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1952 Davis Cup

1952 edition of the Davis Cup

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1952 Davis Cup
Details
Duration1 May – 31 December
Edition41st
Teams29
Champion
Winning Nation  Australia
1951
1953

The 1952 Davis Cup was the 41st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 23 teams entered in the Europe Zone, 5 teams entered in the America Zone, and India was the sole competitor in the new Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Canada in the America Zone final, and Italy defeated Belgium in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Italy defeated India in the semifinal, and then lost to the United States in the final. In the Challenge Round the United States fell to the defending champions Australia. The final was played at the Memorial Drive Park in Adelaide, Australia on 29–31 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
25–27 July
Semifinals
1–3 August
Final
8–10 August
                           
  Cincinnati, OH, United States (grass)
     Japan 0  
     United States 5     Havana, Cuba
       United States 5  
       Cuba 0  
     Cuba
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       United States 4
         Canada 1
   bye  
     Mexico     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Mexico 0
       Canada 5  
   bye
     Canada  

Final

Canada vs. United States


Canada
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
8–10 August 1952
Grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Rochon
Herbie Flam
2
6
6
8
2
6
     
2
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
3
Brendan Macken / Lorne Main
Herbie Flam / Vic Seixas
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4
Lorne Main
Herbie Flam
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
5
Brendan Macken
Bob Perry
6
3
11
13
6
4
6
4
   

1952 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 10

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
1–11 May
  Second Round
16–19 May
  Quarterfinals
13–16 June
  Semifinals
11–14 July
  Final
25–28 July
   West Germany    
 bye        West Germany 3  
   Brazil      Brazil 2    
 bye          West Germany 1  
   Denmark          Denmark 4  
 bye        Denmark 5
   Monaco 4      Monaco 0    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Ireland 1          Denmark 1  
   Italy    
Rome, Italy (clay)
     Italy 4  
 bye        Italy 5  
   Luxembourg 0      Egypt 0    
Bologna, Italy (clay)
   Egypt 5          Italy 4
   Great Britain          Great Britain 1  
 bye        Great Britain 3
   Yugoslavia 3      Yugoslavia 2    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Finland 2          Italy 3
   Norway 0    
Paris, France (clay)
     Belgium 1
   France 5        France 4  
 bye      Netherlands 1    
Paris, France (clay)
   Netherlands          France 3  
   Turkey 1          Argentina 2  
    Switzerland 4         Switzerland 0
 bye      Argentina 5    
Paris, France (clay)
   Argentina          France 2
   Austria 1    
Solna, Sweden (clay)
     Belgium 3  
   Chile 4        Chile 0  
 bye      Sweden 5    
   Sweden          Sweden 2
   Israel          Belgium 3  
   Hungary w/o        Hungary 1
 bye      Belgium 4  
   Belgium  

Final

Italy vs. Belgium


Italy
3
Milan, Italy [5]
25–28 July 1952
Clay

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ronaldo del Bello
Jacques Brichant
7
5
1
6
5
7
6
0
4
6
 
2
Fausto Gardini
Philippe Washer
8
6
6
1
3
6
2
6
6
4
 
3
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
3
6
1
5
7
3
6
6
3
 
4
Fausto Gardini
Jacques Brichant
4
6
6
1
0
6
6
2
6
2
 
5
Ronaldo del Bello
Philippe Washer
3
3
        not
completed

1952 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 8

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
11–13 December
Final
18–20 December
                 
  Brisbane, Australia (grass)
  EUR    Italy 3  
  EAS    India 2     Sydney, Australia (grass)
    EUR    Italy 0
    AME    United States 5
   bye
  AME    United States  

Semifinals

Italy vs. India


Italy
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [6]
11–13 December 1952
Grass

India
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Fausto Gardini
Naresh Kumar
6
1
5
7
7
5
6
2
   
2
Ronaldo del Bello
Sumant Misra
5
7
4
6
1
6
     
3
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
Naresh Kumar / Sumant Misra
1
6
1
6
6
2
6
2
13
11
 
4
Fausto Gardini
Sumant Misra
8
6
8
6
1
6
6
4
   
5
Ronaldo del Bello
Naresh Kumar
2
6
6
8
6
4
3
6
   

Final

United States vs. Italy


United States
5
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia [7]
18–20 December 1952
Grass

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Vic Seixas
Fausto Gardini
5
7
3
6
6
3
8
6
6
3
 
2
Tony Trabert
Giovanni Cucelli
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
3
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
6
4
6
3
6
2
     
4
Ham Richardson
Ronaldo del Bello
7
5
6
3
5
7
6
3
   
5
Tony Trabert
Fausto Gardini
6
3
5
7
7
5
6
3
   

1952 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 9

Challenge Round

Australia vs. United States


Australia
4
Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia [3]
29–31 December 1952
Grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2
Ken McGregor
Tony Trabert
11
9
6
4
6
1
     
3
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
6
4
1
6
6
3
   
4
Frank Sedgman
Tony Trabert
7
5
6
4
10
8
     
5
Ken McGregor
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
8
8
6
3
6
   

1952 Davis Cup Challenge Round articles: 2

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. ^ "Canada v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v India". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "United States v Italy". daviscup.com.

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