1976 Davis Cup
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1976 Davis Cup
1976 Davis Cup
Details
Duration22 August 1975 - 19 December 1976
Edition65th
Teams53
Champion
Winning Nation Italy
1975
1977

The 1976 Davis Cup was the 65th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 58 teams would enter the competition, 32 in the Europe Zone, 14 in the Americas Zone, and 12 in the Eastern Zone. This year's tournament saw all teams in the Americas Zone competing in one single bracket, with the previous North & Central America and South America sub-zones, and subsequently the Americas Inter-Zonal final, being eliminated. This brought the Americas Zone in line with the outline of the other zones, with the previous year's Americas sub-zone champions progressing to the new Americas main draw semifinals.

Chile defeated South Africa in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and the Soviet Union and Italy were the winners of the two Europe Zones, defeating Hungary and Great Britain respectively.

In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Italy defeated Australia in their first semifinal, while in the second semifinal Chile was declared the winner by default after the Soviet Union, in opposition to the human rights violations of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, refused to travel to face the Chilean team on home soil.[1] In the final, held in the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on 17-19 December, Italy defeated Chile to win their first title and become the seventh nation to win the Davis Cup.[2][3]

Americas Zone

Preliminary Rounds

  First Round
26 September-9 November 1975
Qualifying Round
17 October-21 December 1975
                 
  United States  
Tucson, AZ, United States (hard)
 bye  
    United States 5
    Venezuela 0
  Venezuela
 bye  
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
  Mexico 5  
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
  Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Mexico 3
Montreal, Canada (indoor carpet)
    Canada 2
  Canada 5
  Colombia 0  
  Brazil w/o  
Brasilia, Brazil (clay)
  Bolivia  
    Brazil 5
Lima, Peru
    Peru 0
  Peru 3
  Uruguay 2  
 bye  
Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
  Ecuador  
    Ecuador 0
    Argentina 5
 bye
  Argentina  

Main Draw

  Quarterfinals
19-28 December 1975
Semifinals
5-7 March
Final
26-28 April
                           
 
    South Africa  
   bye    
      South Africa w/o  
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)     Mexico  
    United States 2
    Mexico 3     Santiago, Chile
      South Africa 2
  Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)       Chile 3
    Brazil 0  
    Argentina 5     Santiago, Chile (clay)
      Argentina 2
      Chile 3  
   bye
    Chile  

Final

Chile vs. South Africa


Chile
3
Santiago, Chile [4]
26-28 April 1976

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo
Bernard Mitton
4
6
6
3
5
7
5
7
   
2 Chile
South Africa
Jaime Fillol
Raymond Moore
7
5
8
6
6
3
     
3 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Byron Bertram / Frew McMillan
6
3
10
8
2
6
4
6
3
6
 
4 Chile
South Africa
Patricio Cornejo
Raymond Moore
5
7
6
2
10
8
7
5
   
5 Chile
South Africa
Jaime Fillol
Bernard Mitton
7
5
6
3
4
6
6
2
   

Eastern Zone

Preliminary Rounds

  First Round
26-28 September 1975
Qualifying Round
30 September-1 October 1975
                 
  Indonesia  
Jakarta, Indonesia
 bye  
    Indonesia 3
    South Korea 2
  South Korea
 bye  
  Sri Lanka  
Colombo, Sri Lanka (clay)
 bye  
    Sri Lanka 0
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Pakistan 4
  Malaysia 0
  Pakistan 5  
Amritsar, India
  India 5  
Tokyo, Japan
  Thailand 0  
    India 3
    Japan 2
 bye
  Japan  
 bye  
Taipei, Taiwan (hard)
  Philippines  
    Philippines 4
    Chinese Taipei 0
 bye
  Chinese Taipei  

Main Draw

  Quarterfinals
28 November-21 December 1975
Semifinals
9-18 January
Final
27 February-1 March
                           
 
    Australia  
   bye     Hobart, Australia (grass)
      Australia 5  
  Karachi, Pakistan     Indonesia 0  
    Indonesia 4
    Pakistan 1     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
      Australia 3
  Manila, Philippines       New Zealand 1
    India 4  
    Philippines 0     Auckland, New Zealand (grass)
      India 2
      New Zealand 3  
   bye
    New Zealand  

Final

Australia vs. New Zealand


Australia
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [5]
27 February-1 March 1976
Grass

New Zealand
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
New Zealand
Ross Case
Brian Fairlie
6
3
8
10
1
6
6
2
4
6
 
2 Australia
New Zealand
John Newcombe
Onny Parun
8
6
6
3
7
5
     
3 Australia
New Zealand
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Brian Fairlie / Onny Parun
6
1
3
6
6
3
7
5
   
4 Australia
New Zealand
John Newcombe
Brian Fairlie
8
6
5
7
11
9
6
3
   
5 Australia
New Zealand
Ross Case
Onny Parun
          not
played

Europe Zone

Zone A

Pre-Qualifying Round

  Pre-Qualifying Round
       
 
    Turkey
    Israel w/o

Preliminary Rounds

  First Round
26 September-4 October 1975
Qualifying Round
1-4 January; 30 April-2 May
                 
Copenhagen, Denmark (indoor carpet)
  Finland 1  
Freiburg, West Germany (clay)
  Denmark 4  
    Denmark 0
    West Germany 5
 bye
  West Germany  
Monte Carlo, Monaco
  Monaco 4  
Tbilisi, Soviet Union
  Israel 1  
    Monaco 0
    Soviet Union 5
 bye
  Soviet Union  
Brussels, Belgium
  Belgium 4  
Brussels, Belgium
  Netherlands 1  
    Belgium 0
    Hungary 5
 bye
  Hungary  
  Ireland w/o  
Cairo, Egypt
  Rhodesia  
    Ireland 1
    Egypt 4
 bye
  Egypt  

Main Draw

  Quarterfinals
14-16 May
Semifinals
23-25 July
Final
13-15 August
                           
 
    Spain  
   bye     Donetsk, Soviet Union
      Spain 1  
  Bad Homburg, West Germany     Soviet Union 4  
    West Germany 1
    Soviet Union 4     Tbilisi, Soviet Union
      Soviet Union 4
  Budapest, Hungary       Hungary 1
    Hungary 5  
    Egypt 0     Budapest, Hungary (clay)
      Hungary 3
      Czechoslovakia 1  
   bye
    Czechoslovakia  

Final

Soviet Union vs. Hungary


Soviet Union
4
Tbilisi, Soviet Union [6]
13-15 August 1976

Hungary
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Soviet Union
Hungary
Alex Metreveli
János Benyik
6
3
7
5
6
3
     
2 Soviet Union
Hungary
Teimuraz Kakulia
Balázs Taróczy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
3 Soviet Union
Hungary
Teimuraz Kakulia / Alex Metreveli
Péter Sz?ke / Balázs Taróczy
12
10
6
0
6
4
     
4 Soviet Union
Hungary
Alex Metreveli
Balázs Taróczy
7
5
6
1
9
7
     
5 Soviet Union
Hungary
Teimuraz Kakulia
János Benyik
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
6
1
 

Zone B

Pre-Qualifying Rounds

  First Round
Qualifying Round
22-24 August 1975
                 
  Iran  
 bye  
    Iran w/o
    Nigeria
  Nigeria w/o
  Algeria  
 bye  
Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)
  Luxembourg  
    Luxembourg 0
    Portugal 5
 bye
  Portugal  

Preliminary Rounds

  First Round
5 September-12 October 1975
Qualifying Round
2 April-2 May
                 
Tehran, Iran
  Iran 2  
Zürich, Switzerland (clay)
   Switzerland 3  
     Switzerland 1
    Great Britain 4
 bye
  Great Britain  
Sofia, Bulgaria
  Bulgaria 1  
Vienna, Austria
  Austria 4  
    Austria 1
    Romania 4
 bye
  Romania  
  Italy  
Florence, Italy (clay)
 bye  
    Italy 5
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
    Poland 0
  Poland 5
  Norway 0  
 bye  
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  Yugoslavia  
    Yugoslavia 5
Athens, Greece (clay)
    Greece 0
  Greece 4
  Portugal 1  

Main Draw

  Quarterfinals
20-23 May
Semifinals
8-18 July
Final
5-7 August
                           
 
    France  
   bye     Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
      France 1  
  Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)     Great Britain 4  
    Great Britain 5
    Romania 0     Wimbledon, United Kingdom (grass)
      Great Britain 1
  Bologna, Italy (clay)       Italy 4
    Italy 5  
    Yugoslavia 0     Rome, Italy (clay)
      Italy 4
      Sweden 0  
   bye
    Sweden  

Final

Great Britain vs. Italy


Great Britain
1
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [7]
5-7 August 1976
Grass

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Italy
Roger Taylor
Antonio Zugarelli
1
6
5
7
6
3
1
6
   
2 United Kingdom
Italy
John Lloyd
Adriano Panatta
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
2
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
Italy
David Lloyd / John Lloyd
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
8
3
6
6
3
18
16
6
2
 
4 United Kingdom
Italy
Roger Taylor
Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
4
6
4
6
   
5 United Kingdom
Italy
John Lloyd
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
8
6
1
6
1
6
1
6
 

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
24-27 September
Final
17-19 December
                 
  Rome, Italy (clay)
  EUR-B   Italy 3  
  EAS   Australia 2     Santiago, Chile (clay)
    EUR-A   Italy 4
    AME   Chile 1
  AME   Chile w/o
  EUR-A   Soviet Union  

Semifinals

Italy vs. Australia


Italy
3
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy [8]
24-27 September 1976
Clay

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Australia
Corrado Barazzutti
John Newcombe
7
5
6
1
6
4
     
2 Italy
Australia
Adriano Panatta
John Alexander
5
7
3
6
4
6
     
3 Italy
Australia
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4 Italy
Australia
Corrado Barazzutti
John Alexander
2
6
2
6
7
5
6
4
2
6
 
5 Italy
Australia
Adriano Panatta
John Newcombe
5
7
8
6
6
4
6
2
   

Chile vs. Soviet Union

The match was scratched and Chile advanced to the Final as the Soviet Union refused to travel to Chile for the match due to their opposition to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.[1][9] The Soviet team were subsequently banned from entering the 1977 and 1978 competitions.

Final

Chile vs. Italy


Chile
1
Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile [3]
17-19 December 1976
Clay

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Chile
Italy
Jaime Fillol
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
6
4
5
7
1
6
   
2 Chile
Italy
Patricio Cornejo
Adriano Panatta
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Chile
Italy
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
6
3
2
6
7
9
3
6
   
4 Chile
Italy
Jaime Fillol
Adriano Panatta
6
8
4
6
6
3
8
10
   
5 Chile
Italy
Belus Prajoux
Antonio Zugarelli
6
4
6
4
6
2
     

References

  1. ^ a b "Soviets barred from Davis Cup". The Daily Sentinel. United Press International. 8 November 1976. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495-496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ a b "Chile v Italy". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Chile v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Australia v New Zealand". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Soviet Union v Hungary". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Great Britain v Italy". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Italy v Australia". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Chile v Soviet Union". daviscup.com.

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