The 1963 Davis Cup was the 52nd 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 Eastern Zone, and 7 teams entered the America Zone. Rhodesia made its first appearance in the tournament.

1963 Davis Cup
Details
Duration17 March – 28 December
Edition52nd
Teams49
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1962
1964

The United States defeated Venezuela in the America Zone final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Great Britain defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the United States defeated Great Britain in the semifinal, and then defeated India in the final. The United States then defeated the defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round, ending Australia's four-year title run. The final was played at Memorial Drive Park in Adelaide, Australia on 26–28 December.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
13–17 June; 26–28 July
Semifinals
28–30 July; 16–18 August
Final
13–15 September
                           
 
     Venezuela  
   bye     Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
       Venezuela 3  
  Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)      Ecuador 1  
     Ecuador 3
     Caribbean/West Indies 2     Denver, CO, United States (hard)
       Venezuela 0
  Tehran, Iran        United States 5
     Iran 0  
     United States 5     Los Angeles, CA, United States (hard)
       United States 4
  Vancouver, Canada (hard)      Mexico 1  
     Canada 1
     Mexico 4  

FinalEdit

United States vs. Venezuela

 
United States
5
Cherry Hills Country Club, Denver, CO, United States [4]
13–15 September 1963
Hard
 
Venezuela
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Dennis Ralston
Orlando Bracamonte
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2  
 
Marty Riessen
Isaías Pimentel
8
6
6
4
6
4
     
3  
 
Dennis Ralston / Marty Riessen
Orlando Bracamonte / Isaías Pimentel
7
5
8
6
6
3
     
4  
 
Arthur Ashe
Orlando Bracamonte
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
5  
 
Dennis Ralston
Isaías Pimentel
18
16
9
7
6
4
     

Eastern ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  First Round
17–19 March
       
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
     Ceylon 0
     Pakistan 4
  Quarterfinals
27 March–7 April
Semifinals
19–22 April
Final
4–6 May
                           
  Poona, India
     Pakistan 1  
     India 4     Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
       India 4  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaya      Malaya 0  
     Malaya 3
     Burma 2     Tokyo, Japan
       India 3
  Fukuoka, Japan        Japan 2
     Japan 5  
     South Korea 0     Tokyo, Japan
       Japan 4
  Manila, Philippines      Philippines 1  
     New Zealand 1
     Philippines 3  

FinalEdit

Japan vs. India

 
Japan
2
Tokyo, Japan [5]
3–7 May 1963
 
India
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Atsushi Miyagi
Ramanathan Krishnan
5
7
6
4
0
6
0
6
   
2  
 
Osamu Ishiguro
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
2
6
3
6
2
     
3  
 
Michio Fujii / Atsushi Miyagi
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
6
4
3
6
2
6
5
7
   
4  
 
Osamu Ishiguro
Ramanathan Krishnan
2
6
5
7
       
5  
 
Atsushi Miyagi
Jaidip Mukerjea
6
3
6
2
3
6
7
5
   

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Preliminary Round
12–22 April
       
  Istanbul, Turkey
     Turkey 1
     Israel 4
  Estoril, Portugal (clay)
     Portugal 3
     Luxembourg 2
  Beirut, Lebanon (clay)
     Lebanon 0
     Egypt 5
  Dublin, Ireland
     Ireland 2
     Greece 3
First Round
3–5 May
  Second Round
24 May–4 June
  Quarterfinals
13–16 June
  Semifinals
18–21 July
  Final
1–5 August
   Sweden    
 bye        Sweden 3  
   Rhodesia 4      Rhodesia 2    
   Netherlands 1          Sweden 4  
   Yugoslavia 5          Yugoslavia 1  
   Monaco 0        Yugoslavia 5
   Austria 5      Austria 0    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Israel 0          Sweden 5  
   South Africa          South Africa 0  
 bye        South Africa 3  
   Romania 5      Romania 2    
    Switzerland 0          South Africa 4
   Denmark 4          Denmark 1  
   Czechoslovakia 1        Denmark 4
   Norway 5      Norway 1    
   Portugal 0          Sweden 2
   Egypt 0          Great Britain 3
   Chile 5        Chile 1  
   Soviet Union 5      Soviet Union 4    
   Finland 0          Soviet Union 1  
   Hungary 2          Great Britain 4  
   Belgium 3        Belgium 0
 bye      Great Britain 5    
   Great Britain          Great Britain 4
   Greece 2    
Paris, France (clay)
     Spain 1  
   Brazil 3        Brazil 1  
   Poland 0      France 4    
   France 5          France 1
   Spain 3          Spain 4  
   West Germany 2        Spain 4
 bye      Italy 1  
   Italy  

FinalEdit

Great Britain vs. Sweden

 
Great Britain
3
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [6]
1–5 August 1963
Grass
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Mike Sangster
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
3
6
6
2
4
6
12
10
9
7
 
2  
 
Bobby Wilson
Ulf Schmidt
4
6
6
4
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
3  
 
Mike Sangster / Bobby Wilson
Jan-Erik Lundqvist / Ulf Schmidt
22
20
6
4
6
3
     
4  
 
Bobby Wilson
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
6
3
6
2
2
6
2
6
1
6
 
5  
 
Mike Sangster
Ulf Schmidt
7
5
6
2
9
11
3
6
6
3
 

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
26–28 September
Final
2–4 November
                 
 
  EAS    India  
   bye     Bombay, India
    EAS    India 0
  Bournemouth, United Kingdom (clay)   AME    United States 5
  AME    United States 5
  EUR    Great Britain 0  

SemifinalsEdit

Great Britain vs. United States

 
Great Britain
0
West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth, United Kingdom [7]
26–28 September 1963
Clay
 
United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Mike Sangster
Chuck McKinley
5
7
2
6
5
7
     
2  
 
Billy Knight
Frank Froehling
6
4
6
8
4
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Mike Sangster / Bobby Wilson
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
4
6
8
6
7
9
2
6
   
4  
 
Billy Knight
Chuck McKinley
6
8
2
6
3
6
     
5  
 
Mike Sangster
Frank Froehling
1
6
6
4
0
6
4
6
   

FinalEdit

India vs. United States

 
India
0
Cricket Club of India, Bombay, India [8]
2–4 November 1963
 
United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Premjit Lall
Chuck McKinley
4
6
3
6
0
6
     
2  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan
Dennis Ralston
4
6
1
6
11
13
     
3  
 
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
8
6
3
6
10
12
4
6
   
4  
 
Premjit Lall
Marty Riessen
3
6
6
2
0
6
1
6
   
5  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan
Chuck McKinley
8
10
8
6
2
6
6
2
0
6
 

Challenge RoundEdit

Australia vs. United States

 
Australia
2
Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1963
Grass
 
United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
John Newcombe
Dennis Ralston
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
4
5
7
 
2  
 
Roy Emerson
Chuck McKinley
6
3
3
6
7
5
7
5
   
3  
 
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
3
6
6
4
9
11
9
11
   
4  
 
Roy Emerson
Dennis Ralston
6
2
6
3
3
6
6
2
   
5  
 
John Newcombe
Chuck McKinley
12
10
2
6
7
9
2
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 United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Venezuela". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Japan v India". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Great Britain v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "India v United States". daviscup.com.

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