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1953 Davis Cup

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1953 Davis Cup
Details
Duration24 April – 31 December
Edition42nd
Teams30
Champion
Winning Nation  Australia
1952
1954

The 1953 Davis Cup was the 42nd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 24 teams entered the Europe Zone, 6 teams entered the America Zone, and India was the sole competitor in the Eastern Zone. This year saw the first appearances in the competition of both Ceylon and a team representing the West Indies. For the first time play took place on the African continent, when the first-round Europe Zone tie between Egypt and Austria was held in Cairo.

The United States defeated Canada in the America Zone final, and Belgium defeated Denmark in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Belgium defeated India in the semifinal, and then lost to the United States in the final. In the Challenge Round the United States were defeated by the defending champions Australia. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 28–31 December.[1][2][3]

1953 Davis Cup Intro articles: 4

America Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
11–20 July
Semifinals
25 July–10 August
Final
14–16 September
                           
  Vancouver, Canada (grass)
     Japan 0  
     United States 5     Kingston, Jamaica (grass)
       United States 5  
       Caribbean/West Indies 0  
     Caribbean/West Indies
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       United States 5
         Canada 0
   bye  
     Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Cuba 2
  Montreal, Canada (grass)      Canada 3  
     Mexico 2
     Canada 3  

Final

Canada vs. United States


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
14–16 September 1953
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Rochon
Tony Trabert
2
6
3
6
6
8
     
2
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
1
6
1
6
4
6
     
3
Lorne Main / Paul Willey
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
2
6
3
6
2
6
   
4
Paul Willey
Straight Clark
5
7
2
6
0
6
     
5
Robert Bédard
Tut Bartzen
4
6
5
7
6
1
0
6
   

1953 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 11

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
24 April–5 May
  Second Round
13–19 May
  Quarterfinals
10–14 June
  Semifinals
10–13 July
  Final
18–20 July
   West Germany    
 bye        West Germany 3  
   South Africa w/o      South Africa 2    
Paris, France (clay)
   Monaco          West Germany 1  
   France          France 4  
 bye        France 4
   Yugoslavia 5      Yugoslavia 1    
Paris, France (clay)
    Switzerland 0          France 1  
   Denmark    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
     Denmark 4  
 bye        Denmark 5  
   Egypt 1      Austria 0    
   Austria 4          Denmark 4
   Philippines          Philippines 1  
 bye        Philippines 5
   Finland 4      Finland 0    
   Ireland 1          Denmark 2
   Spain 5          Belgium 3
   Israel 0        Spain 0  
 bye      Sweden 5    
Turin, Italy (clay)
   Sweden          Sweden 1  
   Netherlands 5          Italy 4  
   Ceylon 0        Netherlands 0
 bye      Italy 5    
   Italy          Italy 2
   Luxembourg 0    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Belgium 3  
   Norway 5        Norway 0  
 bye      Great Britain 5    
   Great Britain          Great Britain 1
   Brazil          Belgium 4  
   Hungary w/o        Hungary 0
 bye      Belgium 5  
   Belgium  

Final

Denmark vs. Belgium


Denmark
2
Copenhagen, Denmark [5]
18–20 July 1953
Clay

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Kurt Nielsen
Jacques Brichant
6
1
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
3
 
2
Torben Ulrich
Philippe Washer
6
4
4
6
5
7
1
6
   
3
Kurt Nielsen / Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
4
6
3
7
9
1
6
4
6
 
4
Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant
5
7
7
5
3
6
3
6
   
5
Kurt Nielsen
Philippe Washer
8
6
6
8
6
2
6
4
   

1953 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 7

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
3–5 December
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Perth, Australia (grass)
  EUR    Belgium 5  
  EAS    India 0     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR    Belgium 1
    AME    United States 4
   bye
  AME    United States  

Semifinals

Belgium vs. India


Belgium
5
Perth, Australia [6]
3–5 December 1953
Grass

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Philippe Washer
Sumant Misra
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2
Jacques Brichant
Ramanathan Krishnan
3
6
3
6
6
4
6
3
6
0
 
3
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Ramanathan Krishnan / Sumant Misra
6
8
6
3
7
5
7
5
   
4
Philippe Washer
Ramanathan Krishnan
6
1
6
1
6
1
     
5
Jacques Brichant
Sumant Misra
6
4
4
6
7
5
6
4
   

Final

United States vs. Belgium


United States
4
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [7]
17–19 December 1953
Grass

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Tony Trabert
Philippe Washer
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2
Vic Seixas
Jacques Brichant
3
6
9
11
6
2
1
6
   
3
Bill Talbert / Tony Trabert
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
3
6
2
4
6
9
7
   
4
Tony Trabert
Jacques Brichant
6
4
6
3
6
1
     
5
Vic Seixas
Philippe Washer
6
2
7
5
8
6
     

1953 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 7

Challenge Round

Australia vs. United States


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [3]
28–31 December 1953
Grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
2
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
3
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
4
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
13
11
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
5
 
5
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
2
2
6
6
3
6
4
   

1953 Davis Cup Challenge Round articles: 3

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. ^ "Denmark v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Belgium v India". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com.

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