1968-1979

December 26-28, 1968
USA d. Australia 4-1 Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia: grass
Clark Graebner (USA) d. Bill Bowrey (AUS) 8-10 6-4 8-6 3-6 6-1
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Ray Ruffels (AUS) 6-8 7-5 6-3 6-3
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. John Alexander / Ray Ruffels (AUS) 6-4 6-4 6-2
Clark Graebner (USA) d. Ray Ruffels (AUS) 3-6 8-6 2-6 6-3 6-1
Bill Bowrey (AUS) d. Arthur Ashe (USA) 2-6 6-3 11-9 8-6
September 19-21, 1969
USA d. Romania 5-0, Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, Ohio, United States: hard
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 6-2 15-13 7-5
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 6-8 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-4
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac (ROM) 8-6 6-1 11-9
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-1 11-9
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 6-3 8-6 3-6 4-0 ret.
August 29-31, 1970
USA d. West Germany 5-0, Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, Ohio, United States: hard
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Wilhelm Bungert (GER) 6-2 10-8 6-2
Cliff Richey (USA) d. Christian Kuhnke (GER) 6-3 6-4 6-2
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Wilhelm Bungert / Christian Kuhnke (GER) 6-3 7-5 6-4
Cliff Richey (USA) d. Wilhelm Bungert (GER) 6-4 6-4 7-5
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Christian Kuhnke (GER) 6-8 10-12 9-7 13-11 6-4  – 1 m.p.
October 8 – 11, 1971
USA d. Romania 3-2, Olde Providence Racquet Club, Charlotte, NC, United States: clay
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 7-5 6-3 6-1
Frank Froehling (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 3-6 1-6 6-1 6-3 8-6
Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac (ROM) d. Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) 7-5 6-4 8-6
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 8-6 6-3 6-0
Ilie Nastase (ROM) d. Frank Froehling (USA) 6-3 6-1 1-6 6-4
October 13-15, 1972
USA d. Romania 3-2, Club Sportiv Progresul, Bucharest, Romania: clay
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 11-9 6-2 6-3
Ion Tiriac (ROM) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-2
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) d. Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac (ROM) 6-2 6-0 6-3
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 4-6 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-0
Ilie Nastase (ROM) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 6-1 6-2 5-7 10-8
# Stan Smith wins the 5th time in a row a decisive match in the Davis Cup final (3 times in doubles, twice in singles)! The first Davis Cup final played in the non-Challenge Round format
30 November – 2 December, 1973
Australia d. USA 5-0, Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, United States: carpet (indoors)
John Newcombe (AUS) d. Stan Smith (USA) 6-1 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-4
Rod Laver (AUS) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 8-10 8-6 6-8 6-3 6-1
Rod Laver / John Newcombe (AUS) d. Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) 6-1 6-2 6-4
John Newcombe (AUS) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 6-2 6-3 6-1
Rod Laver (AUS) d. Stan Smith (USA) 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-2
1974
India declined to play the final in South Africa. By default, South Africa won the title!!!
6.5 – Bob Hewitt
4 – Raymond Moore
2.5 – Frew McMillan
1 – Cliff Drysdale
0 – Byron Betron
December 19 – 21, 1975
Sweden d. Czechoslovakia 3-2, Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden: carpet (indoors)
Björn Borg (SWE) d. Jiri Hrebec (CZE) 6-1 6-3 6-0
Jan Kodes (CZE) d. Ove Bengtson (SWE) 4-6 6-2 7-5 6-4
Ove Bengtson / Björn Borg (SWE) d. Jan Kodes / Vladimir Zednik (CZE) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Björn Borg (SWE) d. Jan Kodes (CZE) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Jiri Hrebec (CZE) d. Ove Bengtson (SWE) 2-6 6-3 6-1 6-4
13 – Bjorn Borg
4.5 – Birger Andersson
1.5 – Ove Bengtson
# Six ties (four in the European Zone)
December 17 – 19, 1976
Italy d. Chile 4-1, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: clay
Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) d. Jaime Fillol (CHI) 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-1
Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. Patricio Cornejo (CHI) 6-3 6-1 6-3
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol (CHI) 3-6 6-3 6-2 9-7
Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. Jaime Fillol (CHI) 8-6 6-4 3-6 10-8
Belus Prajoux (CHI) d. Antonio Zugarelli (ITA) 6-4 6-4 6-2
10.5 – Adriano Panatta
4.5 – Corrado Barazzutti
4 – Paolo Bertolucci
1.5 – Antonio Zugarelli
December 2 – 4, 1977
Australia d. Italy 3-1, White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia: grass
Tony Roche (AUS) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-3 6-4 6-4
John Alexander (AUS) d. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 6-2 8-6 4-6 6-2
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. John Alexander / Phil Dent (AUS) 6-4 6-4 7-5
John Alexander (AUS) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-4 4-6 2-6 8-6 11-9
Tony Roche (AUS) vs. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 12-12 unf.
7 – John Alexander
3 – Phil Dent
2.5 – Mark Edmondson
1 – Tony Roche
December 8 – 10, 1978
USA d. Great Britain 4-1, Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA, United States: hard
John McEnroe (USA) d. John Lloyd (GBR) 6-1 6-2 6-2
Christopher Mottram (GBR) d. Brian Gottfried (USA) 4-6 2-6 10-8 6-3 6-2 – 1 m.p.   (4:29 h)
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Mark Cox / David Lloyd (GBR) 6-2 6-2 6-3
John McEnroe (USA) d. Christopher Mottram (GBR) 6-2 6-2 6-1
Brian Gottfried (USA) d. John Lloyd (GBR) 6-1 6-2 6-4
3 – Harold Solomon
2.5 – John McEnroe, Vitas Gerulaitis
1.5 – Brian Gottfried
1 – Arthur Ashe, Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
0 – Fred McNair, Sherwood Stewart
December 14 – 16, 1979
USA d. Italy 5-0, San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, United States: carpet (indoors)
Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) d. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 6-2 3-2 ret.
John McEnroe (USA) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-2 6-3 6-4
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-4 12-10 6-2
John McEnroe (USA) d. Antonio Zugarelli (ITA) 6-4 6-3 6-1
Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-1 6-3 6-3
6.5 – John McEnroe
4.5 – Vitas Gerulaitis
1.5 – Dick Stockton
1 – Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
0.5 – Peter Fleming
# Stan Smith’s seventh Davis Cup triumph (1968-1972 & 1978-79)!

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