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The 1987 Davis Cup was the 76th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 71 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 32 in the European Zone (including 11 in the Africa Zone), 13 in the Eastern Zone, and 11 in the American Zone. Sweden defeated India in the final, which was held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 18–20 December.

1987 Davis Cup
Details
Duration13 March – 20 December
Edition76th
Champion
Winning Nation Sweden
1986
1988

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Czechoslovakia
 
France
 
Great Britain
 
India
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Mexico
 
Paraguay
 
South Korea
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
United States
 
West Germany
 
Yugoslavia

DrawEdit

  First round
13–15 March
Quarterfinals
24–26 July
Semifinals
2–4 October
Final
18–20 December
                                     
Prato, Italy (clay)
   Sweden 3  
Fréjus, Cannes, France (clay)
   Italy 2  
     Sweden 4  
Lille, France (indoor carpet)
     France 1  
   France 5
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
   South Korea 0  
     Sweden 3  
Asunción, Paraguay (clay)
     Spain 2  
   United States 2  
Caracas, Venezuela (clay)
   Paraguay 3  
     Paraguay 2
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
     Spain 3  
   West Germany 2
Gothenburg, Sweden (indoor clay)
   Spain 3  
     Sweden 5
New Delhi, India (grass)
     India 0
   India 3  
New Delhi, India (grass)
   Argentina 2  
     India 4
Hradec Králové, Czech. (indoor carpet)
     Israel 0  
   Israel 3
Sydney, Australia (grass)
   Czechoslovakia 2  
     India 3
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
     Australia 2  
   Great Britain 0  
Brisbane, Australia (grass)
   Mexico 5  
     Mexico 1
Adelaide, Australia (grass)
     Australia 4  
   Yugoslavia 1
   Australia 4  

First round losers play in World Group Relegation Play-off.

FinalEdit

 
Sweden
5
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden[1]
18–20 December 1987
Clay (i)
 
India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Mats Wilander
Ramesh Krishnan
6
4
6
1
6
3
     
2  
 
Anders Järryd
Vijay Amritraj
6
3
6
3
6
1
     
3  
 
Joakim Nyström / Mats Wilander
Anand Amritraj / Vijay Amritraj
6
2
3
6
6
1
6
2
   
4  
 
Anders Järryd
Ramesh Krishnan
6
4
6
3
       
5  
 
Mats Wilander
Vijay Amritraj
6
2
6
0
       

World Group Relegation Play-offsEdit

Date: 24–26 July

Venue Home Team Score Visiting Team
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)   Czechoslovakia 5-0   Argentina
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)   Yugoslavia 3-0   Great Britain
Hartford, CT, United States (indoor carpet)   United States 2-3   West Germany
Seoul, South Korea (hard)   South Korea 2-3   Italy
  • Czechoslovakia, Italy, West Germany, and Yugoslavia remain in World Group in 1988.
  • Argentina (AME), Great Britain (EUR), South Korea (EAS), and United States (AME) relegated to Zonal competition in 1988.

Americas ZoneEdit

The winning team of the Americas Zone bracket was promoted to the 1988 World Group.

First round

January 30 - February 1
Nassau (clay), Bogotá (clay), Caracas (hard)

Quarterfinals

March 13–15
Nassau (hard), Montevideo (clay), Lima (clay), Guayaquil (clay)

Semifinals

July 24–27
Santiago (clay), Edmonton (hard)

Final

October 2–4
São Paulo (clay)

  Caribbean/West Indies 3  
  Cuba 2     Caribbean/West Indies 2  
          Chile 3  
            Chile 2  
  Colombia 0         Brazil 3  
  Uruguay 5       Uruguay 2  
          Brazil 3  
            Brazil 4
            Ecuador 1
          Peru 2  
  Venezuela 1       Canada 3  
  Canada 4         Canada 2  
            Ecuador 3  
          Ecuador 5      
          Bolivia 0      
     

Eastern ZoneEdit

The winning team of the Eastern Zone bracket was promoted to the 1988 World Group.

First round

March 13–15
Kunming (clay), Colombo (clay), Hong Kong (hard), Dhaka (hard), Taipei (hard)

Quarterfinals

May 8–10
Wuhan (clay), Toyama City (carpet), Bangkok (hard), Taipei (hard)

Semifinals

July 24–26
Tianjin (carpet), Bangkok (hard)

Final

October 2–4
Shanghai (clay)

  China 4  
  Indonesia 1       China 4  
  Sri Lanka 0       Philippines 1  
  Philippines 5         China 3  
            Japan 2  
          Japan 4  
  Hong Kong 5       Hong Kong 1  
  Malaysia 0         China 1
            New Zealand 4
          Thailand 3  
  Bangladesh 0       Pakistan 2  
  Pakistan 5         Thailand 1  
  Chinese Taipei 5         New Zealand 4  
  Singapore 0       Chinese Taipei 0      
          New Zealand 5      
     

European ZoneEdit

The winning team from each of the main European brackets was promoted to the 1988 World Group.

Africa ZoneEdit

No final round was disputed, since both semifinals winners advanced to the main European draws.

First round

January 30 - February 1
Dakar (hard), Abidjan (carpet)

Quarterfinals

March 13–22
Dakar (hard), Nairobi (clay), Abidjan (carpet)

Semifinals

April 3–5
Dakar (hard), Harare (hard)

Final
  Senegal 3  
  Morocco 2       Senegal 4  
          Algeria 1  
            Senegal 3  
            Egypt 2  
          Egypt W/O  
          Libya  
             
  Kenya W/O          
  Djibouti       Kenya 0  
          Zimbabwe 5  
            Zimbabwe 3  
  Ivory Coast 5         Nigeria 2  
  Tunisia 0       Ivory Coast 2      
          Nigeria 3      
     

Zone AEdit

First round

May 6–8
Marsa (hard), Damascus (hard), Bergen (carpet)

Quarterfinals

June 12–14
Dublin (hard), Istanbul (clay), Haskovo (clay), Lugano (clay)

Semifinals

July 24–26
Valkenswaard (carpet), Haskovo (clay)

Final

October 2–4
Donetsk (clay)

  Malta 1  
  Ireland 4       Ireland 1  
          Netherlands 4  
            Netherlands 1  
  Syria 0         Soviet Union 4  
  Turkey 5       Turkey 1  
          Soviet Union 4  
            Soviet Union 2
             Switzerland 3
          Bulgaria 5  
  Norway 2       Senegal 0  
  Senegal 3         Bulgaria 0  
             Switzerland 5  
           Switzerland 5      
          Belgium 0      
     

Zone BEdit

First round

May 8–10
Helsinki (carpet), Harare (hard), Monte Carlo (clay), Rhodes (clay)

Quarterfinals

June 12–14
Helsinki (carpet), Brasov (clay), Lisbon (clay), Bad Kleinkirchheim (clay)

Semifinals

July 24–26
Aarhus (clay), Oporto (clay)

Final

October 2–4
Copenhagen (carpet)

  Finland 5  
  Cyprus 0       Finland 0  
          Denmark 5  
            Denmark 3  
            Romania 2  
          Romania 4  
  Zimbabwe 2       Poland 1  
  Poland 3         Denmark 3
  Monaco 2         Austria 2
  Portugal 3       Portugal 5  
          Hungary 0  
            Portugal 1  
            Austria 4  
          Austria 4      
  Greece 5       Greece 1      
  Luxembourg 0  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden v India". daviscup.com.