1955 Davis Cup

1955 Davis Cup

1955 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 44th
Achievements
1954
1956

The 1955 Davis Cup was the 44th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The Eastern Zone was reinstated with increasing entries from Asia. 34 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 7 in the Americas Zone, and 3 in the Eastern Zone.

Australia defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final, and Japan defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Japan, then defeated Italy. They then defeated defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY, United States on 26-28 August.

Contents

  • Americas Zone 1
    • Draw 1.1
    • Final 1.2
  • Eastern Zone 2
    • Draw 2.1
    • Final 2.2
  • Europe Zone 3
    • Draw 3.1
    • Final 3.2
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 4
  • Challenge Round 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Americas Zone

Draw

  1st Round
15-17 July
Semifinals
22-24 July
Final
29-31 July
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Caribbean/West Indies w/o
    Pakistan     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0
  Havana, Cuba       Australia 5
    Cuba 1  
    Brazil 4     Louisville, KY, United States (grass)
      Brazil 0
Chicago, IL, United States (clay)     Australia 5  
    Mexico 0
    Australia 5  

Final


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
29 July - 31 July 1955
clay

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Robert Bedard
Ken Rosewall
0
6
1
6
6
4
2
6
   
2
Lorne Main
Rex Hartwig
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
3
Robert Bedard / Donald Fontana
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4
Donald Fontana
Lew Hoad
7
9
5
7
1
6
     
5
Henri Rochon
Ken Rosewall
1
6
2
6
1
6
     

Eastern Zone

Draw

  1st Round
28-30 March
Final
27-29 May
                 
 
    Japan  
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 3
Rangoon, Burma     Philippines 2
    Burma 0
    Philippines 5  

Final


Japan
3
Tokyo, Japan
27 May - 29 May 1955

Philippines
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Kosei Kamo
Raymundo Dayro
6
4
6
8
6
1
2
6
7
5
 
2
Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon
3
6
6
4
1
6
6
0
6
3
 
3
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Dayro
3
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
Kosei Kamo
Felicisimo Ampon
1
6
6
4
6
2
6
0
   
5
Atsushi Miyagi
Raymundo Dayro
2
6
3
6
4
6
     

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
29 April-8 May
  2nd round
12-17 May
  Quarterfinals
9-12 June
  Semifinals
14-17 July
  Final
29-31 July
  Denmark     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 bye       Denmark 3  
  Norway 1     South Africa 2     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  South Africa 4         Denmark 0  
  Italy     Munich, Germany     Italy 5  
 bye       Italy 5
  Germany 4     Germany 0     Birmingham, England (grass)
  Ireland 1         Italy 5  
  Great Britain     Vienna, Austria     Great Britain 0  
 bye       Great Britain 4  
  Austria 5     Austria 1     Manchester, England (grass)
  Finland 0         Great Britain 3
  India     Cairo, Egypt     India 2  
 bye       India 5
  Turkey 1     Egypt 0     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Egypt 4         Italy 4
  Monaco 0     Paris, France (clay)     Sweden 1
  Argentina 3       Argentina 2  
 bye     France 3     Stockholm, Sweden
  France         France 2  
  Switzerland 3     Montreux, Switzerland     Sweden 3  
  Netherlands 2       Switzerland 0
 bye     Sweden 5     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 3
  Yugoslavia 0     Budapest, Hungary     Chile 2  
  Chile 5       Chile 3  
 bye     Hungary 2     Brussels, Belgium
  Hungary         Chile 3
  Portugal 0     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Belgium 2  
  Czechoslovakia 5       Czechoslovakia 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final


Italy
4
Milan, Italy
29 July - 31 July 1955
clay

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Fausto Gardini
Sven Davidson
6
4
0
6
3
6
6
1
6
3
 
2
Giuseppe Merlo
Lennart Bergelin
6
1
6
8
6
8
8
6
6
1
 
3
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
6
3
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
1
 
4
Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson
2
6
6
8
4
6
     
5
Fausto Gardini
Staffan Stockenberg
6
4
6
1
6
4
     

Inter-Zonal Zone

  1st Round
5-7 August
Final
14-16 August
                 
 
  EUR   Italy  
   bye     Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)
    EUR   Italy 0
Glen Cove, NY, United States (grass)   AME   Australia 5
  EAS   Japan 0
  AME   Australia 4  

Japan
0
Glen Cove Tennis Club, Glen Cove, NY, United States
5 August - 7 August 1955
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Atsushi Miyagi
Ken Rosewall
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
2
Kosei Kamo
Rex Hartwig
6
8
8
6
3
6
7
5
3
6
 
3
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
4
Atsushi Miyagi
Rex Hartwig
6
3
0
6
3
6
7
9
   
5
Kosei Kamo
Ken Rosewall
1
3
        not
completed

Italy
0
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States
14 August - 16 August 1955
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Fausto Gardini
Lew Hoad
3
6
2
6
0
6
     
2
Nicola Pietrangeli
Ken Rosewall
6
8
6
3
1
6
4
6
   
3
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
5
7
11
13
5
7
     
4
Orlando Sirola
Ken Rosewall
4
6
6
4
1
6
4
6
   
5
Nicola Pietrangeli
Lew Hoad
7
9
2
6
3
6
     

Challenge Round


United States
0
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
26 August - 28 August 1955
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Vic Seixas
Ken Rosewall
3
6
8
10
6
4
2
6
   
2
Tony Trabert
Lew Hoad
6
4
3
6
3
6
6
8
   
3
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
14
12
4
6
3
6
6
3
5
7
 
4
Vic Seixas
Lew Hoad
9
7
1
6
4
6
4
6
   
5
Ham Richardson
Ken Rosewall
4
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   

References

External links

  • Official Site