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

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.

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 Group

Draw

  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
Timi?oara, 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  

Final

Australia vs. Sweden


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [2]
26-28 December 1983
Grass

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Sweden
Pat Cash
Mats Wilander
3
6
6
4
7
9
3
6
   
2 Australia
Sweden
John Fitzgerald
Joakim Nyström
6
4
6
2
4
6
6
4
   
3 Australia
Sweden
Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee
Anders Järryd / Hans Simonsson
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
4 Australia
Sweden
Pat Cash
Joakim Nyström
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
5 Australia
Sweden
John Fitzgerald
Mats Wilander
8
6
1
6
0
6
     

Relegation play-offs

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 Zone

  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 Zone

  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 Zone

Zone A

  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 B

  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  

References

General
  • "World Group 1983". DavisCup.com. Retrieved 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.

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