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The 1985 Davis Cup (also known as the 1985 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 74th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 63 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 27 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Eastern Zone, and 8 in the Americas Zone. Cyprus made its first appearance in the tournament.

1985 Davis Cup
Details
Duration8 March – 22 December
Edition74th
Teams62
Champion
Winning Nation Sweden
1984
1986

Sweden defeated West Germany in the final, held at the Olympiahalle in Munich, West Germany, on 20–22 December, to win their 2nd consecutive Davis Cup title and 3rd overall.[1][2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Chile
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Ecuador
 
France
 
India
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
Paraguay
 
Soviet Union
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
United States
 
West Germany
 
Yugoslavia

DrawEdit

  First Round
8–10 March
Quarterfinals
2–4 August
Semifinals
4–6 October
Final
20–22 December
                                     
Kyoto, Japan (indoor carpet)
   United States 5  
Hamburg, West Germany (clay)
   Japan 0  
     United States 2  
Sindelfingen, West Germany (indoor carpet)
     West Germany 3  
   Spain 2
Frankfurt, West Germany (indoor carpet)
   West Germany 3  
     West Germany 5  
Tbilisi, Soviet Union (indoor carpet)
     Czechoslovakia 0  
   Czechoslovakia 3  
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
   Soviet Union 2  
     Czechoslovakia 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
     Ecuador 0  
   Argentina 1
Munich, West Germany (indoor carpet)
   Ecuador 4  
     West Germany 2
Asunción, Paraguay (indoor carpet)
     Sweden 3
   Paraguay 3  
Sydney, Australia (grass)
   France 2  
     Paraguay 2
Split, Yugoslavia (indoor clay)
     Australia 3  
   Yugoslavia 2
Malmö, Sweden (indoor clay)
   Australia 3  
     Australia 0
Calcutta, India (grass)
     Sweden 5  
   India 3  
Bangalore, India (grass)
   Italy 2  
     India 1
Santiago, Chile (clay) [19–21 April]
     Sweden 4  
   Chile 1
   Sweden 4  

FinalEdit

West Germany vs. Sweden

 
West Germany
2
Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany [2]
20–22 December 1985
Carpet (indoors)
 
Sweden
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Michael Westphal
Mats Wilander
3
6
4
6
8
10
     
2  
 
Boris Becker
Stefan Edberg
6
3
3
6
7
5
8
6
   
3  
 
Boris Becker / Andreas Maurer
Joakim Nyström / Mats Wilander
4
6
2
6
1
6
     
4  
 
Boris Becker
Mats Wilander
6
3
2
6
6
3
6
3
   
5  
 
Michael Westphal
Stefan Edberg
6
3
5
7
4
6
3
6
   

Relegation play-offsEdit

Date: 4–6 October

Home team Score Visiting team Location Door Surface
  Japan 0–3   Spain Tokyo Outdoor Clay
  Argentina 2–3   Soviet Union Buenos Aires Outdoor Clay
  Yugoslavia 4–1   France Belgrade Indoor Hard
  Italy 3–1   Chile Cagliari Outdoor Clay

Americas ZoneEdit

  Quarterfinals
8–10 March
Semifinals
2–4 August
Final
4–6 October
                           
  Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
     Brazil 5  
     Venezuela 0     Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)
       Brazil 4  
  Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)      Colombia 1  
     Uruguay 2
     Colombia 3     Porto Alegre, Brazil (clay)
       Brazil 1
  Chicoutimi, Canada (indoor carpet)        Mexico 4
     Caribbean/West Indies 1  
     Canada 4     Chicoutimi, Canada (clay)
       Canada 2
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)      Mexico 3  
     Peru 2
     Mexico 3  
  •   Mexico are promoted to the World Group in 1986.

Eastern ZoneEdit

  First Round
18–20 January
Quarterfinals
8–10 March
Semifinals
10–12 May
Final
4–6 October
                                     
   New Zealand  
Auckland, New Zealand (hard)
 bye  
     New Zealand 5  
Taipei, Taiwan (indoor hard)
     Chinese Taipei 0  
   Chinese Taipei 5
Wellington, New Zealand (indoor hard)
   Sri Lanka 0  
     New Zealand 5  
     China 0  
   China  
Shanghai, China (clay)
 bye  
     China 3
Singapore (grass)
     Hong Kong 2  
   Hong Kong 4
Christchurch, New Zealand (grass)
   Singapore 1  
     New Zealand 4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (grass)
     South Korea 0
   Philippines 5  
Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
   Malaysia 0  
     Philippines 4
     Thailand 1  
 bye
Manila, Philippines (hard)
   Thailand  
     Philippines 0
Seoul, South Korea (indoor carpet)
     South Korea 5  
   South Korea 5  
Islamabad, Pakistan (clay)
   Indonesia 0  
     South Korea 4
     Pakistan 1  
 bye
   Pakistan  

Europe ZoneEdit

Zone AEdit

  First Round
10–12 May
Quarterfinals
14–16 June
Semifinals
2–4 August
Final
4–6 October
                                     
   Romania  
Istanbul, Turkey (clay)
 bye  
     Romania 5  
     Turkey 0  
   Turkey w/o
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Iran  
     Romania 4  
Casablanca, Morocco (clay)
     Egypt 1  
   Hungary 4  
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
   Morocco 1  
     Hungary 2
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
     Egypt 3  
   Egypt 4
Bucharest, Romania (clay)
   Algeria 1  
     Romania 2
Dakar, Senegal (hard)
     Denmark 3
   Senegal 1  
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
   Monaco 4  
     Monaco 3
Nicosia, Cyprus (clay)
     Ireland 2  
   Cyprus 1
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
   Ireland 4  
     Monaco 0
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
     Denmark 5  
   Bulgaria 1  
Holte, Denmark (clay)
   Belgium 3  
     Belgium 0
     Denmark 5  
 bye
   Denmark  

Zone BEdit

  First Round
10–12 May
Quarterfinals
14–16 June
Semifinals
2–4 August
Final
4–6 October
                                     
   Israel  
Ramat HaSharon, Israel (hard)
 bye  
     Israel 4  
Hilversum, Netherlands (clay)
     Netherlands 1  
   Finland 1
Hartberg, Austria (clay)
   Netherlands 4  
     Israel 3  
     Austria 2  
   Austria  
Athens, Greece (clay)
 bye  
     Austria 3
Athens, Greece (clay)
     Greece 2  
   Norway 1
Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
   Greece 4  
     Israel 1
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
     Great Britain 4
   Poland 2  
Weggis, Switzerland (clay)
   Zimbabwe 3  
     Zimbabwe 0
Tunis, Tunisia (clay)
      Switzerland 5  
   Tunisia 0
Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
    Switzerland 5  
      Switzerland 0
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
     Great Britain 3  
   Portugal 5  
Nottingham, United Kingdom (grass)
   Luxembourg 0  
     Portugal 0
     Great Britain 5  
 bye
   Great Britain  

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1985". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 23 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 "West Germany v Sweden". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit