The 1983 Davis Cup (also known as the 1983 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 72nd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 60 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 25 in the Europe Zone, 10 in the Eastern Zone, and 9 in the Americas Zone.

1983 Davis Cup
Details
Duration4 March – 28 December
Edition72nd
Teams58
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1982
1984

Australia defeated Sweden in the final, held at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on 26-28 December, to win their 25th title overall.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Chile
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Denmark
 
France
 
Great Britain
 
Indonesia
 
Ireland
 
Italy
 
New Zealand
 
Paraguay
 
Romania
 
Soviet Union
 
Sweden
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First Round
4–6 March
Quarterfinals
8–10 July
Semifinals
30 September–2 October
Final
26–28 December
                                     
Moscow, Soviet Union (indoor carpet)
   France 4  
Marseilles, France (clay)
   Soviet Union 1  
     France 3  
Asunción, Paraguay (indoor carpet)
     Paraguay 2  
   Czechoslovakia 2
Sydney, Australia (grass)
   Paraguay 3  
     France 1  
Adelaide, Australia (grass)
     Australia 4  
   Australia 4  
Brisbane, Australia (grass)
   Great Britain 1  
     Australia 5
Timişoara, Romania (indoor hard)
     Romania 0  
   Chile 0
Melbourne, Australia (grass)
   Romania 5  
     Australia 3
Bjärred, Sweden (indoor carpet)
     Sweden 2
   Indonesia 0  
Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
   Sweden 5  
     Sweden 3
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)
     New Zealand 2  
   Denmark 0
Stockholm, Sweden (indoor carpet)
   New Zealand 5  
     Sweden 4
Reggio Calabria, Italy (clay)
     Argentina 1  
   Ireland 2  
Rome, Italy (clay)
   Italy 3  
     Italy 0
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
     Argentina 5  
   Argentina 3
   United States 2  

FinalEdit

Australia vs. Sweden

 
Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [2]
26–28 December 1983
Grass
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Pat Cash
Mats Wilander
3
6
6
4
7
9
3
6
   
2  
 
John Fitzgerald
Joakim Nyström
6
4
6
2
4
6
6
4
   
3  
 
Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
4  
 
Pat Cash
Joakim Nyström
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
5  
 
John Fitzgerald
Mats Wilander
8
6
1
6
0
6
     

Relegation play-offsEdit

Date: 30 September–2 October

Home team Score Visiting team Location Door Surface
  Czechoslovakia 4–1   Soviet Union Hradec Králové Indoor Clay
  Great Britain 4–1   Chile Eastbourne Outdoor Grass
  Denmark 4–1   Indonesia Copenhagen Indoor Carpet
  Ireland 1–4   United States Dublin Indoor Carpet

Americas ZoneEdit

  First Round
14–16 January
Quarterfinals
4–6 March
Semifinals
6–8 May
Final
30 September–2 October
                                     
   Mexico  
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
 bye  
     Mexico 1  
     Uruguay 4  
 bye
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)
   Uruguay  
     Uruguay 2  
     Brazil 3  
   Colombia  
Bogotá, Colombia (indoor clay)
 bye  
     Colombia 0
Lima, Peru (clay)
     Brazil 5  
   Brazil 4
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
   Peru 1  
     Brazil 0
     Ecuador 5
   Caribbean/West Indies  
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
 bye  
     Caribbean/West Indies 0
     Ecuador 5  
 bye
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
   Ecuador  
     Ecuador 4
     Canada 1  
   Venezuela  
Laval, Canada (indoor hard)
 bye  
     Venezuela 2
     Canada 3  
 bye
   Canada  

Eastern ZoneEdit

  First Round
14–16 January
Quarterfinals
4–6 March
Semifinals
6–8 May
Final
30 September–2 October
                                     
   India  
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
 bye  
     India 4  
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
     Sri Lanka 1  
   Sri Lanka 3
New Delhi, India (grass)
   Hong Kong 2  
     India 5  
     Thailand 0  
   Thailand  
Taipei, Taiwan (indoor hard)
 bye  
     Thailand 3
     Chinese Taipei 2  
 bye
Tokyo, Japan (hard)
   Chinese Taipei  
     India 3
Manila, Philippines (indoor clay)
     Japan 2
   Philippines 5  
Seoul, South Korea (clay)
   Malaysia 0  
     Philippines 1
     South Korea 4  
 bye
Nagoya, Japan (hard)
   South Korea  
     South Korea 1
     Japan 4  
   China  
Osaka, Japan (hard)
 bye  
     China 2
     Japan 3  
 bye
   Japan  
  •   India are promoted to the World Group in 1984.

Europe ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

  First Round
6–8 May
Quarterfinals
10–12 June
Semifinals
8–10 July
Final
30 September–2 October
                                     
   West Germany  
Eupen, Belgium (clay)
 bye  
     West Germany 5  
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
     Belgium 0  
   Poland 0
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
   Belgium 5  
     West Germany 3  
     Israel 2  
   Israel  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
 bye  
     Israel 4
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
     Monaco 1  
   Luxembourg 1
Freiburg, West Germany (clay)
   Monaco 4  
     West Germany 3
Estoril, Portugal (clay)
      Switzerland 2
   Portugal 1  
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
   Netherlands 4  
     Netherlands 4
     Egypt 1  
 bye
Lugano, Switzerland (clay)
   Egypt  
     Netherlands 1
      Switzerland 3  
   Iraq  
Ostermundigen, Switzerland (clay)
   Greece w/o  
     Greece 0
      Switzerland 5  
 bye
    Switzerland  

Zone BEdit

  First Round
4–8 May
Quarterfinals
10–12 June
Semifinals
8–10 July
Final
30 September–2 October
                                     
   Hungary  
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
 bye  
     Hungary 4  
Istanbul, Turkey (clay)
     Zimbabwe 1  
   Zimbabwe 5
Pörtschach, Austria (clay)
   Turkey 0  
     Hungary 3  
Ternitz, Austria (indoor hard)
     Austria 2  
   Austria 5  
Oslo, Norway (clay)
   Morocco 0  
     Austria
     Norway  
   Norway w/o
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)
   Libya  
     Hungary 0
Algiers, Algeria (clay)
     Yugoslavia 4
   Algeria 1  
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
   Bulgaria 4  
     Bulgaria 3
     Finland 2  
 bye
Sofia, Bulgaria (clay)
   Finland  
     Bulgaria 0
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)
     Yugoslavia 5  
   Tunisia 0  
Madrid, Spain (clay)
   Yugoslavia 3  
     Yugoslavia 3
     Spain 2  
 bye
   Spain  

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1983". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
Specific
  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. ^ a b "Australia v Sweden". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit