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1959 Davis Cup

1959 edition of the Davis Cup

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1959 Davis Cup
Details
Duration21 March – 31 August
Edition48th
Teams39
Champion
Winning Nation  Australia
1958
1960

The 1959 Davis Cup was the 48th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 27 teams entered the Europe Zone, 8 teams entered the Eastern Zone, and 7 teams entered the America Zone. The Europe Zone was modified so that only the previous year's semifinalists were guaranteed first round byes, allowing more countries to compete. Colombia made its first appearance in the tournament.

Australia defeated Cuba in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Spain in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Italy in the semifinal, and then defeated India in the final. In the Challenge Round Australia defeated the defending champions the United States. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 28–31 August.[1][2][3]

1959 Davis Cup Intro articles: 3

America Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
18–20 July
Final
24–26 July
                 
 
     Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Canada 0
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)      Australia 5
     Mexico 1
     Australia 4  

South America Zone

  Semifinals
2–4 May
Final
                 
  Bridgetown, Barbados
     Caribbean/West Indies 0  
     Cuba 4    
       Cuba w/o
       Argentina
     Argentina w/o
     Venezuela  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

Australia vs. Cuba


Australia
5
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
31 July–2 August 1959
Grass

Cuba
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Roy Emerson
Reynaldo Garrido
6
0
6
4
6
4
     
2
Neale Fraser
Orlando Garrido
6
1
7
5
6
3
     
3
Roy Emerson / Rod Laver
Orlando Garrido / Reynaldo Garrido
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4
Bob Mark
Orlando Garrido
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
5
Neale Fraser
Reynaldo Garrido
6
3
6
2
6
4
     

1959 Davis Cup America Zone articles: 10

Eastern Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
21 March–12 April
Semifinals
25 April–3 May
Final
1 June
                           
  Tokyo, Japan
     Ceylon 0  
     Japan 5     Tokyo, Japan
       Japan 2  
       India 3  
     India w/o
     South Korea     Calcutta, India
       India 4
         Philippines 1
     Iran  
     Thailand w/o     Bangkok, Thailand
       Thailand 0
  Manila, Philippines      Philippines 5  
     Malaya 0
     Philippines 5  

Final

India vs. Philippines


India
4
Calcutta, India [5]
1 June 1959

Philippines
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Naresh Kumar
Raymundo Deyro
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
2
Ramanathan Krishnan
Felicisimo Ampon
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
3
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
Raymundo Deyro / Juan-Johnson José
6
3
8
6
6
2
     
4
Ramanathan Krishnan
Juan-Johnson José
6
1
6
4
6
1
     
5
Premjit Lall
Felicisimo Ampon
6
8
1
6
6
4
6
2
1
6
 

1959 Davis Cup Eastern Zone articles: 8

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
17 April–4 May
  Second Round
1–18 May
  Quarterfinals
11–15 June
  Semifinals
9–12 July
  Final
24–27 July
   Italy    
 bye        Italy 4  
   Belgium 4      Belgium 1    
Florence, Italy (clay)
   Netherlands 1          Italy 4  
   Lebanon 1          South Africa 1  
   Colombia 4        Colombia 0
   Norway 0      South Africa 5    
Sanremo, Italy (clay)
   South Africa 5          Italy 4  
   Egypt 2          France 1  
   Romania 3        Romania 3  
   Ireland 0      New Zealand 2    
Paris, France (clay)
   New Zealand 5          Romania 0
   Yugoslavia 1          France 5  
   Denmark 4        Denmark 0
 bye      France 5    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   France          Italy 4
   Poland          Spain 1
 bye        Poland 2  
   West Germany 0      Brazil 3    
   Brazil 4          Brazil 2  
   Finland 0    
Madrid, Spain (clay)
     Spain 3  
   Spain 5        Spain 5
   Israel 2       Switzerland 0    
    Switzerland 3          Spain 3
   Sweden 5          Great Britain 2  
   Hungary 0        Sweden 2  
   Austria 1      Chile 3    
   Chile 3          Chile 2
 bye          Great Britain 3  
   Luxembourg        Luxembourg 0
 bye      Great Britain 5  
   Great Britain  

Final

Italy vs. Spain


Italy
4
Milan Tennis Club, Milan, Italy [6]
24–27 July 1959
Clay

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Orlando Sirola
Juan Manuel Couder
2
8
6
7
6
2
5
6
6
 
2
Nicola Pietrangeli
Andrés Gimeno
8
6
6
3
6
3
     
3
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Juan Manuel Couder / Andrés Gimeno
6
4
8
6
6
4
     
4
Sergio Tacchini
Andrés Gimeno
4
6
1
6
1
6
     
5
Nicola Pietrangeli
Juan Manuel Couder
6
8
4
6
6
2
6
0
6
4
 

1959 Davis Cup Europe Zone articles: 8

Inter-Zonal Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
7–10 August
Final
14–16 August
                 
 
  EAS    India  
   bye     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
    EAS    India 1
  Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)   AME    Australia 4
  AME    Australia 4
  EUR    Italy 1  

Semifinals

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
4
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [7]
7–10 August 1959
Grass

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Rod Laver
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
4
2
6
6
3
6
3
   
2
Neale Fraser
Orlando Sirola
19
17
1
6
6
3
6
4
   
3
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
3
6
11
9
6
3
9
7
   
4
Rod Laver
Orlando Sirola
4
6
6
4
6
0
6
3
   
5
Roy Emerson
Nicola Pietrangeli
4
6
0
6
4
6
     

Final

Australia vs. India


Australia
4
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [8]
14–16 August 1959
Grass

India
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Rod Laver
Ramanathan Krishnan
1
6
4
6
10
8
4
6
   
2
Neale Fraser
Premjit Lall
10
8
6
4
6
1
     
3
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
6
3
7
5
6
2
     
4
Neale Fraser
Ramanathan Krishnan
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
5
Rod Laver
Premjit Lall
6
2
10
8
6
4
     

1959 Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone articles: 4

Challenge Round

United States vs. Australia


United States
2
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
28–31 August 1959
Grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Alex Olmedo
Neale Fraser
6
8
8
6
4
6
6
8
   
2
Barry MacKay
Rod Laver
7
5
6
4
6
1
     
3
Butch Buchholz / Alex Olmedo
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
5
7
5
7
4
6
     
4
Alex Olmedo
Rod Laver
9
7
4
6
10
8
12
10
   
5
Barry MacKay
Neale Fraser
6
8
6
3
2
6
4
6
   

1959 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 "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Australia v Cuba". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Philippines". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v Spain". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Australia v India". daviscup.com.

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