1987 Davis Cup

The 1987 Davis Cup (also known as the 1987 Davis Cup by NEC for sponsorship purposes) was the 76th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 72 teams would enter the competition, 16 in the World Group, 32 in the Europe Zone (including 11 in the Africa Zone), 13 in the Eastern Zone, and 11 in the Americas Zone.

1987 Davis Cup
Details
Duration13 March – 20 December
Edition76th
Teams69
Champion
Winning Nation Sweden
1986
1988

Sweden defeated India in the final, held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 18–20 December, to win their 4th Davis Cup title.[1][2]

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, France (clay)
   Italy 2  
     Sweden 4  
Marcq-en-Barœul, 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, Czechoslovakia (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  

FinalEdit

Sweden vs. India

 
Sweden
5
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden[2]
18–20 December 1987
Clay (indoors)
 
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
       

Relegation play-offsEdit

Date: 24–26 July

Home team Score Visiting team Location Door Surface
  South Korea 2–3   Italy Seoul Outdoor Hard
  United States 2–3   West Germany Hartford, CT Indoor Carpet
  Czechoslovakia 5–0   Argentina Prague Outdoor Clay
  Yugoslavia 3–2   Great Britain Zagreb Outdoor Clay

Americas ZoneEdit

  First Round
30 January–1 February
Quarterfinals
13–15 March
Semifinals
24–27 July
Final
2–4 October
                                     
   Ecuador  
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
 bye  
     Ecuador 5  
     Bolivia 0  
 bye
Edmonton, Canada (hard)
   Bolivia  
     Ecuador 3  
     Canada 2  
   Peru  
Lima, Peru (clay)
 bye  
     Peru 2
Caracas, Venezuela (hard)
     Canada 3  
   Venezuela 1
São Paulo, Brazil (clay)
   Canada 4  
     Ecuador 1
Bogotá, Colombia (clay)
     Brazil 4
   Uruguay 5  
Montevideo, Uruguay (indoor clay)
   Colombia 0  
     Uruguay 2
     Brazil 3  
 bye
Santiago, Chile (clay)
   Brazil  
     Brazil 3
Nassau, Bahamas (clay)
     Chile 2  
   Caribbean/West Indies 3  
Nassau, Bahamas (hard)
   Cuba 2  
     Caribbean/West Indies 2
     Chile 3  
 bye
   Chile  
  •   Brazil are promoted to the World Group in 1988.

Eastern ZoneEdit

  First Round
13–15 March
Quarterfinals
8–10 May
Semifinals
24–26 July
Final
2–4 October
                                     
   New Zealand  
Taipei, Taiwan (hard)
 bye  
     New Zealand 5  
Taipei, Taiwan (hard)
     Chinese Taipei 0  
   Singapore 0
Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
   Chinese Taipei 5  
     New Zealand 4  
     Thailand 1  
   Thailand  
Bangkok, Thailand (hard)
 bye  
     Thailand 3
Dhaka, Bangladesh (hard)
     Pakistan 2  
   Bangladesh 0
Shanghai, China (clay)
   Pakistan 5  
     New Zealand 4
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
     China 1
   Sri Lanka 0  
Wuhan, China (clay)
   Philippines 5  
     Philippines 1
Kunming, China (indoor clay)
     China 4  
   Indonesia 1
Tianjin, China (indoor carpet)
   China 4  
     China 3
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (hard)
     Japan 2  
   Hong Kong 5  
Toyama, Japan (indoor carpet)
   Malaysia 0  
     Hong Kong 1
     Japan 4  
 bye
   Japan  

Europe ZoneEdit

Africa ZoneEdit

  First Round
30 January–1 February
Second Round
13–22 March
Third Round
3–5 April
                           
   Nigeria  
Abidjan, Ivory Coast (indoor carpet)
 bye  
     Nigeria 3  
Abidjan, Ivory Coast (indoor carpet)
     Ivory Coast 2  
   Tunisia 0
Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
   Ivory Coast 5  
     Nigeria 2
     Zimbabwe 3
   Zimbabwe  
Nairobi, Kenya (clay)
 bye  
     Zimbabwe 5
     Kenya 0  
   Kenya w/o
   Djibouti  
Dakar, Senegal (hard)
   Morocco 2  
Dakar, Senegal (hard)
   Senegal 3  
     Senegal 4
     Algeria 1  
 bye
Dakar, Senegal (hard)
   Algeria  
     Senegal 3
     Egypt 2
   Libya  
 bye  
     Libya
     Egypt w/o  
 bye
   Egypt  

Europe Zone AEdit

  First Round
6–10 May
Quarterfinals
12–14 June
Semifinals
24–26 July
Final
2–4 October
                                     
   Soviet Union  
Istanbul, Turkey (clay)
 bye  
     Soviet Union 4  
Damascus, Syria (hard)
     Turkey 1  
   Syria 0
Valkenswaard, Netherlands (indoor carpet)
   Turkey 5  
     Soviet Union 4  
     Netherlands 1  
   Netherlands  
Dublin, Ireland (indoor hard)
 bye  
     Netherlands 4
Marsa, Malta (hard)
     Ireland 1  
   Malta 1
Donetsk, Soviet Union (clay)
   Ireland 4  
     Soviet Union 2
Bergen, Norway (indoor carpet)
      Switzerland 3
   Senegal 3  
Haskovo, Bulgaria (clay)
   Norway 2  
     Senegal 0
     Bulgaria 5  
 bye
Haskovo, Bulgaria (clay)
   Bulgaria  
     Bulgaria 0
      Switzerland 5  
   Belgium  
Lugano, Switzerland (clay)
 bye  
     Belgium 0
      Switzerland 5  
 bye
    Switzerland  

Europe Zone BEdit

  First Round
8–10 May
Quarterfinals
12–14 June
Semifinals
24–26 July
Final
2–4 October
                                     
   Austria  
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria (clay)
 bye  
     Austria 4  
Rhodes, Greece (clay)
     Greece 1  
   Greece 5
Porto, Portugal (clay)
   Luxembourg 0  
     Austria 4  
     Portugal 1  
   Hungary  
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
 bye  
     Hungary 0
Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)
     Portugal 5  
   Portugal 3
Copenhagen, Denmark (indoor carpet)
   Monaco 2  
     Austria 2
Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard)
     Denmark 3
   Zimbabwe 2  
Brașov, Romania (clay)
   Poland 3  
     Poland 1
     Romania 4  
 bye
Aarhus, Denmark (clay)
   Romania  
     Romania 2
Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)
     Denmark 3  
   Cyprus 0  
Helsinki, Finland (indoor carpet)
   Finland 5  
     Finland 0
     Denmark 5  
 bye
   Denmark  

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "World Group 1987". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
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 "Sweden v India". daviscup.com.

External linksEdit