1967 Davis Cup

The 1967 Davis Cup was the 56th 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.

1967 Davis Cup
Details
Duration25 March – 28 December
Edition56th
Teams48
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1966
1968

Ecuador defeated the United States in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Inter-Zonal final, and Spain and South Africa were the winners of the two Europe sub-zones, defeating the Soviet Union and Brazil respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Spain defeated Ecuador and South Africa defeated India in the semifinals, and then Spain defeated South Africa in the final. Spain 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.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

North & Central America ZoneEdit

  Semifinals
15–30 April
Final
27–30 May
                 
  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
     United States 5  
     Caribbean/West Indies 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       United States 4
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)      Mexico 1
     New Zealand 1
     Mexico 4  

South America ZoneEdit

  Semifinals
30 April–2 May
Final
28–30 May
                 
  Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
     Venezuela 0  
     Argentina 5     Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
       Argentina 1
       Ecuador 4
   bye
     Ecuador  

Americas Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

Ecuador vs. United States

 
Ecuador
3
Guayaquil Tennis Club, Guayaquil, Ecuador [4]
17–19 June 1967
Clay
 
United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Pancho Guzmán
Cliff Richey
2
6
6
2
6
8
4
6
   
2  
 
Miguel Olvera
Arthur Ashe
4
6
6
4
6
4
6
2
   
3  
 
Pancho Guzmán / Miguel Olvera
Clark Graebner / Marty Riessen
0
6
9
7
6
3
4
6
8
6
 
4  
 
Pancho Guzmán
Arthur Ashe
0
6
6
4
6
2
0
6
6
3
 
5  
 
Miguel Olvera
Cliff Richey
7
5
4
6
5
7
6
4
0
6
 

Eastern ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

  Quarterfinals
25–27 March
Semifinals
14–16 April
Final
5–8 May
                           
  Manila, Philippines
     Philippines 5  
     South Korea 0     Manila, Philippines
       Philippines 5  
       South Vietnam 0  
     South Vietnam
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
       Philippines 0
         Japan 5
   bye  
     Indonesia     Jakarta, Indonesia
       Indonesia 0
       Japan 5  
   bye
     Japan  

Zone BEdit

  Semifinals
25–27 February
Final
28–30 April
                 
  Colombo, Ceylon (clay)
     India 5  
     Ceylon 0     Tehran, Iran
       India 4
       Iran 1
     Iran w/o
     Malaysia  

Eastern Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

India vs. Japan

 
India
4
New Delhi, India [5]
29 September–1 October 1967
 
Japan
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Premjit Lall
Koji Watanabe
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
2  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Ichizō Konishi
3
6
6
3
5
7
9
7
6
3
 
3  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Isao Watanabe / Koji Watanabe
6
2
6
4
4
6
6
0
   
4  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Koji Watanabe
8
6
2
6
2
6
1
6
   
5  
 
Premjit Lall
Ichizō Konishi
6
2
9
7
6
3
     

Europe ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

  First Round
28 April–8 May
Quarterfinals
19–23 May
Semifinals
7–10 June
Final
14–16 July
                                     
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
   Bulgaria 5  
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
   Portugal 0  
     Bulgaria 0  
Bournemouth, England (clay)
     Great Britain 5  
   Canada 1
Eastbourne, England (grass)
   Great Britain 4  
     Great Britain 2  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
     Spain 3  
   Romania 4  
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Belgium 1  
     Romania 2
San Sebastián, Spain (clay)
     Spain 3  
   Egypt 0
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
   Spain 5  
     Spain 4
Geneva, Switzerland
     Soviet Union 1
    Switzerland 2  
Athens, Greece
   Greece 3  
     Greece 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
     Chile 3  
   Chile 3
Moscow, Soviet Union
   Czechoslovakia 2  
     Chile 0
Helsinki, Finland (clay)
     Soviet Union 3  
   Finland 1  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
   Denmark 4  
     Denmark 2
Düsseldorf, West Germany
     Soviet Union 3  
   Soviet Union 3
   West Germany 2  

Zone A FinalEdit

Spain vs. Soviet Union

 
Spain
4
Real Club de Tenis, Barcelona, Spain [6]
14–16 July 1967
Clay
 
Soviet Union
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Manuel Santana
Toomas Leius
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
2  
 
Juan Gisbert
Alex Metreveli
3
6
2
6
6
3
7
5
6
2
 
3  
 
José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
3
6
6
3
4
6
4
6
   
4  
 
Manuel Santana
Alex Metreveli
6
0
6
3
6
3
     
5  
 
Juan Gisbert
Toomas Leius
2
6
6
4
6
3
6
0
   

Zone BEdit

  First Round
28 April–7 May
Quarterfinals
19–21 May
Semifinals
8–11 June
Final
20–22 July
                                     
Paris, France (clay)
   France 5  
Paris, France (clay)
   Norway 0  
     France 5  
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
     Hungary 0  
   Hungary 4
Paris, France (clay)
   Sweden 1  
     France 0  
Monte Carlo, Monaco
     South Africa 5  
   Monaco 5  
Monte Carlo, Monaco
   Turkey 0  
     Monaco 0
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
     South Africa 5  
   Netherlands 2
Durban, South Africa
   South Africa 3  
     South Africa 5
Verona, Italy (clay)
     Brazil 0
   Italy 5  
Piacenza, Italy (clay)
   Austria 0  
     Italy 5
Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg
     Luxembourg 0  
   Luxembourg 3
Naples, Italy (clay)
   Ireland 2  
     Italy 1
Warsaw, Poland
     Brazil 3  
   Poland 5  
Warsaw, Poland
   Israel 0  
     Poland 0
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
     Brazil 5  
   Yugoslavia 2
   Brazil 3  

Zone B FinalEdit

South Africa vs. Brazil

 
South Africa
5
Durban, South Africa [7]
20–22 July 1967
 
Brazil
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Bob Hewitt
Thomaz Koch
6
4
9
11
11
9
6
2
   
2  
 
Cliff Drysdale
José Edison Mandarino
6
2
8
6
6
2
     
3  
 
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
1
6
4
6
6
3
6
4
6
3
 
4  
 
Bob Hewitt
José Edison Mandarino
1
6
3
6
6
4
6
2
6
0
 
5  
 
Cliff Drysdale
Thomaz Koch
6
3
8
6
6
4
     

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
21 September–12 November
Final
30 November–4 December
                 
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  EUR-B    South Africa 5  
  EAS    India 0     Johannesburg, South Africa (hard)
    EUR-B    South Africa 2
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)   EUR-A    Spain 3
  AME    Ecuador 0
  EUR-A    Spain 5  

SemifinalsEdit

India vs. South Africa

 
India
0
Barcelona, Spain [8]
10–12 November 1967
Clay
 
South Africa
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan
Bob Hewitt
6
3
3
6
2
6
6
2
6
8
 
2  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Cliff Drysdale
1
6
0
6
0
6
     
3  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan / Jaidip Mukerjea
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
2
6
5
7
2
6
     
4  
 
Ramanathan Krishnan
Cliff Drysdale
5
7
4
6
6
3
3
6
   
5  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Bob Maud
1
6
2
6
3
6
     

Spain vs. Ecuador

 
Spain
5
Real Club de Tenis, Barcelona, Spain [9]
21–23 September 1967
Clay
 
Ecuador
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Manuel Santana
Pancho Guzmán
6
2
6
1
6
1
     
2  
 
Juan Gisbert
Miguel Olvera
3
6
6
3
6
3
6
2
   
3  
 
José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana
Pancho Guzmán / Miguel Olvera
7
5
6
8
3
6
9
7
6
1
 
4  
 
Manuel Santana
Miguel Olvera
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
5  
 
Juan Gisbert
Pancho Guzmán
6
3
2
6
0
6
6
2
6
1
 

FinalEdit

South Africa vs. Spain

 
South Africa
2
Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa [10]
30 November–4 December 1967
Hard
 
Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ray Moore
Manuel Santana
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
2  
 
Cliff Drysdale
Manuel Orantes
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
3  
 
Cliff Drysdale / Frew McMillan
José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana
4
6
3
6
11
13
     
4  
 
Ray Moore
Manuel Orantes
6
4
0
6
6
4
2
6
6
4
 
5  
 
Cliff Drysdale
Manuel Santana
3
6
3
6
6
3
2
6
   

Challenge RoundEdit

Australia vs. Spain

 
Australia
4
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1967
Grass
 
Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Roy Emerson
Manuel Santana
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
2  
 
John Newcombe
Manuel Orantes
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3  
 
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Manuel Orantes / Manuel Santana
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4  
 
John Newcombe
Manuel Santana
5
7
4
6
2
6
     
5  
 
Roy Emerson
Manuel Orantes
6
1
6
1
2
6
6
4
   

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 Spain". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Ecuador v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Japan". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Spain v Soviet Union". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "South Africa v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "India v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Spain v Ecuador". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "South Africa v Spain". daviscup.com.

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