1951 Davis Cup

1951 Davis Cup

1951 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 40th
Achievements
1950
1952

The 1951 Davis Cup was the 40th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 26 teams would enter the competition, 21 in the Europe Zone, and 5 in the Americas Zone. The Europe Zone began using a seeding system, where the previous year's quarterfinalists were guaranteed a bye in the first round.

The United States defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, and Sweden defeated Germany in the Europe Zone final. The USA defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 26–28 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
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Americas Zone

Draw

  1st Round
20–22 July
Semifinals
3–5 August
Final
10–12 August
                           
  Louisville, KY, United States (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Rye, NY, United States (grass)
      United States 5  
    Mexico 0  
    Mexico
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
        Canada 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Cuba 0
    Canada 5  
   bye
    Canada  

Final


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
10–12 August 1950
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lorne Main
Tony Trabert
1
6
2
6
3
6
     
2
Brendan Macken
Dick Savitt
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3
Brendan Macken / Henri Rochon
J.E. Patty / Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
Henri Rochon
Arthur Larsen
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
5
Lorne Main
J.E. Patty
3
6
3
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
3–11 May
  2nd round
11–22 May
  Quarterfinals
14–19 June
  Semifinals
13–19 July
  Final
27–29 July
  Sweden     Vienna, Austria
 bye       Sweden 5  
  Austria     Austria 0     Scarborough, England (grass)
 bye         Sweden 5  
  Great Britain     Wimbledon, England (grass)     Great Britain 0  
 bye       Great Britain 3
  France     France 2     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
 bye         Sweden 5  
  Philippines     Paris, France (clay)     Philippines 0  
 bye       Philippines 4  
  Finland 1     Brazil 1     Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Brazil 4         Philippines 4
  Ireland     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands 1  
 bye       Ireland 2
  Netherlands 3     Netherlands 3     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Monaco 2         Sweden 5
  Norway 2     Brussels, Belgium     Germany 0
  Egypt 3       Egypt 1  
 bye     Belgium 4     Cologne, Germany
  Belgium         Belgium 2  
  Yugoslavia 2     Berlin, Germany (clay)     Germany 3  
  Germany 3       Germany 4
 bye     Denmark 1     Munich, Germany
  Denmark         Germany 3
  Switzerland 5     Zürich, Switzerland     Italy 2  
  Luxembourg 0       Switzerland 1  
 bye     Poland 4     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Poland         Poland 0
 bye     Milan, Italy (clay)     Italy 5  
  South Africa       South Africa 2
 bye     Italy 3  
  Italy  

Final


Sweden
5
Bastad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden
27–29 July 1951
clay

Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lennart Bergelin
Gottfried von Cramm
6
4
6
1
6
4
     
2
Sven Davidson
Ernst Buchholz
6
2
6
1
6
4
     
3
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Ralf Göpfert / Gottfried von Cramm
9
7
9
7
8
10
6
2
   
4
Lennart Bergelin
Ernst Buchholz
6
1
5
7
6
4
6
3
   
5
Sven Davidson
Helmut Gulcz
6
0
6
2
6
1
     

Inter-Zonal Zone


Sweden
0
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
13–15 December 1951
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Sven Davidson
Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
7
9
     
2
Lennart Bergelin
Ted Schroeder
2
6
2
6
4
6
     
3
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Ted Schroeder / Tony Trabert
12
10
0
6
3
6
2
6
   
4
Sven Davidson
Ted Schroeder
2
6
2
6
1
6
     
5
Lennart Bergelin
Tony Trabert
1
6
8
10
4
6
     

Challenge Round


Australia
3
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
26–28 December 1951
grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mervyn Rose
Vic Seixas
3
6
4
6
7
9
     
2
Frank Sedgman
Ted Schroeder
6
4
6
3
4
6
6
4
   
3
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Ted Schroeder / Tony Trabert
6
2
9
7
6
3
     
4
Mervyn Rose
Ted Schroeder
4
6
11
13
5
7
     
5
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
2
6
2
     

References

External links

  • Official Site