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The 1976 Davis Cup was the 65th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 58 teams would enter the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 14 in the Americas Zone, and 12 in the Eastern Zone.

1976 Davis Cup
Details
Edition65th
Champion
Winning Nation Italy
1975
1977

Chile defeated South Africa in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and the Soviet Union won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Chile defeated the Soviet Union (by walkover) and Italy defeated Australia. Italy defeated Chile in the final, which was held at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, on 17–19 December.

Contents

Americas ZoneEdit

Preliminary RoundsEdit

Participating Teams

Main drawEdit

Participating Teams

FinalEdit

 
Chile
3
Santiago, Chile
26–28 April 1976
 
South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
4
6
6
3
5
7
5
7
   
2  
 
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
8
6
6
3
     
3  
 
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Byron Bertram / Frew McMillan
6
3
10
8
2
6
4
6
3
6
 
4  
 
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
5
7
6
2
10
8
7
5
   
5  
 
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
6
3
4
6
6
2
   
  • Chile advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern ZoneEdit

Preliminary RoundsEdit

Participating Teams

Main drawEdit

Participating Teams

FinalEdit

 
Australia
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
27 February - 1 March 1976
grass
 
New Zealand
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ross Case
Brian Fairlie
6
3
8
10
1
6
6
2
4
6
 
2  
 
John Newcombe
Onny Parun
8
6
6
3
7
5
     
3  
 
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Brian Fairlie / Onny Parun
6
1
3
6
6
3
7
5
   
4  
 
John Newcombe
Brian Fairlie
8
6
5
7
11
9
6
3
   
5  
 
Ross Case
Onny Parun
          not
played
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

Qualifying RoundsEdit

Participating Teams

Preliminary RoundsEdit

Participating Teams

Main drawEdit

Participating Teams

FinalEdit

 
Great Britain
1
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, London, England
5–7 August 1976
grass
 
Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Roger Taylor
Antonio Zugarelli
1
6
5
7
6
3
1
6
   
2  
 
John Lloyd
Adriano Panatta
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
2
4
6
 
3  
 
David Lloyd / John Lloyd
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
8
3
6
6
3
18
16
6
2
 
4  
 
Roger Taylor
Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
4
6
4
6
   
5  
 
John Lloyd
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
8
6
1
6
1
6
1
6
 
  • Italy advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone BEdit

Qualifying RoundsEdit

Participating Teams

Preliminary RoundsEdit

Participating Teams

Main drawEdit

Participating Teams

FinalEdit

 
Soviet Union
4
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
13–15 August 1976
 
Hungary
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Alex Metreveli
János Benyik
6
3
7
5
6
3
     
2  
 
Teimuraz Kakulia
Balázs Taróczy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Teimuraz Kakulia / Alex Metreveli
Péter Szőke / Balázs Taróczy
12
10
6
0
6
4
     
4  
 
Alex Metreveli
Balázs Taróczy
7
5
6
1
9
7
     
5  
 
Teimuraz Kakulia
János Benyik
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
6
1
 
  • Soviet Union advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
24–27 September
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Rome, Italy (clay)
  EUR-A    Italy 3  
  EAS    Australia 2     Santiago, Chile (clay)
    EUR-A    Italy 4
    AME    Chile 1
  EUR-B    Soviet Union
  AME    Chile w/o  

First roundEdit

Italy vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Italy
3
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
24–27 September 1976
clay
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Corrado Barazzutti
John Newcombe
7
5
6
1
6
4
     
2  
 
Adriano Panatta
John Alexander
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4  
 
Corrado Barazzutti
John Alexander
2
6
2
6
7
5
6
4
2
6
 
5  
 
Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe
5
7
8
6
6
4
6
2
   

Soviet Union vs. ChileEdit

The match was scratched and Chile advanced to the Final as the Soviet Union refused to travel to Chile for the match due to otheir opposition to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.[1] The Soviet team were subsequently banned from entering the 1977 and 1978 competitions.

FinalEdit

 
Chile
1
Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
17–19 December 1976
clay
 
Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jaime Fillol
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
6
4
5
7
1
6
   
2  
 
Patricio Cornejo
Adriano Panatta
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3  
 
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
9
   
4  
 
Jaime Fillol
Adriano Panatta
6
8
4
6
6
3
8
10
   
5  
 
Belus Prajoux
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
6
4
6
2
     

ReferencesEdit