1946 Davis Cup

1946 Davis Cup

1946 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 35th
Achievements
1939
1947

The 1946 Davis Cup was the 35th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The trophy and tournament were renamed for the founder, Dwight F. Davis, upon his death in 1945. This was the first edition since the end of World War II. 20 teams would enter the competition, 15 in the Europe Zone, and 5 in the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone, and Sweden defeated Yugoslavia in the Europe Zone. The USA defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and then defeated defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–30 December.

Contents

  • Americas Zone 1
    • Draw 1.1
    • Final 1.2
  • Europe Zone 2
    • Draw 2.1
    • Final 2.2
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 3
  • Challenge Round 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Americas Zone

Draw

  1st Round
14–16 June
Semifinals
13–15 June
Final
29 June-1 July
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0  
    Mexico 5  
    Mexico
   bye     South Orange, NJ, United States (grass)
      Mexico 0
  St. Louis, MO, United States (clay)       United States 5
    United States 5  
    Philippines 0    
      United States w/o
    New Zealand  
   bye
    New Zealand  

Final


United States
5
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ, United States[1]
29 June - 1 July 1946
grass

Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Parker
Rolando Vega
6
0
6
0
6
2
     
2
Bill Talbert
Armando Vega
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
3
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Armando Vega / Rolando Vega
6
0
9
7
6
2
     
4
Frank Parker
Armando Vega
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
5
Gardnar Mulloy
Francisco Guerrero-Arcocha
6
3
6
4
6
4
     

Europe Zone

Draw

  First round
2–12 May
Quarterfinals
24–26 May
Semifinals
9–14 June
Final
17–19 July
                                     
  Ireland  
Stockholm, Sweden
 bye  
    Ireland 0  
Stockholm, Sweden
    Sweden 5  
  Sweden 5
Stockholm, Sweden
  Netherlands 0  
    Sweden 4  
Brussels, Belgium
    Belgium 1  
  Belgium 5  
Brussels, Belgium
  Monaco 0  
    Belgium 3
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
    China 2  
  Denmark 1
Varberg, Sweden
  China 4  
    Sweden 3
Paris, France (clay)
    Yugoslavia 2
  France 5  
Montreux, Switzerland
  Great Britain 0  
    France 3
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
    Switzerland 2  
  Spain 2
Paris, France (clay)
  Switzerland 3  
    France 2
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
    Yugoslavia 3  
  Yugoslavia 5  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Egypt 0  
    Yugoslavia 3
    Czechoslovakia 2  
  Turkey
  Czechoslovakia w/o  

Final


Sweden
3
Varberg, Sweden[2]
17–19 July 1946

Yugoslavia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Torsten Johansson
Dragutin Mitić
6
4
6
1
1
6
2
6
0
6
 
2
Lennart Bergelin
Josip Palada
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
3
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
Dragutin Mitić / Josip Palada
6
1
3
6
3
6
8
6
6
2
 
4
Torsten Johansson
Josip Palada
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
5
Lennart Bergelin
Dragutin Mitić
5
7
3
6
6
3
6
1
10
8
 

Inter-Zonal Zone


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States[3]
13–15 September 1946
grass

Sweden
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jack Kramer
Torsten Johansson
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
2
Frank Parker
Lennart Bergelin
6
0
6
3
6
1
     
3
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
3
6
9
7
3
6
6
0
8
6
 
4
Jack Kramer
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
6
2
8
6
     
5
Frank Parker
Torsten Johansson
9
7
6
2
6
1
     

Challenge Round


Australia
0
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia[4]
26–30 December 1946
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Victor Murphy
Ted Schroeder
6
3
1
6
2
6
6
0
3
6
 
2
Dinny Pails
Jack Kramer
6
8
2
6
7
9
     
3
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
Jack Kramer / Ted Schroeder
2
6
5
7
4
6
     
4
John Bromwich
Jack Kramer
6
8
4
6
4
6
     
5
Dinny Pails
Gardnar Mulloy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10004942
  2. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10005488
  3. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10005476
  4. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10000729

External links

  • Official Site