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1946 Davis Cup

1946 edition of the Davis Cup

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1946 Davis Cup
Details
Duration2 May – 30 December
Edition35th
Teams19
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1939
1947

The 1946 Davis Cup was the 35th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The trophy and tournament were renamed for the founder, Dwight F. Davis, upon his death in 1945. This was the first edition since the end of World War II. 15 teams entered the Europe Zone, and 5 teams entered the America Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Sweden defeated Yugoslavia in the Europe Zone final. The USA defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and then defeated defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–30 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
14–16 June
Semifinals
13–15 June
Final
29 June–1 July
                           
 
     Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Canada 0  
       Mexico 5  
     Mexico
   bye     South Orange, NJ, United States (grass)
       Mexico 0
  St. Louis, MO, United States (clay)        United States 5
     United States 5  
     Philippines 0    
       United States w/o
       New Zealand  
   bye
     New Zealand  

Final

United States vs. Mexico


United States
5
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ, United States [4]
29 June–1 July 1946
Grass

Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Parker
Rolando Vega
6
0
6
0
6
2
     
2
Bill Talbert
Armando Vega
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
3
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Armando Vega / Rolando Vega
6
0
9
7
6
2
     
4
Frank Parker
Armando Vega
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
5
Gardnar Mulloy
Francisco Guerrero Arcocha
6
3
6
4
6
4
     

1946 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 8

Europe Zone

Draw

  First Round
2–12 May
Quarterfinals
24–26 May
Semifinals
9–14 June
Final
14–17 July
                                     
   Ireland  
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
 bye  
     Ireland 0  
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
     Sweden 5  
   Sweden 5
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
   Netherlands 0  
     Sweden 4  
Brussels, Belgium
     Belgium 1  
   Belgium 5  
Brussels, Belgium
   Monaco 0  
     Belgium 3
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
     China 2  
   Denmark 1
Varberg, Sweden (clay)
   China 4  
     Sweden 3
Paris, France (clay)
     Yugoslavia 2
   France 5  
Montreux, Switzerland
   Great Britain 0  
     France 3
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
      Switzerland 2  
   Spain 2
Paris, France (clay)
    Switzerland 3  
     France 2
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
     Yugoslavia 3  
   Yugoslavia 5  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
   Egypt 0  
     Yugoslavia 3
     Czechoslovakia 2  
   Turkey
   Czechoslovakia w/o  

Final

Sweden vs. Yugoslavia


Sweden
3
Centercourt, Varberg, Sweden [5]
14–17 July 1946
Clay

Yugoslavia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Torsten Johansson
Dragutin Mitić
6
4
6
1
1
6
2
6
0
6
 
2
Lennart Bergelin
Josip Palada
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
3
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
Dragutin Mitić / Josip Palada
6
1
3
6
3
6
8
6
6
2
 
4
Torsten Johansson
Josip Palada
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
5
Lennart Bergelin
Dragutin Mitić
5
7
3
6
6
3
6
1
10
8
 

1946 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 7

Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Sweden


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [6]
13–15 September 1946
Grass

Sweden
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jack Kramer
Torsten Johansson
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
2
Frank Parker
Lennart Bergelin
6
0
6
3
6
1
     
3
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
3
6
9
7
3
6
6
0
8
6
 
4
Jack Kramer
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
6
2
8
6
     
5
Frank Parker
Torsten Johansson
9
7
6
2
6
1
     

1946 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Final articles: 3

Challenge Round

Australia vs. United States


Australia
0
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [3]
26–30 December 1946
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
John Bromwich
Ted Schroeder
6
3
1
6
2
6
6
0
3
6
 
2
Dinny Pails
Jack Kramer
6
8
2
6
7
9
     
3
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
Jack Kramer / Ted Schroeder
2
6
5
7
4
6
     
4
John Bromwich
Jack Kramer
6
8
4
6
4
6
     
5
Dinny Pails
Gardnar Mulloy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     

1946 Davis Cup Challenge Round articles: 4

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 United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Mexico". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Sweden v Yugoslavia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Sweden". daviscup.com.

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