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The 1962 Davis Cup was the 51st edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams entered the Europe Zone, 8 teams entered the Eastern Zone, and 5 teams entered the America Zone. Iran and the Soviet Union made their first appearances in the tournament.

1962 Davis Cup
Details
Duration31 March – 28 December
Edition51st
Teams42
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1961
1963

Mexico defeated Yugoslavia in the America Zone final, India defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final, and Sweden defeated Italy in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Mexico defeated Sweden in the semifinal, and then defeated India in the final. Mexico were then defeated by the defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Milton Courts in Brisbane, Australia on 26-28 December. It was Mexico's first appearance in a Davis Cup final.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
13–15 July
Semifinals
4–8 August
Final
17–19 August
                           
  Cleveland, OH, United States (clay)
     United States 5  
     Canada 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       United States 2  
       Mexico 3  
     Mexico
   bye     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Mexico 4
         Yugoslavia 1
   bye  
     Caribbean/West Indies     Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)
       Caribbean/West Indies 1
       Yugoslavia 4  
   bye
     Yugoslavia  

FinalEdit

Mexico vs. Yugoslavia

 
Mexico
4
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico [4]
17–19 August 1962
Clay
 
Yugoslavia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Antonio Palafox
Boro Jovanović
6
4
1
6
6
3
6
3
   
2  
 
Rafael Osuna
Nikola Pilić
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
3  
 
Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox
Boro Jovanović / Nikola Pilić
6
4
2
6
6
3
7
5
   
4  
 
Francisco Contreras
Nikola Pilić
2
6
2
6
7
9
     
5  
 
Mario Llamas
Vladimir Presečki
6
0
6
1
6
1
     

Eastern ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
17 March–8 April
Semifinals
13–16 April
Final
4–6 May
                           
  Lahore, Pakistan
     India 5  
     Pakistan 0     Jaipur, India
       India 4  
  Tehran, Iran      Iran 0  
     Iran 3
     Malaya 2     New Delhi, India
       India 5
  Seoul, South Korea        Philippines 0
     South Korea 0  
     Japan 5     Manila, Philippines
       Japan 2
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)      Philippines 3  
     Ceylon 0
     Philippines 4  

FinalEdit

India vs. Philippines

 
India
5
New Delhi, India [5]
4–6 May 1962
 
Philippines
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Juan-Johnson José
9
11
7
5
6
0
6
4
   
2  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan
Felicisimo Ampon
6
1
8
6
6
1
     
3  
 
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Raymundo Deyro / Juan-Johnson José
6
4
3
6
9
7
6
1
   
4  
 
Premjit Lall
Juan-Johnson José
6
3
6
1
6
0
     
5  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Felicisimo Ampon
6
1
6
3
3
6
6
1
   

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
4–7 May
  Second Round
18–21 May
  Quarterfinals
14–17 June
  Semifinals
13–15 July
  Final
27–29 July
   Italy    
Florence, Italy (clay)
 bye        Italy 5  
   Netherlands 0      Soviet Union 0    
Brescia, Italy (clay)
   Soviet Union 5          Italy 4  
   Hungary 5          Hungary 1  
   Luxembourg 0        Hungary 5
   Denmark 4      Denmark 0    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   New Zealand 1          Italy 5  
   Norway 0          Great Britain 0  
   Poland 5        Poland 0  
   Monaco 0      Brazil 3    
   Brazil 5          Brazil 1
   Ireland 1    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
     Great Britain 4  
   Austria 4        Austria 1
 bye      Great Britain 4    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Great Britain          Italy 1
   France    
Paris, France (clay)
     Sweden 4
 bye        France 2  
    Switzerland 0      South Africa 3    
   South Africa 4          South Africa 3  
   Spain 2          West Germany 2  
   West Germany 3        West Germany 5
   Romania 4      Romania 0    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Israel 1          South Africa 1
   Lebanon 1          Sweden 4  
   Finland 4        Finland 0  
   Czechoslovakia 4      Czechoslovakia 5    
   Egypt 1          Czechoslovakia 0
   Belgium 4          Sweden 5  
   Chile 1        Belgium 0
 bye      Sweden 5  
   Sweden  

FinalEdit

Sweden vs. Italy

 
Sweden
4
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden [6]
27–29 July 1962
Clay
 
Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ulf Schmidt
Fausto Gardini
3
6
6
3
5
7
3
6
   
2  
 
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
2
6
4
6
1
     
3  
 
Jan-Erik Lundqvist / Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
6
1
3
6
6
8
6
4
9
7
 
4  
 
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
Fausto Gardini
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
5  
 
Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
1
8
6
6
3
     

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
26–28 October
Final
3–5 December
                 
 
  EAS    India  
   bye     Madras, India
    EAS    India 0
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)   AME    Mexico 5
  AME    Mexico 3
  EUR    Sweden 2  

SemifinalsEdit

Mexico vs. Sweden

 
Mexico
3
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico [7]
26–28 October 1962
Clay
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Antonio Palafox
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
6
8
6
1
6
8
4
6
   
2  
 
Rafael Osuna
Ulf Schmidt
6
3
16
14
1
6
6
2
   
3  
 
Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox
Jan-Erik Lundqvist / Ulf Schmidt
6
8
7
5
12
10
6
1
   
4  
 
Antonio Palafox
Ulf Schmidt
9
11
6
3
3
6
6
1
1
6
 
5  
 
Rafael Osuna
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
3
6
6
4
6
3
1
6
6
3
 

FinalEdit

India vs. Mexico

 
India
0
Madras, India [8]
3–5 December 1962
 
Mexico
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Antonio Palafox
7
9
2
6
2
6
     
2  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan
Rafael Osuna
6
8
6
2
5
7
8
6
4
6
 
3  
 
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox
8
10
10
12
4
6
     
4  
 
Premjit Lall
Mario Llamas
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
5  
 
Akhtar Ali
Francisco Contreras
4
6
6
2
7
5
4
6
3
6
 

Challenge RoundEdit

Australia vs. Mexico

 
Australia
5
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1962
Grass
 
Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Rod Laver
Rafael Osuna
6
2
6
1
7
5
     
2  
 
Neale Fraser
Antonio Palafox
7
9
6
2
6
4
11
9
   
3  
 
Roy Emerson / Rod Laver
Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox
7
5
6
2
6
4
     
4  
 
Neale Fraser
Rafael Osuna
3
6
11
9
6
1
3
6
6
4
 
5  
 
Rod Laver
Antonio Palafox
6
1
4
6
6
4
8
6
   

ReferencesEdit

  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 Mexico". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Mexico v Yugoslavia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Philippines". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Sweden v Italy". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Mexico v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "India v Mexico". daviscup.com.

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