GOTEBORG, SWEDEN, DEC. 19 -- Mats Wilander and Joakim Nystrom defeated Vijay and Anand Amritraj of India, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, today to give Sweden its third Davis Cup in four years.

Sweden took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in its fifth straight final. The Armitraj brothers had needed a victory to keep India's hopes alive after Wilander and Anders Jarryd won their singles matches Friday over Ramesh Krishnan and Vijay Amritraj, respectively.

Jarryd and Stefan Edberg, the world's top-ranked doubles pair, were forced to withdraw this morning after Edberg twisted a foot. Wilander and Nystrom were ready.

"It was wonderful to come in and decide the {championship}," Nystrom said. "We knew we would beat them if we played well."

Anand Amritraj, who will turn 36 later this month, lost his first two serves, and Sweden took the opening set in 29 minutes. He held his service in the second set and Nystrom and Wilander were each broken, helping India tie the match.

The Swedes broke Anand Armitraj's serve twice more in the third set and captured it in 20 minutes. Sweden surged to a 4-0 lead in the final set, and Wilander maintained his serve to end the match.

"It was a wonderful fairy tale," said Vijay Amritraj, 34, smiling as much as the victors. "It was a dream, and then the damn Swedes came and woke us up at the wrong time.

"I have waited 20 years to get here and it is a feeling I can't describe," continued the man who was on the Indian team that reached the final in 1974 only to withdraw rather than play South Africa.

"My tennis career has had a fine ending should I quit now," Amritraj said.

In 1983, Sweden's Coach Hans Olsson said he wouldn't be surprised if his country won five straight finals. After three victories in those five finals, he said he expects Sweden to stay on top.

"We should have a good chance to dominate at least three to four more years," Olsson said.

"The victory over the U.S. in 1984 was the best, but every Davis Cup title is special."

The United States and Australia, with 28 and 26 Davis Cup victories respectively, have two titles each in the 1980s. The United States won in 1981 and 1982. Australia prevailed in 1983 and 1986, both times with 3-2 victories over Sweden.

Sweden trounced the United States, 4-1, in the 1984 final and beat West Germany, 3-2, to win the 1985 tournament.