1970 Davis Cup

The 1970 Davis Cup was the 59th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 31 teams entered the Europe Zone, 11 teams entered the Americas Zone, and 11 teams entered the Eastern Zone. Hong Kong made its first appearance in the tournament.

1970 Davis Cup
Details
Duration14 March – 31 August
Edition59th
Teams50
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1969
1971

Brazil defeated Canada in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated Australia in the Eastern Inter-Zonal final, and Spain and West Germany were the winners of the two Europe Zones, defeating Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, West Germany defeated India and Spain defeated Brazil in the semifinals, and then West Germany defeated Spain in the final. West Germany were then defeated by the defending champions United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Harold Clark Courts in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on 29–31 August.[1][2][3]

Americas ZoneEdit

North & Central America ZoneEdit

Semifinals
8–10 May; 6–8 June
Final
13–15 June
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
  Mexico2
Winnipeg, Canada (clay)
  New Zealand3
  New Zealand2
Winnipeg, Canada (clay)
  Canada3
  Canada5
  Caribbean/West Indies0

South America ZoneEdit

Quarterfinals
20 March–6 April
Semifinals
5–13 April
Final
14–16 June
  Uruguay
Bogotá, Colombia
bye
  Uruguay0
Bogotá, Colombia (clay)
  Colombia5
  Colombia3
São Paulo, Brazil
  Ecuador2
  Colombia2
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  Brazil3
  Argentina2
São Paulo, Brazil
  Chile3
  Chile2
Caracas, Venezuela
  Brazil3
  Venezuela1
  Brazil4

Americas Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

Brazil vs. Canada

 
Brazil
3
Esporte Clube Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil[4]
18–20 July 1970
Clay
 
Canada
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Thomaz Koch
John Sharpe
9
7
7
5
5
7
8
6
   
2  
 
José Edison Mandarino
Mike Belkin
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
3  
 
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
Mike Belkin / John Sharpe
6
3
3
6
0
6
6
4
6
3
 
4  
 
Thomaz Koch
Mike Belkin
8
6
6
8
3
6
4
6
   
5  
 
José Edison Mandarino
John Sharpe
6
1
6
0
6
2
     

Eastern ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

Quarterfinals
14–30 March
Semifinals
3–12 April
Final
17–19 April
  Philippines
Manila, Philippines
bye
  Philippines0
  Australia5
  Australiaw/o
Tokyo, Japan
  South Korea
  Australia5
Hong Kong
  Japan0
  Hong Kong0
Tokyo, Japan
  Japan5
  Japan5
Saigon, South Vietnam
  South Vietnam0
  South Vietnam3
  Indonesia0

Zone BEdit

Semifinals
14–30 March
Final
17–19 April
Patna, India
  India3
Bombay, India
  Pakistan1
  India5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Ceylon0
  Malaysia0
  Ceylon3

Eastern Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

India vs. Australia

 
India
3
Bangalore, India[5]
3–5 May 1970
 
Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Dick Crealy
3
6
6
8
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
2  
 
Premjit Lall
Ray Ruffels
6
2
6
8
6
3
3
6
14
12
 
3  
 
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
John Alexander / Allan Stone
13
15
4
6
4
6
     
4  
 
Premjit Lall
Dick Crealy
8
6
6
2
6
2
     
5  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Ray Ruffels
6
3
7
5
4
6
3
6
6
6
not
completed

Europe ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

First Round
1–10 May
Quarterfinals
22–25 May
Semifinals
12–15 June
Final
16–18 July
Tehran, Iran
  Romania4
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
  Iran1
  Romania5
Athens, Greece
  Greece0
  Greece4
Maribor, Yugoslavia (clay)
  Netherlands1
  Romania2
Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg
  Yugoslavia3
  Luxembourg0
Dublin, Ireland
  Ireland3
  Ireland0
Maribor, Yugoslavia
  Yugoslavia5
  Yugoslavia3
Barcelona, Spain
  Poland2
  Yugoslavia1
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Spain4
  Sweden0
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Spain5
  Spain5
Istanbul, Turkey
  Bulgaria0
  Turkey0
Paris, France (clay)
  Bulgaria5
  Spain5
Geneva, Switzerland
  France0
   Switzerland1
Paris, France (clay)
  France4
  France5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (clay)
  Austria0
  Austria3
  Great Britain2

Zone A FinalEdit

Spain vs. Yugoslavia

 
Spain
4
Barcelona, Spain[6]
16–18 July 1970
 
Yugoslavia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Manuel Orantes
Nikola Špear
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
2  
 
Manuel Santana
Željko Franulović
6
4
6
4
1
6
6
4
   
3  
 
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Santana
Željko Franulović / Nikola Špear
6
4
6
1
6
2
     
4  
 
Manuel Orantes
Željko Franulović
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
8
2
6
 
5  
 
Manuel Santana
Nikola Špear
6
2
6
1
7
5
     

Zone BEdit

First Round
1–24 May
Quarterfinals
22–24 May
Semifinals
11–14 June
Final
14–16 July
  South Africa
bye
  South Africa[a]
Helsinki, Finland
  Belgiumw/o
  Finland1
Nuremberg, West Germany
  Belgium4
  Belgium0
Bad Homburg, West Germany (clay)
  West Germany5
  West Germany4
West Berlin
  Denmark1
  West Germany5
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
  Egypt0
  Egypt3
Düsseldorf, West Germany
  Norway1
  West Germany3
Turin, Italy (clay)
  Soviet Union2
  Italy2
  Czechoslovakia3
  Czechoslovakiaw/o
  Rhodesia
  Israel
Moscow, Soviet Union (clay)
  Rhodesiaw/o
  Czechoslovakia2
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
  Soviet Union3
  Portugal1
Monte Carlo, Monaco
  Monaco4
  Monaco0
Budapest, Hungary
  Soviet Union5
  Hungary2
  Soviet Union3

Zone B FinalEdit

West Germany vs. Soviet Union

 
West Germany
3
Düsseldorf, West Germany[9]
14–16 July 1970
 
Soviet Union
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Wilhelm Bungert
Vladimir Korotkov
6
4
7
9
6
4
6
3
   
2  
 
Christian Kuhnke
Alex Metreveli
1
6
1
6
8
10
     
3  
 
Ingo Buding / Wilhelm Bungert
Sergei Likhachev / Alex Metreveli
5
7
1
6
8
6
6
2
7
5
 
4  
 
Christian Kuhnke
Vladimir Korotkov
6
1
6
1
5
7
6
2
   
5  
 
Wilhelm Bungert
Alex Metreveli
4
6
5
5
      retired
 

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

Semifinals
1–4 August
Final
14–17 August
Poona, India
EUR-B  West Germany5
Düsseldorf, West Germany
EAS  India0
EUR-B  West Germany4
São Paulo, Brazil
EUR-A  Spain1
AME  Brazil1
EUR-A  Spain4

SemifinalsEdit

India vs. West Germany

 
India
0
Poona, India[10]
1–3 August 1970
 
West Germany
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Wilhelm Bungert
2
6
5
7
3
6
     
2  
 
Premjit Lall
Christian Kuhnke
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
3  
 
Premjit Lall / Jaidip Mukerjea
Wilhelm Bungert / Christian Kuhnke
2
6
6
4
11
13
3
6
   
4  
 
Premjit Lall
Wilhelm Bungert
4
6
3
6
7
5
11
13
   
5  
 
Jaidip Mukerjea
Christian Kuhnke
9
11
6
8
4
6
     

Brazil vs. Spain

 
Brazil
1
São Paulo, Brazil[11]
2–4 August 1970
 
Spain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Thomaz Koch
Manuel Orantes
1
6
3
6
6
3
1
6
   
2  
 
José Edison Mandarino
Manuel Santana
6
3
3
6
6
2
0
6
4
6
 
3  
 
Thomaz Koch / José Edison Mandarino
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Santana
1
6
4
6
4
6
     
4  
 
José Edison Mandarino
Manuel Orantes
6
3
1
6
3
6
3
6
   
5  
 
Thomaz Koch
Manuel Santana
7
5
10
8
4
6
     
retired

FinalEdit

West Germany vs. Spain

 
West Germany
4
Düsseldorf, West Germany[12]
14–17 August 1970
 
Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Wilhelm Bungert
Manuel Orantes
4
6
8
10
9
11
     
2  
 
Christian Kuhnke
Manuel Santana
6
4
6
8
12
10
6
2
   
3  
 
Wilhelm Bungert / Christian Kuhnke
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Santana
6
4
12
10
6
3
     
4  
 
Christian Kuhnke
Manuel Orantes
6
3
6
3
7
5
     
5  
 
Wilhelm Bungert
Manuel Santana
6
4
6
1
6
3
     

Challenge RoundEdit

United States vs. West Germany

 
United States
5
Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, OH, United States[3]
29–31 August 1970
Hard
 
West Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Arthur Ashe
Wilhelm Bungert
6
2
10
8
6
2
     
2  
 
Cliff Richey
Christian Kuhnke
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
3  
 
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
Wilhelm Bungert / Christian Kuhnke
6
3
7
5
6
4
     
4  
 
Cliff Richey
Wilhelm Bungert
6
4
6
4
7
5
     
5  
 
Arthur Ashe
Christian Kuhnke
6
8
10
12
9
7
13
11
6
4
 

NotesEdit

  1. ^ South Africa were ejected from the tournament on 23 March due to protests over the South African government's apartheid policies.[7][8]

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 "United States v West Germany". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Brazil v Canada". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Australia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Spain v Yugoslavia". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Arthur Ashe - Biography". www.britannica.com. Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ "West Germany v Soviet Union". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "India v West Germany". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ "Brazil v Spain". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ "West Germany v Spain". daviscup.com.

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