1957 Davis Cup

1957 Davis Cup

1957 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 46th
Achievements
1956
1958

The 1957 Davis Cup was the 46th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 36 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 7 in the Americas Zone, and 5 in the Eastern Zone. Israel, Lebanon, and Venezuela made their first appearances in the competition.

The United States defeated Brazil in the Americas Zone final, the Philippines defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Belgium defeated Italy in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated the Philippines, and then defeated Belgium. The USA then fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–28 December.

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
Semifinals
Final
2–4 August
                           
 
    Israel  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Israel 0  
Montreal, Canada (grass)     Brazil 5  
    Canada 2
    Brazil 3     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
      Brazil 0
  Caracas, Venezuela       United States 5
    Venezuela 3  
    Cuba 2     Caracas, Venezuela
      Venezuela 1
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)     United States 4  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0
    United States 5  

Final


United States
5
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
2–4 August 1957
grass

Brazil
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Sam Giammalva
Armando Viera
4
6
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
2
Vic Seixas
Carlos-Alberto Fernandes
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3
Barry MacKay / Vic Seixas
Carlos-Alberto Fernandes / Armando Viera
7
5
9
7
11
13
7
5
   
4
Michael Green
Jose Aguero
8
6
5
7
6
3
4
6
6
3
 
5
Barry MacKay
Carlos-Alberto Fernandes
7
5
6
3
6
0
     

Eastern Zone

Draw

  1st Round
1–3 March
Semifinals
26–28 April
Final
17–19 May
                           
  Madras, India
    India 5  
    Malaya 0     Manila, Philippines
      India 2  
    Philippines 3  
    Philippines
   bye     Manila, Philippines
      Philippines 3
        Japan 2
   bye  
    Ceylon     Tokyo, Japan
      Ceylon 0
    Japan 5  
   bye
    Japan  

Final


Philippines
3
Manila, Philippines
17–19 May 1957

Japan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Felicisimo Ampon
Atsushi Miyagi
3
6
6
4
6
1
6
4
   
2
Raymundo Deyro
Kosei Kamo
6
2
4
6
6
1
2
6
6
3
 
3
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
4
6
6
4
5
7
2
6
   
4
Felicisimo Ampon
Kosei Kamo
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
3
6
1
 
5
Eduardo Dungo
Atsushi Miyagi
6
4
1
6
1
6
4
6
   

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
19–29 April
  2nd round
11–20 May
  Quarterfinals
7–10 June
  Semifinals
19–22 July
  Final
2–5 August
  Sweden     Vienna, Austria
 bye       Sweden 4  
  Romania 0     Austria 1     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Austria 5         Sweden 4  
  Denmark     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)     Denmark 1  
 bye       Denmark 4
  Spain 0     South Africa 1     Milan, Italy (clay)
  South Africa 5         Sweden 1  
  Chile     Warsaw, Poland     Italy 3  
 bye       Chile 2  
  Luxembourg 0     Poland 3     Palermo, Italy (clay)
  Poland 5         Poland 1
  Italy     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Italy 4  
 bye       Italy 5
  Netherlands 4     Netherlands 0     Brussels, Belgium
  Norway 1         Italy 2
  Hungary w/o     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 3
  Ireland       Hungary 1  
 bye     Belgium 4     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  Belgium         Belgium 3  
  Yugoslavia 0     Cologne, Germany     Mexico 2  
  Mexico 5       Mexico 3
 bye     West Germany 1     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  West Germany         Belgium 3
  Lebanon 0     Eastbourne, England (grass)     Great Britain 2  
  New Zealand 5       New Zealand 0  
 bye     Great Britain 5     Paris, France (clay)
  Great Britain         Great Britain 3
  Switzerland 1     Lyon, France (clay)     France 2  
  Czechoslovakia 4       Czechoslovakia 0
 bye     France 4  
  France  

Final


Belgium
3
Brussels, Belgium
2–5 August 1957

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jacques Brichant
Nicola Pietrangeli
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2
Philippe Washer
Giuseppe Merlo
6
2
8
6
6
2
     
3
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
4
Jacques Brichant
Giuseppe Merlo
6
8
7
5
6
8
7
5
6
1
 
5
Philippe Washer
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
4
3
6
6
8
7
5
6
2
 

Inter-Zonal Zone

  1st Round
5–7 December
Final
12–14 December
                 
 
  EUR   Belgium  
   bye     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Belgium 2
Adelaide, Australia (grass)   AME   United States 3
  EAS   Philippines 0
  AME   United States 5  

Philippines
0
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
5–7 December 1957
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Felicisimo Ampon
Vic Seixas
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
2
Raymundo Deyro
Herbie Flam
3
6
2
6
2
6
     
3
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
Gardnar Mulloy / Vic Seixas
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
Felicisimo Ampon
Herbie Flam
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
5
Raymundo Deyro
Vic Seixas
2
6
4
6
3
6
     

Belgium
2
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
12–14 December 1957
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jacques Brichant
Herbie Flam
3
6
6
4
6
1
3
6
3
6
 
2
Philippe Washer
Vic Seixas
0
6
3
6
4
6
     
3
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Gardnar Mulloy / Vic Seixas
7
5
6
3
4
6
6
3
   
4
Philippe Washer
Herbie Flam
6
2
6
3
0
6
6
3
   
5
Jacques Brichant
Vic Seixas
8
10
0
6
1
6
     

Challenge Round


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
26–28 December 1957
grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mal Anderson
Barry MacKay
6
3
7
5
3
9
7
6
6
3
 
2
Ashley Cooper
Vic Seixas
3
6
7
5
6
1
1
6
6
3
 
3
Mal Anderson / Mervyn Rose
Barry MacKay / Vic Seixas
6
4
6
4
8
6
     
4
Mal Anderson
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
4
3
6
6
0
11
13
 
5
Ashley Cooper
Barry MacKay
4
6
6
1
6
4
4
6
3
6
 


References

External links

  • Official Site