1952 Davis Cup

1952 Davis Cup

1952 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 41st
Achievements
1951
1953

The 1952 Davis Cup was the 41st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams would enter the competition, 22 in the Europe Zone, 5 in the Americas Zone, and India alone in the new Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, and Italy defeated Belgium in the Europe Zone final. Italy defeated India, who had received a bye directly into the Inter-Zonal Zone, and then lost to the USA. The USA fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide, Australia on 29–31 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
25–27 July
Semifinals
1–3 August
Final
8–10 August
                           
  Cincinnati, OH, United States (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Havana, Cuba
      United States 5  
    Cuba 0  
    Cuba
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 4
        Canada 1
   bye  
    Mexico     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Mexico 0
    Canada 5  
   bye
    Canada  

Final


Canada
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
8–10 August 1952
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Rochon
Herbie Flam
2
6
6
8
2
6
     
2
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
3
Brendan Macken / Lorne Main
Herbie Flam / Vic Seixas
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4
Lorne Main
Herbie Flam
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
5
Brendan Macken
Bob Perry
6
3
11
13
6
4
6
4
   

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
1–11 May
  2nd round
16–19 May
  Quarterfinals
13–16 June
  Semifinals
11–14 July
  Final
25–28 July
  Germany     Düsseldorf, Germany
 bye       Germany 3  
  Brazil     Brazil 2     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 bye         Germany 1  
  Denmark     Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)     Denmark 4  
 bye       Denmark 5
  Monaco 4     Monaco 0     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Ireland 1         Denmark 1  
  Italy     Rome, Italy (clay)     Italy 4  
 bye       Italy 5  
  Luxembourg 0     Egypt 0     Bologna, Italy (clay)
  Egypt 5         Italy 4
  Great Britain     Belgrade, Yugoslavia (clay)     Great Britain 1  
 bye       Great Britain 3
  Yugoslavia 3     Yugoslavia 2     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Finland 2         Italy 3
  Norway 0     Paris, France (clay)     Belgium 1
  France 5       France 4  
 bye     Netherlands 1     Paris, France (clay)
  Netherlands         France 3  
  Turkey 1     Lausanne, Switzerland     Argentina 2  
  Switzerland 4       Switzerland 0
 bye     Argentina 5     Paris, France (clay)
  Argentina         France 2
  Austria 1     Solna, Sweden     Belgium 3  
  Chile 4       Chile 0  
 bye     Sweden 5     Brussels, Belgium
  Sweden         Sweden 2
 bye     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 3  
  Hungary       Hungary 1
 bye     Belgium 4  
  Belgium  

Final


Italy
3
Milan, Italy
25–28 July 1952
clay

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ronaldo del Bello
Jacques Brichant
7
5
1
6
5
7
6
0
4
6
 
2
Fausto Gardini
Phillipe Washer
8
6
6
1
3
6
2
6
6
4
 
3
Giovanni Cucelli / Marcello del Bello
Jacques Brichant / Phillipe Washer
6
3
6
1
5
7
6
6
3
3
 
4
Fausto Gardini
Jacques Brichant
4
6
6
1
0
6
6
2
6
2
 
5
Ronaldo del Bello
Phillipe Washer
3
3
        not
completed

Inter-Zonal Zone

  1st Round
11–13 December
Final
18–20 December
                 
  Brisbane, Australia (grass)
  EUR   Italy 3  
  EAS   India 2     Sydney, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Italy 0
  AME   United States 5
   bye
  AME   United States  

India
2
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
11–13 December 1952
grass

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Naresh Kumar
Fausto Gardini
1
6
7
5
5
7
2
6
   
2
Sumant Misra
Ronaldo del Bello
7
5
6
4
6
1
     
3
Naresh Kumar / Sumant Misra
Giovanni Cucelli / Marcello del Bello
6
1
6
1
2
6
2
6
11
13
 
4
Sumant Misra
Fausto Gardini
6
8
6
8
6
1
4
6
   
5
Naresh Kumar
Ronaldo del Bello
6
2
8
6
4
6
6
3
   

Italy
0
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
18–20 December 1952
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Fausto Gardini
Vic Seixas
7
5
6
3
3
6
6
8
3
6
 
2
Giovanni Cucelli
Tony Trabert
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3
Giovanni Cucelli / Marcello del Bello
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
Ronaldo del Bello
Ham Richardson
5
7
3
6
7
5
3
6
   
5
Fausto Gardini
Tony Trabert
3
6
7
5
5
7
3
6
   

Challenge Round


Australia
4
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
29–31 December 1952
grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2
Ken McGregor
Tony Trabert
11
9
6
4
6
1
     
3
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
6
4
1
6
6
3
   
4
Frank Sedgman
Tony Trabert
7
5
6
4
10
8
     
5
Ken McGregor
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
8
8
6
3
6
   

References

External links

  • Official Site