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1949 Davis Cup

1949 edition of the Davis Cup

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1949 Davis Cup
Details
Duration28 April – 28 August
Edition38th
Teams26
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1948
1950

The 1949 Davis Cup was the 38th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 24 teams would enter the Europe Zone, and 4 teams would enter the America Zone. Israel made its first appearance in the competition.

Australia defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Italy defeated France in the Europe Zone final. Australia defeated Italy in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round, giving the Americans their 4th straight title and 16th overall. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 26–28 August.[1][2][3]

1949 Davis Cup Intro articles: 1

America Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
2–23 July
Final
29–31 July
                 
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
     Australia 4  
     Canada 1     Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
       Australia 5
  Havana, Cuba      Mexico 0
     Cuba 1
     Mexico 4  

Final

Australia vs. Mexico


Australia
5
Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE, United States [4]
29–31 July 1949
Grass

Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Sedgman
Armando Vega
12
10
4
6
6
4
1
6
6
3
 
2
John Bromwich
Rolando Vega
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
3
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Armando Vega / Rolando Vega
6
0
6
4
6
2
     
4
John Bromwich
Armando Vega
6
0
6
1
6
4
     
5
Bill Sidwell
Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6
2
6
2
6
1
     

1949 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 6

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
28 April–3 May
  Second Round
6–17 May
  Quarterfinals
9–16 June
  Semifinals
8–11 July
  Final
23–25 July
    Switzerland    
 bye         Switzerland w/o  
   Greece      Greece    
 bye           Switzerland 0  
   Hungary          Hungary 5  
 bye        Hungary 4
   Belgium      Belgium 1    
 bye          Hungary 2  
   Denmark 5    
Paris, France (clay)
     France 3  
   Israel 0        Denmark 1  
   Luxembourg 0      France 4    
Paris, France (clay)
   France 5          France 3
   Portugal 0          Czechoslovakia 2  
   Great Britain 5        Great Britain 1
   Czechoslovakia 5      Czechoslovakia 4    
Paris, France (clay)
   Monaco 0          France 2
   Netherlands 0    
Milan, Italy (clay)
     Italy 3
   South Africa 5        South Africa 1  
   Italy w/o      Italy 4    
Turin, Italy (clay)
   Turkey          Italy 4  
   Ireland 2          Chile 1  
   Chile 3        Chile 3
   Egypt w/o      Egypt 2    
Rome, Italy (clay)
   Argentina          Italy 4
 bye          Yugoslavia 1  
   Sweden        Sweden 5  
 bye      Norway 0    
   Norway          Sweden 2
 bye          Yugoslavia 3  
   Austria        Austria 1
 bye      Yugoslavia 4  
   Yugoslavia  

Final

France vs. Italy


France
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [5]
23–25 July 1949
Clay

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Robert Abdesselam
Giovanni Cucelli
6
1
8
6
8
10
4
6
2
6
 
2
Marcel Bernard
Marcello del Bello
6
4
6
3
4
6
2
6
10
8
 
3
Marcel Bernard / Henri Bolleli
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
6
3
1
6
6
4
0
6
2
6
 
4
Robert Abdesselam
Marcello del Bello
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
5
Marcel Bernard
Giovanni Cucelli
6
8
6
3
6
4
0
6
1
6
 

1949 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 8

Inter-Zonal Final

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
5
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States [6]
12–15 August 1949
Grass

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bill Sidwell
Giovanni Cucelli
6
2
6
4
2
6
6
2
   
2
Frank Sedgman
Marcello del Bello
6
0
6
4
6
4
     
3
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
2
6
6
2
6
2
6
1
   
4
Bill Sidwell
Marcello del Bello
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
5
Frank Sedgman
Giovanni Cucelli
1
6
6
1
6
2
6
2
   

1949 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Final articles: 2

Challenge Round

United States vs. Australia


United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
26–28 August 1949
Grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ted Schroeder
Bill Sidwell
6
1
5
7
4
6
6
2
6
3
 
2
Pancho Gonzales
Frank Sedgman
8
6
6
4
9
7
     
3
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
John Bromwich / Bill Sidwell
6
3
6
4
8
10
7
9
7
9
 
4
Ted Schroeder
Frank Sedgman
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
5
Pancho Gonzales
Bill Sidwell
6
1
6
3
6
3
     

1949 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. ^ "France v Italy". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.

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