1953 Davis Cup

1953 Davis Cup

1953 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 42nd
Achievements
1952
1954

The 1953 Davis Cup was the 42nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 29 teams would enter the competition, 22 in the Europe Zone, 6 in the Americas Zone, and India alone in the Eastern Zone. This year saw the first appearances in the competition of both Ceylon and a team representing the West Indies.

The United States defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, and Belgium defeated Denmark in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Belgium defeated India, and then lost to the USA. The USA fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 28–31 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
11–20 July
Semifinals
25 July-10 August
Final
14–16 September
                           
  Vancouver, Canada (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Kingston, Jamaica (grass)
      United States 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Caribbean/West Indies
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
        Canada 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Cuba 2
Montreal, Canada (grass)     Canada 3  
    Mexico 2
    Canada 3  

Final


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
14–16 September 1953
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Rochon
Tony Trabert
2
6
3
6
6
8
     
2
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
1
6
1
6
4
6
     
3
Lorne Main / Paul Willey
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
2
6
3
6
2
6
   
4
Paul Willey
Straight Clark
5
7
2
6
0
6
     
5
Robert Bédard
Tut Bartzen
4
6
5
7
6
1
0
6
   

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
24 April-5 May
  2nd round
13–19 May
  Quarterfinals
10–14 June
  Semifinals
10–13 July
  Final
18–20 July
  Germany     Berlin, Germany
 bye       Germany 3  
  South Africa     South Africa 2     Paris, France (clay)
 bye         Germany 1  
  France     Zagreb, Yugoslavia     France 4  
 bye       France 4
  Yugoslavia 5     Yugoslavia 1     Paris, France (clay)
  Switzerland 0         France 1  
  Denmark     Vienna, Austria (clay)     Denmark 4  
 bye       Denmark 5  
  Austria 4     Austria 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Egypt 1         Denmark 4
  Philippines     Helsinki, Finland     Philippines 1  
 bye       Philippines 5
  Finland 4     Finland 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Ireland 1         Denmark 2
  Spain 5     Barcelona, Spain (clay)     Belgium 3
  Israel 0       Spain 0  
 bye     Sweden 5     Turin, Italy (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 1  
  Netherlands 5     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Italy 4  
  Ceylon 0       Netherlands 0
 bye     Italy 5     Brussels, Belgium
  Italy         Italy 2
  Luxembourg 0     Oslo, Norway (clay)     Belgium 3  
  Norway 5       Norway 0  
 bye     Great Britain 5     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  Great Britain         Great Britain 1
 bye     Budapest, Hungary     Belgium 4  
  Hungary       Hungary 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final


Denmark
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
18–20 July 1953
clay

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Kurt Nielsen
Jacques Brichant
6
1
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
3
 
2
Torben Ulrich
Phillipe Washer
6
4
4
6
5
7
1
6
   
3
Kurt Nielsen / Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant / Phillipe Washer
6
4
6
3
7
9
1
6
4
6
 
4
Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant
7
5
5
7
3
6
3
6
   
5
Kurt Nielsen
Phillipe Washer
8
6
6
8
6
2
6
4
   

Inter-Zonal Zone

  1st Round
3–5 December
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Perth, Australia (grass)
  EUR   Belgium 5  
  EAS   India 0     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Belgium 1
  AME   United States 4
   bye
  AME   United States  

India
0
Perth, Australia
3–5 December 1953
grass

Belgium
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Sumant Misra
Phillipe Washer
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2
Ramanathan Krishnan
Jacques Brichant
6
3
6
3
4
6
3
6
0
6
 
3
Ramanathan Krishnan / Sumant Misra
Phillipe Washer / Jacques Brichant
8
6
3
6
5
7
5
7
   
4
Ramanathan Krishnan
Phillipe Washer
1
6
1
6
1
6
     
5
Sumant Misra
Jacques Brichant
4
6
6
4
5
7
4
6
   

Belgium
1
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
17–19 December 1953
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Phillipe Washer
Tony Trabert
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
2
Jacques Brichant
Vic Seixas
6
3
11
9
2
6
6
1
   
3
Jacques Brichant / Phillipe Washer
Bill Talbert / Tony Trabert
3
6
2
6
6
4
7
9
   
4
Jacques Brichant
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
1
6
     
5
Phillipe Washer
Vic Seixas
2
6
5
7
6
8
     

Challenge Round


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
28–31 December 1953
grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
2
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
3
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
4
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
13
11
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
5
 
5
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
2
2
6
6
3
6
4
   

References

External links

  • Official Site