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1972 Davis Cup

1972 edition of the Davis Cup

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1972 Davis Cup
Details
Duration20 March – 15 October
Edition61st
Teams52
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1971
1973

The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 55 teams would enter the competition, 33 in the Europe Zone, 11 in the Americas Zone, and 11 in the Eastern Zone. In this year's tournament the Challenge Round was abolished, resulting in the previous year's champion now playing in all matches rather than receiving a bye to the final. Going forward the winner of the Inter-Zonal Zone would now be declared the Davis Cup champion.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Inter-Zonal final, and Romania and Spain were the winners of the two Europe Zones, defeating the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the United States defeated Spain and Romania defeated Australia in the semifinals. The United States then defeated Romania in the final, giving the United States their fifth straight title. The final was played at the Club Sportiv Progresul in Bucharest, Romania on 13–15 October.[1][2][3]

1972 Davis Cup Intro articles: 2

Americas Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
20–22 March; 12–14 May
Final
16–18 June
                 
  Kingston, Jamaica (indoor carpet)
     United States 4  
     Caribbean/West Indies 1     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       United States 5
  Vancouver, Canada (clay)      Mexico 0
     Canada 2
     Mexico 3  

South America Zone

  Quarterfinals
20–26 March
Semifinals
8–10 April
Final
21–23 April
                           
 
     Argentina  
   bye     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (clay)
       Argentina 2  
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil      Brazil 3  
     Brazil 4
     Venezuela 0     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
       Brazil 2
  Santiago, Chile        Chile 3
     Chile 4  
     Peru 1     Santiago, Chile
       Chile 4
  Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)      Colombia 1  
     Ecuador 1
     Colombia 4  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

Chile vs. United States


Chile
0
Stade Français, Santiago, Chile [4]
21–24 July 1972

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jaime Pinto Bravo
Stan Smith
1
6
5
7
2
6
     
2
Patricio Cornejo
Harold Solomon
7
9
6
4
1
6
6
3
2
6
 
3
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
2
6
4
6
6
4
6
3
3
6
 
4
Jaime Pinto Bravo
Harold Solomon
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
5
Patricio Cornejo
Stan Smith
4
6
6
1
7
9
1
6
   

1972 Davis Cup Americas Zone articles: 9

Eastern Zone

Zone A

  Quarterfinals
24–26 March
Semifinals
8–16 April
Final
28–30 April
                           
 
     Australia  
   bye     Seoul, South Korea
       Australia 5  
       South Korea 0  
     South Korea w/o
     Philippines     Tokyo, Japan
       Australia 4
  Saigon, South Vietnam        Japan 1
     South Vietnam 5  
     Chinese Taipei 0     Saigon, South Vietnam
       South Vietnam 2
  Hong Kong      Japan 3  
     Hong Kong 0
     Japan 5  

Zone B

  Semifinals
1–3 April
Final
28–30 April
                 
  Lucknow, India
     India 5  
     Ceylon 0     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
       India 5
       Malaysia 0
     Malaysia w/o
     Pakistan  

Eastern Inter-Zonal Final

India vs. Australia


India
0
Bangalore, India [5]
16–18 May 1972

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Vijay Amritraj
Mal Anderson
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
2
Jaidip Mukerjea
Geoff Masters
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
1
3
6
 
3
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Colin Dibley / Geoff Masters
2
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
4
Anand Amritraj
Ross Case
1
6
6
8
5
7
     
5
Vijay Amritraj
Colin Dibley
5
7
6
4
3
6
2
6
   

1972 Davis Cup Eastern Zone articles: 11

Europe Zone

Zone A

  Preliminary Round
21–23 April
       
  Tel Aviv, Israel (hard)
     Israel 1
     Iran 4
  First Round
1–13 May
Quarterfinals
18–22 May
Semifinals
9–18 June
Final
21–23 July
                                     
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Romania 5  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
    Switzerland 0  
     Romania 5  
Tehran, Iran
     Iran 0  
   Iran 4
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Egypt 1  
     Romania 4  
Reggio Calabria, Italy (clay)
     Italy 1  
   Italy 5  
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy (clay)
   Austria 0  
     Italy 4
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
     Netherlands 1  
   Netherlands 5
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
   Norway 0  
     Romania 3
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
     Soviet Union 2
   Finland 2  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
   Denmark 3  
     Denmark 0
Warsaw, Poland
     Poland 5  
   Poland 3
Warsaw, Poland
   Yugoslavia 1  
     Poland 0
Beirut, Lebanon (clay)
     Soviet Union 4  
   Lebanon 0  
Casablanca, Morocco
   Morocco 5  
     Morocco 0
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
     Soviet Union 5  
   Soviet Union 3
   Hungary 2  

Zone A Final

Soviet Union vs. Romania


Soviet Union
2
Tbilisi, Soviet Union [6]
21–23 July 1972

Romania
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase
4
6
0
6
4
6
     
2
Teimuraz Kakulia
Ion Țiriac
6
4
7
5
6
1
     
3
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4
Alex Metreveli
Ion Țiriac
2
6
6
4
1
6
6
4
6
3
 
5
Teimuraz Kakulia
Ilie Năstase
2
6
2
6
3
6
     

Zone B

  First Round
28 April–7 May
Quarterfinals
19–22 May
Semifinals
14–18 June
Final
21–24 July
                                     
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
   Czechoslovakia 3  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
   Belgium 2  
     Czechoslovakia 3  
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
     Sweden 1  
   Sweden 4
Düsseldorf, West Germany (clay)
   New Zealand 1  
     Czechoslovakia 3  
Athens, Greece
     West Germany 2  
   Greece 0  
West Berlin
   West Germany 5  
     West Germany 5
Cork, Ireland
     Ireland 0  
   Ireland 5
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
   Turkey 0  
     Czechoslovakia 2
Paris, France (clay)
     Spain 3
   France 4  
Paris, France (clay)
   Great Britain 1  
     France 2
Sofia, Bulgaria
     Spain 3  
   Bulgaria 0
Avilés, Spain
   Spain 5  
     Spain 5
Monte Carlo, Monaco
     Monaco 0  
   Monaco 3  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
   Luxembourg 2  
     Monaco 3
     Portugal 2  
   Portugal w/o
   South Africa  

Zone B Final

Spain vs. Czechoslovakia


Spain
3
Barcelona, Spain [7]
21–24 July 1972
Clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Juan Gisbert
Jan Kodeš
8
6
6
4
5
7
0
6
6
4
 
2
Manuel Orantes
František Pála
5
7
4
6
6
0
7
5
4
6
 
3
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Orantes
Jan Kodeš / Jan Kukal
10
12
6
2
7
5
6
4
   
4
Juan Gisbert
František Pála
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
   
5
Antonio Muñoz
Jiří Hřebec
4
6
0
6
3
6
     

1972 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 51

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
4–7 August
Final
13–15 October
                 
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  EUR-B    Spain 2  
  AME    United States 3     Bucharest, Romania (clay)
    AME    United States 3
  Bucharest, Romania (clay)   EUR-A    Romania 2
  EAS    Australia 1
  EUR-A    Romania 4  

Semifinals

Spain vs. United States


Spain
2
Real Club de Tenis, Barcelona, Spain [8]
4–7 August 1972
Clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Andrés Gimeno
Stan Smith
6
8
7
5
6
3
6
4
   
2
Juan Gisbert
Harold Solomon
7
9
5
7
6
0
6
1
4
6
 
3
Andrés Gimeno / Juan Gisbert
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
3
6
6
0
2
6
3
6
   
4
Andrés Gimeno
Harold Solomon
6
3
6
1
2
6
6
2
   
5
Juan Gisbert
Stan Smith
9
11
8
10
4
6
     

Romania vs. Australia


Romania
4
Bucharest, Romania [9]
4–7 August 1972
Clay

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ion Țiriac
Mal Anderson
6
2
6
2
6
8
4
6
4
6
 
2
Ilie Năstase
Colin Dibley
6
3
6
0
6
2
     
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Mal Anderson / Colin Dibley
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4
Ion Țiriac
Colin Dibley
6
3
3
6
11
13
6
3
6
0
 
5
Ilie Năstase
Mal Anderson
6
2
6
2
4
6
6
3
   

Final

Romania vs. United States


Romania
2
Club Sportiv Progresul, Bucharest, Romania [3]
13–15 October 1972
Clay

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ilie Năstase
Stan Smith
9
11
2
6
3
6
     
2
Ion Țiriac
Tom Gorman
4
6
2
6
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
3
Ilie Năstase / Ion Țiriac
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen
2
6
0
6
3
6
     
4
Ion Țiriac
Stan Smith
6
4
2
6
4
6
6
2
0
6
 
5
Ilie Năstase
Tom Gorman
6
1
6
2
5
7
10
8
   

1972 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone 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 "Romania v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Chile v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Australia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Soviet Union v Romania". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Spain v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Spain v United States". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Romania v Australia". daviscup.com.

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