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1954 Davis Cup

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1954 Davis Cup
Details
Duration30 April – 29 December
Edition43rd
Teams31
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1953
1955

The 1954 Davis Cup was the 43rd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 23 teams entered the Europe Zone and 7 teams entered the America Zone. The Eastern Zone was abandoned for this year and India, the sole competing country, was moved to the Europe Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Sweden defeated France in the Europe Zone final. The United States defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal Final, and then defeated the defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round, ending Australia's four-year championship run. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 27–29 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
9–18 July
Semifinals
31 July–22 August
Final
1–3 October
                           
 
     Cuba  
   bye     St. Petersburg, FL, United States (grass)
       Cuba 0  
  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)      United States 5  
     United States 5
     Caribbean/West Indies 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       United States 4
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)        Mexico 1
     Mexico 3  
     Japan 2     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Mexico 4
  Toronto, Canada (grass)      Canada 1  
     Chile 2
     Canada 3  

Final

Mexico vs. United States


Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico [4]
1–3 October 1954
Clay

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Gustavo Palafox
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
4
7
5
     
2
Mario Llamas
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
6
8
     
3
Mario Llamas / Gustavo Palafox
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   
4
Mario Llamas
Vic Seixas
4
6
6
2
3
6
2
6
   
5
Gustavo Palafox
Tony Trabert
12
14
1
6
2
6
     

1954 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 7

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
30 April–8 May
  Second Round
13–17 May
  Quarterfinals
10–15 June
  Semifinals
9–19 July
  Final
24–26 July
   Denmark    
 bye        Denmark 5  
   Luxembourg      Luxembourg 0    
 bye          Denmark 4  
   West Germany          Hungary 1  
 bye        West Germany 1
   Hungary 3      Hungary 4    
   New Zealand 2          Denmark 1  
   India          France 4  
 bye        India 3  
   Austria 3      Austria 0    
Paris, France (clay)
   Ireland 2          India 1
   France    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     France 4  
 bye        France 5
   Finland 2      Norway 0    
Paris, France (clay)
   Norway 3          France 0
   Netherlands 1    
Madrid, Spain (clay)
     Sweden 5
   Spain 4        Spain 0  
 bye      Italy 5    
Solna, Sweden (clay)
   Italy          Italy 0  
   Egypt 4    
Cairo, Egypt (clay)
     Sweden 5  
   Turkey 1        Egypt 0
 bye      Sweden 5    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Sweden          Sweden 3
   Monaco 1          Belgium 2  
   Yugoslavia 4        Yugoslavia 0  
 bye      Belgium 5    
   Belgium          Belgium 3
    Switzerland 1          Great Britain 2  
   Brazil 3        Brazil 1
 bye      Great Britain 4  
   Great Britain  

Final

France vs. Sweden


France
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [5]
24–26 July 1954
Clay

Sweden
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Robert Haillet
Lennart Bergelin
6
4
5
7
6
3
3
6
0
6
 
2
Paul Rémy
Sven Davidson
1
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
3
Jean Ducos de la Haille / Paul Rémy
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
9
   
4
Paul Rémy
Lennart Bergelin
2
6
3
6
8
6
4
6
   
5
Robert Haillet
Sven Davidson
4
6
4
6
6
4
3
6
   

1954 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 9

Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Sweden


United States
5
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [6]
16–18 December 1954
Grass

Sweden
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Tony Trabert
Sven Davidson
6
4
6
3
6
4
     
2
Vic Seixas
Lennart Bergelin
5
7
6
2
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
3
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4
Tony Trabert
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
6
2
3
6
6
2
   
5
Ham Richardson
Sven Davidson
6
0
6
3
6
3
     

1954 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Final articles: 3

Challenge Round

Australia vs. United States


Australia
2
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia [3]
27–29 December 1954
Grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
4
6
6
2
10
12
3
6
   
2
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
8
8
6
4
6
3
6
   
3
Lew Hoad / Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
6
4
2
6
8
10
   
4
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
9
7
7
5
6
3
     
5
Rex Hartwig
Vic Seixas
4
6
6
3
6
2
6
3
   

1954 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. ^ "Mexico v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "France v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com.

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