     Manila, Philippines
       Philippines 1
       Japan 4  
   bye
     Japan  

Zone B

  Semifinals
30 March–4 April
Final
                 
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
     India 4  
     Ceylon 0    
       India w/o
  Lahore, Pakistan      Pakistan
     Malaysia 0
     Pakistan 5  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final

Japan vs. India


Japan
2
Denen Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan [6]
15–17 May 1971
Clay

India
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Toshiro Sakai
Jaidip Mukerjea
0
6
0
6
4
6
     
2
Keishiro Yanagi
Premjit Lall
3
6
6
3
6
1
6
2
   
3
Jun Kamiwazumi / Toshiro Sakai
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
9
7
1
6
6
3
1
6
6
8
 
4
Toshiro Sakai
Premjit Lall
2
6
2
6
4
6
     
5
Keishiro Yanagi
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
4
6
3
6
0
     

1971 Davis Cup Eastern Zone articles: 9

Europe Zone

Zone A

  First Round
30 April–9 May
Quarterfinals
13–16 May
Semifinals
11–13 June
Final
16–18 July
                                     
   Spain  
Basel, Switzerland
 bye  
     Spain 4  
      Switzerland 0  
    Switzerland
Barcelona, Spain
 bye  
     Spain 4  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
     France 1  
   Sweden 0  
Paris, France (clay)
   France 5  
     France 3
Helsinki, Finland
     Finland 0  
   Finland 5
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
   Ireland 0  
     Spain 2
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
     Czechoslovakia 3
   Egypt 1  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
   Czechoslovakia 4  
     Czechoslovakia 5
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
     Portugal 0  
   Portugal 4
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
   Turkey 1  
     Czechoslovakia 4
Athens, Greece
     Soviet Union 1  
   Greece 1  
Brussels, Belgium
   Belgium 3  
     Belgium 1
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
     Soviet Union 4  
   Denmark 0
   Soviet Union 5  

Zone A Final

Czechoslovakia vs. Spain


Czechoslovakia
3
Prague, Czechoslovakia [7]
16–18 July 1971
Clay

Spain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
František Pála
Manuel Orantes
6
2
4
6
2
6
5
7
   
2
Jan Kodeš
Juan Gisbert
6
3
4
6
9
7
7
5
   
3
Jan Kodeš / Jan Kukal
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Orantes
4
6
9
11
4
6
     
4
František Pála
Juan Gisbert
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
5
Jan Kodeš
Manuel Orantes
7
5
4
6
7
5
6
4
   

Zone B

  First Round
28 April–8 May
Quarterfinals
14–16 May
Semifinals
10–14 June
Final
16–18 July
                                     
   West Germany  
Augsburg, West Germany
 bye  
     West Germany 4  
     Austria 1  
   Austria
Munich, West Germany
 bye  
     West Germany 4  
Budapest, Hungary
     Hungary 1  
   Hungary 5  
Budapest, Hungary
   Poland 0  
     Hungary 5
Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg
     Luxembourg 0  
   Luxembourg 5
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Monaco 0  
     West Germany 0
Tel Aviv, Israel (hard)
     Romania 5
   Israel 4  
Tel Aviv, Israel (hard)
   Norway 1  
     Israel 0
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
     Romania 5  
   Romania 5
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Netherlands 0  
     Romania 4
Perugia, Italy (clay)
     Yugoslavia 1  
   Italy 5  
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
   Bulgaria 0  
     Italy 2
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)
     Yugoslavia 3  
   Great Britain 0
   Yugoslavia 3  

Zone B Final

Romania vs. West Germany


Romania
5
Bucharest, Romania [8]
16–18 July 1971
Clay

West Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ion Țiriac
Christian Kuhnke
6
2
3
6
6
2
7
5
   
2
Ilie Năstase
Wilhelm Bungert
6
2
6
3
6
2
     
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Jürgen Fassbender / Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
8
6
6
4
6
4
     
4
Ilie Năstase
Christian Kuhnke
6
0
6
4
6
4
     
5
Petre Marmureanu
Wilhelm Bungert
6
1
7
5
6
1
     

1971 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 41

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
1–3 August
Final
21–23 August
                 
  New Delhi, India
  EUR-B    Romania 4  
  EAS    India 1     São Paulo, Brazil
    EUR-B    Romania 3
  Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)   AME    Brazil 2
  AME    Brazil 4
  EUR-A    Czechoslovakia 1  

Semifinals

India vs. Romania


India
1
New Delhi, India [9]
1–3 August 1971

Romania
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jaidip Mukerjea
Ilie Năstase
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
2
Premjit Lall
Ion Țiriac
14
12
6
3
9
7
     
3
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
3
6
8
6
6
8
1
6
   
4
Jaidip Mukerjea
Ion Țiriac
6
3
5
7
3
6
    retired
 
5
Premjit Lall
Ilie Năstase
3
6
10
8
1
6
1
6
   

Brazil vs. Czechoslovakia


Brazil
4
Porto Alegre, Brazil [10]
1–3 August 1971
Clay

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
José Edison Mandarino
Jan Kodeš
8
6
6
4
4
6
6
4
   
2
Thomaz Koch
František Pála
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
3
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
Jan Kodeš / Jan Kukal
8
6
6
2
6
4
     
4
Carlos Kirmayr
František Pála
1
6
6
2
6
4
2
6
4
6
 
5
Luis Felipe Tavares
Vladimír Zedník
7
9
7
5
6
4
4
5
   
retired

Final

Brazil vs. Romania


Brazil
2
São Paulo, Brazil [11]
21–23 August 1971

Romania
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
José Edison Mandarino
Ilie Năstase
4
6
1
6
1
6
     
2
Thomaz Koch
Ion Țiriac
4
6
6
4
6
3
9
7
   
3
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
1
6
6
3
6
3
3
6
6
4
 
4
Thomaz Koch
Ilie Năstase
4
6
0
6
6
8
     
5
José Edison Mandarino
Ion Țiriac
0
6
2
6
4
6
     

1971 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 5

Challenge Round

United States vs. Romania


United States
3
Olde Providence Racquet Club, Charlotte, NC, United States [3]
8–11 October 1971
Clay

Romania
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Stan Smith
Ilie Năstase
7
5
6
3
6
1
     
2
Frank Froehling
Ion Țiriac
3
6
1
6
6
1
6
3
8
6
 
3
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
5
7
4
6
6
8
     
4
Stan Smith
Ion Țiriac
8
6
6
3
6
0
     
5
Frank Froehling
Ilie Năstase
3
6
1
6
6
1
4
6
   

1971 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. ^ Steve, Tignor (19 November 2014). "The Shots Not Heard Around the World". tennis.com. Retrieved 29 September 2019. South Africa had been banned from the Davis Cup entirely from 1970 to ’73
  5. ^ "Mexico v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Japan v India". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Spain". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Romania v West Germany". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "India v Romania". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "Brazil v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ "Brazil v Romania". daviscup.com.

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