1951 Davis Cup

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1951 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 40th
Achievements
1950
1952

The 1951 Davis Cup was the 40th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 26 teams would enter the competition, 21 in the Europe Zone, and 5 in the Americas Zone. The Europe Zone began using a seeding system, where the previous year's quarterfinalists were guaranteed a bye in the first round.

The United States defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, and Sweden defeated Germany in the Europe Zone final. The USA defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 26–28 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
20–22 July
Semifinals
3–5 August
Final
10–12 August
                           
  Louisville, KY, United States (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Rye, NY, United States (grass)
      United States 5  
    Mexico 0  
    Mexico
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
        Canada 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Cuba 0
    Canada 5  
   bye
    Canada  

Final[edit]


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
10–12 August 1950
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Tony Trabert
1
6
2
6
3
6
     
2 Canada
United States
Brendan Macken
Dick Savitt
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Canada
United States
Brendan Macken / Henri Rochon
J.E. Patty / Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Canada
United States
Henri Rochon
Arthur Larsen
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
5 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
J.E. Patty
3
6
3
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
3–11 May
  2nd round
11–22 May
  Quarterfinals
14–19 June
  Semifinals
13–19 July
  Final
27–29 July
  Sweden     Vienna, Austria
 bye       Sweden 5  
  Austria     Austria 0     Scarborough, England (grass)
 bye         Sweden 5  
  Great Britain     Wimbledon, England (grass)     Great Britain 0  
 bye       Great Britain 3
  France     France 2     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
 bye         Sweden 5  
  Philippines     Paris, France (clay)     Philippines 0  
 bye       Philippines 4  
  Finland 1     Brazil 1     Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Brazil 4         Philippines 4
  Ireland     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands 1  
 bye       Ireland 2
  Netherlands 3     Netherlands 3     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Monaco 2         Sweden 5
  Norway 2     Brussels, Belgium     Germany 0
  Egypt 3       Egypt 1  
 bye     Belgium 4     Cologne, Germany
  Belgium         Belgium 2  
  Yugoslavia 2     Berlin, Germany (clay)     Germany 3  
  Germany 3       Germany 4
 bye     Denmark 1     Munich, Germany
  Denmark         Germany 3
  Switzerland 5     Zürich, Switzerland     Italy 2  
  Luxembourg 0       Switzerland 1  
 bye     Poland 4     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Poland         Poland 0
 bye     Milan, Italy (clay)     Italy 5  
  South Africa       South Africa 2
 bye     Italy 3  
  Italy  

Final[edit]


Sweden
5
Bastad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden
27–29 July 1951
clay

Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Germany
Lennart Bergelin
Gottfried von Cramm
6
4
6
1
6
4
     
2 Sweden
Germany
Sven Davidson
Ernst Buchholz
6
2
6
1
6
4
     
3 Sweden
Germany
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Ralf Göpfert / Gottfried von Cramm
9
7
9
7
8
10
6
2
   
4 Sweden
Germany
Lennart Bergelin
Ernst Buchholz
6
1
5
7
6
4
6
3
   
5 Sweden
Germany
Sven Davidson
Helmut Gulcz
6
0
6
2
6
1
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Sweden
0
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
13–15 December 1951
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
United States
Sven Davidson
Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
7
9
     
2 Sweden
United States
Lennart Bergelin
Ted Schroeder
2
6
2
6
4
6
     
3 Sweden
United States
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Ted Schroeder / Tony Trabert
12
10
0
6
3
6
2
6
   
4 Sweden
United States
Sven Davidson
Ted Schroeder
2
6
2
6
1
6
     
5 Sweden
United States
Lennart Bergelin
Tony Trabert
1
6
8
10
4
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
3
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
26–28 December 1951
grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Mervyn Rose
Vic Seixas
3
6
4
6
7
9
     
2 Australia
United States
Frank Sedgman
Ted Schroeder
6
4
6
3
4
6
6
4
   
3 Australia
United States
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Ted Schroeder / Tony Trabert
6
2
9
7
6
3
     
4 Australia
United States
Mervyn Rose
Ted Schroeder
4
6
11
13
5
7
     
5 Australia
United States
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
2
6
2
     

References[edit]

External links[edit]