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1960 Davis Cup

1960 Davis Cup
Details
Duration4 April - 28 December
Edition49th
Teams40
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1959
1961

The 1960 Davis Cup was the 49th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams entered the Europe Zone, 6 teams entered the America Zone, and 6 teams entered the Eastern Zone. South Korea made its first appearance in the tournament.

The United States defeated Venezuela in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, the Philippines defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the United States defeated the Philippines in the semifinal, and then Italy defeated the United States in the final. In the Challenge Round Italy were defeated by the defending champions Australia. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney on 26-28 December. It was Italy's first appearance in a Davis Cup final, and it was the first final not to feature the United States since 1936.[1][2][3]

America Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
15-17 July
Final
6-9 August
                 
 
    Mexico  
   bye     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      Mexico 2
  Quebec City, Canada (clay)     United States 3
    Canada 0
    United States 5  

South America Zone

  Semifinals
16-18 July
Final
22-24 July
                 
 
    Venezuela  
   bye     Caracas, Venezuela
      Venezuela 3
  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)     New Zealand 2
    Caribbean/West Indies 0
    New Zealand 5  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Venezuela


United States
5
Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, OH, United States[4]
16-18 September 1960
Clay

Venezuela
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Venezuela
Tut Bartzen
Isaías Pimentel
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
2 United States
Venezuela
Barry MacKay
Marcos Gambus
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
3 United States
Venezuela
Butch Buchholz / Chuck McKinley
Marcos Gambus / Isaías Pimentel
4
6
1
6
5
7
     
4 United States
Venezuela
Tut Bartzen
Marcos Gambus
6
1
6
0
6
0
     
5 United States
Venezuela
Barry MacKay
Isaías Pimentel
6
3
6
3
6
3
     

Eastern Zone

Draw

Quarterfinals
4-6 April
Semifinals
22-24 April
Final
27-29 May
 Philippines
byeManila, Philippines
 Philippines3
Tokyo, Japan Japan2
 Japan5
 South Korea0Manila, Philippines
 Philippines3
Colombo, Ceylon (clay) India0
 India5
 Ceylon0Bangkok, Thailand
 India5
 Thailand0
bye
 Thailand

Final

Philippines vs. India


Philippines
3
Manila, Philippines[5]
27-29 May 1960

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Philippines
India
Raymundo Deyro
Naresh Kumar
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
2 Philippines
India
Felicisimo Ampon
Ramanathan Krishnan
6
3
8
6
6
1
     
3 Philippines
India
Eduardo Dungo / Juan-Johnson José
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4 Philippines
India
Felicisimo Ampon
Naresh Kumar
          not
played
5 Philippines
India
Raymundo Deyro
Ramanathan Krishnan
          not
played

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
22 April-2 May
  Second Round
13-15 May
  Quarterfinals
10-12 June
  Semifinals
15-17 July
  Final
29-31 July
  Italy     Budapest, Hungary
 bye       Italy 3  
  Hungary 5     Hungary 2     Turin, Italy (clay)
  Ireland 0         Italy 3  
  Luxembourg 2     Monte Carlo, Monaco     Chile 2  
  Monaco 3       Monaco 2
  Israel 1     Chile 3     Wimbledon, England (grass)
  Chile 4         Italy 4  
   Switzerland 2     Brussels, Belgium     Great Britain 1  
  Belgium 3       Belgium 3  
  Brazil w/o     Brazil 2     Scarborough, England (grass)
  Turkey         Belgium 0
  Norway 2     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Great Britain 5  
  Netherlands 3       Netherlands 0
 bye     Great Britain 5     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Great Britain         Italy 3
  France     Paris, France (clay)     Sweden 2
 bye       France 5  
  Finland 0     Argentina 0     Paris, France (clay)
  Argentina 5         France 5  
  Denmark 3     Vienna, Austria (clay)     Denmark 0  
  Yugoslavia 2       Denmark 3
  Egypt 1     Austria 2     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Austria 4         France 2
  West Germany 3     Warsaw, Poland     Sweden 3  
  Czechoslovakia 2       West Germany 4  
  Romania 2     Poland 1     Düsseldorf, West Germany (clay)
  Poland 3         West Germany 1
  Sweden 5     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)     Sweden 4  
  South Africa 0       Sweden 3
 bye     Spain 2  
  Spain  

Final

Sweden vs. Italy


Sweden
2
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden[6]
29-31 July 1960
Clay

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Italy
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
Orlando Sirola
6
4
4
6
6
3
6
3
   
2 Sweden
Italy
Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli
1
6
4
6
6
4
4
6
   
3 Sweden
Italy
Jan-Erik Lundqvist / Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
16
14
7
5
2
6
3
6
2
6
 
4 Sweden
Italy
Ulf Schmidt
Orlando Sirola
4
6
2
6
1
6
     
5 Sweden
Italy
Jan-Erik Lundqvist
Sergio Tacchini
6
2
6
1
6
1
     

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
22-24 November
Final
9-12 December
                 
 
  EUR   Italy  
   bye     Perth, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Italy 3
  Brisbane, Australia (grass)   AME   United States 2
  AME   United States 5
  EAS   Philippines 0  

Semifinals

Philippines vs. United States


Philippines
0
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia[7]
22-24 November 1960
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Philippines
United States
Eduardo Dungo
Barry MacKay
1
6
2
6
0
6
     
2 Philippines
United States
Juan-Johnson José
Butch Buchholz
7
5
1
6
0
6
2
6
   
3 Philippines
United States
Eduardo Dungo / Juan-Johnson José
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
4 Philippines
United States
Raymundo Deyro
Dennis Ralston
2
6
0
6
5
7
     
5 Philippines
United States
Felicisimo Ampon
Chuck McKinley
3
6
4
6
2
6
     

Final

Italy vs. United States


Italy
3
Royal King's Park, Perth, Australia[8]
9-12 December 1960
Grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
United States
Orlando Sirola
Butch Buchholz
8
6
5
7
9
11
2
6
   
2 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli
Barry MacKay
6
8
6
3
10
8
6
8
11
13
 
3 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Butch Buchholz / Chuck McKinley
3
6
10
8
6
4
13
11
   
4 Italy
United States
Nicola Pietrangeli
Butch Buchholz
6
1
6
2
6
8
3
6
6
4
 
5 Italy
United States
Orlando Sirola
Barry MacKay
9
7
6
3
8
6
     

Challenge Round

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
4
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia[3]
26-28 December 1960
Grass

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Neale Fraser
Orlando Sirola
4
6
6
3
6
3
6
3
   
2 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Nicola Pietrangeli
8
6
6
4
6
3
     
3 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
10
8
5
7
6
2
6
4
   
4 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Orlando Sirola
9
7
6
2
6
3
     
5 Australia
Italy
Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli
9
11
3
6
6
1
2
6
   

References

  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. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426.
  3. ^ a b "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Venezuela". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Philippines v India". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Sweden v Italy". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Philippines v United States". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Italy v United States". daviscup.com.

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