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The 1980 Davis Cup was the 69th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 52 teams would enter the competition, 30 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 10 in the Eastern Zone.

1980 Davis Cup
Details
Edition69th
Champion
Winning Nation Czechoslovakia
1979
1981

Argentina defeated the United States in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and Czechoslovakia won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Italy defeated Australia and Czechoslovakia defeated Argentina. Czechoslovakia defeated Italy in the final, which was held at Sportovní hala in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 5–7 December.

Contents

Americas ZoneEdit

North & Central America ZoneEdit

Preliminary roundsEdit

Participating Teams

Main drawEdit

Participating Teams

South America ZoneEdit

Preliminary roundsEdit

Participating Teams

Main drawEdit

Participating teams

Americas Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

 
Argentina
4
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7–9 March 1980
clay
 
United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
José Luis Clerc
John McEnroe
6
3
6
2
4
6
14
12
   
2  
 
Guillermo Vilas
Brian Gottfried
7
5
6
4
6
3
     
3  
 
Ricardo Cano / Carlos Gattiker
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
0
6
1
6
4
6
     
4  
 
Guillermo Vilas
John McEnroe
6
2
4
6
6
3
2
6
6
4
 
5  
 
José Luis Clerc
Brian Gottfried
7
5
6
4
       
  • Argentina advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern ZoneEdit

Qualifying roundsEdit

Participating teams

Preliminary roundsEdit

Participating teams

Main drawEdit

Participating teams

FinalEdit

 
Australia
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
7–9 March 1980
grass
 
New Zealand
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
John Alexander
Chris Lewis
7
5
7
9
10
8
4
6
5
7
 
2  
 
Phil Dent
Onny Parun
6
2
5
7
6
3
3
6
6
2
 
3  
 
John Alexander / Phil Dent
Chris Lewis / Russell Simpson
6
2
8
6
9
7
     
4  
 
Phil Dent
Chris Lewis
6
4
6
3
6
2
     
5  
 
John Alexander
Onny Parun
          not
played
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Participating teams

Preliminary roundsEdit

Participating teams

Main drawEdit

Participating teams

FinalEdit

 
Italy
4
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
11–13 July 1980
clay
 
Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Corrado Barazzutti
Kjell Johansson
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
2  
 
Adriano Panatta
Stefan Simonsson
6
8
6
1
2
6
6
4
4
6
 
3  
 
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
Hans Simonsson / Stefan Simonsson
6
2
6
3
7
5
     
4  
 
Adriano Panatta
Kjell Johansson
3
6
6
2
6
4
1
6
6
4
 
5  
 
Corrado Barazzutti
Stefan Simonsson
8
6
6
1
       
  • Italy advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone BEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Participating teams

Preliminary roundsEdit

Participating teams

Main drawEdit

Participating teams

FinalEdit

 
Romania
1
Bucharest, Romania
11–13 July 1980
clay
 
Czechoslovakia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Dimitru Haradau
Ivan Lendl
4
6
1
6
3
6
     
2  
 
Florin Segărceanu
Pavel Složil
3
6
3
6
1
6
     
3  
 
Dimitru Haradau / Florin Segărceanu
Jan Kodeš / Ivan Lendl
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
4  
 
Eduard Pană
Pavel Složil
5
7
0
6
       
5  
 
Florin Segărceanu
Stanislav Birner
2
6
6
2
8
6
     
  • Czechoslovakia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
19–21 September
Final
5–7 December
                 
  Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  AME    Argentina 2  
  EUR-B    Czechoslovakia 3     Prague, Czechoslovakia (indoor carpet)
    EUR-B    Czechoslovakia 4
  Rome, Italy (clay)   EUR-A    Italy 1
  EAS    Australia 2
  EUR-A    Italy 3  

First roundEdit

Argentina vs. CzechoslovakiaEdit

 
Argentina
2
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
19–21 September 1980
clay
 
Czechoslovakia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
José Luis Clerc
Pavel Složil
6
3
3
6
4
6
6
2
6
1
 
2  
 
Guillermo Vilas
Ivan Lendl
5
7
6
8
7
9
     
3  
 
José Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas
Tomáš Šmíd / Ivan Lendl
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4  
 
José Luis Clerc
Ivan Lendl
1
6
5
7
8
6
2
6
   
5  
 
Guillermo Vilas
Pavel Složil
6
2
6
2
       

Italy vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Italy
3
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
19–21 September 1980
clay
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Adriano Panatta
Paul McNamee
5
7
6
4
6
0
6
4
   
2  
 
Corrado Barazzutti
Peter McNamara
8
10
6
1
4
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
Peter McNamara / Paul McNamee
2
6
9
7
9
7
2
6
6
4
 
4  
 
Adriano Panatta
Peter McNamara
6
1
7
5
6
4
     
5  
 
Corrado Barazzutti
Rod Frawley
6
2
4
6
6
8
     

FinalEdit

 
Czechoslovakia
4
Sportovní hala, Prague, Czechoslovakia
5–7 December 1980
carpet (indoors)
 
Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Tomáš Šmíd
Adriano Panatta
3
6
3
6
6
3
6
4
6
4
 
2  
 
Ivan Lendl
Corrado Barazzutti
4
6
6
1
6
1
6
2
   
3  
 
Ivan Lendl / Tomáš Šmíd
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
3
6
6
3
3
6
6
3
6
4
 
4  
 
Tomáš Šmíd
Corrado Barazzutti
6
3
3
6
2
6
     
5  
 
Ivan Lendl
Gianni Ocleppo
6
3
6
3