1949 Davis Cup

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1949 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 38th
Achievements
1948
1950

The 1949 Davis Cup was the 38th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, and 4 in the Americas Zone.

Australia defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone, and Italy defeated France in the Europe Zone. Australia defeated Italy in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round, giving the Americans their 4th straight title and 16th overall. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY, United States on 26-28 August.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
July
Final
29-31 July
                 
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
    Australia 4  
    Canada 1     Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
      Australia 5
Havana, Cuba     Mexico 0
    Cuba 1
    Mexico 4  

Final[edit]


Australia
5
Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE, United States
29 July - 31 July 1949
grass

Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Mexico
Frank Sedgman
Armando Vega
12
10
4
6
6
4
1
6
6
3
 
2 Australia
Mexico
John Bromwich
Rolando Vega
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
3 Australia
Mexico
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Armando Vega / Rolando Vega
6
0
6
4
6
2
     
4 Australia
Mexico
John Bromwich
Armando Vega
6
0
6
1
6
4
     
5 Australia
Mexico
Bill Sidwell
Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6
2
6
2
6
1
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
28 April-2 May
  2nd round
6-17 May
  Quarterfinals
9-16 June
  Semifinals
8-11 July
  Final
23-25 July
  Switzerland    
 bye       Switzerland w/o  
  Greece     Greece     Budapest, Hungary
 bye         Switzerland 0  
  Hungary     Budapest, Hungary     Hungary 5  
 bye       Hungary 4
  Belgium     Belgium 1     Budapest, Hungary
 bye         Hungary 2  
  Denmark 5     Paris, France (clay)     France 3  
  Israel 0       Denmark 1  
  Luxembourg 0     France 4     Paris, France (clay)
  France 5         France 3
  Portugal 0     Wimbledon, England (grass)     Czechoslovakia 2  
  Great Britain 5       Great Britain 1
  Czechoslovakia 5     Czechoslovakia 4     Paris, France (clay)
  Monaco 0         France 2
  Netherlands 0     Milan, Italy (clay)     Italy 3
  South Africa 5       South Africa 1  
  Italy w/o     Italy 4     Turin, Italy (clay)
  Turkey         Italy 4  
  Ireland 2     Birmingham, England (grass)     Chile 1  
  Chile 3       Chile 3
  Egypt w/o     Egypt 2     Rome, Italy (clay)
  Argentina         Italy 4
 bye     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)     Yugoslavia 1  
  Sweden       Sweden 5  
 bye     Norway 0     Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  Norway         Sweden 2
 bye     Vienna, Austria     Yugoslavia 3  
  Austria       Austria 1
 bye     Yugoslavia 4  
  Yugoslavia  

Final[edit]


France
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
23 July - 25 July 1949
clay

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Italy
Robert Abdesselam
Giovanni Cucelli
6
1
8
6
8
10
4
6
2
6
 
2 France
Italy
Marcel Bernard
Marcello del Bello
6
4
6
3
4
6
2
6
10
8
 
3 France
Italy
Marcel Bernard / Henri Bolleli
Giovanni Cucelli / Marcello del Bello
6
3
1
6
6
4
0
6
2
6
 
4 France
Italy
Robert Abdesselam
Marcello del Bello
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
5 France
Italy
Marcel Bernard
Giovanni Cucelli
6
8
6
3
6
4
0
6
1
6
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Italy
0
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States
12 August - 15 August 1949
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Australia
Giovanni Cucelli
Bill Sidwell
2
6
4
6
6
2
2
6
   
2 Italy
Australia
Marcello del Bello
Frank Sedgman
0
6
4
6
4
6
     
3 Italy
Australia
Giovanni Cucelli / Marcello del Bello
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
6
2
2
6
2
6
1
6
   
4 Italy
Australia
Marcello del Bello
Bill Sidwell
1
6
1
6
0
6
     
5 Italy
Australia
Giovanni Cucelli
Frank Sedgman
6
1
1
6
2
6
2
6
   

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
26 August - 28 August 1949
grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Bill Sidwell
6
1
5
7
4
6
6
2
6
3
 
2 United States
Australia
Pancho Gonzales
Frank Sedgman
8
6
6
4
9
7
     
3 United States
Australia
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
John Bromwich / Bill Sidwell
6
3
6
4
8
10
7
9
7
9
 
4 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Frank Sedgman
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
5 United States
Australia
Pancho Gonzales
Bill Sidwell
6
1
6
3
6
3
     


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