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1948 Davis Cup

1948 edition of the Davis Cup

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1948 Davis Cup
Details
Duration22 April – 6 September
Edition37th
Teams29
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1947
1949

The 1948 Davis Cup was the 37th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 25 teams entered the Europe Zone, and four teams entered the America Zone. Pakistan and Turkey made their first appearances in the competition.

Australia defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Czechoslovakia defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. Australia defeated Czechoslovakia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The championship was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 4–6 September.[1][2][3]

1948 Davis Cup Intro articles: 1

America Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
8–25 July
Final
6–8 August
                 
  Havana, Cuba
     Australia 5  
     Cuba 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Australia 4
  Montreal, Canada (grass)      Mexico 1
     Canada 1
     Mexico 4  

Final

Mexico vs. Australia


Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico [4]
6–8 August 1948
Clay

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Armando Vega
Bill Sidwell
6
2
6
8
6
3
4
6
5
7
 
2
Gustavo Palafox
Adrian Quist
4
6
1
6
4
6
     
3
Gustavo Palafox / Armando Vega
Geoff Brown / Colin Long
0
6
2
6
2
6
     
4
Armando Vega
Adrian Quist
9
7
6
4
6
2
     
5
Francisco Guerrero Arcocha
Bill Sidwell
1
6
4
6
2
6
     

1948 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 9

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
22 April–5 May
  Second Round
6–18 May
  Quarterfinals
10–14 June
  Semifinals
9–11 July
  Final
27–29 July
   Netherlands    
 bye        Netherlands 5  
   Portugal      Portugal 0    
 bye          Netherlands 1  
   Norway    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Great Britain 4  
 bye        Norway 1
   Great Britain 3      Great Britain 4    
   India 2          Great Britain 1  
   Hungary 5    
Paris, France (clay)
     Sweden 4  
   Austria 0        Hungary 4  
   Romania 2      France 1    
   France 3          Hungary 2
   Spain 0          Sweden 3  
   Sweden 4        Sweden 5
    Switzerland 3       Switzerland 0    
   Pakistan 2          Sweden 1
   Ireland 5    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
     Czechoslovakia 4
   Luxembourg 0        Ireland 2  
   Denmark 3      Denmark 3    
Turin, Italy (clay)
   Egypt 2          Denmark 0  
   Turkey 0          Italy 5  
   Yugoslavia 5        Yugoslavia 2
   Italy w/o      Italy 3    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Poland          Italy 2
 bye          Czechoslovakia 3  
   Czechoslovakia        Czechoslovakia 4  
 bye      Brazil 1    
   Brazil          Czechoslovakia 3
 bye          Belgium 2  
   Belgium        Belgium 3
 bye      Argentina 2  
   Argentina  

Final

Czechoslovakia vs. Sweden


Czechoslovakia
4
Prague, Czechoslovakia [5]
27–29 July 1948
Clay

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Vladimír Černík
Torsten Johansson
6
4
4
6
6
3
6
3
   
2
Jaroslav Drobný
Lennart Bergelin
6
0
6
3
7
5
     
3
Vladimír Černík / Jaroslav Drobný
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
4
Vladimír Zábrodský
Torsten Johansson
3
6
6
3
2
6
3
6
   
5
Ferdinand Vrba
Börje Fornstedt
6
3
6
1
6
3
     

1948 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 8

Inter-Zonal Final

Australia vs. Czechoslovakia


Australia
3
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [6]
19–22 August 1948
Grass

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Adrian Quist
Vladimír Černík
6
2
13
11
6
0
     
2
Bill Sidwell
Jaroslav Drobný
6
3
6
2
9
11
14
12
   
3
Geoff Brown / Colin Long
Vladimír Černík / Jaroslav Drobný
8
10
6
4
3
6
4
6
   
4
Adrian Quist
Jaroslav Drobný
8
6
6
3
16
18
3
6
5
7
 
5
Bill Sidwell
Vladimír Černík
7
5
6
4
6
2
     

1948 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Final articles: 2

Challenge Round

United States vs. Australia


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
4–6 September 1948
Grass

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Parker
Bill Sidwell
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
2
Ted Schroeder
Adrian Quist
6
3
4
6
6
0
6
0
   
3
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Colin Long / Bill Sidwell
8
6
9
7
2
6
7
5
   
4
Ted Schroeder
Bill Sidwell
6
2
6
1
6
1
     
5
Frank Parker
Adrian Quist
6
2
6
2
6
3
     

1948 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 "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Mexico v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.

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