1953 Davis Cup

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1953 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 42nd
Achievements
1952
1954

The 1953 Davis Cup was the 42nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 29 teams would enter the competition, 22 in the Europe Zone, 6 in the Americas Zone, and India alone in the Eastern Zone. This year saw the first appearances in the competition of both Ceylon and a team representing the West Indies.

The United States defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, and Belgium defeated Denmark in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Belgium defeated India, and then lost to the USA. The USA fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 28–31 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
11–20 July
Semifinals
25 July-10 August
Final
14–16 September
                           
  Vancouver, Canada (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Kingston, Jamaica (grass)
      United States 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Caribbean/West Indies
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
        Canada 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Cuba 2
Montreal, Canada (grass)     Canada 3  
    Mexico 2
    Canada 3  

Final[edit]


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
14–16 September 1953
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
United States
Henri Rochon
Tony Trabert
2
6
3
6
6
8
     
2 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
1
6
1
6
4
6
     
3 Canada
United States
Lorne Main / Paul Willey
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
2
6
3
6
2
6
   
4 Canada
United States
Paul Willey
Straight Clark
5
7
2
6
0
6
     
5 Canada
United States
Robert Bédard
Tut Bartzen
4
6
5
7
6
1
0
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
24 April-5 May
  2nd round
13–19 May
  Quarterfinals
10–14 June
  Semifinals
10–13 July
  Final
18–20 July
  Germany     Berlin, Germany
 bye       Germany 3  
  South Africa     South Africa 2     Paris, France (clay)
 bye         Germany 1  
  France     Zagreb, Yugoslavia     France 4  
 bye       France 4
  Yugoslavia 5     Yugoslavia 1     Paris, France (clay)
   Switzerland 0         France 1  
  Denmark     Vienna, Austria (clay)     Denmark 4  
 bye       Denmark 5  
  Austria 4     Austria 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Egypt 1         Denmark 4
  Philippines     Helsinki, Finland     Philippines 1  
 bye       Philippines 5
  Finland 4     Finland 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Ireland 1         Denmark 2
  Spain 5     Barcelona, Spain (clay)     Belgium 3
  Israel 0       Spain 0  
 bye     Sweden 5     Turin, Italy (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 1  
  Netherlands 5     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Italy 4  
  Ceylon 0       Netherlands 0
 bye     Italy 5     Brussels, Belgium
  Italy         Italy 2
  Luxembourg 0     Oslo, Norway (clay)     Belgium 3  
  Norway 5       Norway 0  
 bye     Great Britain 5     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  Great Britain         Great Britain 1
 bye     Budapest, Hungary     Belgium 4  
  Hungary       Hungary 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]


Denmark
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
18–20 July 1953
clay

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
Belgium
Kurt Nielsen
Jacques Brichant
6
1
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
3
 
2 Denmark
Belgium
Torben Ulrich
Phillipe Washer
6
4
4
6
5
7
1
6
   
3 Denmark
Belgium
Kurt Nielsen / Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant / Phillipe Washer
6
4
6
3
7
9
1
6
4
6
 
4 Denmark
Belgium
Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant
7
5
5
7
3
6
3
6
   
5 Denmark
Belgium
Kurt Nielsen
Phillipe Washer
8
6
6
8
6
2
6
4
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
3–5 December
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Perth, Australia (grass)
  EUR   Belgium 5  
  EAS   India 0     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Belgium 1
  AME   United States 4
   bye
  AME   United States  

India
0
Perth, Australia
3–5 December 1953
grass

Belgium
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Belgium
Sumant Misra
Phillipe Washer
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 India
Belgium
Ramanathan Krishnan
Jacques Brichant
6
3
6
3
4
6
3
6
0
6
 
3 India
Belgium
Ramanathan Krishnan / Sumant Misra
Phillipe Washer / Jacques Brichant
8
6
3
6
5
7
5
7
   
4 India
Belgium
Ramanathan Krishnan
Phillipe Washer
1
6
1
6
1
6
     
5 India
Belgium
Sumant Misra
Jacques Brichant
4
6
6
4
5
7
4
6
   

Belgium
1
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
17–19 December 1953
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
United States
Phillipe Washer
Tony Trabert
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
2 Belgium
United States
Jacques Brichant
Vic Seixas
6
3
11
9
2
6
6
1
   
3 Belgium
United States
Jacques Brichant / Phillipe Washer
Bill Talbert / Tony Trabert
3
6
2
6
6
4
7
9
   
4 Belgium
United States
Jacques Brichant
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
1
6
     
5 Belgium
United States
Phillipe Washer
Vic Seixas
2
6
5
7
6
8
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
28–31 December 1953
grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
2 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
3 Australia
United States
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
4 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
13
11
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
5
 
5 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
2
2
6
6
3
6
4
   

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