1946 Davis Cup

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1946 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 35th
Achievements
1939
1947

The 1946 Davis Cup was the 35th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The trophy and tournament were renamed for the founder, Dwight F. Davis, upon his death in 1945. This was the first edition since the end of World War II. 20 teams would enter the competition, 15 in the Europe Zone, and 5 in the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone, and Sweden defeated Yugoslavia in the Europe Zone. The USA defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and then defeated defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–30 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
14–16 June
Semifinals
13–15 June
Final
29 June-1 July
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0  
    Mexico 5  
    Mexico
   bye     South Orange, NJ, United States (grass)
      Mexico 0
  St. Louis, MO, United States (clay)       United States 5
    United States 5  
    Philippines 0    
      United States w/o
    New Zealand  
   bye
    New Zealand  

Final[edit]


United States
5
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ, United States[1]
29 June - 1 July 1946
grass

Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Mexico
Frank Parker
Rolando Vega
6
0
6
0
6
2
     
2 United States
Mexico
Bill Talbert
Armando Vega
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
3 United States
Mexico
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Armando Vega / Rolando Vega
6
0
9
7
6
2
     
4 United States
Mexico
Frank Parker
Armando Vega
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
5 United States
Mexico
Gardnar Mulloy
Francisco Guerrero-Arcocha
6
3
6
4
6
4
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First round
2–12 May
Quarterfinals
24–26 May
Semifinals
9–14 June
Final
17–19 July
                                     
  Ireland  
Stockholm, Sweden
 bye  
    Ireland 0  
Stockholm, Sweden
    Sweden 5  
  Sweden 5
Stockholm, Sweden
  Netherlands 0  
    Sweden 4  
Brussels, Belgium
    Belgium 1  
  Belgium 5  
Brussels, Belgium
  Monaco 0  
    Belgium 3
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
    China 2  
  Denmark 1
Varberg, Sweden
  China 4  
    Sweden 3
Paris, France (clay)
    Yugoslavia 2
  France 5  
Montreux, Switzerland
  Great Britain 0  
    France 3
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
     Switzerland 2  
  Spain 2
Paris, France (clay)
   Switzerland 3  
    France 2
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
    Yugoslavia 3  
  Yugoslavia 5  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Egypt 0  
    Yugoslavia 3
    Czechoslovakia 2  
  Turkey
  Czechoslovakia w/o  

Final[edit]


Sweden
3
Varberg, Sweden[2]
17–19 July 1946

Yugoslavia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Torsten Johansson
Dragutin Mitić
6
4
6
1
1
6
2
6
0
6
 
2 Sweden
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Lennart Bergelin
Josip Palada
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
3 Sweden
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
Dragutin Mitić / Josip Palada
6
1
3
6
3
6
8
6
6
2
 
4 Sweden
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Torsten Johansson
Josip Palada
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
5 Sweden
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Lennart Bergelin
Dragutin Mitić
5
7
3
6
6
3
6
1
10
8
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States[3]
13–15 September 1946
grass

Sweden
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Sweden
Jack Kramer
Torsten Johansson
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
2 United States
Sweden
Frank Parker
Lennart Bergelin
6
0
6
3
6
1
     
3 United States
Sweden
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
Lennart Bergelin / Torsten Johansson
3
6
9
7
3
6
6
0
8
6
 
4 United States
Sweden
Jack Kramer
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
6
2
6
6
     
5 United States
Sweden
Frank Parker
Torsten Johansson
9
7
6
2
6
1
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
0
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia[4]
26–30 December 1946
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Victor Murphy
Ted Schroeder
6
3
1
6
2
6
6
0
3
6
 
2 Australia
United States
Dinny Pails
Jack Kramer
6
8
2
6
7
9
     
3 Australia
United States
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
Jack Kramer / Ted Schroeder
2
6
5
7
4
6
     
4 Australia
United States
John Bromwich
Jack Kramer
6
8
4
6
4
6
     
5 Australia
United States
Dinny Pails
Gardnar Mulloy
3
6
3
6
4
6
     

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