The 1974 Davis Cup was the 63rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 56 teams would enter the competition, 33 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 11 in the Eastern Zone.
South Africa defeated Colombia in the Americas Zone final, India defeated Australia in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and the Soviet Union won the Europe Zones.
In the Inter-Zonal Zone, South Africa defeated Italy and India defeated the Soviet Union. The final was scratched and South Africa was awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies.
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