1954 Davis Cup

1954 Davis Cup

1954 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 43rd
Achievements
1953
1955

The 1954 Davis Cup was the 43rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The Eastern Zone was abandoned for this year, and India moved to the Europe Zone. 30 teams would enter the competition, 23 in the Europe Zone and 7 in the Americas Zone. The first-round tie between Egypt and Turkey was held in Cairo, marking the first time that a tie had been played on the African continent.

The United States defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone final, and Sweden defeated France in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Sweden. The USA defeated defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round, ending Australia's four-year run at the top. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 27–29 December. [1]

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
9–18 July
Semifinals
August
Final
1–3 October
                           
 
    Cuba  
   bye     St. Petersburg, FL, United States (grass)
      Cuba 0  
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)     United States 5  
    United States 5
    Caribbean/West Indies 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      United States 4
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)       Mexico 1
    Mexico 3  
    Japan 2     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Mexico 4
Toronto, Canada (grass)     Canada 1  
    Chile 2
    Canada 3  

Final


Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
1–3 October 1954
clay

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Gustavo Palafox
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
4
7
5
     
2
Mario Llamas
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
6
8
     
3
Mario Llamas / Gustavo Palafox
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   
4
Mario Llamas
Vic Seixas
4
6
6
2
3
6
2
6
   
5
Gustavo Palafox
Tony Trabert
12
14
1
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
30 April-8 May
  2nd round
13–17 May
  Quarterfinals
10–13 June
  Semifinals
9–19 July
  Final
24–26 July
  Denmark     Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)
 bye       Denmark 5  
  Luxembourg     Luxembourg 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 bye         Denmark 4  
  Germany     Budapest, Hungary     Hungary 1  
 bye       Germany 1
  Hungary 3     Hungary 4     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  New Zealand 2         Denmark 1  
  India     Vienna, Austria     France 4  
 bye       India 3  
  Austria 3     Austria 0     Paris, France (clay)
  Ireland 2         India 1
  France     Oslo, Norway (clay)     France 4  
 bye       France 5
  Finland 2     Norway 0     Paris, France (clay)
  Norway 3         France 0
  Spain 4     Madrid, Spain (clay)     Sweden 5
  Netherlands 1       Spain 0  
 bye     Italy 5     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Italy         Italy 0  
  Egypt 4     Cairo, Egypt (clay)     Sweden 5  
  Turkey 1       Egypt 0
 bye     Sweden 5     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 3
  Monaco 1     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 2  
  Yugoslavia 4       Yugoslavia 0  
 bye     Belgium 5     Scarborough, England (grass)
  Belgium         Belgium 3
  Switzerland 1     Eastbourne, England (grass)     Great Britain 2  
  Brazil 3       Brazil 1
 bye     Great Britain 4  
  Great Britain  

Final


France
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
24–26 July 1954
clay

Sweden
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Robert Haillet
Lennart Bergelin
6
4
5
7
6
3
3
6
0
6
 
2
Paul Remy
Sven Davidson
1
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
3
Jean Ducos de la Haille / Paul Remy
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
9
   
4
Paul Remy
Lennart Bergelin
2
6
3
6
8
6
4
6
   
5
Robert Haillet
Sven Davidson
4
6
4
6
6
4
3
6
   

Inter-Zonal Zone


Sweden
0
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
16–18 December 1954
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Sven Davidson
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
4
6
     
2
Lennart Bergelin
Vic Seixas
7
5
2
6
4
6
7
5
2
6
 
3
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
4
Lennart Bergelin
Tony Trabert
2
6
2
6
6
3
2
6
   
5
Sven Davidson
Ham Richardson
0
6
3
6
3
6
     

Challenge Round


Australia
2
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
27–29 December 1954
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
4
6
6
2
10
12
3
6
   
2
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
8
8
6
4
6
3
6
   
3
Lew Hoad / Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
6
4
2
6
8
10
   
4
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
9
7
7
5
6
3
     
5
Rex Hartwig
Vic Seixas
4
6
6
3
6
2
6
3
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup - Tie details - 1954". ITF. 

External links

  • Official Site